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by toontra
21 Feb 2020, 10:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Powder coating in London?
Replies: 0
Views: 86

Powder coating in London?

I need a steel MTB frame powder coated in the London area. Single colour - nothing flash. Anyone any suggestions? A place with experience of bike stuff preferred.

PS Not Armourtex. Their prices have more than doubled since last time I used them.
by toontra
8 Feb 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling in Sicily- Advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Cycling in Sicily- Advice please

My abiding memory of a tour of Sicily was, as others have said, once you get away from the coastal roads it's hilly! Bear than in mind when planning daily mileages. I didn't, and ended up arriving at destinations far later than anticipated (with the hotel locked up for the night on one occasion!). I...
by toontra
6 Feb 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2230

Re: Brucey

Well, all I can say is keep it coming while you have the inclination. Your knowledge is very much appreciated. You have helped me out countless times, including technical stuff so obscure that I didn't think anyone would/could know the answer (e.g. the internal intricacies of the SRAM dual-drive hub...
by toontra
30 Jan 2020, 4:25pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2360

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Or you could get a ferry to Orkney and another ferry from there to Aberdeen (good train services) I find this VERY appealing, and might be the reason to ride to JO'G one day! That's the way I did it the second time and it worked well. Saves all the worry about getting your bike on the Thurso/Wick t...
by toontra
28 Jan 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ‘Getting better’ food.
Replies: 46
Views: 857

Re: ‘Getting better’ food.

However in light of the coronavirus scare I've thought better of it and will be giving Chinatown eateries a miss for now. :( Why should you think you're any more at risk there, than anywhere else in the UK? I'll leave it to the Mods whether to consider your post racist. Eh. I intend to do the same....
by toontra
28 Jan 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ‘Getting better’ food.
Replies: 46
Views: 857

Re: ‘Getting better’ food.

However in light of the coronavirus scare I've thought better of it and will be giving Chinatown eateries a miss for now. :( Why should you think you're any more at risk there, than anywhere else in the UK? I'll leave it to the Mods whether to consider your post racist. I trust you are joking. Do y...
by toontra
28 Jan 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ‘Getting better’ food.
Replies: 46
Views: 857

Re: ‘Getting better’ food.

Wong Kei's of China Town Barbeque pork or Duck on Rice or their Barbeque pork noodle soup . The place to go for a cheap chinese meal with apit of green tea thrown in for the price.l I was going to pop in there tonight on the way to the theatre - personally I don't mind their "impersonal" ...
by toontra
1 Jan 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6872

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Interesting toontra. Thanks for the post. Pedantic question. So it will work like the Park, allowing you to shift through all of the rear sprockets - just as if you had the wheel in? (I only need it to work with 8 or 9 cogs at the back) edit, just realised it's the birzman mentioned above (it looke...
by toontra
25 Dec 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 47
Views: 2305

Re: Cycle space on trains

The cyclist, however, can't use the theoretically available bike space even if there are only a few bits of luggage already there, and doesn't have the option of using the equivalent luggage cupboard, even if empty, because of the fitted shelving. If I get on a GWR train with an advance-booked cycl...
by toontra
3 Dec 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 31
Views: 2002

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

"Would a mis-shaped bottom bracket shell (as in the video) not be a warranty issue?" Yes it "would" have been with the original tolerances. BUT. With the "new" tolerance specifications it isn't . That's why they changed them. :twisted: Understood, but my point was - wh...
by toontra
25 Nov 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earbuds
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Earbuds

I have been using Sennheiser MX 375's for a few years without issue. Price on Amazon varies between £15 an £20.
by toontra
22 Nov 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: FDX Sports cycling clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: FDX Sports cycling clothes

I have several pairs of their lycra shorts with side pockets (the only UK company that do this - there is a US company but they are 6 times the price and of a lower quality!). Cheap as chips - under £10 a pair and they are now my go-to shorts for rides of all lengths and also running (can put my pho...
by toontra
5 Nov 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6872

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Browsing around Mick I came across this. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Park-Tool-DH-1-Dummy-Hub_83332.htm Never knew such things existed. I clean my chain off the bike using the shake-around in a plastic bottle system. But it struck me that this might be a handy companion to one of those chain cleaning ...
by toontra
4 Nov 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Houmous & Salmonella - narrow squeak!
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: Houmous & Salmonella - narrow squeak!

I have 3 of the LIDL tubs listed so will be going back tomorrow.

https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-48-2019-update-2
by toontra
4 Nov 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2224

Re: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?

In the longer term may be worth considering a step - through frame. Something like an Airnimal would solve the problem.

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