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cookiemonster

Member since Jan 2009 • Last active Jun 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Are you me?

    I was out in Sydney for a week in May and managed to fit in a few runs round the coast - same basic route with Darling Harbour and the bridge, but round to the opera house and, on the first day when the park was open, macquaries chair and down to hyde park.

    And, same, found it all surprisingly easy at least at the start of the week. Towards the end as work and jetlag knackeredness kicked in, it was a bit of a grind. I'm guessing it was just new, different, and coming off a few days travel-enforced rest.

    Back in London with a back pain from the flight and hells own jetlag, its taken me a couple of weeks to get a basic run in.

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    I think single leg bent knee calf raises was the key for me to solve arch/ foot problems. I was doing them to get over some calf problems, but a side effect was to strengthen my feet

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    I’ve high arches - had some problems a few years back and started using Sole insoles if the heat-mouldable type. They work well in any shoe.

    I’ve worked on strength and flexibility which seems to have paid off so use them less now, but I’d recommend them over choosing a specific shoe.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I'd like to see Porte do well this year - his last year in sky (I think it was) he really looked the equal of froome. That was all followed by a couple of years of bad luck - be nice to see it all come together for him

    (there, thats him done for...)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’ve a 58cm FXE and, at 183cm, I’d go 56 if I were to get another

    So, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My Roberts Audax - over a decade old and still like new(ish)

    Edit - Looks a bit odd in the photo, but much more normal in the metal!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks - interesting !

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    What’s the actual difference in process though? Does an Ali frame need to be stuck in an oven after it’s built?

    If I’m going to weld a mount on to a chain stay, what would I do different on an Ali frame than a steel?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Are Ali frames heat treated after building? I didn’t know that - guess I assumed it was the same as steel in that regard, individual tubes are heat treated in different ways by the tube manufacturer, but the built frame itself is not then heat treated.

    I still don’t really get the difference between adding a disk mount to a tube just after frames been built and now (except of course all the extra stripping and painting work). The same rules apply and the same standards are needed in the workmanship.

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