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by patmac
2 Oct 2011, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do people pack up cycling?
Replies: 185
Views: 14314

Re: Why do people pack up cycling?

Ayesha wrote:Rain.


That's a good one. I used to enjoy riding in the rain when I was younger ( yes, I really did! ). Now when I get wet I get miserable and start worrying about pneumonia! It must be an age thing!
by patmac
1 Oct 2011, 11:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do people pack up cycling?
Replies: 185
Views: 14314

Re: Why do people pack up cycling?

For the first time in nearly 20 years I've been off the bike, my commuter, normally used every weekday, for most of this summer. I was not nearly as keen as I used to be due to rotten weather. As a result I've put on over a stone in weight and have turned into a copy of my Dad, ie a little roly poly...
by patmac
17 Apr 2011, 5:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is braking on the hoods worse on STI levers?
Replies: 34
Views: 3196

Re: Is braking on the hoods worse on STI levers?

The Sora levers which came with my bike were great units, light, easy to use, very effective breaking. The problem,of course, was changing in the drops. After about a year this was a problem I didn't want to live with any more so bought a set of adjustible levers in Shimano's 'Flight Deck' range. Th...
by patmac
17 Apr 2011, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: lower gearing & shorter cranks-help.
Replies: 14
Views: 857

lower gearing & shorter cranks-help.

Hoping someone with the know-how can advise with this. Due to illness hardly used my bike-GB compact audax-last year. Just been out for a first run this year and I don't think my little legs are up to Surrey's short sharp hills anymore! Therefore I'm thinking about lowering the gearing to get me up ...
by patmac
3 Apr 2010, 12:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ken Dodd
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Ken Dodd

I worked in Foyles, the big London bookshop, in the early seventies. One day Ken came in with a beautiful lady on each arm and went up to the Humour department. Half an hour later he came down, still with a beautiful lady on each arm, but with his hands clasped across his chest holding tightly to br...
by patmac
17 Oct 2009, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Cycling Museum, Camelford
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: British Cycling Museum, Camelford

Mick F tells a tragic story of a great place gone east, but relieves the tragedy with a tale of good British biking nosh. David T lifts the gloom with good news from sunny Wales. I shall pop over the border next year when Looe hosts us for our summer hols. Many thanks to you both. I'm so glad I boug...
by patmac
13 Oct 2009, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moultons
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Moultons

Many thanks for information,all most welcome. I see that there are two Moulton dealerships quite near me, at Woking and Brixton, so might take a ride out or in to town and try a test ride. Mind, a vistor to my office on Monday asked why I needed another bike when I already had three, and the one I u...
by patmac
13 Oct 2009, 7:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Cycling Museum, Camelford
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: British Cycling Museum, Camelford

Yes, I understand, but I somehow doubt the fact that it's gone. It'll be sad if it has, though as I said, I've never been! Tell you what, I'll ride out there (probably Wednesday) and take a look-see - couple of hours ride. One or two things to do today, tomorrow I'm driving the Community Bus, so We...
by patmac
12 Oct 2009, 12:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley Moulton TSR 27
Replies: 8
Views: 5035

Re: Pashley Moulton TSR 27

My son is thinking of buying a Pashley Moulton TSR 27 separable version. I think he's intrigued by the design and having something different. He prefers it over the TSR 30 because of the lower gears and the straight bars, although he hasn't ridden a Moulton yet. Could someone please advise me on 2 ...
by patmac
12 Oct 2009, 12:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moultons
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Moultons

No replies yet to my query in Teashop re Moultons, which caught my eye at the Bike Show. Anyone out there own one, ridden one, bought one? All info welcome. As usual I find that I don't have enough bikes to cover ALL eventualities!
by patmac
11 Oct 2009, 11:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Cycling Museum, Camelford
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

Re: British Cycling Museum, Camelford

The British Cycle Museum is just here: mus.jpg mus1.jpg It's on the site of the old Camelford Railway Station that Beeching closed in the 60s. Do you know? I've never been to it! I've cycled past it many times, but it isn't always open, and usually I'm a long way and a long time from home. I really...
by patmac
11 Oct 2009, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moultons
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Moultons

Also at the bike show yesterday my eyes fell on the Moulton stand time and time again. Didn't matter how often I walked around the hall and admired other bikes, every time I looked over my sholder there were those funny little bikes, grinning at me. Seems I was getting a message! Anyone bought, rode...
by patmac
11 Oct 2009, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: British Cycling Museum, Camelford
Replies: 14
Views: 2657

British Cycling Museum, Camelford

I was at the London Cycle Show yesterday and got talking to the chap on the National Cycle Collection stand. I've never been there but I had made visits while on holiday to the British Cycling Museum, a private business on the edge of Bodmin Moore. A geat place, stuffed with bikes and bits covering ...
by patmac
8 Oct 2009, 6:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Josie Dew-cycling mum
Replies: 54
Views: 3121

Re: Josie Dew-cycling mum

Well, it's always interesting to hear another point of view, which is why we are here. Some of the diversions are also interesting, and annoying and illogical and irrational. Where Tony Blair and the war in Iraq come into this puzzles me, I never mentioned the nanny state (and thoroughly disapprove ...
by patmac
7 Oct 2009, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Josie Dew-cycling mum
Replies: 54
Views: 3121

Re: Josie Dew-cycling mum

Thinking about Josie's piece I began to think about my hairy moments on the bike, moments when I had enough to cope with just thinking about saving my own skin, save that of a precious on one the back. Belting down hill on a bike is great fun, but you don't always have time to see and react to that ...