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by jezer
31 Mar 2016, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: "Four candles!"
Replies: 10
Views: 817

Re: "Four candles!"

Lots of two ronnies clips on uTube.
by jezer
31 Mar 2016, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Still waiting for spring to arrive.
Replies: 24
Views: 931

Re: Still waiting for spring to arrive.

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 ...
by jezer
22 Mar 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 701
Views: 27177

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

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 ................ "...
by jezer
7 Mar 2016, 10:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are new groupsets really less durable?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Are new groupsets really less durable?

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...
by jezer
7 Mar 2016, 7:06pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016
Replies: 37
Views: 1599

Re: CTC Begging Letter - March 2016

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...
by jezer
29 Feb 2016, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Car Insurance

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...
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E bikes - do you secretly want one?
Replies: 130
Views: 8439

Re: E bikes - do you secretly want one?

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.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 6:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cheap Bike Washing Stuff.
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Cheap Bike Washing Stuff.

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.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 6:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difficulty remove Chain link
Replies: 43
Views: 3424

Re: Difficulty remove Chain link

Also a plastic clip around the chain stay and the arm mech relieves pressure on the chain, enabling easy fitting of the chain.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 5:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Road rage incident and Police response
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Road rage incident and Police response

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.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 5:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difficulty remove Chain link
Replies: 43
Views: 3424

Re: Difficulty remove Chain link

Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I prefer to use properly designed tools for my pride and joys.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 3:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Difficulty remove Chain link
Replies: 43
Views: 3424

Re: Difficulty remove Chain link

I use the specially designed tool for the job, as referred to above. Makes removing and fitting very easy.
by jezer
25 Feb 2016, 10:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cornwall trip, anything fancy to see?
Replies: 25
Views: 1559

Re: Cornwall trip, anything fancy to see?

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.
by jezer
23 Feb 2016, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...
Replies: 1489
Views: 43106

Re: EU Ref...I Am Confused..Aren't You...

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.
by jezer
23 Feb 2016, 5:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 580
Views: 98839

Re: A positive thread

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.