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by horizon
6 Dec 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

mattheus wrote:
LittleGreyCat wrote:My main feeling is that I would want to cycle all the miles in one trip (although doing it over several trips, even over several years, seems a valid approach).


PIECEMEAL IS ABSOLUTELY FINE!





No it's not! :lol: :lol:
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

mnichols wrote: So don't try to impress anyone other than your Mum.


:D
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

Not sure there are any rules, only that you start in Lands End, finish in John O'Groats and do it on a bike I've done it 3 times and my advice would be don't let other people give you their rules or seek their approval or you will end up riding their challenge. Do want you want to do and how you wa...
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Support vehicles and "rules".
Replies: 29
Views: 1080

Re: Support vehicles and "rules".

Doubt it matters one bit. After all it's just a long bike ride with no rules. Going for the record is of course different but I doubt anyone really gives a what ever otherwise. Just have fun. That is true. But IMV there is a huge difference between say doing LEJOG totally on your own and having a h...
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 520787

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

mercalia wrote:By the time Brexit is about to happen Trump will be gone ( impreached) and then where is the trade deal with the USA?


And what does this matter to the good folk of Great Grimsby?
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits
Replies: 30
Views: 1470

Re: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits

Great! Thanks for the picture. Building or renovating a bike isn't for everyone (they just want to get on and ride) but it's an amazing experience.
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 520787

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

I think this may have been mentioned already but here it is again anyway: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-36803544 As I have suggested many times, I think you have to delve more deeply to get to the bottom of Brexit. My take on this is that I would give a lot of respect to a Brexit supporter eve...
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 831
Views: 17847

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

55% against Brexit? I thought it was 52% for Brexit? Only two Referendums concerned with the EU, first one to confirm joining the EU, in the second we voted to leave. Do you know the difference between voting and opinion polls, its important? However some folk believe that referenda smacks of Mob R...
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 831
Views: 17847

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Geoffrey Cox nailed it when he said, " The time is coming Mr Speaker, when even these turkeys won't be able to prevent Christmas" Correct. A general election should return a government with an effective working majority. Failing that, a coalition could be formed (as in 2010) or a minority...
by horizon
5 Dec 2019, 10:33am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 612
Views: 346353

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Last week I needed a new front mech but wasn't sure which one would work best with my set-up. The bloke on the phone wasn't sure so said he would ask around then ring back. The call came about five minutes later. I ordered the mech, got it a few days later and it works very well. Perfect result. Wh...
by horizon
3 Dec 2019, 1:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1066

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

Thanks foxyrider, that's helpful. I've obviously waded into something here that is beyond my pay grade but I'm willing to see it out as basically my entire drive train strategy* now depends on it.

*Surely everyone has a drive train strategy. :mrgreen:
by horizon
3 Dec 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 831
Views: 17847

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Debs wrote:
and how many Lib Dem and Green supporters vote tactfully for Labour,


My impression is that the Lib Dems and Greens are the most polite of all voters. :wink:
by horizon
3 Dec 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1066

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

I don't understand why you think that Spa would sell stuff that doesn't work? Purely on the basis of that one post. So apologies to Spa. You won't get custom rings on a £35 chainset. No, that's fine but I would have just bought a 22 32 42 as it is exactly the chainset I want if it came in that size...
by horizon
2 Dec 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 1066

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

Thanks for that. I've landed somewhere where I never expected to, this no-man's-land between 7/8 and nine speed. I thought it would be easy to find what I wanted (see spec list above) but it isn't the case. And I'm a bit worried now about Spa's blurring of the lines between 7/8/9. Hmmm. :?