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by anniesboy
13 Jun 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem crank offset front/rear: eccentric bb
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Tandem crank offset front/rear: eccentric bb

I have my tandem set up with me leading by 6 or 7 teeth ,the reason being that my wife not having as much power as me used to complain that she could not push as much as she felt she could. The comment we get on occasions is for people to ask how we are pedalling at different cadence,clearly we are ...
by anniesboy
22 Mar 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Rude villages/towns/roads youhave cycled through
Replies: 17
Views: 2585

"Rude villages/towns/roads youhave cycled through

Here is on local to me
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by anniesboy
22 Mar 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21351
Views: 522975

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I am reminded that my wife and I went on a cycling holiday in France on the day the referendum result was announced. We were at our very first coffee stop, a man sitting close to us asked what we thought of the result . He said never mind when the dust has settled and the final decision is reached, ...
by anniesboy
8 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your favourite tree?
Replies: 106
Views: 9271

Re: Your favourite tree?

That's a nice oak bonsai, did you grow it from an acorn? How old is it? We grew some oaks from acorns when the children were young. Donated them to a local golf course when they got too big. Here's my pride and joy, grown from a seed picked up on a ride about 5 years ago. :D IMG_20190306_113415.jpg...
by anniesboy
6 Mar 2019, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your favourite tree?
Replies: 106
Views: 9271

Re: Your favourite tree?

My bonsai oak tree
by anniesboy
31 Jan 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Taking Bikes by air - where to store the packaging ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1932

Re: Taking Bikes by air - where to store the packaging ?

For quite some years when going to France,my wife and I,followed the same routine. Cover the main tubes with pipe lagging held in place with cables ties,cover the chain with a plastic bag. On leaving the airport find a very secluded spot ideally in a hedge or wooded area. Leave all tubing etc in a l...
by anniesboy
18 Jan 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 32
Views: 5122

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

Some years ago I used to met a friend at a pub some ten miles from my home.
I often returned home after eleven one night I startled by this on dark country road
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by anniesboy
27 Nov 2018, 8:50am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 511
Views: 18483

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Surely it is down to the parents as to whether a child wears a helmet or not.

I really don't care if someone decides not to use a helmet,but please don't go around lecturing to those that do.
by anniesboy
8 Oct 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Bike mirror

The Blackburn mirror is what I use on my Thorn with drop bars.

I can use it on the other side when cycling in France, on the negative side it does "shake" especially on poor surfaces.
by anniesboy
13 Jul 2018, 8:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lowering the bar
Replies: 24
Views: 1688

Re: Lowering the bar

My wife had exactly this issue with her Thorn xtc, I purchased a step through frame from Thorn. I moved all components to the new frame and sold the xtc frame. I am not sure if Thorns do a step through to accommodate a Roholff hub or one with couplings,give them a call. The current frame should be e...
by anniesboy
11 Jul 2018, 11:36am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Airports on your own
Replies: 49
Views: 2770

Re: Airports on your own

Some years ago,travelling with my wife ,hence two bikes plus panniers,the driver refused to let us board the bus which was empty.
Company policy was the answer to my questioning.
Following this I opted for valet parking.
by anniesboy
6 Jun 2018, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2625

Re: Can you ID this bike (accident)

I will update this post if I here more from the police.
by anniesboy
6 Jun 2018, 8:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you ID this bike (accident)
Replies: 46
Views: 2625

Re: Can you ID this bike (accident)

As a result of the issues raised in this post.
I have contacted Thames Valley Police on 101 and made them aware of thoughts contained in this post.