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by djnotts
14 Sep 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18947
Views: 470179

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

"Europe for centuries tore itself apart in wars, culminating in the horrors of Nazism. Now united for the first time in the EU, peace reigns across the continent and brings prosperity in its wake." And that is what so angers the Leave-leaders and paymasters. They want conflict, do not baul...
by djnotts
13 Sep 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 30
Views: 761

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

reohn2 wrote:
robgul wrote:Ditch the cantis - get Vee brakes.

Rob

+1


+ another. Simply never good enough to justify the effort of getting the "best" out of 'em.
by djnotts
13 Sep 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you have a "grab bag"?
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Re: Do you have a "grab bag"?

Enough gold on fingers and round neck to keep me fed for a few weeks.....if all still chaos by then, too late to worry! But I shall stuff my passport with cash and hide it somewhere handy (if I can find it!).
by djnotts
13 Sep 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1184

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

Serves no purpose but amuses me..."press 1 to talk to..."...."press 2 to *^*" off you robbing m*$&^%*^*"*"!" Or if "live" and sound UK "I will find you and break your ...."
by djnotts
11 Sep 2019, 8:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?
Replies: 226
Views: 7122

Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

"I gave up drinking once. . . . . . . Worst 30 minutes of my life!" Delete "once", insert "3 or 4 times", worst "few days of my life" each time. But last time I gave up insanely (literally) bad 5 - 10 days, then 16 years and 4 months so far some of the best da...
by djnotts
11 Sep 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many choices - which new bike ?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Too many choices - which new bike ?

It may just be old age showing! However I have used hydraulic discs in very wet, tracks more like raging streams, conditions and fully agree that for such off-road use they are the best. I've heard too many noisy basic cable operated discs rubbing on Club rides to believe that they are more effectiv...
by djnotts
11 Sep 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many choices - which new bike ?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Too many choices - which new bike ?

FWIW, I have had my Trek FX longer than I have ever kept any bike - maybe a dozen others have come and gone in those 5 years! And it has been one of Trek's best and longest lived models! Mine has been much modified over time but the basics remain a functional and easy riding bike. Flat bars and gen...
by djnotts
11 Sep 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech 2 axle length
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Hollowtech 2 axle length

Bought a claimed as new 105 already fitted with a 24T inner for 80 quid. We shall see....
by djnotts
11 Sep 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric Moped (EAPB)?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Electric Moped (EAPB)?

Seen a few petrol engined "bicycles" locally in recent months. No problem in these parts, Notts police wont bother with such trivialities!
by djnotts
11 Sep 2019, 8:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too many choices - which new bike ?
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: Too many choices - which new bike ?

FWIW, I have had my Trek FX longer than I have ever kept any bike - maybe a dozen others have come and gone in those 5 years! And it has been one of Trek's best and longest lived models! Mine has been much modified over time but the basics remain a functional and easy riding bike. Flat bars and gene...
by djnotts
9 Sep 2019, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simon Davey frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Simon Davey frame?

I can't make this week, but when I am there you'll spot the bike (or a KTM carbon!). It's a nice group!
by djnotts
9 Sep 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simon Davey frame?
Replies: 12
Views: 786

Re: Simon Davey frame?

Thank you! It rides very nicely - I am pleased with my purchase! Proper touring beyond my health/ability, but I intend using it as my main bike.
by djnotts
8 Sep 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame id??
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Frame id??

tim-b wrote:Hi
I'm going to guess at a Carlton, sadly not too high up the range
Regards
tim-b



Same guess - looks reminiscent of one I had with quite nice lugs, wrap over stays and also nothing exciting! Must be reasonable to assume TI is Tube Investments.
by djnotts
8 Sep 2019, 11:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech 2 axle length
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Hollowtech 2 axle length

Thanks both. Aiming for 2nd hand, but as implied quite thin on the ground!
by djnotts
8 Sep 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech 2 axle length
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Hollowtech 2 axle length

Apologies if not very "technical". Are all road H2 Axle lengths the same? My recent model KTM came with latest Tiagra triple chainset on a press fit b/b. This has assymetric 4 arm for inner ring so I can't fit a 26 to replace the 30. Will any Shimano road triple from last few years fit usi...