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by iandriver
12 Aug 2021, 11:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Adventure
Replies: 41
Views: 1468

Re: Adventure

Vorpal wrote: 12 Aug 2021, 11:38am
meet a cat
This :-) Have whole galleries of airBnB cats from my adventures.
by iandriver
8 Aug 2021, 7:35pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Olympics! (spoilers)
Replies: 215
Views: 5550

Re: Olympics! (spoilers)

I think Kenny made that look easier than it was. He saw a small gap, let the derney get further away elongating the potential gap then accelerated leaving the huge gap and the others standing. He then went higher up the track than the other riders and got a sling shot off the banking, which is where he looked to have taken almost half a lap.

Absolute master class.

Did they give the silver to fresh air?
by iandriver
30 Jul 2021, 4:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric everything.
Replies: 361
Views: 6983

Re: Electric everything.

Is still think it's amazing an EV comes with its own battery. Tesla demoed a system for swapping out the battery automatically a few years back. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj6LaYFall4

You drive into what was formerly the petrol station, the flat battery(s) is swapped automatically for a recharged one and off you drive. The user never has to own or charge a battery.
by iandriver
19 Jul 2021, 11:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat posts - that sinking feeling!
Replies: 31
Views: 942

Re: Seat posts - that sinking feeling!

Lock rings like this are available like this https://www.google.com/search?q=M+Part+ ... aYCQ4:1716

I've not used this one but have had them supplied with carbon posts in the past. I use one on a Titanium frame that is almost impossible to tighten conventionally as it's so darned stiff.
by iandriver
15 Jul 2021, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road Shifters and Mech Disc Brake
Replies: 25
Views: 986

Re: Road Shifters and Mech Disc Brake

Did you use compressionless brake outer? I find it makes a big difference myself to the overall feel.
by iandriver
9 Jul 2021, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Italian Job
Replies: 166
Views: 3376

Re: The Italian Job

Nice thread title with the football on Sunday :D
We'll all be whistling the film theme tune before the match now :D
by iandriver
9 Jul 2021, 8:43pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour de France 2021 - Spoilers
Replies: 214
Views: 8441

Re: Tour de France 2021 - Spoilers

Always thought these comparisons were a bit silly really. Merckx's record includes prologues and time trials. I suspect Merckx is happy with all his other records and once won all the jerseys in the same edition of the tour I believe.

Splendid congrats to Cav, he's the no 1 mass stage winner by far already. I wish they could just celebrate that, but I guess an overall record is sexier. There is every possibility I'm being a misery guts also :wink:
by iandriver
8 Jul 2021, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 322
Views: 8636

Re: I wonder if.......

Hellhound wrote: 8 Jul 2021, 7:49pm
661-Pete wrote: 8 Jul 2021, 2:06pm Tell me 'it's only a mindless minority' etc. etc. Tell me till you're purple in the face! I need some convincing that the equation "football fan = football hooligan" doesn't apply.
There were 60,000+ England 'fans' or 'supporters' there.Are you suggesting they are all hooligans :| :?: I would doubt it even being 1% of that figure.
I know a few 'hooligans' and by their own admission there's nowhere near as many as there was 20/30 years ago.Many are now in their 40s/50s/60s(the real hooligans at least).There are some younger ones but most of those you see on TV wearing England shirts are not real hooligans.Pi$$ed up idiots yes,hooligans no.
It's funny,and a little bit sad though,how the real hooligans arrange meets at matches to fight but then join forces at National games.It's all done via text these days of course.They all know each other or at least know each clubs hierarchy.
Even if you add the number of tanked up idiots to the number of actual hooligans it would still be a very small percentage of the 60,000+ that were there.
The media always show the negative.Always have,always will :|
We certainly need a few more stories like this guy who gave up his ticket to donate stem cells
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... m-57763362
by iandriver
8 Jul 2021, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 322
Views: 8636

Re: I wonder if.......

Tangled Metal wrote: 8 Jul 2021, 3:28pm Don't worry much it'll be over soon and you can forget about the footie year issue for awhile longer.

Anyway, anyone else looking forward to the summer Olympics 2020 that's starting later this month? Should be a good one since it's in Japan.
I fear with London 2012 now an ever distant memory, it may be back to earth for team GB with a bump. Hope I'm wrong, but before the pandemic shut so much sport down, it seems like some countries had caught up in sports like cycling. The empty stadiums are going to be an odd experience. The competitors will need to watch their language. You cold hear everything on the TV with empty football stadiums.
by iandriver
8 Jul 2021, 6:14pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsite Pricing
Replies: 41
Views: 1407

Re: Campsite Pricing

I've only ever camped in the Netherlands outside of the UK. The busy campsite in Amsterdam was certainly cheap, but remiind me of a festival with tents no more than a couple of feet apart. The other sites weren't busy enough for it to be so obvious.

We don't seem to have this style of camping in the UK. Things are usually quite spaced out without a free for all section where you chuck your tent in wherever you can type field if you are not in a car.

I wonder if legislation is anything to do with it, or just a culture difference. I'd be interested to know if your experience differs from country to country on very busy sites.
by iandriver
7 Jul 2021, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What's this black gunk in my tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 315

Re: What's this black gunk in my tubes?

Personally, I'd bin 15 year old tubes and fit new ones anyway. They are highly likely to have perished to some degree.
by iandriver
5 Jul 2021, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is your bottle clean? I wouldn't bidon it...
Replies: 33
Views: 1310

Re: Is your bottle clean? I wouldn't bidon it...

All the bottles I've got, pinch together the tabs on the inside of the lid and the pop up bit will remove for cleaning.

A specialized big gulp, disassembled.
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by iandriver
29 Jun 2021, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 322
Views: 8636

Re: I wonder if.......

philvantwo wrote: 29 Jun 2021, 10:25pm 20210629_221529.jpg
Probably not going to win this time. Being good enough to make you think they might do something this time only to crumble against a real class side (which this German team aren't) is a bit of a speciality of the England football team. I hope I'm wrong, but not holding my breath.
by iandriver
29 Jun 2021, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 322
Views: 8636

Re: I wonder if.......

Stevek76 wrote: 29 Jun 2021, 9:34pm
(unless you're MickF)
Or me, exceptionally dull sport that seems to attract the worst kind of idiot. Bunch wandered up the street earlier yelling out (in the kind of voices that absolutely fit the hooligan stereotype) 'go ****ing England' and variations thereof. Then there was some footage floating about of some at the local stadium bar absolutely losing their minds (apparently at the first score). I struggle to understand how people can get that emotionally invested in something that literally has zero impact upon their lives. I'm not talking about just a pub going 'yay' here; some of the individuals, apparently grown adults, genuinely appeared to be emotionally overwhelmed and not really in control.
Yes, you always get some idiots with something that popular. Football is globally popular because it is so accessable. There is no other sport where a group of kids can be entertained playing sport for so little cost. You'll struggle to find another sport where a kid can grow up in the ruins of war torn Munich and go on to be Franz Beckenbauer or grow up in a shanty town in Buenos Aires and go on to have a carrer like Diego Maradona ( shame they hadn't taught them to handle fame and money in his day). The excessive money at the top tends to overwhelm grass roots participation in the public view, but it is still the people's game at its heart. You'll see children playing it in the park, being healthy and active like no other game.
by iandriver
28 Jun 2021, 11:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Servicing a bike myself
Replies: 53
Views: 2923

Re: Servicing a bike myself

There are lots of help resources on the internet as detailed in places like park tool above. When you do bicycle maintenance courses, they tend to run you through the M-check.

One example is here, https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/ge ... n-11-steps, but it's worth a google for bicycle m-check to get the idea.

I'd suggest understanding the m-check, which is what to look for, in conjunction with the how to fix links already quoted are a great place to start.