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by djnotts
29 May 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 1375

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Non-alcolic beer is just an added temptation! Coke (liquid version!) or J2 in interesting fruit flavour. I was never a wine drinker so Schloer (?) occasionally. And lots of double espressos!
by djnotts
29 May 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 1375

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Two thousand pounds a year spent on beer? :shock: Yes. Add it up anyway you like. Say a dozen pints of beer a week at the pub @ £3.40 a pint = £40.80 a week x 52 = £2,200odd So what? It's not just "beer" is it. It's a social life, it's meeting friends, it's entertainment, live music, loca...
by djnotts
29 May 2020, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand
Replies: 35
Views: 743

Re: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand

But how many "strangers" are you with for at least 15 minutes at a distance of less than 2 metres? Using that definition I am pretty sure I have been in "close contact" with only 1 person since lockdown began, my having moved to her house to avoid the stress of totally solitary l...
by djnotts
28 May 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1386
Views: 29630

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Heard figure of 140 grand p.a. He's credited (!) with winning brexit and the largest Tory majority for decades. Cheap as chips to those who desired those 2 outcomes.
by djnotts
28 May 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 1375

Re: Which is it most important to reopen asap? Pubs or Schools

Over 17 years a non-drinking alcoholic I would prefer it if pubs never reopened! One less temptation. Selfish though, so schools first then pubs.
by djnotts
27 May 2020, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1635
Views: 469573

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Hewitt in Columbus Genius. Odd frame sizing, presumably custom. Very short top tube, hence ahead adapter and long stem!
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by djnotts
26 May 2020, 9:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

Expect the rings will last a few '00 dry miles and that'll do!
by djnotts
26 May 2020, 3:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

Stronglight is nice, but if money no object I'd have the 105 and sub a smaller inner ring. But it isn't so I shan't! I far prefer external b/b bearings. Lighter and easy in/out.
by djnotts
26 May 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

I have no worries that won't last the maybe 1000 miles that I will put on the bike before my riding days are over.
by djnotts
26 May 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

Thanks for clarification. Still a worthwhile saving!
by djnotts
26 May 2020, 8:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

Complete sets, TD2 touring triple £125, XD2 £35 (48/38/28, which is ok for me for the bike). Cranks both 25 I think.
by djnotts
25 May 2020, 11:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 171
Views: 5351

Re: How's your weather?

reohn2 wrote:
djnotts wrote:Almost worryingly long dry spell. Odd shower or 2, but I have ridden 71 consecutive mornings with only 1 short shower. Not right!

Yer right it's not right,you shower after every ride! :? :mrgreen:


I most definitely do not! Once a week if I need one or not!
by djnotts
25 May 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

My thought precisely. Thanks.
by djnotts
25 May 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

Stupidly, just thought that it is intended for a 3 x 10 drive and suspect being designated 7/8/9 will probably not play nicely with 10 speed chain. Am I right?
by djnotts
25 May 2020, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa XD2 touring triple
Replies: 29
Views: 968

Re: Spa XD2 touring triple

Having dismantled many old bikes I am a big fan of greasing everything! But thanks.