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by rotavator
30 Aug 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Celebrants
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Celebrants

We had an "interfaith minister" (not a humanist as I thought at the time) to lead one of my relative's funeral last year and she did such a good job that we have invited her to do another one's next week. Having said that, we had to completely rewrite the eulogy because she made a hash of ...
by rotavator
30 Aug 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The best full-suss mountain bike for £2000 . . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: The best full-suss mountain bike for £2000 . . . .

I would try the STW forum because it is more MTB oriented than this one.
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by rotavator
15 Aug 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Dog free campsites
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Dog free campsites

You can filter the results on ukcampsite (https://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/) for various features including no dogs allowed after selecting the area that you are interested in.

Also when doing a review on this forum anyone could mention special features such as no dogs allowed.
by rotavator
12 Aug 2019, 9:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted Down Under
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: Wanted Down Under

We came to Australia from Sarf Efrica in 1978 I cannot refute most of the accusations in this thread but I will assert that our public hospitals ssem to be vastly superior to what I have read about your NHS hospitals. I have heard the same thing about the superiority of health care in Oz compared t...
by rotavator
11 Aug 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 756
Views: 128173

Re: A positive thread

This morning on the bike in the rain I seen a hare, a real live hare, I have never seen one before and it just made my day. Wonder if his name is Hartley ? One day when I was touring in County Kerry I was caught in a heavy shower and decided to shelter at a ruined farm by the roadside. I sat under ...
by rotavator
9 Aug 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do I set up a Marin Muirwood 29er 2019 hybrid ?
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: How do I set up a Marin Muirwood 29er 2019 hybrid ?

Hmmmm, that depends on what is not "set up correctly". I would take it back to the shop and get them to set it up correctly if it is anything beyond adjusting tyre pressure.
by rotavator
6 Aug 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)
Replies: 62
Views: 3347

Re: Touring on Canal Towpaths (UK)

RE: Llangollen canal:
There is a good path from Chirk to Llangollen, apart from one dark long bridge (a light might be useful) and you have to walk across the aqueduct. I have not done any of the rest of it but I assume that it is not as good.
by rotavator
5 Aug 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Replacement forks?
Replies: 10
Views: 919

Re: Replacement forks?

If you want cheap, look on Amazon and you will have change from £7!: https://www.amazon.co.uk/SODIAL-Carbon-Steel-Front-Fixed/dp/B01MT3PL5D/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=fork+steel+700c&qid=1565035430&s=gateway&sr=8-2 If you want to pay a lot more, do any of SJS's offerings suit you?
by rotavator
29 Jul 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: WHICH BIKE
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Re: WHICH BIKE

Take a look around Decathlon for value for money bikes.
by rotavator
29 Jul 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?
Replies: 17
Views: 2322

Re: Carradice Super C rackbag on a Tubus Logo - stable?

Whereas the Carradice one has four seperate ones that just needs to go down and back up the and fastens on the side, yes? Yes the Carradice bag has four separate Velcro straps. I have been looking into this First World issue myself recently and having measured my bag I would say that the ideal rack...
by rotavator
28 Jul 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame sizing opinions - odd Bravura/Nidderdale eBay frames?
Replies: 35
Views: 3594

Re: Frame sizing opinions - odd eBay frames?

My Van Nicholas Yukon fits me perfectly and its effective top tube and actual seat tube are both 575 mm and I am 6ft tall and have 32" inside leg. In comparison to the VNY the advertised bike seems to have much more sloping top tube, like MTBs, so you will have a lot of exposed seatpost I guess...
by rotavator
28 Jul 2019, 3:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What Smartphone / GPS for touring UK/France ?
Replies: 95
Views: 8292

Re: What Smartphone / GPS for touring UK/France ?

Can anyone recommend a smartphone that works when there are raindrops on the screen or if I have wet fingers? Alternatively, recommend a transparent, waterproof case with stem/handlebar mount that allows my fingerprint to be recognised and touches/key entries to be transmitted. The reason I ask is t...
by rotavator
27 Jul 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Narrow q factor triple chainset with steel rings
Replies: 22
Views: 3421

Re: Narrow q factor triple chainset with steel rings

Thanks for the thoughts, no simple options! I use brifters so ramp and pinless won't work for me. I have spotted that Spa do a 130 bcd chainset. This will allow me to use a Shimano steel 39t middle but I'm less sure about the big ring, anything bigger than 48t is unnecessary and I'd need to add a l...
by rotavator
11 Jul 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Park Tool CC-2 chain checker and KMC X-9 93 chain. Missing link tool.

Get a pair of Super B Chain Link Pliers, they are £6.80 at Halfords and they open and close the quick links.
by rotavator
9 Jul 2019, 10:53pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Bike24 - exchange rate question
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Bike24 - exchange rate question

What Slowster said.

I also got a much better rate by paying euros than paying the sterling price indicated in one of the German web shops. Also it might be worth getting a credit card which does not have a special fee for paying in a foreign currency; I got mine from the Post Office.