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by SimonCelsa
21 Jun 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HELP I knew I should't take things off
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: HELP I knew I should't take things off

To what extent would you blame your actions on the ADHD label. In certain circumstances is it not just frustration, impatience and ill managed stress? For example, if I were similarly encumbered by a label, and hurt someone dear to you in a violent fit of rage, would I be blameless? Could you forgiv...
by SimonCelsa
20 Jun 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 106
Views: 15851

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

Crikey I wish that I hadn't read this post. What a load of crock, I'm going to tell the teacher on you!!

Sorry, each to their own and all that but come on..............
by SimonCelsa
17 Jun 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1568

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

I believe it's correct name is 'perineum' brush.

Especially useful after those long, crusty days in the saddle. For the more hirsute pedaller.

So I was told!
by SimonCelsa
15 Jun 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1791

Re: Thank you

Yes, but that's not mental illness, it is just life!!

Anyhow, all the best to you and your sons, and here's hoping for a decent summer so we can all get out on the bikes more and clear the fugg from our brains as necessary.
by SimonCelsa
14 Jun 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1791

Re: Thank you

Believe me, I have a fair bit of experience with mental health, not me personally, but very close family members. No, it is not at all easy but some instances (not all) are somewhat self inflicted, and as a result of very poor lifestyle choices. The inability to sleep in one's own bed once it has be...
by SimonCelsa
14 Jun 2019, 5:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 75
Views: 1791

Re: Thank you

Yes, it seems we get a lot of this in our developed societies. Not like those poor buggers in many parts of the World who have quite a lot more to contemplate.....like trying to make a living with very few or zero opportunities. First World problems maybe.
by SimonCelsa
8 Jun 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 44
Views: 1316

Re: What music are you listening to now !

Pink Floyd - the last concert (Gilmour, Waters, Mason, Wright) Should have been on a long audax today but work got in the way. I don't wear headphones when riding but I would love this stuff blasting through my head on some of those remote Highland roads. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K7TU1Hh_3U ...
by SimonCelsa
4 Jun 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Puch bike : 40 yr-old : info sought
Replies: 14
Views: 787

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

I remember buying a bright yellow Puch 'Toledo', late 70's early 80's from Samways of Weymouth. It was either that or a Raleigh 'Arena' (which everyone else seemed to own in my area). It must have been my first major life purchase, probably just over £100 and all earned from several morning & af...
by SimonCelsa
31 May 2019, 5:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake pad recommendations please.
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: Brake pad recommendations please.

I've bought several different types of brake pads (road caliper, 'vee' etc) from Hopkinson cycles on ebay and found them satisfactory. Can't find them much cheaper anywhere else & they appear to be the genuine article, not some rebranded hash. https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/hopkinsoncycles/Brake-Blo...
by SimonCelsa
26 May 2019, 6:36am
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: swap Carradice SQR with classic bag rack
Replies: 0
Views: 129

swap Carradice SQR with classic bag rack

I have a spare Carradice SQR as depicted here; https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/carradice-sqr-saddlebag-uplift-system/ would like to swap it for the Carradice classic saddlebag rack as shown here; https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/carradice-classic-saddlebag-rack/ Anyone interested?? Send us a ...
by SimonCelsa
23 May 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dented frame repair
Replies: 25
Views: 830

Re: Dented frame repair

I don't want to leave the dent as I have bike OCD. What would you guys recommend? Quite honestly, nothing. Still looks OK. You fork out £250 on a new seat tube & respray, then drop the darned thing again, in the end you'll be scared to ride it. it exists to be ridden, and thrashed as appropriat...
by SimonCelsa
7 May 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight footwear.
Replies: 23
Views: 1066

Re: Lightweight footwear.

I bought a pair of these on a recommendation a couple of years ago. Not bad for the price (I think they were about £15 when I purchased them). Leather upper, reasonably stiff sole, come up a little narrow perhaps. Still in use and wearing well. https://www.sportsdirect.com/slazenger-classic-mens-tra...
by SimonCelsa
5 May 2019, 11:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: About chrome
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: About chrome

Here's one for starters: https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/blb-classic-chrome-fork peugeot.jpg Not the most elegant & not 531 but a mate bought something similar last year, it does the job & is not too heavy. A nice curved fork would probably have looked better but it'll probably cost substan...
by SimonCelsa
21 Apr 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 62
Views: 11682

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

the guy stood on one leg playing the flute


No idea, I must be thick as a brick!!

Is that who you mean?
by SimonCelsa
15 Apr 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 62
Views: 11682

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

What! You mean you never listened to the greatest album ever produced!!??

http://www.feelnumb.com/2009/07/09/led- ... o-symbols/