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by Syd
22 Apr 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: SOLD. Brompton M6L in Racing Green. Edinburgh.
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Brompton M6L in Racing Green. Edinburgh.

rich.hr6 wrote:Hello Syd,

I'd like the tool kit please, if it's still available. If you want to PM me with your preferred method of payment etc., I'll get it sorted.

Thanks, Rich.

Hi Rich,

It sold this morning, subject to payment. Should it fall through I’ll let you know.
by Syd
21 Apr 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Brooks B17 saddle. Narrow in brown.
Replies: 0
Views: 189

Brooks B17 saddle. Narrow in brown.

For sale in my Brooks B17 narrow saddle in brown. Was used on my commuter bike (6 miles each way) for a few months. Very good condition, no sagging. Marks on rails from where fitted to seatpost. £50 plus post (est £5) or pickup in Edinburgh. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190421/8600463c7f55a19a...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 371
Views: 5691

Re: The irony of a diverted commute.

I would have been pleased to find that I could have joined the protest on my ride home. Also, its fairly obvious that the protestors would allow cyclists through. If not, I would have been confident that I could infiltrate my way through. I understand the protest is continuing, so tomorrow you know...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 371
Views: 5691

The irony of a diverted commute.

I would have been pleased to find that I could have joined the protest on my ride home. Also, its fairly obvious that the protestors would allow cyclists through. If not, I would have been confident that I could infiltrate my way through. I understand the protest is continuing, so tomorrow you know...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 371
Views: 5691

The irony of a diverted commute.

Whilst at work today there was growing news about a planned protest that would block part of my ride home. At home time a quick check on the local travel Twitter feed confirmed protesters were indeed blocking my route. So off I set on a pre-planned diversion and arrived safely home after adding just...
by Syd
16 Apr 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 955

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

I tried various methods before settling on the goniometer method. Calculated the setting on one one bike and copied it across the others. Only problem I ever had was pain following a ride when I’d forgot to take into account the difference in stack height when I swapped to Speedplay pedals on one bi...
by Syd
11 Apr 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Continental tyre degrading
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Continental tyre degrading

My GP4 Seasons have just covered 7,500k this week and are looking like they have plenty of life left.

Wouldn’t expect them to look like yours after 12 months and less than half the distance.
by Syd
30 Mar 2019, 9:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Blanking a Euro cylinder
Replies: 7
Views: 905

Re: Blanking a Euro cylinder

These ones use solid steel cores “providing decent snap-resistance compared to standard brass built cylinders”.

https://tinyurl.com/y5puhudp

As you say though there dont seem to be any with the anti snap groove.
by Syd
25 Feb 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Planet X road bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

Re: Planet X road bikes

I bought an RT58 with Ultegra 6800 from them a number of years ago as my “best bike” at that time. I still ride it regularly (well on days I wouldn’t want to take my new best bike out) and still enjoy it. I have heard stories of their Pro Carbon frame suffering from speed wobble but I’ve never exper...
by Syd
20 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 252
Views: 11028

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Lots of backtracking by her now in the BBC news. E.g. "I was hoping Britain would understand I made a mistake, a very big mistake, because I was young and naive." Very different from her alleged comments in earlier reports. Would I want her back in Britain? No. But then I don’t happily wel...
by Syd
19 Feb 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 252
Views: 11028

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Currently breaking news

IS teen to lose UK citizenship, says family http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47299907

I suspect this will be tied up in the courts for a while to come.
by Syd
12 Feb 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 7059

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

About a decade ago I remember having a minor argument with a colleague about his work when he described me as an “argumentative Scot” to which I responded “and you being a lazy Pakistani”. My other colleagues, on hearing me, exclaimed “You can’t say that!” The first colleague replied saying “why not...
by Syd
11 Feb 2019, 7:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autistic Quotient
Replies: 125
Views: 19579

Re: Autistic Quotient

I’ve ran this test a couple of times in the past decade and always score in the low 40’s which doesn’t come as a surprise. I hate social occasions and meeting new people. Can also never remember actually having a ‘friend’ who wasn’t a friend of my partner. I’ve been aware since my very early teens w...
by Syd
30 Jan 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 4251

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

On yer bike have never had a penny from me after falling to honour the warranty on a wheelset which snapped a spoke nipple third ride out. They stated is wasn’t covered by warranty unless I could prove 100% manufacturer fault. Unusually the manufacturer was happyhelp and offered to take them back an...