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by Whippet
9 Dec 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 376
Views: 41836

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ABoyAGirlAndABike_zpscemds9ik.jpg 'A Boy, A Girl And A Bike' (1949) starring John McCallum, Honor Blackman, Patrick Holt and Diana Dors. Found it. We'll watch it later or tomorrow! :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmAfqNnEA4g Diana...
by Whippet
7 Nov 2019, 8:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1006
Views: 21234

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

So Tom Watson is stepping down from Labour. That a big loss? He is my fave Labour guy, so IMO very sad and concerning to see him step down :( Yes it’s a real shame, he was one of the last hopes for the moderates in the party I think. The Momentum extremists seem very intolerant of any other shade o...
by Whippet
27 Oct 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: CTC Tours LEJoG Sept 2020

I’ve done this before and would certainly recommend it. There may be flatter routes, but I’d imagine that they would miss a lot of the stunning scenery that you enjoy every day with this tour. While 65 miles per day with hills may seem daunting, you are never further than 20 miles from a cup of tea ...
by Whippet
29 Sep 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 47
Views: 2693

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: 2752
Views: 374506

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: 46
Views: 2055

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: 1613
Views: 449362

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: 620

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: 2752
Views: 374506

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: 2752
Views: 374506

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: 2438

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: 2752
Views: 374506

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: 2752
Views: 374506

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: 54
Views: 3427

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: 762

Re: Swarm of bees

Apparently they are worth good money to a bee keeper, sometimes over £100.