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by MrCJF
27 Aug 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Refugees/migrants
Replies: 211
Views: 4339

Re: Refugees/migrants

One way to slow the numbers wishing to come to the UK is to make the country less attractive. Boris has this well in hand and we can expect more from our great leader :evil: I agree. But...the message from the migrants coming in from France is that they feel France doesnt want them and one only to ...
by MrCJF
27 Aug 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PROMS-BBC disappoint
Replies: 193
Views: 3404

Re: PROMS-BBC disappoint

Of course, the Germans rewrote the lyrics of their anthem vpost WW2 while retaining the tune. "I've got a little list" by Gilbert and Sullivan is given a contemporary rewrite for every production (the original contains the n word), as has already been pointed out, Elgar wrote an instruemen...
by MrCJF
26 Aug 2020, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PROMS-BBC disappoint
Replies: 193
Views: 3404

Re: PROMS-BBC disappoint

Cyril Haearn wrote:The European national anthem of course :wink:


Gets played every year, has probably had more plays than LoHaG.

It was played twice in 2001 (as part of the regular program and in the hastily rearranged post 9/11 Last Night.)
by MrCJF
25 Aug 2020, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PROMS-BBC disappoint
Replies: 193
Views: 3404

Re: PROMS-BBC disappoint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-yRKfD2GIk Sample lyric: Tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la, tra-la-la-la We're making the world safe for capitalism If you thought the army Was here protecting people like yourself I've some news for you We're here to defend wealth Away with nuns and bishops The good lord w...
by MrCJF
19 Aug 2020, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1148
Views: 333953

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

I've only just discovered this page after making a few posts. I've used Bike Radar forums for years, but find it's less and less useful (especially with the UCI season decimated), and i'm a Cycling UK member. I got into cycling with the kids when they were small, but then they lost the enthusiasm fo...
by MrCJF
19 Aug 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 85
Views: 3689

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

Carradice super c rack bag, 40 cm leather staps to tie stuff to the lid, Shimano 12-36 9 speed cassette, sram 9 speed chain, steerer mounting bell.
by MrCJF
19 Aug 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When did bike shops become boutiques?
Replies: 61
Views: 2102

Re: When did bike shops become boutiques?

I have a real struggle in the South East finding a bike shop (that isn't Halfords) to buy bikes or accessories for children. Most LBS have decided that pro wannabees (road or MTB) are the target market. I was in the Ribble "showoom" in Brum at the end of last year, and that definetely had ...
by MrCJF
7 Aug 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Handlebar bag advice
Replies: 40
Views: 1208

Re: Handlebar bag advice

I have a Carradice original (in black) that has the light bar on the bottom. I was a bit dubious about using it, but my Lezyne light "elastic band" fitting holds on firmly over 7 miles of a very rough canal path on my commute. Which is just as well, as handlebar lights would need a flagpol...
by MrCJF
7 Aug 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits

Hi all. This is my first post. (my 3x9 is currently 50/39/30 with 11-32). Another option may be to swap the inner ring for e.g. 26T, which is what I did on my similar 105 triple. Would that exceed the capacity of the Sora front mech? I thought a 22 tooth range would be pusing it, I've not come acro...
by MrCJF
5 Aug 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits

I'm pretty sure it's the long one, as I have a 34 tooth. There are only two sizes that I'm aware of, though the longer one is usually referred to as a medium.
by MrCJF
5 Aug 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits

As I have a 46 tooth on my 2x then it makes it easier to get a bigger cassette. The bike came with 48/32 and 11-32 but I changed to 46/34 as I hate the 16 tooth gap. The mech is medium cage sora. My other bike had 11-30 when I bought it, then I changed to 11-32 then 11-34. All with the medium cage s...
by MrCJF
5 Aug 2020, 2:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which gravel bike?
Replies: 19
Views: 768

Re: Which gravel bike?

I have the Boardman ADV 8.8 (bought via very limited cycle to work scheme). I had quite a few issues after two months/300 miles that I didn't expect including the small ring on the FSA chainset getting bent, and being unable to easily get a replacement. I changed the whole chainset and BB to Sora to...
by MrCJF
5 Aug 2020, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sora and Alivio - testing the limits
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Sora and Alivio - testing the limits

Hi all. This is my first post. I have two Sora drop bar bikes, one currently has 2x9, the other 3x9. I have 11-34 with 46/34 Sora on one bike and have read that a 12-36 Alivio cassette would fit with my current sora mech. I have one on order. But I've also read of people using an Alivio 48/36/26 cha...