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by jezer
3 May 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** Local Election Results **
Replies: 91
Views: 1740

Re: ** Local Election Results **

Lib Dems gain hundreds of seats. Tories and Labour suffer huge losses. Brandon Lewis's takeaway is 'voters just want brexit done'. John McDonnell's takeaway is 'Brexit - sort it'. Words fail me... One particularly gratifying result The installation of a Lib Dem council in Jacob Rees-Mogg’s constitu...
by jezer
10 Dec 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU referendum 3.0 -- with don't know option --
Replies: 166
Views: 4750

Re: EU referendum 3.0 -- with don't know option --

No, I voted remain and still would. The majority want a people’s vote, that is now clear.
by jezer
29 Nov 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bath final day Air pollution consulation
Replies: 23
Views: 3204

Re: Bath final day Air pollution consulation

We often go to Bath as we live quite close. We park in Batheaston free car park and walk in to the centre via Bailbrook or the K&A towpath. It makes a nice circular walk. Either that or take bikes on the rack and do it that way.
by jezer
23 Nov 2018, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Should I clean a new chain before fitting.
Replies: 22
Views: 969

Re: Should I clean a new chain before fitting.

I’ve certainly never done that. New chains come well packed with grease and should not need further lubrication for a while.
by jezer
5 Nov 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for a bike in cash - why?
Replies: 35
Views: 954

Re: Paying for a bike in cash - why?

I can see his point about not giving out his address in advance. You could be in cahoots with a burglar who would raid his house knowing he wasn’t there at the time of his meeting you. Suspicion works both ways.
by jezer
31 Oct 2018, 9:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture Sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Puncture Sealant

OK thanks, don't like the sound of Zefal etc. + at nearly 80 years of age changing the tyre is not an option for her! It needs to be clean and easy to use. Is this the Vittoria sealant referred to? http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-pit-stop-tyre-sealant/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=53603...
by jezer
30 Oct 2018, 3:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture Sealant
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Puncture Sealant

Vitoria seal & inflate works well. I’ve had it in one tyre for over a year after a puncture and still good.
by jezer
17 Oct 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car Indicators - Is it me?
Replies: 36
Views: 1561

Re: Car Indicators - Is it me?

Not just you. I find day running lights on modern cars tend to diminish the visual impact of indicators, plus many drivers don’t even bother to use indicators properly. BTW “right of way” doesn’t actually exist, priority is the correct term.
by jezer
17 Oct 2018, 12:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano M324 SPDs maintenance
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: Shimano M324 SPDs maintenance

Don’t forget to unscrew the pedals from the cranks, clean the threads, regrease, and refit not too tightly. Do this every couple of months to avoid them seizing in the cranks. This applies to other components as well, like seatpins.
by jezer
12 Oct 2018, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hell On A Cycle Path.
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Hell On A Cycle Path.

There was a case locally a couple of years ago where a driver swerved across the road to intimidate a cyclist. He was clearly captured on camera and reported to the police. It turned out he was on a suspended sentence for a more serious crime, and was immediately jailed.
by jezer
5 Oct 2018, 7:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How things change!
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: How things change!

I’ve recently read that book. An excellent account of a radical politician not always remembered these days.
by jezer
4 Oct 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 94
Views: 3265

Re: Is it just me?

I have certainly noticed recently that some approaching vehicles don’t seem to dip headlights at all, or dip late only after a second or two of dazzling. I suspect these are automatic systems not working properly. I agree it is a very bad development.
by jezer
21 Sep 2018, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you've never done
Replies: 158
Views: 39120

Re: Things you've never done

I started this thread in 2013 and it’s interesting to see it picked up again. It was indeed intended to highlight common practices that some of us eschew. I now have to add that I have never ridden an electric bike.....so far :lol:
by jezer
12 Sep 2018, 8:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bought £1700 Carbon Bike - Now scared to use it.
Replies: 41
Views: 2058

Re: Bought £1700 Carbon Bike - Now scared to use it.

We have a chap in our club who is always into the latest top end stuff. A few years ago when electric gears came out he was the first to indulge, on a fancy carbon frame of course. On club rides he would never go into the cafe, but stayed outside to guard it. Having said that, carbon is pretty tough...
by jezer
24 Aug 2018, 7:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Probability that my front QR skewer disappeared while cycling and i didnt notice?
Replies: 26
Views: 1163

Re: Probability that my front QR skewer disappeared while cycling and i didnt notice?

It is possible that the lugs at the base of the forks would keep the wheel in place to some extent, but I would fear the worst regarding sabotage. Time to move residence I think.