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by peetee
19 Jan 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you pass the Theory Test for Driving
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Would you pass the Theory Test for Driving

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by peetee
19 Jan 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you pass the Theory Test for Driving
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Would you pass the Theory Test for Driving

The test says there is 'one developing hazard' in each video.
One ??? :?
by peetee
18 Jan 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?
Replies: 18
Views: 939

Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Not much use to the OP I will admit but for anyone looking to purchase a traditional tourer and reading this thread I can heartily recommend the 708 tube set. It has an oversize top tube and special butted internal profile and although it doesn't create a noticeably heavier frame the torsional resis...
by peetee
18 Jan 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Heart Rate Monitor
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Heart Rate Monitor

Pm incoming.
by peetee
18 Jan 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Craziest idea ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Craziest idea ever?

I have one of them (Kirk magnesium).
It's horrid :D
by peetee
18 Jan 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.

I do not have a problem with people from the States speaking their own language but I do have a problem with Brits who adopt said language because their hollow lifestyle and/or principals are saturated with US-lead technology, marketing and media.
by peetee
18 Jan 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Came off my bike today
Replies: 28
Views: 862

Re: Came off my bike today

Slotted cleats, toeclips and straps one Boxing Day in the early 80's. Rode 20 miles from home before I had to stop and just, well, forgot. T'was a comfortable landing in fresh snow. :lol:
by peetee
18 Jan 2019, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Craziest idea ever?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Craziest idea ever?

A bike made out of copper water pipes? Yes, it's crazy alright.
by peetee
16 Jan 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Posters Seeking Advice - Genuine or Not?
Replies: 14
Views: 505

Re: First Posters Seeking Advice - Genuine or Not?

It's worth bearing in mind that there is nothing stopping insurance company investigators from reading forums too. One would imagine it's entirely possible that a poster giving over too much info and fishing for compensation avenues might be recognised and their persual of a claim treated differentl...
by peetee
16 Jan 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fear.
Replies: 35
Views: 1333

Re: Fear.

What the moronic drivers don't realise is that one mistake by either party in their moronic games can lead to the cyclist being hospitalised or worse, And therin lies the real problem. As long as these people tailor their behaviour according to their stereotype-driven bigoted attitude the situation...
by peetee
15 Jan 2019, 5:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.
Replies: 12
Views: 283

Re: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.

Tires
by peetee
15 Jan 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

Standing to climb is mainly for fools who fitted the wrong gears but are too proud to walk, isn't it? Not really. It can be useful to relieve muscle effort and lactic acid build-up as well as use the upper body muscles to supliment the legs. If you are the sort of rider that sees the hill as a chal...
by peetee
15 Jan 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?
Replies: 59
Views: 1367

Re: Downhill then immediately up : gear selection ?

This is exactly the sort of scenario that I believe is made more difficult now that many double cranksets have a 16 tooth chainring difference. I do see a lot of cranksets with a huge amount of wear on one chainring and next to nothing on the other so I think a lot of riders don't bother to change a...
by peetee
15 Jan 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 38
Views: 732

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

I crave peace and natural surroundings and dislike constantly active, frenetic places. Holidays on a cramped beach, theme park or hotel complex have never been my thing. Give me a deserted mountain top or secluded cove any day.
So, a country mouse who is presently stuck in a town mouse house.
by peetee
14 Jan 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When will winter start?
Replies: 33
Views: 756

Re: When will winter start?

I prefer celcius for the simplicity of interpreting the outdoor activity possibilities for any given temperature. I use the following rule of 10's: Approx 0 celcius - winter clothing. Approx 10 celcius - spring/autumn clothing. Approx 20 celcius - summer clothing. Approx 30 celcius - wear your fridg...