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by rjb
17 Nov 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Breaking in Brooks Saddles
Replies: 29
Views: 2769

Re: Breaking in Brooks Saddles

If you can manage a little reading about the trials and tribulations of saddles and breaking in there is some useful information on this blog from trike owner Chris.
https://pedal-trikes.blogspot.com/search?q=saddle
enjoy.
by rjb
17 Nov 2018, 8:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Motorcycle users group, seriously !
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: Motorcycle users group, seriously !

Anyone a member of the triumph owners motorcycle club ?
https://www.tomcc.org/
by rjb
16 Nov 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

Ive just posted a support comment on the planning site. I had to enter my details. Currently shows the objections and supporters. 5 objections and 400 supporters but a few more supporters wont hurt. :D
Here's hoping it gets built now. :D
by rjb
16 Nov 2018, 5:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I remove this crank?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: How do I remove this crank?

If you dont have a crank remover you may find that if you ride the bike for a while it will come free of its own accord as the retaining bolt appears to be missing. :wink:
by rjb
15 Nov 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare
Replies: 16
Views: 1134

Re: Clevedon~Weston Super Mare

I'm not holding my breath. They haven't got planning permission yet, and the funding is dependant on that. They have been trying to get planning permission for over 30 years so I don't expect it to happen any time soon. :(
by rjb
15 Nov 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ministers etc resigning
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Ministers etc resigning

Mick F wrote:"Hello, this is Theresa. Is that Ikea?"

"Yes it is. How can we help you today?"

"I'm in need of a new cabinet."


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by rjb
15 Nov 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

It's not only hedge trimmings. Some years ago in Somerset they resurfaced a road with tar mixed with crushed glass. It looked fantastic with the glass glittering in the sun. All was well until the frost started breaking up the surface. It was not only cyclists that were suffering, pet owners and hor...
by rjb
13 Nov 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 989

Re: Prescription Charges

It's an easy check to make though - a minute or so if you have a Govt Gateway login, slightly longer if you have to register first. No it's not. I tried to contact HMRC recently, attempted to log on with my Gov Gateway login. It didn't recognise me. Same with Mrs rjb. We haven't logged on for 2 yea...
by rjb
13 Nov 2018, 12:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 1963 National Road Race Championship
Replies: 28
Views: 1093

Re: 1963 National Road Race Championship

I will mention this to Brian Sandy when i next see him. A regular visitor on his bike to our local cafe in North Curry. You can see his palmares here. http://www.cyclingarchives.com/coureurfiche.php?coureurid=38715 :wink: Caught up with Brian this morning. It brought a smile to his face when I ment...
by rjb
13 Nov 2018, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: route from Bristol to taunton
Replies: 14
Views: 464

Re: route from Bristol to taunton

Just noticed the road is closed near ham so may be no access between Creech and Knapp. :wink:
by rjb
12 Nov 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Leaning bike, poor brake force, broken spoke
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: Leaning bike, poor brake force, broken spoke

Sounds like the wheel is not tight in the frame and the right drive side is being pulled forward. This can be caused by thin drop outs meaning the QR bottoms out on the axle before it tightens in the drop out. Do you have Chrome drop outs, it's not uncommon for these to cause issues with slippage, s...
by rjb
12 Nov 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 24
Views: 932

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Brucey wrote:according to the description on the argos website, at least one of the bikes has 'SPD gears'.... the mind boggles.... :shock: :shock:

cheers


Oops put my foot in it. :lol:
by rjb
12 Nov 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prescription Charges
Replies: 63
Views: 989

Re: Prescription Charges

Psamathe wrote: 60 still 5 years short of state pension age!

Ian


Sorry to bring bad news but it will be at least 6 years before you reach state pension age. And if they move the goalposts again......... :x
by rjb
12 Nov 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: boiler insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: boiler insurance

You can buy insurance to cover every eventuality. You need to ask yourself is it worth it? Just remember insurance isn't meant to help you, it provides income and profit for the supplier of these financial products. I keep my insurance to a minimum. Ie car, house and contents. Everything else is not...