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by Colin_P
11 Oct 2017, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Strava names, wheel straightening and happy days!
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Strava names, wheel straightening and happy days!

Getting to grips with strava now n what an amazing bit of kit. Aye mike im hoping theyre ok they appear to be so think ill just enjoy the bike for a few months then have them looked over. Just tapped each spoke with a screw driver and theyre all near eneugh pitch perfect to one and other. For just ...
by Colin_P
22 Sep 2017, 1:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing cheap brakes to Avid BB7
Replies: 36
Views: 1570

Re: Changing cheap brakes to Avid BB7

They look like standard fittings to me so it should be a straight swap. I've upgraded from v-brakes to BB7's on my hybrid and was faced with the same dilema as you with regard trying to work out the sizing. What I found is that it only really gets complicated if you upsize the front from 160mm, in w...
by Colin_P
11 Jul 2017, 3:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Lower Achilles tendon pain?
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Lower Achilles tendon pain?

If it is lower heel then it is most likely to be planter. When I suffered I too thought it was the tendon. Some nice ortha shoes or insoles really do make a difference. Most likely? Not really, more likely tendonitis/tendonosis. http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/ankle-pain/achilles-p...
by Colin_P
11 Jul 2017, 2:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Lower Achilles tendon pain?
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Lower Achilles tendon pain?

If it is lower heel then it is most likely to be planter.

When I suffered I too thought it was the tendon.

Some nice ortha shoes or insoles really do make a difference.
by Colin_P
10 Jul 2017, 10:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Lower Achilles tendon pain?
Replies: 16
Views: 1667

Re: Lower Achilles tendon pain?

Do a bit of googling on

Plantar Fasciitis

Decent (orthapedic designed) shoes and or insoles help tremendously with this.

Bloody hurts, doesn't it.
by Colin_P
1 Jun 2017, 12:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jury service
Replies: 33
Views: 7391

Re: Jury service

I thought that any Jury still had the ability to nullify.

Some laws really are an buttock.
by Colin_P
19 May 2017, 1:47am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Stoic :wink: More like a jelly in a bag of nerves. I worry about the 'next' event all the time. It has been just over three weeks since and things are calming down mentally. I've been propping myself up with chill-pills but am now weaning off them as I'm even worry about building up an addiction to ...
by Colin_P
16 May 2017, 12:11am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Thanks Vorpal, I also take inspiration from Rick, he is a legend ! An often neglected part of any illness are the effects it can have on the sufferers mental health. As hopefully as we are all aware mental health is quite rightly being pushed in the media to raise awareness of it. Most people at som...
by Colin_P
15 May 2017, 12:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Well, it has been a few weeks since the events. Things are mostly good, I'm out on the bike doing lowly six mile loops but am out every day. What I'm struggling with is anxiety, especially when sat still and in bed trying to sleep. I don't know if anyone else has suffered anxiety or panic but when i...
by Colin_P
29 Apr 2017, 4:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Thanks Rik, Strangely this time I'm not quite as het up about it as previous events. It is curious actually, I'm feeling quite calm, a lot calmer than for a very long time. Thinking, you do a lot at times like these; I was on Flecainide for two and a bit years one of the major side effects listed of...
by Colin_P
28 Apr 2017, 3:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Thanks Vorpal, I'm home now, a bit nervous and fragile but home all the same. Two, what would have been certain death cardiac arrests a few days ago and home a few days after thanks to the ICD. I'm currently still on / in the loading dose phase for the amio, so it'll be week or two until it takes ef...
by Colin_P
28 Apr 2017, 8:33am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Thanks Rik,

Currently they have me on Amiodarone which is the long term fix.

I'm not too happy about it knowing the side effects but they cannot abalate the source of VT and the VF arrests.

At least I'm still here to moan about it !
by Colin_P
27 Apr 2017, 2:19pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23528

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Apologies for not responding Rick, I hope you are well and thriving !

Me, not so, I suffered two VF arrests on Tuesday from which the ICD shocked me back to life from.

Currently in hospital from where I write this and not feeling very well :?
by Colin_P
8 Jun 2016, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing silver wording from saddle.
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Removing silver wording from saddle.

Thinners / nail varnish remover (same thing) will work. I have actually done this rather than speculated about doing it. The horror that was on the saddle, just giving it a first wipe... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/colin__/Bikes/DSCF3815_zpsls3aa6mo.jpg After nothing more than wiping it o...
by Colin_P
8 Jun 2016, 4:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing silver wording from saddle.
Replies: 10
Views: 666

Re: Removing silver wording from saddle.

I've used cellulose thinners with great effect to do this.

Nail varnish remover will do the same.