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by JohnW
9 Dec 2018, 8:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: European importers: Are they at it?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: European importers: Are they at it?

I recently bought a nice Look 386 frame ................................................... I'm surprised that your local, bone fide, bike shop let a bike out in such unwroadworthy condition.............................................. afaict, this is a quite old frame so it would have been off eb...
by JohnW
9 Dec 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: European importers: Are they at it?
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: European importers: Are they at it?

I recently bought a nice Look 386 frame to use through the winter. The price was great, but everything was missing from it. Seat post clamp, 25mm seat post, bottom bracket, most of the parts from the semi integrated headset, brake cable housings, and all the various small bolts (even a small 2.5mm ...
by JohnW
7 Dec 2018, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 41
Views: 1229

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

fausto99 wrote:.................I think the winged wheel is the best logo ever for a cycling organization.

+1 to that fausto. :D :D :D :D :D
by JohnW
7 Dec 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 41
Views: 1229

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

gaz wrote:https://shop.cyclinguk.org/cycling-uk-shop

I'm not aware of where to find such stickers and I suspect that they are no longer in production.


Thank you for that gaz - I have to confess that I didn't know that the 'shop' existed! It's merely a shadow of it's (CTC) former days though!
by JohnW
29 Nov 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 4761

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

brynpoeth wrote:..................I only have real books...............


Me too! :D :D :D

brynpoeth wrote:.................Likewise the big bible in church


The BIG Bible - BIG was the word!
by JohnW
29 Nov 2018, 6:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 4761

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

Cunobelin wrote:Some .........books just would not seem right if not in a solid form

+1 to that.
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: panniers for shopping
Replies: 43
Views: 1057

Re: panniers for shopping

brynpoeth wrote:I would put the 12" flan on my head and fasten it with a piece of ribbon

If it's a goats' cheese and caramalised red onion flan/quiche........................can you save me a piece please? :D :D :D
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 4761

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

The Gazette is still being sent in plastic :( The Friends of The National Railway Museum magazine is sent in brown paper (quite robust) envelopes and has been for as long as I've been a member, and I don't remember any weather damage ever. Plus One for the NRM, I nearly got a job there once, in the...
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: panniers for shopping
Replies: 43
Views: 1057

Re: panniers for shopping

nez dans le guidon wrote:I rather fancied them except they’ll scratch the doors on the way through the house.

You'll have to widen the doors then :lol: :lol:
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 4761

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

brynpoeth wrote:The Gazette is still being sent in plastic :(


The Friends of The National Railway Museum magazine is sent in brown paper (quite robust) envelopes and has been for as long as I've been a member, and I don't remember any weather damage ever.
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPAMMER : Manchester to Scarborough trains with a bike
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: SPAMMER : Manchester to Scarborough trains with a bike

brynpoeth wrote:Or stay home and go for a walk in the park
Or travel without a bike and hire one when you get there

Or get a train to Wales!


Everybody sings in Wales - I'd fail the audition! :cry: :cry: :cry:
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: panniers for shopping
Replies: 43
Views: 1057

Re: panniers for shopping

I've just found these - £16.32 each: https://hollandbikeshop.com/en-gb/bicycle-basket/basil-bicycle-basket/basil-bicycle-basket-detachable/basil-bicycle-basket-cardiff-hooks-high-black/ https://hollandbikeshop.com/img/prod/basil-bicycle-basket-cardiff-hooks-high-black-8715019000867-11-l.jpg At leas...
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: panniers for shopping
Replies: 43
Views: 1057

Re: panniers for shopping

I'll tell you what I've done - I'm not making recommendation, because you'd only laugh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I've bought a pair of Wilkinsons panniers - dead cheap and a bit nasty - but only £15 :shock: . They're fitted permanently to my rack - they preclude fitting of a rackpack but all's well wi...
by JohnW
27 Nov 2018, 4:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPAMMER : Manchester to Scarborough trains with a bike
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: SPAMMER : Manchester to Scarborough trains with a bike

Those of us who live in areas where 'First' is the almost monopoly 'bus service provider won't be surprised at TPE's behaviour. Why not cycle all the way? - or catch a 'Northern' train from Manch to York and cycle the rest of the (fairly Hilly) way? - or to Selby (you'd have to change, probably Leed...
by JohnW
13 Nov 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Leaning bike, poor brake force, broken spoke
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Leaning bike, poor brake force, broken spoke

9494arnold wrote:Broken Axle?

Yeah - been there, done that - a long time ago, but the symptoms are familiar................except for the broken spoke.