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by lauriematt
2 Dec 2008, 3:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddles any advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2846

ive used a BG (body geometry.....im not sure if that has links with Specialized) saddle for the last few years but recently its caused a few problems :oops:
time for a change i think
by lauriematt
29 Nov 2008, 9:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How often do grown-up cyclists have accidents?
Replies: 59
Views: 7001

in terms of time...i generally i have an accident maybe twice - three times a year.....

only minor accident sthough like maybe slipping over
by lauriematt
26 Nov 2008, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The mystery of pavement cycling...
Replies: 28
Views: 2525

for about 99.9% of my 8mile commute i use b-roads.....but when i approach a quick maze of traffic lights i bypass them by using the pavement...though i have to go slow becasue theres some sharp turns and tricky cambers this is half 6 in the morning! why bother waiting at traffic lights when theres n...
by lauriematt
26 Nov 2008, 9:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: knee pain
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

you can try fish oil ( not cod liver oil ) tablets which help keep your joints in good nick! Boots sell em

i used them when i had knee pain and they helped a little
by lauriematt
22 Nov 2008, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My new bike
Replies: 4
Views: 584

nice! :D

what make / model is it???
by lauriematt
22 Nov 2008, 9:59am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Halfords/MTB advice
Replies: 12
Views: 3186

those types of bikes are pretty heavy! its made from steel and a friend had something similar to that model...

an aluminium MTB bike doesnt have to be expensive...if you look locally im sure you could pick up a cheap second-hand one for near enough 100quid
by lauriematt
22 Nov 2008, 9:54am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: weight loss???
Replies: 25
Views: 8622

just for the record- i PUT ON weight on the LEJOG despite doing 70mile days
by lauriematt
22 Nov 2008, 9:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hedge trimmings puncture menace
Replies: 16
Views: 2084

its amazing how far you have to cycle before the tyre gets punctured. part of my commute is country lanes and through a busy town where every so often i pick up glass but the tyres have a supposedly 'anti-puncture' bead in them - but it doesnt prevent punctures it just prolongs the time it takes for...
by lauriematt
22 Nov 2008, 9:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: are you mean't to grease inner cables?
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

i personally use a light lube like GT85 ... every so often i might just splodge a little bit of oil down there

...at any rate id never leave it bare
by lauriematt
21 Nov 2008, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's your main transport?
Replies: 36
Views: 3486

im 100% pure cyclist (Eco and/or skint)

...purely for the money and the enjoyment i get - nothing to do with the environment
by lauriematt
21 Nov 2008, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rubbish jokes!
Replies: 7
Views: 1661

whats the fastest thing in the world????

MILK!
...because its past-your-eyes (pasteurised :lol: ) before you know it
by lauriematt
21 Nov 2008, 11:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Max Heart Rate / Cadence
Replies: 19
Views: 1573

as an estimate they say 220 minus your age = your max approx

so mine would be approx 201...though i can get it higher

i can only get it this high though by going running - ive never had it that high thro cycling
by lauriematt
21 Nov 2008, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear Light No Helmet/Backpack
Replies: 11
Views: 1023

if you go into any running shop - they sell light arm bands.
i have one but personally dont use it as its not as effective as a fixed bike light
by lauriematt
17 Nov 2008, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you name your bike(s)?
Replies: 36
Views: 2767

i dont....but shes a girl :lol:

though i dont know how...just seems natural screaming COME ON GIRL!!!! as your sprinting up a hill
by lauriematt
17 Nov 2008, 12:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: hunting and cycling
Replies: 177
Views: 11471

when i used to cycle down country lanes - they'd occassionally have the hounds out on the road as a big pack! but there wasnt any problems most of the lads leading the dogs were on bikes themselves and were fully able to control the dogs! was a great sight to see and i personally think its great tha...