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by GrahamG
12 Sep 2008, 11:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long it takes to recover from being in plaster? (leg)
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Well I cancelled said appointment when I saw that there was a delay of over an hour at the fracture clinic - took it as an omen to just sort it myself! Booked into a local physio clinic with my first appointment last night and ended up being seen by a physio who is also a cyclist (keen triathlete), ...
by GrahamG
12 Sep 2008, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: PASHLEY PRINCESS - FOR CHAPS?
Replies: 6
Views: 748

I ride a Dutch style open frame ("ladies" frame) bike to and at work and for constantly hopping on and off and running errands,it can't be beaten. It seems that in London and possibly other cities too, this type of bike is at last making a well deserved comeback. Some have at last realise...
by GrahamG
11 Sep 2008, 1:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Felicity Kendall
Replies: 226
Views: 54966

The Felicity Kendal appeal spans generations - I'm only 29 but just couldn't resist the appeal in repeats from the 80's to the present!
by GrahamG
11 Sep 2008, 12:33pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: dotbike, anyone used them?
Replies: 22
Views: 6157

Used a few times but won't use again. They sent me the wrong widths mudguards to those ordered - I returned them with a note saying that I expected my return postage costs to be refunded. They only refunded the mudguards, so basically I paid for their error. Never again.
by GrahamG
8 Sep 2008, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to buy SPD shoes UK size 13+
Replies: 3
Views: 557

I'd have a look on the US brand website to check size availability - I've a friend who gets his (American) mom to bring him trainers for this same reason. Try Specialized & Northwave (not sure of other off the top of my head!) for sizes and then either order with the LBS if available to the UK d...
by GrahamG
8 Sep 2008, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 85
Views: 14661

MickF I don't know if you have TKMaxx in your part of the world but if you do, you can get every shape and size of quality suitcase, and other sorts of luggage such as holdalls often in lurid colours, dirt cheap. As somebody else mentioned, there are other makes of Ortleib type packs - e.g. North F...
by GrahamG
8 Sep 2008, 4:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gender-specific shoes - an advantage?
Replies: 11
Views: 679

My other half has finally found comfort in a pair of men's shoes after 12 months in the women's specific type. Wide feet you see! She's not so impressed with the style but finding a pair of Specialized BG shoes for a tenner keeps her from having too much of a problem!
by GrahamG
8 Sep 2008, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 85
Views: 14661

I have a Berghaus 60 litre ruck-sac with waterproof cover. Used once, if you want it, otherwise it's in the charity shop. I have another brand new ruck-sac for Coast to Coast walk :oops: planned for next year. I'm in need of something about that size for the other half - I'll PM an offer to diddle ...
by GrahamG
8 Sep 2008, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Luggage
Replies: 85
Views: 14661

My small Y-frame is on back order, but I'm struggling with what to get to tour with next year. I think that I'll wait until we can put everything together that we want to pack and see what we need - although going for lightweight and compact everything, I don't think 45l will quite be enough. Anyway...
by GrahamG
5 Sep 2008, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRAM Red vs Campag Record vs Shimano D-A
Replies: 9
Views: 7531

Mick: like you I am a C fan, but they have changed stuff a lot in recent years and have not cared for back compatibility. It has taken me two years to find a long cage pre-2002 rear mech. And Campag are doing the Gillette blades thing by going to 11-speed ! Another round of incompatibility! That's ...
by GrahamG
5 Sep 2008, 2:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long it takes to recover from being in plaster? (leg)
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

I've made an appointment with the fracture clinic and will not be surprised if I am refused a referral.

360fixation - Thanks for the link, the site is free (information, booking etc.) to use and provided me with a first point of contact close to home!
by GrahamG
1 Sep 2008, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long it takes to recover from being in plaster? (leg)
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Thanks for the input. Very useful.

I've made an appointment to go back to the fracture clinic next week and in the meantime will start some of the suggested exercises from that website! I'd like to avoid the expense of joining a gym but could be persuaded if there's no chance of physio on the NHS.
by GrahamG
1 Sep 2008, 10:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: JTek Shiftmate success - mixing campag/shimano.
Replies: 10
Views: 1395

Hubbub?

Is that just the fix whereby you change the cable routing?
by GrahamG
29 Aug 2008, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Time for lights - Schmidt hub question
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Before you buy the IQ fly, be aware that Schmidt have developed their own LED light using the same bulb... only it's far sexier in an aluminium casing (which apparently helps disperse the heat) available in silver and black. I'm obviously far too anal about these things and felt compelled to mention...
by GrahamG
29 Aug 2008, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How long it takes to recover from being in plaster? (leg)
Replies: 24
Views: 1864

Well I spoke to my GP this morning and he gave me advice on stretching exercises and we discussed the level of activity I was aiming for (I've got to take it easy a little longer yet). He advised that light load bearing exercise such as walking was really all that was needed but used in conjunction ...