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by cycle cat
18 Feb 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Never mind the Summer bike - Winter miles, Summer Smiles
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: Never mind the Summer bike - Winter miles, Summer Smiles

I've been walking and using the turbo trainer over the winter.
I had a 3 day weekend. First ride in ages yesterday was 26 miles. I did 28 miles today.

Hopefully I'll lose some weight and be a lot fitter by the summer.
Riding a mountain bike with touring tyres on it helps. Very windy weather here too.
by cycle cat
2 Feb 2015, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unbreakable Flask
Replies: 31
Views: 2846

Unbreakable Flask

I'd like an unbreakable stainless steel flask that will keep my tea hot.
My current one means the tea ends up lukewarm on day rides.
I do prime it by filling it with boiling water and shaking it.
What can people recommend?
It can go in a bag. I'm not bothered about putting it in a bottle cage.
by cycle cat
7 May 2014, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spares for Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes
Replies: 1
Views: 725

Spares for Avid Juicy 3 disc brakes

Hello, does anyone know where I can buy some o rings for the fluid reservoir on the brake levers? I'm not after a complete service kit, just a couple of pairs of o rings. We have two bikes fitted with these brakes. The seals have started to weep and I think it would be a good idea to bleed them. I c...
by cycle cat
7 Oct 2013, 9:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIARY: 2005 Kona Smoke, by a B-road/cycle track cyclist
Replies: 17
Views: 3803

Re: DIARY: 2005 Kona Smoke, by a B-road/cycle track cyclist

I am surprised no one has mentioned your rear rack. It really isn't a good idea to attach it with cable ties. It looks a rather flimsy affair too. Anything attached to it could end up in your rear wheel and cause a nasty accident. If you want to carry stuff, get something more substantial and bolt i...
by cycle cat
24 Sep 2013, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 7312

Re: What is this?

It looks purely ornamental to me. Perhaps it was designed to hold flowers.
Do you know who lives there? They might let you in for a closer look, especially if you arrive by bike.
by cycle cat
24 Sep 2013, 4:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Found: a memory stick
Replies: 45
Views: 14725

Re: Found: a memory stick

I'm glad to say I look nothing like your description.
I do like trains though, having lived at both ends of the Somerset and Dorset line.
Now sadly dismantled.
Do cyclists and train enthusiasts fall into a certain type? :shock: :shock:
by cycle cat
29 Apr 2013, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: See Hear
Replies: 0
Views: 234

See Hear

Series 33, episode 4.
Watch this on BBC I player if you can. There's a brilliant piece about a deaf blind cycle mechanic.
by cycle cat
2 Mar 2013, 7:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do I tell if my Shimano freehub is 8 or 9 speed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2876

Re: How do I tell if my Shimano freehub is 8 or 9 speed?

It may be possible to fit a wider cassette body on it if the current cassette won't fit.
Google Shimano tech docs then look up the part number for your hub.
by cycle cat
26 Feb 2013, 3:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: there's a rat in my kitchen
Replies: 40
Views: 2163

Re: there's a rat in my kitchen

Cue for a UB40 song....
There's a rat in my kitchen, now what am I gonna do? There's a rat in my kitchen, now what am I gonna do?
by cycle cat
17 Jan 2013, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bad weather approaching...
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: Bad weather approaching...

A sprinkling of snow here. I hope the tesco van can get throughtonight. :D
by cycle cat
9 Jan 2013, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ignored in a bike shop
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Re: Ignored in a bike shop

[quote=Typically, people in shops work part time - one result being that the Monday morning discussion about what happened over the weekend has been replaced by frequent update sessions as different shifts start and finish. Staff are hired and fired for de-skilled jobs like checkout operating - the ...
by cycle cat
5 Jan 2013, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ignored in a bike shop
Replies: 42
Views: 1516

Ignored in a bike shop

A bike shop local to me has moved to a larger premises. It now appears to be a bicycle boutique with rather a lot of staff. I went to have a look in there today out of curiosity. I walked around the shop for about ten minutes. Not one member of staff acknowledged me. I asked someone how much somethi...
by cycle cat
28 Dec 2012, 9:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: resolutions for 2013
Replies: 25
Views: 1003

Re: resolutions for 2013

The usual. Get thinner and fitter and get a better job.
Oh, and I must save some money each month.
by cycle cat
16 Dec 2012, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What have we come to?
Replies: 70
Views: 1931

Re: What have we come to?

A woman in a boob tube and hot pants?
by cycle cat
5 Nov 2012, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Checkout security - supermarkets etc.
Replies: 76
Views: 6118

Re: Checkout security - supermarkets etc.

There is a large department store near me that hasn't got any security guards. I know a girl who works there. People regularly steal large items by putting them in a trolley and wheeling them straight past the check outs. Smaller items get put in babies buggies or straight into a bag or pocket. The ...