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by Tiberius
2 Jul 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.
Replies: 22
Views: 1438

Re: My first major 'off'. Hit and run. Doncaster.

First off, I'm really glad to hear that you are still in one piece and on the mend. BUT...What a dreadful tale. The way that people are driving nowadays and showing such scant regard for another human being, one that they have just injured and may have even killed. How on earth does anyone live with...
by Tiberius
26 Jun 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 199
Views: 5995

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

Reading through this thread got me thinking as to what I would do if I suddenly found myself in Robert Hazeldean's position. I'm not a member of 'Cycling UK' or any other cycling clubs and I don't have any cycling specific insurance. I rang my house and contents insurer (RIAS) who informed me that I...
by Tiberius
20 Jun 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Bike Market. What happened.
Replies: 34
Views: 1072

Re: The Bike Market. What happened.

horizon wrote:Were they matt black?


I for one will be delighted to see the back of that fashion.

The average bike shop nowadays, row after row of drab looking bikes. What an eyesore !!
by Tiberius
13 Jun 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 154
Views: 9740

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

thirdcrank wrote:Best wishes to get well soon from me.


Yes, me n'all
by Tiberius
3 Jun 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?
Replies: 42
Views: 1910

Re: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?

A few more quid gets you one of these...https://www.cycleofgood.com/elephant-bike/

Not QUITE the same thing but it's cheap and MUCH better made than a Halfords/Chinese jobby...and yes, I do know it's heavy.

As for longevity, it will see us all out.... :mrgreen:
by Tiberius
11 May 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking shoes
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: Walking shoes

well I have gone for the Grisport Exmoor, dIrect from them they have a 15% off first order https://www.grisport.co.uk/walking-shoes-c79/exmoor-black-trekking-shoe-p2372 seems the closest to a normal shoe look and also a £30 freebie walkers pack incl leggings https://www.grisport.co.uk/accessories-c...
by Tiberius
11 May 2019, 5:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking shoes
Replies: 25
Views: 804

Re: Walking shoes

I’m currently walking, for the last 3 yrs, in a pair of Grisport walking shoes. They still look good and there must be another 3 yrs left in them. They were inexpensive to buy ( circa £60) so if they last 6 yrs that in my book makes them cheap. Mrs P can’t get comfort out of any cheap ones she’s tr...
by Tiberius
10 Apr 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: IPhone Software Update - Now A Charger Is A Disallowed Accessory?
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: IPhone Software Update - Now A Charger Is A Disallowed Accessory?

I've not had a problem with chargers, but my cheap Chinese bluetooth earphones, which used to work perfectly, stopped working with my iPhone and iPad a couple of updates ago....they were actually super cheap as my son GAVE me them !!

Curiously they still work fine with the MacBook.
by Tiberius
8 Apr 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Alternative to Jones H bar ?
Replies: 79
Views: 12548

Re: Alternative to Jones H bar ?

Planet X 'Geoff's' back in stock....

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/HBOOGB/on ... k-in-stock
by Tiberius
8 Apr 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet with visor.
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Helmet with visor.

Once again, thank you all for the replies, advice and the links. The helmet with visor seed was sown when I saw Mark Beaumont use one on his RTW/80 days jaunt...a fancy looking 'Rudy' job at well over 200 quid !! I'm from a motorcycling background and I have ridden behind visors for nearly fifty yea...
by Tiberius
8 Apr 2019, 7:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet with visor.
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Re: Helmet with visor.

As 'tatanab' pointed out, I'm looking for a helmet with a visor as in a visor that comes down in front of your eyes, not just a peak.

Many thanks for all the replies so far-very much appreciated.
by Tiberius
7 Apr 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Helmet with visor.
Replies: 20
Views: 817

Helmet with visor.

Has anyone here had any experience of cycling helmets that incorporate a visor?

I fancy one as I wear glasses and can't really wear cycling glasses....and I'm not going down the prescription route.

Helmet with visor, any recommendations ??

Thank you.
by Tiberius
5 Apr 2019, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting Saddle Fixed by Brooks - Any Comments
Replies: 11
Views: 839

Re: Getting Saddle Fixed by Brooks - Any Comments

A couple of years ago I had two B17s repaired by Brooks. Both of them had snapped adjuster pins and cracked noses (careless or what ??) I emailed Brooks for a quote to repair them and they quoted £22.50 each (including all parts and return postage) I went ahead and had them repaired and they were re...
by Tiberius
28 Mar 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: cycling and ageing
Replies: 56
Views: 2805

Re: cycling and ageing

A friends adult son goes to the gym every day by car - it's less than half a mile away, you can nearly see it from the house. Suggest he walks and you get a 'you can't be serious' look. ! Just like my mate. He drives to the gym (one mile) and then gets straight onto a walking machine !....I've aske...
by Tiberius
14 Mar 2019, 8:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11374

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

Yes you are missing something. There are various types of eccentric bottom bracket that you use in place of traditional external BB bearing shells or sealed cartridge type BB. These eccentric BB have movement in their cups and locking grub screws. You have to use a HollowTech 2 or similar chain set...