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Delboy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: grips Reply with quote

can anyone recommend some gel grips that are thicker than normal, due to age , nerve damage and blood supply to the hands I am still getting white finger when I ride, I have tried the old style mushroom gill grips and the soft foam scooter type but can not get away with them
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i got these to help stop my hands going numb (think its called carpel tunnel) found to feel weird but definitely helped by spreading the load over a larger surface.

https://www.juliescycles.co.uk/products/m-part-components-comfort

these look even better but I havent tried them

https://www.juliescycles.co.uk/products/giant-ergo-max

good luck

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have palm rest type grips on all the bikes, I have tried them at differing angles but still get the same result, I altered the height and reach forward of the bars and have tried moving the saddle about to alter the pressure on my hands, if I can not find a set of grips that work I may try a diffferent style of bars perhaps a semi 'cruiser' style, thanks for the links tho
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Magnus



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps a bit of medical advice is called for
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Delboy



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'nothing we can do, not carpal tunnel, just age' I avoid going to the docs unless it is important, they do not want to help unless it means taking a pill and going away
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats sad, where i am in leicester my local docs is fantastic. spot of bother with me knees and they book me in for physio. lump on my head they sort it in house, they have there own small operation theater for basic procedures. amazing service.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had the chance to buy a 29er that had had a hard 6? month life, looked worse than my winter bike with more than 2 years on it, 20" frame but after doing some small repairs, truing up the front cogs (roughly,) new pedals and two new cables for the gears it is now my bike of choice, and perhaps it is is the riding position but the white finger that has bothered me for the last couple of years, and 7 different bikes while I tried to find a position that suited me, seems to be almost none existant, so with 3000 miles since I bought it 4 months ago I think I may even buy a brand new bike same make and model, now to upset the apple cart it is a carerra wildcat, and I have never felt more comfortable on any bike before, even the saddle seems better than the gel job I have been using on the GT,

the hard life, all off road, unless it was a friday bike, was chain, new wheels, tyres, pedals, cable discs,(which I replaced with hyro's)and I went for 180 front rotor, my opnion is that the supplying co, Halfrauds, know jack about the bikes they sell and alledgedly maintain under guarantee, the lad I bought it off now rides a giant full sus, that also seems to be getting a hammering around the local hills and woods

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