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by Postboxer
10 Dec 2018, 7:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Geraint Thomas Book
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Geraint Thomas Book

brynpoeth wrote:The book might never have been published had he not won the TdF

Did he write every word himself?
Is it available in Welsh? :wink:


Publication date: 29 Oct 2015


Seems that it was. Don't know if his new book is an update of this one or a whole new book.
by Postboxer
7 Dec 2018, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Elastic band - how does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 470

Re: Elastic band - how does this work?

Some lids are quite rough on my baby soft hands so it hurts too much before maximum force is exerted, so the elastic band would alleviate this problem.
by Postboxer
3 Dec 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?
Replies: 54
Views: 1332

Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

There was a story on the BBC website about blending different football strips into one, here it is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/8a55adb5-7be1-455e-92a7-b6c5dc6176f1 It would be possible to do this with old jerseys assuming they all wore out in different areas, or just use whatever good bit...
by Postboxer
3 Dec 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?
Replies: 54
Views: 1332

Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

I binned some bib tights last week, only cheap Aldi or Lidl ones, I didn't like them much anyway, they broke in the wash, one of the 'braces', the strap over my shoulder, had been ripped off at the top of the bib, I assume there had been a big tangle of laundry in the machine that wound tighter and ...
by Postboxer
3 Dec 2018, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 168
Views: 13554

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

My target is 100 miles every month, managed it so far but have December's to fit in, kids are in school for three more weeks so hoping to get it done by then as there'll be no room to take my bike back to my parents for Christmas and don't think anyone is getting me one. Tomorrow looks like the weat...
by Postboxer
28 Nov 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front mech not shifting to large ring
Replies: 28
Views: 819

Re: Front mech not shifting to large ring

Is the new chain different to the old chain? Do some chains have a right way and wrong way around? Have you got the old chain lying around to check the new chain against?
by Postboxer
23 Nov 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1154

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

If there wasn't any speed, there couldn't be a collision, so it must be a factor, I hope people are tweeting him, copying his tweet but changing the pick up truck to various other scenarios, ie "Came around a corner yesterday to find a gigantic hole in the middle of the road. Unavoidable. Just ...
by Postboxer
20 Nov 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Missing Person £11.75 Mil
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Missing Person £11.75 Mil

I assume in part it's because it's a higher profile story, with more news coverage, the authorities are then under more pressure to be seen to be doing something. It was a huge news story at the time, with people discussing the circumstances of it. It isn't the same as a normal missing person, most ...
by Postboxer
10 Nov 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators

I just wish the government would make the simple decisions for us, regulate palm oil, control recycling from the production end, not the waste end, they could easily stipulate what materials are allowed in packaging to make everything more easily recyclable, or even have everything come in returnabl...
by Postboxer
9 Nov 2018, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repeat puncture
Replies: 31
Views: 781

Re: Repeat puncture

I had a repeat puncture on my wife's bike, a cheap Apollo, got it off ebay, she doesn't ride often but I should probably keep a look out for something better, anyway, I think it was caused by rusty spoke nipples, hidden under the rim tape, it kept puncturing every time I inflated it, was driving me ...
by Postboxer
8 Nov 2018, 2:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's wrong with just a mirror?
Replies: 61
Views: 3326

Re: What's wrong with just a mirror?

I've bad eyesight so can't see clearly with a shoulder check without looking through my glasses, maybe I should try some rides in my contacts to see if it makes much difference, at the moment to do a shoulder check I have to turn a lot to get a clear look, now I just need to learn to cycle in a stra...
by Postboxer
8 Nov 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1325

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

100%JR wrote:Cycle path or shared path?
You seem to be attracting incidents lately?Someone or persons with a grudge against cyclists in general?



I was wondering if there were some badly behaved cyclists on the same routes as the OP making the local pedestrians more anti-cyclist.
by Postboxer
7 Nov 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's wrong with just a mirror?
Replies: 61
Views: 3326

Re: What's wrong with just a mirror?

Different bikes and different riders will have different characteristics, maybe just different tyres and tyre pressures will produce vastly different vibrations in the handlebars and mirrors. I've always found cycle mirrors vibrate a lot and maybe as I ride in different positions, the mirror isn't a...
by Postboxer
7 Nov 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1113

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

I'd rather she opted to give up driving rather than drinking. What if she opted to give up drinking and is a competent driver and a very good doctor without the drink? She could do both but if she has a problem with drink, she may fall off the wagon so to speak, which is easily done, alcohol is eve...
by Postboxer
7 Nov 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job
Replies: 68
Views: 1113

Re: Twice Drunk Driver Escapes Jail And Keeps Job

I'd rather she opted to give up driving rather than drinking.