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by peetee
20 Feb 2020, 11:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I dont want a Big Mac
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: I dont want a Big Mac

To me, warm lettuce has got to be one of the most unappetising ‘conventional’ foods ever.
by peetee
20 Feb 2020, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who produced this bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Who produced this bike?

Cheers Brucey. The paint combo reminded me of Viscount. I was tempted by it as a high street hack just for its quirkiness but the fact remains there is no more room int’ shed. :roll:
by peetee
20 Feb 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who produced this bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Who produced this bike?

I have no connection to the seller. This machine looks like original and un-modified but has a two toggle chain Sturmey 5 hub with, I believe, a 3 speed freewheel block. Bit of an odd bod for the conventional bike market but who produced it?
by peetee
20 Feb 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

I can think of lots of bends on seriously steep hills where abstaining from braking on the bends will, if you are lucky, put you in the next field. Rosedale Chimney bank and Wrynose Pass are good examples. The hairpin bends are themselves so steep that not covering the brakes would see your speed in...
by peetee
20 Feb 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking in corners
Replies: 53
Views: 1388

Re: Braking in corners

It’s not advisable sure but an experienced rider can reduce the risk of a spill by reading the road conditions and knowing the handling characteristics of their bike. There is a difference between braking to reduce speed and braking to eliminate greater speed. In the first you are shifting the weigh...
by peetee
17 Feb 2020, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

My local radio station had a phone-in today on the subject of the licence fee. Almost without exception it turned into comments about what state the world would be in with/without the BBC. A few made a point of how important it is to have an independent news organisation free of political bias and s...
by peetee
17 Feb 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: Advice on Jack Taylor Bikes Please

The serial number will be on one of the rear wheel fittings of the frame. They were number sequentially and the Jack Taylor Register online will give an accurate date.
by peetee
16 Feb 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Project C16R
Replies: 9
Views: 515

Re: Project C16R

That era of bike really was a golden age for off road machines. Suspension still wasn’t main stream and manufacturers had put slack angles and bus-like wheelbases behind them. Frames wore more responsive geometry and lightweight steel was compliant enough to make suspension unnecessary for most trai...
by peetee
16 Feb 2020, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

There’s no straight answer to that. Everyone is built differently and their joints and muscles will find certain positions more tolerable than others. Throw the ageing process and injuries into the mix and the standard model of what is right becomes less and less relevant and the science starts to b...
by peetee
16 Feb 2020, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Record single-pivot brakes – set-up questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

Re: Campagnolo Record single-pivot brakes – set-up questions

I bought a new Triomphe groupset for my Holdsworth back in the mid 80’s . Aesthetically it was superb for what was the bottom of Campag’s range. The finish was top notch and stayed that way for a couple of seasons before rust started to show on the chrome brake fittings. Retailing at £155 it could b...
by peetee
15 Feb 2020, 4:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 25
Views: 904

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

TrevA wrote:Shades of Call the Midwife. Interesting that she had the use of a car but still did most of her visits by bike.

Petrol rationing, I expect.
by peetee
15 Feb 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1945 Footage of District Nurse
Replies: 25
Views: 904

Re: 1945 Footage of District Nurse

Ah ha. That bike looks very much like the Hercules I have, even down to the chrome-less bars and crankset. Does anyone know if the health service back then owned these bike in the same way the Post Office did?
by peetee
15 Feb 2020, 2:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 643
Views: 57844

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Post-Brexit innovative idea succeeds in selling by the thousand! :D https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LT0AAOSwoC9duylP/s-l500.jpg A spokesperson said this brilliant idea has been in the pipe-line too long, and now Brexit is Dung we can really clean up the pre-Brexit flush blockage! :lol: Ha ha. And yo...
by peetee
15 Feb 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?
Replies: 41
Views: 1376

Re: What is Black Sludge (rim brake question)?

It’s mostly brake pad material. It has to go somewhere when it wears away. The rim may look smooth but the metal has thousands of pits and imperfections in its surface that act like a microscopic cheese grater.
by peetee
15 Feb 2020, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 643
Views: 57844

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I have decided to take a job as a mirror polisher.
I might take a shine to it or see things the other way but will have plenty of opportunity to reflect on my choice.