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by PaulB
1 Sep 2015, 12:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The folder revelation and results so far
Replies: 20
Views: 3147

Re: The folder revelation and results so far

SSCN4861.JPG I use a folder for most of my riding. I live a ten minute walk from work so my bike is ridden purely for pleasure. I got a folder because my work pattern is unpredictable and I found that I was riding over the same routes. Putting the folder in the car and driving to distant start poin...
by PaulB
31 Aug 2015, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Three Seater Sofa
Replies: 17
Views: 2657

Re: Three Seater Sofa

We could write a book about this subject and call it;













"A Tale Of Two Settees"



Sorry.
by PaulB
29 Jul 2015, 2:44pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Cycling Magazines
Replies: 29
Views: 14335

Re: Cycling Magazines

Just returning to this subject as I was in WHS yesterday looking for a couple of magazines to take with me on holiday. The cycling section was bulging with publications but - they were all the same! The covers were interchangeable and the contents were all carbon fibre and lycra; with diets and trai...
by PaulB
18 Jul 2015, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Folder for luggage
Replies: 33
Views: 3161

Re: Folder for luggage

Have you considered a Xootr Swift? Seems to tick most if not all of your boxes. Here's an example, loaded for touring: http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m539/SplendidoFaction/Xootr%20Swift/xooterr_loaded.resized_zps8wawklmm.jpg And if I may be allowed a quick plug, my Swift is currently for sale ...
by PaulB
15 Jul 2015, 11:33pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 Tour Coverage.
Replies: 93
Views: 8803

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

Could we please return to the lifting theme of the 1983 coverage. The bloody awful squeeze box, false France tune is annoying in the extreme!!! I have the original Channel 4 Tour theme as my mobile ring tone. I downloaded it from YouTube some years ago (it's no longer there). It was part of a clip ...
by PaulB
15 Jul 2015, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most tedious bike maintenance task
Replies: 46
Views: 6764

Re: Most tedious bike maintenance task

The most frustrating job is trying to find that little nut that fell at my feet in the back yard but has vanished forever!
by PaulB
14 Jul 2015, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Self-service checkouts
Replies: 49
Views: 4188

Re: Self-service checkouts

I've used the ones in WHS without too many problems but the B&Q ones have caught me out. My biggest gripe with B&Q was when I applied for one of their "Senior discount cards" and the young assistant took one look at me and didn't ask for proof that I was over 60!
by PaulB
14 Jul 2015, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitting bike in a car
Replies: 48
Views: 3955

Re: Fitting bike in a car

My 16 year old Nissan Micra has just passed its MOT again and will take a bike in the back with the bike's front wheel removed and the car's rear seats folded. I have been looking at newer cars but find that the "stylists" have lost sight of what a "Hatch-back" should be. It shou...
by PaulB
13 Jul 2015, 10:17pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 Tour Coverage.
Replies: 93
Views: 8803

Re: ITV4 Tour Coverage.

I like Phil and Paul as their voices are generally mellow in tone. You must remember that they are providing commentary to several different TV stations at the same time. These channels take commercial breaks out of time with each other so the commentators have to keep an eye on that and match their...
by PaulB
10 Jul 2015, 10:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ITV4 Cycling Show
Replies: 92
Views: 5081

Re: ITV4 Cycling Show

Well, I watched the second edition and still feel that it could be so much better. It treats cycling as a challenge rather than an every day activity. While features about challenge rides can be interesting, dedicating each programme to the subject is a bit limiting. I do wish they would lose the &q...
by PaulB
9 Jul 2015, 10:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Self Driving cars may be too deferential!
Replies: 98
Views: 13139

Re: Self Driving cars may be too deferential!

If you buy one of these 'self-drive' cars will you still need to have a driving licence and will my 10 year old grandson be able to hop into one and let it take him to school?
by PaulB
5 Jul 2015, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: camera for touring
Replies: 61
Views: 3474

Re: camera for touring

I generally use a Panasonic DMC-TZ3 when on holiday. I have a spare rechargeable battery and charger so I'm not caught out without power. For a day's cycling I like to use either a Nikon Coolpix 885 or a cheap and cheerful Praktica DC 440 . I've had the Nikon for years and it only sports 3.2 mega pi...
by PaulB
5 Jul 2015, 11:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ITV4 Cycling Show
Replies: 92
Views: 5081

Re: ITV4 Cycling Show

I finally got to see the first edition of the new series and was not impressed. Like many modern TV programmes the camera work was annoying. The feature about the ride in the Dolomites looked spectacular but we only got short, sharp glimpses of the scenery. This quick fire camera work, with shots la...
by PaulB
3 Jul 2015, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ITV4 Cycling Show
Replies: 92
Views: 5081

Re: ITV4 Cycling Show

And how many successful car programmes concentrate on the ordinary? Of course they will go for the high impact younger market higher spending demograph. That is what sells. Still, any programme on cycling is a start. I suggest everyone support it and tell their friends to do likewise. If it does we...
by PaulB
3 Jul 2015, 1:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ITV4 Cycling Show
Replies: 92
Views: 5081

Re: ITV4 Cycling Show

I, like many other people, didn't know it was on so ITV must want to keep it secret! I will try to catch the repeats. I was not impressed with any of the previous series but kept watching in the hope it would get away from the talking heads and lycra - it didn't. No so called celebrities please; mos...