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by NATURAL ANKLING
16 Oct 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

Hi, 10 out of 10 if you manage to do all that the frame doesn't go rusty where you can / can't see it. I mean I wouldn't trust any mechanic that takes money to do all that. I just recently rebuilt (Well two years ago) a bike, I painted all the parts of the frame that were rusty, then on assembling m...
by NATURAL ANKLING
16 Oct 2019, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1909

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Hi,
I didn't include any :-)'s but you knew I was only joking/ Well I wasn't but you can take it as I was.
You could always write a book on customising Moultons, In brackets (includes accounts/was it worth it) :mrgreen:
by NATURAL ANKLING
16 Oct 2019, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 50
Views: 1053

Re: Chip and Pin question

Hi, HSBC supplied you with a little of sort credit card sized calculator type thing. This is to get onto the Internet. Mine packed up, so sent me a new one, never turned up, so they sent another. I think I have to now have two or three that work. These too have a six digit pin, which you insert to g...
by NATURAL ANKLING
16 Oct 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 90
Views: 1909

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Hi, I know how diligent Mick is in keeping accounts. Both of my skip trainers cost me about £100 each to do 5000 miles each. they have been maintained and built with parts from the tip. I will give you one of my frames and sell you the rest for £30. Then you can see if you can squeeze out the mileag...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 231
Views: 21913

Re: Visitors

Hi,
Our resident Hog is only taking dried meal worms, I think he has now started to hibernate.
Saw a robin chirping away in the bush today.
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

Hi, I am curious, when does one think that BB and HS tools were available / did the old frames need them with the such crude BB bearings' cup and cone, I am talking rod brake bikes here. Did frame makers that's including custom in your shed ones make sure the BB and HS were finished correctly. Did t...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 10:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

Hi, All my life I've operated on a principle that has stood me in good stead: there's no such thing as waterproof luggage. Put everything in poly bags, when they puncture patch them with sellotape, when they get tatty chuck them away. I was rather dismayed to see that the heavy duty polythene rucsac...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

Hi, OK so I didn't always service my bike properly in the past like I didn't always replace my chain when I should :oops: (50 years ago) To day with have all this information, I am older and a bit wiser, I like tools too :) But then you are faced with trusting your LBS / buying expensive little used...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20002
Views: 492814

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

Hi, Usual guff from "its my way or no way" you call yourself a reasonable person :roll: Not at all, spend five minutes on any brexiter site and see for yourself. Misinformation abounds and the means to prove it's nonsense exists but yet a large number chose to ignore it and continue spouti...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 63
Views: 1558

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Hi, When I was a kid I had chicken pox twice. I just read that the virus can remain dormant in nerve endings for years and re-emerge as shingles when you get on a bit and your immune system declines. This senior-citizen bit's a riot, innit? Yep had that, so did er indoors, mine was aching armpit, er...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Chip and Pin question
Replies: 50
Views: 1053

Re: Chip and Pin question

Hi, Hi all, Why use Chip & PIN, one can still get & use Chip & Signature! Works for me. MM I have no problem with chip and pin.....................apart from the fact that my index finger is too weak to operate the buttons :( Doesn't help with chip and sig as my writing is also affected ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question
Replies: 35
Views: 938

Re: Frame "prepping" - maybe daft question

Hi, I must say I was particularly shocked by the apparent need to finish off the bb threading. Would this sort of stuff be acceptable with any other product? All in all this sounds like a very good argument for buying a ready built bike from the likes of ridgeback. And cheaper. Can always change a f...
by NATURAL ANKLING
15 Oct 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying bills - what options?
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Paying bills - what options?

hi, They already know the address, if they don't know your name what's the problem giving them your name? That's the only details they need to know, the bill is on the house. Every time you change Supplier they will know your name/or the name you put that for some reason you don't want your name on ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
14 Oct 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How dry are your stuff sacs?
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: How dry are your stuff sacs?

Hi, I used a dry bag for a week and the material is already creased which looks like delamination. I don't think that any bag will be 100% and it of course prudent to wrap contents in plastic bag just in case. Stuff bags can be made of any material including mesh, with a secure closer normally a cor...
by NATURAL ANKLING
14 Oct 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1061

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Hi, The other day it was discussed (in welsh gov) that there is a 40% want for indy, is that a good start, how long will it take for it to be viable / what percent will the people accept? Judging on the last ref and the storm its blown up. On Scotland as far as I can see the rural villages voted it ...