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by D363
8 Dec 2015, 10:37pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: This helmet thing.
Replies: 112
Views: 3983

Re: This helmet thing.

mjr wrote:
nez dans le guidon wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:A jock strap! :D

The queue enjoyed tbat moment immensley, soo embarrasing for an 18 year old in the prudish early sixties.

Al

Ah. I thought she was pulling your leg.[emoji15]

Third leg?

Sorry IGMC


Or helmet.
by D363
5 Dec 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need a folder for the missus
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Need a folder for the missus

The steering on old Raleigh 20s is OK, not that you'd come across many in France I wouldn't have thought. Braking in the rain is a different matter though ...
by D363
21 Nov 2015, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS-GR9 Platform pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: MKS-GR9 Platform pedals

I think crudely prising them off is the only way, using an awl, fine screwdriver or corkscrew in the single small gap in the pedal body.
by D363
16 Nov 2015, 10:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?
Replies: 37
Views: 3661

Re: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?

No idea what an account inch is, sorry about that - you let your mind wander for just a second and your phone starts making things up. Anyway, just to add that the spa products are worth a look. The nidd, at least the one I've got, isn't too hard at all even from new. It's an expensive solution if p...
by D363
16 Nov 2015, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?
Replies: 37
Views: 3661

Re: saddle adjuster or lay back seatpost?

A lot depends on how much layback your current post has. It might well already have 2cm or so, in which case you'd struggle to find one with enough extra to make up an account inch.
by D363
29 May 2015, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!
Replies: 78
Views: 2024

Re: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!

"It is better to just work with what people say, rather than presume this implication or that. If in doubt, you can always ask."

So you've checked with The Guardian that they really do prefer anything non-British to anything British have you Freddie?
by D363
28 May 2015, 10:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!
Replies: 78
Views: 2024

Re: Tea a relic of colonialism!!!

"People are basically ready to raise fists over this," sez tea-baiter, and guess what, it turns out he's right. Isn't there a thread about stirring up wasps nests somewhere as well?
by D363
4 Apr 2015, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Commuter Bike: a choice of 4 - any advice appreciated
Replies: 17
Views: 3344

Re: Commuter Bike: a choice of 4 - any advice appreciated

I've just sold a day one with a dynamo hub after owning it for about a year. I think it's true role is the type of use you'd be putting it to (assuming decent security where you leave it all day) and think it would be a good bet. Having said that I found the Alfine setup to be decent but possibly no...
by D363
30 Mar 2015, 12:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling 'safety' adverts
Replies: 1
Views: 4406

Re: Cycling 'safety' adverts

Not heard them but think it is worth complaining - there can be a fine line between adverts and lies but a cyclist - or anybody else - without hi viz is not invisible. It's basically dishonest to make this claim. Any ideas who made the ads?
by D363
28 Mar 2015, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Orbit Bikes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1765

Re: Orbit Bikes?

I sent them a question via their website a couple of weeks back, which got a reply that the email address was no longer in use ... that's as far as it went. There have been previous threads on this topic, but afaik nothing conclusive on the current setup.
by D363
15 Feb 2015, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim/Spoke failure
Replies: 18
Views: 1211

Re: Rim/Spoke failure

I've found Butterworth's on Abbeydale Rd have always done a decent job, bit of a throwback and not high end but a nice place to use. Also the cycles in motion workshop near bramhall lane is worth considering. I think they also do mobile repairs. If you're in town often the shop at the station might ...
by D363
12 Jan 2015, 1:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Specialised Tricross 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 1777

Re: Specialised Tricross 2013

Slick tyres maybe?
by D363
11 Jan 2015, 9:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: road bike with racks
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: road bike with racks

It's probably as well to avoid the p clips on aluminium method.
by D363
11 Jan 2015, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre disintegrating
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Plus tyre disintegrating

I've had the same thing happen with an armadillo tyre, for no obvious or apparent reason. I didn't make efforts to return it though I'm sure you could, just decided to use a different brand next time ... marathon plus probably.
by D363
11 Jan 2015, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Responsive bike with clearance for fat tyres?
Replies: 42
Views: 3608

Re: Responsive bike with clearance for fat tyres?

Hubjub have (or did recently) a rawland frame that could be ok for what you're after.