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by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3078

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Brucey wrote:IIRC ....................IME .................

? :?: :?
by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3078

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

horizon wrote:AIUI ..................

? :?: :?
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1858

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Yes, I enjoyed that film with Maggie Smith very much but my friend Helen isnt like that she's an ex hippy that's travelled the world and just ended up in a van because she didn't fit in. She is a very kind person who makes a living doing odd jobs. She found God, started doing voluntary work and tot...
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4254

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

We still don't know how this resolved itself - do you feel like up dating us srb88?
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1858

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Mick F wrote:Alan Bennett.
The Lady in the Van.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_in_the_Van

Oh of course. Thanks Mick - I was showing my ignorance again................one of the few things I'm good at. :( :cry: :( :cry:
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1858

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

When I look around my town - at any time day or night - and I see destitute and homeless folk huddled in corners in the rain - and I meet the folk from the local charity who do all they can to help and provide a hostel - I know of a good place to spend £170M. A lottery win is a lottery win, and goo...
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 12:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1858

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

................+1 , you can always volunteer or help to raise funds. My friend Helen was living in a van but still volunteering at the night shelter. She has recently found affordable accomodation and also secured an evening job actually running the night shelter. Its not only money thats needed.....
by JohnW
11 Oct 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1858

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

When I look around my town - at any time day or night - and I see destitute and homeless folk huddled in corners in the rain - and I meet the folk from the local charity who do all they can to help and provide a hostel - I know of a good place to spend £170M. A lottery win is a lottery win, and good...
by JohnW
10 Oct 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1399

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

.................Personally I feel that Cycling UK has enough to do in this country and that that is where it should focus its efforts. I believe that Cycling UK’s biggest challenge is to influence UK society such that active transport is both viewed as and is a practical option for a much larger p...
by JohnW
9 Oct 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

I use a clapped-out old hub.
Costs nothing and adjustable to the exact width required.
by JohnW
8 Oct 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain link pin
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: chain link pin

horizon wrote:
Brucey wrote:
KMC chains are a lot easier than this.



OP wrote: In future it would be worth considering switching to KMC for simplicity as much as anything else?


horizon wrote: I never buy Shimano chains as a result.


From my own experience I go along with all that.
My sentiments entirely.
by JohnW
30 Sep 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?

So had a small incident today - I think the sooner I get some front and back cameras on my bicycle the better. Leaving a Supermarket, there is a little roundabout then a small strip of road leading to the main road, All of this road is on the premesis of the supermarket. I negotiate the mini roudab...
by JohnW
27 Sep 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: antisocial parking the norm?
Replies: 31
Views: 966

Re: antisocial parking the norm?

Quick response to the question posed by the thread title : Yes, antisocial parking IS the norm.
by JohnW
27 Sep 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1618

Re: Front light positition

.................I hit what I think was a badger on the way home from work one night. On a slightly downhill section when I would have been doing 30mph +. I recall seeing something in the road but when I looked closer couldn't see anything. I was then launched up into the air. Fortunately I managed...
by JohnW
27 Sep 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light positition
Replies: 61
Views: 1618

Re: Front light positition

[quote="rjb................BTW I recall reading recently that a 70 year old only receives 20% of the light to their retina that an 18 year old gets. Explains why you need more light as you age. :wink:[/quote] I've been 18 and I've been 70 and I'd question as much as 80% loss. It does explain wh...