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by foxyrider
23 Feb 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1323

Re: Churches - interesting

Had a neb at South Wheatley church earlier. (north Notts)

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Been past a few times, thought i'd have a look today. I've no idea on the history (no on site information) but the arch has Norman elements and the tower includes medieval features.
by foxyrider
23 Feb 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.
Replies: 14
Views: 274

Re: Of Cysts and Hysterectomies.

Best wishes and thanks for starting (his thread, it has brought out some important points for everyone.
by foxyrider
23 Feb 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: returning to two wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: returning to two wheels

"similar 'sprain not break' injury, how long did it keep you off the bike" Hello, Hope you are better by now. I had a fall on black ice three weeks ago. One minute cycling along, next, on my side. Carried on to work and walked about a bit until I noticed that I had more than bruised my le...
by foxyrider
23 Feb 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?
Replies: 21
Views: 917

Re: Anyone dabbled in Make-Your-Own-Gear ?

What was the purpose of doing a stove? that would never occur to me? I wanted a combination of features not available on a comercial stove. And I like a challenge :D The unique feature not obvious from the photo is that it can be connected to either screw threaded canisters or CampinGaz canisters (...
by foxyrider
23 Feb 2019, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Went for a ride
Replies: 26
Views: 2103

Re: Went for a ride

Had a nice ride around rural South Yorkshire on Thursday it's amazing some of the stuff you can see. DSCN0644.JPG A glass furnace hiding amongst the houses of Catcliffe DSCN0646.JPG You don't have to but if you are collecting place names it's one of the stranger ones! DSCN0648.JPG Five years on and ...
by foxyrider
23 Feb 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 564
Views: 93851

Re: A positive thread

Enjoying a sunny meander around North Notts :D
by foxyrider
22 Feb 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 82
Views: 2388

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

I simply rotated the bars forward so my hands fit better with the curvature. It’s important not to over do it or the hoods will be too far forward. Ideally I would have done this before taping the bars and moved the levers up a fraction. I think I will relax the cables a bit as Tatanab suggests sin...
by foxyrider
22 Feb 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 44
Views: 1323

Re: Churches - interesting

If I stopped at all the interesting churches around here i'd never get anywhere! :roll: Last one I did actually take a look at was Alstonefield on the Staffs/Derby border in the PD. Norman arch inside - nice little church with a galleried bell tower. Also self service tea and coffee available. . On...
by foxyrider
22 Feb 2019, 9:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass by rail replacement bus
Replies: 12
Views: 1594

Re: Close pass by rail replacement bus

Might not be so easy, a train with a couple of hundred passengers would be replaced by several buses running close together :? That's not usually how a bus replacement service operates. There isn't a long line of busses travelling along in convoy calling at every station. tbf it can vary alot, it d...
by foxyrider
22 Feb 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A Test Ride. Is It Overrated?
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: A Test Ride. Is It Overrated?

Over the years working in the trade i've had the opportunity to 'test ride' literally hundreds of bikes which has allowed me to offer advice and make comparisons that have been a help when advising customers. Sometimes a test ride can be very informative - ease of gear controls, e bike performance, ...
by foxyrider
22 Feb 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Storage sheds
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: Bike Storage sheds

A local bike shop of my acquaintance recently had stock stolen from a locked steel container - thieves apparently cut through it to get in! :roll: In the past i've heard of several cases where thieves have knocked holes in the out of sight rear of brick garages to gain access. A friend has spent a f...
by foxyrider
21 Feb 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 82
Views: 2388

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Had a search through my old pics and found this. me05.jpg Yours truly, Chessy Spire Xmas 10 on the O2 in I think 1981. Yep that's an early skinsuit :lol: Anyhow, all the elements are there as discussed above, hands hard into the bottom of the levers, bent arms, straight back. I could manage to ride ...
by foxyrider
20 Feb 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who makes your bike and is it important
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Who makes your bike and is it important

Of my current fleet of bikes only two were bought as complete machines, however before one hit the rode it was almost completely rebuilt to my own spec and the other did maybe 500km before being completely rebuilt with a complete groupset upgrade. So effectively all my bikes are 'me' builds. Your a...
by foxyrider
20 Feb 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: % Gradient sometimes shown
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: % Gradient sometimes shown

Ouch 17.6% but at least you’ll be prepared. I doubt if 'prepared' is the right term! :lol: I get to tackle a fair number of 20% and steeper stuff locally (the Col du Jenkin Road is but one of many steep hills even within the city let alone moving out into the Pennines!) You'd therefore think i'd be...
by foxyrider
20 Feb 2019, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who makes your bike and is it important
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Who makes your bike and is it important

Of my current fleet of bikes only two were bought as complete machines, however before one hit the rode it was almost completely rebuilt to my own spec and the other did maybe 500km before being completely rebuilt with a complete groupset upgrade. So effectively all my bikes are 'me' builds. Where t...