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by Postboxer
6 Jan 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post accident car insurance premiums
Replies: 30
Views: 1212

Re: Post accident car insurance premiums

I often wonder whether the statistics really just show that the honest people who report all accidents and turn down the offers from other drivers to avoid using their insurance companies are the ones more likely to report any accidents they have when they are at fault.
by Postboxer
30 Dec 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The real solution to close passes
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: The real solution to close passes

Horizontal fence post, wrapped with barbed wire?

Vertical fence post with dangling wrecking ball, or something that looks like one?
by Postboxer
13 Dec 2018, 6:42pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Sky not funding Team Sky from 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 7842

Re: Sky not funding Team Sky from 2020

It's a pity that McLaren - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/46536013 won't be sponsoring them. It depends what direction they want to go in. If they want to stay being a British team winning with British riders then I'd like a quality, British brand sponsoring them. Although I'm not sure what bra...
by Postboxer
12 Dec 2018, 7:26am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Sky not funding Team Sky from 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 7842

Sky not funding Team Sky from 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/46535894

Hope they find a new sponsor quickly, don't know who though. HSBC took over from Sky sponsoring British Cycling a couple of years ago.
by Postboxer
10 Dec 2018, 7:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Geraint Thomas Book
Replies: 8
Views: 428

Re: Geraint Thomas Book

brynpoeth wrote:The book might never have been published had he not won the TdF

Did he write every word himself?
Is it available in Welsh? :wink:


Publication date: 29 Oct 2015


Seems that it was. Don't know if his new book is an update of this one or a whole new book.
by Postboxer
7 Dec 2018, 10:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Elastic band - how does this work?
Replies: 21
Views: 622

Re: Elastic band - how does this work?

Some lids are quite rough on my baby soft hands so it hurts too much before maximum force is exerted, so the elastic band would alleviate this problem.
by Postboxer
3 Dec 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?
Replies: 55
Views: 4679

Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

There was a story on the BBC website about blending different football strips into one, here it is https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/8a55adb5-7be1-455e-92a7-b6c5dc6176f1 It would be possible to do this with old jerseys assuming they all wore out in different areas, or just use whatever good bit...
by Postboxer
3 Dec 2018, 7:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?
Replies: 55
Views: 4679

Re: Damaged cycling clothing, do you throw or repair?

I binned some bib tights last week, only cheap Aldi or Lidl ones, I didn't like them much anyway, they broke in the wash, one of the 'braces', the strap over my shoulder, had been ripped off at the top of the bib, I assume there had been a big tangle of laundry in the machine that wound tighter and ...
by Postboxer
3 Dec 2018, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ten Miles a day - 2018
Replies: 182
Views: 16675

Re: Ten Miles a day - 2018

My target is 100 miles every month, managed it so far but have December's to fit in, kids are in school for three more weeks so hoping to get it done by then as there'll be no room to take my bike back to my parents for Christmas and don't think anyone is getting me one. Tomorrow looks like the weat...
by Postboxer
28 Nov 2018, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front mech not shifting to large ring
Replies: 28
Views: 1000

Re: Front mech not shifting to large ring

Is the new chain different to the old chain? Do some chains have a right way and wrong way around? Have you got the old chain lying around to check the new chain against?
by Postboxer
23 Nov 2018, 3:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1509

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

If there wasn't any speed, there couldn't be a collision, so it must be a factor, I hope people are tweeting him, copying his tweet but changing the pick up truck to various other scenarios, ie "Came around a corner yesterday to find a gigantic hole in the middle of the road. Unavoidable. Just ...
by Postboxer
20 Nov 2018, 10:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Missing Person £11.75 Mil
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Missing Person £11.75 Mil

I assume in part it's because it's a higher profile story, with more news coverage, the authorities are then under more pressure to be seen to be doing something. It was a huge news story at the time, with people discussing the circumstances of it. It isn't the same as a normal missing person, most ...
by Postboxer
10 Nov 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators

I just wish the government would make the simple decisions for us, regulate palm oil, control recycling from the production end, not the waste end, they could easily stipulate what materials are allowed in packaging to make everything more easily recyclable, or even have everything come in returnabl...
by Postboxer
9 Nov 2018, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repeat puncture
Replies: 31
Views: 867

Re: Repeat puncture

I had a repeat puncture on my wife's bike, a cheap Apollo, got it off ebay, she doesn't ride often but I should probably keep a look out for something better, anyway, I think it was caused by rusty spoke nipples, hidden under the rim tape, it kept puncturing every time I inflated it, was driving me ...