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by Postboxer
4 Jun 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes
Replies: 37
Views: 863

Re: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes

I'm impressed at how many of the Argos bikes come with mudguards and racks as standard.
by Postboxer
4 Jun 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes
Replies: 37
Views: 863

Re: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes

Jamesh wrote:Second hand one going for £160!!!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254610631690

Madness!!

Cheers James



That was listed as new, but buying it new from Argos you would also get the front mudguard, one wonders where it went. Quick, buy up any stock anywhere and make money relisting them on ebay.
by Postboxer
4 Jun 2020, 8:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes
Replies: 37
Views: 863

Re: cheap budget bikes vs £500 + bikes

Or buy a second hand, good bike, for the price of a new, budget bike.
by Postboxer
2 Jun 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 1st Big unsupported ride info please
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: 1st Big unsupported ride info please

Hi Nathan welcome to the forum. It's a long time since I've toured so will leave the advice to others but will pre-empt them by asking what bike and equipment you already have, whether you have a budget for a new bike and lots of equipment and whether you have a favoured route across the sea/channel?
by Postboxer
2 Jun 2020, 3:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Disgraceful driving!
Replies: 56
Views: 1554

Re: Disgraceful driving!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-b ... m-52834471

Traffic down 70%, accidents down 10%

Seems all the bad drivers still had somewhere to be. Maybe they were all testing their eyesight.
by Postboxer
1 Jun 2020, 11:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?
Replies: 102
Views: 1983

Re: Is the UK government a noble group of selfless statespersons and public servants?

I think we have a problem that parties and politicians get distracted by trying to stay in power rather than trying to run the country. I have no idea of a solution.
by Postboxer
1 Jun 2020, 9:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 69
Views: 1675

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Brief interview about the crash at the Tour of Utah here, it seems the trouble started out of shot. https://www.cyclist.co.uk/news/4260/matt-brammeier-i-remember-everything-until-i-hit-the-car Photo of the car. https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/matt-brammeier-shows-photo-of-damaged-pors...
by Postboxer
1 Jun 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29816

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Does anyone know where Dominic Cummings' in-laws live? Someone somewhere must be investigating whether they've visited them as well on another jolly. A bit further north. No need to take a day out for a birthday trip to the castle though. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphry_Wakefield It's a dif...
by Postboxer
1 Jun 2020, 5:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speed and the fear of falling off
Replies: 69
Views: 1675

Re: Speed and the fear of falling off

Kinetic energy is 1/2 x mass x velocity squared, so doubling velocity will approximately increase stopping distance by a factor of 4. Is that right? Triple the speed and stopping distance increases by a factor of 9.
by Postboxer
1 Jun 2020, 5:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29816

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Does anyone know where Dominic Cummings' in-laws live? Someone somewhere must be investigating whether they've visited them as well on another jolly. By the time Brexit actually happened, if you actually believe it really has, there were probably more people who would vote for remain than for leave....
by Postboxer
1 Jun 2020, 12:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1377
Views: 29816

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Despite the press hysteria and the BBC bias over the Cummings non-scandal more people prefer Boris as PM than Kier Starmer. And they didn't even get Cummings sacked. https://twitter.com/britainelects/status/1266853660132364288 Perhaps Starmer needs to withdraw the whip from his lock down flouting M...
by Postboxer
30 May 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why indexing isn't done by the derailleur?
Replies: 8
Views: 527

...why indexing isn't done by the derailleur?

Is it because the derailleur is more likely to get damaged than handlebar mounted shifters or is it to make more money for the manufacturers? Upgrades would be easier and cheaper if you could just change the cassette and derailleur, instead of changing brifters, which could now be simpler and work w...
by Postboxer
30 May 2020, 12:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...
Replies: 17
Views: 631

Re: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...

Sounds like you have seen me. Me on a Dawes Horizon, two kids, one on a b'twin kids bike, bought from eBay, other on a Raleigh also bought from eBay for the bargain price of £1, wife on a terrible Apollo bike, about £15 from eBay, which looks even worse as she insists on having the saddle far too lo...
by Postboxer
28 May 2020, 8:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand
Replies: 35
Views: 760

Re: Test, Track and Trace - I don't understand

I've not looked into it but I assume you are right. Perhaps they want a record of who you have been in contact with, even though you know them, so they can centrally organise testing of them and recording whether any of them get symptoms, so they build a picture of how it is spreading and details of...
by Postboxer
28 May 2020, 12:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stopping smoking near cycle racks?
Replies: 19
Views: 746

Re: Stopping smoking near cycle racks?

There definitely needs to be an exclusion zone around entrances to buildings.