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by rmurphy195
13 Feb 2020, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1368

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

I need to clarify - when I said less CO2 output I should have added "than the petrol cars I had been driving". Oops!
by rmurphy195
13 Feb 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1863

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

A slightly different topic, I know, but I have been looking for cheap cycling glasses (clear lens) with a lower section lens for reading, to make viewing my Garmin easier. Today I got these through the post: https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s196p3455/BBB-Impress-Reader Ignore the dark lenses, I imme...
by rmurphy195
13 Feb 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 54
Views: 1863

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

I've just given up on prescription sunglasses - the cost of having to replace them every couple of years, when I hardly used them, was getting a bit expensive even with Specsavers "free pair" which has now disappeared for my glasses (I wear Varilux varifocals, some specsavers will give a d...
by rmurphy195
13 Feb 2020, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flying.. why? why not?
Replies: 55
Views: 1368

Re: Flying.. why? why not?

When VW diesels came in 1.9l guise they could give astonishing mpg. The best I had with a 1.9TDI Skoda Octavia was about 80mpg on the M4 from Cardiff to Reading under freak conditions of strong tailwind and a succession of large HGVs to drive behind. But even in more typical mixed use 50mpg was eas...
by rmurphy195
13 Feb 2020, 10:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 105
Views: 2723

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Exactly. What now their party may have said in 1940 or 1970 (and really I'm thinking about violence here) should not be a sword of Damocles over the heads of Sinn Fein politicians now. Perhaps, but I would feel less antipathy towards Sinn Fein if it helped identify, and bring to justice, those invo...
by rmurphy195
12 Feb 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Changing gear on dropped bar bike hurts my arthritic wrists. Suggestions pls.
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: Changing gear on dropped bar bike hurts my arthritic wrists. Suggestions pls.

Could you say what sort of gearchangers you have, or a photo please, so people can advise?

(e.g. on the downtube, on the ends of the bars, or combined brake/gear levers and what make)
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Swap Whyte Suffolk for flat bar tourer
Replies: 4
Views: 568

Re: Swap Whyte Suffolk for flat bar tourer

Having just looked up "Whyte Suffolk" I would think Lesgarco and Pete75 suggestions will leave you a bike far superior to most flat bar tourers, unless someone offers you, say, a Thorn!
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: For Sale - New Rixen @ Kaul Rackpack 2
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: For Sale - New Rixen @ Kaul Ratpack 2

Does this have the fold-down sides?
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Polished roads. surface grip, traction and slipperiness
Replies: 8
Views: 626

Re: Polished roads. surface grip, traction and slipperiness

Many more years ago than I care to remember, I was out on my motorbike with a friend on the pillion. Someone - another motorbike! - pulled out of a side turning in front of me, no lights, black bike and clothing, invisible in the rain until silhoutted bgy the lights of an approching car. So I braked...
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20847

Re: Why wear black?

Why wear black - to reduce the chances of being picked up in peoples peripheral vision perhaps? One would hope that in the previous kilometre you would have been picked up in their central vision. If you are being picked up by peripheral vision it is far too late and the driver has been extremely c...
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1990s Dawes Horizon/Galaxy- Reynolds 531 or 501?
Replies: 35
Views: 9801

Re: 1990s Dawes Horizon/Galaxy- Reynolds 531 or 501?

Hi Murph195, first I owned a Sterling, I think it was '96 500 tubes I thought it rode fine, then I bent it :oops: :( next had a 2000? Horizon made in Czechoslovakia, 531 main frame Cro-moly rear triangle, fat seat stays, it was awful :shock:; son had a '98 Galaxy 531 with pencil stays, I believe th...
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1422

Re: Ciara

Are they going to call one of these storms Boris ? if not why not? The various tits are struggling to get to my bird feeders 3 stories up. rather funny seeing their little wings making no headway against the wind. The have my respect for trying Perhaps when the letter B comes round again, though th...
by rmurphy195
10 Feb 2020, 7:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 967
Views: 57034

Re: TV licensing...

Hi, But why do you have to pay BBC licence fee to watch other channels? To me this is the criminal part of it isn't it :!: You aren't though are you - the commercial channel's income does not go to the BBC, but it still comes from you - indirectly through advertising fees on products, and/or the re...