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by rmurphy195
3 Aug 2020, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: car registration plate when transporting bike
Replies: 18
Views: 668

Re: car registration plate when transporting bike

I always use a lighting board. Even with the wheels removed, my bike obscurees both the rear number plate and rear lights and its difficult to see how the no. plate could be obscured without obscuring the lights, unless either the plate or the lights are in really weird positions (I include of cours...
by rmurphy195
3 Aug 2020, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 50% off meals to a max of £10 pp
Replies: 22
Views: 558

Re: 50% off meals

Up to £10 off everything non-alcoholic for consumption on the premises? What's not to like! We don't spend more than £15 each (usually far less) when we (used to) go out for our weekly lunchtime meal, so it suits us fine. Great to see most of our local cafes listed (several local cafes within 2 mile...
by rmurphy195
2 Aug 2020, 11:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: sun & planet in a new way
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: sun & planet in a new way

Not new - my Brommie has 3 internal gears and a 2-speed "cassette". OK not quite in the same league but then, neither is the price I should think, especially if it breaks.

Cue someone who has fitted a 10 speed cassette to a hub gear setup ...
by rmurphy195
2 Aug 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: COVID 19 testing for holiday returnees - a special case?
Replies: 36
Views: 759

Re: COVID 19 testing for holiday returnees - a special case?

As I read it you’ve to pay £150 for the test, I see no reason we should foot the bill for their pleasure, and as the second test is 5-8 days after the first test then you’ve saved yourself about a week of quarantine if clear. I can see the mess now with mixed samples and false results. Making peopl...
by rmurphy195
30 Jul 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Old bike in dry shed, unused for 30 years. How to revive it ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1149

Re: Old bike in dry shed, unused for 30 years. How to revive it ?

Tyre size should be pri9nted on the side of the tyre, failing that just take one of the tyre or wheels into a bike shop and ask!

Likewise brake blocks. Has it gone steel rims or alloy?
by rmurphy195
30 Jul 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 2984

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

Keep mine in my shirt pocket, keep hand gel too in my pocket or on the bike. Quite happy to wear a mask while having a haircut earlier today (though boy it did get warm in there!). Hairdresser also wearing one of those perspex face coverings. Can't be too careful in my view. Also happy to leave my n...
by rmurphy195
21 Jul 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bag suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 315

Re: Seat bag suggestions?

Measure the space that you want the pack to fit into (maybe roll up a piece of cardboard and stap it into place, squish/chop it until you get the size shape you want then measure it). Having got your measurements go onto, say, the Carradice web site and see if they have the size you want. ("Oth...
by rmurphy195
21 Jul 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Please help me to eradicate noise
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: Please help me to eradicate noise

Similar noise from my bike, finally cured with a squirt of WD40 into the SPD mechanisms ...
by rmurphy195
21 Jul 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alan millyard bicycle
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Alan millyard bicycle

Brilliant!
by rmurphy195
17 Jul 2020, 11:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are DT Swiss PR1600 a good upgrade from a Mavic Aksium
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Are DT Swiss PR1600 a good upgrade from a Mavic Aksium

Isn't the merlin Cysles product a bolt-through?
by rmurphy195
17 Jul 2020, 11:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling Mitt Recommendations
Replies: 46
Views: 1779

Re: Cycling Mitt Recommendations

Well, I've been using my £10 specials for a few weeks now, and they feel good so far. Still a bit tight around the right thumb (right hand is bigger than the left) but they are comfy enough. They don't half show up on these dull evenings though (fluo yellow backs). I could have a new pair every year...
by rmurphy195
13 Jul 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Insurance
Replies: 6
Views: 401

Re: Cycling Insurance

Look up TSB Pick and Protect cycle insurance
by rmurphy195
9 Jul 2020, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain Locks - Length measurement question
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Chain Locks - Length measurement question

Personally, I'd be cheecky (or a proper customer?), take your tape measure to the shop and measure the locks you are interested in. Cheeky maybe, but I'm the one that wanders around car showrooms with a tape measure to measure the wheels fitted to a car I'm interested in, then lift up the boot floor...
by rmurphy195
8 Jul 2020, 7:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 819
Views: 134471

Re: A positive thread