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by Vereley
29 Apr 2014, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dogs and bikes
Replies: 41
Views: 5530

Re: Dogs and bikes

PH. Your comments show that unpleasant dark side of some in the cycling community and and it does you no credit. I knew full well when I made the post that the "I'm so entitled" brigade would rise to it.
by Vereley
29 Apr 2014, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dogs and bikes
Replies: 41
Views: 5530

Re: Dogs and bikes

Say I'm traveling at a modest 15kph and it takes you just 30 seconds to hear me, get hold of your dog and attach the lead, how far away do you think I'd have to give the warning from? How loud do you think it would need to be? No, your dog in a public place is your responsibility. Either train it n...
by Vereley
28 Apr 2014, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dogs and bikes
Replies: 41
Views: 5530

Dogs and bikes

From time to time I read topics from people complaining about dogs chasing cyclists and I can fully understand it is no fun being chased by a dog. My wife and I are responsible dog owners, we clear up after them and will put them on a lead when we approach ponies with foals, other dogs and children ...
by Vereley
18 Jan 2013, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A couple of Recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 194

A couple of Recommendations

Went shopping yesterday for a rucksack for one of my sons. Go Outdoors were advertising what appeared to be very good deals. I drove 22 miles to the nearest branch and guess what? no stock, no staff (knowledgeable or otherwise); a real disappointment :( Go Outdoors are a "box shifting" ope...
by Vereley
23 Jan 2012, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea room in the New Forest
Replies: 1
Views: 306

A new tea room in the New Forest

In early February Crowe Farm Shop at Crow, Ringwood (OS grid reference · SU171041) will be opening a new tea room adjacent to the shop which is well respected locally for its fine butchery counter; vegetarians are welcome of course :D
by Vereley
28 Apr 2011, 10:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have you read...
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Re: Have you read...

I am sorry I missed the thread about his wheel problems but I will add the Polish mechanic who rebuilt his back wheel, after 1000 miles, certainly knew more about the engineering considerations of riding a loaded bike over rough terrain than the professional wheel builder.
by Vereley
27 Apr 2011, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have you read...
Replies: 9
Views: 589

Have you read...

I have just finished reading Mark Beaumonts's book "The Man Who Cycled the World" which was also 4-part BBC documentary by David Peat, shown last year. Mark is true athlete who broke the previous record of 275 days to ride >18,000 miles around the world in 195 days. He had wheel problems e...
by Vereley
27 Apr 2011, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My Dog.
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: My Dog.

So sorry to read of your loss, it has made my eyes water too. I feel sorry for those who can have no empathy with dogs because they are truly wonderful creatures. We lost our American Cocker, Paddy, and his partner in crime, Millie, was beside herself with grief along with all the family. We all che...
by Vereley
30 Dec 2010, 1:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Footnote to a topic
Replies: 44
Views: 1582

Footnote to a topic

Last summer I started a topic about free parking in supermarket car parks and the tactics used by a parking management company to intimidate the unknowing transgressor into paying exhorbitant charges if they have overstayed the permitted time. I was very pleased that it triggered and interesting and...
by Vereley
2 Oct 2010, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1553

Re: V brakes

Many thanks to the collective wisdom of the forum.
by Vereley
30 Sep 2010, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: V brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 1553

V brakes

How do I choose the right V brake? The entry level is around £12 per V-brake mech, but the costs rise to over £40-£50/mech as you go up the product range and I want to understand what I would get for the money. The brakes pivot about the same point and they would be equally subject to seized or stic...
by Vereley
4 Aug 2010, 2:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Be careful where you leave your car
Replies: 47
Views: 4641

Re: Be careful where you leave your car

Many years ago I was a member of a gym - a spit 'n sawdust type of place with old engine blocks hanging off pulleys... One year we decided to go to Blackpool for a do and hired a minibus, parked it up on a piece of wasteland and when we came back it had been clamped (a sign 20 foot up warned of suc...
by Vereley
4 Aug 2010, 10:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Be careful where you leave your car
Replies: 47
Views: 4641

Re: Be careful where you leave your car

Well I started this thread and I am very pleased it has stimulated such a lively discussion and I love the scene of the hearse on the back of the truck. Moving on I wish to reinforce the point that private parking management companies have no legal right to impose a penalty charge if you overstay an...
by Vereley
21 Jul 2010, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Be careful where you leave your car
Replies: 47
Views: 4641

Be careful where you leave your car

Even out of opening hours be careful if you leave your car in a supermarket car park because many are under camera surveillance and they record your entry and departure and will charge you if you go over the permitted time. You can appeal if you are a regular customer and will probably be let off, b...
by Vereley
6 Jul 2010, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How surprised should I be when my chain breaks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1594

Re: How surprised should I be when my chain breaks?

The quality of Shimano vs Sram chains is one thing but do remember the full range of the rear cassette is not available to each ring of the chainset and if the chain is taken too far out of its ideal line the probability of sideplates separating from rivets is more likely.