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by Tiberius
20 Jun 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Bike Market. What happened.
Replies: 31
Views: 709

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: 152
Views: 9262

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: 1814

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: 763

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: 763

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: 323

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: 12252

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: 776

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: 776

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: 776

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: 820

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: 2614

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: 11259

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...
by Tiberius
13 Mar 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 68
Views: 11259

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

Ivor Tingting wrote:Btw you can fit a Rohloff to an LHT without fitting a chain tensioner by using an eccentric bottom bracket to adjust chain tension.


Really ??....LHT doesn't have an EBB shell. Am I missing something ??

Disc Trucker frame does have an anchor point for Rohloff OEM2 axel plate though.
by Tiberius
5 Mar 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Riese and Muller
Replies: 30
Views: 1352

Re: Riese and Muller

I had the quickest of quick glimpse at these things....HOW MUCH ????? !!!!!!!!.........