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by Greybeard
6 Feb 2020, 9:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam

I went direct through Hermes, cpg, as the parcel drop off is only a couple of miles away. It's the first time I've had any aggro with hermes but the inability to contact anyone via their website really got up my nose which is why I sent an email directly to the CEO. It worked :D Ive been using RM si...
by Greybeard
6 Jan 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam

Having searched the hermes site I blasted off the same very pointed email to every one I could find, including one to the CEO, Martin De Lange. That's the one that got through :wink: . Ive had a full apology for their system error and they have cancelled the invoice. In addition theyve offered a £20...
by Greybeard
4 Jan 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam

I cetainly will. It wouldnt surprise me if they pull this stunt on a regular basis and for the sake of a fiver I'd guess many folk would just pay it rather than waste their time trying to get through to them :roll:

Steve
by Greybeard
4 Jan 2020, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Hermes false claim for underweight parcel - not a scam

Has anyone else recently had an invoice from Hermes (via their Paypal account) claiming for parcels that were sent underpaid? I recently sent a book to someone in Ipswich. The book was on the borderline of 1kg so I paid the 1-2kg rate to be on the safe side. The book was delivered before Christmas. ...
by Greybeard
13 Oct 2018, 12:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping lantern strobe problem
Replies: 3
Views: 437

Re: Camping lantern strobe problem

Daft question, but are the batteries running down? I only suggest it as I have two lanterns (different makes/sizes) which when turned off still have a tiny but immensley irritating green flashing light near the button - presumably so the hard of understanding can find it in the dark having forgotten...
by Greybeard
12 Oct 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes
Replies: 14
Views: 7844

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes

Ah, my mistake. When I looked for some I couldnt find any 38s at that price here. Shame as I regularly use SJS :?

Steve
by Greybeard
11 Oct 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes
Replies: 14
Views: 7844

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes

I paid 71 quid for the pair, including delivery. That was only two or three weeks ago. Perhaps I was lucky and dropped on em at the right time. I certainly wouldnt have stumped up 60 odd quid for just one :shock:

Steve

Just checked their website - still 33 quid each :wink:
by Greybeard
11 Oct 2018, 1:37pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes
Replies: 14
Views: 7844

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Supremes

Around 2010 or 2011 I bought a pair of 35mm Supremes for my 2009 Ultra Galaxy and used them for long distance camping trips. Whilst I found that they rolled very well, they were prone to slip on wet grass/mud tracks as I expected they would given that the tread pattern is minimal. That in itself was...
by Greybeard
17 Sep 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Arisun Gravel Plus tyres - any users out there?
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Arisun Gravel Plus tyres - any users out there?

Hello, folks. After a recent 120 mile tour around the canal paths and lanes in the Birmingham area the old bones and joints have let me know that they are no longer in their first flush of youth and that the faithful Ultra Galaxy bought as a retirement prezzie in 2009 is perhaps no longer best suite...
by Greybeard
13 Sep 2016, 6:56pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Hebie 696 steering damper
Replies: 0
Views: 3607

Hebie 696 steering damper

One of these - though it's not really a damper at all http://www.hebie.de/en/parking/stand-accessories/steer-damper/696/ I got one to fit on my 29er that I use to pull a BoB Yak on the shopping trips. I have a sidestand on the trailer and fitted the Hebie widget to stop the front wheel of the bike f...
by Greybeard
12 Aug 2014, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling World magazine
Replies: 77
Views: 18010

Re: Cycling World magazine

Geoff_N wrote:However, the previous editor and some of the writers are venturing out to produce a new one.
One geared to touring bikes and our adventures on them. Watch this space.


Do I spy some insider knowledge here, Geoff? :wink:

Steve
by Greybeard
26 May 2014, 4:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling all Xpedition users!
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: Calling all Xpedition users!

I've just checked mine and they're fine :? I planned all my routes through Holland, France and Belgium for my ride last week to Ypres. I don't know if you've tried looking at the route properties or not, but if you right click on the route, away from where there's a waypoint, the drop down menu give...
by Greybeard
1 Feb 2014, 11:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech hangar for a single speed MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 4082

Re: Rear mech hangar for a single speed MTB

Yes, Brucey, it is CroMo so it would be a straight forward brazing job to add a hangar myself, though it would be a last resort, to avoid damaging the otherwise perfect paintwork :oops: Ideally I'd be looking at a bolt on jobbie just to test the water as it were. There seems to be a huge choice of t...
by Greybeard
31 Jan 2014, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear mech hangar for a single speed MTB
Replies: 5
Views: 4082

Rear mech hangar for a single speed MTB

I've got a GT Peace 9r single speed 29er MTB which I fitted some time ago with a Sram i9 hub. I'm not overly confident that the hub is up to serious off road use and low gearing (long story, but the hub was repaired under warranty by Sram after failing on its first ride out in the Dales. It's been f...
by Greybeard
27 Jan 2014, 10:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A 1951 Sheffield Langsett rides again - NEW BOOK PUBLISHED
Replies: 23
Views: 30650

Re: A 1951 Sheffield Langsett rides again - NEW BOOK PUBLISH

It's definitely a user, Jim - and has been on tour, including some mild off road bits, although I do tend to stick to good weather just to save on cleaning time :wink: I never restore a bike just to look at. They all have to do exactly what they were born to do. If it does get scratched too badly, t...