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by Sooper8
18 Jan 2013, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374408

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Yes, I would have gone for this one if it were my frame size....bit too big for me.
by Sooper8
17 Jan 2013, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374408

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Whippet wrote:I live in Newbury Sooper8, you're welcome any time.


I have an old school friend who lives just out of Marlborough- I'll let you know if I am down in the summer
Cheers
by Sooper8
17 Jan 2013, 11:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374408

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I've got to say a MASSIVE thankyou to Busaste / Steve for building me the Aerosport. Like me, Steve had a Viscount at School, and like me it was cruelly stolen. I've always wondered what became of my old ruby red Viscount International but now thanks to Busaste I have an even better replacement. Th...
by Sooper8
16 Jan 2013, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current weather
Replies: 58
Views: 2253

Re: Current weather

Today (15th Jan) I was driving southwards on the A38, busy dual carriageway, between Burton On Trent and Lichfield. (Bare with with me, I'll get to the bit about the weather conditions in a minute) If the rider of the modern road bike I passed just before Alrewas is on here, please listen up! (blac...
by Sooper8
16 Jan 2013, 12:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35927

Re: YHA dead?

That was lucky for you it isnt officially part of the deal. Ilam must throw in the breakfast as part of the accommodation. I took advantage of the deal but it is a little bit skewed against children. So it costs myself and the two kids £6 more than it would cost for 4 adults! The meal was big enoug...
by Sooper8
16 Jan 2013, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35927

Re: YHA dead?

meic wrote:The breakfast wasnt included in that £38, was it?


Oh yes! (and the evening meal)
by Sooper8
16 Jan 2013, 8:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: YHA dead?
Replies: 192
Views: 35927

Re: YHA dead?

Just had a night at Ilam Derbyshire YHA. £38 for 2 people in room with en suite. Superb. Evening meal of beef stew & veg then apple pie. Morning was a full English fry up AND continental style to stock up on for the day (bread rolls, yoghurt, cheese, fruit, toast etc) Great food! £38 for both of...
by Sooper8
15 Jan 2013, 4:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current weather
Replies: 58
Views: 2253

Re: Current weather

and yet if everyone had driven according to the conditions there shouldn't have been a problem. If someone's view forwards is such that they are not able to take sensible and easy avoiding action should there be an object there, then they need to slow down don't they. In this case it was a cyclist,...
by Sooper8
15 Jan 2013, 3:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current weather
Replies: 58
Views: 2253

Re: Current weather

Today (15th Jan) I was driving southwards on the A38, busy dual carriageway, between Burton On Trent and Lichfield. (Bare with with me, I'll get to the bit about the weather conditions in a minute) If the rider of the modern road bike I passed just before Alrewas is on here, please listen up! (black...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone ride a road bike on canal paths?
Replies: 46
Views: 5617

Re: Anyone ride a road bike on canal paths?

There is a section of path from Burton on the way to Derby (on the trent and mersey canal) that is really bumpy and only ok for mountain bike. I wouldn't take a decent road bike on it, but then some sections are great.(especially some sections going the other way towards Fradley) I think in a nut sh...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 8:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling and Socialism
Replies: 27
Views: 1312

Re: Cycling and Socialism

hexhome wrote:This is all far simpler than it seems. Cyclist but no lycra = socialist, cyclist in lycra = facist (unless racing then elitist) :lol:


I love it when something complex can be summed up in such a simple way. Bravo! (BTW My response is tongue firmly in check before anyone gets too upset)
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 7:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying on e-bay
Replies: 19
Views: 6018

Re: Buying on e-bay

Is there a web site that lists Police force auctions of bikes they cannot return? (sorry this isn't strictly the original post question but someone mentioned it in this thread)
Thanks in advance
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 4:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Best' combination lock?
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: 'Best' combination lock?

I use these to seperate my keys so I'm not carrying loads uneccesarily Car/garage key on one side and house + 2 bike lock keys (for seperate lock on another bike) on t'other end. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Quick-Release-Key-Ring-Chain-Pull-Apart-Split-Clip-Hiking-Working-Tool-Keyring-/330804701912?p...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Best' combination lock?
Replies: 11
Views: 1228

Re: 'Best' combination lock?

kwackers wrote:Whilst riding the bike I simply left the key in the lock with a tie wrap that looped through the key and through the lock so if it came out it'd stay around.


Well I never! Not sure why I never thought of that but it is a great solution! Thank You!
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2752
Views: 374408

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

[/quote] Thanks mate! The mudguards are made by Honjo, a Japanese brand. They are made for 700C but can fit 27" wheels as well. b[/quote] Bendo, just got this site on a Google search for the Honjo mudguards - I could spend some cash here, and that's just on mudguards , racks and bits and pieces...