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by Xilter
18 Aug 2018, 9:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

I descovered the derailuer is bent. It needs a new one methinks. But I bent it back a bit so it works ( mostly ) I have no interest in replacing it as the whole bike was from a charity shop and is getting replaced soon. Shall we say I’m keeping this bike to experiment and learn on before I delve int...
by Xilter
18 Aug 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wasps are so vicious?
Replies: 34
Views: 1733

Re: Why wasps are so vicious?

About a month ago I resorted to buying one of them electric rackets. I’ve been killing a minimum of 4 wasps a day in my kitchen. Turns out that when killed they let off a pheromone that attracts more wasps to their rescue. So I’m hoping that my fly swatter doesn’t spontaneously give up or my family ...
by Xilter
18 Aug 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

Decided my front derailleur was too high the cable was loose it was crooked and is slightly bent. Gah. I was farting with it for ages. It’s not perfect but at least I can change chain rings now
by Xilter
18 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poor service at Evans
Replies: 41
Views: 2422

Re: Poor service at Evans

I bought a Jamis Touring from them in early June. Stripped off the racks and mudguards, converted the triple chainset to single ring .. and rode LEJOG on it. The bottom bracket developed a clunk .. intermittently .. but never an issue i couldn't sort out myself ... However .. i had a warranty and a...
by Xilter
18 Aug 2018, 8:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why wasps are so vicious?
Replies: 34
Views: 1733

Re: Why wasps are so vicious?

We owe the invention of paper to wasps. Scientists studying the way they mulch wood to make their nests.

But now we have paper. Their usefulness is exploited. We need a mass cull. Destroy them all
by Xilter
18 Aug 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Poor service at Evans
Replies: 41
Views: 2422

Re: Poor service at Evans

Gah. Last time I went to Evans is the last time. I wanted to buy a bike. Unfortunately that had sold it only days prior and the stock had not been replenished. So they told me if I paid them a £50 refundable deposit they would rush the stock reorder. I thought it odd that I had to pay them to get so...
by Xilter
17 Aug 2018, 8:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

The Park Tool website is worth bookmarking. It's aimed at recommending their tool for the job, of course, but see past that and the instructional text and videos are very good (IMHO). https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help Awesome Tid bit there looked it up and armed with a video thanks to your ...
by Xilter
17 Aug 2018, 5:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do newspapers use Clickbait on purpose?
Replies: 31
Views: 2936

Re: Do newspapers do this on purpose?

Hmm I have a license. Have had one for 18 years. Rode a 50cc for the first 2years and then got a car and a 600cc bike. I always said that if bicycles cant adhere to the speed limit then they shouldn’t be using the road. I was very conscious of this attitude when I decided to sell my motorcycle. ( th...
by Xilter
17 Aug 2018, 4:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 83
Views: 4740

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

The number of times I ring my bell and the person walking along in the middle of the lane doesn't hear it. Happened to me again only this morning. Once, I was ringing and ringing to get past some people walking along deep in conversation. Eventually, one person turned round and said that they wonde...
by Xilter
17 Aug 2018, 6:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Self maintenance advice,
Replies: 32
Views: 1257

Re: Self maintenance advice,

can I be a BOF and suggest a good book as a useful starting point? You will of course have to dip into the internet for new stuff as it comes along but a good book will prime you on a lot of the background, language, principles etc without which you could read a hundred websites and look at as many...
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?
Replies: 24
Views: 1100

Re: Close Pass Initiative - follow up?

Arg I had woman in a Mercedes ML brushed my arm with her wing mirror today. Irked my chain just a bit. But the bit that boiled my blood was 30 feet passed me she indicated to turn right into the garden market. and due to the oncoming traffic she had to come to a complete stop. I was so tempted to s...
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 8:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 95 ALIVE, Single file cycling ??
Replies: 60
Views: 19093

Re: 95 ALIVE, Single file cycling ??

Pete Owens wrote:Meanwhile, on the other side of the Pennines in Cumbria it is rather more civilized:

https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/101626/



Are these signs available for purchase... I’m going to start counting the street lights on my commute
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 8:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: compulsary bells back on the agenda!
Replies: 83
Views: 4740

Re: compulsary bells back on the agenda!

Wait. are we saying I don’t need to have a bell? That will give me space for a bigger computer screen
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decline in Forum usage?
Replies: 112
Views: 6968

Re: Decline in Forum usage?

Regrettably they stopped using them a few years back. Do to the decline in letters and the industry shifting to online shopping requiring parcel deliveries. Packages are getting bigger bulkier and too awkward for cycles to accommodate. But I do cycle to work
by Xilter
16 Aug 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decline in Forum usage?
Replies: 112
Views: 6968

Re: Decline in Forum usage?

Well I’m here now :P