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by PH
20 Jun 2018, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Drink up, no more CO2
Replies: 5
Views: 88

Re: Drink up, no more CO2

It's a big deal locally where brewing is quite a large employer, people are being sent home and production reduced. It seems to have come as a surprise, a couple of weeks ago the same brewers were recruiting agency staff in anticipation of the football. It's either some really awful planning or ther...
by PH
20 Jun 2018, 12:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Stove enamellig

The 2 pack paints are very durable - I'm in the process of painting a GRP (glassfibre) car using 2 pack yacht paints (polyurethane), and to rub down the paint with wet/dry paper takes some effort (especially to 'get it started'). It is reassuringly tough stuff! (apparently some 2 packs on cars are ...
by PH
20 Jun 2018, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Stove enamellig

Anyone got any views on the Imron paint that I've heard about? Thorn have started using this in preference to powder coating on some of their frames, I have a Mercury it Imron Grey, it isn't really old enough to judge durability (9 months), but it is a very nice deep gloss finish and the couple of ...
by PH
20 Jun 2018, 11:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stove enamellig
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Stove enamellig

Anyone got any views on the Imron paint that I've heard about? Thorn have started using this in preference to powder coating on some of their frames, I have a Mercury it Imron Grey, it isn't really old enough to judge durability (9 months), but it is a very nice deep gloss finish and the couple of ...
by PH
19 Jun 2018, 4:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend me a sturdy bottle cage?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: Recommend me a sturdy bottle cage?

This cheap one might suite your needs, I've used one to hold a fuel bottle in that position, but not for a while and I didn't have the issue with it fouling the chainring. https://www.tredz.co.uk/prodimg/35839-85196_1_Supersize.jpg https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Profile-Design-Kage-Bottle-Cage_35839.htm?s...
by PH
17 Jun 2018, 5:12am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 287
Views: 9803

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Brilliant, what an effort.
by PH
16 Jun 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 287
Views: 9803

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Go, go, go... a couple of hours ago I though it was all over, edge of seat stuff, hope he makes it.
by PH
16 Jun 2018, 6:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 287
Views: 9803

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Mick F wrote:I think he's had it.
There's no way he can make up the time.

Why he was behind now, when he was so much in front before, means he has a problem.

To be clear - he's behind his schedule, but still up on the record, he doesn't have to make up time to take the record.
by PH
16 Jun 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 287
Views: 9803

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Not looking good, the twitter feed says there's debate if he should be riding
He’s still going but there is serious debate about whether he should be.

I wonder who makes that call?
by PH
16 Jun 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 32
Views: 926

Re: Pannier Advice

My only regret is that I bought mine in grey, rather than bright orange/yellow or whatever Ha, I count getting mine in grey as one of my better decisions! They're nice and neutral without being boring black, they've been on a selection of bikes - grey, black, red, blue, white, Ti and back to grey -...
by PH
16 Jun 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 99
Views: 2462

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

The price , I’ve heard, he does a steak for makes you wonder where it does come from. It may have changed in the last few months, but earlier in the year it was UK beef. You may recall the stories when the FSA shut down the processors in Birmingham over hygiene issues. It wasn't just 'spoons that w...
by PH
16 Jun 2018, 9:46am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords Cycling UK discount
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Halfords Cycling UK discount

I phoned Halfords' head office to complain and they said that if I have any trouble in future I should quote this number to the assistant: 0449 7997. That's useful to know rotavator. In Derby it took a while for the shops to sort it out, I know several people who had issues in the first few weeks, ...
by PH
15 Jun 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: popular cycling events across the UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: popular cycling events across the UK?

York Rally is very popular with me and on next weekend :wink:
by PH
15 Jun 2018, 4:41pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Comfort In Old Age
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Re: Comfort In Old Age

I recently had a look around a Exped Mira and for the first time in decades I have some tent envy. It doesn't have a drastically different footprint to other popular 1 person tents, but the steep ends and width of headroom make it feel a lot bigger. YMMV of course, but it's one worth looking at, at ...
by PH
15 Jun 2018, 4:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear cable ferrules
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Gear cable ferrules

^^^^^^^
It's not those, which I call crimps and the OP is looking for "ferrules for 4mm gear cable outers"

I like the Jagwire aluminium ones, though I've never bought in bulk so don't know the availability.