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by Yael
3 Nov 2012, 7:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Euphoria
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

Euphoria

I just need to share this glimmer of hope, optimism and insane stupidity - I went to the corner shop for milk half an hour ago, and saw a "stolen bike - reward" on the door. Now, I usually read them anyway, but I also noticed the name at the bottom was my ex-housemate's brother's, M, and I...
by Yael
1 Nov 2012, 10:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brain of Britain?
Replies: 2
Views: 3569

Re: Brain of Britain?

I'm curious - did you collect them yourself? (If so, how long did it take you? Do you keep a little notebook by the side of the telly/radio just in case?)
by Yael
29 Oct 2012, 3:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice following a bad fall.
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Advice following a bad fall.

I've got at least two of them. PM me with address if you want 'em :)
by Yael
28 Oct 2012, 9:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice following a bad fall.
Replies: 10
Views: 1564

Re: Advice following a bad fall.

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=11338# Is this the broken bit you were after, Always Learning? If so, hold off from buying it - I'll have a look at work tomorrow, I'm pretty sure I have one lying about you're more than welcome to. If I don't let you know tomorrow, remind me o...
by Yael
17 Oct 2012, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Riding with a team
Replies: 13
Views: 7752

Re: Riding with a team

I have just been told that I have won a training ride with the Rapha Condor race team, organised by the Skoda dealer from whom I bought my car. The ride is from Newport, up over Caerphilly mountain and back to Newport. The guy at the dealership said the target time was 2h for 45 miles. I will die. ...
by Yael
22 Sep 2012, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre trouble is it serious?
Replies: 12
Views: 2622

Re: Tyre trouble is it serious?

New tyres when/if (in no particular order Too many holes in the tread, Too many punctures Distorted casing...bulges, wriggles left/right on the rim canvas showing through chafing strip damaged (leads to casing damage) I believe you've left out "I think I cycled through a puddle of red paint, v...
by Yael
22 Sep 2012, 11:47am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Negev Israel
Replies: 5
Views: 9532

Re: Touring Negev Israel

Oh, and I obviously forgot one of the most important things, but this is probably better posted in public view where it might come in handy for someone else: February is the end of the winter there. The weather can be quite random and temperatures vary (it gets cold in the desert at night, too). Las...
by Yael
21 Sep 2012, 7:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Negev Israel
Replies: 5
Views: 9532

Re: Touring Negev Israel

PM on way :)
by Yael
14 Sep 2012, 9:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Free mini toothpaste, perfect for a short tour - act quick
Replies: 13
Views: 5541

Re: Free mini toothpaste, perfect for a short tour - act qui

I go to the see my dentist once or twice a year (which isn't bad, considering she's in a different continent). I've had the same dentist for more than 10 years now, and she usually stocks me up with small toothpaste tubes, although last time I was there I only got two, because she was down to three ...
by Yael
27 Aug 2012, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lusso ht70 Jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 1929

Re: Lusso ht70 Jacket

I bought one as a present for someone who is known as The Destroyer. He's had it for almost a year now, which is about three or four Reasonable Person years. Still looks good, performs really well for the price and seems to get less sweaty than my Gore Paclite. If they made a jacket that's cut for w...
by Yael
12 Jul 2012, 11:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Inverness - Ullapool
Replies: 2
Views: 3600

Re: Inverness - Ullapool

Not quite what you're asking, but maybe of some help? I rode Ullapool-Dingwall last August, coming off the ferry just before 4pm (don't remember what day it was, but I think it was mid-week) and trying to catch the last train from Garve just after 6pm. It was fairly quiet, loads of space from overta...
by Yael
28 Jun 2012, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quality Bike Shop/Service
Replies: 11
Views: 2491

Re: Quality Bike Shop/Service

I've been recommended Bike Yard East, at the Hackney City Farm - http://www.bikeyardeast.com/ Edit: the Forum Monster just ate most of my editing attempt, so this will be a shorter version... If she does want to learn a bit before going away, there's a few less corporate and cheaper options, too - I...
by Yael
21 Jun 2012, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ultimate reliable bike
Replies: 66
Views: 6257

Re: Ultimate reliable bike

How on earth did this thread about belt driven bikes go off on such a tangent and such an ironic one I don't know, but I feel it could further benefit from a link to Sheldon's special chain cleaning regime: http://sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html And maybe I'm not reading it right, but is the main ...
by Yael
20 Jun 2012, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Well today I learned...
Replies: 7
Views: 5689

Re: Well today I learned...

...not to push the chain pin all the way out - cos getting it started again is a bugger. That or a buy a better chain pin remover. Anyone else learned a bit of spannering know how today? Step 1 Go to your LBS, buy a quicklink and fit it Step 2 Stop sneering at other people who pay someone to do a b...
by Yael
8 Jun 2012, 12:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bikes On Trains
Replies: 40
Views: 18375

Re: Bikes On Trains

Just had this rather depressing reply from Midland Trains: Thank you for your e-mail. ... Sorry about that. Yours sincerely, Carl A Knight Customer Relations Advisor Cropping it like that might make you feel better :) And here, I've copied a couple of paragraphs from First Great Western's well of w...