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by David
26 Jan 2007, 10:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture repairs - does anyone care?
Replies: 37
Views: 5036

Is it my imagination or are tubes less durable than they used to be. I seem to remember patching and better patching the same tube several times over its life - punctured frequently riding through glass strewn back streets and alleys in Middlesbrough. Now the tubes seem to become porous before they'...
by David
26 Jan 2007, 10:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sleeping bags - down or synthetic ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4031

Don't forget the animal welfare concerns regarding down bags either. It all has to be weighed up. http://environment.guardian.co.uk/ethicalliving/story/0,,1944754,00.html
by David
26 Jan 2007, 9:25am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Cannot return from a link
Replies: 17
Views: 7296

I do not think I am thick but I am acutely aware of my own limitations. We'll reserve judgement on that for the time being :twisted: Does it happen with every link or just with some. If you give me some sample links I can try them out from Mrs D's computer, however if it breaks HER computer you wil...
by David
26 Jan 2007, 9:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1698
Views: 480834

Like the paint job. Is it an optical illusion or are the forks bent/damaged ?
by David
25 Jan 2007, 7:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Double-shift technique
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

shift up two at the back, and shift down at the front half of a turn after. This never fails me - but you need to work out your ratios. My cassette is fairly closely spaced, so going up two might only mean a 12% increase. And show me the hub gear that gives you 18 ratios between 50 and 120 inches! ...
by David
25 Jan 2007, 12:02pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Cannot return from a link
Replies: 17
Views: 7296

Difficult to diagnose - I do recall serious problems with acrobat a while ago, have you got the latest acrobat and an up to date MSIE ?

You could always try downloading and installing mozilla. mozilla is to IE as campagnolo is to shimano.
by David
25 Jan 2007, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What size is it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5303

Si wrote:
Dai wrote:Wasn't Pob some sort of children's TV character in the 80s?


are you sure that wasn't Bod? :)


No, it was pob :-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pob%27s_Programme
by David
25 Jan 2007, 9:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What size is it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5303

Yep, annoying isn't it! But, if you are looking at the ads like the ones in my local rags, then they are mostly from what some people unkindly term "POBs" rather than "Cyclists". They have little knowledge concerning bikes, and assume that they only come in two sizes: adult's or...
by David
24 Jan 2007, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sat/Navs programmed specifically for cycles.
Replies: 6
Views: 4122

Mrs D bought me the Northern England memory map from the OS website. Basically it is all the 1:50000 Landranger series for Northern England. This is a DVD which you can use to print and display maps. You can also download to your GPS enabled PocketPC. You can see further details at http://www.memory...
by David
24 Jan 2007, 7:50am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: national standards
Replies: 14
Views: 6886

Re: national standards

pops wrote:... At least one other I've taught with rides predominantly on the pavement too - I was a bit embarrassed riding back into town with him as he was going at a fair lick. ...


Was this because you were on the pavement with him too ?
by David
23 Jan 2007, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know a reasonably priced way of shipping a bike?
Replies: 1
Views: 568

I flew years ago and just took the bike as hold luggage, there were no problems with it then but things are probably different now. In those days you could buy appliances without plugs !! If it's going to be expensive, you could leave the bike at home and buy one at destination. When you're ready to...
by David
23 Jan 2007, 3:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: paniers
Replies: 8
Views: 1176

HR,

[whisper]Just do a search for "pannier and rucksack" from the search bar[/whisper]

Hopefully MickF won't notice this thread :-)
by David
23 Jan 2007, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snotty Face
Replies: 4
Views: 1129

Just got back from the Docs, I have an inflamed lining in my nose :-(

I could not stop sneezing yesterday and my eyes were streaming all day. No sore throat nothing.

Need to get some anti-histamines.
by David
23 Jan 2007, 9:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: we can't make it rhyme all the time (poetry).
Replies: 64
Views: 12631

distracted poet
rides beautiful bicycle
along country lanes
by David
22 Jan 2007, 8:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged frame - what to do?
Replies: 8
Views: 1321

I bought a Dutchbike kit a few months ago - it's still in bits because I haven't had time to build it. The 'frame' is quite heavy. When I get it built I'll post a report and some pics. On to the original topic of the post, all you can salvage is the parts and the memories of the bike. You could alwa...