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by richardfm
10 Feb 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1845

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: 14
Views: 1230

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: 14
Views: 1230

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: 1687

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: 1927

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: 530

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: 3057

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: 255

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
by richardfm
22 Aug 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 31
Views: 795

Re: Immigration

? Re-read your post, it doesn't make sense Perhaps you could point the errrors I cant see. Maybe I am being thick. Can you re-phrase this because I don't I understand what you are trying to say What do you have to be to be a UK citizen if not born here? Is it really all a mstake? What does such &qu...
by richardfm
22 Aug 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 31
Views: 795

Re: Immigration

reohn2 wrote:
richardfm wrote:Not that I understand the OP, maybe English is a second language for the poster.

?

Re-read your post, it doesn't make sense
by richardfm
22 Aug 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Immigration
Replies: 31
Views: 795

Re: Immigration

landsurfer wrote:Illegal immigrants have a child ... Born in the USA ... American Citizen .. With all the rights that come with that status .. Makes it very hard to expel the parents ....

And what does that have to do with the OP?
Not that I understand the OP, maybe English is a second language for the poster.
by richardfm
18 Aug 2018, 6:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Woodtourer - french tour - ongoing
Replies: 54
Views: 1153

Re: In France and need mobile phone help!!

You often have to enable data roaming before you go abroad. You may have to call ee now to sort it out
by richardfm
17 Aug 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1170

Re: Self maintenance advice,

I picked up my first bits of cycle maintenance from Richard's Bicycle Book. It's a bit out of date now, but still a good book. It says to start by rebuilding a pedal, which is good advice. Oh, and get a workstand. It can be homemade, but there were jobs that only became possible because I had the r...
by richardfm
22 Jul 2018, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?
Replies: 112
Views: 8606

Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

Has anyone mentioned Tom Vernon, Fat Man on a Bicycle or Jack Thurston's Lost Lanes?
by richardfm
22 Jul 2018, 11:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?
Replies: 112
Views: 8606

Re: Your Favourite Cycling Book Is....?

drossall wrote:Richard's Bicycle Book is very dated now but had a huge influence on me in my early years of riding and maintaining bikes. I've enjoyed other books since, but on nothing like the same scale.

Same here