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by richardfm
10 Apr 2019, 7:09pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 179
Views: 9951

Re: Fave quotes...

Relevant to a lot of online forums (normally not this one) “ Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty and the pig likes it ” Ian Only other time I've ever heard that quote was from the Florida Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum in the lead-up to the 2018 US midterm elections - his way of saying...
by richardfm
2 Apr 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rust free chain advice
Replies: 21
Views: 2304

Re: Rust free chain advice

you can use paraffin wax, although the fact that i've never read about it here makes me a little skeptical. it's supposed to stay completely clean until it wears away, which takes a months.. and obviously rain doesn't wash it away. i saw a few videos, considered it, forgot about it. i don't mind th...
by richardfm
18 Mar 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.
Replies: 20
Views: 3328

Re: Not all mayhem caused by motorists.

As ever, it is largely bad people who make life miserable. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/mar/18/london-cyclist-critical-condition-kicked-off-bike-hackney?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other It all depends on your definition of 'cyclist'. I'm willing to bet that 10 March was the first time that the as...
by richardfm
16 Mar 2019, 7:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hilary Stone
Replies: 8
Views: 2731

Re: Hilary Stone

have you tried calling the number on the website?
by richardfm
1 Mar 2019, 11:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 297
Views: 57100

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I feel a couple of corrections are in order: Cudgel's assumption that there are no large and speeding BMW's in Pembrokeshire is well wide of the mark. Sadly, they're ten a penny down here with hundreds of youngsters driving round in them thanks to the wonders of low rental rates. And Brynpoeth's qu...
by richardfm
1 Mar 2019, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 5857

Re: BBC Bias again

I haven't listened to the interview but I really dislike 'You and Yours', it's an awful programme. I feel I am being talked down to when I catch bits of it
by richardfm
1 Mar 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help choosing a bike
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Help choosing a bike

One of those says it is a mountain bike. Does your commute cross mountains?
For the sort of price those I would look at something like this https://www.evanscycles.com/pinnacle-ne ... e-EV339930 but I would want mudguards and a rack for a commuter bike
by richardfm
10 Feb 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 4851

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

I only have one bike....
by richardfm
7 Feb 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 3871

Re: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise

I lived only a few miles from the Royston cave for the majority of my life and never visited, pretty amazing place. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLpuzVC85ak https://www.roystoncave.co.uk/history When I was living in Leeds and the Tour came to town I watched it on telly, I didn't fancy all the cr...
by richardfm
6 Feb 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 3871

Re: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise

It took me something like 15 years of living in this area before I got round to doing a walk that took in this burial chamber with its 40 ton capstone. https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4821391 When you think of the tools available when it was put together it is staggering. I'm in Cardiff, must hav...
by richardfm
5 Dec 2018, 9:15pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Mountain Biking in Hertfordshire
Replies: 6
Views: 4439

Re: Mountain Biking in Hertfordshire

I can tell you that there are no mountains in Hertfordshire
by richardfm
12 Oct 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s
Replies: 41
Views: 1957

Re: Car parking close to the kerb by the traffic light s

You cycle between a stopped car and the kerb when there is insufficient space, hit the car, damage it and then try to claim it's the car driver's fault?
Get real, it's your fault. Ask the driver for a quote for getting his mirror fixed and then pay up.
by richardfm
9 Oct 2018, 10:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Chest Injury
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Chest Injury

First of all, don't depend upon an internet forum for medical advice. If you are worried see your GP. That said, I either broke a rib, or tore some connecting tissue between my ribs a few years ago, and what my GP said about it was to listen to my body. He suggested avoiding exercise that would be ...
by richardfm
4 Oct 2018, 9:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 94
Views: 3147

Re: Is it just me?

meic wrote:Many of the users see this as a way of not having to pay attention while driving.

What evidence for you have for this statement? It sounds to me like a wild generalisation based on prejudice.
by richardfm
18 Sep 2018, 6:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Saddle adjustment

Len46 wrote:Yes I do mean the seat post, it does look like signs of welding but I could be wrong and will definitely check the link out, thanks a lot.

A photo would be interesting