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by DaveP
17 Oct 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Protect the controller while upside down
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Protect the controller while upside down

My conclusion is that Park Tools were the secret force behind Rule 49. Nice knowing you..! :shock: Seriously, while there are undoubtedly problems with some types of bikes / fittings, I've never understood why any one should think turning your bike upside down is some sort of sin. You are out and a...
by DaveP
17 Oct 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weld/braze addition on steel fork - how much respray needed?
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Weld/braze addition on steel fork - how much respray needed?

I don't think there is a "correct" answer to this - it all depends. However, I did once have rack points brazed on to a frame, by a recognised frame builder. The heat affected zone (of paint) was something like an inch each way. I actually thought that was worth a respray - but you could c...
by DaveP
16 Oct 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 71
Views: 1792

Re: The Brexit thread

Whether you think Brexit is good or bad, I imagine we would speak with one voice if asked whether the nation is well prepared for next year...
by DaveP
16 Oct 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone living in new lock down areas?
Replies: 55
Views: 1181

Re: Anyone living in new lock down areas?

I dont know about that. I contronted a couple in my local lidl ( only becuase they were in the queue infront of me & I nearly bumped into them) about not wearing face coverings and the guy claimed it wasnt the law since the police werent enforcing it. :roll: what universe are these people livin...
by DaveP
16 Oct 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Feel safe alternatives to closed gyms?
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: Feel safe alternatives to closed gyms?

peetee wrote:For a lot of gym users simply walking to and from instead of driving will use the equivalent calories.


Crikey! I thought I was a misanthrope, and I was just going to draw attention to a persistant rumour that walking is, Errm, "healthy" :D
by DaveP
16 Oct 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Folding bike train commuter?
Replies: 46
Views: 1055

Re: Folding bike train commuter?

It's not that long since they moved into a nice new factory, which I bet is running at capacity right now! It's not clear how long the current peak in demand might last, but in the current state of economic uncertainty I doubt they have any plans to expand just now. Even if they did, Brompton frames...
by DaveP
15 Oct 2020, 1:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Protect the controller while upside down
Replies: 17
Views: 767

Re: Protect the controller while upside down

always been used to simply upending my bikes and standing them on their bars and saddle Me too! Might as well have the bits your messing with as close as possible to a comfortable height. A scrap of something to protect the saddle and a small tool to loosen the band on your display and you're sorte...
by DaveP
14 Oct 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Recommend a 1st pedal bike for a toddler
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Recommend a 1st pedal bike for a toddler

I think my daughter might have decided for me as today I showed her the woom bikes and asked which colour she liked and she picked the purple one. I suspect you are right, especially bearing in mind your other post! If you can possibly fund it I think you should. :D It might be expensive, but it is...
by DaveP
14 Oct 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 101
Views: 3321

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

I used to collect bikes from Dawes midlands distributors for delivery by one of the natinal courier companies. The people there just loaded boxes on trucks. Their biggest hoarding related to their range of golfing equipment. You just ended up with the feeling that management had little active intere...
by DaveP
14 Oct 2020, 4:09pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: HELP. 2.5YO won't ride her balance bike
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: HELP. 2.5YO won't ride her balance bike

Well it might be interesting to let her "accidentally" catch you watching THE video - this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aimt8dmLng - but probably not too helpful! I don't think there's any need to worry. At that age they like to try stuff, but not neccessarily for any length of ti...
by DaveP
14 Oct 2020, 12:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1800

Re: Smart meters (again?)

According to a couple of articles that I have read in the last month or so, Smart meters (possibly the next generation) are being touted as a way for electricity providers to manage the situation that will result when we have all been weaned off gas / solid fuel heating options and fossil fuel power...
by DaveP
9 Oct 2020, 6:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Ebikes and fitness
Replies: 53
Views: 1455

Re: Ebikes and fitness

At 5 miles I would do the same trip everyday. At 40 miles I can do something different almost every time I go out. I agree unreservedly. In fact, I'll go one further.That's also the reason why I have never been able to regard walking as exercise. If I was lucky enough to inhabit an area of outstand...
by DaveP
9 Oct 2020, 6:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Close Shave
Replies: 25
Views: 1155

Re: A Close Shave

I expect he was speeding. I say that because even as a pedestrian you develop, quite early in life, a practical grasp of traffic speed (especially if you live in an urban setting). You get a feeling for when a car is far enough away for it to be safe to croos the road. If in any doubt, you check, bu...
by DaveP
9 Oct 2020, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1040
Views: 41238

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Thanks. Makes you think. Probably has a financial interest or connections with the company. While he might be shrewd enough to add up a bunch profits and end up with a tax loss,he's never really seemed quite up to joined up thinking. Plugging a treatment derived from research using cells derived fr...
by DaveP
9 Oct 2020, 10:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
Replies: 50
Views: 1541

Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

The terms "Going equipped" and "Repeat Offender" come to mind... :D