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by Tinpotflowers
28 Mar 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Self employed SCAM email from TAX
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Self employed SCAM email from TAX

Warning there are emails going out purporting to be from tax people regarding self employed. These are scams . I understand from HMG website say that you will be contact in june.
by Tinpotflowers
28 Mar 2020, 11:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1262
Views: 88175

Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Not a joke as such but IMHO an amusing thought. Given the current situation in the central London with high degree of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission I was wondering about the welfare of the participant both the giver and receiver of the world’s oldest profession. With that in mind and for the n...
by Tinpotflowers
28 Mar 2020, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Obituaries

Obituaries Give the current situation in the UK and all over the world I know this is a morbid subject but here goes. I notice since the removal of the Obituaries from “CYCLE” that the number submission has gone down https://www.cyclinguk.org/about/obituaries Even though the web-based format could p...
by Tinpotflowers
26 Mar 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cattle grids...
Replies: 48
Views: 1747

Re: Cattle grids...

One for MikeF from Devon/Cornwall boarder country. Whilst I lived in Plymouth, I had the pleasure to experience going over a cattle grip both going up and down on a bead on the Yelverton to Princetown road. I am now unable to find it on google earth. MikeF Any ideals if it still there? I can't thin...
by Tinpotflowers
26 Mar 2020, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cattle grids...
Replies: 48
Views: 1747

Re: Cattle grids...

Cattle Grids Agree with others about going straight and not too slowly. Well when I first came across a cattle grid in the 1970’s I rather foolessly slowed down and stop on one. I discovered how difficult it is to extract myself from this situation. Many years later I told a friend to ride at right ...
by Tinpotflowers
23 Mar 2020, 3:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : Social distancing – Should I carry a stick?
Replies: 31
Views: 829

Covid-19 : Social distancing – Should I carry a stick?

I been out to the Supermarket for food but not when it is crowded.

I try to Social distancing, but it is difficult, other are not trying to stay away from me.

Should I carry a 6-foot stick to keep people away?
by Tinpotflowers
21 Mar 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1060
Views: 35563

Re: Coronavirus - Possible ban on cycling in the UK?

It is true cycling is banned in France Spain Italy and Andorra https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-france-ban-cycling-exercise-one-mile-from-mile-2020-3?r=US&IR=T https://www.thelocal.fr/20200319/france-tightens-rules-on-jogging-during-coronavirus-lockdown https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sect...
by Tinpotflowers
18 Mar 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...
Replies: 73
Views: 2226

Re: Being Positive: What are we doing to occupy ourselves for the duration ...

I have around 4000 slides and prints to be scan and cataloged to be place on my PC that will keep me occupied.
by Tinpotflowers
18 Mar 2020, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 1042
Views: 26853

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I have the succumb to inevitable, I am going to start stockpiling. I will go to the supermarket today to buy up all their empty shelves, you never know when the next supply will come in. :wink:
by Tinpotflowers
17 Mar 2020, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton front wheel poor bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Re: Brompton front wheel poor bearings

Brucey wrote:similar criticisms could be levelled at many cup and cone hubs.

If you want to know if it has really worn out (rather than just dirty) you need to take it apart and perhaps take some photos.

cheers


What type and size of bearing would be required as replacement?
by Tinpotflowers
17 Mar 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton front wheel poor bearings
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Brompton front wheel poor bearings

Was servicing a three speed Brompton today age is about 15 to 20 years old. Noted that the front bearing was slack with side play. I attempted to adjust but it was either a case of the bearing being gritty or with side play. I assume that the bearing is shot, but I do note many new Brompton bearing ...
by Tinpotflowers
13 Mar 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Anybody going to apply?
Replies: 4
Views: 805

Anybody going to apply?

https://www.cyclinguk.org/press-release/cycling-uk-chief-executive-paul-tuohy-steps-down Cycling UK Chief Executive Paul Tuohy steps down Cycling UK’s Chief Executive, Paul Tuohy is stepping down after five years in the role. Paul has been a driving force behind a major rebrand of the organisation f...
by Tinpotflowers
12 Mar 2020, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A 6 speed Brompton won’t change gear
Replies: 15
Views: 1145

Re: A 6 speed Brompton won’t change gear

From a grateful customer Hi My bike is all much tighter and smoother, like a new bike. Thanks very much for sorting it out. Regards Jason Some photographs of the finish job 20200311_154426.jpg 20200311_154433.jpg 20200311_154441.jpg Some photographs of the word cogs note the larger one is worn more....