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by jezer
31 Aug 2017, 10:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: downgrading with age.
Replies: 82
Views: 3642

Re: downgrading with age.

It's not just to do with cycling. When my iPhone gave up the ghost recently I replaced it with a £2.99 pay as you go one. I've also stopped using my kindle and gone back to paper books from the library. When I changed my car a couple of months ago I bought a model without many of the fancy electroni...
by jezer
14 Feb 2017, 3:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speeding motorists
Replies: 121
Views: 27114

Re: Speeding motorists

When driving I often use my cruise control function to ensure I do not exceed the limit. It's amusing to see potential offenders lining up behind. I sometimes flash my headlights at drivers obviously going too fast, especially in 20mph residential areas, but NOT if there's a speed trap ahead 8)
by jezer
24 Dec 2016, 3:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tipper crash in Bath
Replies: 175
Views: 39444

Re: Tipper crash in Bath

There is a safety initiative going on at the moment with local people issued with speed detectors. On BBC Points West last night there was a clip of a van driver using his phone whilst descending near the bottom of the hill, close to where the tradegy occurred.
by jezer
23 Dec 2016, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tipper crash in Bath
Replies: 175
Views: 39444

Re: Tipper crash in Bath

The driver was at fault for trying to drive down the hill. I know it well and heavy vehicles are banned from it.
by jezer
23 Dec 2016, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brexit and Farming.
Replies: 81
Views: 6079

Re: Brexit and Farming.

Farming is a tiny industry now, about the same as hairdressing. If other countries want to subsidise their food production and sell it to us then great - cheaper food for us and we get some land back from under the plough. It should reduce land prices so we can have more room for houses, parks, hor...
by jezer
5 Dec 2016, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: UK could pay to access the EU single market
Replies: 67
Views: 3013

Re: UK could pay to access the EU single market

The majority voted leave despite being told it could cost us £££££s. Many in the UK appear to have learned about the importance of things other than money. ... The majority were told that we don't need the experts who were telling us about the costs and that we would be fine. Many were encouraged t...
by jezer
22 Nov 2016, 8:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cables through the frame
Replies: 27
Views: 1582

Re: Cables through the frame

There is an excellent GCN video on uTube.
by jezer
16 Nov 2016, 2:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition
Replies: 58
Views: 5067

Re: Another ill informed idiot starts a petition

Annoying Twit wrote:
Psamathe wrote:I don't like change.org but to allow a petition to be changed after people have signed it seems quite wrong. Allowing changes means people may end-up having signed something they don't agree with.


Very much agreed.

Rather like Brexit..... :shock:
by jezer
13 Nov 2016, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rememberence
Replies: 80
Views: 4913

Re: Rememberence

The Cenotaph event needs reforming. Dont want to offend any here, but seeing the "established church" in its archiac robes, mouth its meaningless garbage and all the establishment on show quite offensive, needs to be an event for the common man who suffered the consequences of their decis...
by jezer
11 Nov 2016, 5:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 64778

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

Following my earlier comment I've just been to the LBS and bought a Merida hybrid. Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow :D
by jezer
11 Nov 2016, 10:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 64778

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I'm seriously thinking of getting a cheap hybrid for riding on towpaths and rail trails away from polluting motor vehicles. Not full-on mountain biking, I'm still mainly a roadie :)
by jezer
11 Oct 2016, 6:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winter bikes
Replies: 40
Views: 2996

Winter bikes

It's that time again. I serviced my winter bike today. Nice leisurely miles to look forward to.
by jezer
11 Sep 2016, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedals with no spanner flats---bad news?
Replies: 15
Views: 1232

Re: Pedals with no spanner flats---bad news?

I remove the pedals every three months or so, clean threads and lightly apply fresh grease. Refit without over tightening.
by jezer
1 Sep 2016, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Unused bikes
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Unused bikes

I wonder how many there are in garages or sheds? Someone asked me a few days ago if I could have a look at his almost new bike. Apparently it has a flat tyre and the gears are slipping. Well, about 30 minutes should do it.
by jezer
1 Sep 2016, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How do you best store Spare tyres?
Replies: 18
Views: 986

Re: How do you best store Spare tyres?

In the days when most riders were on tubulars it was said they should be 'cured' in the loft for a couple of years. I never did that, and I don't with modern clinchers. Just buy and fit.