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by GranvilleThomas
12 Oct 2015, 10:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mystery touring frame..
Replies: 6
Views: 1375

Re: Mystery touring frame..

The frame builder Jim Docherty used to make frames with thistle cut-out lugs I believe. There is one referenced for sale in the October 2007 edition of 'The Magazine of Deeside Thistle Cycling Club' in the 'for sale' section. Yellow Jim Docherty 753, Thistle cut-out lugs, shot in stays – ex-Dave Han...
by GranvilleThomas
23 Sep 2015, 6:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Radar working?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Bike Radar working?

Working fine here with IE and Firefox.
by GranvilleThomas
17 Sep 2015, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale
Replies: 140
Views: 9139

Re: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale

I used to live close to an Aldi store and I discovered by accident that they were placing the 'Specialbuys' out the night before, ready for the following morning. It was great as I had my pick of everything without having to endure the crowd that was waiting in the morning for the store to open. Obv...
by GranvilleThomas
16 Sep 2015, 9:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale
Replies: 140
Views: 9139

Re: ALDI's biggest ever bike stuff sale

I've had my Aldi cycling shoes for so long I have literally forgotten when I purchased them - 8 yrs perhaps at a guess maybe longer. Likewise a black windproof cycling jacket, bought at the same time possibly? Problem is, sometimes the clothing is good and sometimes its poor, same for Lidl and its v...
by GranvilleThomas
27 Jul 2015, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians' view of bells ?
Replies: 89
Views: 11069

Re: Pedestrians' view of bells ?

I find pinging a (ping) bell (and deciding how soon to ping) when on shared paths a mild bit of a drag: I wondered about an electronic box with a sampled 'meep meep' from the road runner cartoon*set to repeat periodically enough to obviate bell ringing except for blind corners etc? :D *or some othe...
by GranvilleThomas
27 Jul 2015, 11:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Tyre Levers
Replies: 34
Views: 3797

Re: Best Tyre Levers

I've been using a set of Schwalbe levers for several years (probably 5+) without any problems or breakages, even when fitting/removing Marathons. They're only about £3-5 for a set of 3. Rick. I use these and have been satisfied with them. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MjkyWDUwMA==/z/~fMAAOSwpDdVds~N/$_...
by GranvilleThomas
26 Jul 2015, 4:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians' view of bells ?
Replies: 89
Views: 11069

Re: Pedestrians' view of bells ?

I use a section of route 4 of the NCN on a regular basis here in south Wales (Bedwas to Machen). I fitted a little 'ping' type bell that I had in the spare parts box because of the large number of pedestrians on the path. I used to clack my brake levers before I fitted the bell (Shimano XT flat bar ...
by GranvilleThomas
16 Jul 2015, 7:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Kask helmet sizing
Replies: 8
Views: 1881

Re: Kask helmet sizing

maxcherry wrote:You all have freakishly small heads :shock:


Ha, ha, i'm not too sure about that as I measure up as 56cm!
by GranvilleThomas
9 Jul 2015, 1:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclestreets
Replies: 9
Views: 702

Re: Cyclestreets

I have downloaded a few of these sort of apps onto my Ipad to try them out, Cyclestreets being one of them. I had a good play around this morning but can see no setting to adjust language at all - may be staring me in the face. The Cyclestreets web site is not much help either in this respect. Only ...
by GranvilleThomas
7 Jul 2015, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brake lever - cross-type, Q...
Replies: 35
Views: 1215

Re: brake lever - cross-type, Q...

Notice some riders using them on todays stage of the Tour de France. Apparently some teams are using their Paris-Roubaix bikes because of todays cobbles.
by GranvilleThomas
19 Jun 2015, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First Sportive question
Replies: 8
Views: 664

Re: First Sportive question

Nothing wrong with walking, I don't go anywhere without a triple on the front these days with a 22 tooth granny, but still get off and walk on occasions. Have a look at this recently posted video (not by me) from last Sundays Velothon Wales - loads of people walking up Caerphilly mountain: https://w...
by GranvilleThomas
10 Jun 2015, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Following the Cardiff velothon
Replies: 32
Views: 1213

Re: Following the Cardiff velothon

This has gone off topic a bit, I'd quite like to see the pro's do the tumble a couple of times but in order to get there, one has to go up the tumble really, even if not following the rest of the closed route. The question now becomes : are closed roads closed to motor vehicles only or is it everyo...
by GranvilleThomas
1 Jun 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Musette/Bonk Bag? Old Skool
Replies: 22
Views: 1657

Re: Musette/Bonk Bag? Old Skool

I can remember purchasing a musette similar to this from Reg Braddick Cycles in the late 70's, when I was a teenager. The version I bought had an orange fluorescent front with Reg Braddick Cycles written on it. Surely this must have been one of the first examples of hi viz cycle accessories? Sadly R...
by GranvilleThomas
1 May 2015, 6:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Scrappage scheme?
Replies: 19
Views: 1383

Re: Scrappage scheme?

It does seem wasteful. My local charity shops used to sell the occasional bike. They're no longer allowed to, it seems that the dreaded H&S rules mean that they could be liable if a buyer rode away an unchecked bike and had an accident. I suggested they should remove one wheel and sell the bike...
by GranvilleThomas
25 Apr 2015, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Allowed bikes to race/Triathlon events
Replies: 14
Views: 1062

Re: Allowed bikes to race/Triathlon events

Sportives are slightly different as there are no more regs than you would for just going for a ride on your own. So anything goes. Disc brakes, Rim brakes, mountain bikes, recumbent hand cranked tricycles; whatever. I think it would be best to check on the rules relating to a particular sportive be...