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by RRSODL
4 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1524

Re: Handwriting

I'd say University ruined my handwriting but since then I've recovered my old handwriting and improved it in the last year or so. My sister and I exchange letters that we hand write, photograph and send by whatsapp. I purchased a couple of fountain pens and some writing paper, it relaxes me to put m...
by RRSODL
11 Mar 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 6014

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

I'm an omnivore, I eat a wide range of foods, including a variety of meets. My daughter is vegan and since then my wife, son and his wife have tried to join in at times but for a short period. I can go to a vegan restaurant and happily eat something that I enjoy, however, at any other restaurant a v...
by RRSODL
26 Feb 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Surly Troll
Replies: 22
Views: 12460

Re: Surly Troll

You are not the first person to be shocked at Surly price increases. In April 2015 I bought a Surly Troll framset (black/large) from 'Triton Cycles' for £404.00....this year's frameset (Triton/black/large) is £712.49. For me it was all about the versatility of the thing, mine has been very much a '...
by RRSODL
26 Feb 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 986
Views: 126455

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I first discovered Cycle Travel about 3 or 4 years ago and I registered then, it was quite good back then but I think it's better now. I use it to find a route and download it to my garmin and that suits me. I can have cycle travel on my phone at the same time, maybe a dedicate phone app would be go...
by RRSODL
25 Feb 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1715

Re: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring

I was looking at the latest version of the Surly Ogre/Troll. I have an old, Rohloffed, Troll and have been thinking about changing to an Ogre. Their 'dropouts' take 135mm and 142mm hubs. I suspect they work best with 142mm so... Are there any 142mm through axle hubs that are up to the job for touri...
by RRSODL
16 Jan 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 73
Views: 1607

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

I voted leave and I'd do it again, those bullies in Brussels make me more determine than ever..... not forgetting the scaremongering coming from the remainers.
Theresa May should go now and let a true brexitier handle the exit negotiations.
Shame on Tony Blair, I regret supporting him with my vote.
by RRSODL
27 Sep 2018, 5:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: These wheels - views?
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: These wheels - views?

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/rose-28700c-xtreme-t-zx-19-shimano-deore-610-hybrid-wheelset-716640 For a build I'm planning - a bike to be used for day rides or possibly a bit of light touring. The bike might get some higher quality wheels later but don't want to spend too much at the mo as the build ...
by RRSODL
8 Jan 2017, 6:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6653

Re: The price of disposable razors

That's right, just missed it :) My father used a safety razor that you resharpened. It all came in a metal box that was part of the sharpening mechanism. The company was called 'Rolls Razor'. I can still clearly remember the sound of him sharpening it every morning before shaving. In my teens I trie...
by RRSODL
7 Jan 2017, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6653

Re: The price of disposable razors

My father used a safety razor that you resharpened. It all came in a metal box that was part of the sharpening mechanism. The company was called 'Rolls Razor'. I can still clearly remember the sound of him sharpening it every morning before shaving. In my teens I tried it and it felt like it was te...
by RRSODL
7 Jan 2017, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6653

Re: The price of disposable razors

I've used one of these for the past 4 years. I buy 100 top quality blades at a time for 20 quid, they last me over 2 years and I get great shaves! It turns shaving from being a chore to a pleasure, I'm not kidding. https://www.theenglishshavingcompany.com/edwin-jagger-de86-de-razor-black.html A wor...
by RRSODL
7 Jan 2017, 12:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6653

Re: The price of disposable razors

Cartridge razors are rather expensive these days. I started shaving with my Dad's razor, a double edge safety razor, I then I thought I was upgrading when I bought an electric shaver. After many years suffering from bad shaves, tugging and irritation I went back to wet shaving but this time with car...
by RRSODL
6 Apr 2016, 5:55pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 61061

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

BrianFox wrote:A thread specifically for what you think is good about the rebrand.

[b]Positive comments only here please.[/b]



If that was the case I think it would be a very short thread :lol:
by RRSODL
4 Apr 2016, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stronger spokes?
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Re: Stronger spokes?

Actually, some stocks wheels come with shockingly poor quality spokes. I was asked to replace a spoke on a Easton stock wheel for a Cube bike and the spokes were rusting under the white paint. Same thing with Carrera bikes..... I totally agree with your comment that modern rims are nuch better than ...
by RRSODL
2 Apr 2016, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ortileb Clip Adapter Fitting
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Ortileb Clip Adapter Fitting

Hi Chris I put mine in from the bottom make sure that the insert is the correct way around. It is longer on one side whilst the beak hook goes in on the shorter side. The insert is a devil to get out again I have a few racks on different bikes so need to put them in and out depending on what I am u...
by RRSODL
15 Mar 2016, 3:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Jones Plus ( a FAT bike )
Replies: 28
Views: 2731

Re: Jones Plus

Cheap man's Jones:- https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kKoZERpbgPo/VR1x9cEO3dI/AAAAAAAABNA/T2zPUkPgPKo5-TEP3V944JKU1k2Oi_v-ACCo/s400-Ic42/008.JPG LWB,room for a 3inch tyre,though I find the 2.4in fitted big enough. Thanks to the considerations of Geoff Apps and the 'tiller effect' of long stems I f...