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by Tiberius
29 Nov 2015, 7:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 3220

Re: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?

There is a whole department in the local Sainsbury's dedicated to the...... BIG TELLY !!! Saw my first BIG TELLY !!! purchaser at 10:30...Friday morning..Arms outstreched like that orang utang out of 'The Jungle Book' (King of the swingers).....Closely followed at 10:40 by BIG TELLY !!! purchaser No...
by Tiberius
29 Nov 2015, 7:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sealskinz waterproof socks: does anyone tried it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2822

Re: sealskinz waterproof socks: does anyone tried it?

SealSkinz socks = Good. Not perfect as stated above, but fine (for me) all day cycling or walking.

SealSkinz 'waterproof' cycling gloves = Crap. NOT water proof.....if the rain doesn't get you the sweat will...AVOID !!... :wink:
by Tiberius
26 Nov 2015, 9:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: George's budget.
Replies: 21
Views: 969

Re: George's budget.

Martin lewis was absolutely livid on this morning’s brekky telly……. Apparently this may be illegal and might yet be challenged in court… http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/nov/25/student-loans-george-osborne-criticised-freezing-repayment-threshold And yes, I do have a daughter who graduated this ...
by Tiberius
24 Nov 2015, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?
Replies: 50
Views: 3220

Re: Black Friday cycling deals anyone?

Seems to me that the No1 item on a everybodies ‘Black Friday’ shopping list is the…… BIG TELLY !!! Shops are alive with them….Argos/Curry’s/Sainsbury’s/Tesco’s….You can’t move for….. BIG TELLYs !!! Those little catalogues that arrive within the morning paper, full of ….…. BIG TELLYs !!! People pushi...
by Tiberius
21 Nov 2015, 12:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bodge: attaching a rear light beneath a pannier rack
Replies: 12
Views: 2375

Re: Bodge: attaching a rear light beneath a pannier rack

Gentlemen.....These are NOT 'Bodges'.......They are (as I always tell my wife) an 'Ingenious Modification'..... :wink:
by Tiberius
21 Nov 2015, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2124

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

Buying stuff, then flogging it off cheap because of loss of interest......It CAN be worse..... :wink: My mate...I've known him forty odd years. Push bikes, Golf clubs, Telescopes, Multi-Gym, Running Gear, fishing Gear, the list is endless....ALL UNUSED, and this is the best bit, all still in his hou...
by Tiberius
1 Nov 2015, 7:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Central heating: is a magnetic filter necessary?
Replies: 18
Views: 9126

Re: Central heating: is a magnetic filter necessary?

Answer = Yes....BUT, only after having the system power flushed.

Don't just bung it onto a system that is already full of crap....a complete waste of time and money.

I'm a retired British Gas support engineer....Forty long long long years of it, and so so so glad it's all behind me !!!... :D
by Tiberius
29 Oct 2015, 7:31am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Floating Rotors
Replies: 10
Views: 3883

Re: Floating Rotors

I have used them on various motorbikes for donkey's years...Zero problems. Not QUITE the same as push bikes but I really can't see a problem... Which is really like me saying I can't see a problem with ordinary one piece rotors,I pull on the lever(with never more than two fingers and more often tha...
by Tiberius
28 Oct 2015, 10:54am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Floating Rotors
Replies: 10
Views: 3883

Re: Floating Rotors

I have used them on various motorbikes for donkey's years...Zero problems.

Not QUITE the same as push bikes but I really can't see a problem...
by Tiberius
28 Oct 2015, 8:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Advise on decent Waterproofs Please - Avoiding Clammy etc
Replies: 15
Views: 1258

Re: Advise on decent Waterproofs Please - Avoiding Clammy et

Another Paramo user here.....I have three of their jackets, they MIGHT not be the best but they are the best that I have used. For cycling I use the Fuera jacket. It is definitely NOT waterproof but it is not sold as waterproof....it is sold as a windproof and as such it's very good, with excellent ...
by Tiberius
10 Oct 2015, 4:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can a bicycle live forever?
Replies: 16
Views: 988

Re: Can a bicycle live forever?

Three months ago I actually set out to build a bike that was as indestructible as I could come up with. I've gone Surly Troll/Rohloff, with various bits from... Shimano XT/Thomson/Brookes/Middleburn/Chris King/Schmidt and Muller/Topeak/Shwalbe/.....and I've ended up with a bike that would never win ...
by Tiberius
8 Oct 2015, 7:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dynohub wheel - too good to be true?
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: Dynohub wheel - too good to be true?

IanW......I really like the idea of some sort of plug on the seat tube...... :wink:
by Tiberius
8 Oct 2015, 1:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dynohub wheel - too good to be true?
Replies: 21
Views: 1794

Re: Dynohub wheel - too good to be true?

Busy thinking about wiring routes for the rear light now :) I have JUST wired up a rear rack mount dyno light. When I had finished (with everything nicely zip tied and wires cut to size) I realised that I should have put some sort of 'disconnection point' somewhere to allow the rack to be removed (...
by Tiberius
2 Sep 2015, 7:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chain ocd
Replies: 16
Views: 1300

Re: chain ocd

1) traffic film remover cleans the chain and cogs a treat. Of course they get washed and oiled afterwards. Any reason not to use it? 2) how often do you clean yours? I used to be a chain <i>[derogatory word removed]</i>, you know, once or twice a month all that. Now I find myself driven to clean it...
by Tiberius
26 Aug 2015, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords Rant - Complete Spoke Failure
Replies: 21
Views: 3439

Re: Halfords Rant - Complete Spoke Failure

I know of two cases....Brand new bikes bought from Halfords, both returned within HOURS due to poor pre sale/delivery preparation. They were both bought by people who were not really into bikes and thought that they would be looked after by a major player like Halfords. I only got my hands on one of...