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by jezer
28 Sep 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire
Replies: 28
Views: 880

Re: Towns and Villages in Wiltshire

A great challenge. I live in Wiltshire and have cycled to many of those, but it’s taken me a good few years! :lol:
by jezer
20 Aug 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this a new scam?
Replies: 15
Views: 695

Re: Is this a new scam?

Definitely a scam. DVLA refunds are made automatically by cheque, I received one last week.
by jezer
12 Aug 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1160

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

Due to arthritis I have been unable to fit or remove tyres for several years now. I have used Vitoria Seal & Inflate on presta valves with excellent results, and it is permanent not just ‘get you home’. It’s not cheap, but then again you don’t need to replace the tube each time you get a punctu...
by jezer
12 Aug 2020, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?
Replies: 40
Views: 1160

Re: Tyre sealer/inflaters - do any of them work?

Due to arthritis I have been unable to fit or remove tyres for several years now. I have used Vitoria Seal & Inflate on presta valves with excellent results, and it is permanent not just ‘get you home’. It’s not cheap, but then again you don’t need to replace the tube each time you get a punctur...
by jezer
5 Aug 2020, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1023
Views: 77729

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I don’t trust stairs, they’re always up to something.
by jezer
17 Jun 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedersen (sigh)
Replies: 23
Views: 756

Re: Pedersen (sigh)

I had a former next door neighbour who had one that he called a Copenhagen Pedersen. It was quite shabby but he cycled everywhere on it dressed in a long black coat and a bowler hat. I rode up the road and back on it once. It was the most awkward time I’ve ever spent on a bike :shock:
by jezer
3 May 2020, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weird Food Combinations you enjoy.
Replies: 49
Views: 1050

Re: Weird Food Combinations you enjoy.

Years ago, before energy bars and gels were invented, I used to take peanut butter and honey sandwiches on Audax rides. One of those was good for a few miles, although you had to keep them well wrapped or they’d make a mess in your saddle bag :shock:
by jezer
11 Apr 2020, 6:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grislely lump on "sit bone"
Replies: 9
Views: 7224

Re: Grislely lump on "sit bone"

I’ve had similar for a number of years. It’s not exactly painful, but I’m aware of it after a couple of hours riding. I went to the Dr when it first appeared and he advised it was nothing serious, but unfortunately would not go away. I actually got a second opinion from another Dr in the same practi...
by jezer
27 Mar 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric Bikeitis.... a condition to be avoided
Replies: 22
Views: 1236

Re: Electric Bikeitist.... a condition to be avoided

I have recently joined the ebike brigade, having bought a Ribble CGR using their bike builder system. The whole process of speccing up the bike to my exact requirements was a big plus. I’ve only had the bike for a couple of weeks, but have used it almost every day for my permitted exercise during th...
by jezer
2 Jan 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BT Scam?
Replies: 11
Views: 374

Re: BT Scam?

I’ve had similar calls, all recorded messages. They seem to come in waves, a few over a couple of days, then nothing for weeks. Definitely scams.
by jezer
1 Dec 2019, 8:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quick unclog of mudguards?
Replies: 63
Views: 2364

Re: Quick unclog of mudguards?

A teaspoon works well.
by jezer
29 Sep 2019, 11:50pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 3150

Re: Road Worlds

We were walking around the town centre circuit today, and on the finish line at the end. Many of the riders looked totally wrecked, some having to be helped back to the team coaches with the appearance of hypothermia. A truly epic race, with the majority abandoning before the finish.
by jezer
28 Sep 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Ear syringe
Replies: 15
Views: 1033

Re: Ear syringe

Yes, it’s more creeping privatisation of health care. I have to have my ears cleared of wax every few months. As a result of this new NHS policy I had to visit Specsavers at a cost of £35 per ear. They do use better equipment though, vacuum instead of a water jet.
by jezer
4 Aug 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?
Replies: 80
Views: 4416

Re: What's the biggest waste of money possible on a bike part?

Garmin type gadgets, or anything electronic really. I like to keep things simple and cheap :D
by jezer
25 Jun 2019, 7:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 11598

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

I never warn a law breaking driver of a speed camera van. I do often flash my lights or make a slow down gesture if they are clearly over the limit and there is no camera ahead.