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by Bowedw
5 Sep 2019, 10:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Lets not hang about in taking the Country back to the good old days of a Labour 1970 style Government. Bring on strikes, mass unemployment, candles for lights, I really miss those days when we where all in the same poverty trap. The only plus side is that we will still be under the thumb of the like...
by Bowedw
5 Aug 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I stand corrected, it seems that mercalia was not singling out people by location only those that voted for Brexit wherever they live. What about the comment the Labour supporters up North having something in their drinking water. Does this apply to all Labour supporters all over the UK?
by Bowedw
5 Aug 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So lower class people live up North mercalia? What amount of class/hate /location is this forum allowed to spread before Cycling Uk comes to its senses and stops this divisive thread. I bet British Cycling must benefit from the new members it must be getting, who would want to join Cycling UK if thi...
by Bowedw
22 Jul 2019, 6:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Forget about going from mess to mess, lets just have Corbin and his crowd and chances are the EU will insist that Brexit takes place as in a short space of time, we will be looking for EU handouts instead of us proping them up.
by Bowedw
10 Jul 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I am of the opinion that majority of people who looked at the facts sensibly will agree with you andrec. As one well passed his youthful bloom, I have witnessed the negative ?destructive effect our membership of the EU on basic industries. Forty years of gravy train for Brussels compared with one bu...
by Bowedw
17 Jun 2019, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

Just to add to Bruce's alternative brake blocks the fit. I use Aztec ones on several bikes and to fit them on the CX50's I just deepened the recess hole on the spacers I use. This accommodates the slightly higher threaded nut of the blocks. I would also be tempted to get the posts repositioned befor...
by Bowedw
16 Jun 2019, 6:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

I also have the RSX ones if you should be interested but really can fully recommend the CX 50s. I have now glanced through the previous post on this topic and seems the CX range gets a good mention. I also remember I tried some v brakes and at my Dawes post spacing there was no chance they would fit...
by Bowedw
16 Jun 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.
Replies: 19
Views: 922

Re: Which new canti's for a Raleigh Randonneur.

My Dawes Galaxy has boss spacings of 68mm and 72mm (from memory ) Despite various cantis being sold as suitable for older bikes the only advice I could get was "should be OK" I tried the Tektro 720 with road shoes and even then the angle was wrong and stopping was poor to say the least. I ...
by Bowedw
15 Jun 2019, 3:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

To continue on the bike analogy, in my opinion the EU is a poor quality bike that has never fitted us and is long overdue for the scrap heap.
by Bowedw
4 Jun 2019, 6:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20297
Views: 497588

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I apologise for voting the wrong way. Maybe i will vote the right way the next time. I must remember to ask remainers for all the facts because they are the only ones on the planet who have access to them. How silly of you windmiller, Blair has educated us all on the folly of our decision to leave ...
by Bowedw
19 Feb 2019, 6:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?
Replies: 13
Views: 1649

Re: People who provided or shorten cranks in the UK?

Highpath Engineering will shorten a chainset but any frame builder worth his salt should be able to as well. Most small engineering companies should be capable as well. Not cheap though, I had some done a couple of years ago and cost £40 to shorten a Spa cycles chainset. This gave me the option to b...
by Bowedw
19 Jan 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 427
Views: 13306

Re: Duke In Rollover

A highish vehicle struck from on the side and moving presumably at an angle to go left or right would easily pop over, witness the number of vans blown over by high winds that make the news periodically. I am no Royalist but have no issue with the fact that he may have been seen sooner than others. ...
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

Lucky you,just ignore my message.
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

I bought a second hand Topeak bar bag which is probably smaller than the one you want and a RK bracket which comes with 4 allen bolts and a substantial inner plate and it works fine. 2 of the bolts fitted existing holes and the plates cover the unused holes and easy to make 2 fresh holes. Not as wat...
by Bowedw
3 Jan 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ortlieb bar bag fixing
Replies: 19
Views: 679

Re: Ortlieb bar bag fixing

HI apart from the wire method of fixing and the lock they are interchangeable so there will be no need to change the plate on the bag. I do believe R & K sales blurb states that they are compatible with Ortlieb.