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by arnsider
2 Feb 2017, 5:48pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Lightinthebox.com
Replies: 5
Views: 7997

Re: Lightinthebox.com

That's interesting. I ordered two cheap gilletts and paid their insurance and postage which came to thirty quid. When they arrived by courier, I had to shell out eighteen quid in duty. Then as I said, the wretched things would not fit. I gave up with the hassle and wrote them off. I gave the garment...
by arnsider
2 Feb 2017, 5:53am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Lightinthebox.com
Replies: 5
Views: 7997

Lightinthebox.com

Has anyone been tempted by this online shop? Shed loads of cycling gear, virtually all of it by unknown manufacturers, unknown here in the UK at any rate. I have never seen such a chaotic mish mash of product description with the same items seemingly appearing randomly and in no particular order. I ...
by arnsider
31 Jan 2017, 12:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tipper crash in Bath
Replies: 175
Views: 39588

Re: Tipper crash in Bath

All this angst and indignation suggests one thing to me. It is a very tall order expecting commercial traffic to co exist safely with domestic traffic. That's precisely what society allows to happen. It would be OK if our government enacted laws that were sufficiently strict, but the ones we have ar...
by arnsider
31 Jan 2017, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The New Forest: What ARE they like!
Replies: 29
Views: 2021

Re: The New Forest: What ARE they like!

Mass Cycling events are bearable on occasions, but the sort of regular "commercial" events are a pest. I live on the fringe of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and I am a long time member of a well established Pot Holing and Walking Club with a hostel in the middle of the Three Peaks. Onc...
by arnsider
18 Jan 2017, 11:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Overshoes
Replies: 26
Views: 2965

Re: Overshoes

I agree with Pete Jack. It doesn't matter that your feet are wet so long as they are warm (I too went caving a lot!!!) The best overshoes I've had are no longer available. Some years ago an outfit called Ozzo marketed quite a few inexpensive items for cyclists among which was their neoprene overshoe...
by arnsider
11 Jan 2017, 12:06pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken Ankle
Replies: 13
Views: 1706

Re: Broken Ankle

Well, it is thirteen weeks since the fracture and seven weeks since the cast came off. I am steadily building my fitness and Sunday I rode with my pals some thirty miles with two thousand feet of ascent. I was off the back on the steeper climbs as my general fitness is the remaining problem. Pain as...
by arnsider
12 Dec 2016, 8:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 121
Views: 41854

Re: One solution to tailgating?

I appreciate your reticence in not waving anyone on. It is a controversial thing.
by arnsider
12 Dec 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 121
Views: 41854

Re: One solution to tailgating?

If someone is tailgating you, they are putting both you and themselves in danger by encroaching on the safe breaking distance. At least by slowing down, you are lessening the potential impact damage. I repeat, Why do we always want to meet aggression with aggression? This has everything to do with c...
by arnsider
10 Dec 2016, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 121
Views: 41854

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Surely, if you have someone tailgating you, they are eager to pass and it's just silly to slow down without waving them on. Why does everything we do have to irritate or inflame other drivers (albeit in the wrong) ? To further incite an already impatient driver makes no sense and just adds to the po...
by arnsider
9 Dec 2016, 4:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: Dissatisfaction with repairs

What some folk will do to save a halfpenny!!!
by arnsider
9 Dec 2016, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: Dissatisfaction with repairs

Well, maybe I should have realised that the mech and chainwheels were shot and that any adjustments were going to be the last chance saloon.
I think we have reached an accord.
by arnsider
8 Dec 2016, 5:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: Dissatisfaction with repairs

Well, I have taken a view on the matter and I wrote to the shop with my misgivings. They are happy to have the bike back. We agreed that the mech is shot, so too the chainwheels (16 years of use) and I have now to source the new parts that I want and they will fit them.The bottom bracket will be rem...
by arnsider
5 Dec 2016, 9:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dismantling a revoshifter
Replies: 26
Views: 2161

Re: Dismantling a revoshifter

My 1997 Claud Butler Odyssey came with the old US Gripshifters. Subsequently, I re fitted Sachs Power Grip Shifters. I can honestly say that they never ever gave me any trouble at all.Yes, changing cables was a bit fiddly, but the mechanism was well made and 100% reliable. Do not listen to any BS ab...
by arnsider
5 Dec 2016, 9:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Re: Dissatisfaction with repairs

Thanks to all for replies and comments. I think I am inclined to go back and ask them to re adjust everything in the light of the sluggish gear changes, then if it hasn't remedied, I'll have to think about a whole new rear mech and cabling. I haven't a clue what I would replace the LX mech with as I...
by arnsider
5 Dec 2016, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dissatisfaction with repairs
Replies: 27
Views: 2465

Dissatisfaction with repairs

I bought my Thorn Nomad some sixteen years ago and in fairness, the LX mech, the bottom bracket and the inner and outer gear cables are probably due for upgrading. I took it along to my local one man band shop for a service because the gear changes were becoming imprecise. I was hoping for advise on...