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by Fairweather
9 Nov 2020, 4:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A salutary tale......caveat emptor
Replies: 87
Views: 3324

Re: A salutary tale......caveat emptor

Perhaps the mods get complaints we don't read about? The serious complaints about Small Ads tend to be aired for all-to-see. I cannot think of any that have been kept (fully) hidden. But I might have forgotten. I would guess they occur about once every two years. Mainly poor communications on one s...
by Fairweather
3 Mar 2020, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels+tyres or NOT
Replies: 30
Views: 1165

Re: New wheels+tyres or NOT

Bigger, better tyres will mean more comfort for sure.
by Fairweather
3 Mar 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New bike suggestions for commuting to work
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: New bike suggestions for commuting to work

If your route involves an lot of hills or stop/start town center journeys an electric bike might be a big plus got you.
by Fairweather
27 Feb 2020, 6:18am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366561

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Firing gun
by Fairweather
27 Feb 2020, 6:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider

+1 on wheels with high spoke counts. Although a 36H wheel is incredibly strong, if you can find one get 40h rear and I doubt you'll have any bother.
by Fairweather
27 Feb 2020, 6:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1981 simplex catalogue
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: 1981 simplex catalogue

Simplex were way ahead of Shimano at the time. It's av real shame they went out of business, the cycling world was the worse fit for it .
by Fairweather
27 Feb 2020, 6:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43432

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

Benny Hill for prime minister! (Oops ,too late got one already)
by Fairweather
26 Feb 2020, 4:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Your experience of Electronic shifters please
Replies: 62
Views: 2807

Re: Your experience of Electronic shifters please

it always strikes me that electronic shifting will quickly date as newer versions come through at a high rate of knots. yesterday's mobile phone syndrome. i wouldn't fancy getting parts for a system in,say, 10 year's time. or does the market not want a bike to last that long? The bloke at my local ...
by Fairweather
26 Feb 2020, 4:28am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 100
Views: 126468

Re: Wiggle

I always have stuff delivered to a shop local to where I work using their collect+ service, you used to be able to send stuff back for free from there but now you have to take it to the Asda. No big deal really. I used the drop shop at Argos last year, a horrendous experience. What should have been...
by Fairweather
26 Feb 2020, 4:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs off lead on shared use path
Replies: 136
Views: 15096

Parking on the pavement to be banned!

I've long since avoided shared cycle paths as the results have never been enjoyable. Why oh why can't people keep their dogs on a leash?
by Fairweather
26 Feb 2020, 4:23am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vitamin D - how much?
Replies: 45
Views: 2575

Re: Vitamin D - how much?

Sunshine (if you can get it) is absolutely the best source for vitamin D. I make it a habit to get away in January when work dies down for at least 3 weeks.
by Fairweather
26 Feb 2020, 4:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles
Replies: 72
Views: 2972

Re: Sunday strict observance on Outer Hebrides northern isles

NUKe wrote:Why not pay the nearest Church a visit, its part of the local Culture, you never know somebody might take pity and feed you.


I've been there 30 years ago and it's quite common if you go to a service for folk to invite you for lunch. Take them up on the offer, the food is excellent!
by Fairweather
26 Feb 2020, 4:17am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366561

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Periodic report
by Fairweather
25 Feb 2020, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any Information about improving hill-climbing ability
Replies: 47
Views: 2477

Re: Any Information about improving hill-climbing ability

Personal unscientific views follow, in priority order: 1. Lose weight 2. Lose more weight 3. Lose yet more weight 4. Climb lots of hills, as hard and often as you can. 5. Get a light bike. 6. Proper sports science based training and nutritional programme. Pretty much all of the above won't actually...
by Fairweather
25 Feb 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Bike Recommendation for Heavy Rider

Trek Madone bikes have no weight limit for a rider. They are exceptionally well built Carbon bikes. Bloke in our club is heavier than you and 6'4". He fair shifts along on it too :D