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by PH
13 Dec 2019, 12:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21633

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

merely commenting on the apparent fact that we have become so homogenized and lacking in individuality that a result can be accurately projected from limited data. When do you think we became so? I thought exit polls were generally regarded as likely to be accurate with just the occasional error, I...
by PH
12 Dec 2019, 9:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Was there a technological threshold for bicycles?
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Was there a technological threshold for bicycles?

Everything that comes afterwards is taking the bike into different (often more specialised) territory. No threshold, it just keeps moving. My best bike has many components not available on your 1990's example, Rohloff hub, LED lights, different alloy steel, disc brake, yet it's use is no more speci...
by PH
12 Dec 2019, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste Disposal (Bath)
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: Waste Disposal (Bath)

Stick it on freecycle before doing anything, I see them used in horse fields and on allotments quite often and I'm sure they'll have other non bath uses.
by PH
12 Dec 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 58
Views: 1405

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

If you look at Spa's current description of their steel Tourer (which will have the same steel fork) all that is said about the paint is that the steel is ED coated, by which I assumed they mean that is the complete paint job, just ED coated (in a bath) and job done. I don't think that's the case, ...
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 11:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 58
Views: 1405

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

I'd also assumed Spa's forks would be powder coated like their framsets, and that's pretty thick, I'd have thought thick enough to cause problems fitting the race if on the steerer, which is the usual argument for not painting them. . Are Spa's frames powder coated? My frame (2014) Is (I think) pai...
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 9:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21633

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

robing wrote:Diane Abbott has also been keeping a low profile in this campaign. Maybe because her son was charged with spitting at and biting a police officer.

And you think she should be judged on the actions of her son?
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 58
Views: 1405

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

And unlike with other forks I've had, the steerer is painted. And when I cut it to size the paint at the cut edge behaved very nicely. It didn't flake. It cut cleanly, showing I think that it is well stuck to the metal. That would bode well for anyone buying a steel frame painted that way. Maybe th...
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 7:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 58
Views: 1405

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

thanks ... doubt that it the 400, as the 400 is not made for cantilever brakes ... the 400 is for caliper brakes if you do have the 400, your brakes most probably don't work as well as they could Canti and calipers are the same cable pull, or were until recently, hence the need for cantis on STI to...
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vat on bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Re: Vat on bikes

How many people do you know who have said they'd cycle if bikes and kit were a little bit cheaper? I don't know any and I know some pretty poor people. Locally there's a bike recycling project, if you can't afford a new one they'll still get you cycling. I'm not saying zero rating bikes wouldn't be ...
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1030
Views: 21633

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

I dont think Corbyn will be there after this election - whats the point in having "good" policies if you cant get into power? What's the point of getting into power if you don't have good policy? The Labour Party has changed and won't be changing back, the membership has taken control and...
by PH
11 Dec 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring
Replies: 58
Views: 1405

Re: Frameset transplant: Spa Titanium Touring

I can think of one you might have spotted but I won't spoil it by pointing it out. Trim or cap the guard stays and fit the mudflaps. I'd have gone for V brakes if not using STI's, but that's just personal preference. I'm also fussy about matching the look, so stem, spacers and seatpost would all be...
by PH
10 Dec 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Group Transport to Bayonne
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Group Transport to Bayonne

Did you have any luck last time you asked a similar question? This is a slightly easier one - Flixbus will get you from London to Bayonne from £25 and take a boxed/bagged bike as special luggage for an additional £9. The size/weight allowance of the special luggage might fit two bikes. I did a simil...
by PH
8 Dec 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 396
Views: 7758

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

No-one really imagines that 'Get Brexit Done' is anything other than a cynical and stupid slogan. Only the knuckle dragging xenophobic core will buy into that rhetoric. You need only look at the Brexit party, unlikely to gain even a single seat. I wish that were true. I suspect that people in their...
by PH
8 Dec 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: * POSTED *De Marchi Gore Windstopper gilet. Size?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: De Marchi Gore Windstopper gilet. Size?

I'd be interested in that please thirdcrank, I'll pm you
by PH
6 Dec 2019, 1:18am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Leading rides on busy roads.
Replies: 61
Views: 5812

Re: Leading rides on busy roads.

Now, where's some evidence of all those Member Group non-cafe rides? Where do I say that? Really I know you struggle to understand, but now you seem unable to read, here's what I said If you're lucky the leader will have come up with something more than a ride down familiar roads to the usual cafe....