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by Spinners
22 Apr 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ssh, bikes have ears!
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Ssh, bikes have ears!

Ssh, bikes have ears!

And the sensible ones have eyes too :wink:
by Spinners
20 Apr 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 163
Views: 30899

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Just had a fantastic weeks holiday in God's own county - staying near Leyburn and Bedale. Plenty of sun all week (albeit with a bit of an edge to the wind earlier in the week) and building up to being scorchio yesterday and today. As a bonus, 'er indoors was OK with me getting out on my bike for a f...
by Spinners
20 Apr 2019, 7:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 938

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

My road bike has horizontal drop-outs and unless I wang up the QR lever to maximum I can sometimes pull my rear wheel over to one side so I have the rear QR Lever splitting the angle between the chainstay and seatstay. Front QR is just 'behind' the fork blade and never following the line of the fork...
by Spinners
19 Apr 2019, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar/Stem creaking
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Handlebar/Stem creaking

I've recently gone back to using a skinny-tubed steel frame after a few years on aluminium. I've also gone back to using to a quill stem but when honking up a hill there is an annoying creak. The stem and bars appear to be sound so is it perhaps the (single) bolt on the stem that needs greasing? Any...
by Spinners
10 Apr 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

I've seen a woman do the same thing - looked like she was a rep (who nowadays have such devices as well as a phone).

Should be a one-year ban IMHO or am I being too harsh?
by Spinners
2 Apr 2019, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 66
Views: 2469

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

I've ridden 25C's and wider for a while now but my current favourite ride had 23C's on when I bought it second-hand a few months ago. TBH there's not much difference although I have put 25C's on it but only because the old tyres looked a bit worn.
by Spinners
2 Apr 2019, 6:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 256
Views: 27862

Re: FILUMS ..to see

Anyone here like horror films? Not really although I did enjoy 'Orphan' (2009). I certainly don't like the 'slasher' franchise films like 'Saw' and much prefer 'suspense' films like 'The Innocents' (1961) and the rarely shown 'The Night Walker' (1964). 'The Woman in Black' (2012) was surprisingly g...
by Spinners
31 Mar 2019, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cyclist knocked of headon with car cutting corners while turning into side road
Replies: 44
Views: 2780

Re: cyclist knocked of headon with car cutting corners while turning into side road

Vantage wrote:I see this sort of driving so often that I frankly refuse to wait at the right side of the lane. Smack bang in the middle is where I stop and even then the numpties try to take off my front wheel at times.


Me three.
by Spinners
28 Mar 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 32 spokes v. 36 spokes - Ride Comfort? & Chain Longevity
Replies: 25
Views: 1948

32 spokes v. 36 spokes - Ride Comfort? & Chain Longevity

All other things being equal... does a wheel built with 36 spokes give a harsher/stiffer ride than a wheel built with 32 spokes?

If it does, I'd imagine it's not by much but I'd like to hear your thoughts.
by Spinners
26 Mar 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea v coffee
Replies: 33
Views: 2569

Re: tea v coffee

I've got a brew balancing on the arm of my chair right now :D

I drink tea in the morning and have one or two coffees in the afternoon and early evening. If I could only have tea or coffee it would have to be tea - no contest.
by Spinners
23 Mar 2019, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3980

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

Is there something wrong with your keyboard :wink:
by Spinners
21 Mar 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3980

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

Cugel wrote:
The ladywife was dragged up in Middlesborough, Darlington then Yarm. She speaks quite posh, usually; but can lapse into broad Teeside...


2 'esses' in Teesside and just the one 'Oh' in Middlesbrough please! Our company used to do this on every single product leaflet and brochure they produced.
by Spinners
21 Mar 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3980

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

I love British accents and like guessing where someone is from by listening to them, getting it spectacularly wrong at times but spot-on at other times to people's utter bewilderment. A few years ago I met one lady for the first time and within a minute I guessed correctly that she was from Sheffiel...
by Spinners
18 Mar 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 66
Views: 5744

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

[s]Not until 2020.[/s]

Edit: I'm now up to speed with this story.