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by Colin_P
11 Aug 2015, 5:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26, 27.5 or 29 ... the future?
Replies: 25
Views: 2149

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: 2327

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: 933

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

2, For the pleasant sound of them rattling and jingling about in your saddle bag.
by Colin_P
26 Apr 2015, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why we need to spend less on the NHS
Replies: 79
Views: 3706

Re: Why we need to spend less on the NHS

A difficult subject for me. I'm 44 and rely on the NHS for my very survival. I had a close call with a viral infection which could happen to anyone, and does. That viral infection went for my heart and left scarring on it. I now have an expensive device embedded in my chest and connected to my heart...
by Colin_P
12 Apr 2015, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi on Sunday 12/4/15 inc. Garmin Edge 200
Replies: 46
Views: 4571

Re: Aldi on Sunday 12/4/15 inc. Garmin Edge 200

I've had my edge 200 for almost a year now and still think it is a fantastic bit of kit. Uploadingand analysing the data after a ride extends the whole experience. You can also export your data from the Garmin site (the Garmin site is £free) in a .CSV format so you can further analyse it in a spread...
by Colin_P
17 Mar 2015, 1:10am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 98
Views: 24381

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Just checking into this thread and obviously to ask; Rick, how are you ? I seem to be going through a fairly quiet period so it appears the drugs are doing their job. I'm still out there on the bike but not really doing too much but most importantly am out there! If anyone who reads this and has hea...
by Colin_P
19 Feb 2015, 11:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Future tech, could 12 spd solve the touring cassette problem
Replies: 70
Views: 4213

Re: Future tech, could 12 spd solve the touring cassette pro

I'm quite happy with eight cogs at the back, three at the front and a nice robust chain.
by Colin_P
3 Dec 2014, 1:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

You both of course should now to get onto Strava so we can all compare efforts. It is a fantastic thing and its free.

The 200 is a nice gadget isn't it and as I mentioned way back in this thread and has been reiterated by Highkicker, I regret not getting one sooner.
by Colin_P
2 Dec 2014, 4:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: If money was not an issue...
Replies: 105
Views: 5427

Re: If money was not an issue...

Money no object. Then being able to afford to give up work and actually get out and cycle more would be a good start.
by Colin_P
30 Nov 2014, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pythagoras
Replies: 44
Views: 2046

Re: Pythagoras

N+1

Where N is the number of........ :wink:
by Colin_P
30 Nov 2014, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

Is the edge 200 suitable for Audax? Can a .gpx file be downloaded and then followed on the unit? I take it if does you just follow an arrow? Thanks. Sam You can but it is only a breadcrumb trail. I've tried using it on my 200 and got lost. I think you would need to spend some more and get the 'tour...
by Colin_P
28 Nov 2014, 1:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer
Replies: 33
Views: 4501

Re: Recommendation for wireless cycle computer

Whatever this black friday nonsense is, halfords are doing the edge 200's for £65 today !
by Colin_P
26 Nov 2014, 1:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Third Molar....Foot On Chest Job !
Replies: 8
Views: 769

Re: Third Molar....Foot On Chest Job !

I know how you feel. I was working on site in Stratford Upon Avon once, many miles from home. Raging toothache, I am a dentist baby and don't like to go. It got so bad I thought I'd have to get it sorted and pay whatever it would take to get rid of the pain. I was walking along the high street looki...
by Colin_P
21 Nov 2014, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How central must front lamp be?
Replies: 21
Views: 1948

Re: How central must front lamp be?

I've still got a bike with a brazed on lug for a lamp bracket on the right hand fork. It was where you put your Ever ready light. I think they had it right.
by Colin_P
18 Nov 2014, 2:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.
Replies: 98
Views: 24381

Re: IMPLANTED CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATORS.

Blimey. Are you to be in hospital for the full six weeks? And three whacks, were they in succession for a single event or was there a bit of time between? Either way, they are not very nice. The shock itself isn't as bad as you read about, well for me it isn't anyway but what is is what it signifies...