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by brooksby
22 Oct 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What happened to all the blogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: What happened to all the blogs?

There was a time when blogs were The Latest Thing. The writers probably liked being on the bleeding cutting edge, so now they use 2019's Latest Thing (wotever that is. Probably Instagram, but I suspect that tumblr may be better if you want to integrate some verbiage). I also think that the increase...
by brooksby
22 Oct 2019, 10:50am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 1951 Sheffield Langsett 25 inch frame and lovely with it
Replies: 5
Views: 552

Re: 1951 Sheffield Langsett 25 inch frame and lovely with it

That really is a thing of beauty :D but outside of my funding envelope. I hope it goes to a good home.
by brooksby
22 Oct 2019, 10:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What happened to all the blogs?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

What happened to all the blogs?

Has anyone noticed how rarely blogs about cycling seem to be updated, nowadays? Blogs with written words, not twitter feeds or video clips. (eg. Vole O'Speed, As Easy as Riding a Bike, Beyond the Kerb, and At War with the Motorist) I used to read quite a lot of them, and enjoyed it, but I guess real...
by brooksby
21 Oct 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 481
Views: 48746

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

brynpoeth wrote:Bob Monkhouse:

At school I was asked, what I wanted to be
'I want to be a comedian who makes people laugh', I bleated
'They laughed at me. They are not laughing now!' :wink:


They use that in one in a scene in the new 'Joker' film.
by brooksby
18 Oct 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has anyone here used the blue pill?
Replies: 20
Views: 574

Re: Has anyone here used the blue pill?

What's the 'blue pill'? I think on this forum you can maybe get away with describing it as "the blue pill" but not with describing its effects or what it does to what parts of the body. Ian Ah! The penny's dropped. Nothing drooping here so no need of any artificial means of 'support' :) I...
by brooksby
18 Oct 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Has anyone here used the blue pill?
Replies: 20
Views: 574

Has anyone here used the blue pill?

Does it actually have any genuine effect? Since even though Boots sell it, you have to go and speak to a pharmacist and I'm not convinced that I could deal with that...

Er, just asking for a friend :wink:
by brooksby
17 Oct 2019, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 125
Views: 42185

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Only a fool breaks the two second rule Estimating distances is, I suspect, a skill beyond many drivers. Perhaps they can count "one thousand, two thousand." That's what I do, if I'm not sure. It's, IMO, the best way to judge following distance, and something that anyone who is capable of ...
by brooksby
17 Oct 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cotswold Outdoor discount
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Cotswold Outdoor discount

Huh. I missed that. I'm not going to sign up for another loyalty card/scheme, so that puts CO back on the same footing as Blacks, etc. Probably further down, because they're more expensive and the only reason I used them was the CUK discount.
by brooksby
16 Oct 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cotswold Outdoor discount
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Cotswold Outdoor discount

I went into Cotswold Outdoor this afternoon to get something. I often get things in there because of my Cycling UK discount, and just show my membership card. But not this time, oh no: apparently there was a change in policy over the summer and so now you have to provide an email address and registe...
by brooksby
13 Oct 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard

Hi, Fatter tires, you may well have to extend the stays a bit, to give a bit more clearance on the tires. If your LBS did this, that is fitted new tires and put the wheels back on, Then they should of re-space the mudguards. But you did say you have swapped the skewers, and the rubbing happened aft...
by brooksby
12 Oct 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Loosen skewer then put weight on rear of bike, lean on saddle or sit on the rack, retighten skewer.


You posted this while I was typing. Thanks: I'll try in the morning.
by brooksby
12 Oct 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard

Yeah, that's kind of what I thought. My lbs fitted the tyres, a bit fatter than the elderly ones they replaced. Is that going to be a remove the mudguard or a get new tyres? Or spend hours faffing around to get the seating right ;-) ?
by brooksby
12 Oct 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Replaced skewers, wheel rubbing on mudguard

Stupid question but can I throw this out to the room. I've replaced my QR skewers with security skewers. Front wheel, no problem at all. Back wheel, there was this grating noise after I'd replaced the skewer. I took it out, checked everything, put it back with the same result. So, I took it out, put...
by brooksby
12 Oct 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Failand Wraxall event
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Failand Wraxall event

University of Bristol were holding their hill climb up Belmont Hill today. Oh, is that what was going on? Started down (in the car, for the first time this week #smug) to take my daughter to orchestra PR active and thought there's a lot of cyclists. Then noticed a bloke with a vuvuzuela (sp? Those ...
by brooksby
12 Oct 2019, 10:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Failand Wraxall event
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Failand Wraxall event

Anyone know what's going on round Failand and Wraxall today? Open road event, riders wearing numbers?