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by colin54
7 Dec 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?
Replies: 69
Views: 7993

Re: Muzak in (food) stores, at stations etc: love or hate?

I think you're really talking about background music, not Muzak, which has a specific meaning. I like it(music), sometimes, if they're lucky in the local Asda, they'll be playing something by Stevie Wonder and I can whistle along to his harmonica solos. I have yet to see anyone dancing in the aisles...
by colin54
6 Dec 2019, 12:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What music are you listening to now !
Replies: 61
Views: 1876

Re: What music are you listening to now !

If you like JJ Cale, this live in-studio performance with Leon Russell is excellent ,
they make it look easy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaHxPi9dM7o&t=546s
..and this song 'Digital Blues' is a bit of an 'ear worm', magic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzxgpxUXERw
by colin54
24 Nov 2019, 7:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 986

Re: My Touring / Expedition Bike - Video

I just had a quick look before I go out, that's a well presented and interesting video Dave.
I like that you gave the reasoning behind your choices, I'll give it a longer look later on.
by colin54
13 Nov 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?
Replies: 42
Views: 1507

Re: Belt drive instead of chain..why? why not?

[quote="Sweep"[/quote] I also know of someone who set off on a round the world with a belt drive. Turned back somewhere in france because of repeated issues. He set off again with a chain. [/quote] This is the old thread on here about that I think. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php...
by colin54
12 Nov 2019, 9:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Downtube Shifter
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: Downtube Shifter

If you get stuck, I have a tatty RX100 triple lever with the frame boss and screw you are welcome to.
Should work for double ?
by colin54
10 Nov 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DeoraLX HB-M580 REAR HUB
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: DeoraLX HB-M580 REAR HUB

Yes a 9 will fit (and a 10 I think), Shimano tech doc...

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/ev/EV-FH-M580-2344B.pdf
by colin54
9 Nov 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Air
Replies: 45
Views: 1354

Re: Winter Air

Anywhere on the Northern Line, unless you're running tubeless obviously.
by colin54
7 Nov 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Churches - interesting
Replies: 79
Views: 5405

Re: Churches - interesting

Saint James, Westhead, has this outdoor facility made from 3 panels of pierced cast iron, with a cast representation of a bear's head at top left. It looks Victorian or Edwardian I would guess. The piercing almost looks like a celtic knot. It has a useful instruction cast on the inside. Has anyone e...
by colin54
4 Nov 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1330

Re: Best Track Pump

The last time we blew this way:-
viewtopic.php?t=117192
I've got the Topeak Joe Blow one mentioned here, had it a couple of years no problems so far, maybe not shop quality but good enough for home use, I think I got mine on offer from Halfords.
by colin54
1 Nov 2019, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 32
Views: 681

Re: Halloween

I took these pictures of a field of pumpkins full last week near Newburgh W. Lancs, they were still there this Monday just gone ,it didn't look like they'd thrived (small),I thought they would have been picked by then for Halloween.The ground is pretty saturated at the moment. They were selling loca...
by colin54
30 Oct 2019, 10:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 725
Views: 125122

Re: A positive thread

Fantastic dry and wind free (rare) cycling weather here in West Lancs the last couple of days, exceptionally clear skies and masses of migratory bird activity to see at Southport. Picture over the tidal salt marsh and Ribble estuary towards Lytham with Blackpool Tower about 10 miles away in the back...
by colin54
30 Oct 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going Italian - B/B repair?
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: Going Italian - B/B repair?

An article on the evolution of Mavic bottom brackets here with good pictures of the taper set up towards the end .

http://lecycleur.com/parts/mavic-bottom-bracket/
by colin54
26 Oct 2019, 11:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've lost the handle
Replies: 45
Views: 1536

Re: I've lost the handle

Mick F wrote:
Oh Well .............................. to quote Fleetwood Mac. :wink:


Perhaps a passing 'Albatross' flew away with it...Sun Racing is one of their preferred pastimes I believe
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=133551
by colin54
26 Oct 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?
Replies: 172
Views: 13251

Re: Odd old Dawes? 1-Down? What is this?

vipvop, did you get the frame repaired ? I see you had a broken drop out a while back.