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by gbnz
30 Nov 2017, 4:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 5569

Re: What premium to support LBS?

It's old fashioned cranksets that don't need pullers because they're fixed to the BB spindle with cotter pins.[/quote] So, do I need crank pullers to remove the cranks from the modern bikes I've been removing them from for years without an issue :roll: (It's hard to resist; or are crank pullers pri...
by gbnz
27 Nov 2017, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 5569

Re: What premium to support LBS?

Is the online outlet paying the same level of tax as the LBS or are they shifting profits to an offshore tax haven or moving their finances through channels that are designed to eliminate their contribution to your NHS, education,police, roads and all other public services that everyone depends on?...
by gbnz
23 Nov 2017, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 108
Views: 2858

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

Northumbrian guttural? That’s not how I would recognise it To me it’s soft and rolling especially the way they roll them rrrrrrrrs. It varies hugely, depending on which end of the county an individual may be in. Berwick has strong Scottish overtones, Morpeth can be a generic English accent, Hexham ...
by gbnz
22 Nov 2017, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 108
Views: 2858

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

......lIs there a hard divide between Lancashire and Yorkshire? No there isn't,they try their best to sound Lancashire for obvious reasons :D That's done it :shock: The best way to think about...... Yorkshire in this regard is as one area, with a patchwork of accents...... The accents in Leeds and ...
by gbnz
22 Nov 2017, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 108
Views: 2858

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

blend of American and British.......... For some reason I acquire accents easily, so I tend to gradually sound more and more like the people I am speaking with. I'm not always conscious of this. Same here. A slight complication with my North American accent, as my best friends on growing up were Fr...
by gbnz
21 Nov 2017, 2:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off my bike!
Replies: 36
Views: 3497

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EMD_Nic wrote: wine whits.


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by gbnz
20 Nov 2017, 9:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: When to rest
Replies: 11
Views: 716

Re: When to rest

Over the past month I’ve been riding every other day riding 16 - 24 miles per trip, but over the past week I’ve been experiencing muscle fatigue in my legs so should I take a longer rest if so for how long.. It sounds like you may merely be going through the motions of exercise I.e. It's easy think...
by gbnz
17 Nov 2017, 8:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driver knocked me off bike advice please??
Replies: 34
Views: 2540

Re: Knocked off hit and run

, but leaving the scene rather than stopping to call for help was deliberate and shows a callous disregard for the life of the victim who could well be seriously injured and in need of urgent life saving attention.. It's worth noting that the video shows that the motorist stopped and pulled over to...
by gbnz
15 Nov 2017, 8:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 5569

Re: What premium to support LBS?

it applies to retail in general. Whether it's your local book shop, your local greengrocer or your village shop, these are precious assets we are steadily losing in the quest to save a few quid. Hmm..the local greengrocer down in the Yorkshire Dales this summer, bananas at £0.80 per fruit, the loca...
by gbnz
14 Nov 2017, 6:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 5569

Re: What premium to support LBS?

but being spoilt for choice isn't always a god thing. . I'd agree, religion is a restrictive practice and limiting choice tends to be an integral part of any religion. I'm sure some Christians were trying to limit cycling back in the 1880's, something about it interfering with Sunday worship :roll:
by gbnz
13 Nov 2017, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 5569

Re: What premium to support LBS?

None. I'd agree, none. I've dropped a bike in with a jammed bottom bracket twice over the past 9 years, simply because I lack a work bench/vice (NB. Forgot I'd glued, used epoxy resin to fit a BB to a worn out frame on one of those occasions; LBS wasn't happy :oops: ) I bought something at a LBS ba...
by gbnz
12 Nov 2017, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Staying safe
Replies: 25
Views: 1797

Re: Staying safe

"the best way to stay safe is to assume that every other road user is a homicidal maniac, so I should expect them to do things that are strange, stupid, and liable to kill me.. " Same here, I assume other road users will kill me. Works quite well, I've directly witnessed 10-12 crashes in ...
by gbnz
9 Nov 2017, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recycling of unusable/broken bike parts/frames
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Recycling of unusable/broken bike parts/frames

Up until about 15 years ago I'd have thrown certain parts in the general waste but now anything metallic is stripped off to go in a metal waste bin . Think I started putting metal bike bits in a metal waste bin about 9 years ago. And while metals are collected as general recycling waste locally, I ...
by gbnz
9 Nov 2017, 12:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distance from kerb.
Replies: 21
Views: 1361

Re: Distance from kerb.

As far as I'm concerned the distance is variable depending on the conditions. On a good road surface, good weather, light wind and slow traffic 300mm might well be enough. On a badly maintained road with sticking out sunken gullies on a dark wet windy night and lots of traffic I probably would want...
by gbnz
28 Oct 2017, 8:23pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sleep or die early?
Replies: 32
Views: 1835

Re: Sleep or die early?

"Shift workers who have disturbed sleep get sick more often" To say that such "evidence" is subject to interpretation, would be a mild under statement! The majority of Shift workers by origin, will tend to originate from the lower socio-economic groups and will comply with the c...