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by DaveP
12 Nov 2016, 11:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nipping down to the shops
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: Nipping down to the shops

Mick F wrote: I'd be more impressed if he could get back in after jumping out! :lol:

Didn't someone manage something of the sort during WW2? Problem with the static line...
by DaveP
12 Nov 2016, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rememberence
Replies: 80
Views: 5009

Re: Rememberence

I must admit I get annoyed with all the politicising of everything. Whether I think we should get involved militarily in a situation or not these guys/gals put their lives on the line for us so I'm happy to help. The rights and wrongs of why they're there - that's political and I cast my votes acco...
by DaveP
12 Nov 2016, 11:07am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Stings
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: Stings

24 hours and symptoms getting worse rather than better? - Seek medical assistance of some form without more delay.
Get well soon! 8)
by DaveP
11 Nov 2016, 8:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65984

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

a normal sounding car overtook and then dumped a huge plume of black smoke as it powered away uphill. As there wasn't a dead car at the top, I'm pretty sure that was an illegal vehicle modification. Maybe not. I get the impression that a lot of people get a diesel car for economic reasons, longevit...
by DaveP
11 Nov 2016, 8:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65984

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I know what you mean. Living in a conurbation as I do the fall in air quality as people start to go to work is scary and depressing. Just before dawn on Sundays is a reminder of the way things are supposed to be... Solutions? Get out really early and rest up during peak? Nice enough on a summers day...
by DaveP
11 Nov 2016, 8:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame cleaner
Replies: 6
Views: 1093

Re: Bike frame cleaner

There are obviously some places you should keep WD40 away from. Wheel rims, if you use rim brakes. Bearing seals, if you want to keep grease in good condition. Why not just car shampoo with a waxy residue? I've mentioned this before, but one of my former clubmates swore blind that cleaning rims wit...
by DaveP
11 Nov 2016, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are there ANY wooden bike storage sheds that are police/insurance approved?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Are there ANY wooden bike storage sheds that are police/insurance approved?

Paulatic wrote:Probably needs a new link because I added to it. Try this...

Sorry - that didn't change anything, but I managed to log into facebook - Nice shed! I love the roof :D
by DaveP
10 Nov 2016, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension - naming the parts
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: Rear suspension - naming the parts

Can't be much help, I'm afraid, as I have never really used suspension, but perhaps this might be useful as vaguely relevant background reading http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/ That's quite a useful site generally and their technical advice, when it relates to the problem in hand is conside...
by DaveP
10 Nov 2016, 9:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are there ANY wooden bike storage sheds that are police/insurance approved?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Are there ANY wooden bike storage sheds that are police/insurance approved?

Can't see 'em unfortunately. I might have to go and look for my facebook password. What I have seen of the roof structure caused me to think of this structure: https://uk.images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A9mSs3asOyRYkRoA8X1LBQx.;_ylu=X3oDMTE0MjAzOWd0BGNvbG8DaXIyBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDQjI2NTBfMQRz...
by DaveP
10 Nov 2016, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Nipping down to the shops
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: Nipping down to the shops

Oh yes.
Not Safe To Watch if you have a dodgy ticker... :lol:
by DaveP
10 Nov 2016, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are there ANY wooden bike storage sheds that are police/insurance approved?
Replies: 15
Views: 2426

Re: Are there ANY wooden bike storage sheds that are police/insurance approved?

Hope this link works https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.145172005521269.16855.100000854118754&type=1&l=9516e67610 Pity that page doesn't include a pic of the finished article, but I'm impressed by what I can see of the roof timbers - and really really impressed by the repurposed tyre...
by DaveP
4 Nov 2016, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eye off the ball?
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Eye off the ball?

What gets my goat about the Stadium Affair is that a wealthy football club got their hands on a publicly funded arena at a peppercorn rent, with maintenance and grounds care thrown in and now, having decided that there are one or two features that they don't really like after all, seem to be expecti...
by DaveP
4 Nov 2016, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eye off the ball?
Replies: 13
Views: 1128

Re: Eye off the ball?

And the wrestling, bare knuckle boxing and the nudity. Especially the nudity :shock:
by DaveP
3 Nov 2016, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noisy pulley, HELP IS REALLY APPRECIATED !!!! Di2 DA7900 OWNERS HELP NEEDED !!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1959

Re: Noisy pulley, HELP IS REALLY APPRECIATED !!!! Di2 DA7900 OWNERS HELP NEEDED !!!

Ok - As you were! My suggestion wasn't based on the shape of the teeth, which don't look too bad FWIW, but on the shape of the trough between them, which is much wider than on my own bike. I also thought that I could see a flat section in the bottom of the trough, and at that point it is all startin...
by DaveP
3 Nov 2016, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: £500 Hybrid
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: £500 Hybrid

At the £500 price point most of the big brands will give you a pretty decent bike. Reasonably light, and good enough components to be reliable. There's a lot to be said for having a pretty decent bike, not least that your more likely to enjoy using it and so progress to finding other reasons for cyc...