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by Whippet
29 Sep 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 24
Views: 947

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

I think Endura are pretty good for the money.
by Whippet
16 Sep 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372806

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

That looks just the job Niallmo
by Whippet
13 Sep 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 40
Views: 1626

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I now want one and I don’t even camp...
by Whippet
11 Sep 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1602
Views: 441505

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Here’s the latest steed. A £50 eBay special that is the cheapest bike I’ve ever bought by a long way. A 1980 Viscount Metro 3 that is in amazing condition for the year. SA 3 speed and 26” / 650A wheels. It also came with Woods valves on the inner tubes, something that I’m sticking with despite non o...
by Whippet
8 Sep 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”
Replies: 8
Views: 601

Re: Buying Advise “Smart Turbo Trainer”

Alternatively, you could get a power meter for your bike and use a standard turbo. I picked up a cheap Stages crank on eBay for mine. That way you’d have power on the road as well ( if you like that sort of thing )
by Whippet
8 Sep 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372806

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Few snaps of my Metro 3 £50 eBay bargain. It’s in great condition for 39 years old.
by Whippet
6 Sep 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372806

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Very nice, looks like an Aerospace to me. Don’t know if it’s a Sport or a Pro. Looks like it has the original “Death Fork” as well. You’d do well to check which version of fork it is before you do too many miles on it. Version 3 is generally considered safest, but it’s up to you how much you want to...
by Whippet
5 Sep 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider
Replies: 55
Views: 2392

Re: 50/34 chainsets and the older rider

Another vote for triples here too.
by Whippet
1 Sep 2019, 2:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372806

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

After years on searching, I’ve recently picked up this rather nice Metro 3 speed. Better pictures to follower.
by Whippet
1 Sep 2019, 2:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2750
Views: 372806

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Had an unofficial New York based Death Fork Rally with Triitout this afternoon. I’m on holiday in New York and he kindly let me use his Sport for a ride along Jones Beach on Long Island.
by Whippet
31 May 2019, 7:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 53
Views: 3097

Re: Favourite Museums

Great idea, I’d like to upgrade from my Mamod.
by Whippet
29 May 2019, 7:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swarm of bees
Replies: 27
Views: 757

Re: Swarm of bees

Apparently they are worth good money to a bee keeper, sometimes over £100.
by Whippet
27 May 2019, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 53
Views: 3097

Re: Favourite Museums

I found a great museum on Saturday, RAF Tangmere. The appearance from outside was of a handful of huts, I said to a friend that it won’t take long to get around. I was very wrong, it’s crammed with fascinating exhibits and lots of hands on exhibits. Here’s me on the Lightning simulator: https://yout...
by Whippet
5 May 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greatest Post War PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1025

Re: Greatest Post War PM

Thatcher changing housing from a basic social need to a middle class investment opportunity has been a social timebomb. I really believe that many of our problems today have a link to this.
by Whippet
5 May 2019, 9:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492030

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So anway, In the film (can't remember which one} the time traveller goes back in time many times to try and prevent the death of his girl friend, all to no avail I thought that was Superman . And IIRC, he does manage to bring Lois back to life. Something about zipping into orbit around the Earth, f...