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by barrym
29 Jul 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes getting bigger?
Replies: 24
Views: 1163

Re: Are bikes getting bigger?

CyberKnight wrote:... a 54 cm TT is about the right ball park


This made me laugh!
by barrym
24 Jul 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Isle Of Man TT.......ITV4
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: Isle Of Man TT.......ITV4

Yeah, old Brit bikes were everywhere and worth nothing. Today they are nowhere to be found and worth a mint. If only I'd known then......

Ah well.
by barrym
22 Jul 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Diabetes Advice

Check out diabetes.co.uk forum. Some amazing folk over there. A knowledge level far beyond that which you're likely to get at your local surgery. Worth spending some time there. HTH and good luck. Thanks Barry. I'd spent some time on diabetes.co.uk site but not looked at the forum. A lot of type 1 ...
by barrym
19 Jul 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: Diabetes Advice

Check out diabetes.co.uk forum. Some amazing folk over there. A knowledge level far beyond that which you're likely to get at your local surgery. Worth spending some time there.

HTH and good luck.
by barrym
17 Jul 2018, 6:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Isle Of Man TT.......ITV4
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: Isle Of Man TT.......ITV4

I'm pretty sure it was 'Get yer ya ya's out!'.

Also to complete the story, I have had a number of Indian Enfield's in more recent years, including a trials one, similar to yours visually, but engine-wise no comparison.
by barrym
16 Jul 2018, 5:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Isle Of Man TT.......ITV4
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: Isle Of Man TT.......ITV4

Wow! That's beautiful. Some compare the originals with the Indian ones. There is no comparison. These were lovingly made by British craftsmen in Redditch. All sorts of hand-finished quality differences. Lovely. Edit. Should add, I had a road going 350 bullet back in the 60s. Bought for a fiver, swap...
by barrym
31 May 2018, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2 stroke brushcutter engine issues
Replies: 91
Views: 1683

Re: 2 stroke brushcutter engine issues

My initial thoughts were carb, and perished diaphragm specifically at that age, so that YouTube will be a good start. If you are destined for a new one in the end, have you considered battery? I'm getting close to new mower, hedge cutter and brush cutter/strimmer. All heavy duty demands, not residen...
by barrym
28 May 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bristol to Newbury to Bristol
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: Bristol to Newbury to Bristol

River Avon and Kennet & Avon canal perhaps.

Not done all of it myself but I know much of it is good. Certainly pleasant.
by barrym
8 May 2018, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Problem with aluminium.
Replies: 82
Views: 5500

Re: Problem with aluminium.

Well, I'll start off saying that I'm not an expert on anything. However my current bike is a Trek 7100 aluminium alloy frame and is 9 years old and done a lot of miles. It is 9 years old and I'd expect the same again. My previous bike was an aluminium framed GT and was getting on for 15 when I got r...
by barrym
30 Mar 2018, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lithium I-on vs Iron?
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: Lithium I-on vs Iron?

A bit on next generation batteries on Inside Science, R4 last night.

Standout piece was 23,000 cycles and a performance improvement NOT deterioration!
by barrym
24 Mar 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clocks Going Forward
Replies: 47
Views: 1852

Re: Clocks Going Forward

Marcus Aurelius wrote:I always forget to adjust at least one of my cycle computers. It freaks me out at first, then I realise how much lighter it is, and I relax.
Why does altering them affect the weight?

[emoji847]
by barrym
22 Mar 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Internal hub geared bikes
Replies: 14
Views: 1386

Re: Internal hub geared bikes

The noise from a chain and derailleur can be more or less depending on the lube used. I remember using a dry wax once and had gotten used to the noise. Had to use some regular motor oil in an emergency and it was transformed! Picked up loads of dirt though which reminded me why I'd used the wax. How...
by barrym
22 Mar 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's is This?
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Who's is This?

A fox, not a deer Yes definitely, deer droppings are more like rabbit or sheep. Otter scats can have that black twisted appearance but sometimes smell fishiy. I have heard the smell of otter scats being described as 'jasmine tea' - which puts me off the idea of jasmine tea... Hmm, I disagree. I hav...
by barrym
21 Mar 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's is This?
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Who's is This?

We dont have much formal garden, just loads of grass. The deer visit close to the house depending on what is 'in season'. They often strip our pear tree, but generally leave the apples, cookers and eaters. Next door lose their roses when they're 'sweet'. So I guess even though there are lots around ...
by barrym
21 Mar 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's is This?
Replies: 34
Views: 2064

Re: Who's is This?

Looks like deer to me.