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by David Cox
20 Apr 2017, 11:39am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Biobank Research on Health Benefits of Cycle Commuting
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Biobank Research on Health Benefits of Cycle Commuting

This story got a lot of coverage this morning which I am pleased about because I was rounded up for the first BioBank data sample. A bunch of over 60's given a battery of tests on a whole floor of one of Birmingham's many office blocks - some obviously available for short term rent! They found I had...
by David Cox
20 Apr 2017, 11:29am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Simvastatin & Balance?
Replies: 11
Views: 1144

Re: Simvastatin & Balance?

Just seen this thread. I've been on 20 mg for a year. It has brought my cholesterol down which given family history I am pleased about. They started me on the other brand (probably Rosuvastatin?) which promptly ruined a holiday by giving me a whole bunch of cold symptoms (sore throat runny nose etc ...
by David Cox
9 Jan 2017, 10:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 23mm v 25mm tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: 23mm v 25mm tyres

I used 23mm for years (starting with Michelin Elans when they first came in) but have followed the trend to 25mm and not regretted it. I've got Michelin Pro (4?) Endurance on two bikes and Panaracer on another. Only problem is that frame and mudguard clearance is a bit more limited on frames origina...
by David Cox
12 Jan 2016, 7:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Misc saddle Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: Misc saddle Q's

Me too I.09 is in Richards Bicycle Book I think or it was when I first thought about such matters and built up my first adult bike
by David Cox
11 Jan 2016, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Misc saddle Q's
Replies: 15
Views: 1287

Re: Misc saddle Q's

I thought that Brooks used Australian leather because there were no barbed wires to damage the hide? Or did I just dream that? Always try to have my saddles level.
by David Cox
2 Dec 2015, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tall stems
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Tall stems

I know that you have moved on to discussing your carbon threadless Colnago but for what its worth I recently fitted a Nitto Noodle bar and a Dirt Drop quill stem to my Carlton Corsa Eroica bike obtained from Hubjub in Wales. I've not finished fettling yet but a quick round the block ride gave me a m...
by David Cox
29 Nov 2015, 11:20am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Registering ride leaders for the CTC insurance.
Replies: 14
Views: 16760

Re: Registering ride leaders for the CTC insurance.

I've recently checked this for an affiliated club. Nowdays you can send the names of leaders to Julie.Rand@ctc.org.uk she keeps the list.
by David Cox
10 Nov 2015, 6:42am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Ride Leader Courses
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: Ride Leader Courses

Rob I did the one on Sunday with Nigel Cole in Wolverhampton along with about 20 other people. I thought it was excellent and it has wetted my appetite for doing the more advanced course. I've been leading runs since the 1980s and led 11 Sunday rides over the last year at least as many mid-week ride...
by David Cox
26 May 2015, 6:02pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: How far do you travel to ride with a cycling group?
Replies: 22
Views: 32011

Re: How far do you travel to ride with a cycling group?

Since sometime around 1980 I've cycled 1.5 miles for my regular Sunday club run suits me fine. Rides are from 45-65 miles usually sometimes further. Since retiring I've joined weekday rides starting 3- 9 miles from home Same total distance. I do like regular start points. Only use car for Audax star...
by David Cox
18 Mar 2015, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New Chrina Failure
Replies: 53
Views: 4463

Re: New Chrina Failure

Glad Spa did the right thing Mick having followed the saga!
by David Cox
26 Jan 2015, 6:58am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Meeting between Moderators & CTC National Office.
Replies: 7
Views: 1525

Re: Meeting between Moderators & CTC National Office.

Thanks Mick highlight for me was putting a face (yours) to that famous wheels off the trailer saga and introducing Barry to the K take off!
by David Cox
19 Jan 2015, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info
Replies: 17
Views: 7498

Re: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info

Oh to be 46 again must be great to be young!!
by David Cox
19 Jan 2015, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info
Replies: 17
Views: 7498

Re: Giant defy mudguard compatibility - For info

Good advice in this thread. Thanks you've saved me some frustration and some money chaps! SKS worked fine on my Audax bike until I went for 25mm rather than original 23mm Michelin Pros. Now mud and grit can build up on winter lanes. The grit at Olympic Park waiting for my start at Ride London Surrey...
by David Cox
8 Jan 2015, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Back On Rim Lever
Replies: 18
Views: 2249

Re: Tyre Back On Rim Lever

I've also had this problem particularly with Brompton Schwalbe's and most recently with Schwalbe Snow and Ice tyres. I have seen friends who are very effective with technique rather than brute strength but they are not always with me on club runs alas. On the snow tyres I used two VARs and two toe c...
by David Cox
8 Dec 2014, 5:03pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Enigma Bikes
Replies: 11
Views: 21299

Re: Enigma Bikes

Sorry to hear this. I've had two Engimas over the years but in both cases I bought them from and had them made up by a local bike shop/dealer - Fred Williams in Wolverhampton built the first. They had only just become Engima dealers and this was one of their first frames. Haven't needed much in the ...