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by nirakaro
28 May 2020, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NonGPS Speedo options
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: NonGPS Speedo options

I've been using the Boardman 22 function wireless computer
https://www.halfords.com/cycling/cyclin ... 00100.html
and been quite happy with it. Only issue I've had is that it's rather easy to knock the cadence sensor off.
by nirakaro
25 May 2020, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1230
Views: 26311

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

At least it's been made clear to us that it's fine to ignore the government's instructions, as long as we 'act reasonably' and 'follow our instincts'. Point taken, Mr Johnson. Thank you for that.
by nirakaro
23 May 2020, 8:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1553

Re: Cutting outer cable conundrum

Or a 1.5mm drill bit.
by nirakaro
17 May 2020, 8:16am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Small team from London to Brighton
Replies: 25
Views: 1122

Re: Small team from London to Brighton

the documentary Guns, germs and steal to give you an idea of how humans have overcome viruses in the past, I'll give you a clue, it wasn't through locking people away. Yeh, I've read the book, and my recollection is that humans have "overcome" viruses, and other novel pathogens, in the pa...
by nirakaro
9 May 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Did I hear this right?
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Did I hear this right?

Did Grant Shaps just say that GPs will be able to prescribe cycling?
by nirakaro
5 May 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What sort of bike to buy for mainly road & some flatish off-road?
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: What sort of bike to buy for mainly road & some flatish off-road?

the last thing I would want is someone choosing a bike for me Be aware also, that, especially in the early stages, we're not even good at choosing bikes for ourselves! Even if he has considerable input into the choice, it's quite likely that he'll want to change/upgrade before too long – so don't i...
by nirakaro
1 May 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

I've been building and fettling my own bikes, successfully, since about 1973, and I've never used – or even seen, for that matter - a torque wrench. To anyone who's familiar with nuts and bolts, "reasonably tight" does the job. If you're not thus familiar, perhaps you know someone who is?
by nirakaro
30 Apr 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

Children, children! Please go and have your snippy little argument somewhere else, and let Bemahan to get the hang of her new bike.
And by the way Bemahan, the world is full of inexpert people – who've never heard of stress relieving – riding around very happily on cheap bikes.
by nirakaro
29 Apr 2020, 7:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!
Replies: 57
Views: 2058

Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

Conversely (apologies for thread drift), the tools you're really glad you've got although you hardly ever use them? I was well chuffed a while back when I needed a bearing puller, and to my surprise, was able to go straight to it, though it was at least fifteen years since it had last been used.
by nirakaro
28 Apr 2020, 4:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 99
Views: 3361

Re: France & getting by with limited french

I believe it's related to the old joke about, Why does a dog spend so much time licking his privates? ………. Because he can.
by nirakaro
28 Apr 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France & getting by with limited french
Replies: 99
Views: 3361

Re: France & getting by with limited french

After an excellent meal (and perhaps a tad too much wine), I had great fun using my limited language skill trying to explain to the server why we call something really good the 'dog's [rude word removed]'.
by nirakaro
28 Apr 2020, 1:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

Bemahan wrote:[you miss the boat (or the lorry, in this case!)

Yeh, it's always puzzled me why delivery charges are called 'shipping'. Stuff I order online rarely arrives in Leeds in ships. :D
by nirakaro
27 Apr 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

Looks to me that the bike you've got and the bike you want are about as different as two bikes can easily be!
by nirakaro
27 Apr 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

I use drop bars, but ride almost exclusively with my hands on the tops or the hoods (the rubber covers on the brake levers). I have the levers a good bit higher up the bars than in the photo above, and I've never found it a problem reaching them (even if I'm doing an emergency stop).
by nirakaro
25 Apr 2020, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33168

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The rare interactions I've had with the police, I've nearly always found them to be reasonable and sensible. It's just that the ones that aren't are the ones that get noticed.