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by GranvilleThomas
17 Nov 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replace battery on bikemate helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Replace battery on bikemate helmet

Hi, My bikemate helmet batteries need replacing. I looked on YouTube but no joy. Anyone help? Thanks They have sold a few, what features does it have? Lights, bluetooth speakers, indicators, inflatable life raft ? Is there a sticker inside with a model number? Might help to narrow down the search a...
by GranvilleThomas
7 Nov 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1395

Re: Best Track Pump

I have a Halfords, Bikehut Performance Track Bike Pump with Gauge. I cant remember exactly how long ago I purchased it but it was definitely before I moved to my present address, so that must be over 8 yrs ago. Used regularly to pump up my daughters mountain bikes and bmx shrader valved tubes and my...
by GranvilleThomas
3 Nov 2019, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know the chinese brand called XYZ ?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Anyone know the chinese brand called XYZ ?

I have not heard of the company myself, but then again I have no intention of purchasing any carbon fibre items let alone wheels.

They seem to have a YouTube channel, (XYZ CARBON WHEEL PRODUCTION) I don't know if you have seen this yet?

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrk3l- ... lTw/videos
by GranvilleThomas
8 Oct 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 in 1 Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 926

Re: 3 in 1 Oil

Tin of 3-in-1 left behind in the garage when I moved in. I didn't use it on the transmission until the tin of BP oil left next to it had run out. In wet weather it needs re-applying more than once a week, and it does build up a tarry deposit if you don't clean parts for a couple of weeks. I tend to...
by GranvilleThomas
13 Aug 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Identifying a bike with no numbers or decals
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Identifying a bike with no numbers or decals

bary_hoban.jpeg It looks very much like the British Eagle - Barry Hoban bike I had in the mid 80's. It had a 531cs frame set and 531 forks, it was a very nice bike to ride and I regret selling it. The one I had was more of a blue fade and mine had Campagnolo Triomphe gears and shifters and black br...
by GranvilleThomas
10 Aug 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why CO2?
Replies: 33
Views: 1498

Re: Why CO2?

Well according to Wikipedia, by volume, dry air contains 78.09% nitrogen, so surely this car tyre filled with nitrogen business is all a scam?

Or maybe I am missing something?

Would not be the first time :D
by GranvilleThomas
10 Aug 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6568

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Living in that area for many years I am aware that it is populated by many tiresome old farts who no doubt are very influential on the council. Disturb their peace with a gathering of lycra clad oiks at your peril... In the long run the cycling fratenernity will triumph. Al I tend to agree with you...
by GranvilleThomas
8 Aug 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 95
Views: 6568

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

I could be totally wrong and my version of events are (probably) completely without any basis in accuracy whatsoever, so please don't take any notice of the following: The cafe was originally a pub called the 'The Snooty Fox' , the pub closed down due to a lack of customers as many pubs have in rece...
by GranvilleThomas
2 Aug 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15386

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

I feel that my footprints are over all of that picture, on the beach and in the hills, and my wake in the sea: I know Arfon and Ynys Mon so well that it is the land of my heart. Since this is a cycling forum I want to add that I must have ridden every inch of road there too. Such memories, of sunsh...
by GranvilleThomas
2 Aug 2019, 9:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15386

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

https://i0.wp.com/www.mbird.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/this-is-my-truth-tell-me-yours-4faffbc1d79d2.jpg?fit=639%2C291 That's Traeth Llanddwyn (Newborough Beach), Ynys Mon. My self and my partner camped just off Newborough Beach a few years ago, not supposed to but we managed to avoid the Warden...
by GranvilleThomas
31 Jul 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 284
Views: 15386

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

I am 58 yrs old and I have never owned a car because I never wanted to accidentally kill someone or poison children’s air with exhaust fumes and I have always preferred to spend money on wine and curry, rather than the costs of car ownership. I do use public transport when I have to and because unfo...
by GranvilleThomas
30 Jul 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11852

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Boris was once in a gang of youths that went vandalising and terrorising the local populace. It's called The Bullingdon Club. He has retained that mode, however, being full of the gene that prevents big blonde eejits from ever growing up. There's another one in that Yankland. Gawd-knows what nasty ...
by GranvilleThomas
29 Jul 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11852

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Cyclists should be running over Tories, not kittens. Cugel Trouble is Boris is a Tory and he rides a bike (cyclist?), so when he lies to us again (which he will), when he screws us all to improve his bank balance (which he will) and the country is up the creek without a paddle (which it will be) th...
by GranvilleThomas
28 Jul 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11852

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

I feel sure someone can come up with a link to a pedestrian attacking a cyclist,and even more sure that someone can come up with story a of a motorist attacking a cyclist. They're the overt signs of a sick society :? Well yes I agree with you entirely 100 percent, but surely you can see the point I...
by GranvilleThomas
28 Jul 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11852

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Police hunt cyclist who crashed into pedestrians and then attacked them, leaving man unconscious and breaking woman's nose The cyclist crashed into pedestrians on the pavement, before launching a vicious attack https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/police-hunt-cyclist-who-crashed-into-group-and-then...