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by GrahamNR17
7 Jan 2012, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So it's come to this
Replies: 15
Views: 1364

Re: So it's come to this

Whilst I'm not old enough to remember this building as a cycle shop in Beverley's Saturday Market... Well you look old enough :wink: ...with parts of them dating back to the 1600's... If only we could turn the clock back - even for a day or two would do :roll: Lovely, maybe we could all enjoy a dos...
by GrahamNR17
6 Dec 2011, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2137

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

All in the name of science, you understand :wink: X-RD3, 1st gear, wheel locked with wood and rope, five-foot pole over the crank arm, hefty bloke swinging on the pole. Not sure what it proves, but it passed an hour at work today :oops: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-svcfg95JrEo/Tt5q0fX0LKI/AAA...
by GrahamNR17
6 Dec 2011, 7:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was shot at in Hull this evening
Replies: 25
Views: 1767

Re: I was shot at in Hull this evening

Barn door? :roll:
by GrahamNR17
4 Dec 2011, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub Gears and Trailers
Replies: 42
Views: 2137

Re: Hub Gears and Trailers

I suspect that only time will tell. Certainly an AW on a solo machine, ie with no trailer, will haul the huge bulk of our own dear Greybeard up hill and down dale for many many years, and show no signs of falling to bits. Me and my trailer full of shopping weigh about the same as him :wink: I routin...
by GrahamNR17
7 Nov 2011, 8:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Target Cycle Store, Northolt, 1946/7 ish
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Target Cycle Store, Northolt, 1946/7 ish

Was anyone here hanging around in the Northolt area between the end of the 2nd war and about 1947? I am trying to find anyone that might have been familiar with The target Cycles Stores that was at 177 Church Road, which I believe is the Rectory parade building, completed in about 1936. From everyth...
by GrahamNR17
15 Oct 2011, 2:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Dangers of Cycling (Africa Style)
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: The Dangers of Cycling (Africa Style)

...and I bet someone here will still complain about being chased by a dog :roll:
by GrahamNR17
14 Oct 2011, 8:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 206880

Re: togglechaintour bikes

So I'll be quite relieved legitimately to use the new forum and leave this one to the bona-fide CTC members. I shall be using both :wink: The CTC forum is much much wider-ranging than ours, and covers topics I hadn't even realised I wanted to discuss :shock: But that's no surprise given the CTCs ad...
by GrahamNR17
14 Oct 2011, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 206880

Re: togglechaintour bikes

Greybeard wrote:I do hope this thread's not gonna die :shock: Not far off 5000 posts now. Be a shame to fall short when it's this close :wink:

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4827 :shock: +1 :P
by GrahamNR17
14 Oct 2011, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 206880

Re: togglechaintour bikes

diapason0 wrote:No, tis not I. Perhaps you could let me know if he doesn't buy it.

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I promise to do so :wink:
by GrahamNR17
14 Oct 2011, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 206880

Re: togglechaintour bikes

MikewsMITH2 wrote:Yes I think Graham still has my Viking Hosteller frame. Its a beauty, but too small at 19 1/2" even for Graham ;-)

It's currently reserved for a chap in Wales, pending me packing it this weekend. Possibly the same chap?
by GrahamNR17
10 Oct 2011, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Embarrassing Moments
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: Most Embarrassing Moments

The only thing which approaches this for me was when I was seventeen and I inadvertedly passed wind when getting up from a cinema seat in front of my new georgeous first-date "girlfriend". I turned red with embarrassment, as I did in those days, but she thought it highly amusing, which he...
by GrahamNR17
10 Oct 2011, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Embarrassing Moments
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: Most Embarrassing Moments

Being told by my GP, who was examining me 'from behind', "Try giving a gentle push as if you are trying to pass a stool." I did as he instructed. And yes, I did :oops: I think that's where the old saying "Never look back" comes from :oops: That's really embarrassing? Did you off...
by GrahamNR17
9 Oct 2011, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Forum Friends
Replies: 14
Views: 823

Re: Forum Friends

One of the things I like about this forum is you get to speak to people from all over the country. I don't know of we would get on if we met up. I am a mad woman in her forties who messes about with bicycles and knits wheels. Knit wheels :shock: Don't you find the going a bit soft :lol: I've met a ...
by GrahamNR17
9 Oct 2011, 5:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Embarrassing Moments
Replies: 14
Views: 1085

Re: Most Embarrassing Moments

Being told by my GP, who was examining me 'from behind', "Try giving a gentle push as if you are trying to pass a stool." I did as he instructed. And yes, I did :oops:

I think that's where the old saying "Never look back" comes from :oops:
by GrahamNR17
8 Oct 2011, 3:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: togglechaintour bikes
Replies: 4848
Views: 206880

Re: togglechaintour bikes

I like Benelux gears, and that's a very fine example 8)

But, here's the TCT rules http://graham.hopto.org/tct/?What_bike