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by Richard A Thackeray
6 Jul 2017, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 324
Views: 260891

Re: Favourite tea shops

Called at Birkin Fisheries Tea Room near Knottingley,Wakefield with the CC last Sunday. Great little bike friendly cafe in a nice location.Has enough bike racks for probably 40+ bikes. Go there, at times, with Wakefield Triathlon Club Squires, a bit further up the 'Tadcaster TurnPike' has now start...
by Richard A Thackeray
1 Jul 2017, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2054

Re: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?

I have a 755Ti, hanging up in my garage, https://www.facebook.com/richard.a.thackeray/media_set?set=a.10201014909127203.1073741829.1601508436&type=3 Can pics be seen??? Heck!!, there's even a pair of Scott Drop-Ins hanging up too (that I specified on the bike, when it was new) By chance mine ha...
by Richard A Thackeray
26 Jun 2017, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 2054

Re: Offered a 15 year old Rayleigh Dynatech cheap, worth it?

Definitely worth £50 if it fits you. Dyna-Tech was the last flowering of innovation at Raleigh at the start of the 1990s, before they lost the plot and became an bicycle importer rather than a bicycle maker. The frames are bonded (glued) rather than brazed or welded, which if done well preserves st...
by Richard A Thackeray
12 Jun 2017, 9:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIBBLE
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: RIBBLE

The '7005/audax/winter' came first, & allowing for clearances, is a damned fine bike Far faster/better handling that it deserves to be, it's seen me keep level pegging in the hills, with local (decent) Triathletes, on their carbons That's your legs not the bike :wink: Maybe Pete, but it's still...
by Richard A Thackeray
11 Jun 2017, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIBBLE
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: RIBBLE

Stable-mates

'Blue winter/audax'
Gran Fondo
CGR

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by Richard A Thackeray
11 Jun 2017, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIBBLE
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: RIBBLE

Rubble make great bikes. Also look at the Planet X London Road, you can can bespoke mudguards for it and it has rack fixings. I'm biased as I bought one last year and have done almost 2000 miles on it. Practically the same as the Ribble CGR My only gripes with mine, are; Damned heavy! (not weighed ...
by Richard A Thackeray
10 Jun 2017, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RIBBLE
Replies: 19
Views: 3050

Re: RIBBLE

I have three Ribbles The '7005/audax/winter' came first, & allowing for clearances, is a damned fine bike Far faster/better handling that it deserves to be, it's seen me keep level pegging in the hills, with local (decent) Triathletes, on their carbons I'd have another one, if it was stolen........
by Richard A Thackeray
16 Feb 2017, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling clubs near brighouse
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Cycling clubs near brighouse

Ravensthorpe CC aren't that far away, once you get past Cooper Bridge, the 'Three Nuns' & Kirklees Hall

http://www.ravensthorpecc.co.uk/
by Richard A Thackeray
28 Jan 2017, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beryl Burton radio
Replies: 5
Views: 1334

Re: Beryl Burton radio

One of the guys who was in my running club (he may still be a 'distant member?), but emigrated to Australia bears the surname of Charnock, & had (before her death) an Aunty Beryl
by Richard A Thackeray
14 Dec 2016, 9:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: E BIKE, MOPED, MOTORCYCLE
Replies: 19
Views: 2717

Re: E BIKE, MOPED, MOTORCYCLE

Did this question come about, due to the electric motorcycle Guy Martin was riding in China

Imported to Europe, so it stated, in the programme

Think this the one?

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/ ... 69982.html
by Richard A Thackeray
9 Dec 2016, 9:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 324
Views: 260891

Re: Favourite tea shops

It's nearly four decades since friends took me over that road, and I still remember it. Most of it has been resurfaced now,for the 2014 TDF Grand Depart,so it's a fantastic,smooth,scenic but tough road 8) Not been over it, in either direction, since before the TDF My first time over it, was on a bo...
by Richard A Thackeray
7 Dec 2016, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Our Guy in China
Replies: 64
Views: 4096

Re: Our Guy in China

I remember in one of his earlier programs how it lauded him because of how he rode (cycle) to and from work every day. Yet that article quotes hin as saying The judge asked me if it would affect my living if I couldn’t drive. I said I race motorbikes, I race mountain bikes and I go to work and if I...
by Richard A Thackeray
22 Nov 2016, 12:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Braking distance on a bike
Replies: 42
Views: 5006

Re: Braking distance on a bike

PhilWhitehurst wrote:
Ice 75-80m


Although, this can be far far less, if you've dropped the bike, & the brake-lever, derailleur, & a pedal are all digging into the ice, for extra grip.... :D
by Richard A Thackeray
16 Nov 2016, 10:23am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!
Replies: 10
Views: 10863

Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

Richard A Thackeray wrote:I've tried mine, that works okay on other forums, & is already about 120 x 120, but it won't load


Resized to 50 x 60, but nope!
by Richard A Thackeray
16 Nov 2016, 10:18am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!
Replies: 10
Views: 10863

Re: AVATAR ? Not possible to post one!!

I've tried mine, that works okay on other forums, & is already about 120 x 120, but it won't load