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by vjosullivan
8 Dec 2012, 8:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any views on "Bike Shels"?
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: Any views on "Bike Shels"?

They look OK but, as pointed out, a small garden shed would do the same job with more than twice the space for less than half the price. The wheel brackets in the Bikeshel are designed to park mountain bike tyres (50mm thick) and road/hybridtyres (up to 30mm thick. If your tyre size is outside these...
by vjosullivan
5 Dec 2012, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Compact gearing - how does it work?
Replies: 114
Views: 13226

Re: Compact gearing - how does it work?

Compact schlompact. This is how it goes :- Great gears have little gears with little teeth that bite 'em, And little gears have lesser gears, and so ad infinitum. And the great gears themselves, in turn, have greater gears to go on; While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on...
by vjosullivan
4 Dec 2012, 8:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

hamster wrote:
andymiller wrote:Hmm and what temperature is it in summer in Austin Texas?


This year it was about 38F and 80% humidity.


It's about 38F here (in Hampshire) at the moment. I hope it was higher than that.
by vjosullivan
4 Dec 2012, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Re: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

Warmer than Hampshire, that's for sure.
by vjosullivan
4 Dec 2012, 7:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unfair treatment of British cyclists.
Replies: 14
Views: 1856

Unfair treatment of British cyclists.

The first weekend of December and I was out cycling around the countryside on a cold and wet weekend, after the frosts had melted, with extra layers and a pair of ski gloves. Meanwhile, a cousin in Austin, Texas (who doesn't cycle) posted pictures of the barbecue he had with family and friends in te...
by vjosullivan
3 Dec 2012, 9:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: A Questionable JOGLE
Replies: 13
Views: 26528

Re: A Questionable JOGLE

I'm hoping to do JOGLE next May with three club mates As we live in Falmouth, 28 miles from Lands End, it looks as if the last night will be spent in our own beds before the last day to LE via the Lizard. I just can't help feeling that sleeping in my own bed before the finish is wrong, silly really...
by vjosullivan
3 Dec 2012, 7:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many dealers...
Replies: 12
Views: 1675

Re: How many dealers...

531colin wrote:Might depend on what you mean by "dealers".
If you are paying wages, rent and business rates, and 20%VAT on the WHOLE of the selling price of secondhand bikes, then you aren't making a living.

Is VAT paid on second hand items? I thought it only applied to new stuff.
by vjosullivan
1 Dec 2012, 12:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's Jersey like for cycling?
Replies: 10
Views: 1946

Re: What's Jersey like for cycling?

I spent a week in Jersey in October (unfortunately without my bike). At best, it was less interesting than I expected, less than the Isle of Wight for instance. The main town is, as has already been described, a bit of a dump more or less identical to any light industrial port you'll find anywhere -...
by vjosullivan
23 Nov 2012, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mud flaps
Replies: 32
Views: 7502

Re: Mud flaps

I passed a cyclist on the way into work today, wearing waterproofs but being absolutely drenched from all directions by the spray coming up from both of his wheels. With a decent set of mudguards and flaps he could would have been drier even without any waterproofs. I'm always surprised by how few b...
by vjosullivan
23 Nov 2012, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hang a bike
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

Re: Hang a bike

I've got a 10' x 6' shed with the door in the middle of the long wall. Four bikes are hung vertically by their front wheels along one of the short walls (which is reinforced by a wooden frame that takes their weight). By hanging the bikes at different heights (alternately higher or lower by about 18...
by vjosullivan
22 Nov 2012, 4:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A Cycling Story
Replies: 1
Views: 705

A Cycling Story

Despite my surname, I don't usually follow Irish news or stories and was just looking for some weather related stuff. Anyway, I came across this article - about someone's cycling expedition - and I thought I'd share it... http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/the-ultimate-cycling-trip-i-had-to-drag-my-...
by vjosullivan
21 Nov 2012, 10:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35916

Re: YHA dead?

................And doing night hikes on Exmoor when staying at the Barbrook hostel (an independent, methodist church I think), is still one one of my most cherished memories. I can see a link between modern kids NOT doing that (not learning to rely on their own resources) and giving up on the girl...
by vjosullivan
17 Nov 2012, 1:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35916

Re: YHA dead?

There's a Monty Python sketch that pretty much sums up the comments on this thread. I must dig it out some time.
by vjosullivan
25 Oct 2012, 7:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to photograph a Brooks saddle
Replies: 16
Views: 4264

How to photograph a Brooks saddle

I came across this video of a recent advertising photo shoot for Brooks.

http://fstoppers.com/one-foxy-advertising-campaign
by vjosullivan
21 Oct 2012, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing paint chips
Replies: 20
Views: 4188

Re: Repairing paint chips

I assume that these days, all the frames are imported painted. If that's the case then I doubt you'll be able to get a drop out of Dawes, even if they were willing.