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by diapason
19 Dec 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1340

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

It's a JOKE -hence the song from The Mikado! Where's your sense of humour?
by diapason
19 Dec 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line
Replies: 21
Views: 1340

Re: Scotrail are introducing improved cycle capacity on W.highland line

Perhaps their best improvement would be to tie Wee Jimmy Kranke to the front buffer of the train.

Listen here at about 1.17 = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ip6czeTuNEU
by diapason
9 Dec 2019, 11:28am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Reunited with owner - Denton 531 frame - Found in Rochester
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Reunited with owner - Denton 531 frame - Found in Rochester

Great news before Christmass.

I hope the Old Bill can catch the little scrotes responsible and mete out appropriate chastisement!
by diapason
2 Dec 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23261

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Many hospitals are on the edge of towns and nurses etc work unsocial hours. There is little or no public transport at night and certainly not to rural areas. It isn't safe for women to be cycling alone during the middle of the night. Car sharing is hardly possible with shifts starting and finishing ...
by diapason
2 Dec 2019, 12:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23261

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

No, Pete Owens. When I go to the hospital, I bike it. but many of my friends working in the NHS who are already struggling to live on paltry salaries, are hit with an additional tax on going to work. Managers and other such parastes, of course, get company cars, free petrol and free parking.
by diapason
2 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 410
Views: 23261

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

They do it at Taunton hospital too. Poor nursing (and other) staff, working unsocial hours, public transport a joke, too far away to bike - forced to pay a huge sum from their meagre wages just to park their cars at work! Terrible for patients and visitors too. All to fund the PFI contracts introduc...
by diapason
30 Nov 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light with bar bag?
Replies: 20
Views: 983

Re: Front light with bar bag?

I got - from SJSC - a little 'block' which screws into one of the front fork bosses and lets the light straps go round it. Good position for the light and out of the way.
by diapason
30 Nov 2019, 8:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Definitely a chap - I spoke to him on the 'phone. Michael, I think.
by diapason
29 Nov 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Wish I'd known about that one before. I live very close to SJSC and have now bought a Thorn, after searching for a small frame for a VERY long time.
by diapason
29 Nov 2019, 5:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1313

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Interesting. I was on the cusp of buying that, but I was a bit concerned about the size and also the buyer seemds unable to provide any DEFINITIVE proof that it really was a Roberts - the decal on the top tube looked wonky and there were no others. He also seemed reluctant to give me a frame number....
by diapason
21 Nov 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Glove Recommendations Please
Replies: 47
Views: 2908

Re: Winter Glove Recommendations Please

I've still got a paid of Altura Cresta's I've had for years. OK in mist weather, but, when it'sreally cold, I wear sheepskin gloves - not waterproof - and a sheepskin ushanka.
by diapason
20 Nov 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian with no frame number?
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: Mercian with no frame number?

Looks great, and some wonderful provenance. Hope Mercian can positively ID it. for you.

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by diapason
19 Nov 2019, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian with no frame number?
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: Mercian with no frame number?

Good luck. Hope you enjoy her.
by diapason
19 Nov 2019, 8:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mercian with no frame number?
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: Mercian with no frame number?

It looks genuine, and in good condition. I'm guessing that a bike of that age wouldn't have had a front changer - 5 speed only.