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KarlMarx

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Sep 2022
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    What is the best recommendation for flat bar hydro brakes, ideally a front/rear for under 100 quid?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Looking for any Shimano pedal that accepts SPD but also has a flat side for regular shoes, anything in decent nick under 20 quid would be grand.

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    Thanks for the shin splints tips to all that provided, think I am on the right lines. I bought a theragun knock-off a few weeks back and think this will be a really useful tool for recovery, have always struggled with very tight calves and its noticeable how it loosens them up. Mine is from the brand 'EKUPUZ' (bad name), was about 30 quid and very solid.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Anyone have experience in managing/getting rid of shin splints.

    I started running about about 2/3 months ago, doing 15/20km a week alongside riding. Week before last I had a holiday in France and did a fair bit of riding uphill and some longer/hillier runs. Started noticing a dull ache on the outside of my shin bone, no more than a 3 or 4/10 for 'pain', more just uncomfortable and noticable all the time (not just during activity).

    Had a week off last week save for gentle spinning on the turbo. Been doing some strength and rehab work from the 'recover' app (included with Strava premium subscription BTW and quite good, worth downloading).

    I will probably take this week off running too and then try and ease in with a couple of 5ks next week but interested to hear of any feedback or tips on this subject as never had this sort of injury before (had my share of others though so can gladly add it to the list!) - annoying as I was starting to feel the runs becoming easier/faster/less of a slog.

    cheers

  • in Current Projects
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    In for this one

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ah that is good to know, thanks both! Interesting as I think I prefer the thicker/older style gripper. I’ll go for those, thanks

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Does anyone who has used the PT Training bibs and the regular PT bibs (long ones) have any view on how the two compare?

    Leaning towards trying the former as they’re quite a bit cheaper. I think they are the same length as the “regular” PT bibs which is a shame. But in terms of fit/comfort/durability how do they compare?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    any tips on getting the (alloy) post in the newer supersix evo's to stop creaking? always had issues with it

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    nice one, thanks

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