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by JohnW
16 Sep 2018, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 38
Views: 1361

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

EVERYTHING especially when your 80's tourer was designed and built to take 80's kit... not to mention watching him faff around with cotterpins on his own bike and clearly have no idea how to fit them properly.... Just a joke eileithyia, just a joke. :o Taken as a joke... sorry did not add a laughin...
by JohnW
16 Sep 2018, 12:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 38
Views: 1361

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

......................or I would have ended up with chater lea cottered chain rings and cranks on it.... :shock: AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?..................... :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: EVERYTHING especially when your 80's tourer was designed and built to take 80's kit... not to ...
by JohnW
15 Sep 2018, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 38
Views: 1361

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

......................or I would have ended up with chater lea cottered chain rings and cranks on it.... :shock: AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?..................... .. And Airlite hubs, I had some with red anodised flanges :wink: It gets better all the time Bryn :D :D :D :D :D .....................
by JohnW
15 Sep 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 38
Views: 1361

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

eileithyia wrote:......................or I would have ended up with chater lea cottered chain rings and cranks on it.... :shock:


AND WHAT IS WRONG WITH THAT?..................... :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol: :? :lol:
by JohnW
14 Sep 2018, 11:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Failing To Stop Gets Suspended...Pedestrian Dead!
Replies: 21
Views: 515

Re: Failing To Stop Gets Suspended...Pedestrian Dead!

It's rather disappointing to note that at least a couple of forum members who were quick to support Charlie Alliston on various grounds including the unpredictability of pedestrians stepping into the road seem to take a different view when it's a driver involved. ===================================...
by JohnW
14 Sep 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Failing To Stop Gets Suspended...Pedestrian Dead!
Replies: 21
Views: 515

Re: Failing To Stop Gets Suspended...Pedestrian Dead!

Cunobelin wrote:....................The fact remains we have demands for stricter sentencing unsupported by anything other than assumption and bias......................

......................................and somebody dead!
by JohnW
14 Sep 2018, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!
Replies: 38
Views: 1361

Re: Building a touring bike for my boyfriend- clueless and need help!

Welcome to the forum! It's a lovely idea, but I wouldn't recommend buying anything without consulting your boyfriend. The chances of making a (possibly expensive) mistake are high. Most people investing the time and effort into building their own touring bike will be quite particular as to requirem...
by JohnW
9 Sep 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A Misguided Badge of Honour?
Replies: 115
Views: 3042

Re: A Misguided Badge of Honour?

[XAP]Bob wrote:What you do is ride out and back again..................

Yup - that's the way to do it. At least then, you're not poisoning what other cyclists are breathing.
by JohnW
8 Sep 2018, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 250
Views: 33213

Re: Feeding the birds

I've also been feeding our local Sparrowhawk family. Well not directly, but since they nested earlier in the year in a neaby wood we've seen a lot of them (particularly the male). I guess they've learned our garden birds come ready stuffed! Serious, they have learned that they can fly in low over t...
by JohnW
8 Sep 2018, 10:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 250
Views: 33213

Re: Feeding the birds

It's just a plastic crate, shallow but a decent size. Cut a door in the front and added a bit of MDF to make a second entrance. (Obviously the picture shows it without the lid on) Couple of house bricks on the top to stop the top being pulled off by cats (we also have a fox, but she's far too timid...
by JohnW
7 Sep 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 250
Views: 33213

Re: Feeding the birds

kwackers wrote:The local cats can't quite reach my hedgehogs food - although after I saw this picture I added a second 'entrance' staggered from the first.

We get 2 or 3 most nights.

Thank you for that Kwackers. Is that a proprietary - and available - hedgehog feeder box?
by JohnW
7 Sep 2018, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 250
Views: 33213

Re: Feeding the birds

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
You need a box which is cat proof, keep meaning to lash one up or two.

Is there such a thing - with access for a hedgehog?
by JohnW
7 Sep 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 250
Views: 33213

Re: Feeding the birds

Hi, On TV they reckon that they number a million down from 35 million over the years. Gardens a tip so we get some fat ones often, problem is that we get cats eating the food. I've seen a hedgehog twice in our backyard this year - the first time it was when we'd put some chicken skin out for next m...
by JohnW
7 Sep 2018, 8:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feeding the birds
Replies: 250
Views: 33213

Re: Feeding the birds

..............The Grauniad reports that hedgehog numbers have declined greatly in recent decades, though no-one really knows how many there are.....................:( Hedgehog numbers have certainly declined almost to extinction in our locality over the last 10 years. The reason is very clear - it'...
by JohnW
2 Sep 2018, 10:49pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312501

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I hope you find the right place Flinders. Pendle is quite a way from Harrogate (actually, Spa have moved to Knaresborough which is probably a mile or two further). I don't know about LBSs in Pendle - I don't know the area very well at all. The ones I knew in Pendle have gone, and googling isn't get...