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by philg
2 Jul 2020, 8:33am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 95
Views: 125140

Re: Wiggle

Have you seen the size of their operation? I started tracking my CRC order, surprised to see it was in the Midlands, not NI or Portsmouth I lazily assumed it would come from so I Google mapped it - wow, a massive warehouse must be over 150m square, surely not just for sporting bits? https://tinyurl....
by philg
1 Jul 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Oldest Still Serving Panniers/Saddle Bag

I still have (somewhere) my green panniers from the late 70's - the ones with proper metal buckle bits not the modern plastic ones! Also the matching bar bag which slides over the bull horns mount that I never managed to fit correctly on first attempts. Both abandoned long ago in favour of Ortlieb, ...
by philg
30 Jun 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Front Wheel conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Front Wheel conversion

2 issues you might face are: 1. Motor axles are IME slightly wider (<0.5mm) than the 9.5mm dropout width, requiring a small bit of careful filing of the dropout lugs. 2. More seriously, My Thorn Audax (Mk3) forks slope inwards from the dropouts too steeply and foul the motor case (Bafang type) but w...
by philg
28 Jun 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Advice, please: Orbea Gain M20 or Cannondale Synapse Neo 2
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Advice, please: Orbea Gain M20 or Cannondale Synapse Neo 2

Or anything else, please? Jonathan Interesting question this. Using an e-bike to commute is fair enough, but do they really need a 3k5+ sporty number to do a 7 mile commute in London? London - mostly flat so weight not really an issue, the electrics negates the worry about getting up to speed after...
by philg
28 Jun 2020, 8:00am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Too Many Smilies?
Replies: 21
Views: 594

Re: SMILE

JohnW wrote:
Jdsk wrote:Your message contains too many smilies. The maximum number of smilies allowed is 2.

Yet Another Cycling UK Forum anyone? :twisted:
by philg
26 Jun 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1287

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Designed in conjunction with Leica - currently 5x optical but I believe the P40 has 10x
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by philg
25 Jun 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1287

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Yep! What does the word "camera" mean and when did it first appear? ORIGIN late 17th century (denoting a council or legislative chamber in Italy or Spain): from Latin, ‘vault, arched chamber’, from Greek kamara ‘object with an arched cover. Much earlier than that - camera in Latin means r...
by philg
25 Jun 2020, 6:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1287

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

Slightly OT... There was an article recently about how many museums rely on photographs, many from house clearances or donated by the relatives of someone who is deceased. They are a vitl record of history, fashion and social history Those same photos now would be sat on a hard drive that will be t...
by philg
25 Jun 2020, 7:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years
Replies: 61
Views: 1287

Re: Olympus quits camera business after 84 years

I never owned an Olympus SLR, mainly had Canon and Pentax, but one of my all-time favourite cameras was the Olympus XA. So small but gave some great results, the bolt-on side flash unit was also pretty good. Sadly it went for a swim in an Austrian lake and was then obsolete so never got replaced. I ...
by philg
24 Jun 2020, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )
Replies: 42
Views: 1886

Re: Recommend a cycle camera ( update : Garmin VIRB 30 ultra FAILED )

When my GoPro Hero died last I replaced it with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B078MFZRH9/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The results not quite GoPro but far better VFM and the mounts are compatible. Does about 1hr40 per battery (2 are supplied) and can be externally po...
by philg
24 Jun 2020, 7:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Agriculture
Replies: 89
Views: 1520

Re: Agriculture

TBH I don't know why many farmers bother with sheep other than they like having a bit of stock and it's traditional. Only about 6-8 sheep an acre, sometimes less. Much more dosh in furloughing it up for wheat or beet. It would be interesting to see someone trying to grow wheat in the Cheviots. Or o...
by philg
24 Jun 2020, 7:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 143
Views: 2570

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

A sobering read: ‘You can’t pay cash here’: how our newly cashless society harms the most vulnerable https://www.theguardian.com/money/2020/jun/24/you-cant-pay-cash-here-how-cashless-society-harms-most-vulnerable?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard Surely someone in the shop would have offered t...