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by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Depressing prosperity
Replies: 39
Views: 7978

Re: Depressing prosperity

You get used to it. I always think of us as bacteria in a petri dish in the final stages of all consuming growth. You'd think that intelligence would give us the ability to predict the obvious but apparently it's easily overridden by greed and shortsightedness along with an individualistic outlook ...
by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Depressing prosperity
Replies: 39
Views: 7978

Re: Depressing prosperity

I think homebuilding is a good thing as prices are very high in comparison with the past, suggesting that there aren't enough houses. The number of houses hasn't increased in line with population, so this is a logical thing, to my mind. The market is distorted, though, as most houses are bought with...
by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 9:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crank length difference
Replies: 24
Views: 3094

Re: Crank length difference

I didn't notice going to a 165mm crank, but then that bike is ridden in isolation, as it was kept at my flat in glasgow. I'm interested to see if I do notice a difference when I ride it back to back with a 175mm crank.
by Mr. Viking
5 Sep 2013, 11:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: rear wheels coming off
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

Re: rear wheels coming off

Could have sworn they were there when I put the wheel on. They may well have been. Those washers shatter when overtightened and evaporate,so the wheels come loose. This happened to me within 10 yards of starting off last night after refitting a wheel. The bits of the washers were nowhere to be seen...
by Mr. Viking
4 Sep 2013, 4:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: rear wheels coming off
Replies: 6
Views: 2719

rear wheels coming off

I seem to have a knack for removing rear wheels while still on the bike. Latest occurrence was about five minutes ago. Checked the brakes on my puch by heading down a hill outside the house, and cycling back up the bike came out of gear, the chain came off and I went down. It has a sturney archer AW...
by Mr. Viking
4 Sep 2013, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yup.
Replies: 5
Views: 1925

Re: Yup.

I don't mind most hills, but here, between the lagan and the mournes they are simply unbearable and unrelenting
by Mr. Viking
1 Sep 2013, 8:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sports Direct & Gelert
Replies: 16
Views: 8155

Re: Sports Direct & Gelert

I have a friend who was offered a job in sports direct recently but was messed about for a few weeks with no actual work or correspondance that he didn't instigate, so he walked away. My only other experience was going to sports direct to buy a gumshield as I had left my good one at my parents' hous...
by Mr. Viking
16 Aug 2013, 11:09am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club
Replies: 703
Views: 269645

Re: It's all in the name - Cyclists' TOURING club

I joined the CTC because I had heard the initials and that it was a non-racing oriented club. Most of my cycling is commuting or going to the shops, with the occasional longer ride and a single tour (I do plan to change that at some point). I think that the non-racing aspect is something valuable an...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 10:00pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Billy Bilsland Cycles Glasgow
Replies: 4
Views: 57993

Billy Bilsland Cycles Glasgow

Went here to get a bike for university just under three years ago. Didn't have what I wanted in stock but ordered it in and had the bike in just over a week. Got a good discount (Poor student poor poor). Gave the bike a free check up after a few weeks and carried out warranty work and free non-warra...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 5:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you want on your tombstone?
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: What do you want on your tombstone?

And if nothing changes, I won't be having a tombstone... I fancy a green burial with a tree planted on top of me. :mrgreen: hopefully the tree won't be transplanted. I wast digging up some trees for my parents, and I remember that we planted trees when we buried our cats, but I couldn't remember wh...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Catastrophic failure of aluminium frame
Replies: 67
Views: 10163

Re: Catastrophic failure of aluminium frame

Brucey wrote:
Mr. Viking wrote: .... It seems reckless to me to have a maximum limit at less than half the weight of the average rider.....


eh? Please explain...?

cheers

meant the average riders weight would be more than half of the limit. Got it completely wrong...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Catastrophic failure of aluminium frame
Replies: 67
Views: 10163

Re: Catastrophic failure of aluminium frame

Brucey wrote:
Mr. Viking wrote: .... It seems reckless to me to have a maximum limit at less than half the weight of the average rider.....


eh? Please explain...?

cheers

meant twice. Half would be a bit silly
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 3:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: price check: Pashley Mailstar frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 4585

Re: price check: Pashley Mailstar frame?

Yeah. Thats them. Funny it says price on aplication though and then gives a trade phone number. I fairly sure the mailstars rear rack was a welded on part of the frame rather than seperate part as with the pronto. We also had a five speed hub rather than three. Rest looks the same, even the heavy m...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 3:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Catastrophic failure of aluminium frame
Replies: 67
Views: 10163

Re: Catastrophic failure of aluminium frame

I'm annoyed at the weight limits because I weigh around what seems to be the weight limit for a lot of bikes, between 17 and 19 stones depending on the season. It seems reckless to me to have a maximum limit at less than half the weight of the average rider. I suppose it depends how their limit is s...
by Mr. Viking
14 Aug 2013, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: One frame - two wheel sizes
Replies: 32
Views: 3007

Re: One frame - two wheel sizes

I found narrower tyres to work better in the snow, so long as there is a knobbly enough tread on them. More pressure means that the knobs are pushed harder into the snow/ice where fatter tyres may not dig in. Of course if the snow is deep enough you could float on top, but you would need enormous ty...