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by PH
14 Aug 2018, 5:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Twist/Trigger Shifter for Shimano Road (Front) Mech
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Twist/Trigger Shifter for Shimano Road (Front) Mech

Looong time ago. so the detail is sketchy, I had a sram twist grip shifter that was not indexed for the front. 3 or 4 clicks between rings and the ability to trim it to stop any rub. Likewise there's plenty of choice of non indexed trigger shifters, the thumbie sort, some pretty cheap though I only ...
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

Mick F wrote:So, what was he guilty of?
Being a prat in my view, but that's not a legally binding offence.

The jury found him not guilty and it's not for me to question that, so I don't.
My opinion of him from watching the footage is that he's a thug.
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

Watch the footage, guilty of an offence or not, it's thuggish behaviour, even in that short clip there were opportunities to walk away, he didn't. It's the sort of behaviour that regrettably takes place outside night clubs up and down the country every weekend, very few of those charged can afford t...
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

Bonefishblues wrote:I'd hoped for better, but seemingly not. He's a real talent, too.

Yes, we've seen the video, boxing is a sport, they don't stop for tea.
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 31
Views: 401

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

Bonefishblues wrote:I must confess that I was more surprised to hear about a supposedly elite sportsman consuming 3 beers, 6 vodka and lemonades and an unknown number of Jaegerbombs (had one once, can't remember what's in it!) on an evening out after a Test Match.

He's not a sportsman, he's a cricket player.
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 4:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Sleeping Bag Advice

For me, size is everything, there is no way I could sleep comfortably in a bag like the one linked however warm it kept me. Are you using something a similar size now? Also consider heat regulation as well as retention, in warmer weather a full length zip helps with this. I've gone to the other ext...
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 2:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Sleeping Bag Advice

For me, size is everything, there is no way I could sleep comfortably in a bag like the one linked however warm it kept me. Are you using something a similar size now? Also consider heat regulation as well as retention, in warmer weather a full length zip helps with this. I've gone to the other extr...
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 11:14am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

ibbo68 wrote:The OP is no longer with us so I doubt he’ll see any further posts :wink:

Or maybe PendingNewName is no longer pending :wink:
by PH
14 Aug 2018, 10:53am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A74 or the A75
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: A74 or the A75

The A74 is now a Motorway the alternative is B7076 B7078 (ncn route 74) it’s mostly boring and has a rough surface but does the job and makes navigation easy. I’m getting the impression that is going to be important to you. :D I don't have much to add to that, other than one of the redeeming featur...
by PH
13 Aug 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 91
Views: 1964

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

Leaving aside the practicality of using gear cable, I'm not convinced that if replacing 14" with compressionless made such a difference there wasn't something wrong with the original. Is it known how much normal brake cable compresses? What else might be going on?
by PH
13 Aug 2018, 10:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 71
Views: 1701

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

mumbojumbo wrote: compelled to take a test similar to drivers eg what do you do if you meet a cow on the road ?

I always stop and milk it.
by PH
11 Aug 2018, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 91
Views: 1964

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

How about Sheldon? Do you think you know better than them all? Warning: Since compressionless housing relies on plastic to hold it together, it is not as strong as conventional spiral housing, and should never be used for brakes! The loads applied to brake cables can easily cause compressionless hou...
by PH
11 Aug 2018, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.
Replies: 91
Views: 1964

Re: Compressionless brake housings for cable discs.

So was I, but it fits a treat. I don't understand Brucey's point of view. Never ever had a gear outer "collapse" or heard of it before. Well you've never used one as a brake outer before either :roll: It's not Brucey's point of view, it's every bike mechanic and cable manufacturers, I cou...
by PH
10 Aug 2018, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why would you do that
Replies: 15
Views: 968

Re: Why would you do that

Incredible!!!!
A group of cyclists managed to get on a train, according to many posts on here that's a far bigger challenge than any bike ride.
by PH
10 Aug 2018, 10:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 26
Views: 1172

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

However noncompetitive I'd like to be I can't stop the feeling of pleasure passing someone. I think it must be something deep within us, of course it's not a fair competition or comparison, they're probably not aware we're racing, or they may just be out for a gentle pootle, or be avoiding getting s...