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by Errecaldia
Mon Aug 26, 2019 18:31 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Pedal clip alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Pedal clip alignment

I think I've found the problem while riding today. The left foot feels like it is supported only in the middle of the ball of the foot (slightly back from the ball), while the right feels like it is supported over the whole surface just behind the ball of the foot. Need to find an insole to put more...
by Errecaldia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 16:52 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Pedal clip alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Pedal clip alignment

Ah so you're wearing Sidi's wide model? Cool. Or a shoe that's too big (length wise)? Because that will cause problems. I shouldn't really have said 'oversize', for me, they are only because they're not tight. My foot does not move in the shoe and is not constrained by the shoe. This is important b...
by Errecaldia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 09:04 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Pedal clip alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Pedal clip alignment

I don't want to sound like a dick, but wearing correct size shoes is probably an incredibly good start. Why are you wearing them oversize? Ah, well, my feet are wide and flat so not a good fit in a standard shoe shape. For walking, I have to put up with a shoe that fits where it squeezes, but for c...
by Errecaldia
Sun Aug 25, 2019 07:48 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Pedal clip alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Re: Pedal clip alignment

You need the advice of a Physiotherapist who understands cycling or one who does bike fits. Not a random folk on forum other than those who could suggest said Physio. Id say were a good straw pole to start with. Fwiw i had terrible back problems following a broken back and pelvis, no end of fannyin...
by Errecaldia
Sat Aug 24, 2019 17:14 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15095
Views: 471969

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Opening a pack of painkillers to find that the leaflet is ALWAYS folded over the blister packs. Not 50% of the time as chance would dictate, but ALWAYS . :twisted: I'm with you on this, but I have thought of an answer to the problem. On the front of the packet, write "Open Other End". Not...
by Errecaldia
Sat Aug 24, 2019 17:09 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Pedal clip alignment
Replies: 11
Views: 1194

Pedal clip alignment

I'm looking for help, a tricky situation. I have an issue with pedal alignment, but it's complicated by a health issue. When I started road cycling, 8 years ago, I had trouble with the clip alignment on the left. Starting with the clip in a neutral position, I was getting cramps and pins and needles...
by Errecaldia
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to choose a better saddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: How to choose a better saddle?

i think the specialized concept stores offer some kind of measuring system. more importantly they stock a range of saddles to try. Apparently theyve put a lot of effort into the womens saddle issue. (probably because they can sell a bike to attach it to) I have a mental image of some sleazy salesma...
by Errecaldia
Wed Jul 31, 2019 07:50 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to choose a better saddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

Re: How to choose a better saddle?

As an aside, I had (still have minorly) back problems, and it might be prudent to get this sorted as well, if not first. If only.... Seeing my neuro-surgeon today, hoping for advice on sports therapy but so far, they've been saying don't do much exercise and we'll look into all the options. First t...
by Errecaldia
Tue Jul 30, 2019 15:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How to choose a better saddle?
Replies: 7
Views: 546

How to choose a better saddle?

Cycling with back problems my saddle is becoming more important. I'm not happy with the one I've got, but I'm not sure how to go about choosing a better one. Bike shops are no good to me, the nearest are over an hour away and so far have proved stuffy beyond belief. So, I have to buy online, which m...
by Errecaldia
Tue Jul 30, 2019 14:49 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Garmin crashed
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Garmin crashed

Errecaldia wrote:It's not sounding good then :(

Press and hold doesn't work, pressing and holding everything doesn't work, it's just unresponsive.


RFTM.... Garmin suggest plugging in and holding down the power button. It worked :)
by Errecaldia
Tue Jul 30, 2019 14:44 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Garmin crashed
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Garmin crashed

It's not sounding good then :(

Press and hold doesn't work, pressing and holding everything doesn't work, it's just unresponsive.
by Errecaldia
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Garmin crashed
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Garmin crashed

Today, after a wet ride, my Garmin 820 Edge froze, showing an unchanging display and unresponsive to any of the buttons.

Can I take the back off to let it dry and pull the battery to re-start it?
by Errecaldia
Thu Jul 25, 2019 19:45 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: What gears do you have on your bike?
Replies: 14
Views: 3845

Re: What gears do you have on your bike?

11-32 cassette and 52 - 36 chain ring. Not really a low enough gear, there are 20% slopes around here and I cannot go very far without a fair amount of 10 or 15% but if I change it the ratios, I lose the top gear which I cherish. I'm a young 56 and cycling with 2 herniated lumbar discs and spinal st...
by Errecaldia
Thu Jul 25, 2019 06:55 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

I am now 57 . in the past I have had 3 episodes of prollapsed/herniated discs . Although I feel sometime in the future I may need to consider an e bike but not yet. To me you should be doing everything you can to manage the situation you are in .but prolapsed disc .unless the disc has compresed bey...
by Errecaldia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

Matthewfalle wrote:gruber assist is your boy. doesn't matter about caliper or discs - its just an electric motor inside the frame.

https://road.cc/tags/gruber-assist

#swiftandsilent


Nice idea, not suitable for carbon frames, though. I'll look through the other bolt-ons that are available.
by Errecaldia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

15.5mph limit only applies to the maximum speed the motor can assist you to. You're free to ride at any speed above that under your own effort. Does the motor disengage? Or do you have to turn the motor too? Think I'd better hire a bike and have a go. This means I'm still on course identifying whic...
by Errecaldia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 09:38 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

As you are probably aware, depending on which country you are in there is a legal limit to what speed you can get assist to. In the UK that is 15mph, get above that and you are on your own and have the full weight of the battery and motor to haul along. As you sound like an experienced Cyclist you ...
by Errecaldia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 07:52 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

Could you convert your Canyon? If you're reasonably fit, you're not going to need a massive battery pack and hugely powerful motor. By the time your back gets bad enough that you do, the Canyon will be a bit long in the tooth and you'll want a new bike anyway, and by then tech will have evolved tha...
by Errecaldia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 06:35 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

OK, you are making me think logically about this! I chose the Canyon SL because I needed a smooth ride to protect my back. Having got it, I've got used to the good handling. It's unrealistic to go backwards on the handling and stupid to go backwards on the ride quality. As the Canyon cost 2.5k, and ...
by Errecaldia
Tue Jul 23, 2019 18:55 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike
Replies: 25
Views: 1229

Re: Road cyclist and climber looking for advice on an electric bike

janwal wrote:https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/bikes/electric-bikes/
Drop them a line with your specific needs.


Wow! Those Endurance SLs look fantastic. But, sadly, having recently bought the Canyon, out of my price range :(

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