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by pwa
8 Jul 2020, 10:54am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 646
Views: 352544

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Bonefishblues wrote:
pwa wrote:Spa have given their website a nice new look, making it a bit easier to navigate.

It's very subtle!

The "Wheelbuilder" is new.
https://spacycles.co.uk/m10b0s228p4510/ ... el-Builder
by pwa
8 Jul 2020, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 230
Views: 3981

Re: CUK supports BLM

Hi, I was having a word with the builder one day who is working on my next door neighbours house. I just picked up swept up 2 1/2 bucket load of crap from the gutter, and over 20 builders Screws. He dismissed the whole thing, I had to punctures which cost me £20 plus my time to fix, I was sitting o...
by pwa
8 Jul 2020, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Anybody using a wok touring?

Woks have round bottoms don't they? And to use them properly you need a strong flame to cook fast. What sort of stove would you put it on? I've got a trangia. Flat bottom woks are available. Meths burners (at least when I've used them) lack the sort of ooomph I'd want for the fast cooking you norma...
by pwa
8 Jul 2020, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Welsh pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Welsh pronunciation

After about 30 years of living in Wales I have a pretty good grasp of how Welsh place names ought to sound, though sometimes they come out slightly English sounding when I actually say them. And sometimes I like to say them with a deliberate Yorkshire accent, as I do with French place names, for com...
by pwa
8 Jul 2020, 8:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breaking in a Brookes Saddle
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Breaking in a Brookes Saddle

Thanks everyone for the informative thoughts and comments, tried another ride out after applying Proofide, absolute agony again, I've put the original Ridgeback saddle back on, done a few miles tonight and it's suits me so I'll be stopping with that, I must have an odd shaped rump. So, if anyone's ...
by pwa
8 Jul 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Anybody using a wok touring?

Woks have round bottoms don't they? And to use them properly you need a strong flame to cook fast. What sort of stove would you put it on?
by pwa
7 Jul 2020, 12:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Welsh pronunciation
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Welsh pronunciation

AlanInBangor wrote:The language is strictly phonetic so once you've learned the rules you can pronounce any word. I cycled to Hunstanton many years ago but only found out recently that it's pronounced Hunston, you don't get that sort of nonsense with Welsh.

Or Leominster, pronounced "Lemster".
by pwa
7 Jul 2020, 12:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1015

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

It doesn't abide by the letter of the law but yes, it is a practical and intelligent way of interpreting the word "household" and is not in itself a major risk. By whose measurement? Mine and, presumably, theirs. What it is doing, effectively, is expanding the household by one, something ...
by pwa
7 Jul 2020, 8:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I think it's an interesting example. I'm still wondering about it. As I understand it, at some overbridges, the cycle route, on a lesser surface, rises to meet (and probably give way at) the side road, while the road passes underneath. ⋅ As a matter of principle, traffic on the main route...
by pwa
7 Jul 2020, 8:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 79
Views: 2459

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

But I moved from steel to titanium not to save weight, but to make the frame last longer. I was fed up with scrapping frames due to rust. Durability is what I was after. Perhaps modern paints are the problem. My steel frames didn't just get a few chips and a tiny bit of surface rust. They had paint ...
by pwa
6 Jul 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

The image at the bottom appears to show a path that would be slow, compared with a road, for travelling any distance, but good for leisure? Not trying to be over-awkward here, I just can't see riding that all day as being how to get somewhere? Unless that's the bridleway for horses, and the adjacen...
by pwa
6 Jul 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 79
Views: 2459

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

Thorn do a fantastic resource of information with lots of tips regarding touring. Yes its biased towards their commercial interests but its hard to argue with their conclusions for why steel is the ideal material. http://www.sjscycles.com/thornpdf/thorn_mega_brochure.pdf Thorn certainly have a lot ...
by pwa
6 Jul 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Maybe steel isn't so real.....
Replies: 79
Views: 2459

Re: Maybe steel isn't so real.....

The name Dawes doesn't mean much to folk under the age of 50. If it disappeared tomorrow most cyclists wouldn't notice. The name Thorn has a lot more kudos among touring cyclists and has done for a decade or more. Ditto Spa and Surly. They all have real cyclists behind them. Who designs Dawes bikes ...
by pwa
6 Jul 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Even then, cycleways that are as efficient as the old road used to be are rare, so that road "improvements" are generally improvements for motorists and worsenings for cyclists in terms of transport effectiveness. Actually, today I had reason to drive down the A4226 "Five Mile Lane&q...
by pwa
6 Jul 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this style of Low rider safe?
Replies: 23
Views: 707

Re: Is this style of Low rider safe?

If something did go wrong with that arrangement, it would be very unlikely to actually jam the wheel.The spokes might be damaged but because of the direction of travel of the wheel and the fact that the rack projects forward rather than backward, the spokes would push it away rather than draw it in....