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by ferrit worrier
19 Aug 2018, 4:04pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Advice needed - Where to start?
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Advice needed - Where to start?

Hi and another Welcome. Lots of sound advice so far, my first LE JoG was a 10 day trip in June 2009 The journal is on Robs website http://www.cycle-endtoend.org.uk/hosted/573.pdf that was 10 days supported, but I've done it twice more unsupported. Beware it gets in your blood, I kid you not :lol: I ...
by ferrit worrier
18 Aug 2018, 9:59am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7009
Views: 333434

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Worm hole
by ferrit worrier
18 Aug 2018, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 108
Views: 2695

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

Mick F wrote:Look what I found today.
Very strange. Goodness knows why someone has collected them all.
Just here:
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@50.55820 ... 312!8i6656

IMG_0539.jpg


Party lines?
by ferrit worrier
15 Aug 2018, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

If you wanted it to be a shared experience, you could try a Circe Helios tandem! That's got a pretty low rear step over (~11" rear seat tube IIRC) plus you can stand up on the pedals as long as the pilot has a firm grip Mine's not being used much now I'm mostly piloting the Cannondale that use...
by ferrit worrier
15 Aug 2018, 5:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

If you think that bike would be OK if mounting was not a problem, how about some sort of step up? Even just standing on a kerb with the bike in the gutter knocks around six inches off the height to be stepped over. With my hip I had the issue of mounting, and this solution works ... some of the tim...
by ferrit worrier
14 Aug 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

Have you tried tipping the bike over so the step through isn’t as high.. at least for now while you want to try it before committing to a more permanent solution. I do it all the time after a long ride and my legs are beat and I can’t be bothered to step over it. tried the tilting over even to the ...
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 8:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

My concern would be that you might shell out for another bike small enough for a reasonably easy mount and then discover that Mrs FW had pain or discomfort whatever the bike. Thats a good point , we're thinking along the lines of something cheap to prove the ability then upgrade the bits n bobs. Sh...
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: getting a bike size for Mrs FW

If you think that bike would be OK if mounting was not a problem, how about some sort of step up? Even just standing on a kerb with the bike in the gutter knocks around six inches off the height to be stepped over. Hi TC We had thought of that but, if she has to dismount away from home she'd have a...
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: getting a bike size for Mrs FW
Replies: 16
Views: 371

getting a bike size for Mrs FW

Good evening Ladies and Gentleman. Mrs FW has decided that she would like to try a bit of cycling. in our shed we have a bike that our youngest Sarah bought while in Uni, Dadums rebuilt it and resprayed it and its languished in the shed now for a few years. so Mrs FW wanted to have a go. Firstly she...
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 7:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new cassette and/or chain ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1085

Re: Do I need a new cassette?

Salty Seadog wrote:There is an often quoted rule of thumb that is 3 chains to 1 cassette.


+1 :)
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 524

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

When I were a lad I deliverd groceries on a bike wiv a baskit on't front . That were 50 year ago :oops: Ha!! Outed ! How did I guess that was coming :lol: :lol: :lol: not me anyroad a never wore a cap . The bikes pretty similar, spoon handle brakes on pull rods. Or a shoe pushed between the front w...
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 524

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

Just chatting about the old days with Mrs Mick F and reminiscing about the mine shafts. Also, toothpaste. It used to come in metal tubes that you rolled up as you used it. These days, you can't get all the toothpaste out, and as they can't be recycled they are landfill and will remain in there for ...
by ferrit worrier
13 Aug 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 524

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

Plastic has only been ubiquitous for a few decades, how was stuff packed before? Some of us should be able to remember When I were a lad I deliverd groceries on a bike wiv a baskit on't front . That were 50 year ago :oops: I remember humping sides of bacon into the shop from the fridge and the boss...
by ferrit worrier
12 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7009
Views: 333434

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Book in
by ferrit worrier
11 Aug 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: wisteria seed pods
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: wisteria seed pods

Cools off? Is it warm in Manch? Been chucking it down most of the day, and yesterday, and Wednesday, and my ride to Exeter on Tuesday was mainly wet. Temp outside now - mid afternoon - is 17degC with grey damp skies. :oops: warm!!!! Not half . Supposed to be 20' but me thinks its a tad warmer than ...