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by irc
17 Feb 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Aldi Bike trainer £25
Replies: 0
Views: 109

Aldi Bike trainer £25

As per this advert

https://www.aldi.co.uk/specialbuys/abou ... ys/cycling

Used it for about 3 hours and decided indoor training isn't for me. Buyer to collect from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow. Cash on pickup. I have a bike on it just now so try before you buy.
by irc
17 Feb 2019, 12:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight bike lock
Replies: 29
Views: 2758

Re: Lightweight bike lock

I,m using a 550g D lock for local rides. Only drawback is it won,t fit round many metal poles. Bike racks or metal fences are best bet usually. https://www.ortre.com/store/p5/BI5_U_Lock_-_Large.html Did you buy yours here/europe? Don't think many of us would have a lock shipped from the states. &qu...
by irc
16 Feb 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 101
Views: 2023

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

There are similarities between some comments on this forum and the hardline comments from Trump about his Mexican neighbours. Try and remember how savvy you were at 15. Nope. Searched my memory but the 15 year old me wasn't even thinking about traveling to a far off country to join a terrorist orga...
by irc
14 Feb 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 101
Views: 2023

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

There should be consequences, for sure. However I'm mindful that the war reporter who interviewed her was keen to point out that she had been groomed online like many other vulnerable early-mid teenagers, and after her flight from Britain, clearly subjected to severe and sustained indoctrination. W...
by irc
14 Feb 2019, 12:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

I think, when someone who has had a good life dies at a good age, one may be sad but it is good to remember their achievements, sadness should not be the predominant emotion, when Sir Ken Dodd died there might have been as much laughter as tears Why are so few cyclists interested in football? When ...
by irc
13 Feb 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New to me revolution country premier
Replies: 30
Views: 1102

Re: New to me revolution country premier

The Sport Contacts get good reviews. Why change them? Unless you were going to be using muddy paths in which case swapping the front tyre for something with a more aggressive tread may be worth it. I've found semi slick touring tyres to be fine in dry conditions for places like towpaths and gravel r...
by irc
12 Feb 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Lochailort to Fort William / Inverness

From Fort William I'd suggest the B8004 to Gairlochy.Then Great Glen Way along the forest tracks on the W side of Loch Lochy. Canal towpath for the last few miles to Fort Augustus. Take the B roads on the east side of Loch Ness to Inverness. On no account the A82.
by irc
7 Feb 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 5 Month loaded tour - destination advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1149

Re: 5 Month loaded tour - destination advice

Hi all, This is my first time posting in a forum so sorry if my post is a too long and detailed.. I'm starting to plan a solo tour early March to early August (the dates are fixed due to work commitments) and am still undecided where exactly I will aim to cover so thought it would be great to get s...
by irc
7 Feb 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Because the right wing want it. (or - to be somewhat less succinct: the right wing hate cyclists and hate cycling, and every single measure that they can impose on us to 'punish' us for being non-conformist members of the only out group that it's still cool to hate, they will impose) You don't thin...
by irc
6 Feb 2019, 11:42pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 552

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

Make the most of it. Bicycle helmet use will be compulsory in the UK within five years. What makes you say that? Because the right wing want it. (or - to be somewhat less succinct: the right wing hate cyclists and hate cycling, and every single measure that they can impose on us to 'punish' us for ...
by irc
31 Jan 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight bike lock
Replies: 29
Views: 2758

Re: Lightweight bike lock

I,m using a 550g D lock for local rides. Only drawback is it won,t fit round many metal poles. Bike racks or metal fences are best bet usually.

https://www.ortre.com/store/p5/BI5_U_Lock_-_Large.html
by irc
31 Jan 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Average Commute Length? Massive Increase Possible…
Replies: 24
Views: 2391

Re: Average Commute Length? Massive Increase Possible…

End of the day it depends on the rider. Having done commutes of various lengths up to 18 miles each way I found anything past about 12 miles each way started taking too much time out my day to do every day. I was lucky in that I commuted off peak and had 100% secure parking and showers at work. The ...
by irc
28 Jan 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A missing STOP sign in Canada: fatal crash
Replies: 7
Views: 842

Re: A missing STOP sign in Canada: fatal crash

Almost beyond belief that anyone would drive at 80mph, without seatbelts, and on the phone on a dirt track.

crash2.jpg
https://goo.gl/maps/d5mrP3QL7KM2
by irc
27 Jan 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape
Replies: 56
Views: 2453

Re: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape

Reporting restrictions are much more strict in Scotland. They do not apply in the rest of the UK, nor the world for that matter. As seen in the Tommy Sheridan case ,there were tens of thousands of contentious posts made online, and many documents and photos leaked from the press ('anonymously') pre...
by irc
27 Jan 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape
Replies: 56
Views: 2453

Re: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape

I presume (l don't know but you may be better informed) that the charges may not relate to the allegations he was already cleared of in the internal investigation? It could be different people? He wasn't cleared of anything in the internal investigation. He won a ruling that the internal investigat...