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Audax / Re: ACME Anvil Winter Series
« Last post by Oscar's dad on Today at 07:26:43 am »
Not at all. We do this stuff for fun so do what makes you happy.
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Health & Fitness / Re: compartment syndrome
« Last post by Giropaul on Today at 07:03:19 am »
I recently had a lot of issues with my legs, including symptoms that, if they became chronic, might have been labelled compartment syndrome.
I do have ongoing sciatica-type issues due to lower back issues, but these other issues were new to me.
Using some root-cause analysis techniques from my past, and doing a lot of research on the internet ( filtering out the more fringe elements) I came to suspect my arthritis medication. In consultation with my surgery, I have simply stopped taking the Arthritis medication ( NSAIDS).
SO FAR I think we may have cracked the issue. Upside, when riding hard I’m not getting the extreme leg issues; downside my arthritic shoulder hurts more when I’m not riding and therefore taking specific painkillers.
Lesson - read all of the huge paper that is packed with medication, and watch for side effects. Also, do your own research. My surgery employs a Pharmacist part time, and he has proved to be an excellent resource.
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The Knowledge / Re: Chainring worn out?
« Last post by sojournermike on Today at 06:56:52 am »
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This is what a worn chainring should look like

I'll see your 'barely broken in' chainring and raise you a 'probably time to check the chain for stretch' ring. (Actually, to be fair, I had been favouring the small ring for a while on that bike)



Useful for riding downhill without pedaling?
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Caption It / Re: Caption it #1905
« Last post by delthebike on Today at 06:23:58 am »
Room for a small one on top!
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Rides and Touring / Re: York Rally 2018
« Last post by Pedaldog on Today at 01:39:06 am »
Booked mine. I put YACF in the "Who with" bit, be warned!
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The Pub / Re: The "I'm Such a Fecking Div" Thread
« Last post by Torslanda on Today at 12:57:23 am »
Building a 2x10 29er, transmission, hmmm... Got a LH 2 speed SRAM X7 trigger, OK we'll get a matching RH. So far so good. Next, rear derailleur, need an X7. <click>

Assemble all the bits this evening, add cassette & chain, crank it up. Derailleur won't go all the way down to 1st. Got all the clicks on the shifter and the cable is correctly routed. Check **EVERYTHING**. Twice. Still won't. Scrabble in the bin for the packaging hoping to find the instructions in case I've done something dumb.

Yep, I've done something dumb. Bought a 10sp shifter and a 9sp derailleur. No, I didn't know either. Arse . . .
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Arts and Entertainment / Re: What books are we reading at the moment ?
« Last post by geraldc on Today at 12:57:20 am »
Finished Dan Brown's Origin.
(click to show/hide)

Classic Dan Brown!
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Caption It / Caption it #1905
« Last post by Pingu on Today at 12:36:06 am »
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Now you are taking the mickey..
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The Knowledge / Re: Chainring worn out?
« Last post by delap on Today at 12:07:21 am »
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This is what a worn chainring should look like

I'll see your 'barely broken in' chainring and raise you a 'probably time to check the chain for stretch' ring. (Actually, to be fair, I had been favouring the small ring for a while on that bike)

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