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by NUKe
28 Feb 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 35mm or 28mm tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 467

Re: 35mm or 28mm tyres

As has been said about clearance have you enough room. Yes a wider tyre is marginally more comfortable than a skinny one. But any tyre will be more comfortable if run at the correct pressure for yourself and luggage and the conditions of course. Also look for a high Thread Per Inch (TPI) count as th...
by NUKe
27 Feb 2020, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Climate Change Thread **
Replies: 60
Views: 1686

Re: ** The Climate Change Thread **

I see that the courts have declare the Heathrow 3rd runway illegal due to climate change considerations (or lack of them) Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change Plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the court of appeal because ministers did not ade...
by NUKe
25 Feb 2020, 11:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 66
Views: 1790

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

Why not pay the nearest Church a visit, its part of the local Culture, you never know somebody might take pity and feed you.
by NUKe
24 Feb 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shot down by aliens?
Replies: 43
Views: 983

Re: Shot down by aliens?

I always thought the term "Darwin award" was meant as a joke - certainly not meant to be a serious reference to eugenics. To me, it says nothing about 'removing from the gene pool' but merely refers to someone who's lost their life through utter stupidity. I'm sorry if others find my use ...
by NUKe
21 Feb 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First timer here, what bike should I be buying?
Replies: 31
Views: 1135

Re: First timer here, what bike should I be buying?

Hello! First time poster here! I'm looking to get into cycling. I'm 22, and I'm from Ireland. I've been doing a bit of running and swimming recently but I've always wanted to cycle.. I had a mountain bike for awhile but sold it. I've up to say £700 to spend (maybe more, ideally less) on my first bi...
by NUKe
20 Feb 2020, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazon
Replies: 53
Views: 1399

Re: Amazon

But have you not seen the Amazon advert the workers are all happy bunnies who bake cakes for each other :D
by NUKe
18 Feb 2020, 6:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rubbing noise from hydraulic brake pads
Replies: 13
Views: 503

Re: Rubbing noise from hydraulic brake pads

Your brakes are Shimano Altus, all hydraulic brakes are self centring. So I would suggest the following. 1 is the wheel seated properly? 2 is this coincidental are the pads worn? 3 Service the pads clean them, whilst removed use a pad press they’re not expensive to push the pistons home . If you rea...
by NUKe
17 Feb 2020, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike fitting: why? Why not?
Replies: 22
Views: 975

Re: Bike fitting: why? Why not?

There are bike fits and there are bike fits. And most people only need a very basic fit. Something you do yourself by trial and error or get a knowledgeable friend to help. Any bike shop worth its salt should do this at the time of buying. A more detailed fit is really only worth it if you are tryin...
by NUKe
17 Feb 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)
Replies: 31
Views: 1316

Re: Thorn Audax Mk4 or Spa Elan (steel)

reohn2 wrote:Thorn are local and if a test ride is positive then there's no contest unless there are other factors.

I would say the same as Rheon2. Go test ride a Thorn its local and if you like it go with it. otherwise SPA is a long trek, but still a great company with great bikes
by NUKe
15 Feb 2020, 11:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7049

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

You only have to remove one thing, the nut behind the wheel.
by NUKe
14 Feb 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring tyre for a narrow rim
Replies: 46
Views: 1760

Re: Touring tyre for a narrow rim

Panaracer passelas TG
Marathon Greenguard
continental Gatorskins, hard shells if you want that bit more PP
by NUKe
10 Feb 2020, 7:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harassment
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Harrasmennt

Agreed Richard but I am happy with the result and no further action is required
by NUKe
10 Feb 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harassment
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Harrasmennt

Gentleman has been spoken to by the Police and told what will happen if he does not desist. Apparently even his wife had to explain to him he was wrong, He knows that further harassment will not be tolerated.

So as far I am concerned the issue is now resolved
by NUKe
10 Feb 2020, 3:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harassment
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Harrasmennt

I have reported to Police and will say no more until the matter concludes
by NUKe
8 Feb 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Harassment
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Harrasmennt

I do have his number I know it off by heart.