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by TrevA
14 Jun 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 392
Views: 7343

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Watching Celebrity Gogglebox, which had a bit about the late night channel 4 show Naked Attraction, a bit like Blind Date but without clothes. They were referring to Male Private Parts as Johnsons. Is there a connection here?
by TrevA
14 Jun 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: C2W new Guidlines
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: Cycle to work scheme - £1000 limit is no more

Sadly, I retired from work 2 months ago, so too late for me.

Any chance of a “Cycle to the Cafe” scheme for us retirees? We could even call it CTC! Or Ride to the Cafe (RTTC).
by TrevA
11 Jun 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling cape?
Replies: 43
Views: 1203

Re: Re-proofing..

oh ok thats interesting Pete...do you think its a thinner cotton cloth for the cape then? That would make sense I guess... I imagine the hairdryer proofing method would still apply though would it not? Its probably easier with thinner material ..and wouldn't consume as much wax :-) The cloth in the...
by TrevA
9 Jun 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Info sought on 1990s Claud Butler Dalesman
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Info sought on 1990s Claud Butler Dalesman

I had a Dalesman of that vintage - possibly slightly later. Mine was blue and unusually was Campagnolo equipped with a Mirage groupset. A lovely bike and I spent many happy hours riding it. I never did a full tour on it, but did plenty of day rides and youth hostel weekends, carrying plenty of kit, ...
by TrevA
7 Jun 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling cape?
Replies: 43
Views: 1203

Re: Cycling cape?

I bought a Carradice Pro Route cape to use on my commute. I used it twice and remembered why we gave up using capes years ago. The billowing in the wind, the puddle collecting in between your arms and the fact that it acts as a sail - great with a tailwind, not so great with a cross or head wind. I ...
by TrevA
6 Jun 2019, 3:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 60
Views: 2155

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

Shimano used to do a bike computer which would tell you what gear you were in, not sure if they still do, though I seem to remember that they weren’t cheap. If the steerer is uncut and has a star fangled nut fitted, then if you cut the steerer down, you’ll need another nut, won’t you, unless the nut...
by TrevA
4 Jun 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought

I had a Puch in the early 80’s. 531 frame and decent kit (Sakae chainset, Shimano gears and a strange double step chainring set up -52/46/30). However, it had a design weakness - where the stopper for the rear derailleur cable was brazed onto the chain stay, created a weak spot and the frame broke a...
by TrevA
30 May 2019, 10:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 386
Views: 29180

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

I normally drink Doom Bar, which is on the App. Perhaps I should be a little more adventurous? Just had a look for my local Spoons and it seems to have some guest beers on there - Ruddles Best, Doom Bar and Abbot are the usual fare, but it also has Mauldons Silver Adder, Halons Stormsay, Kelham Isla...
by TrevA
30 May 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 386
Views: 29180

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

If you download the Wetherspoons App on your smartphone, you can order your food and drink from your table and pay for it too - even outside tables have a number. So you don't have to leave your bike to order your food/drink. I was a bit cynical at first, but Ive now used it several times and the se...
by TrevA
29 May 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Setting up Tacx Flux 2
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Setting up Tacx Flux 2

Is the chain worn? A worn chain and a new cassette may not feel smooth. Try it with your cassette from your road wheel to see if it’s any better. You may need a new chain and cassette on your road wheel, then everything is new and should mesh better.
by TrevA
27 May 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame Warranty
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: Frame Warranty

It’s worth a punt at a warranty claim. My wife had a Specialized Dolce bought in 2011. A couple of years ago it started making an awful creaking noise. I identified a crack around the bottom bracket shell. We took it back to Evans and after a bit of toing and froing with Specialized (who initially s...
by TrevA
27 May 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3046

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

They say that revenge is a dish best served cold?

Best to stay calm, record any incident (whether on paper on on camera if you have one) and report it to the the appropriate authority (police, council, employer of the driver concerned).
by TrevA
26 May 2019, 12:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 634
Views: 108552

Re: A positive thread

Did a lovely ride today with the Mrs. We followed the route of the now disused Grantham Canal all the way from Cropwell Butler in Notts to Grantham. We did 30 miles and probably 27 of those were on the canal towpath. It has a decent fine gravel surface for the most part but the section between Harby...
by TrevA
25 May 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3046

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

I did once confront a female motorist about her driving after she close passed my wife on a ride (actually a commute). We spent 20 minutes arguing the toss, which ended with each of us threatening to report the other to the police, though neither of us carried out the threat (at least I never heard ...