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by peetee
12 Dec 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: How's your weather?

Thanks Mick.
by peetee
12 Dec 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: How's your weather?

Drove from Cornwall to Hampshire yesterday. As we left it was hideously wet and miserable but drove out of that by mid Devon. Sitting by the coast at Charmouth was lovely. Today in Southampton yesterday's Cornish weather has caught up. Just my luck. Hoping for a better outlook tomorrow cos this prou...
by peetee
12 Dec 2019, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Was there a technological threshold for bicycles?
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Was there a technological threshold for bicycles?

I think maybe we have but the possibility of a hitherto unimaginable innovation is still there. For example, back in the 80's, who could have imagined the concept and dominance of the Internet? I think bike design has reached a point where it is driven by marketing and expectation for continual impr...
by peetee
10 Dec 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Carrera V brake screw in posts
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Carrera V brake screw in posts

Just remove them and measure across the threads.
by peetee
10 Dec 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sticky shifter
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Sticky shifter

IME it is often just a dry pivot on the sprung ratchet peg that causes problems such as yours. I cannot recall the innards of that unit but the pivot is invariably visible on removal of the plastic shroud on most Shimano 7/8/9 speed shifters. I have just applied a drop of light oil to the pivot and ...
by peetee
9 Dec 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brake travel agents 1 pair...**now sold**
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: Brake travel agents 1 pair

Yes please. PM sent
by peetee
9 Dec 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 35
Views: 2628

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Is Argos offering any after-sales service and/or warranty work . . . ? The late Toys R Us dabbled in low-end bikes and even had stores with a mechanic (or in reality a boy who had seen a bike before) and customer service was non-existent. Rob Not all their mechanics were second rate. In the early d...
by peetee
8 Dec 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 44
Views: 925

Re: How's your weather?

Forecast here is for 40mph winds increasing to 70mph this evening. It's high tide down the road shortly so I am off for some wave spotting. Can't have all me fun on the bike. :wink:
by peetee
8 Dec 2019, 10:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 30
Views: 764

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Have a look in Halfords. I just picked up two under-saddle bags at half price (£5) from their seconds/discontinued bits and bobs basket. I'm always on the lookout for bags but rarely see one that doesn't hang down too low. Something that fits mostly between the saddle rails would be good, I think. ...
by peetee
8 Dec 2019, 9:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small under saddle pouch wanted
Replies: 30
Views: 764

Re: Small under saddle pouch wanted

Have a look in Halfords. I just picked up two under-saddle bags at half price (£5) from their seconds/discontinued bits and bobs basket.
by peetee
8 Dec 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )
Replies: 36
Views: 1430

Re: Peugeot with Reynolds 531 frame tubes ( info sought )

Re: identifying the model, my memory is a little hazy but I believe that when a friend of mine was looking for his first racing bike back in the early eighties we found that one of the catalogue companies (Kay's, Gratton or whatever) were selling Peugeot's that were different specifications to those...
by peetee
7 Dec 2019, 3:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Off road tyres for a tourer
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Off road tyres for a tourer

Depending on the surface I would say Schwalbe landcruisers or CX Pro. Landcruisers roll better at lower pressure but If you are likely to encounter tree roots on your usual trails I would plump for the CX Pro as centre ridge tyres do tend to be defected sideways or 'tram-lined'.
by peetee
7 Dec 2019, 8:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New to commuting by bike
Replies: 13
Views: 712

Re: New to commuting by bike

Excellent, inspiring story. Well done, that's a heck of a distance to ride 'straight out of the box'.
by peetee
5 Dec 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits
Replies: 30
Views: 1569

Re: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits

Hoods in brown might be an issue but just fitting brown bar tape will make all the difference - although do be aware a lot of the leather-look tape is lacking in padding so it might be worth applying it over cork type tape or gel pads.
Re: your tour, I have sent you a PM.
by peetee
5 Dec 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 62
Views: 2045

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Led Zeppelin 1.
Not a single duff track on the album.
Wish I was around when this was released ( I was but a wee bairn).
It must be one of the most stunning debut albums ever and had new fans re-setting the stylus till the vinyl was near-transparent!