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by kylecycler
4 Jun 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trump The Beast
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: Trump The Beast

Larry the No 10 cat wasn't impressed...

Larry No 10 cat Trump car.jpg

Larry not impressed Trump.jpg
by kylecycler
29 May 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Where have all the helmets gone....?
Replies: 17
Views: 716

Re: Where have all the helmets gone....?

Are the handlebars wider than normal? It's the fashion these days. Back in the day - and I still believe this - handlebars were the same width as your shoulder bones. My Moulton came with wide ones, and I sold them and bought narrower. Much better! :D This photo always makes me smile but I suppose ...
by kylecycler
24 May 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Inner Tube Blow Outs
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Inner Tube Blow Outs

Is it safe to use a 50mm tyre on a 19mm rim? I do - both my Carrera Subways came with that - it's safe enough, especially given that (or maybe even if only because) the tyres are run at ~42 psi front, ~47 psi rear, and that's allowing for the bikes sometimes being laden. They still roll fast at the...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 519
Views: 9902

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Mick F wrote:Excellent.
Thank you.

Like you I don't have a TV so I've never seen The Handmaid's Tale but it gave me chills when I heard the track on the radio.
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 519
Views: 9902

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

because of Blondie's popularity https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahGxiSV_LH0&frags=pl%2Cwn .......... and when we talk, it feels like Paradise .............. Not Heart of Glass but heart of stone - the Tories - but for anyone who hasn't heard this (it was used in an episode of The Handmaid's Tal...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bojo's bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Bojo's bike.

Mick F wrote:Why is BJ wearing a helmet?

What does BJ stand for again?
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3248

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Politeness, civility, a recognition that in front of me was someone over whom I had no power found favour, as did me showing the stamps in my passport, quoting much other relevant and irrelevant information about flights to Great Inagua (few, infrequent) allied to a slightly dishevelled appearance ...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SIS outer.
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Shimano SIS outer.

I've seen all sorts, including bikes which were (from new) cabled up with parallel strand reinforced outer in the gear runs except for the loop to the RD. I've mentioned this before but jagwire make stepped ferrules that allow 5.0mm housing to fit into cable stops that also have a 5.0mm diameter. B...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bojo's bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Bojo's bike.

You could even say Corbyn looks just like a TdF cyclist - if you took away the stem riser and slammed the stem - given the fact that his bike is about three sizes too small. He's clearly not very bright. Anyone sensible riding to the same place of work every day leaves their lock there to avoid carr...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SIS outer.
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Shimano SIS outer.

I have a cable outer that is printed SIS but is spiral wound. I assumed that SIS printed outers would just be for gear shifting. Usually indexing gear outers are parallel wired - right or wrong ? I bought SIS cable outers from the LBS that turned out to be spiral wound. It was for restoring an earl...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3248

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Worth bearing in mind that the quote upthread is from a professional pilot – their job is to reduce risk to vanishing point. As cycle tourists, we might be OK with a one-in-a-thousand risk – i.e. 99.9% sure of the bike getting there. But to an airline pilot, that's a completely unacceptable level o...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3248

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Even if none of that ^ applies, you'd have to expect that your rear derailleur is quite likely to go out of alignment - it doesn't take much - and given that a hanger alignment tool is absolutely not the sort of thing you could lug around with you, it's a problem. What you could do, though, is carr...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 127
Views: 3248

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

mattheus wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:... not sensible to, effectively, leave it to chance.


You will have a dull life (especially your holidays) if you leave nothing to chance my friend!

Yebbut he might have a longer life than you. :wink:
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bojo's bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 693

Re: Bojo's bike.

Mike might have a link to the photo or might even have downloaded it, but it might have been in an earlier edition of the Guardian cos it's not there now, as far as I can tell. Found this on Press Reader, though: img.jpg It's an elegant machine - lovely colour, even nicely complemented by the bar ta...