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by tb
21 Feb 2007, 10:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Building my own
Replies: 17
Views: 2987

hello johnmonks, I found a good bike on this site about two years ago, 531 frame, good condition, 105 groupset & mavic rims full mugaurds / rack and dynamo lights for £200, I then spent about another £100 on new chain, sprockets, bars/stem and saddle, tyres and brakes. It makes a great tourer / ...
by tb
19 Feb 2007, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this a Tea Total Shop?
Replies: 16
Views: 4672

if you can't answer that question yourself then I suggest you take more water with it :P


personally I never touch the stuff :lol:


cheers,

Tony
by tb
19 Feb 2007, 9:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats your favorite films?
Replies: 28
Views: 6489

amognst others........... Ghandi, starring Ben Kingsley Zorba the Greek, starring Anthony Quinn and Alan Bates Silent Running. All Quiet on the Western Front (1931) all the films by Mike Leigh ( Nuts in May, Life is Sweet, Secrets & Lies etc) Magnolia Being John Malkhovic Life is Beautiful ( Rob...
by tb
29 Jan 2007, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Groupset!
Replies: 3
Views: 859

hello baldric.

I have been using Shimano Deore / 105 on my commuter for several years and it has proved V. reliable.

also recommend Shimano 105 & Campag Veloce, both vey durable and not too expensive. ( but these may not be suitable for you're purpose of course )

Tony
by tb
25 Jan 2007, 7:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1680
Views: 476877

thank you reohn2 :D
it's Reynolds 531 'Pro' circa 1990,
done lots of good miles
by tb
25 Jan 2007, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1680
Views: 476877

picture of old faithfulImage
by tb
18 Jan 2007, 11:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jon Snow
Replies: 16
Views: 3645

John Snow...............

as a journo' top man in my opinion.
by tb
15 Jan 2007, 11:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are my handlebars dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 1757

hello ksutton, the use of an angle grinder on your Lemon does seem a bit extreme, I've only ever has to resort to the use of a 14lb hammer once to free a seat post but I was in a very bad mood. maybe your LBS is better equipt to dealing with bridge parts & RSJ's or selling bikes (& missile p...
by tb
13 Jan 2007, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much should you spend?
Replies: 24
Views: 2685

I was tempted by the sales pitch at my local 'Pro' store, nice bloke don't get me wrong, but I've spent far too much in his shop already and he wanted to build me a bike for about £1500 which, as much as I would like it & use it - I can't afford it! anyway, I have two lightweight bikes in my sta...
by tb
12 Jan 2007, 11:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Electric Bikes Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 865

Electric Bikes Thread

well somebody had to do it :D
by tb
10 Jan 2007, 11:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 16
Views: 2454

happy new year to all,

Where's GAR gone ? he makes me laugh.
by tb
10 Jan 2007, 11:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Are spacers any good?
Replies: 22
Views: 3249

completely useless things that stick out ( :D ) ride with confidence and assert yourself in a position in the road so that other road users have to pull out to avoid you. ( afterall they're prepared to do it for all the flipin' parked cars ) and they're journey is no more important than yours. Wear ...
by tb
10 Jan 2007, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anyone recommend an affordable touring bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 2011

hi Alex, I don't know how much luggage you are planninng on carrying,panniers etc. But if I was looking for a new tourer I would consider a Mercian. Very well built & British, some good S/H examples on ebay last year at reasonable prices i.e less than £500. Also Thorn Cycles do a range to suit a...
by tb
10 Jan 2007, 1:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Likelyhood of accidents
Replies: 34
Views: 5129

hello Steve, I cycle commute into w.London regularly and my return trip is just under 30 miles. However if I took the most direct route i.e 'A' roads all the way I could cut the journey by at least 5 miles, but I choose to take the longer route via 'B' roads / 'back' roads and Richond park so that I...