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by rjb
23 Mar 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3876

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Rush hour in the village today. You can gauge the size of these monsters by how they reach the upstairs windows of the cottages and the size of the front wheels which dwarf the cars. They are used to cyclists and give them room :D unless they are on the mobile, and they don't hang around. I caught t...
by rjb
22 Mar 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 565
Views: 11352

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Please be very wary if Cugel offer's you a "Wash and brush up sir" :shock: I went into Tescos Taunton a couple of days ago for some milk, at 10am. None at all of any variety in the store, no green,red,blue,yellow organic,filtered etc. How can people stockpile milk unless they are freezing ...
by rjb
22 Mar 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Olde Worldly Cycle shops
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Olde Worldly Cycle shops

Easter cottage in our village square changed hands recently. The new owners started some renovations which uncovered this sign under a board above the front door. They intend to leave it as it is now. Anyone else have an olde worldly cycle shop in their village. click on the pics to enlarge Easter C...
by rjb
22 Mar 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 120
Views: 3876

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Went out for a couple of hours on the tandem for exercise this mothers day morning. Completed 2 loops around our village for a total of 27 miles with a coffee break at home after the first circuit. This is a list of other road users we passed. 104 cyclists, biggest group was 4 apart from a lot of fa...
by rjb
22 Mar 2020, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 565
Views: 11352

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I gave up on my breadmaker when the bread pan lost its non stick quality and one had to dig the bread out of the tin. I know make mine in the oven. Easy peasy. :wink:
by rjb
22 Mar 2020, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 103
Views: 3937

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

Lots of ideas on this french site from Patrick. Or even commission one if you can afford it.! http://www.lesvelosdepatrick.com
by rjb
20 Mar 2020, 10:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BSA three speed hub
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: BSA three speed hub

With a screw on driver could one fit a block? How many speeds could it accommodate on the standard axle.?
by rjb
20 Mar 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Daughter wants a new bike
Replies: 103
Views: 3937

Re: Daughter wants a new bike

Never mind all that now mick f........all pubs are shut from tonight! What are you gonna do???? :| If I were you, I'd go and buy a bottle of HG and another of OSH and try them back-to-back. You're not going to spend a fortune on them! Very different beers. Don't put them in the fridge, just serve a...
by rjb
20 Mar 2020, 7:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4934

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Hi Wirral Cyclist, Sorry you are wrong about the line applying to the person behind me, they have to stand a further metre + back! I'm currently worried that I might have picked up the virus when I was on a recent cruise? Yep, did a cruise on the Royal Iris when HMS Prince of Wales visited Liverpoo...
by rjb
20 Mar 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 565
Views: 11352

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Had to go to the timber merchant this afternoon (purchased enough to repair two fence posts after the gales only on starting discovering a 3rd needed similar repair). They were saying they have been experiencing quite a lot of "panic buying". I managed to get a couple of postcrete bags I ...
by rjb
20 Mar 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: dynamo rear light help
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: dynamo rear light help

I've had good success in doing this using cheap poundshop rear 3v battery lights. Only works if you rectify the AC output and I fitted a 120 ohm resistor in series with the light to drop the voltage. I didn't fit any batteries to the lights. Link here to one I made from a GU10 led. https://forum.cyc...
by rjb
20 Mar 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4934

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

I have to shop for food but so far the local shop has been quiet any time I have been in so no problem with close contact. Also I try to get only what I can carry without a shop basket so no contact with unclean handles. The shop door is self opening so I can get in,shop and get out touching only p...
by rjb
18 Mar 2020, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 565
Views: 11352

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Some folk broke into our local vegetable wholesaler last night, talk about desperate. Me, I panic bought a turbo trainer! I'm getting a turbo trainer tomorrow! Your too late they all gone after my post on page 1. :roll: ive read that as a consequence of hoarding and lockdown freezers and turbo trai...
by rjb
18 Mar 2020, 11:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 142
Views: 4715

Re: How's your weather?

Floods have dropped off the radar recently so we rode out to check up on the situation. This is Curry Moor pumping station at Athelney this morning (where Alfred burnt the scones). East lyng church stands out on the other side on the main A361 to Glastonbury. Local roads are still submerged and the ...
by rjb
17 Mar 2020, 9:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Solid Oil
Replies: 20
Views: 908

Re: Solid Oil

Think I'll be sticking to Brucey's SFG. :D
With all that polymer filling the oil content must be minimal.