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- 31 Mar 2016, 5:20pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: Still waiting for spring to arrive.
- Replies: 24
- Views: 931
It was so sunny here today that I was motivated to start the overhaul of my summer bike. I'm afraid it's languished in the garage all winter without being cleaned, whilst I've been riding my Whyte Suffolk. Dreadful I know, I feel really ashamed to treat my lovely Focus Cayo this way. It got its own ...
- 22 Mar 2016, 5:40pm
- Forum: Fun & Games
- Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
- Replies: 701
- Views: 27177
We were in Brighton over the weekend, and in just about every pub and eating establishment, we heard people ordering drinks/meals/drinks+meals from the waiting staff/bar staff. "Can I get ................ " Instead of, "Can I have ................ " Never ................ "...
- 7 Mar 2016, 10:31pm
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: Are new groupsets really less durable?
- Replies: 3
- Views: 372
Back in the 80's/early 90's I used to strip and rebuild my bikes every year. Now it's only necessary after about three years or so. Yes it's more expensive to replace a bottom bracket than to simply put new balls in and regrease, and some wheel bearings can't be serviced. Modern headsets also need l...
- 7 Mar 2016, 7:06pm
- Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
- Topic: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016
- Replies: 37
- Views: 1599
I received the begging letter today. I have not read it and it will go into the recycling bin. Perhaps I'm over suspicious, but are we sure it's not a scam? I was approached by a chugger on the Bath to Bristol cycle path a few years ago and he persuaded me to donate £10 a month to Sustrans. It was t...
I used to shop around each year through one of the comparison sites. For the last three years or so I've just accepted the automatic renewal, foolish I know. Under £300 for a Mercedes C Class, without commuting cover as I'm retired. I also confess I've never looked at changing energy suppliers or ot...
- 25 Feb 2016, 6:27pm
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: E bikes - do you secretly want one?
- Replies: 130
- Views: 8439
I've only just seen this post, so apologise if it's been mentioned. As a cyclist since 1958 I remember bikes with some kind of petrol engine installed in the back wheel. Possibly the start of mopeds? Nothing new I think.
We have a club member who turns up on every winter ride with an immaculate bike. He cleans it after each ride, and it is the one I sold him a few years ago. It looks a lot better than when I had it. Winter bikes are for riding aren't they? You can service them in the spring.
- 25 Feb 2016, 5:46pm
- Forum: On the road
- Topic: Road rage incident and Police response
- Replies: 9
- Views: 1260
Please continue to put pressure on the police to investigate. The offender may be known to them and already have a record. It all adds up to a possible prosecution later.
- 25 Feb 2016, 10:08am
- Forum: Touring & Expedition
- Topic: Cornwall trip, anything fancy to see?
- Replies: 25
- Views: 1559
I remember some years ago visiting a very interesting cycling museum somewhere on the north coast. I have a feeling it's gone now, but I may be wrong.
- 23 Feb 2016, 5:32pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
- Replies: 1489
- Views: 43106
Germany invested heavily into rebuilding their economy after 1945. The Atlee Government chose a different path in the UK, I don't know which way was right.
We mostly ride on country lanes here in North Wiltshire. The majority of drivers showed courtesy today, giving way and waving to us as we passed safely. That was apart from a stupid tractor driver who after waiting for two cars just drove straight at us, forcing us to do an emergency stop.