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by al_yrpal
19 Apr 2012, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lidl again...
Replies: 33
Views: 10251

Re: Lidl again...

Cycling stuff in Lidl at the moment. Nice bike toolkit for £ 25

Al
by al_yrpal
18 Apr 2012, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Username problem - another forum!
Replies: 13
Views: 5558

Re: Username problem - another forum!

Delete your account and create a new one with a slightly different name and new password. Something to do with your chopper

Al :D
by al_yrpal
18 Apr 2012, 4:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Horizon - the truth about exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Re: Horizon - the truth about exercise

As the OP, I agree that mtbing is the best way to raise your fitness and strength. The bursts of energy to tackle seemingly impossible slopes and plough through deep thick mud are really demanding. And I just love the peace and car free environment off road. Unfortunately the Lefty on my mtb has die...
by al_yrpal
18 Apr 2012, 1:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike
Replies: 28
Views: 2687

Re: New bike

I think you are flogging a dead horse Willem. Top marks for trying though
Al
by al_yrpal
18 Apr 2012, 12:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: They're a bit late this year
Replies: 5
Views: 5428

Re: They're a bit late this year

Spotted some at Keyhaven on the Solent on saturday and we have listened to a nightingale in our pear tree the last two evenings. Drove the Community bus to Gilbert Whites house in Selbourne today. He was Englands first real naturalist who meticulously recorded his obervations. His book has never bee...
by al_yrpal
17 Apr 2012, 9:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cheapo Getarounds For Big Blokes
Replies: 19
Views: 4701

Re: Cheapo Getarounds For Big Blokes

Decathlon do better cheapies than Halfords.

Al
by al_yrpal
16 Apr 2012, 8:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Horizon - the truth about exercise
Replies: 14
Views: 2482

Horizon - the truth about exercise

Watched this interesting programme recently and tried the technique highlighted in the gym today with surprising results. Michael Mosely the BBCs doctor chap was subjected to tests by a Professor at Herriot Watt university. This prof has done a lot of research on exercise and reckons all the exercis...
by al_yrpal
16 Apr 2012, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Clean living, good health and good diet.
Replies: 18
Views: 4960

Re: Clean living, good health and good diet.

When Cornwall was in the rugger final a few years ago, coachloads of Cornismen were stopping at our local pub in Lostwithiel for a greasy spoon breakfast. So many went to London it was rumoured that Cornwall went up 2 inches! If you live on the side of a cliff with the seagulls I think its a bit dod...
by al_yrpal
16 Apr 2012, 9:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self Build Woes With Bottom Bracket Clicking.
Replies: 5
Views: 717

Re: Self Build Woes With Bottom Bracket Clicking.

Make sure its not a loose screw on a pedal causing the clicking

Al
by al_yrpal
15 Apr 2012, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Modernising a Vintage Bike - is it worth it?
Replies: 28
Views: 2434

Re: Modernising a Vintage Bike - is it worth it?

For a vintage rebuild in Berkshire, reasonable prices I recommend Bob

http://www.readingctc.co.uk/services/

Bob has been blind from birth but does a fantastic job

Al
by al_yrpal
14 Apr 2012, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclists do it?
Replies: 32
Views: 5193

Re: Cyclists do it?

In lycra!
by al_yrpal
13 Apr 2012, 7:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 1426

Re: Pannier suggestions

My Arrans are the biggest ones 46 Ltrs?. They weigh exactly 1kg each. I always pack everything in plastic bags, and I do have the yellow covers which are quite effective and quite prominent on the road. I really like the outer pockets because they are an ideal place for tools, stove etc. So you can ...
by al_yrpal
13 Apr 2012, 5:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike
Replies: 28
Views: 2687

Re: New bike

The reason I was so negative is that I was badly advised as what to buy as a tourer and did my first tour on a flimsy Giant SCR. That had mudguards and braze ons, but it was a disaster, completely unsuitable for hours in the saddle. It gyrated alarmingly under the weight of panniers down the first h...
by al_yrpal
13 Apr 2012, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bike
Replies: 28
Views: 2687

Re: New bike

None look remotely suitable to me. No braze ons, drops for staring at tarmac for 6 to 8 hours a day, uncomfortable b*m splitter perches instead of proper saddles, flimsey frames that will gyrate alarmingly under the weight of panniers (if you can find a way to mount them), no muguards and too narrow...