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    Thanks all for the good wishes. bikejrff: 6...

    Thanks all for the good wishes.

    bikejrff: 6 weeks in a full length leg brace, 1st 2 weeks rigid, 2nd 2 weeks set to flex up to 45 degrees at knee, 3rd 2 weeks set to flex up to 75 degrees. Dump...
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    Raleigh Randonneur

    I volunteer at a community bike workshop, and most of the bikes we get are pretty average with the occasional gem.

    We've just been given this bike by the family of a bike shop owner who died some...
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    Quadriceps Tendon rupture recovery

    Eight weeks on from the operation to repair my ruptured quadriceps tendon and the inactivity is beginning to get to me. It was a complete tear but the op to reattach the tendon to the patella was a...
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    Yep.

    Yep.
  5. I do clean mine, but not often enough. Whenever I...

    I do clean mine, but not often enough. Whenever I rebuild a bike using old parts I'll give them a thorough clean and oiling before fitting.

    On my regular ride bikes I'll give the insides a...
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    I've used Wiggle about a dozen times in the past...

    I've used Wiggle about a dozen times in the past couple of years and have been 100% satisfied with both price and service, BUT: I am in the UK and would worry about the apparent postage lottery in...
  7. Removing welded bits on a nickel-plated steel frame

    I have an early 90s Marin Team Issue in nickel plated steel. Before I had it it had been modified for disk brakes and had had a few cable guides fitted to the frame, plus a holder for the rear brake...
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    [QUOTE=Biker395;17586780]Ho-ly crap. You're 5'8"...

    [QUOTE=Biker395;17586780]Ho-ly crap. You're 5'8" and you think your ideal weight is 138-142 pounds? :eek:

    I'm not much taller than that and I don't view that as even in the realm of possibility....
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    These days both my cycling body and "real world...

    These days both my cycling body and "real world body" are nothing to write home about.

    I'm 5'8'' and 152lb so would not fit many people's ideas of fat. But I know that this hides a multitude of...
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    So much food for thought in the above replies. I...

    So much food for thought in the above replies. I like the idea of some form of aiming for advancement as an athlete, but does that mean there's an age cut-off? Logic says we cannot improve physically...
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    Normally, I enjoy project builds and servicing my...

    Normally, I enjoy project builds and servicing my bikes at this time of the year, but injury is keeping me off the bikes for 4-5 months and I can't raise the enthusiasm to get things done. Problems...
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    Thanks. I tried that site a few times but for...

    Thanks. I tried that site a few times but for some reason get an access forbidden message.
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    Thanks for those tips FBinNY. It does need to get...

    Thanks for those tips FBinNY. It does need to get it back operational, mostly cleaning, some rust removal, and a few drops of oil. I may well be asking you for more tips

    We do a lot of wheel...
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    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/pe...

    http://www.sherv.net/cm/emoticons/hand-gestures/peace-out-sign-smiley-emoticon.gif
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    Old Preciray trueing stand

    I volunteer at a community bike workshop and we've just been given this piece of kit – a Preciray Appareil Brevete - along with a pile of other stuff, by the family of a man who used to run a bike...
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    He looks like a good coach. I wonder if he...

    He looks like a good coach. I wonder if he coaches how to develop a sense of humour?
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    Double post

    Double post
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    "Knighthood of Sufferlandria". Is that a joke...

    "Knighthood of Sufferlandria". Is that a joke or really a designation on Strava?

    Edit: Just googled it and it does exist, but not really cycling, just sitting indoors watching some videos all...
  19. Just wondering if anyone is watching the World...

    Just wondering if anyone is watching the World Championships from France.

    For pure excitement it can't be beaten imo.

    Sadly, the British are also-rans this year, and I'm intrigued why the U.S....
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    Stories like yours should be motivational to...

    Stories like yours should be motivational to anyone looking to change their lives.

    I've been riding more on the road recently, mainly because of a couple of MTB injuries that kept me off a bike...
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    I've been watching the track World Championships...

    I've been watching the track World Championships on the TV today and all this week. The skill levels and speed needed to compete at that level are amazing, and it makes for a much more exciting sport...
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    I've seen a lot of pulley wheels worn like that -...

    I've seen a lot of pulley wheels worn like that - especially on bikes ridden in sandy or gritty trails. At your mileage it's not really an issue, just make sure to clean and lube the chains...
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    There have been some great replies on this...

    There have been some great replies on this thread, particularly from tsi, that have made me reconsider whether I could possibly think of myself as an athlete, albeit not a very good one!

    I suppose...
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    What is an athlete? Are you one?

    Just reading some of the replies in another thread got me thinking about what is an "athlete".

    I've taken part in sport nearly all my life since a teenager, playing several times a week until my...
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    Most of my drinking pals are around my age (67),...

    Most of my drinking pals are around my age (67), but most are friends I made playing various sports, none cycle, but all stay active in their various sports and all are healthy and young looking for...
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