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by Bowedw
16 Jan 2021, 12:57pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Puky Skyride 20" wheel, Al frame, age 6-9
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: Puky Skyride 20" wheel, Al frame, age 6-9

What a fantastic bike and available for the price of cheap throw away rubbish.
All my grandchildren have outgrown this size so sadly I have no reason to buy it.I already have a small quality MTB waiting for a great grandson to have in about a years time.
by Bowedw
4 Jan 2021, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Warmest Winter Gloves
Replies: 34
Views: 1372

Re: Warmest Winter Gloves

Planet X Lobster gloves work for me. Took a bit of getting used to at first. I found ordinary gloves difficult to remove if hands are sweaty and impossible to put back on afterwards.
by Bowedw
2 Jan 2021, 3:24pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Freewheel remover single speed 4 notch now sorted.
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Freewheel remover single speed 4 notch now sorted.

Well done,I must remember that spanner trick. I have been sorting my shed and came across the same freewheel with the mark of the drift I used for its removal. I also noted that it was impossible to dismantle from the front.
by Bowedw
2 Jan 2021, 11:23am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Freewheel remover single speed 4 notch now sorted.
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Freewheel remover single speed 4 notch

I have removed freewheels with a drift in one of the notches. one firm hammer blow with the wheel and hub well supported on something. If the freewheel is redundant then you could dismantle it and then put it in a vice or use a large plummers type adjustable spanner. Most of these tools where cast a...
by Bowedw
31 Dec 2020, 9:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Benefits of painted cycle lanes?
Replies: 45
Views: 1980

Re: Benefits of painted cycle lanes?

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/painted-cycle-lanes-result-close-passes-drivers-study-finds-422068 From my own personal experience, there are no benefits to such lanes. Full of debris, potholes and parked cars, far too narrow to be useful, they're generally put there as a tickbox exe...
by Bowedw
18 Dec 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Amazon Account
Replies: 32
Views: 1477

Re: Amazon Account

I closed my account a year or so ago. It was laborious to say the least. Every obstacle they threw in my way they claimed was for my protection. I did get free. And it has been easier than many would say to live without them. I will also get free somehow, I have not bought off them for years and ca...
by Bowedw
18 Dec 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Amazon Account
Replies: 32
Views: 1477

Amazon Account

I am trying to close my Amazon Account,it seems everytime I put something in the basket I get enrolled in Amazon prime for a months free deliveries then they start takeing monthly payments from my Bank Account. I have removed my card details but reall would like to delete my account and all my detai...
by Bowedw
10 Dec 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Flashing headlights
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Flashing headlights

A well known insurance scam I believe, flash someone and continue driving to crash into them, deny all knowledge of flashing and collect the insurance payout on their older car which would usually be deemed to be unviable to repair. Difficult to get out of the habit of automatically turning though.
by Bowedw
16 Nov 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ZS44 Headset
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: ZS44 Headset

I had something similar in fitting Hope cups to a Giant frame. I spun the headset cups in a wood turning lathe with some fine wet and dry abrasive held against it in a gloved hand as heat builds up quickly.
by Bowedw
9 Nov 2020, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Biden's view of Johnson
Replies: 62
Views: 1665

Re: Biden's view of Johnson

Maybe America will now renew its support for a united Ireland bearing in mind Biden has past links with the alleged IRA high command???
by Bowedw
6 Nov 2020, 3:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frozen Hands - Electric Gloves ???
Replies: 32
Views: 1298

Re: Frozen Hands - Electric Gloves ???

Planet X Lobster claw gloves for me as well. They certainly allow me to cycle over the cold months, they may feel strange at first but I quickly got used to them.
by Bowedw
26 Oct 2020, 5:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: George Longstaff trike on Ebay (thread moved)
Replies: 32
Views: 2371

Re: Must be the saddest thing I've seen on Ebay

As this post is near the top of the for sales post I will venture a reply and can only second what tatanab wrote. Normal riding does not require such an extreme overhang to corner as the picture,usually I just lean over and judge the road camber to decide on which line to take. This 10% he mentions ...
by Bowedw
24 Oct 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: George Longstaff trike on Ebay (thread moved)
Replies: 32
Views: 2371

Re: Must be the saddest thing I've seen on Ebay

After buying my trike my only regret is not getting one fifty years sooner, they are such fun and no I do not have any special needs that require one.
by Bowedw
23 Oct 2020, 9:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown in Wales: essentials only
Replies: 48
Views: 1154

Re: Lockdown in Wales: essentials only

What has our language got to do with this lockdown? It's not about getting a job, it's being Welsh not just about speaking the language. We are so lucky that our language has survived sufficiently intact to enable us to carry on our lives as we choose. Most also have a excellent grasp of english as ...
by Bowedw
18 Oct 2020, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 821

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

I have the Brooks B17 and the imperial and recently bought a Spa equivalent to the Imperial. Dimension wise it's about the same but in reality is is like a B17 on steroids. I have it on a trike and so far it's proving to be a good option.