Search found 4241 matches

by Sweep
9 Dec 2018, 7:34pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: CTC magazine many many back issues.
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: CTC magazine many many back issues.

Might be an idea to say where you are if collection is a possibility for the paper mountain.
by Sweep
9 Dec 2018, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 157
Views: 5934

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Not arguing with you.

There are a fair few folk around with no sense of history, true knowledge or society at large.
by Sweep
9 Dec 2018, 11:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 157
Views: 5934

Re: Libraries, public, decline of: DDC 020.336

The Guardian reports that more than 100 libraries closed last year in the UK I am glad I could use the great central libraries years ago Manchester central library still has 1.5 m readers (users, customers, visitors, patrons, partners?) Manchester Central library is a wonder. I would recommend that...
by Sweep
9 Dec 2018, 9:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Never using an adjustable torque wrench again!
Replies: 66
Views: 2442

Re: Never using an adjustable torque wrench again!

Did stupidly once buy a torque wrench with the wrong range for a bike. Quite happy not to use one - not bust anything in my 20 years back into cycling. Can be rather hamfisted though so won't be getting a carbon bike - dread what I'd do to one, even if I wanted one. Torque wrench vital for carbon I ...
by Sweep
9 Dec 2018, 9:39am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 214
Views: 8784

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Why do you love spoons so much, Sweep? You seem very willing to defend them :wink: Just like I love railways for example? Not sure what the wink is about bryn - been a bit of an outbreak of emoticons. My reasons for appreciating them for my cycling travels were actually in my very first post in the...
by Sweep
9 Dec 2018, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe 26” tyre query
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Schwalbe 26” tyre query

simonhill wrote:rims on my touring Surly were good for 40-50,000, kms and were changed when worn out.

Rim brakes simon? Which rims?
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Windermere to Nottingham
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Windermere to Nottingham

gbnz wrote:
As for good wild camping spots, anywhere away from people is normally ok (Ie. Stay clear of major roads,

Counterinuitively I find that near major roads can be very good.
If have time will try to post one :)

Here:

https://osmand.net/go.html?lat=52.65274 ... 91312&z=19
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Rose (Germany)
Replies: 110
Views: 107153

Re: Rose (Germany)

Until recently there often used to be a two day delay or so pre despatch I think while they did manual currency calculations if you were using one of their vouchers. The web site wouldn't accept the vouchers from Brits and you had to put it in a note and trust them to knock this off the bill - ie no...
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 7:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 214
Views: 8784

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

[ Yes local pubs and cafes will pay poorly, and that's not great, but at least you are supporting a local business. Well the staff are the same, ie local. The supplies at spoons are as British as most I assume, maybe more so due to Mr martin's position. As to where the profits go, have you asked th...
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Registration open for 2019 Dulux London Revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Registration open for 2019 Dulux London Revolution

brynpoeth wrote:Maybe there is a 5% discount if one sleeps at home :wink:


:)
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Windermere to Nottingham
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Windermere to Nottingham

If I could tag onto this. Only just noticed this route 6 and see that it could get ne from london to bury. I have a route from bury to where I need to go to, so can I tag along and ask a specific question about possible barrier issues for a fully loaded bike on the section from northolt on the cana...
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 10:19am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Registration open for 2019 Dulux London Revolution
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Registration open for 2019 Dulux London Revolution

Didn't know that was your scene mercalia.

Lost interest when I read the word "package" - £199 to ride my bike for two days and camp for a night? And ride round the city I live in?
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 10:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Zinn Road Bike Maintenance - any good?
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: Zinn Road Bike Maintenance - any good?

He should write for the average person though shouldn't he, or at least qualify his statements? We're not all metal bending powerhouses. Re your question upthread kyle, I know park have very decently put a lot of their excellent book and expertise online. In my view fine for a pre job bit of researc...
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel water bottles
Replies: 93
Views: 5333

Re: Stainless Steel water bottles

Perhaps.

I'm not from the south though.

:)

All the best, suppose we better get back to steel bottles.
by Sweep
8 Dec 2018, 9:46am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Windermere to Nottingham
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Windermere to Nottingham

If I could tag onto this. Only just noticed this route 6 and see that it could get ne from london to bury. I have a route from bury to where I need to go to, so can I tag along and ask a specific question about possible barrier issues for a fully loaded bike on the section from northolt on the canal...