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by Tinpotflowers
1 Jun 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals and big feet in trainers
Replies: 9
Views: 429

Re: Pedals and big feet in trainers

I found in my box of bits a pair of Mongoose Mountain Bike Pedals https://www.amazon.com/Mongoose-Mountain-Bike-Pedal-Pedals/dp/B071FG54V6 You note that they come with reflectors, this allows me to fit half toe clips. I tried fitting the large version me feet now did suffer cramp but there was a lar...
by Tinpotflowers
11 May 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which social/economic class do you belong to?
Replies: 52
Views: 1325

Re: Which social/economic class do you belong to?

Do I know my place? Where should I be pigeonhole in the class structure? I have always lived in social housing father was a copy reader in the daily mail my mother housewive grandfather was train driver left school with no qualification and am still semi dyslexic worked in factories on the shop floo...
by Tinpotflowers
3 May 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90

Death of A ‘Dinosaur:’ Anti-Cycleway Campaigner John Forester Dies, Aged 90 https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/04/23/death-of-a-dinosaur-anti-cycleway-campaigner-john-forester-dies-aged-90/#52c8159f1cc3 Some comment that may be of interest https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=115460.0
by Tinpotflowers
3 May 2020, 1:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Washer different types
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Washer different types

Washer different types I have a mind to reassemble and recondition a number of brakes and other cycle parts. To this end I need some washer Weinmann brakes: I notice that many sides pull brake have a penny washer located between the 2 arms of the brake caliper. This washer is very thin and is made o...
by Tinpotflowers
28 Apr 2020, 10:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Re: Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless

ardeidae wrote:Do you mean like this.

Ebay #153902060083 £1.50 each.



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by Tinpotflowers
28 Apr 2020, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless
Replies: 12
Views: 394

Half Nut Hex M6 in A2 Stainless

I am to purchase some Half Nut Hex (Lock Nut) M6 in A2 Stainless for use on Weinman side pull brakes. The only source I found requires me to purchase @200 even though are a good price including shipping of £12 I will never use 200. Can anybody recommend a souses recommend a place for smaller quantit...
by Tinpotflowers
23 Apr 2020, 10:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Superb interview by Chris Boardman on BBC Breakfast
Replies: 59
Views: 2308

Re: Superb interview by Chris Boardman on BBC Breakfast

I had to chuckle when the woman presenter thought that a 70 mile bike ride was an excessive mileage. Most sporting oriented type club rides on a Sunday tend to be about that long. For those of us somewhat more puny than you, 70 miles is an impossible dream. 30-40 is a big day out. It takes all sort...
by Tinpotflowers
22 Apr 2020, 6:05am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 64
Views: 2690

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

:) I very much doubt that government can remove charitable status. I have no view on this discussion since I am a recent member. That's right. The Charity Commission can remove charitable status, but "the government" can't. Ultimately, of course, the Charity Commission acts to enforce char...
by Tinpotflowers
21 Apr 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 64
Views: 2690

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

Bonefishblues wrote:Was there ever a splinter group - actual or proposed? (Just interested)



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by Tinpotflowers
21 Apr 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 64
Views: 2690

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

I'm objecting to a cycling club being stolen from under the noses of it's membership and turned into a business masquerading as a "charity". I realise it's a contentious issue for some,but I can't see what it's achieved anymore than when it was member owned and run,for all the over inflat...
by Tinpotflowers
21 Apr 2020, 10:47am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 64
Views: 2690

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

This is what happens when a club owned and run by it's members is turned into a so called "charity" and run as a business and it's members become donors. What happens? You get professional leadership in place? Why is that a bad thing? What was so bad before when the club(now a "chari...
by Tinpotflowers
20 Apr 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK Interim CEO
Replies: 64
Views: 2690

Re: Cycling UK Interim CEO

https://www.harrishill.co.uk/job/interim-chief-executive-officer/ Salary: PAYE salary £85,000-£90,000 pro rata OR day rate of £500-600 Looks odd, 5 days at £600 = £3k per week, £150k per year? Will we be able to get somebody to fill this job? https://oliver-dev.s3.amazonaws.com/2020/03/26/14/23/02/...
by Tinpotflowers
17 Apr 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )
Replies: 42
Views: 1334

Re: Pedal removal - spanner direction ( which side non-std ? )

Removal pedal on a standard cycle. Place spanner on flats or Allen key in recess While looking at the cycle side on If possible, with the spanner /Allen key pointing rearwards at 2 o’clock position Push the spanner downwards. NB I had a Brompton folding pedal done uo in a bike shop with a long Torqu...
by Tinpotflowers
17 Apr 2020, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Sun Newspaper Interviews
Replies: 45
Views: 1121

The Sun Newspaper Interviews

The Sun Newspaper Interviews

I came across this YouTube site by accident.

As somebody who is left of centre and Green, I call myself an aggressive moderate I found these interviews interesting.

What is your view.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIzXay ... Npq-nD-h5g
by Tinpotflowers
15 Apr 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What effects upon society caused by (COVID-19)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1209

What effects upon society caused by (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and long terms effects upon society? COVID-19 as had and may continue to have a very disrupted effect in the UK and elsewhere. I read on this forum many have discussed the consequences of the lockdown and other requirements of this crisis. Some have suggested there may knock e...