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by JohnW
20 Jan 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Telling time on a watch with hands.
Replies: 93
Views: 2502

Re: Telling time on a watch with hands.

I had no watch for a few years but then inherited a Tommy Hilfiger which has hands and keeps accurate time. There was also a Swiss Railway watch which was weird and had a very strange dial. I discarded it but it is still probably lying around somewhere in the house. I now know what the time is anyw...
by JohnW
20 Jan 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best source of past weather information
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Best source of past weather information

Oh, I can tell you - if you were on the bike, it rained! That reminds me of a cycling magazine, called Bicycle Action, I used to read. It had a "weather forecast" each month that simply said "it will rain". It was pretty accurate! :D I never saw that - I never took the magazine....
by JohnW
19 Jan 2020, 5:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best source of past weather information
Replies: 18
Views: 773

Re: Best source of past weather information

Oh, I can tell you - if you were on the bike, it rained!
by JohnW
19 Jan 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Telling time on a watch with hands.
Replies: 93
Views: 2502

Re: Telling time on a watch with hands.

merseymouth wrote:Hi JohnW, Haven't you got it yet? I do the winding up :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: . TTFN MM (I.T.M.A.)

You sprung that one on me!
by JohnW
19 Jan 2020, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Telling time on a watch with hands.
Replies: 93
Views: 2502

Re: Telling time on a watch with hands.

merseymouth wrote:Yo, Water Clock? :wink: . MM

How do you wind it up?
by JohnW
19 Jan 2020, 12:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Telling time on a watch with hands.
Replies: 93
Views: 2502

Re: Telling time on a watch with hands.

Oldjohnw wrote:....................You mean you don't have a sun dial?

They don't work - when all we get is rain! :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
by JohnW
17 Jan 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Inner Tube to prevent punctures.
Replies: 16
Views: 593

Re: Best Inner Tube to prevent punctures.

My experience is also that it's the tyre that makes the difference, and not the tubes. I have, however, recently had a couple of Continental inner tubes split along (or near) the moulding line. I've also noted that the valves need tightening before use. The errant tubes were "Made in China"...
by JohnW
17 Jan 2020, 1:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6979

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

The motorists are given carte blanche by allowing them to dismiss their responsibility to hear by closing their windows on the grounds that they are less vulnerable and have rearview mirrors to help them hear Yet rearview mirrors apparently don't aid cyclist's hearing, in the same way, so they have...
by JohnW
16 Jan 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1130

Re: Gloves for cycling

Whatever the choose, the wisdom here is, apparently, to make sure that they are black! :D Yes - you'd think that manufacturers would know better. Some so called cycling gloves are yellow/white/reflective on the back, but remain black in the palm. The whole of the glove needs to be hi-viz to be effe...
by JohnW
16 Jan 2020, 5:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crash on Cyclepath
Replies: 31
Views: 1730

Re: Crash on Cyclepath

[quote="fullupandslowingdown"]It is curious how any obstruction on the main carriageway is totally verboten but the most heinous of obstructions are routinely planted on footpaths and cycleways as if cyclists and pedestrians don't have the same rights of free passage that car drivers expec...
by JohnW
16 Jan 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1130

Re: Gloves for cycling

Whatever the choose, the wisdom here is, apparently, to make sure that they are black! :D Yes - you'd think that manufacturers would know better. Some so called cycling gloves are yellow/white/reflective on the back, but remain black in the palm. The whole of the glove needs to be hi-viz to be effe...
by JohnW
15 Jan 2020, 10:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1097

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

...............I contacted the supplier a reputable dealer down in the south west of the country whom supplied these, who told me they had never had any issues with these tyres before! After reading various forum issues over burst tyres I am somewhat disappointed with the response I got from my sup...
by JohnW
15 Jan 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1097

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

I used Gatorskins as my main commuting tyres for a few years and while I found them very stiff and dead feeling and personally found them deadly on road metalwork and white lines when the roads were wet, (which is most of the time in the winter) there was never any question about their durability a...
by JohnW
15 Jan 2020, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Holes in Gatorskin tyres
Replies: 26
Views: 1097

Re: Holes in Gatorskin tyres

I'm disappointed with all this. I gave up using Paselas some years ago, for just this same reason following three rear wheel blow-outs on them Another member reported (on the Forum) having had a side-wall blowout on a Pasela, on the front, and hospitalized due to the injury. I converted to Gatorskin...
by JohnW
15 Jan 2020, 10:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?
Replies: 89
Views: 6979

Re: Reduce wind noise when wearing headphones?

...................You seem to spend a lot of time “pulling off” when you hear a vehicle behind you. I’m surprised that you ever get anywhere. I never pull off for anybody.............. I admire your surveillance system which tells you how much time I spend doing what. Do you do it by satellite? or...