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by TrekVet
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Rattle from Rear Wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Rattle from Rear Wheel

Does it rattle when correct way up? Bikes are not designed for problem solving when upsidedown!!!
by TrekVet
Tue Jan 29, 2019 09:22 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Re: Gels difficult to open

I like the three Yorkshiremen, had it on a cassette tape. But the facts remain - I like gels, and they like me, cost is not an issue, decanting into soft bottles is not an option for a runner who sometimes uses those bottle holders for water bottles, I have more crowns than teeth on my big ring, my ...
by TrekVet
Sun Jan 27, 2019 06:59 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Re: Gels difficult to open

Your mileage may vary, but if you're needing to use gels as soon as your second mile I'd take a look at how you're fuelling pre run. I'm not much of a runner but even I can do a parkrun without needing to fuel mid run. 13 sound like a recipe for digestive problems for me.... Ah, but what would you ...
by TrekVet
Sat Jan 26, 2019 13:22 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Re: Gels difficult to open

According to the gel manufacturers I should have a gel every 20mins, but instead I have one every 25mins. Perhaps the gel makers don't know what they're talking about? So you are infering that if I have four or five gels my blood sugar level will stay optimum throughout the 26 miles, so I finish as ...
by TrekVet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 22:50 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Re: Gels difficult to open

I see why you are using 13 gels as some advise one every 20 or 25 mins, I have a couple of friends who are got into triathlon and this was their train of thought but I would suggest you might look for some alternative source of energy as well. I don't run these days and never the distance you have ...
by TrekVet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Re: Gels difficult to open

I'll try slits on some and see, thanks.
Yes, 13 gels.
26 wet and chilly trail miles was 5:30hrs. It on Stava of course. 1 gel every 25 mins = 13 ish. Digestion was fine, as expected.
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by TrekVet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Re: Gels difficult to open

Thanks so far. I'm using gels on my runs, yes runs, because it's how I execrise when I consider it's too cold for this 70 year old to ride. There is no litter from gel wrappers because I carry a small mesh bag so all litter goes home. Can't open them with my teeth as it would pull my crowns off. Can...
by TrekVet
Fri Jan 25, 2019 00:22 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Gels difficult to open
Replies: 46
Views: 1743

Gels difficult to open

Brought some gels from Home Bargains, which work fine, but very difficult to tear the top off. Thought it was my wet / sweaty hands but now I'm having trouble with High5 gels, too; it's as if they have gone from single ply to two ply, as there is a clear layer inside that I'm finding tough to tear. ...
by TrekVet
Sun Dec 02, 2018 03:28 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: New MTB
Replies: 13
Views: 2944

Re: New MTB

The Rookie wrote:
Delia Hogue wrote:my friend get it from mbr at £650.

And a meaningful post would help, got what from mbr? Certainly not a Bizango.

I get mine from MVF in 20kg. bags.
by TrekVet
Thu Nov 15, 2018 22:45 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: pros and cons of gels/bars vs real food
Replies: 85
Views: 4502

Re: pros and cons of gels/bars vs real food

Other day I ran 20 miles on gels and Turkish Delight bars, at the rate of 1 gel every 25mins. (I use a Gymboss)with no problems with runnng or with stomach. I wonder if chaps have problems because of technique rather than the ingredients.
by TrekVet
Wed Aug 15, 2018 07:42 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Front derailleur issue
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Front derailleur issue

Could be above or H screw.
Work through this? https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-he ... adjustment
by TrekVet
Wed Jul 25, 2018 07:09 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: cricket noises from my drivetrain
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: cricket noises from my drivetrain

In general, if you do a bolt up tight and there is still play in the part, it could be the bolt is too long and bottoming in the hole. Perhaps fit a washer on the bolt or otherwise shorten it a bit.
by TrekVet
Tue Jul 24, 2018 09:16 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: A big thanks for all the gel wrappers.
Replies: 101
Views: 4017

Re: A big thanks for all the gel wrappers.

As for gel wrappers it's easy; I roll mine up to get the last drop out, then stash the roll behind top of bottle cage. When out running I carry a jacket mesh storage bag for the empties.
by TrekVet
Tue Jul 24, 2018 09:06 am
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Weld breathe holes
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: Weld breathe holes

Thats a daft place to put a hole, as all the muck of rear tyre will go straight in and not come out. I would cover or fill it.
by TrekVet
Mon Jul 23, 2018 19:16 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Best Portable Cafe Stop Lock ??
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Best Portable Cafe Stop Lock ??

Get your bike against the wall first, and help others put their's carefully on top, thus no lock needed.
by TrekVet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 08:15 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Best post workout drink?
Replies: 69
Views: 2651

Re: Best post workout drink?

My take is keep life simple, so I hydrate as necessary then have a chocolate milk while showering, and a normal meal whenever next is due.
by TrekVet
Thu Jul 19, 2018 07:53 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: bike fit, do you need it?
Replies: 27
Views: 1338

Re: bike fit, do you need it?

Thanks l0n3rider, that's the first thing I was going to say - get cranks the right length first. Years ago I went by an artcle in US magazine, Bicycling, so got saddle height, position, bar reach, and from Lance Armstrong's book "slammed" the stem according to flexibility and back strength...
by TrekVet
Wed Jul 18, 2018 09:47 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: Kit Sotrage
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Kit Sotrage

What has age got to do with sotrage? In the last question I would rate all five equally, yet cannot, so dumped it. What a waste of time.
by TrekVet
Sat Jul 14, 2018 09:04 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Sudocrem as a chamois cream??
Replies: 26
Views: 2264

Re: Sudocrem as a chamois cream??

Could be your Funkier pad is not up to the distance. Different pads for different distances/hours in saddle, at least some are listed that way.
by TrekVet
Tue Jul 10, 2018 17:03 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Choosing bikes help please
Replies: 20
Views: 906

Re: Choosing bikes help please

Until keeff66 comes back, we are on a 5:2. I'd say it the easiest diet for us as we eat very restricted anyway. I looked at website's and they all go for cooking, preparation, and variety, which doesn't suit us oaps; so I worked out the 500 cal fasting days, and we have a choice a few items. It work...

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