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by elPedro666
28 Dec 2014, 8:44am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: titanium rack - anyone used one?
Replies: 62
Views: 8645

Re: titanium rack - anyone used one?

Sounds like the Arkle would a much more effective upgrade than the ti rack. Just one thought came to mind (so one more than usual...) - if the worst happens you'll have a lot more trouble getting a ti rack welded in the back of beyond. Might not be relevant for the kind of touring you have in mind, ...
by elPedro666
26 Dec 2014, 7:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin no longer supporting Windows XP :(
Replies: 30
Views: 3141

Re: Garmin no longer supporting Windows XP :(

freiston, you've very nearly convinced me...

Keen to try that XP hack to keep the support going for now though, we do use Photoshop otherwise I think I'd make the leap as it's time for a complete factory reset anyway...
by elPedro666
15 Dec 2014, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Huret Eco / Raleigh Wisp

My good lady has a basic old Pug Parisienne mixte, only a gas-pipe commuter but quite pretty. That restoration is quite the work of art, wonder what she'll make of it!
by elPedro666
14 Dec 2014, 1:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acid Reflux - Cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 4787

Re: Acid Reflux - Cycling

Not what three GPs, four specialists, a stomach surgeon and a variety of nursing staff etc etc have told me - I'd be seriously inclined to question that. Not saying that it's wrong, knowledge - especially medical - is transient, I get that, but I'd certainly not be relying on one recent report that ...
by elPedro666
14 Dec 2014, 11:37am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acid Reflux - Cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 4787

Re: Acid Reflux - Cycling

*unlikely if kept in check is probably a better description
by elPedro666
14 Dec 2014, 11:36am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acid Reflux - Cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 4787

Re: Acid Reflux - Cycling

It CAN become cancerous, but it's unlikely. Stomach acid is surely massively stronger than anything edible. I was reading pH 3-4 in my oesophagus, definitely enough to burn!
by elPedro666
13 Dec 2014, 10:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acid Reflux - Cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 4787

Re: Acid Reflux - Cycling

Nothing worse than the waiting Ted, you have my full sympathies there! In the past my gastroscopy biopsy results have come back very quickly, if that's any small comfort
by elPedro666
13 Dec 2014, 1:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acid Reflux - Cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 4787

Re: Acid Reflux - Cycling

Exactly that Mr Murphy; the acid effectively changes the lining of the oesophagus into stomach lining (to cope with the acid). This is Barratt's Syndrome and can eventually go cancerous, hence my desire for the operation! I'm four days post-op now (Nissen Fundoplasti /sp) and starting to heal up nic...
by elPedro666
3 Dec 2014, 8:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Family cycling holiday recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 1428

Re: Family cycling holiday recommendations

There are loads of flattish routes around the Peaks - High Peak Trail, Trans Pennine, Tissington, Monsall...
by elPedro666
3 Dec 2014, 8:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar ends slipping
Replies: 6
Views: 751

Re: Bar ends slipping

I use the Finish Line pictured as well, evil stuff, certainly does the job! I even used between ally and ti to prevent stem and bar-end slippage; not perfect but definitely helping.

Well worth having in the arsenal ;)
by elPedro666
3 Nov 2014, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...Which wheels for audax?
Replies: 49
Views: 5705

Re: ...Which wheels for audax?

I like Beardy's attitude! [emoji1] [emoji106]
by elPedro666
3 Nov 2014, 3:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acid Reflux - Cycling
Replies: 38
Views: 4787

Re: Acid Reflux - Cycling

You're definitely doing the right thing getting it checked out properly - mine turned out to be a hiatus hernia and after nearly ten years on omaprezole I'm finally getting an operation in December.

No Xmas dinner for me this year!
by elPedro666
3 Nov 2014, 3:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...Which wheels for audax?
Replies: 49
Views: 5705

Re: ...Which wheels for audax?

Don't wish to drag this off topic, but the mention of riding with snapped spokes has just made me wonder: do you not carry spares?!
by elPedro666
15 Oct 2014, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restoring old parts..
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Restoring old parts..

Knew I'd learn something :wink:
by elPedro666
15 Oct 2014, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Restoring old parts..
Replies: 10
Views: 951

Re: Restoring old parts..

I like Peek for polishing metal bits. Just a word of caution on stainless bolts: they aren't necessarily as strong as chrome steel. Unless you know what you're buying I'd suggest you only use them in the type of low stress areas where ally bolts would suffice. Same goes for ti, think grade 5 is comp...