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by Hobbs1951
4 Dec 2019, 11:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 52
Views: 1008

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Couple of points, I've mentioned them numerous times (on the Brexit thread) but they're rarely referred to by others - 1. We don't like paying taxes therefore our health service (notwithstanding Tory neglect) will never resemble the Scandinavian model. 2. Transport, not withstanding neglect and Tor...
by Hobbs1951
4 Dec 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 52
Views: 1008

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Couple of points, I've mentioned them numerous times (on the Brexit thread) but they're rarely referred to by others - 1. We don't like paying taxes therefore our health service (notwithstanding Tory neglect) will never resemble the Scandinavian model. 2. Transport, not withstanding neglect and Tory...
by Hobbs1951
4 Dec 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: The greatest cyclist of all time by a country mile.

foxychick wrote:https://youtu.be/6wTBaW6hcGw


You're serious ?

John.
by Hobbs1951
28 Oct 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Water Rail Way?
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Water Rail Way?

I ride the WRW regularly (from Lincoln via Bardney, & Kirkstead to Boston) - and rode the ST recently - I took my 7 yr old on it (when she was 7).

John.
by Hobbs1951
28 Oct 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Water Rail Way?
Replies: 8
Views: 559

Re: Water Rail Way?

One of my wife’s friends lives in the Lincs wolds fens near Lincoln Boston. I see the old railway line through Woodhall is now a rail trail but that it’s not all off road. Can any Lincs locals comment on whether it’s suitable for, say, a 9yo & 7yo plus adult? The Spa Trail/Viking Way (Woodhall ...
by Hobbs1951
13 Oct 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Suntour Accushift question.

The rd I have,

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Sun ... style.html

Looks like I need to get the friction levers, thanks for the links and tips.

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Oct 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Suntour Accushift question.

From what you say I need to check what Cyclone I have ?

Will check now...seems to be Mk 2, Suntour on the fd (only number I can find is 4532) band in black and Suntour Cyclone on the rd the same (cannot find a number only GT stamped on the lower cage) ?

Thanks, John.
by Hobbs1951
13 Oct 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suntour Accushift question.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Suntour Accushift question.

Hi guys, I have never used Suntour (on a roadbike) before and am building up my restored Philbrook tourer over the next few weeks - question is I am using Suntour Cyclone RD and FD, are Accushift shifters* friction or ratchet ? With-initially-a Campagnolo chainset (Nuovo Record 48/42), until I can s...
by Hobbs1951
9 Oct 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1897

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Give most of it away, it is a vulgar sum: no-one person should be able to win that much - suggest 170 people win a million.

John.
by Hobbs1951
5 Oct 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?
Replies: 51
Views: 8697

Re: Have you cycled up Bealach-na-ba?

horizon wrote:Is it cycleable unpowered?

Here's a nice video from Volt - not sure what to make of it:

https://voltbikes.co.uk/blog/video/volt ... ach-na-ba/


Cycled, motorcycled and driven...before many had even heard of it !

John.
by Hobbs1951
5 Oct 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 97
Views: 8590

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

Roberts frames are rarely mentioned on this forum (it does surprise me). Chas was not the Roberts framebuilder: he managed the business. Prior to Charlie Roberts death in 1979 the two principle Roberts builders (including Charlie) were Geoff Roberts (Charlie's youngest son) and Derek Bailey. Geoff R...
by Hobbs1951
30 Sep 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Road Worlds
Replies: 65
Views: 1865

Re: Road Worlds

It may have been a record: 46 finishers from 196 starters in the men's road race (yesterday) !?

John.
by Hobbs1951
30 Sep 2019, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21312
Views: 520263

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Retailers and manufacturers cannot absorb prices long term, though they may be able to do so short term. Retailers are unable to absorb cost increases, they've suffered much margin erosion in recent years, automotive sector economics are very complex, dealers are at the mercy (largely) of both the ...
by Hobbs1951
30 Sep 2019, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21312
Views: 520263

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Very few of us will be able to afford an imported foreign car. However, since we would have taken back control, we could set our own cheaper standards for cars (e.g. no expensive catalytic converters fitted since they would no longer be required) and manufacture them cheaply using low wage UK labou...
by Hobbs1951
25 Sep 2019, 8:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Would you Abolish Eton?
Replies: 82
Views: 1782

Re: Would you Abolish Eton?

We have not talked about the emotional damage that these boarding schools do to their pupils. The Old Etonian John Julius Norwich, asked for a memory that he thought summed up the spirit of his school, offered the following: after a boy had killed himself “the housemaster summoned the whole house a...