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    Actually I wouldn't put ice in the water bowl. ...

    Actually I wouldn't put ice in the water bowl. Crunching it can crack their teeth - also feeding a hot dog really cold water is too shocking to the system.

    The chilling pads are really good for a...
  2. Thread: Tandems?

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    We have a Trek 1000 which we love. My husband is...

    We have a Trek 1000 which we love. My husband is 6' and I am 5' - it seems to fit very well & is nice & stiff. I would try to find a second hand one.. I've been told that a tandem 'speeds your...
  3. Thread: kitty conundrum

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    I second the towel idea. We used to breed cats &...

    I second the towel idea. We used to breed cats & a swaddled cat is a good cat! Seriously - make sure the towel is a full-size one. You just put it over the cat at shoulder level & pick the cat up,...
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    You might be able to unpick the stitches? ...

    You might be able to unpick the stitches? Otherwise I think the permanent marker will work really well.
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    Yup - definitely worth a (good) fitting. Some...

    Yup - definitely worth a (good) fitting. Some people are more sensitive than others. We run a fitting studio in London and have done well over 10,000 hours of fitting. Here are a couple of...
  6. Thread: Ralpha

    by alimey
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    Yes - they are doing women's clothing. Although...

    Yes - they are doing women's clothing. Although I can't comment specifically - loads of our customers buy Rapha & although it's expensive, they absolute love it. It works really well & lasts well...
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    Yes - there are some. Fuji make a fantastic 650c...

    Yes - there are some. Fuji make a fantastic 650c wheeled track bike which can be converted to road (ie; add brakes). Also there is another brand which I can't remember. Have a look at the forum...
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    I have a reply to it. It's been shown that...

    I have a reply to it. It's been shown that riding isopower (ie; keeping the power constant) is the way to go fastest overall. It doesn't matter if it's a flat course with a headwind or not, hilly...
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    We took our tandem on honeymoon to NZ - it was...

    We took our tandem on honeymoon to NZ - it was really lovely.

    I definitely second booking stuff up in advance.

    Take nice low gears - some of the hills were much steeper than we expected. Have...
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    I have Shimano goretex boots - but they weren't...

    I have Shimano goretex boots - but they weren't warm enough. There was plenty of room for some medium SmartWool socks - but again, not warm enough. So I put some booties over the top. Still not...
  11. Thread: Small Pets

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    Chinchilla - they look very cute, and might suit...

    Chinchilla - they look very cute, and might suit your lifestyle. No ratty tail either. African Hedgehog?
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    Hi I've bike with my dog running beside me...

    Hi

    I've bike with my dog running beside me loose, on a leash, on a mount attached to the bike and in a trailer. In addition, I have an all-terrain scooter which I attach my dog to using an X-back...
  13. Thread: Trx?

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    I really recommend it. My husband's strength...

    I really recommend it. My husband's strength coach (who coaches a professional rugby team in Italy) recommended it to him. It's really portable and gives you a great workout. I just wish I had the...
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    I recommend DoggyRide. I did lots of research...

    I recommend DoggyRide. I did lots of research and came to the conclusion that it was the best made & also pretty light. It comes in 2 sizes - the bigger one will carry a dog up to 50kg - good luck...
  15. Actually the knob thing works really well. I...

    Actually the knob thing works really well. I often set up tri-bars for customers, who then can't see their computer. As long as you aren't using the hydration bottle that nestles between the...
  16. Thread: measuring STA

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    We use an iphone. Useful for measuring STA &...

    We use an iphone. Useful for measuring STA & also saddle angle. Just download one of the spirit level apps. Don't forget to make sure the bike is standing level - a long something balanced/held on...
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    And back to the fabulous Nair/Schnauzer post . . .

    And back to the fabulous Nair/Schnauzer post . . .
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    Different situation in the UK - we don't have dog...

    Different situation in the UK - we don't have dog parks - you can let your dog off the leash in most places. But that means there are free range kids everywhere - and in London that means lots of...
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    If it helps, we had a kitty who apparently ran...

    If it helps, we had a kitty who apparently ran into a car's wheel. She was knocked out cold (we thought dead) - but she came round on my dad's knee on the way to the vet. the vet was worried she...
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    Having just done a (UK) market search to...

    Having just done a (UK) market search to recommend a bike to a small woman (4'11"), I found that one or two of the Treks come in a 43cm w/ 650c wheels. The effective top tube is about 48.5cm - so...
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    Having just done a (UK) market search to...

    Having just done a (UK) market search to recommend a bike to a small woman (4'11"), I found that one or two of the Treks come in a 43cm w/ 650c wheels. The effective top tube is about 48.5cm - so...
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    I had just the same problem - I wanted & needed...

    I had just the same problem - I wanted & needed to spend more time with my dog. Sometimes I loaded my bike into the car & took my dog round the park using my bike. Problem was, it wasn't giving me...
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    I ran over a pigeon in Hyde Park. I swear I felt...

    I ran over a pigeon in Hyde Park. I swear I felt the double bump as both wheels went over it - I really try to avoid them, but it just dived under my wheel. Needless to say there were loads of...
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    A couple of thoughts - it might be neck angle -...

    A couple of thoughts - it might be neck angle - that's what gives me a headache (esp. on my roadbike). First get your position checked - if you are too stretched out, you will have to hold your neck...
  25. Thread: 101 Wankers

    by alimey
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    Hmmm - I ride round London & the Home Counties...

    Hmmm - I ride round London & the Home Counties all the time & I have NEVER had anyone say anything to me. I belong to a cycling club with plenty of women members & I have never heard it discussed so...
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