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by Ambermile
27 Feb 2009, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jaffa Cakes
Replies: 17
Views: 1415

Talking of non-original Jaffa cakes... we get Cherry ones here (I *love* cherries), Strawberry ones too. However, we can also get Mint ones, and sorry but that's just plain *wrong*

Arthur
by Ambermile
26 Feb 2009, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Good reasons for supporting your regular/local bike shop
Replies: 36
Views: 1776

Lots of reminiscing for me on the trip. Born in Hertford, lived in Rye House (Old Highway!), Bengeo and Hertford, school in Broxbourne (yeah - the grammar :oops: ). Did a lot of cycling around the old haunts and oddly, everything was smaller, distances included! Great memories though and a wedge of ...
by Ambermile
26 Feb 2009, 12:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Good reasons for supporting your regular/local bike shop
Replies: 36
Views: 1776

I would like to praise the one in Ware though, just over the crossing before you get to the river (for those old gits among you... opposite the old cinema :D) for being there when I was doing the Lea Navigation ride last year (three punctures inside 10 miles!). They had all I needed (since my pump ...
by Ambermile
26 Feb 2009, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Good reasons for supporting your regular/local bike shop
Replies: 36
Views: 1776

I'm in darkest Norfolk so we don;t even have shops, let alone bike shops anymore. I would like to praise the one in Ware though, just over the crossing before you get to the river (for those old gits among you... opposite the old cinema :D) for being there when I was doing the Lea Navigation ride la...
by Ambermile
26 Feb 2009, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fitting new tyres - a couple of questions :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 987

Keep your knobblies for "Winter" riding :D

I have a Winter set (with *huge* Tioga 2.5x2.3 beasties) and a Summer set (Schwalbe Road Cruisers) and I swear that when I swap them over I lose 2 inches! Not to mention the noise difference...

Arthur
by Ambermile
22 Feb 2009, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano chainwheels
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Not going to fit the XT though... which is what I wanted!

I suppose I could adapt another chainwheel, but it would have been nice to get one like the original - the more I look into it the more scared I am by the prices for replacements as well :shock:

Arthur
by Ambermile
22 Feb 2009, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano chainwheels
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Pity... the front derailleur coped OK with the 52T Biopace chainset I had before the XT stuff but that went on the Galaxy.

No matter, I'll have to swap the XT chainset for the Bontrager one I suppose... but that means getting an ISIS BB :(


Arthur
by Ambermile
22 Feb 2009, 12:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano chainwheels
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Shimano chainwheels

OK, I have an XT chainset with these... http://i477.photobucket.com/albums/rr136/Ambermile/stuff/44chainwheel.jpg and I can only find 44T max. As I want to use the bike for a major tour this year, I want a larger (maybe 54+) chainwheel but have had no luck at all in finding one. Am I chasing purple ...
by Ambermile
20 Feb 2009, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: bit of fun or stupidity?
Replies: 25
Views: 1925

There is a poster in Leeds and Bradford 'International' :lol: :lol: :lol: Airport saying 'Don't be a clown' threatening what happens to anybody who jokes about bombs in their luggage. The words are superimposed on a picture of a clown. I suppose anybody who does joke like that has been warned. On t...
by Ambermile
18 Feb 2009, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buying a Camera => invasion of privacy
Replies: 38
Views: 2122

OP issue is, I think, a warranty thing - it identifies buyer, date, address for any possible future claims. [1]

Personally, (on the info-farming issue), I pretty much always buy S/H anyway...

Arthur

[1] inside leg maybe for how far you can drop it? :D
by Ambermile
7 Feb 2009, 11:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: plans for 2009
Replies: 26
Views: 2501

Calais-Montpelier sometime before summer on the Beastie, and coast to coast Scotland in a canoe!

Arthur
by Ambermile
6 Feb 2009, 8:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talkboards ... easy ? Tech Question
Replies: 9
Views: 859

I think those are not issues likely to be hit by the OP since he wants a free talkboard-type setup only. The site I mentioned is simple, fast to get going and free to host. I *do* have another site - UK Astro Ads - which is not free, is hosted at web Mania, and is a bit more awkward to set up, but i...
by Ambermile
5 Feb 2009, 11:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talkboards ... easy ? Tech Question
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Not sure. Linking to off-site pix is an option? Arthur ** edit - hang on... yes, users have a pic gallery of up to 50 pictures they can upload to the forum - here's the stuff: As a user of this message board you are able to upload images. Before using this service please be advised that: A. Hotlinki...
by Ambermile
4 Feb 2009, 12:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talkboards ... easy ? Tech Question
Replies: 9
Views: 859

http://excoboard.com/

The above is the one our local footie team use - free and simple.



Arthur