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by Spinners
12 Nov 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )

brynpoeth wrote:Is 'BSO' the right description?


That's actually what I've named mine on Strava - but tongue firmly in cheek.
by Spinners
12 Nov 2018, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Argos road bikes

Samuel D wrote:
On these catalogue-shop bicycles, is the rear hub cassette or freewheel?


Freewheel.
by Spinners
12 Nov 2018, 5:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Argos road bikes

Greystoke wrote:May I ask how tall you are and what size frame you have please?
The Argos site claims both sizes suit the same inside leg size which can't be true.....


54cm and I'm 5' 8".
by Spinners
12 Nov 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos road bikes ( i.e. Argos the utility shop )
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: Argos road bikes

I've got the 'middle' one (steel fork and 7-speed Shimano) as, at the time, the carbon fork version wasn't on sale - I might have bought that one although the colours on that one are a bit naff. At the time, I just wanted a cheap bike I could go out on for a 40-50 minute blast before work and not wo...
by Spinners
11 Nov 2018, 9:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 171
Views: 17459

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Just seen Bohemian Rhapsody and thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm a Queen fan so no surprise there. The story mostly stuck to facts which for me is essential. Music of course was great and Rami Malek played of the roll of Mercury very well. Yes. I took Mrs. Spinners this afternoon and we really enjoyed it...
by Spinners
9 Nov 2018, 7:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I like a good breakfast but.....
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: I like a good breakfast but.....

For the past 10 years or so, my Friday morning treat has been a 'greasy spoon' breakfast consisting of; 1 Egg 2 Rashers of Bacon 1 Sausage 1 Hash Brown Beans 2 Rounds of Fried Bread (a weakness of mine) Swilled down with a mug of tea. Lovely! I've no idea what this weighs or how many calories it has...
by Spinners
5 Nov 2018, 11:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Paying for a bike in cash - why?
Replies: 30
Views: 610

Re: Paying for a bike in cash - why?

I've just sold a frame on ebay and, within my listing, I insisted on payment by PayPal before collection simply to avoid the purchaser saying he didn't like it or it's the wrong size. In the days before t'internet I put an advert in 'the comic' advertising a hand-built frame with a full description,...
by Spinners
4 Nov 2018, 8:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A fantastic ride!
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: A fantastic ride!

How nice to read such an upbeat post! Well done. My mum's side of the family are from Middlesbrough and we normally rent a cottage a bit further south so that we're close enough to visit my mum's three sisters but not close enough to visit the extended family :wink: . I've taken my bike to Yorkshire...
by Spinners
3 Nov 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why didn't she notice the trap door?
Replies: 80
Views: 1772

Re: Why didn't she notice the trap door?

100%JR wrote:
My wife is from Nottingham and her family use "Duck" all the time in conversation.



I've worked for companies with head offices in Alfreton and Nottingham and just love the local use of 'duck' - is it more of a Derbyshire thing?
by Spinners
2 Nov 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Riding A Specialized Sequioa Elite
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Anyone Riding A Specialized Sequioa Elite

amediasatex wrote:
Ha! My only complaint about the AWOL is that the headtube is a little too tall (size small), always amuses me how something seen as a positive for one person can be a negative for the other...



I'm waiting for the Specialized Goldilocks :wink:
by Spinners
2 Nov 2018, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone Riding A Specialized Sequioa Elite
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Anyone Riding A Specialized Sequioa Elite

I was put off the Sequioa by the different geometry when compared to the AWOL - head tube 3.5cm shorter on the same size frame (Medium) and with almost no spacers whereas the AWOl had plenty of spacers. The top tube is 2cm shorter as well. On the subject of rust, my 2014 AWOL does have a tiny bit of...
by Spinners
1 Nov 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1386

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

I've also been doored whilst driving a car! Luckily the elderly driver hadn't actually lifted a leg over the doorsill so to speak and it was just a glancing blow. Keeping my car driver's hat on (no, I'm not a chauffer) it is surprising how many car drivers think it's perfectly acceptable to jump int...
by Spinners
31 Oct 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?
Replies: 27
Views: 1386

Re: Dooring - Have You Experienced It?

I was doored as a teenager riding my lovely red Falcon. It was a middle-aged lady who took me out and somehow it was my shin that took the wallop. I was lucky there wasn't a car directly behind or coming the other way as I was sprawled over the centreline of quite a busy road. The lady apologised an...
by Spinners
29 Oct 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 171
Views: 17459

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

'Distant Voices, Still Lives' (1988) starring Freda Dowie, Pete Thostlethwaite, Dean Williams, Angela Walsh and Lorraine Ashbourne. Seen this in the cinema tonight as it's been re-released on it's 30th anniversary. Written and directed by Terence Davies, this is sort of two films in one (actually fi...
by Spinners
29 Oct 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: First JOGLE in May 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 858

Re: First JOGLE in May 2019

puffin wrote:
Spinners wrote:Tackling those steep Cornish hills right at the end? Ouch!


..but by then I should be at my fittest???? What do you reckon??


At your most fatigued more like :wink: