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by Si
23 Oct 2018, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Proving I'm me!
Replies: 74
Views: 1742

Re: Proving I'm me!

Asking for a utility bill or a bank statement is a very insecure way of proving identity. With a PC and printer you can knock one up in under five minutes. Any number of utility provides have pictures of their bills on the web, easily downloaded and edited. For this particular case it has to be som...
by Si
23 Oct 2018, 9:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ye shall know them by their post-politics careers?
Replies: 34
Views: 903

Re: Ye shall know them by their post-politics careers?

Various posts trimmed or removed, as telling people to get a life or that they have the intellectual capacity of a 12yo is not conducive to constructive debate, and, as has been demonstrated here, will only serve to divert the topic to discussion of each others' (perceived) character flaws. Have a n...
by Si
23 Oct 2018, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Are These Mudguards Safe
Replies: 18
Views: 1242

Re: Are These Mudguards Safe

Ive used similar ones....the stay does indeed pull out of the little plastic housing if enough force is applied.....leaving the metal stay pointing up at the rider ready to impale them if they happen to be crashing at the time.
by Si
22 Oct 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Proving I'm me!
Replies: 74
Views: 1742

Proving I'm me!

Cor, this is getting to be hard work. I have to prove I am me and live here. They want one of: Utility bill P60 P45 Financial account document Council tax document ..and it must be dated in the last three months. But the utilities are in my wife's name, I've not left a job in the last three months a...
by Si
22 Oct 2018, 4:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Halfords to sell Bromptons
Replies: 50
Views: 2794

Re: Halfords to sell Bromptons

If Halfords buy out evans as suggested by cycling weekly would they not automatically become agents as are evans


If they do then it will make things interesting round our way as both halfords and Evans have opened brand new stored right next door to each other!
by Si
22 Oct 2018, 4:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 47
Views: 2030

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

What is advice by cycle training instructors for newbies Filtering is not an outcome covered by L2, given that it is meant to be conducted on relatively quiet roads. Filtering is an outcome covered by L3, which can take trainees onto any road upon which it is legal to cycle. Trainees are allowed to...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 9:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: 26" disc fork?

Thanks, look very good, none in stock alas and they are £40 more in other shops. It's showing in stock on the site :? Could that be because you're looking at the rim brake version you linked to... yep. Ive already got a set of the rim brake ones...was surprised to see they do a disc brake one and f...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 35
Views: 1756

Re: How far?

I seem to only ride for work these days, so depends where im working. This week ive been at a local school so 4 to 8 miles. If im in a school in, say, longbridge then around 45miles. If in the office then 12 to 20 miles. On the rare occassion i get to ride for me then it'll probably be a 20-40mile g...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.
Replies: 28
Views: 1668

Re: Schwalbe Marathon Vs Marathon Plus tyres.

I've been using M+ for years 26x1.5ish riding litter and glass strewn cycle paths and tracks, and pothole covered roads. My experience is that they cut down on p*nct*res for three years but then I start to get a number of p*nct*res....mostly from bits of glass than embed in the tread and then, over ...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 882

Re: 26" disc fork?

Thanks, look very good, none in stock alas and they are £40 more in other shops.
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 47
Views: 2030

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

If only it was so black and white. I ride up the left, or the right, or the middle, or wait in line. Depends on the circumstances, types of traffic, type of junction, familiarity, time of day, direction of sun... As a hard and fast rule "don't ride up the left" is fine but in the real wor...
by Si
20 Oct 2018, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 882

26" disc fork?

Can anyone recomend a fork for me: 26" wheel 1.1/8th ahead Disc brake mount Approx 37cm crown to dropout (ie not sus corrected) long steerer mudguard mounts Ideally low rider mounts if poss Strong enough to use on light/moderate offroad / gravel / bridleways Not one of those chinese ebay carbon...
by Si
18 Oct 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?
Replies: 27
Views: 1316

Re: Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?

"Cyclo cross/gravel/adventure/touring - steel or alloy?" Has anyone been a pendent yet and pointed out that steel is an alloy :lol: I would be inclined to choose the bike on the bike's individual characteristics rather than what it was made from - i.e. go test a few and choose the one you ...
by Si
18 Oct 2018, 9:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.5m rucksack covers
Replies: 9
Views: 488

1.5m rucksack covers

These arrived on my desk recently. Wonder if they will help? Or will they act as a flo-yellow rag to a bull in a few cases? https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44208382_2101017100215043_8682148583522172928_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&oh=fff0e820f26a809f6dda7d76b3437f14&oe=5C58E6F7
by Si
15 Oct 2018, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cheap word processing software
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Cheap word processing software

I use Open Office - it's free, and mostly works OK.