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by bailout
21 Mar 2009, 12:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mistake
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Re: Moderater accusing me of being a thief

bailout It's just the auto-edit function which replaces certain words automatically. The original idea is that it automatically censors rude words but the admin have also used it to sabotage spam. (You don't actually see much spam on here because the spambusters bin it PDQ, but a fair bit is posted...
by bailout
21 Mar 2009, 12:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mistake
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Re: Moderater accusing me of being a thief

What the Dickens. It is entirely possible to lose the bracket for a pump without being 'theiving scum'. Talk about inappropriate mark-up. I hope the mod gets thier knuckles rapped in a big way. :evil: I have a frame pump, as I use the bike for commuting and I don't want to scratch the frame it stay...
by bailout
20 Mar 2009, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mistake
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Mistake

I have edited this post as it appears that I made a mistake. The result of using a dangerous device such as the internet while overly stressed too late at night.
by bailout
17 Mar 2009, 11:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What would you wear in 1938.........?
Replies: 19
Views: 1977

Re: What would you wear in 1938.........?

I love the smock :oops: Is that a crotch strap dangling from the back? Where did you get it or is it something you have had for a long time? I think they used to be standard issue to the forces for 'adventure training' and cadets used to get gabberdine ones. Made by Blacks of Greenock as well :) My ...
by bailout
17 Mar 2009, 10:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag
Replies: 16
Views: 4451

Re: Tesco Ultra-Lite Mummy Sleeping Bag

Its a season and a half bag. I found myself "waking up" cold under about 7 deg C, and thats with silk liner. Terrific value for money though Is that the down one the op reffered to or the £15 microlite one? The down ones were bought by quite a few people in the backpacking community as a ...
by bailout
17 Mar 2009, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8288

Re: lidl

Another question I had for anyone who has had the lidl panniers for a while is how do you close the top? I know how the roll top closure works but I have doubts whether it is worth using or just to fold the top down and use the two straps and buckles. Wondered what people with more experience did. A...
by bailout
17 Mar 2009, 2:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8288

Re: lidl

Hi Bailout - yes these are the same as the new style hooks we bought as replacements. They do seem a much better design and they make the pannier sit higher on the rack. One feature of these panniers I particularly like, for the red ones anyway, they are very bright and visible from behind. That is...
by bailout
14 Mar 2009, 2:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8288

Re: lidl

I wonder whether they have changed the hooks from the ones that people have had problems with? I have attached a pic of the ones my set came with. They look pretty strong and I doubt whether they would bounce off very easily. Are they similar to the original ones you had or the replacements you orde...
by bailout
13 Mar 2009, 2:20pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: I don't like the new look!
Replies: 42
Views: 6064

Re: I don't like the new look!

Don't know if this is the right thread but I just wan't to say that I much prefer the new forum. :D
by bailout
13 Mar 2009, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8288

Re: spare hooks for lidl panniers

Cygnetory wrote: If you use four hooks on each pannier I know from experience they will not break under even a very heavy load.


How did you find getting the panniers on and off using four hooks? I find it can be quite awkward just with 2 on both types of panniers that I have.
by bailout
3 Mar 2009, 10:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8288

Re: lidl

speedsix, thanks for the photos. I got a pair of the lidl panniers and thought that ortleib hooks wouldn't fit on directly. My current plan is to use tape behind the rail connecting the two panniers and use them as a throwover style when using both and then just have the standard hooks if I just wan...
by bailout
21 Feb 2009, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: lidl
Replies: 85
Views: 8288

A set of Ortleib hooks (c. £20 for four) has sorted that problem, but they're no longer quite the bargain they started out as... Did the ortlieb hooks fit the rails on the lidl panniers or did you have to replace the rails as well? If they fitted ok was it ql1 or ql2 hooks that you used? The lidl o...
by bailout
23 Jan 2009, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26.0mm bars in a 25.4mm stem?
Replies: 20
Views: 5704

daveray wrote:Image


Would be great to borrow or hire one to work out the best position and then buy a solid and cheaper stem to that fit.
by bailout
23 Jan 2009, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26.0mm bars in a 25.4mm stem?
Replies: 20
Views: 5704

I was looking into the same question. I have a bike with drop bars that I don't find very comfortable and am thinking of putting an adjustable stem on so I can try different positions. Have you checked the diameter of your bar? According to my measurements my bar is actually 25.6 or 25.7 so there is...
by bailout
19 Jan 2009, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tektro Top Mount Brake Levers
Replies: 34
Views: 5895

I have them on my touring bike Me too 8) 8) ..... best thing since sliced bread IMO. http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c286/Jeckyll_n_Snyde/brake2.jpg You look to have your drop bars angled down sharply towards the front of the bike. I have been trying to get used to drop bars on a dawes sardar I b...