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by Paulatic
9 Jul 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've got a new brushcutter
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: I've got a new brushcutter

I’ve a similar Honda brush cutter to yours. Mine is 15 yo and still going strong without a problem. I change the oil every year and that’s all I’ve done. I ditched the head after visiting Bakewell show and bought a neat 4 cord aluminium head which uses a heavy thicker cord. The Honda has already out...
by Paulatic
8 Jul 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

Many a time I’ve hovered over the delete button on FB. I can live with it providing I don’t look more than once a month.
The reason I haven’t deleted is as said earlier so many businesses, organisations, events the details you’d like are often only available on Fb.
by Paulatic
8 Jul 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: A1-Bamburgh/Northumberland.

The A1 at those crossings is single carriageway 60mph. West Mains has a dedicated cycle track crossing with a central refuge away from the Holy Island road junction; the crossing at Belford is an offset road junction with no extra provision for bikes. Not usually too challenging crossing at either ...
by Paulatic
8 Jul 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrecking my shorts - but position otherwise ok?
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Wrecking my shorts - but position otherwise ok?

That’s incredible wear I threw some of my shorts out after 20 years :lol: Id think your wear was from a rough area of saddle which you’d have detected by now. I’d similar wear in the past on the front of shorts from some Velcro at the bottom of a jacket. Is it possible that area is passing the botto...
by Paulatic
7 Jul 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog starting this Thursday
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Lejog starting this Thursday

Good luck with the trip and I hope you get past Carlisle this time.
Scotland, camp sites, should be open by the time you reach here. Still looks like some might open without facilities though so worth checking.
by Paulatic
5 Jul 2020, 6:41pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Changing usernames
Replies: 11
Views: 256

Re: Changing usernames

AFAIK new name associated with old posts
viewtopic.php?t=135884
by Paulatic
5 Jul 2020, 9:17am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?
Replies: 37
Views: 1199

Re: Is doing JOGLE solo lonely?

I think Simon has a point. Solo on a bike and when you stop the world and his wife wants to talk with you.
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite tea shops
Replies: 332
Views: 265852

Re: Favourite tea shops

Walsingham Barns cafe - North Norfolk...awesome pies and Sunday lunches ..... The Crab Hut Brancaster Staithe North Norfolk...great seafood and great coffee I found the Crab Hut purely by accident but blimey what a great accident. Chatting in queue and guy in front was a local farmer. He asked for ...
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Midsole cleat position
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Midsole cleat position

OK Take the same stick and move the bottom forward 4cms how far does the top of the stick move? Edit: I’ve just tried this sitting on a chair with a spirit level perpendicular beside the point on the knee where you’d hold your string. Then I moved my foot forward 4 cms. The point on the knee did mov...
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Midsole cleat position
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Midsole cleat position

I’m thinking if you take 60cm stick and hold it vertically then move the bottom of that stick 4 cms back. How far has the top of the stick moved? Whilst knee to pedal is a reasonable guide I always fine tune that by what I call my balance point. I’m trying to imagine what happens to that if your foo...
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 6:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Midsole cleat position
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: Midsole cleat position

There’s more here viewtopic.php?t=135039&start=45
I’m not sure how you think your foot going forward is going to mean you’ll put your saddle forward. Your femur isn’t going to magically go shorter and neither will your balance point change. Will it?
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 526

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

It was two shillings last time I crossed a barbers floor.
I won’t be going into a pub but might be tempted by a beer garden lunchtime if it comes the right time on a walk or cycle
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 9:32am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2040
Views: 163338

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

It certainly doesn't seem that long ago. A cracking 2 weeks. The day before that was one of my favourites. We were so hot we saw a couple of cyclists eating what looked like ice creams, it turned out to be bananas..But when we got to Avimore we found an Italian ice cream parlour and it's where afte...
by Paulatic
4 Jul 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 2040
Views: 163338

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

The days in Scotland will always be my favourites. Top memories of today’s ride Big descent to Inverness Kessock Bridge Harry Gow Bakery Traffic jam in Tain due to pigeon Ice cream in Tain "Good on ya lads" Gay bar in Golspie, swift pint while I waited for you's to catch up. Campsite in Br...
by Paulatic
3 Jul 2020, 8:39am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Aldi July 2020 offers - chair and sleeping bag

In ALDI shopping yesterday and saw the sleeping bags under discussion. The package is twice the size of my snugpac synthetic SB It would fill a pannier :D Definitely for a car camper I would say.