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by backnotes
22 Sep 2019, 6:03am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Has anyone ever made a full chain of missing links for a laugh?
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Has anyone ever made a full chain of missing links for a laugh?

You just need to wait a few months, and then get a ShelBroCo Sram deluxe kit https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html for $249.95, which is all made of power links.
by backnotes
13 Sep 2019, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1404

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

The other way if you don't have the time to wind them up is to say your phone number is registered with TPS, and ask them for their name and company name as they shouldn't be calling you. Outbound callers do seem to be scared of TPS and know what it is, and immediately say they will remove you from ...
by backnotes
10 Sep 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone recommend some rechargeable lights (front & rear) to fit on a bike with a basket & rear rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Can anyone recommend some rechargeable lights (front & rear) to fit on a bike with a basket & rear rack?

A couple of other options for mounting lights on a front basket. I've got a bracket that attaches to the front top of the basket, and gives a raised mounting for a handlebar-type mount that is out of the way above and in front of the contents of the basket. I got this at the LBS - if you want to kno...
by backnotes
8 Sep 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: physical membership card
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: physical membership card

I wish organisations would stop replacing thin peel-off laminated membership cards with plastic ingots where this is not needed. National Trust and Cycling UK both did this. I just looked and I have 14 credit-card sized cards of the standard 0.76mm thickness in my bulging wallet. I can see there nee...
by backnotes
22 Aug 2019, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3289

Re: where is this?

Is the half-timbered house just in front of the church of St Peter and St Paul in Lingfield, not far from the Lingfield lock-up https://www.prisonhistory.org/lockup/lingfield-lock-up/ and the racecourse where you can place bets at a wide range of odds?

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by backnotes
19 Aug 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3289

Re: where is this?

Newcastle (upon Tyne)?
by backnotes
19 Aug 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3289

Re: where is this?

Stourbridge Junction?
by backnotes
19 Aug 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Mtb events am I insured.
Replies: 3
Views: 528

Re: Mtb events am I insured.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/document/2019/07/individual_tp_insurance_facstsheet_july_2019_0.pdf says: "You are covered while cycling in sportive, touring competitions, reliability events, Audax events, time-trials and in record breaking. You are not insured for any other form ...
by backnotes
17 Aug 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Help Choosing A Helmet
Replies: 55
Views: 2179

Re: Help Choosing A Helmet

Turns out Halfords are giving away RIdge Cierzo helmets (meets EN1078) for free at the moment, if you spend £30 or more on cycle accessories. I just went in to pick up some "collect in store" tyres, and was offered a free helmet. It looks like any other helmet, and even has a light on the ...
by backnotes
16 Aug 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: where is this?
Replies: 108
Views: 3289

Re: where is this?

Millom, looking roughly NNE?
by backnotes
16 Aug 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?
Replies: 32
Views: 1826

Re: Continuing cycling in older age - what is the secret if any?

There's a school of thought that turns this on its head and asks: how do you get to be 80? And the answer of course is through cycling in your seventies. So you aren't cycling despite being old, you are old because you cycle. Some support for this view in this recent King's College London / Univers...
by backnotes
15 Aug 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where is this?
Replies: 63
Views: 3233

Re: Where is this?

You could contact the Teesside DA / Cycling UK Member Group and see if any of their members has any (very) old club runs lists – “Singing Kettle” could feature as a regular 11s / lunch stop? I saw above that someone had contacted a relative who had no memory of a local stop near Middlesborough with ...
by backnotes
12 Aug 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK ? Cold Call
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: CUK ? Cold Call

Sadly (or maybe fortunately) I never got as far as that, because the train I was on went into the tunnel outside Liverpool St and we were cut off.... I just Googled the number that called me (01752 926296) and it appears to be an outfit called QTS Fundraising who do subcontracted outbound calling on...
by backnotes
12 Aug 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CUK ? Cold Call
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: CUK ? Cold Call

Yes I got one on Thursday, also from a Plymouth / 01752 STD code. It was about gift-aiding my Cycling UK membership.