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by PH
20 Oct 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Mercian Pro Lugless 23” Rohloff
Replies: 10
Views: 853

Re: Mercian Pro Lugless 23” Rohloff

I think its a better suited to someone who wants the whole bike without splitting so I'm withdrawing my offer for this reason only. Many thanks Paul Yes I think you're right, they're lovely bikes and I'm sure someone will snap it up at that price, there's already a queue, it'd be a shame if someone...
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 554

Re: Gender inequality or political correctness gone mad!!!

I'm surprised no one has picked up on the womxn story
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45810709
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

JakobW wrote: but IMO chips and scrapes are unavoidable; as long as you're protecting the frame and the touch-ups aren't too visible I'm fairly relaxed...

I've just remembered someone who paints stars and circles over their paint damage, an idea I might copy if i can find/make some stencils.
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 9:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can this country please decide...
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Can this country please decide...

A couple I know found out that their teenage child had, 1 year previously, been prescribed medication that as a side affect may have made them suicidal. Under the patient confidentiality rules it was none of their business! I had a friend go through something similar and helped them look into it, i...
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: 26" disc fork?

I have an old project 2 fork that almost fits the bill but the steerer is cut too short, and they dont seem to make them in this size anymore. Thanks. There's a NOS Kona P2 on Ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Kona-P2-fork-26-disc-rim-brake-compatible/173586624771?hash=item286a91b103:g:7LIAAOSw3ANbwe...
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: 26" disc fork?

reohn2 wrote:
Si wrote:Thanks, look very good, none in stock alas and they are £40 more in other shops.

It's showing in stock on the site :?

Could that be because you're looking at the rim brake version you linked to...
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 40cm width, shortest reach, 26mm, drops?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: 40cm width, shortest reach, 26mm, drops?

If you want silver, there's the SOMA Highway 1 https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/handlebars/380-soma-highway-1-drop-bars-260mm-clamp-silver/ Don't remember finding them - perhaps put off by the price! I came across them while specifically looking for shiny silver, which always seems to be dearer than the...
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: How far?

Unless it's in company (Usually the CTC group), or utility, or an Audax, I like to go out all day, usually with a train in at least one direction. Shortest of these this year has been 80 miles, most over 100 and the longest 220, far more importantly I've ridden through some lovely countryside I have...
by PH
20 Oct 2018, 6:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

The racing green shade on my tourer (paint resprayed by Bob Jackson) is perfectly matched by Humbrol model enamel paint no. 3 (Brunswick Green) - available here online, but your local friendly model shop should do you a tin for 99p or so: https://www.wonderlandmodels.com/products/humbrol-no03-14ml-...
by PH
19 Oct 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 98
Views: 1765

Re: Trains...why?

Rails should be good for long distance city centre to city centre journeys. Also for commuter travel into congested cities. For the travel outside those areas though the car is hard to beat and of course the bike is unbeatable for short inner city journeys. Exactly.Trains are just not viable for us...
by PH
19 Oct 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Service: Bike24 vs Uk store
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Service: Bike24 vs Uk store

Sounds like a RM problem and I've had a couple of issues with DHL on German orders, including one where they were insistent it had been delivered and I'm sure the supplier still thinks I scammed them. IMO delivery is logistics rather than service, I assume you bought from that UK supplier because it...
by PH
19 Oct 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame ding - should I be concerned?
Replies: 16
Views: 563

Re: Frame ding - should I be concerned?

What a shame, been there done that, don't beat yourself up about it. I'd class it as cosmetic, but also keep an eye on it just in the unlikely case something develops. I've used nail polish to protect exposed metal, does the job and lasts well, but it didn't blend in as well as I'd hoped. IMO no mat...
by PH
19 Oct 2018, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation
Replies: 36
Views: 749

Re: The IMF Speaks: The Tories got it wrong with Privatisation

I think Cunobelin could get a job as a Tory spin doctor. ALL of the Governments oner the last decades have made catastrophic errors financially (Pun intended) I don't disagree with that at all, but they're not all the same, they don't all have the same effect, they aren't all done for the same reas...
by PH
19 Oct 2018, 12:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: SRam shifters for drop bars, hydraulic 9 spd

Or maybe consider the Jones H bars for a change, but, wow, aren't they expensive... If you go that route, there's some cheaper look-a-likes, the names escape me but I've seen them on this forum so worth a search. Each to their own, but I've never found anything to hate about bars, yes like everyone...