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by gbnz
5 Dec 2019, 9:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 27
Views: 1811

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

Hmm.....and these are now down with 50% off at £114.99 :shock: As said elsewhere at the £220.00 price (NB. Last years price, presume they're now £230?) they'd be a useful source of spare parts; at £114.99 I could see myself using it as a "scrap" winter bike, prior to removing the saddle, f...
by gbnz
3 Dec 2019, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Another couple of scams.
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Another couple of scams.

I have another Email address for anything that needs a bit of security. + 1. Though wonder if I may have been subject to a scam last night! Have only used Amazon on perhaps two occasions, but bought a cheap MP3 player last night. It was being given away, £0.01 for the MP3, the real cost being an in...
by gbnz
3 Dec 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: When you run out of money…
Replies: 35
Views: 1085

Re: When you run out of money…

Any views or tales? Hmm..was interested to see a cyclist sleeping "wild" in a coastal shelter three weeks ago. He/she had made the wooden slats into a bed base, quite impressive really! Only realized at the weekend that said cyclist appears to be homeless, my presumption based upon the fa...
by gbnz
23 Nov 2019, 7:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: Will I get fined if I overstay at the local petrol station?

Mick F wrote:
It can take twenty minutes to queue up to buy petrol,


What do you use petrol for? Have to admit I've always preferred stoves using gas or methylated spirits
by gbnz
22 Nov 2019, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dirtiest roads
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Dirtiest roads

Pretty sure if I went out and deliberately threw mud everywere, I'd get fined. Seems it's perfectly OK if you annoy everybody in a tractor, though. Have to admit we've two local farmers with a dirtyrecord. Neither have much of an excuse, given that their "crops" are beef cattle and sheep ...
by gbnz
22 Nov 2019, 9:44am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cracked ribs -length of recovery time?
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Cracked ribs -length of recovery time?

About 6 weeks in my case. The main thing to do is nothing. Rest. Keep any exercise to things that don't involve bending forward or stretching. So walking is probably about it for now. +1. Broke a couple back on Friday 13th September :wink: While pain had gone away after 3-4 weeks, I made the mistak...
by gbnz
16 Nov 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 40
Views: 2105

Re: Room temperatures

Have to admit I think we were forced as school children to wear snow trousers if it dropped below -30 (NB. Apologies, it may have been -20 :oops: ) Though my best friend from finland always seemed to find it too hot. Suppose we used to have warm spells of nearly minus 16-18 in the middle of the win...
by gbnz
16 Nov 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 40
Views: 2105

Re: Room temperatures

Have to admit I think we were forced as school children to wear snow trousers if it dropped below -30 (NB. Apologies, it may have been -20 :oops: ) Though my best friend from finland always seemed to find it too hot. Suppose we used to have warm spells of nearly minus 16-18 in the middle of the wint...
by gbnz
16 Nov 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1693

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

Have to admit I'm generally positive. Aside from one local site consisting of a huge no. of turbines on an old open cast site, the other major one is on a pristine stretch of open moorland. Yet even the second one doesn't really bother me :? (Nb.There are still campaigns to dual the road below, whic...
by gbnz
16 Nov 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help for a Geordie girl.
Replies: 6
Views: 1103

Re: Help for a Geordie girl.

I realize the question may have been answered, but is there a particular reason why she wishes to head over to Newbiggin? Have to admit if I was in the Morpeth area I'd either head west or north, the south and east largely being post industrial in nature. Landscape in the area isn't the most scenic,...
by gbnz
10 Nov 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trek Domane Al 3 vs Pinnacle Laterite 3 - which to buy tomorrow?
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Trek Domane Al 3 vs Pinnacle Laterite 3 - which to buy tomorrow?

Evans have been making their own bikes for long enough, that I'd presume that it'd be a perfectly decent ride. I don't think Evans have ever made their own bikes. Just a bit of historical anorackism. Apologies, Evans have sold their own brand bikes for long enough...........(NB. Rather like most of...
by gbnz
10 Nov 2019, 7:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car battery charging from deep discharge
Replies: 18
Views: 524

Re: Car battery charging from deep discharge

I installed the Bosch battery in 2016 myself with no ill effect, so I know the car (a 2009 Citroën C1 with minimal electronics) doesn’t mind having no power for a while. I think the ECU self-calibrates the injection and ignition timing from scratch and the radio forgets its stations. That’s about i...
by gbnz
10 Nov 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords online
Replies: 15
Views: 3528

Re: Halfords online

I'm not a "supporter" of Halfords, but they win again! On finally getting around to fitting a replacement fork to a road bike, everything set up, fork cut to size, found the star nut I had in stock was for a 1" steerer! Aside from the delay in fitting the fork, having to pay £2-3 for ...
by gbnz
10 Nov 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trek Domane Al 3 vs Pinnacle Laterite 3 - which to buy tomorrow?
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Trek Domane Al 3 vs Pinnacle Laterite 3 - which to buy tomorrow?

Evans have been making their own bikes for long enough, that I'd presume that it'd be a perfectly decent ride. And as you say, has a higher level groupset. That said, I prefer the look of the Trek so would go for it on that basis :wink: That said, it's cycling fitness which makes the real difference...
by gbnz
10 Nov 2019, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tom Watson Obituary
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Tom Watson Obituary

And it is amazing to have heard him state that he didn't resign on the 1st day of his parties election campaign for political reasons. One would have thought that a politician may have considered that such a move may have an impact on the parties electoral success :?