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by peetee
16 Jun 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people lazy?
Replies: 22
Views: 499

Re: Are people lazy?

Mick F wrote:Off topic a bit.

5m contours there?
They are at 10m intervals here.

Is this a difference with the mapping from area to area?


It's a different map scale. What used to be landranger (pink cover) and pathfinder (green cover but now re formatted as outdoor leisure series).
by peetee
16 Jun 2019, 6:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring bolt replacement ( unusual )
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Yes I AM a ****** idiot, parts lost

That bolt looks longer than a normal triple bolt. How long is it?
by peetee
16 Jun 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano 1058 groupset
Replies: 1
Views: 361

Re: Shimano 1058 groupset

Price reduced
by peetee
16 Jun 2019, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 61
Views: 1296

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Stepping into the shower on a hot and humid day. I almost always have a bath at home as I love a soak but when I do have a shower it's very invigorating.
by peetee
16 Jun 2019, 10:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Father's Day - What did you get?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Father's Day - What did you get?

We don't 'celebrate' it. But my son did buy me a bar of chocolate yesterday which I took as a way of saying the same thing on a different day cos every day matters. :)
by peetee
16 Jun 2019, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Armed bicycle robbery sparks police drama in Exeter
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Armed bicycle robbery sparks police drama in Exeter

What weaponry do you fancy? Vickers or Bianchi ? A few years ago I was involved in launching a bike brand. An 'invented' name was found and searches were made online to verify originality. Unfortunately the pc used was set to child-safe parameters and didn't pick up the name as a manufacturer of fi...
by peetee
15 Jun 2019, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 345
Views: 33298

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

An illusionists assistant planned to sue him for millions by faking an injury when being cut in half but the ruse went to pieces when he saw right through it.
by peetee
14 Jun 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ammaco CS250
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Ammaco CS250

If you spend a fiver and get a chain wear indicator that will get you some way to establishing the state of it. Also give it a test ride and if the chain slips or the gears crunch under pressure expect to pay for replacement as mentioned previously. The brakes should have good power and not feel mus...
by peetee
14 Jun 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ammaco CS250
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Ammaco CS250

I would say that if it has been looked after and is fully functioning that would be a good purchase. Do be aware though that if the gearing and chain are worn out you could spend that much again sorting it out. Best advice with any used purchase is to take someone knowledgeable. Condition is everyth...
by peetee
11 Jun 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 531 vs 753 vs 853 vs Columbus
Replies: 14
Views: 1060

Re: 531 vs 753 vs 853 vs Columbus

The best frame I have ever ridden for all-day comfort was a racing frame made by Rick Powell. It was lovely and springy and quick to respond to steering and pedal efforts but never felt nervous. Made from 531 pro, the lightest guage of 531, it actually responded to out of the saddle efforts much bet...
by peetee
10 Jun 2019, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to lock bike in southampton UK
Replies: 6
Views: 407

Re: Where to lock bike in southampton UK

Another good tip is to lock it somewhere other than a station facility. The thieves know that the owners of the vast majority of those bike will not be back for some considerable time so they can chose exactly the right time and tools for the job. I run a bike repair workshop in the city and openly ...
by peetee
10 Jun 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tiagra triple groupset SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Tiagra triple groupsets

Prices reduced
by peetee
9 Jun 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Worst High Street retailer? W H Smith?
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Worst High Street retailer? W H Smith?

Over a decade ago I was wondering how WHS was still trading. I used to be able to get Cycling Weekly from there regularly but then it was suddenly very sporadic. On other occasions I had tried to buy birthday cards and their choice was very poor, recently released books were not on the shelves and t...
by peetee
9 Jun 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lightning: terrible misfortune
Replies: 29
Views: 1064

Re: Lightning: terrible misfortune

I have been very close to lightning on more than one occasion. When I was at school I watched a storm from a classroom as it tracked across the outfield then a bolt struck the drain cover in the centre of the playground about 40 ft in front of me. The noise was instant and massive and from that poin...
by peetee
8 Jun 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Raleigh Royal
Replies: 16
Views: 3213

Re: Raleigh Royal

Ahhh, dear oh dear.
How the mighty have fallen. :(