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by mark_w
29 Feb 2012, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you identify this location?
Replies: 14
Views: 2256

Re: Can you identify this location?

Interestingly it looks like this Gravestone also features in a book about anonymous photographs;

Here is the review (look towards the end of the review), and here is the book on Amazon.
by mark_w
28 Feb 2012, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scuba diving hints wanted -especially from non-divers not OT
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Scuba diving hints wanted -especially from non-divers no

Mick F wrote:I'll bet Scuba divers drive 4X4's.


Have you ever tried cycling to a dive site in a drysuit with a weightbelt and twin-cylinders? Plus the fins don't work too well with SPD's. Positives are that you don't mind if it rains, though.

:D :D :D
by mark_w
28 Feb 2012, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scuba diving hints wanted -especially from non-divers not OT
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Scuba diving hints wanted -especially from non-divers no

Oh god. It's like some sort of wierd parallel universe.

(I'm a member of both forums so I have to keep quiet here :) )
by mark_w
3 Apr 2011, 4:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: People in Leeds, Can You Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Re: People in Leeds, Can You Help?

Sorry to hear about that. Working on the outskirts of Leeds myself, I do notice that things seem to be taking a bit of a strange turn. Many businesses closing, although others opening. Interesting article here - http://www.guardian.co.uk/leeds/2011/feb/16/figures-show-leeds-shop-vacancies-increase A...
by mark_w
21 Mar 2011, 4:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: bicycles on trans pennine express
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: bicycles on trans pennine express

I caught TP Express with a friend from York to Scarborough last year with my bike. (Booked via East Coast website to get Cycle reservation) to go there on the train and then ride back home. Both had seat reservations and bike reservations. Travelled on a Saturday, when we were boarding the train the...
by mark_w
21 Mar 2011, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring shoe advice please
Replies: 19
Views: 2080

Re: Touring shoe advice please

+1 for the Specialized Tahoe shoes. During the summer I use them every day (or nearly every day) and they're brilliant. Comfy and look enough like trainers that you can get away with wearing them all over the place. During the winter I use Shimano SH-MW80's which are brilliant and don't need an over...
by mark_w
21 Mar 2011, 2:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often should I lubricate bearings?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: How often should I lubricate bearings?

Thanks all. Much appreciated. I shall take a look at the documentation on Halo's site.
by mark_w
20 Mar 2011, 7:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often should I lubricate bearings?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: How often should I lubricate bearings?

The front hubs are Halo Spinmaster (http://www.halorims.com/products-details.php?id=HUHA6RF4) and it says they're sealed bearings. The rear hubs are Spinmaster Pro's (http://www.halorims.com/products-details.php?id=HUHAMS2K) which it also says are sealed bearings. So does a sealed bearing mean that ...
by mark_w
20 Mar 2011, 6:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often should I lubricate bearings?
Replies: 6
Views: 677

How often should I lubricate bearings?

Hi All, Been away for a bit (but still riding loads) but I have a quick (ish) question. I got some new wheels last year (Halo Aerorage - great wheels) after a spoke went ping on the wheels the bike came with and the LBS said the spokes were aerodynamic/flat and special order. To be honest, with the ...
by mark_w
10 Sep 2010, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tifosi CK7 Veloce Max tyre size
Replies: 14
Views: 3019

Re: Tifosi CK7 Veloce Max tyre size

Just an update. Beware the Miche wheels - the Aero spokes are a non-standard width and colour, and as such my local bike shop (who had hundreds of boxes of spokes) didn't have any that fitted or matched, and only one reseller stocks them and you can only contact that reseller via Email. So it will t...
by mark_w
5 Sep 2010, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tifosi CK7 Veloce Max tyre size
Replies: 14
Views: 3019

Re: Tifosi CK7 Veloce Max tyre size

I've a 2010 CK7 blue sora triple (replacing the grey one I used to have, but broke!) which I got in June. I've had the Vittoria's on it (which seemed to be puncture magnets) but more recently I've had Schwalbe Marathon Pluses (25's but seemed much bigger, although the 25's are rare and I had to hunt...
by mark_w
25 Aug 2010, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Milk in a tube
Replies: 22
Views: 1574

Re: Milk in a tube

I'm guess I'm lucky I like black tea and brown sugar :D Even easier for me - black coffee, no sugar :D Although I do put proper milk in my thermos for day rides, and top up in tearooms where teapots are refreshingly big. I never thought I would be discussing tea rooms and thermos flasks a few years...
by mark_w
24 Aug 2010, 10:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Milk in a tube
Replies: 22
Views: 1574

Re: Milk in a tube

I'm a tea-drinker and love to have tea made properly with fresh milk. Anything else is awful. I'd rather drink plain water. I have to say I'm with you there. I stopped in a Novotel in Amiens, France, a couple of weeks ago and the milk in the rooms on the little tea making kit was a little pot of co...
by mark_w
23 Aug 2010, 9:19pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Brompton
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Brompton

Whilst, in the interest of maintaining quality of service, etc. I don't really have a problem with this type of policy, isn't it illegal in the UK for manufacturers to dictate retail price for goods they supply to retaillers? I believe price fixing is illegal, but only in a cartel; "Competitio...
by mark_w
23 Aug 2010, 9:09pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Brompton
Replies: 12
Views: 2112

Re: Brompton

Trek are the other main manufacturer who do not allow their bikes to be posted. (Specialized are OK with it as one of my colleagues just purchased a rather nice Allez from a web based retailer).

Wierd, though, because the bikes have to get to the shop somehow and that's usually by post.....