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by kylecycler
20 Mar 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

East Midlands, despite not having lived in Ilkeston since going to uni in 1976. Still quite strong in family gatherings. There is a series of little books "Ey up mi duck" by Richard Scollins and John Titford, still in print, which deal with it pretty well. And Ilkeston is pronounced "...
by kylecycler
20 Mar 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 4212

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

I was standing in the queue at my local Homebase behind a bloke who wasn't the most articulate talker in Ershur (Ayrshire). The checkout girl couldn't find the barcode and he was trying to explain why... "It hisnae goat a fumdae cos it's hingwaed - tha's hoo ah bocht it in the furst place, cos ...
by kylecycler
11 Mar 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Kelly Catlin R.I.P
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Maybe I shouldn't even have posted the quote from the girl's last blog post, although it was quoted in the obituary. It's hard to try to understand and still be sympathetic without being insensitive.
by kylecycler
11 Mar 2019, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Truly Awful Brake Performance
Replies: 9
Views: 958

Re: Truly Awful Brake Performance

I will see if I can get some acetone. Or you could try this stuff - Halfords Electrical Contact cleaner - only £3.99 a can: https://www.halfords.com/motoring/engine-oils-fluids/lubricating-penetrating-oil/halfords-electrical-contact-cleaner-500ml I think it might well contain acetone but it's power...
by kylecycler
11 Mar 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Who makes your bike and is it important
Replies: 21
Views: 3928

Re: Who makes your bike and is it important

The Halfords Carreras I have were built in Cambodia. I only know because I just had them delivered in their boxes and that's what it said on the box - most folk probably get Halfords to build up their bikes (for free, of course) and pick them up at the store, so they'll not see where they're made, a...
by kylecycler
11 Mar 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Kelly Catlin R.I.P
Replies: 14
Views: 896

Re: Kelly Catlin R.I.P

Awful sad story. Here's her obituary in the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/03/10/us-olympic-cycling-medalist-kelly-catlin-dies/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.5476daa1283f And this is from Kelly's last blog post in Velo News: “This is probably the point when you’ll expect m...
by kylecycler
10 Mar 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries miscellaneous, Paul Flynn..
Replies: 31
Views: 4266

Re: Obituaries miscellaneous, Gordon Banks..

brynpoeth wrote:Gordon Banks just died, he was one of the best goalkeepers, Number One
When a dog got onto the pitch at Filbert Street he caught it!

It's a shame Banksie never lived to see this...

https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/ ... l_is_life/

What a save! :D
by kylecycler
5 Mar 2019, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fun information films we'll never forget?
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Fun information films we'll never forget?

Who remembers the day Reginald Molehusband got it right? Unfortunately all we have is our memories - the film is apparently lost forever. This is the story of Reginald Molehusband, married, two children, whose reverse parking was a public danger. People came from miles just to see it. Bets were laid...
by kylecycler
27 Feb 2019, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The gang of how many?
Replies: 214
Views: 9255

Re: The gang of how many?

I'm really not getting this, people. :lol:
by kylecycler
27 Feb 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions

Only reason I didn't fit mine was because the bike could take SKS Longboards so I fitted these instead. Tried fitting the Roadracers to a friend's Trek but it had 25mm tyres and there just wasn't quite the clearance - he ended up fitting SKS Raceblades.
by kylecycler
26 Feb 2019, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions

belgiangoth wrote:Cheers!
I will need to replace (almost) all the bolts but will have a chance to see if they will fit properly first.

Well if you need any spare parts I can send you mine - they're still in their box, I'll never flog them or fit them. See how you get on anyway.
by kylecycler
26 Feb 2019, 12:32am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How NOT to behave in a traffic altercation ;)
Replies: 9
Views: 3769

How NOT to behave in a traffic altercation ;)

Well, unless push comes to shove...

https://www.reddit.com/r/IdiotsInCars/c ... _who_wins/

:D

(This forum should never condone violence, of course, and the comments under the video are cautionary...)
by kylecycler
25 Feb 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions
Replies: 5
Views: 1340

Re: Crud Catcher Roadracer (MK2) Instructions

Here you go - never did fit them, don't have a bike they fit any more, but didn't throw them out either! (Click to enlarge, then hover over the image and click again for full size) crud roadracer mk2 instructions.jpg This might also help with fitting them: http://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2012/04/crud...
by kylecycler
25 Feb 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wooden bike anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Wooden bike anyone?

It's a shame but Renovo, featured in reohn2's video and probably the best known wood composite manufacturer, went out of business late last year - it's a sorry tale... https://bikeportland.org/2018/10/04/out-of-cash-and-employees-renovo-calls-it-quits-290561 If you're ever around Bonar Bridge in Sut...
by kylecycler
23 Feb 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 95
Views: 5339

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

Upthread, slowster posted links to the Australian bike fitter Steve Hogg (531colin has also frequently referenced Steve Hogg). Well, I believe the rigs Hogg uses for fitting his clients were built by the Australian framebuilder Darrell McCulloch (Llewellyn Bicycles - he was at Bespoked a year or two...