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by peetee
19 Mar 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bottle cages
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Bottle cages

You could look at it another way: they are still on eBay because they haven't sold. They haven't sold because they are over priced.
by peetee
18 Mar 2019, 12:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Replacing a fence
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: Replacing a fence

If the fence is prone to catch the wind then I would recommend concrete footings and a 3ft concrete stub post to which a wooden post can be attached. By keeping them up off the ground even bog-standard pressure treated posts from B&Q last ages. Set the first one in and fix the first panel to it,...
by peetee
17 Mar 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: oops! (hub failure)
Replies: 23
Views: 1345

Re: oops! (hub failure)

Wait a couple of weeks till the chance of frost is over, pop it in the ground with a 2:1 mix of mature compost and John Innis No2 and water it well for the first two weeks. In the autumn you will have a lovely crop of new hubs. (Little tip: if you want 32 hole, prick out the first few buds and disca...
by peetee
17 Mar 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changes to working hours.
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Changes to working hours.

Just what is going on with working hours these days? In this past couple of years we have had 3 young people in the family looking for work and almost without exception jobs are being offered as 20 hour contracts. Why? What is the incentive for employers to have 2 people doing half a week's work, ie...
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 36
Views: 1403

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

Some people find that easy, some don't. I have been riding for 30+ years and still struggle to keep my line - but then I really don't like riding hands-off either. I suspect it's all down to your inner ear where the balance receptors are. Fighter pilots are able to look all sorts of directions while...
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon mail order
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Decathlon mail order

Further to my OP. I have sent them an email of complaint and they have countered it by stating that the item arrived earlier that expected. Given the item was supposed to be sent 48h delivery their estimate (declared post payment/checkout I might add) of 2 week delivery is way off and to suggest I s...
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 2455

Re: Windy

londoncommuter0000 wrote:My wife and I were just sitting chatting, as you do.


Hardly. As far as I am aware I have never met your wife.
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Waste disposal?

I'd say a lot of ****** is still unlocked-door-safe, though I wouldn't advise anyone to rely on it. A couple of years ago there was a series of reports of doors being "tried" in the late evening, plus the nearest city* is only two hours away for a heavy-footed Toad. I wonder if they decid...
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Waste disposal?

I'd say a lot of ****** is still unlocked-door-safe, though I wouldn't advise anyone to rely on it. A couple of years ago there was a series of reports of doors being "tried" in the late evening, plus the nearest city* is only two hours away for a heavy-footed Toad. I wonder if they decid...
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 10:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Waste disposal?

I'd say a lot of Caithness is still unlocked-door-safe, though I wouldn't advise anyone to rely on it. A couple of years ago there was a series of reports of doors being "tried" in the late evening, plus the nearest city* is only two hours away for a heavy-footed Toad. I wonder if they de...
by peetee
16 Mar 2019, 10:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Windy
Replies: 42
Views: 2455

Re: Windy

My own conclusion was that the gods of wind & weather hadn't noticed me, a mere mote in the vast theatre of their various mad plots and entertainments. Somehow I was never sacrificed to the storm-baddy ... nor briefly made a close friend of the sun, just before being fried to deeth. I sneaked b...
by peetee
15 Mar 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To lube or not to lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Re: To lube or not to lube?

Well if the bearings corrode through water and grit ingress then seize, how is the crank supposed to turn if the bike is still ridden, except for the spindle itself to turn within the housing of the bearing? The issue here is seized bearings and a failure of maintenance to notice this. Surely when ...
by peetee
15 Mar 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To lube or not to lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Re: To lube or not to lube?

Interesting stuff. I still have the crank so i will take a closer look and see if I can find that weak spot.
by peetee
14 Mar 2019, 7:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: To lube or not to lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 2031

Re: To lube or not to lube?

Anyone like to comment as to whether this nasty mess was caused by the same problem? The owner is not a powerful rider and the BB bearings were badly corroded and reluctant to move.
by peetee
14 Mar 2019, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste disposal?
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Waste disposal?

Extraordinary isn't it? If the same thing had been fly-tipped it would have been there for weeks. :roll: