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by Manx Cat
27 Apr 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling through/in Belfast
Replies: 3
Views: 3240

Cycling through/in Belfast

Hi folks, Now at the booking stage of my cycle tour of Northern Ireland for this summer. I am staying in Belfast at Vagabonds hostel so any comments greatly received. Gonna go and 'do' the Titanic berth museum, which is why Im stopping in Belfast for a day. What is it like cycling in Belfast? Are th...
by Manx Cat
22 Apr 2012, 2:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Manxman to cycle the world!
Replies: 16
Views: 7206

Re: Manxman to cycle the world!

Paul is still going strong! What a man... He is now in New Zealand, and is cycling from East to West in his world record attempt, so I assume he is getting the horrible head winds we all try to avoid :) He isnt home until July. Dunno if he is managing his 138 miles a day, but he seems happy enough.
by Manx Cat
4 Apr 2012, 6:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phishermen out hunting...
Replies: 12
Views: 8597

Phishermen out hunting...

And I got pulled. It was quite sneaky and I didnt realise it was happening until it happened and all hell broke loose amounting to hotmail closing my account wiht them today. Happened this way. I entered an Audax event and was in contact with the organiser. I had to cancel my ride and emailed organi...
by Manx Cat
25 Mar 2012, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dog people, may I beg your attention.
Replies: 4
Views: 9514

Re: Dog people, may I beg your attention.

Dash is a very handsome lad. He has my vote.

Love collies.
by Manx Cat
14 Mar 2012, 9:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim question.
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: Rim question.

Mick, I get an 'Your not authorised to view this...' sort of message from that link, is it still linked to your Moderator Hat?

MC
by Manx Cat
14 Mar 2012, 9:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim question.
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: Rim question.

Colin, I looked at the pic of the Fulcrum Racing 7, (Im sure they are this one, the 7 is the cheapest in the range). Please assume correctly, that I know nothing... So...Not sure what the wear indicator is. There is a black dot on the image is that what Im supposed to find on the rims? As to buildin...
by Manx Cat
14 Mar 2012, 8:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim question.
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Re: Rim question.

The rims belong to Fulcrum Racer wheels, which came with Enid when she was purchased, made of aluminium alloy, no model number or other word to suggest model. She has done about 7,000 miles on these. I took a metal ruler out with me today and there is a clear cresent moon shape staring back at me. N...
by Manx Cat
12 Mar 2012, 6:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim question.
Replies: 23
Views: 2017

Rim question.

My winter commute gal has on the outside of her rim the words:

When rims wear down, replace as riding with worn rims is dangerous' or something very similar.

Thing is..... How do I know if my wheel rims are worn out or not? They are quite smooth. Is there a gauge for this?

MC
by Manx Cat
12 Mar 2012, 6:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Way of the Roses - baggage transfer
Replies: 7
Views: 3989

Re: Way of the Roses - baggage transfer

Hi I did this route last Easter wiht my cycle companion. We did it in 4 days - there and back. I had 2 panniers on my rear rack, and Tina did too, we took our time and had a fabulous time, but I lost count the number of folk who asked if we were camping cos we had such stuffed bags. YOu dont need mu...
by Manx Cat
11 Mar 2012, 9:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Room 101
Replies: 86
Views: 13890

Re: Room 101

Calories in my favourite food

The button that causes my cat to dribble when Im cuddling her.


Toilet paper dispensers that only allow ONE square at a time, so you sit and pull out 1,2,3, 4, 5 etc squares - What is THAT about?
by Manx Cat
11 Mar 2012, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: OOOooh, dont you just LOVE Foska
Replies: 12
Views: 5300

Re: OOOooh, dont you just LOVE Foska

Looks like Im getting my own way again.. Cos they have done this for us: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cycleseven/6962258317/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/cycleseven/6816138704/ So, if you see one... If, you dont see a Foska jersey you like, get ya pals involved, I have put an order in for 58 of ...
by Manx Cat
11 Mar 2012, 9:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yeah... its my BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 14
Views: 4354

Re: Yeah... its my BIRTHDAY!

I had a wonderful day! Thank you all for your good wishes. Mick, I remember boogying to that years ago! And yes, not telling but lets say that next year has a fat 0 next to it, and Im celebrating that one on 2 wheels for a long time - a big tour on its way :) I had half of Lollykats message, had the...
by Manx Cat
10 Mar 2012, 6:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Yeah... its my BIRTHDAY!
Replies: 14
Views: 4354

Yeah... its my BIRTHDAY!

Its my birthday today... About to set off to Port St Mary for a day of meditation and lying on a carpet thinking of lovely things all day long. Then Coming home to brother, hubby, brothers gal, my youngest and a big home made curry night in from him in the shed! I feel a great day lies ahead. MC
by Manx Cat
8 Mar 2012, 11:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Googled yourself?
Replies: 28
Views: 4916

Re: Googled yourself?

LOL

I am Spider Mans Girl Friend... Dont tell him upstairs, its my special secret... shhhh.....
by Manx Cat
8 Mar 2012, 11:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's your defenition of a good bike shop?
Replies: 25
Views: 6529

Re: What's your defenition of a good bike shop?

My LBS. I am only just getting to feel comfortable with them. After 5 years. But, as they are prepared to sort out my dismantled bike I can only give them maximum credit and start to warm to them. "Mary," they said, "you do your worst to her, we'll fix it back to full glory .. " ...