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by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

That bike looks purposeful, like an F1 car, but not bling or shiny. If someone has a use for that bike, fine. My legs would not do it justice.
by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 44
Views: 815

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Bonefishblues wrote:If only she could snap out of it and say how very sorry she was, life would be simpler (not a dig at you, pwa, btw)

I agree with that sentiment. If only she had grown out of it.
by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

I reckon true Bling on bikes disappeared around the year 2000. I mean bling as in eye-catchingly shiny, colourful and decorative. Compared to a Colnago Master Olympic with max paint complexity / chrome and alloy Campag bits, modern high end road bikes look muted, not bling. Whether that is good or b...
by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Cardiff City Council sent me a nice letter a few days ago which basically pointed out (with photo evidence) that my 20 year old daughter had, in a car registered to me, briefly entered a bus lane on a complicated bit of road late at night in pouring rain, with road markings less obvious than in good...
by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 44
Views: 815

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

I confess to being torn by this. On the one hand she was a minor when she left and her mistake was that of a child. And her unborn baby has no responsibility, no blame. But on the other hand she is an adult now and seems to still hold the same poisonous views, and her child could easily grow up with...
by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lynskey vaile
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Lynskey vaile

Two faults with that frame as a tourer are the disc tabs/fittings are on the chainstay making rack fittings awkward and it's only rated for a maximum tyre width of 30mm,those are significant drawbacks IMO,and at £570 I'd want forks to match . TBH I've never understood the attraction of Ti,unless it...
by pwa
15 Feb 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lynskey vaile
Replies: 7
Views: 249

Re: Lynskey vaile

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lynskey-viale-titanium-frame/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=574426&kpid=574426&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|sB3Fno79V_dc|mcrid|295292317327|mkw||mmt||mrd|574426uk|mslid||&a...
by pwa
14 Feb 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 442

Re: Very stiff front shifting

Obviously if it's new from a shop, you could take it back and ask them to fix it. This above all. If you touch it they'll be all "ah well, if you've changed it..." That's it. It is their problem. It could be useful for somebody who knows how a lever should feel went along with the buyer t...
by pwa
14 Feb 2019, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has the forum hit rock bottom?
Replies: 76
Views: 2456

Re: Has the forum hit rock bottom?

I have had experience of approximately three Forum users (in my view) deliberately posting things to wind somebody else up, but none of it to a degree that would have me using the word "trolling". It is annoying behaviour but when it happens I can simply use a bit of self discipline and av...
by pwa
14 Feb 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

Very expensive road bikes don't, these days, tend to be shiny. Matt or silk sheen is the order of the day. Shiny was more common when the top end was dominated by Italian steel framed bikes with alloy Campag kit. Nowadays top end bikes look like they are coated in Teflon.
by pwa
13 Feb 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Positioning A Shorter Nose Saddle
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Positioning A Shorter Nose Saddle

Really, the same applies when positioning any new saddle, short or not. The idea of measuring from the nose has only ever been a rough approximation, and it is the sit bone area that really matters. The sit bone area has to be the right distance behind the bottom bracket, and from the bars.
by pwa
13 Feb 2019, 6:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 106
Views: 6758

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

brynpoeth wrote:Bottled water, boycotting that is a no-brainer, and pognophobic organisations
Is w*****spoons pognophobic?

As far as I know Wetherspoons have no problem with beards. Where do you get these notions?
by pwa
13 Feb 2019, 6:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shiny bikes & their advocates
Replies: 46
Views: 1901

Re: Shiny bikes & their advocates

Tyres are so easy to change that I wonder if any worthwhile comparison, as well as having the same body position, should have the same tyres. I appreciate, of course, that the tubeless thing makes this a bit more complicated. But where possible, sticking the same tyres on will mean what is being tes...
by pwa
12 Feb 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure Washer?
Replies: 3
Views: 462

Re: Pressure Washer?

I'd never point a pressure washer at a seal. It's just asking for trouble.
by pwa
12 Feb 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?
Replies: 10
Views: 563

Re: Cheap 11 speed chain - is it ok?

SRAM is one of the standard brands, so it should be okay.