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by chris667
4 Aug 2011, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: inflatable Kayak/canoe
Replies: 15
Views: 2728

Re: inflatable Kayak/canoe

by chris667
3 Aug 2011, 3:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 3 speed coaster brake for commuting on a road bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 912

Re: 3 speed coaster brake for commuting on a road bike?

A nice, lightweight frame with a 3 speed hub and modern alloy rim is a joy to ride. Fast, reliable, and cheap.

Personally, I didn't get on with a coaster brake on my road bike. But there are some excellent, modern dual-pivot calipers about. It needn't be that expensive to build.
by chris667
3 Aug 2011, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lithuania is cycle friendly
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Lithuania is cycle friendly

That is BRILLIANT. :lol:
by chris667
3 Aug 2011, 8:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: You should know this about Tesco puncture repair kits...
Replies: 34
Views: 4406

Re: You should know this about Tesco puncture repair kits...

I use old tubes as patches. One knackered tube as dumped by a roadie is enough to fix lots of p*nctures.
by chris667
3 Aug 2011, 1:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: inflatable Kayak/canoe
Replies: 15
Views: 2728

Re: inflatable Kayak/canoe

Yes, but inflatables have a lot going for them in terms of storage, and portability, which could be matched to some extent by a folding kayak like a featherlight or folbot, but those are far heavier and more expensive boats. I don't think anyone would claim that an inflatable can match a hardshell ...
by chris667
2 Aug 2011, 6:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Old Bikes RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Old Bikes RIP

I bet you the chain would be spotless.
by chris667
2 Aug 2011, 6:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what should you look for in a mobile phone
Replies: 17
Views: 1269

Re: what should you look for in a mobile phone

Surely if you keep murdering them, it makes more sense to get a cheaper one?

Mine never last more than six months.
by chris667
2 Aug 2011, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: inflatable Kayak/canoe
Replies: 15
Views: 2728

Re: inflatable Kayak/canoe

I am an avid canoeist, in the summer I paddle a couple of hours every day. Proper canoes are so much nicer and more useful. They're safer, they last longer, and they are easier to handle. Plus, once you buy them they never devalue; you'll end up throwing out the inflatable if you ever get interested...
by chris667
1 Aug 2011, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toeclips help
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Toeclips help

Walking boots for me for touring. You can stop and explore in them.
by chris667
1 Aug 2011, 4:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heavy duty straddle wire
Replies: 10
Views: 700

Re: Heavy duty straddle wire

How do you mean "heavy duty"? Do you mean the Shimano ones? Or are you talking about hangers, the bit that attaches the brake and straddle cables together?
by chris667
1 Aug 2011, 2:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Six-Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: Six-Packs

A psychologist would say a pefect case of psychological projection (projecting your attitudes and feelings unto others). Never too late to come out of the closet, you know. :wink: jonty :shock: Interesting point. To be inter-gender consistent men shouldn't wear anything on top unless they have manb...
by chris667
1 Aug 2011, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Six-Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: Six-Packs

Cunobelin wrote:I thought this was simply an exercise for use when passing members of the opposite sex?


Yes, girls love a boy who looks constipated.
by chris667
31 Jul 2011, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Six-Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: Six-Packs

An aerobelly is one thing, but what about your beards?

Some sort of fairing, perhaps?
by chris667
31 Jul 2011, 8:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Six-Packs
Replies: 31
Views: 1960

Re: Six-Packs

Jonty, why are all the threads you start about men's bodies? :lol:
by chris667
31 Jul 2011, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old wheels what do you do with them
Replies: 19
Views: 1003

Re: Old wheels what do you do with them

Wheels with worn-out rims are good to no-one. You'll never use them again, and they could cause an accident. But they can become something else. Cut them out of the hubs (don't bother with keeping them, either). If they're freewheel hubs, make sure you take the freewheel off FIRST. A good hub can ha...

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