The cycling thread Page 541

  • mothercruncher 5 Jun 2019 09:27:37 16,273 posts
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    The branded ones are definitely better than the Chinese randoms on Amazon though.
  • lordofdeadside 5 Jun 2019 13:01:16 1,355 posts
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    The Kalf bib shorts that Evans Cycles sell are pretty decent, seem to get good reviews too. Not quite as good as high end brand stuff, but good for the price.
  • Flying_Pig 5 Jun 2019 15:06:30 16,200 posts
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    Bought some dhb classics. Thank you all for the input
  • askew 6 Jun 2019 10:38:54 19,303 posts
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    @Psychotext How are you holding up?
  • Psychotext 6 Jun 2019 23:48:19 65,162 posts
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    Just had my second surgery / third procedure.

    Had a bit of a scare last night when they rushed my down for a an emergency CT. Side had swollen up like a balloon and was causing significant pain.

    Turned out that the wound had been bleeding internally which had the knock on effect of dropping my blood pressure by a pretty decent amount, which made me feel pretty shitty.

    We had to turn off the blood thinners for the surgery. Really hoping that doesn't see me getting any more clots as a side effect.

    Would be nice to have smooth sailing from here.
  • elstoof 7 Jun 2019 07:33:48 23,444 posts
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    Fingers crossed youíre through the worst mate
  • mecha-Oaisis 7 Jun 2019 09:07:05 1 posts
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  • Psychotext 7 Jun 2019 09:20:51 65,162 posts
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    Cheers
  • brokenkey 10 Jun 2019 16:43:09 10,238 posts
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    Anyone go to this in London at the weekend? (NSFW)

    https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=sqeEt_1560014459
  • ozthegweat 11 Jun 2019 07:48:53 2,238 posts
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    I have now pulled the trigger on a Specialized Allez Sport:


    Should arrive in a week or two!
  • elstoof 11 Jun 2019 08:25:08 23,444 posts
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    My first bike was an Allez Sport, also in white, back in 2009. Enjoy, theyíre a good ride
  • Psychotext 11 Jun 2019 21:30:31 65,162 posts
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    Meant to post an update.

    Rough couple of days after that (clot issues), but that's cleared up now and I'm waiting for a scan to make sure the clot hasn't moved somewhere worse. After that I just need to have this filter removed and cross fingers I can go home. With no complications that might be before the weekend.


    Got a private room today, so that's cool. Really hoping to get some sleep, then can organise the hookers / blackjack.

    Edited by Psychotext at 21:30:55 11-06-2019
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Jun 2019 21:36:13 6,239 posts
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    What size feet have you got PT
  • SmoothMartin 11 Jun 2019 22:00:34 878 posts
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    Don't know if you remember PT, but Oli Beckingsale broke his hip back in 2011.

    When I was looking for information on hip fractures after doing exactly the same last year, I came across his videos about his recovery. Gave me some hope for the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkopSDU8qq4
  • elstoof 11 Jun 2019 22:03:54 23,444 posts
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    Are you related to smoothpete?
  • mothercruncher 11 Jun 2019 22:42:00 16,273 posts
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    I demand a smooth off.
  • MikeP 12 Jun 2019 17:02:20 2,934 posts
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    Chris Froome had a very heavy crash in the recon for today's Dauphine TT - injury not 100% clear, word of fractured pelivs, or a broken femur.

    Either way Cycling Slaphead Management Buzzword Bingo Hero/Villain Sur Dave Brailsford said he's out for the Tour, and it sounds like a good way beyond.
  • convz 12 Jun 2019 17:33:48 1,125 posts
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    How bad is it to cycle on the pavement? It seems like everyone does it here. I don't particularly like cycling at the best of times, but absolutely hate it when I feel like I'm in the way, particularly if there's a bus or learner/not very confident driver who doesn't want to pass me.
  • Dougs 12 Jun 2019 18:01:21 89,593 posts
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    Bad. Don't do it, it's dangerous for pedestrians.
  • andytheadequate 12 Jun 2019 18:13:18 9,073 posts
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    convz wrote:
    How bad is it to cycle on the pavement? It seems like everyone does it here. I don't particularly like cycling at the best of times, but absolutely hate it when I feel like I'm in the way, particularly if there's a bus or learner/not very confident driver who doesn't want to pass me.
    It depends on the situation imo. If there's no pedestrians about and the road is busy and dangerous, then I'd happily pop onto the pavement. But don't be the arse whizzing past pedestrians at full speed...
  • mothercruncher 12 Jun 2019 18:15:52 16,273 posts
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    Never do it personally.
    Also loudly tut at cyclists rolling through red lights. Too many people hate us as it is- we donít need to extra bad PR.
  • Dougs 12 Jun 2019 22:24:13 89,593 posts
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    MikeP wrote:
    Chris Froome had a very heavy crash in the recon for today's Dauphine TT - injury not 100% clear, word of fractured pelivs, or a broken femur.

    Either way Cycling Slaphead Management Buzzword Bingo Hero/Villain Sur Dave Brailsford said he's out for the Tour, and it sounds like a good way beyond.
    In intensive care apparently. Hopefully just to stabilise him
  • mothercruncher 13 Jun 2019 04:14:13 16,273 posts
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    Itís the only way they could get his elbows in and actually operate.
  • Psychotext 13 Jun 2019 08:15:42 65,162 posts
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    SmoothMartin wrote:
    Don't know if you remember PT, but Oli Beckingsale broke his hip back in 2011.

    When I was looking for information on hip fractures after doing exactly the same last year, I came across his videos about his recovery. Gave me some hope for the future.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkopSDU8qq4
    Problem is, when most people "break their hip", they break the ball. To be awkward, I broke the socket (in multiple places).

    Ball is an easy fix / recovery. Socket, not so much.

    However, if it turns out they've not fixed me properly, I still have the option of a full on hip replacement at some point.

    Edit - Tell you something for nothing. I wish I had Froome's recovery team!

    Edited by Psychotext at 09:17:52 13-06-2019
  • ozthegweat 13 Jun 2019 10:32:22 2,238 posts
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    Can you get a carbon hip?
  • Psychotext 13 Jun 2019 15:30:25 65,162 posts
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    I don't think you'd want carbon, not great with friction!

    You could get titanium or cobalt bonded to it though for ultralight goodness.
  • askew 13 Jun 2019 15:35:08 19,303 posts
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    My seat post is always slipping Ė we'll get the surgeon to add some grip paste :p
  • Psychotext 14 Jun 2019 11:41:54 65,162 posts
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    I've just got back home. Still a long way from being well, but at least I'm going to get some sleep here. So much planning and organising to do, if nothing else so I can get back to work.

    Managed (with crutches) to hobble the entire way from the hospital room to the exit. So that's something achieved.

    I've booked my first appointment with my regular physio and I'm eager to start finding / addressing my new weaknesses. Also going to try and find a coach to put together a weights regime I can do with no hip / little core involvement. Gotta stay sane somehow.

    Time to start moving forward.
  • elstoof 14 Jun 2019 12:15:56 23,444 posts
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    Hit the bench and get those arms swole, know it makes sense.

    Glad to hear of progress, you appear to have the kind of mindset thatíll push through any of the bad times
  • Psychotext 14 Jun 2019 12:26:48 65,162 posts
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    Yeah. Hospital was hard for me because I never felt like I was in control of any of the outcomes. At least here I can have some involvement in the direction things take.

    ...and to be honest, I'm kinda liking the idea of putting on a bit of upper body mass. I've always hated having that sexy Froome build. lol
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