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by Flinders
17 Sep 2018, 9:44am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

Many thanks for the replies, Mrs KTHS uses a Selle Italia on her road bike and thinks its "wonderful", the heavy tourer has a quite old Terry "liberator" which she is also quite fond of, but that is coming to the end of its useful life. Having said that it doesn't owe her any mo...
by Flinders
12 Sep 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 127
Views: 6235

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

I am lucky to live close to some very good ( and practically useful ) off road cycle paths. It is very noticeable over the last ten years that there has been a significant increase in people driving to the paths in order to cycle, to the extent that on weekends and in school holidays, parking is be...
by Flinders
11 Sep 2018, 2:28pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Saddles (Probably Again)
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Saddles (Probably Again)

You need to know why the Brooks isn't working then look for a style of saddle that addresses the issue. Only after that start considering how to attach a bag. Seconded. A lot of females (including me) have found the Selle Italia Women's Gel saddle works for them; provided your partner finds a cut-o...
by Flinders
10 Sep 2018, 8:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7030
Views: 195428

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

The logic ? We voted to Remain, why should we suffer the consequences of Leave ? Or the other way round? Best thing, if you are unhappy with the result, is to campaign for re-joining the EU after we have left. We run a democracy in this country, and even though it's not a perfect system, it's what ...
by Flinders
7 Sep 2018, 9:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Sacred Places" - a Non-Secular thread
Replies: 47
Views: 987

Re: "Sacred Places" - a Non-Secular thread

Graphite was very valuable. If you were able to sneak out a pocket full and knew teh right people it was several years wages. The colloquial name for graphite is "Wad" ALlegedly this value gave rise to a pocketful of money being called a "Wad" as well Some say I'm a tight wad no...
by Flinders
7 Sep 2018, 9:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Sacred Places" - a Non-Secular thread
Replies: 47
Views: 987

Re: "Sacred Places" - a Non-Secular thread

Pendle Hill? Allegedly the place a new version of Christianity was dreamt up by its founder. Not a bad religious site to be at. Everest summit is a better one but I've never been there and probably have no chance of ever getting there. It's true about Pendle, if you mean Fox and the Society of Frie...
by Flinders
7 Sep 2018, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 60
Views: 1210

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Castell Penrhyn near Bangor Wales should be worth a visit The display about railways and mines has been updated to show how it was for the workers, not just for the owners :? The old railway track from the quay to Bethesda may be cycled, it is one of my favourites, riding up on 59" fixed is en...
by Flinders
7 Sep 2018, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Northern Fail.
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Northern Fail.

The one time a French train was late the conductor walked the whole length of the train asking if anyone had a connecting train to make. If they had she would give them likely train options for the delayed onwards journey and details of how to claim compensation. . That's what BR was like before pr...
by Flinders
6 Sep 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do real cyclists stay on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1338

Re: Do real cyclists stay on?

When I started riding horses, they used to say you had to fall off 14 times before you could ride. :shock: Trouble is, as you improve, you tend just to graduate to more difficult horses, or breaking them in, or doing more risky things, so you carry on falling off. Some of the best riders I know fal...
by Flinders
4 Sep 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Do real cyclists stay on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1338

Re: Do real cyclists stay on?

When I started riding horses, they used to say you had to fall off 14 times before you could ride. :shock: Trouble is, as you improve, you tend just to graduate to more difficult horses, or breaking them in, or doing more risky things, so you carry on falling off. Some of the best riders I know fall...
by Flinders
4 Sep 2018, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7030
Views: 195428

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

If it went "leave" again that would be the end of all arguement about it, from my POV. From my POV, that's only true if Leave is clear what "leave" means - there's no point having another referendum if Leave can repeat the stunt of saying that "leave" means whatever yo...
by Flinders
4 Sep 2018, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 60
Views: 1210

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Queen Street Mill in Burnley. A steam-operated weaving shed. Not a sanitised National Trust place, a real working place, which feels much as I think it would have done when still working (it operated commercially well into my lifetime). Currently not easy to visit due to cuts to LA funding by centra...
by Flinders
2 Sep 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312513

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I hope you find the right place Flinders. Pendle is quite a way from Harrogate (actually, Spa have moved to Knaresborough which is probably a mile or two further). I don't know about LBSs in Pendle - I don't know the area very well at all. The ones I knew in Pendle have gone, and googling isn't get...
by Flinders
2 Sep 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7030
Views: 195428

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

As I said before:
https://www.theguardian.com/business/20 ... tes-brexit

Lots to worry about of those of us who need medicines to keep going. :( That's apart from the financial cost of all this mess.
by Flinders
24 Aug 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 538
Views: 312513

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Which town will you be coming to Flinders? Not sure yet. Will be another year to 18 months before we're ready to move, unless the Perfect House comes up! Probably closer to Pendle (where I'm originally from) than Harrogate, as things stand, but you never know where a house may come up. But the bike...