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by wirral_cyclist
13 Jan 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avanti West Coast - good news
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: Avanti West Coast - good news

Well, report back. <SNIP> The train was actually, I calculate, 31 mins late, which I think entitles me to a partial refund but may feel a bit bad about claiming - I think this was because of flooding north of Preston. In short, I would recommend Avanti West Coast. After what I've read on here, won'...
by wirral_cyclist
9 Jan 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

All cars have a noseweight limit and it mustn't be exceeded, most cars are 60-80Kg but planet killing chelsea tractors will be higher, other small cars will be lower, and some cars aren't approved for any towing equipment.
by wirral_cyclist
9 Jan 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 590

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Detachable is strong I tow a caravan of 1.5T, it was installed by a specialist, the same one the dealer uses, as my car was still in warranty second-hand. BUT be aware some BRAND NEW cars need towbar preparation for a proper/easier after market fit, fitted as an extra before/after delivery they are ...
by wirral_cyclist
6 Jan 2020, 12:51am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 29
Views: 1227

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

I used gift aid once and got a tax bill as I hadn't paid any tax! I wondered what would happen if I accidentally initiated Gift Aid. Expecting it to be a trust based system, but it would appear that HMRC are checking ( unless they are watching you or a random catch ). And I wrongly assumed that the...
by wirral_cyclist
2 Jan 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 29
Views: 1227

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

I used gift aid once and got a tax bill as I hadn't paid any tax!
by wirral_cyclist
16 Dec 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Battery exchange scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Battery exchange scheme

How many battery types are there? Who would fund the stockholding of same? Why would I want to swap my brand new battery with only 3 use cycles for one of unknown age and unknown use/abuse, might never get a comparable low use/high capacity ever again. The loan batteries might all be ebay specials a...
by wirral_cyclist
16 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: w10 help please.
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: w10 help please.

Just ignore them, just double click anywhere away from text boxes and login.
by wirral_cyclist
13 Dec 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 229
Views: 5373

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

Mick F wrote:^^^^
Sounds good to me.

I'm off down the pub. :D


I doff my hat sir, as ever you have the answer - not saying which bit though ;-0
by wirral_cyclist
13 Dec 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 165
Views: 4348

Re: Is anyone moving?

al_yrpal wrote:<SNIP> I understand the banksters are rubbing their hands with glee.

Al


Isn't that just the scariest part? all those ossters (anagram) have an evolving plan to make money that will likely make the rest of us suffer.
by wirral_cyclist
13 Dec 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 120
Views: 4910

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I pay for my flu jabs as I'm still underage (just) and in all the years of flu shots I've never had any reaction, apart from needle ache, and that is nothing compared to even the best vampire when donating blood - sometimes they are really ouchy !!
by wirral_cyclist
1 Dec 2019, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 27
Views: 1236

Re: Winter shoes for winter ...

zenitb wrote:It never ceases to amaze me how many people cycle in winter in summer mesh shoes.


Aren't mesh shoes the perfect footwear as they drain so well?
by wirral_cyclist
28 Nov 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lower Gearing
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Lower Gearing

My wife and I have tourers, both with standard Shimano 105, I swapped both bike's front rings down to 48/38/24 (so existing FD's still worked) with 11-32 rear on my wife's 10spd, and I had 11-34 on my 9spd bike, both worked well. I couldn't run a 24 granny but as the bikes are different sizes/tube a...
by wirral_cyclist
28 Nov 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace battery on bikemate helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: Replace battery on bikemate helmet

Light unit comes out by prying upwards from the bottom towards your black strap retainer (mine blue), once it clicks up a bit the strap retainer probably needs pressing back out of the way, then move the unit off the little T slot mounting after moving up by about 6mm. My version takes a CR1620 (so ...
by wirral_cyclist
14 Nov 2019, 11:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 47201

Re: It's not rocket science

Can we have a side thread on guessing his real occupation as opposed to his flat earther preoccupations?
by wirral_cyclist
25 Oct 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Teasi One
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Teasi One

I've got a teasi too, nice big screen, navigates well, follows an imported GPX faithfully. The mapsets are available as free download, albeit infrequently, and whilst the map is OSM based they are in a custom format.