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by Paulatic
14 Jun 2021, 9:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 668

Re: I wonder if.......

Mike Sales wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 7:17am Physical activity in eeducation is a good idea, but seems to fail in its aims at the moment.
I think it definitely failed for me back in the sixties ending up loathing any Physical activity. When the Peleton advert shows I always end it by telling her to Foxtrot Off.
Maybe physical education should be more about introducing you to the many activities you can do for pleasurable exercise and stop trying to force us to excel at it? I was fortunate to attend a school with squash courts and later in life, seeking exercise, took up the game again in my forties and enjoyed playing it right up until Covid.
by Paulatic
14 Jun 2021, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Post your favourite Youtube channels here
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Post your favourite Youtube channels here

Colin63 wrote: 21 May 2021, 3:21pm They are:
https://www.youtube.com/c/BicycleAdventureClub/featured - Probably the most joyous cycling channel in the world. Two women from the midlands who don't know how to get up in the morning without laughing (just start off watching their Hadrians Wall cycle tour).
I did follow that advise and wasn’t too sure about them :) thinking they’d made a right mess of a good tour.
I returned a few days later and tried other vids and I’m now hooked. As you say they can’t stop being happy. Now learning a brummie accent and looking out for Mary :wink: special!

Funnily enough they compliment a lot of narrowboat vids I’ve watched "Foxes Afloat" see the same canals but from the tow path.
by Paulatic
14 Jun 2021, 8:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Travelling with a touring bike on a train in the uk
Replies: 145
Views: 5399

Re: Travelling with a touring bike on a train in the uk

Steve X wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 8:02am When traveling in future, if I wish to make an advance booking I think I will go to a train station and do this as the booking agents seem to be able to access the seats and bikes availability more easily than I can. We have a train station about 7 miles away.
Thats good it keeps my son in work :D
He advised me years ago to use a web page rather than the an app. Some apps don’t show bike booking tick box.
Steve X wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 8:02am Lancaster to Ravenglass - 2 Bike + 2 disabled spaces, which cannot be booked.
Was using that line a few times a couple of weeks ago. Pleased to see how well used it is with bikes it’s a great asset for cyclists living there. Number of bikes on board worked out OK but I think one trip it’s as well I was getting off at GoS as others waiting to board there.
by Paulatic
13 Jun 2021, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schimano Tiagra 4700 BB replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Schimano Tiagra 4700 BB replacement

Yes it should be fine both hollwtech 2

The Shimano BB-RS500 bottom bracket is recommended for Hollowtech II compatible cranks with 24 mm axles from the Tiagra, Sora and GRX series as well as many other groupless models.
by Paulatic
13 Jun 2021, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano 105 Hydraulic Brakes 7020
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Shimano 105 Hydraulic Brakes 7020

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares ... y0c698030/

A search suggests that will fit.
ST-R9120, ST-R8020, ST-R7020 all use the same Funnel Adapter Y0C698050, so thread on Bleed Screw is the same, and exterior looks the same
by Paulatic
13 Jun 2021, 9:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 668

Re: I wonder if.......

I went to a football match once. Eldest son aged 11or 12 wanted to go to one. I took him to an under 21 international match at Palmerston Park. Scot v Ned
Wasn’t long before I became an embarrassment because I applauded both sides when I thought they’d played well. Apparently you’ve only to support one side :lol:
by Paulatic
12 Jun 2021, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sheldon Brown
Replies: 16
Views: 810

Re: Sheldon Brown concerns

Harris Cyclery closes and concerns over the future of the site.
https://road.cc/content/news/concerns-o ... ite-284033
by Paulatic
12 Jun 2021, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... who made this bike, and why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1004

Re: ... who made this bike, and why?

The bike tells us an awful lot. :wink:
First thing I noticed was USA put themselves on top. GB are on the down or else something to be sat on.
by Paulatic
12 Jun 2021, 8:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Converting an old bike to an ebike
Replies: 32
Views: 872

Re: Swytch

Oldjohnw wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 7:31am Was the saddle destroyed for illustrative purposes to make a point?
More than likely as I find it hard to imagine anyone riding it in that position.
The Swytch advert targets me most days on YouTube and I think it is also one I’ve watched right through the first time. All looks great initially but soon resemble a lot of marketing hype.
by Paulatic
11 Jun 2021, 7:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Rural Connections" in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 228

Re: "Rural Connections" in Scotland

Barrows surely :D
I wheel mine most days.
I have asked CUK why the Scottish Borders but not Dumfries & Galloway?
by Paulatic
10 Jun 2021, 3:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano PD-GR500 flat pedals - first thoughts.
Replies: 7
Views: 765

Re: Shimano PD-GR500 flat pedals - first thoughts.

Colin63 wrote: 8 Jun 2021, 10:08am I bought these to help with my injury recovery but I really can't see me going back to cleats again
Just over 3 years since I did exactly the same thing for exactly that reason. I never went back and know I never will.
by Paulatic
10 Jun 2021, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How often should one change one's D lock?
Replies: 21
Views: 635

Re: How often should one change one's D lock?

When it no longer works or you’ve lost the key.
by Paulatic
8 Jun 2021, 7:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Samye Ling / Eskdalmuir
Replies: 57
Views: 2700

Re: Samye Ling / Eskdalmuir

Read last week they are trying again and submitting new plans but on an initial look couldn’t find any detail.
by Paulatic
8 Jun 2021, 7:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Faversham Graveney NCN1
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Faversham Graveney NCN1

Looking at the satellite view after the sewage farm it looks well defined. White gravel or hard packed mud it’s only for one field side before a vehicle track again.
I’d definitely give it a go on 28mm looking at these pictures
https://www.geograph.org.uk/near/TR0462 ... Route+1%5D
by Paulatic
7 Jun 2021, 6:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring with a dog
Replies: 14
Views: 751

Re: Touring with a dog

I don’t but
I did meet on the road a guy from Kings Lynn on his holidays to Scotland. Two panniers and tent at the back a wooden box on the front holding a very happy Jack Russel.