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TotalShanner

Member since Feb 2013 • Last active Jan 2023

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Storage space has been the enabler of my addiction.
    When I lived in a flat, the amount of cycling stuff was absurd. Literally bikes and parts kept in every room. My wife was embarrassed by it when she'd have friends round and force me to get everything into the spare room.

    Moving to a house with a double garage has been the answer to all my prayers but it's definitely let the hoarding approach unhealthy territory. Even though I have the garage, I still like to keep the best bikes in the house where its nice and warm. I imagine that they might get a bit sad and lonely in the cold damp garage. I think I might be mental.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I pinky promise that I'd look after it...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My wife genuinely thinks that I probably have some sort of undiagnosed obsessive compulsive condition. I just can’t help myself when I see what I think is a bargain.
    She might be right, who knows?

    But it definitely is another form of escapism that I really really enjoy.
    If it’s ultimately making you happy then it’s absolutely fine.

  • in Classifieds
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    Ah ha! I was on the USA site, thanks.

    It was that Mensola 3d printed Ti computer mount that I fancied but it doesn't seem to be on the EU site :(

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    I'm trying to place an order but I can't select United Kingdom, Great Britain or Scotland to set my address. None of them are on the drop down list. Strange since there is an UK flag icon on the bottom right of the page that gives info in duties and VAT for uk orders.

    Anyone UK based successfully ordered direct from Silca?

  • in General
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    Oh mate, sounds like you've really had it rough with this! Right now I don't think I have noticed any loss of grip strength but I'm worried that if I don't get it seen to asap then I'm at risk of things like that developing.
    I get the pain when I'm riding a drop bar bike. But oddly when I'm on the mountain bike it doesn't get anywhere near as painful(almost not at all) compared to being on the road bike. I'm guessing its because more weight and pressure is on the outside of my hand at the Ulnar nerve which, thankfully, I've never had any problems with.

    I broke a bone in my hand when I was 19 and stupidly didn't get it seen properly, my hand was swollen af and I just let it be. Now my ring finger is set in position pointing at 2 o'clock. I can't fully open my right hand, its always slightly concave compared to my left hand which can be opened to completely flat, even slightly convex.
    I don't know if any of that has anything to do with the pain I'm getting bellow my thumb and wrist though.

    @M_V has kindly put me in touch with a physio who is a cyclist themselves and I'm hopeful I can get it sorted to a point that it's at least manageable.

    @psb Those videos are excellent thanks. They are honestly exactly the sort of thing I've been looking for. I have been doing the prayer stretch each day. I notice that when I do that stretch, it almost immediately alleviates the pain I get in the fleshy part below the thumb. The pain dissipates but then slowly starts to come back after a few minutes.

    Really appreciate everyones input here thanks!

  • in General
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    A truly Jurassic dredge here but I'm wondering how your CT is 10 years later? Has it resolved completely or have you developed ways to manage it?

    Over the past couple of years I've started to get pain in the fleshy part of my palm just below the thumb, it starts to ache within half an hour of riding and by the end of the ride my wrist feels like it's burning. My Index and middle finger also start to swell up a little.
    Stretching out my fingers and thumb causes pain at the affected point, so I'm not really sure if stretching it is a good or bad idea...

    I'm really annoyed at my self for waiting this long before actually doing anything about it but I have an appointment with my GP coming up to discuss it.
    I'm not even sure that it certainly is CTS since I don't get any tingling or pins and needles but it seems like its very likely something to do with the Median nerve at least.

    Feeling pretty bummed to have another ache/issue with a contact point on the bike after dealing with mortons nueroma in my foot which is finally starting to feel like its improving only to now struggle with my hand!

    Just thought I'd see how you are with it now??

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The Galiber deep winter gloves that we were all talking about last winter have been great. Incredibly warm and solved my long standing issue with cold extremities.
    They are fairly bulky but I don’t mind this trade off.
    Last few rides though I’ve really struggled to use my phone without taking them off.
    Is there some sort of hack I can use to make them able to use the touch screen on my phone? Some sort of patch on the finger tip? Does such a thing exist?
    I had to use my nose last ride since taking them off also means taking my jacket off and then on again which is all just too much of a pain in the arse.

    edit - nm, It exists - found on amazon

  • in Components and clothing
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    I’d maybe be keen on either of the citizen bags, probably prefer the black. Where in central Scotland would collection be?
    I’m just outside Glasgow.

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