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by jimlews
5 Aug 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Front mech, levers, hubs and rim
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Front mech, levers, hubs and rim

PM Re: Deore Hub
by jimlews
30 Jul 2020, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock
Replies: 30
Views: 809

Re: tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock

"Vee haf vays of making you TOCK" !
by jimlews
30 Jul 2020, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite sounds
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Favourite sounds

Sun Ra Solar Archestra.

John Coltrane Saxophone.

Electric guitar played in an impolite manner.

Bach Cantata.

Eine kleine nachtmusik.

Handel Oratorio.

Birdsong.
by jimlews
30 Jul 2020, 8:26am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: >>sold<<Compact 110bcd 50/34 CS £20 inc. Possible triple.
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Compact 110bcd 50/34 CS £20 inc. Possible triple.

Would like to buy this, if still available.
by jimlews
27 Jul 2020, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sun Race freewheels, eg 6s vs shimano MF-HG22
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Sun Race freewheels, eg 6s vs shimano MF-HG22

Why, oh why! doesn't anyone manufacture a 'cheap' six or seven speed screw-on freewheel with a decently low gear of 32 or better still 34t! 28t is just playing at low gearing! Shimano 'Mega Range' is obviously designed by folks who have never ridden a touring cycle. Sun Tour were able to BITD, why ...
by jimlews
27 Jul 2020, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sun Race freewheels, eg 6s vs shimano MF-HG22
Replies: 13
Views: 467

Re: Sun Race freewheels, eg 6s vs shimano MF-HG22

Why, oh why! doesn't anyone manufacture a 'cheap' six or seven speed screw-on freewheel with a decently low gear of 32 or better still 34t! 28t is just playing at low gearing! Shimano 'Mega Range' is obviously designed by folks who have never ridden a touring cycle. Sun Tour were able to BITD, why c...
by jimlews
25 Jul 2020, 12:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice Camper Longflap Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Carradice Camper Longflap new in packaging

Carradice Camper Longflap bought about 6 years ago . Still in original packaging never opened so perfect Their largest bag at 24 litres, black cotton duck with all the straps £62 plus £3.50 postage or collect from N London N3 or Mid Wales LD8 EEC91D67-4661-4085-9F7B-C1092B945B9D.jpeg Steve, If stil...
by jimlews
19 Jul 2020, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 407
Views: 39053

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Perhaps we should start ending attempts at humour with "geddit??!?!?!" "geddit??!?!?!" (Sorry for that.) No! That spoils the fun!! Don't be too hard on English; it's a bit of a mulatto among languages and therein lies it's charm. It's mongrel vigor. I've just been out for a shor...
by jimlews
19 Jul 2020, 10:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 407
Views: 39053

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

thirdcrank wrote:It's just that with my glasses on I can see a cod Latin plural and greengrocer's apostrophe.


Just as well to get all ones sins in, in one fell swoop.
by jimlews
19 Jul 2020, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 407
Views: 39053

Re: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

thirdcrank wrote:As a spectacle wearer, I find "forae's" offensive.


My pun was a spectacle..er..failure, I presume.
by jimlews
19 Jul 2020, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on this forum, these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..
Replies: 407
Views: 39053

Re: New words/vocab on these fora, forae, forums, chatboards..

Shouldn't the title read 'This Forum' anyway, it's called 'Cycling UK Forum' - singular ? In the original Latin usage the plural of forum is fora. In the specific modern usage the plural is forums. Forae is not a word in either language. Hopefully, this thread will be Forae's Requiem In my humble o...
by jimlews
18 Jul 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke
Replies: 52
Views: 1788

Re: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke

The Spa 26" Tourer is a bit of an orphan child of the range IMHO.

BTW. Your Spa Titanium tourer looks lovely. Thanks for showing that.
by jimlews
18 Jul 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke
Replies: 52
Views: 1788

Re: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke

I'm a bit mystified, because my own Spa Tourer, with a titanium frame but the same steel fork as used with a steel 700c tourer, handles very nicely with 35c tyres. The fork is no more or less compliant than the fork on the Thorn Club Tour (Reynolds 725) that this build replaced. It is definitely no...
by jimlews
18 Jul 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke
Replies: 52
Views: 1788

Re: Bike Fitting for Touring - Bodge vs Bespoke

The rack is an Ibera Pakrak. Possibly not the stiffest of racks. Same rack was used on the Touring which on my first tour suffered from shimmy. Exact same rack was used on the Vantage and that was rock solid. Might be a steel frame thing. A Tubus would be nice but their prices are shocking. Tried a...