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by djnotts
13 Oct 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1602
Views: 441545

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

531CTC.jpg My slowly evolving "Simon Davey" bought on here. Very smooth ride (should be with XTR M900 hubs on D521s and skinny 531 All Terrain with LWB geometry) and XT Thumbies have long been my favourite shifters! Second most comfortable bike (of at least 100) that I've owned, even afte...
by djnotts
12 Oct 2019, 7:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New race bike....
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: New race bike....

Fast bike needs good stoppers! I have recently had light carbons with Tiagra, 105 and Ultegra calipers. While I am not all that fussy about drive train level, I definitely think Ultegra brakes a worthwhile investment!
by djnotts
11 Oct 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: "Gusset" under downtube
Replies: 67
Views: 2007

Re: "Gusset" under downtube

"The lower end is not welded and there is a distinct gap between plate and downtube."

The original On One Inbreds all had the open end. As I recall, Brant used to say squirt a bit of WD40 up occasionally.
by djnotts
11 Oct 2019, 2:18pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Request for help with PhD Research
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Request for help with PhD Research

I would have contributed, BUT "Unfortunately, anyone with a chronic physical health condition, such as heart disease, is not eligible to participate." This seems a little odd to me. I do not suffer from depression, but I do get depressed by failing health (COPD most relevant in context of ...
by djnotts
11 Oct 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 59
Views: 1371

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Had the over-65s variety (fluad?) 2 days ago at Pharmacy, GP only offering Saturday mornings and that's a CTC ride day! No side effects whatsoever.
by djnotts
11 Oct 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of
Replies: 35
Views: 961

Re: What Not To Make Bike Frames Out Of

Steel. Heavy and it rusts.
by djnotts
10 Oct 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34639

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Can't see The Republican great and good going against the overwhelming party-grass-roots support which Trump retains. This seems about right to me: "Despite the increased public support for impeachment, there is very little chance that the Senate, which Republicans control 53-47, will reach the...
by djnotts
10 Oct 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34639

Re: Is Trump Mad?

But.....make America great again is the will of the people. Or as we have it, make "Great Britain again", as the people voted.
by djnotts
9 Oct 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1676

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

PS I didn't win it....
by djnotts
9 Oct 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1676

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

£10m to the Remain campaign to try and help the decent half of the UK population. Family comprises only 2 kids, 2 grandkids and 2 nieces, so they'd get quite a lot. Maybe half a dozen friends a few '00 grand. Biggish bungalow, with big garage + accommodation for chauffeur - to drive me and a nice bi...
by djnotts
9 Oct 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34639

Re: Is Trump Mad?

His sanity is about as solid as his sense of honour......"US Senator Lindsay Graham, a close ally of Mr Trump, said he would lead an effort in Congress to "make Erdogan pay a heavy price", adding: "Pray for our Kurdish allies who have been shamelessly abandoned by the Trump Admin...
by djnotts
8 Oct 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1633

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

"Would 48/36/24 be possible? 12 teeth gap between each?"

Can't see why not. Running 50/39/26 on my 30 speed carbon race rep. 46/36/24 on 531 26" wheeler 3 x 7 speed "tourer".
by djnotts
8 Oct 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1633

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

... I always think of a tripple as a low, cruising and high speed gearbox. If I'm principally in need of the low ratio gear box, I will switch into that in anticipation and micro adjust with the rear on the fly etc.... This I guess. I don't think much about cadence - spent so many miles on fixed or...
by djnotts
8 Oct 2019, 5:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 105
Views: 2019

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

"you still think that Brexit is going to happen?"

Oh yes!
by djnotts
7 Oct 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492072

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

so the EU rejects Boris plan. a point by point rejection https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/07/revealed-the-eus-point-by-point-rejection-of-johnsons-brexit-plan Nil surprise there then. Could not do otherwise - even Johnson's aides must have known this so either 1. they simply didn't dar...