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by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 10:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rider Down Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Rider Down Thread

The road has been open to traffic and a through way for nearly two weeks, no one can expect a set of bollards to pop up literally overnight!
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autumn Weekend Warmth
Replies: 37
Views: 1519

Re: Autumn Weekend Warmth

Its going to be ( inexplicably) 19/20C here on Tuesday, which.is exceptional for October. Bring it on!!
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: HOLDSWORTH transfers
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: HOLDSWORTH transfers

I.know that H Lloyd recently got his fingers rapped (and presumably a legal warning) over selling Holdsworth decals and repro head badges. He can.no longer legally supply them.
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rider Down Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Re: Rider Down Thread

I'm not 100% sure, but probably injury and damage to bike caused by negligence and no signage/lighting on an unfinished section of road. The road is open to (site) traffic, pedestrians and I.presume cycle traffic but the bollards only appeared in the last 24 hrs. Not even any road markings or the ke...
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front shifter rub?
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Front shifter rub?

Then again I've seen a full 22 speed Campag electronic group on a workstand and the mechanic trying hard as he could ( showing off!) to either get the chain to fall off or any chain rub: pretty amazing stuff and just as bullet proof reliable under strain. Looking forwardto the FSA wireless group whi...
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front shifter rub?
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Front shifter rub?

Thats sadly.not the case on 2016 Campag. Trim is quite limited and is absolutely impossible to get a full range without some rub. Took me ages to even get 2/3 of range running perfectly. 11 speed doesn't help either. I suppose 12 speed will be just aroundthe Upgrade Corner!
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Powder coating: final prep, the basics
Replies: 23
Views: 1746

Re: Powder coating: final prep, the basics

No need to worry, as long as the BB and fork threads are well protected (I secure mine myself) then everything else can be sorted in a few minutes with sander/file or a small tap and die set.
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Plastic bag charge - hoorah!
Replies: 111
Views: 3437

Re: Plastic bag charge - hoorah!

I've not noticed any difference to the 'quantity' of bags people buy north of the border. I reckon less than 10% of customers actually bring their own bags. Most people just willing to pay the 5p and be done with it. In Scotland there's no clear directive to give the money received to charities. Ind...
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale
Replies: 140
Views: 9048

Re: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale

I bought the last two toolkits for work colleagues, perhaps they'll stop bending my ear to fix their work bikes.. Maybe not!
by TrekMad
4 Oct 2015, 9:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rider Down Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 877

Rider Down Thread

Thought I would start one of these as most forums seem to have similar! Rider Down: Me, yesterday evening riding at dusk. New Lidl is being built nearby and some fool decided to erect 10" high concrete bollards at the bottom of the hill on (I presume) a no entry/exit road to their as yet unfini...
by TrekMad
3 Oct 2015, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front shifter rub?
Replies: 31
Views: 1294

Re: Front shifter rub?

Your friend sounds like a nightmare customer! I pity the poor hard pressed mechanic. Reminds me of the time in ny lbs when some loon ragged the mechanic for 4 hours about a mystery click. Everyone in the shop had a ride on it. The manager turned up and sent him packing ;)
by TrekMad
3 Oct 2015, 8:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do with punctured inner tubes?
Replies: 103
Views: 5068

Re: What to do with punctured inner tubes?

Excellent as fire lighters on a cold Sunday morning ride .

Quick, phone the eco police, we burn wood fires out of doors to stay warm!!
by TrekMad
2 Oct 2015, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to do with punctured inner tubes?
Replies: 103
Views: 5068

Re: What to do with punctured inner tubes?

The deals change daily and are usually time limited 'buy within.the next 6 hours ect'.

I got 4x 38mm tubes this afternoon, for 99p each, shipped free with a front mech.
by TrekMad
2 Oct 2015, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smartphones - Chinese marketplace
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Smartphones - Chinese marketplace

There was only one brand of Chinese phone which used proprietary Play store ( last sold in 2013) and that was the STAR brand. They got found out pretty quickly, though afaik the malware was very benign. No Chinese phone I've seen since has come with anything other than the bog standard vanilla Googl...
by TrekMad
2 Oct 2015, 9:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sweat rash
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Sweat rash

I've had this, creams can work, but the real solution is to keep the area VERY dry. It's an old army trick. Or, a learned response! Fungal infections only thrive in warm and wet areas. Keep those areas dry and cool and it'll be gone in a few weeks. So, don't wash the area very often ( twice a week t...