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by rich.hr6
24 Jan 2020, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Two favourite poems.
Replies: 49
Views: 947

Re: Two favourite poems.

Sorry, I only have one favourite at the moment. A Child in the 80s 'Daddy, how old is Groucho Marx?' 'Sorry dear boy, he's dead.' 'Gosh! And Chico? Oh yes, and Harpo?' 'Dead. All of them dead.' 'Daddy, is Lassie very old?' 'Dogs die young, you know.' 'Will Hay's good! Is he dead too?' 'Thirty years ...
by rich.hr6
24 Jan 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Replies: 0
Views: 119





[ £10 --- if you want to come and collect it from Leominster, otherwise it's off down to the charity shop at the end of the week ]
by rich.hr6
30 Jun 2019, 3:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1622
Views: 455208

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)


" only good for commuting " my foot !!

Here's mine exploring off road down the bottom of the garden. Great fun.

Fancy RTW next ....................Round the Wirral.

And back in time for tea.
by rich.hr6
16 May 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 615
Views: 56113

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

" DAAADDDD.....I'm cold, "

Go and stand in the corner, it's ninety degrees.
by rich.hr6
19 Aug 2016, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Not a good start to the day.
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Not a good start to the day.

No drop off in the number of swifts over and around this part of HR6, or so it appears to me. As for swallows and house martins, flipping dozens, possibly hundreds of them, playing in the breeze around the quarries at the top of the Clee Hill, probably trying to spot the easiest/flattest/shortest wa...
by rich.hr6
19 Jul 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too Hot to Cycle
Replies: 32
Views: 1457

Re: Too Hot to Cycle

.....48 miles today. It was just like riding my bike round the airing cupboard!!!!
by rich.hr6
26 Jun 2016, 9:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2nd referendum?
Replies: 219
Views: 7905

Re: 2nd referendum?

Well we never took the old signs down in the first place, so back to normal round here !!
by rich.hr6
16 Jun 2016, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Argos Racing Cycles (Bristol)
Replies: 14
Views: 2240

Re: Argos Racing Cycles (Bristol)

They did a good alteration job on my forks when I wanted a more upright position, putting a new longer steerer tube in. Better, ie. nicer looking, than those ugly riser attachments you can get. Would certainly use them again.
by rich.hr6
12 Feb 2016, 10:14am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling with a mechanical heart valve
Replies: 3
Views: 630

Re: Cycling with a mechanical heart valve

Hi Tom, Mine's a mechanical valve, in since 2002, for the same reason as you. If you see the reply I gave in the Hole in the Heart thread down below, that says most of it. I'm not a TT'er, just a pootler round the countryside, but hills make me sweat, and certainly raise my heart rate. But the valve...
by rich.hr6
11 Feb 2016, 2:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: In/Out or On/Off?
Replies: 11
Views: 626

Re: In/Out or On/Off?

Just a thought.........................

How long before it ends up on a headstone?!?

logged off this mortal coil

logged out of life

.......... there's bound to be one sooner or later!!!!
by rich.hr6
3 Feb 2016, 9:20am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Hole in the heart recovery post surgery.
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: Hole in the heart recovery post surgery.

Hi 3spd, After my open heart surgery for an Aortic valve replacement the ' very expensive plumber' as he called himself, said give it 6 to 8 weeks and then see how it feels. So that's what I did. That was in 2002, and since then I've cycled up, over and down most of the hills in this part of the wor...
by rich.hr6
24 Jul 2015, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Morris Minors
Replies: 114
Views: 12116

Re: Morris Minors

018.jpg .....and here's another rallying Minor. I was P2, in the navigators seat, my pal from Rolls Royce Motors in Crewe was P1. Post office van back axle, Shorrocks Super charger, high lift cam off I can't remember what, and enough lighting to peel the paint off anything we caught up on route. Ha...
by rich.hr6
12 Nov 2014, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 631 framed Dawes Sardar-is it up to it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3700

Re: Front rack for a Steel 631 framed Dawes Sardar

Hi David, I've got a Blackburn MTN Front rack, as seen on the SJS site, on my Sardar. Fits a treat, no spacers, bags are up high a bit, but they are out of the way, plus shelf for extras. As for short 1 inch steerer, I sent my fork off to Argos in Bristol, a few years ago now, cost £50'ish I think. ...
by rich.hr6
29 Jan 2014, 1:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: slipping seatpost folding bike
Replies: 17
Views: 8501

Re: slipping seatpost folding bike

Hi Martin, how about a piece of old bike frame, cut to the right height/length, and used as a large spacer over the stem?! Shouldn't slip down then, should it?? Pop it in your Carradice saddle bag when you fold the bike up at work.
All the best, Rich.
by rich.hr6
9 Jun 2012, 10:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Todays weather indicates
Replies: 22
Views: 18610

Re: Todays weather indicates

Just because the weather is foul, doesn't mean the language has to be.

see previous threads................