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by 3wheeler
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Appealing against GP refusal of treatment....Any Advice ?
Replies: 78
Views: 5126

Re: Appealing against GP refusal of treatment....Any Advice ?

Hopefully you'll find some sort of solution, pain and becoming inactive when there are treatments available is no fun whatsoever. Unfortunately for you, and many others, sustained under funding of the NHS by the current government means they are struggling. If you talk to a few people who work in th...
by 3wheeler
Thu Oct 11, 2018 14:22 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Degreaser
Replies: 39
Views: 1149

Re: Degreaser

If you need to remove grease, them believe it or not, but de-greaser does a pretty good job! I've never understood the fascination some people have with alternatives like bleach, petrol, vinegar .... just get the product that is designed for the job. Screwfix stuff is cheap and works, it doesn't nee...
by 3wheeler
Fri Oct 05, 2018 13:25 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Frame sizing for riding position and dropper posts
Replies: 9
Views: 2439

Re: Frame sizing for riding position and dropper posts

Try the 16 if you can. Main thing to check will be the reach - if it's too short then don't buy it, you fit shorter stems but I wouldn't suggest fitting longer. The photo of the bike doesn't help much, as soon as you sit on it the fork will compress by an inch or tow anyway, and there's a bunch of s...
by 3wheeler
Mon Oct 01, 2018 15:11 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Turn By Turn - Strava to Wahoo
Replies: 31
Views: 11979

Re: Turn By Turn - Strava to Wahoo

I've found what most others have, if you want TBT you need to create the route from scratch using RWGPS - free account is fine. It is a bit frustrating that using maps from other sources such as https://cycle.travel will offer to create turn information but wahoo ignores it, so you have to create th...
by 3wheeler
Thu Sep 06, 2018 09:40 am
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Anti pothole commuter
Replies: 16
Views: 2769

Re: Anti pothole commuter

Pinnacle Lithium from Evans with 42c tyres
by 3wheeler
Fri Aug 17, 2018 14:40 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Halfords Hybrids
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Halfords Hybrids

Does anyone own or at least tried:
    Boardman Hybrid (Team) bike or
    Boardman HYB 8.6 Hybrid bike

My mother in law is looking for a bike and had spotted a Carrera hybrid in Halfords that looks very heavy and low quality, so I'm looking at some better options for her.
by 3wheeler
Tue Aug 14, 2018 09:00 am
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon

FatTed wrote:
3wheeler wrote:
FatTed wrote:Its such a common operation your GP should be able to point you in the right direction

what operation?


Hip resurfacing, Replacement


Well hopefully I'm a long way off needing hip replacement :D but that's what the expert should be able to tell me
by 3wheeler
Mon Aug 13, 2018 19:02 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon

FatTed wrote:Its such a common operation your GP should be able to point you in the right direction

what operation?
by 3wheeler
Fri Aug 10, 2018 13:09 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Hips - finding a good orthopaedic surgeon

A few years ago after a bit of hip pain my GP diagnosed early signs of osteoarthritis. Eventually I got some physio which does help. Anyway - I have private medical insurance so thought I would try to get assessed by a specialist. Anyone got any tips on how to find a "good" one, particular...
by 3wheeler
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Roofbars
Replies: 17
Views: 619

Re: Roofbars

Your main choice will be the Mazda ones, or other brand: wispbar, thule wingbar .... thule has the benefit that you can get different adaptors to fit them to another car in future, but they're expensive to buy new and the adaptors are expensive so I'm not sure how much of a benefit that is. Most of ...
by 3wheeler
Fri Jul 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Less force needed to brake using disc brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: Less force needed to brake using disc brakes?

Thanks - just what I wanted to hear.

Is Shimano 105/RS505 worth getting? (seems fairly common on new disc-based road bikes)
by 3wheeler
Fri Jul 06, 2018 07:44 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Less force needed to brake using disc brakes?
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Less force needed to brake using disc brakes?

A friend has arthritis in their hands/thumbs so pulling the brake lever can cause pain, particularly on any hilly area where you need to brake more. Can anyone who uses disc brakes tell me whether the force you apply at the lever is less than rim brakes? Any opinions about rim brakes being better th...
by 3wheeler
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Newbie questions on chains
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Newbie questions on chains

All I would add is that it shouldn't be necessary to remove a chain simply to 'clean' it. It is perfectly possible to clean chains in situ using normal cleaning materials (and by 'normal', I don't mean those crappy chain cleaners)... Park chain cleaner works for me - quick and easy. But yes, whatev...
by 3wheeler
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Settle a HR dispute
Replies: 9
Views: 1032

Re: Settle a HR dispute

Where did those 2 views come from that you're tying to decide between? Seems pointless to me trying to reach such a black and white conclusion over whether HR is useful (or not).

There's plenty of information out there if you want to learn more about physiology.
by 3wheeler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 17:18 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Coaching
Replies: 20
Views: 1300

Re: Coaching

Have you looked at British Cycling Training Plans? https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/knowledge/training-plans Very good. The trouble is you don't have anyone to shout at you to try harder and dig deeper. You have to shout at yourself which can lead people to assume that you are suffering from an ac...
by 3wheeler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 14:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike GPS With Turn-by-Turn
Replies: 25
Views: 1450

Re: Bike GPS With Turn-by-Turn

Just dipping into this after a frustrating ride at the weekend with a lot of time spent peering at my paper map at a number of junctions. Also, with a thought for riding in france this summer and future touring trips. Sounds like the Wahoo is a good option especially for not having to pay out for a...
by 3wheeler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Bike GPS With Turn-by-Turn
Replies: 25
Views: 1450

Re: Bike GPS With Turn-by-Turn

Just dipping into this after a frustrating ride at the weekend with a lot of time spent peering at my paper map at a number of junctions. Also, with a thought for riding in france this summer and future touring trips. Sounds like the Wahoo is a good option especially for not having to pay out for a...
by 3wheeler
Fri Jun 08, 2018 08:35 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Sub £500 Road Bike for a Novice
Replies: 23
Views: 1093

Re: Sub £500 Road Bike for a Novice

Second hand is the road to value for your £500, but you do need to know what you're looking at. Some "excellent condition" bikes you see advertised have clearly had a tough life, and then you need to budget for replacing the bits that need it. Even if that's just a new chain, cassette, gea...
by 3wheeler
Thu Jun 07, 2018 15:52 pm
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: How important is HR over Power?
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: How important is HR over Power?

... edit : i caved and bought one, going to try and send back my garmin one...nonetheless still curious to know how important HR data is over Power data and visa versa. It's all complimentary data, but I was reading an interesting article (can't remember where) that said you should judge your effor...
by 3wheeler
Thu Jun 07, 2018 09:05 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Minion dhf wt holds no air
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Minion dhf wt holds no air

Despite types being 'tubeless ready' they can still be porous. Stick your sealant in, inflate, shake it all about, if it deflates slowly then inflate again - go for a quick ride to get the sidewalls fully sealed. But yes, if your rim tape is leaking sort that too :D

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