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by Colin_P
17 May 2016, 1:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid - ideal tyre size?
Replies: 9
Views: 915

Re: Hybrid - ideal tyre size?

I'm on my second pair of 700 x 40 Swalbe Landcruisers on mine.

They have a central ridge which helps on the road and knobbles on the sides which help off road especially if you let some air out of the tubes.
by Colin_P
13 May 2016, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid Bike - Beginners Quetsions
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid Bike - Beginners Quetsions

A hybrid with front suspension is nothing to worry about and will make your rides a lot more comfortable. A for fitting mudgaurds, it is not an issue as the gaurd fits to the moving part of the fork. I bought a mid range Giant about five years and like you use it almost purely for leisure purposes b...
by Colin_P
29 Apr 2016, 9:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Beta Blockers and feeling short of breath.
Replies: 12
Views: 3362

Re: Beta Blockers and feeling short of breath.

I'm on a hefty dose of betas. You have to compromise and realise that you will have a new normal and that is not being able to push and grind on and or spin. You have to learn to slow spin when on the hills. The other thing to realise and take comfort from is the fact that you are still out there at...
by Colin_P
30 Mar 2016, 5:27pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23502

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Rick ?

Any news, updates on how you are?

I hope you are well.
by Colin_P
10 Dec 2015, 1:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does anyone else think we have killed the planet?
Replies: 238
Views: 7342

Re: Does anyone else think we have killed the planet?

Yes we are killing the planet. But I don't blame cars or any particular industry or any particular activity. I blame it on continued and exponential population growth which drives consumption. There are simply too many people and it is not sustainable. The problem is that this is never spoken about,...
by Colin_P
14 Oct 2015, 10:59pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Wot no helmet?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Wot no helmet?

That's ok, "as far as I remember" :wink:

Need to get with it
by Colin_P
14 Oct 2015, 10:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Wot no helmet?
Replies: 9
Views: 671

Re: Wot no helmet?

Had to look up what AIUI stands for, "As I understand it".

Are they obliged, by who, their insurance companies?
by Colin_P
11 Sep 2015, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paying for Strava
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: Paying for Strava

It is £40 for the year.

Seems a lot but if you are a "statto" type, it is well worth it. I also love the heatmap feature.
by Colin_P
9 Sep 2015, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Full mudguards when riding off road?
Replies: 26
Views: 1871

Re: Full mudguards when riding off road?

I also run Schwalbe Landcruisers on a 700c hybrid with full guards. I do 50%+ of my riding (on the bike below) off road and have never had a problem with things getting stuck and locking up a wheel. What does cause massive problems in the winter is mud clogging. The clearances on my bike are quite s...
by Colin_P
29 Aug 2015, 2:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 33
Views: 3472

Re: Shaving

It'll probably make no difference as I shave with cold water, rinsing the razor under the running tap. It feels fresh! :wink: Please, I urge and implore you (assuming you are serious?!)to visit Youtube prior to doing as you suggest IIRC Geofatboy does some really good instructional videos which may...
by Colin_P
28 Aug 2015, 2:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 33
Views: 3472

Re: Shaving

Gillette Sensor Excel. There's nothing better. I tried the 3 and 4 blade shavers before and they sucked and finally came back to the old tried and trusted one. Blades last ages (I haven't measured it though) but I bought my last 5 pack last August and the last blade is starting to show signs of wea...
by Colin_P
27 Aug 2015, 4:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 96
Views: 23502

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Rick !

Fantastic news and I'm (we are) very pleased to hear from you.

I don't really know what else to say, probably best not to dwell too much on the past.

Looking to the future and picking up on your comment about strava, I know a lot of people scoff at it but I think it is really rather good.
by Colin_P
11 Aug 2015, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26, 27.5 or 29 ... the future?
Replies: 25
Views: 2043

Re: 26, 27.5 or 29 ... the future?

I've only got a lowly choice of three bikes to use. A 80's 10 speed racer, a modern roady and a hybrid. The hybrid get ridden almost exclusively while the other two gather dust. The hybrib is a mid range one and so far it has been as tough as old boots. Whilst not as fast as the roady it is better a...
by Colin_P
19 Jul 2015, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why is a bottom bracket so called?
Replies: 16
Views: 2181

Re: Why is a bottom bracket so called?

It'd make more sense being; Pedal axle housing for the frame. and Pedal axle assembly for the actual gubbings. Could the bottom bracket term come from the evolution of the bike where possibly old frames needed an extension, a bracket, to provide location for the pedal axle. When I say old frames I m...
by Colin_P
15 Jun 2015, 1:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Reasons to take cycling tools on the road....
Replies: 8
Views: 914

Re: Reasons to take cycling tools on the road....

2, For the pleasant sound of them rattling and jingling about in your saddle bag.