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by PaulB
18 Dec 2016, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bianchi sizing
Replies: 2
Views: 809

Re: Bianchi sizing

22" equates to about 55 - 56cm which should be fine for you.
by PaulB
29 Nov 2016, 2:05pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"
Replies: 200
Views: 10177

Re: "You wear a hat, why not wear a helmet?"

http://www.rohan.co.uk/christmas-gifts- ... e=04034525

I quite like the look of the Rohan Outpost cap which appears to fit most of your requirements. It has ear flaps and a fleecy lining and is waterproof.
by PaulB
29 Nov 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small 20 inch wheeled folder that rides well?
Replies: 83
Views: 5805

Re: Small 20 inch wheeled folder that rides well?

PaulB I've not looked at the Zooter in detail so I'll give it a coat of staring at. Too late, now. Unless you can find remnant stock, one second-hand, or have a bespoke one made. Xootr stopped supplying them a few weeks ago. I've been in touch with Xootr in the 'States and they have plenty frames a...
by PaulB
28 Nov 2016, 1:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 67 v 21
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: 67 v 21

I would like the government to explain how those who may not be able to retire can keep all the plates spinning. In my group of friends - mostly near retirement age - they are expected to be unpaid child minders for their grand children so that their own children can hold down jobs. They are also lo...
by PaulB
28 Nov 2016, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Small 20 inch wheeled folder that rides well?
Replies: 83
Views: 5805

Re: Small 20 inch wheeled folder that rides well?

SSCN4920.JPG I find my Xootr Swift suits my riding /life style very well. It folds quite tall (roughly the size of a golf caddy) but its footprint is not too big. You can also customise it until your heart is content as it is equipped with standard bike parts. Xootr have just stopped producing it b...
by PaulB
24 Oct 2016, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you want to buy an electric car?
Replies: 182
Views: 8279

Re: Do you want to buy an electric car?

To answer the original question - "No". I only use my car for social driving - I walk to work. Living in a rural city with the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Scottish Borders etc. on my doorstep, I use the car to get me to those wonderful places. The mileage ranges stated by the manufactu...
by PaulB
13 Oct 2016, 11:40pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Derren Brown and cycle helmets
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Derren Brown and cycle helmets

drossall wrote:It's widely pointed out in these debates that safety isn't usually a feature of helmet advertising, that's all.


Yes, the adverts in cycling magazines enphasise the styling, comfort and ventilation but I can't recall seeing any claims of safety.
by PaulB
9 Oct 2016, 4:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chain - 11 speed deraileur?
Replies: 1
Views: 214

8 speed chain - 11 speed deraileur?

I wish to upgrade my rear derailleur which currently is part of my 8 speed set up. I'm thinking about Shimano's 105 model which is marketed as an 11 speed mechanism. Will an 8 speed chain slip through an 11 speed rear mech or will it be too wide. I have bar end shifters on friction mode so indexing ...
by PaulB
7 Sep 2016, 11:47am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Viviani's frame.
Replies: 10
Views: 8425

Re: Viviani's frame.

ITV4 had footage of the mechanic cutting the cables to separate the two halves of the frame. I spoke to Viviani in Carlisle and he confirmed what had happened.
by PaulB
3 Aug 2016, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.
Replies: 13
Views: 3149

Re: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.

I received a letter today informing me that my subscription for Cycle Sport was being transferred to Cycling Weekly. For every copy of Cycle Sport I am owed I will receive four editions of Cycling Weekly. That's OK by me, at least I'll have something to thumb through!
by PaulB
28 Jul 2016, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.
Replies: 13
Views: 3149

Re: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.

ambodach wrote:If the liquidators are in charge now you can whistle for your money. They need every penny they can get to pay their fees.


I've had a reply from the subs dept and a refund will be paid to me - sometime!
by PaulB
28 Jul 2016, 12:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Sport Magazine closes.
Replies: 13
Views: 3149

Cycle Sport Magazine closes.

"Cycle Sport" has ceased publication - the September issue is the last one. This is strange as there was no mention in the August edition that anything was about to happen and that issue carried a two page advert for subscriptions! My six monthly direct debit for the subscription was paid ...
by PaulB
10 Jul 2016, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ITV TdF (Competition) Music
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: ITV TdF (Competition) Music

Spinners wrote:I've had that as my ringtone for about 10 years :D


Me too!
by PaulB
9 Jul 2016, 7:31pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: What is CUK now?
Replies: 77
Views: 4911

Re: What is CUK now?

To say that tourists or utility cyclists do or do not make good campaigners is surely a vast generalisation. You wouldn't think that racers would make good campaigners, and several might be cited as unwitting bad influences (pronouncements on helmets etc) but then Chris Boardman seems to make a ver...
by PaulB
25 Jun 2016, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2nd referendum?
Replies: 219
Views: 7917

Re: 2nd referendum?

I really do not understand why Scotland would want to go for independence again only to give up that independence to the EU. The EU wants more control of each member state and reminds me of the dark days of the USSR. Scotland will be forced to use the failed Euro and be part of the ever closer polit...