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by Sooper8
15 Jan 2013, 4:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Current weather
Replies: 58
Views: 2358

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: 2358

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: 6290

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: 1383

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: 6038

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: 1237

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: 1237

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: 2779
Views: 386367

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...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386367

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Bendo wrote:thought I would share how spiffingly good these Ostrich panniers look on the Victor. b


Superb! That looks spot on.
Can I ask what mud-gaurds you have on? I am thinking of kitting one of my 'Sports out as a 'tourer' like that.
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 1:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Best' combination lock?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: 'Best' combination lock?

Vladimir, I am exactly the same when it comes to house & car cars (and a Leatherman Squirt and small LCD torch all on a key ring) I know at all times it's within my right hand pocket, always. But when on my bike, I don't often want to carry all of that around- but sometimes I have to if no one ...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386367

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

I've got an Aerospace Pro which I'm looking to sell - I haven't got any pictures at the moment, but if anyone's interested I'll sort some and post them... The bike is in Derby, Cheers, Tom Hi Tom, I am just down the road from you. I might be interested if it's the right size and original etc I'll d...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 1:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Best' combination lock?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

Re: 'Best' combination lock?

Thanks all. Kwackers, I am doing my best on the un-fashionable. It's a beat up looking and scratched 1978 drop bars 'racer' (Viscount 'Sport to be precise), so unless the thief is a discerning vintage/retro connoisseur then they will chose others before mine. I suppose I was trying to get away from ...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2013, 8:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 'Best' combination lock?
Replies: 11
Views: 1237

'Best' combination lock?

I have been reading the reviews on Amazon etc but just wanted a few thoughts/opinions on the 'best' deal on a combination lock. Few things to consider- I don't expect it to withstand concerted attempts (ie angle grinder or long arm cutters) but it has to do the job to deter and prevent theft. Ideall...
by Sooper8
12 Jan 2013, 9:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Viscount bicycles!!
Replies: 2779
Views: 386367

Re: Viscount bicycles!!

Did anyone here buy the Viscount 600EX that just sold on eBay UK?
by Sooper8
12 Jan 2013, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling and Socialism
Replies: 27
Views: 1383

Re: Cycling and Socialism

I'm not sure how pertinent it is to your OP, but HG Wells was socialist in his outlook, and a number of his social narratives give an interesting view about the class system of his day, technology, and where he thought events might lead. In particular, you might get some insight from his charming n...