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by lobsterboyuk
9 Jan 2011, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Want to be ignored by lots of cyclists....
Replies: 21
Views: 1575

Re: Want to be ignored by lots of cyclists....

is it just about the oppertunity to show off your multi thousand £ bike and the designer sunglasses you have bought .... mmmmm my 30 year old 531 framed self assembled hybrid will do for me ... it's values just doubled ... i bought a Brookes saddle :) :) Just for the record my Focus was £700, my sp...
by lobsterboyuk
9 Jan 2011, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Chain cleaning and lubing - will this work?
Replies: 17
Views: 1579

Re: Chain cleaning and lubing - will this work?

However I read somewhere that GT 85 isn't really suitable for lubing a chain News to me :o I bought a can of GT85 last year and have been happily using as part of my regime - I also used WD40 before that (another lube that you're not supposed to use) The issue I have with this advice is that I am n...
by lobsterboyuk
7 Jan 2011, 6:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Want to be ignored by lots of cyclists....
Replies: 21
Views: 1575

Re: Want to be ignored by lots of cyclists....

Sportives are probably the worst thing to happen to cycling in the last 10 years! IMO Sportives are one of the best things to happen to cycling - "proper racing cyclists", club runs, clubs full stop can be amongst the worst people at encouraging people to cycle at whatever level they feel...
by lobsterboyuk
6 Jan 2011, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Could I make this into a trailer?
Replies: 30
Views: 1175

Re: Could I make this into a trailer?

Trailers often hitch to a seatpost don't they? Which is quite high up. How do they cope with the bike leaning? My trailer attaches to the chain stay (i.e. very low down on the bike), but my trailgator for the children does hitch to the seatpost but just one wheel of the kids bike is used though so ...
by lobsterboyuk
6 Jan 2011, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiggle warning
Replies: 16
Views: 1128

Re: Wiggle warning

OK, I now have a reply from Messrs Wiggle ... Haven't received my reply yet but good to know it's just an incorrect VAT rate displayed rather than applied (i'd actually ordered and paid on 31st December) These things happen and being VAT registered and working as a software developer I'm more sensi...
by lobsterboyuk
5 Jan 2011, 9:46pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 100
Views: 126346

Re: Wiggle ftw

I've spent 1000's over the years and no serious problems yet and always excellent customer service IME - although as per another thread today they seem to have prematurely applied the 20% VAT rate to items invoiced before 4th Jan?
by lobsterboyuk
5 Jan 2011, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wiggle warning
Replies: 16
Views: 1128

Re: Wiggle warning

I'm glad it is not just me then, received goods today invoiced 2nd January yet with 20% rate. The HMRC website seems pretty clear that 20% rate applies from 4th January onwards - as per numerous news stories also.

I've yet to hear back from wiggle also....
by lobsterboyuk
23 Dec 2010, 8:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: E-readers on tour
Replies: 9
Views: 841

Re: E-readers on tour

I see that the Kindle also has a simple brouwser and wifi, this is pretty handy for simple updates on facebook etc, then I could use internet cafe's for the larger updates..... IMO the kindle browser is near unusable - this is not a touch screen device so navigation is via the keypad - IME infuriat...
by lobsterboyuk
29 Nov 2010, 4:04pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: After the Petition, what next?
Replies: 67
Views: 159447

Re: After the Petition, what next?

Thanks Barry and Greg for taking the time to reply, I want to take some time to understand the points for and against the conversion to a charity and I can see that there is a lot of detail involved here. As I wean myself off of the lycra, heartrate monitor etc... and realise that touring is a great...
by lobsterboyuk
29 Nov 2010, 3:30pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Article in December/January Issue of Cycle
Replies: 20
Views: 81246

Re: Article in December/January Issue of Cycle

Could Dan clarify why it wasn't mentioned in cycle that the petition had been edited for the sake of space? I am concerned that the editing was not highlighted on page 8? Maybe it's standard practice to edit content but why wasn't it mentioned - like the disclaimer on the letters page which makes c...
by lobsterboyuk
29 Nov 2010, 11:41am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Article in December/January Issue of Cycle
Replies: 20
Views: 81246

Re: Article in December/January Issue of Cycle

Could Dan clarify why it wasn't mentioned in cycle that the petition had been edited for the sake of space? I am concerned that the editing was not highlighted on page 8? Maybe it's standard practice to edit content but why wasn't it mentioned - like the disclaimer on the letters page which makes cl...
by lobsterboyuk
29 Nov 2010, 11:28am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 39
Views: 149635

Re: My Opinion

Thanks for that dancewithcats - I too am trying to puzzle my way through the pros and cons and reach a conclusion and I appreciate your views because it helps me firm up my own view on the debate here. I'm not sure I see the two sides are in agreement in the way your posting suggests? I see a propor...
by lobsterboyuk
29 Nov 2010, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Optilabs Prescription Glasses
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: Optilabs Prescription Glasses

I've been using my single vision Blaze style with transitions lens since the spring and am generally happy, however on fast descents (40mph+) the glasses are just a tad too small and I get watery eyes from the wind. Maybe a different style might handle this better? Night riding is excellent - no str...