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by bigjim
15 Jun 2019, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7536

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

North Manchester General hospital was a huge workhouse. Much of the original building still stands and is in constant use to this day.
by bigjim
13 Jun 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: drop foot
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: drop foot

The peoblem with one leg being weaker than the other is that exercise like cycling, walking etc means that the good leg takes up the slack and the weaker leg is much slower to improve. We don't know we are doing this as it's an unconscious thing unless somebody else points out that you are actually ...
by bigjim
10 Jun 2019, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7536

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

well I am glad I dont watch TV anymore. Osbournes austerity shadow still darkens lives it seems. Well thats aload of old people who wont be voting tory at the next GE? out interest these are the numbers for the new state pension and pension credit The full new State Pension is £168.60 per week Guar...
by bigjim
10 Jun 2019, 6:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7536

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

well I am glad I dont watch TV anymore. Osbournes austerity shadow still darkens lives it seems. Well thats aload of old people who wont be voting tory at the next GE? out interest these are the numbers for the new state pension and pension credit The full new State Pension is £168.60 per week Guar...
by bigjim
10 Jun 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7536

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

brynpoeth wrote:Many of the millions who voted for the PurgaTories are not rich

The millions that voted for them are not party members. Please re read my comment.
by bigjim
10 Jun 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7536

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Meanwhile, a number of the coronation hopefuls in the Tory party are proposing tax relief for the rich. They are not relying on the general public for support in this PM election. It's party members, who I imagine they think are mainly in the higher tax bracket and then their fellow MPs who definit...
by bigjim
7 Jun 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: D-Day
Replies: 54
Views: 1216

Re: D-Day

My Father in law was in the first wave on Gold Beach. He admits he was in complete terror being dumped from a landing craft in deep water even though he could not swim. He was 18. His beat friend from school, who at 17 should not have been there, was blown up in front of him. He was shot in the leg ...
by bigjim
4 Jun 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?
Replies: 42
Views: 1723

Re: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?

About 8 years ago I bought an Ali MTB for £60 brand new from Bolton cycles. Curiosity really. It looked fine, no Suspension. Fancy paint job. I oiled and greased it as a precaution and gave it to my son to use for work. He commuted on it every day in all weathers for two years. At weekends he would ...
by bigjim
2 Jun 2019, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 922

Re: A new tea pot

ah didnt know you could get that these days - for false teeth? A lot of people have false teeth. Sometimes just one or two on a plate. Rugby players, boxers, maybe face planted cyclists. I had one for a while till my crown was sorted out properly. Implants are very expensive. So steradent still sel...
by bigjim
29 May 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid

BUT I fixed it anyway. Get a 22mmO/D 10mmI/D sealed ball bearing and install it on the axle so it lines up with the outer edge of the cluster. The bearing will fit snugly (light push fit) into the special socket castlation used to remove the gear cluster (this is a shimano hub btw) Juggle the space...
by bigjim
29 May 2019, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid

This is an article about the bearing. Not the original article I saw though. I'll keep looking as it's bugging me now.

http://www.pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-025/000.html
by bigjim
28 May 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid

Google it. I think the link is on here somewhere on one of my replies to Brucey. Basically you buy a sealed bearing for about £2.50 and insert it over the axle on the drive side. This supports the freewheel better by moving the bearing further out. There is a full diagram on the link. The link is al...
by bigjim
28 May 2019, 12:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid

I've used the Megarange freehubs in 6/7 speed for years in all weathers and never had a problem> I do pack them well with grease on installation though. Where is the weather getting in? They are pretty cheap to replace if you have had decent mileage out of them.
by bigjim
28 May 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid
Replies: 17
Views: 842

Re: Benefits of upgrading an old(ish) Trek hybrid

Screw on block wheel had history of breaking axls if more than 5/6 speeds.

There is now a cheap fix for that.
by bigjim
23 May 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Ladies shopper from the past. 20" frame.
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Ladies shopper from the past. 20" frame.

Ideal shopper or short commute. I think 1970s. and I assume hardly used. Rolls along very nicely. Everything works. brakes suprisingly good. Seat set for me at 6'2". 26" tyres, 3 speed Sturmey Archer. Handle bars centre quite rusty, but nothing a rub down and some tape won't sort.. Rest is...