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by John1054
25 Jun 2017, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 758

Re: Brooks saddle alignment

That makes three against one. With those odds I would be questioning my own vision. I remember how one friend's Brooks was a completely different shape on each side, it had shaped itself to him in this way. Possibly a slight twist would "remedy" the misalignment that caused this. Anybody ...
by John1054
9 Jun 2017, 8:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Plantar Fasciitis
Replies: 15
Views: 2396

Re: Plantar Fasciitis

Re: uneven leg length, my late wife had this picked up. She had her heel raised on one pair of shoes, which caused her a great deal of discomfort. Our doctor said that her pelvis had been used to being "tilted" for so many years that it didn't like being corrected. The end result was her h...
by John1054
31 May 2017, 6:42pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Scotland ESPECIALLY bad for midges this year?
Replies: 17
Views: 10777

Re: Scotland ESPECIALLY bad for midges this year?

Bad midges yesterday evening at Bunree, near Onich; good bike ride today - no problem.
by John1054
29 May 2017, 11:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Trouble sleeping after long rides
Replies: 20
Views: 1778

Re: Trouble sleeping after long rides

I get this too. I also get it after a long drive. Could it be the hyper-stimulation the brain goes through and then struggles to switch off? I think that this is the most likely cause, although I feel the same type of tiredness after cycling as walking, perhaps it's different parts of the brain inv...
by John1054
29 May 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Trouble sleeping after long rides
Replies: 20
Views: 1778

Re: Trouble sleeping after long rides

I've had difficulty sleeping after long cycle rides, but not after long walks. Never really understood this; always been careful over nutrition and hydration?
by John1054
24 May 2017, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Manchester
Replies: 182
Views: 16627

Re: Manchester

[In my opinion, our police and intelligence services have dealt very well with a number of potential attacks. Unfortunately, we are in a situation where it doesn't matter how many terrorists they foil, if they miss just one person with the will and means to do something like this. In places where t...
by John1054
24 May 2017, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small Wheel Blow-outs
Replies: 67
Views: 11075

Re: Small Wheel Blow-outs

Reminds me of the 1995 CTC tandem testing week in mid Wales. Many tandems fitted with a drag brake, some didn't. one front wheel blow out on a non equipped tandem, luckily well handled by that crew. I've had my Brompton fitted with disc brakes - very hot when descending long hills, but no tyre probl...
by John1054
16 May 2017, 9:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road position for tandems
Replies: 25
Views: 10147

Re: Road position for tandems

As a commuter I know the assertive road position to keep myself largely safe - keeping away from the kerb etc. As a club rider I know about riding two abreast sometimes being safer than single file. But....I also ride in a tandem club and we are debating the best riding positions on club rides. At ...
by John1054
4 May 2017, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stuck seat post....why?????
Replies: 13
Views: 633

Re: Stuck seat post....why?????

Had this happen on a Cannondale tandem we were trying once - aluminium frame. No idea why it happened, but have a picture somewhere of ex-technical officer + others wrestling with it. Can't understand how it adjusted easily, then jammed?
by John1054
22 Apr 2017, 5:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sacroiliitis
Replies: 5
Views: 1388

Re: Sacroiliitis

Hello Bob, I've ridden with sacroiliitis (as a result of Ankylosing Spondylitis) for many years. Painkillers/anti inflammatories help, self administered physio. helps most and sometimes resting from cycling (sometimes a few days, sometimes a week or two) is the answer for me. Because of similar prob...
by John1054
2 Jan 2016, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.
Replies: 60
Views: 2714

Re: I paid 5p for a bag on my commute to work.

Vorpal wrote:

I like that :D


+1, John
by John1054
24 Feb 2015, 9:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Not The Most Tasteful
Replies: 6
Views: 1582

Re: Not The Most Tasteful

Re-posted.
by John1054
21 Feb 2015, 3:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: on road and off road touring tires. Any suggestion?
Replies: 15
Views: 2062

Re: on road and off road touring tires. Any suggestion?

There's a very useful video on Spa Cycles web-site for fitting Marathon Plus tyres, using toe-straps.
by John1054
23 Jan 2015, 6:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Meeting between Moderators & CTC National Office.
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Meeting between Moderators & CTC National Office.

On Wednesday 21st January,there was a meeting between some of the Moderator team, both in person and via Skype, with staff from National Office (Communications). This was the first such meeting since the re-vamping of the Forum 7 years ago. Those of us attending enjoyed meeting each other in person ...
by John1054
2 Dec 2014, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mirrors
Replies: 43
Views: 4582

Re: Mirrors

I'm much happier with a mirror. Yes, I shoulder check before a lane change or a turn that could carry me in front of traffic, but I much prefer a mirror to keep track of what's coming up behind me. (On our tandem, Mrs. M. has a little Zefal Spy on the stoker's bar — she doesn't like surprises eithe...