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- 16 Mar 2015, 8:16am
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: Government plans to increase speed limits to ease congestion
- Replies: 19
- Views: 9070
One regularly sees tracked vehicles on the A36 around Warminster. Often with flashing orange beacons affixed, 'L' plates and a chap poking out of the top wearing a hi-viz vest . . . I wonder if there's a paralell park on the tank driving test? Certainly no need for the three point turn. I've never s...
Tories accusing a Labour politician of being posh? It's simply beyond parody. Our kitchen, is a kitchen diner. We have a kitchen and a big table that will seat two easily, and up to six at a squeeze. The big table is sometimes a bicycle workbench, a jigsaw puzzle table, sewing machine surface, and m...
No chance of Paris-Rubaix visiting Wokingham. When a road starts to crumble away to dust, it gets a visit from the 'Highways Alliance', who put up helpful signs like this: wokingham.jpg I can only assume that next phase in The Highway Alliance's war on potholes is a covert operation of some sort, be...
Photography - Don't do as much as I used to, but I'm convinced the bicycle is the ideal vehicle for the photographer - cars are too quick and walking is too slow. On a bike, you can stop wherever you like and travel at a pace conducive to noticing things while still able to cover ground quickly if r...
- 7 Dec 2014, 12:18pm
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Minimal-spoke madness....
- Replies: 98
- Views: 5954
Mind you, I build my own wheels nowadays, so I need to give the thing half a fighting chance.
I had a spoke break on an old 40 spoke wheel a few years ago - I just taped it to another spoke (to stop it getting in the way), and continued my ride as normal. Lesson learned.
May fav charity ditty (not a spoof) was Right Said Fred's 'Stick it Out' for Comic Relief https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcN5ksdLFpA "Clean your teeth with your feet, hug a bus or two. Take a sprout for a walk, make a saaaand igloo. And if they fail to see it, stick it out so they can feel it!...
Edwards wrote:Mick did you check if a towing bracket can be fitted? Not all small cars can have them now as they are not rated for them.
The 0.9L Fiat 500 is rated 440kg for unbraked and 830kg for braked.
- 26 Oct 2014, 10:30am
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: In support of the local bike shop
- Replies: 16
- Views: 1523
The LBS I used as an adolescent had a permanent special offer - free anecdote with every purchase! He had all sorts of obscure NOS stuff - woods valves innards, obsolete brake blocks, all very useful for my attempts at vintage restorations. I went back there when I last visited my parents. It was un...
- 12 Sep 2014, 12:00am
- Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
- Topic: Driving test pass rate drops
- Replies: 3
- Views: 1760
Could mean all manner of things . . . Given that the majority of learners are young, and that youth unemployment/underemployment is at an all time high, is it the case that more learners are just 'giving it a go' without paying for one-on-one tuition, books or practice DVDs? Just a thought. Anything...
Sounds like a bad idea! Mind you, I stick cotton buds in my ears, so who am I to talk?! If anyone is interested to know what is in WD40's 'secret' formula, see http://archive.wired.com/science/discoveries/magazine/17-05/st_whatsinside (there really are no trade secrets any more, in the chemical/food...
It seems Royston has had an attack of contrition: http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/11430008.Chubby_says_sorry_for_reading_at_wheel/?ref=var_0 COMIC Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has apologised after being caught behind the wheel looking at a newspaper - insisting he only glanced at it for three seconds. T...
I am also skeptical. Oh, and since when did newspapers take 'things people say on reddit' as their sources?
If they're anything like the apple pies from 'that other' burger establishment, they'll be very slightly hotter than the interior of the sun.661-Pete wrote:What are they like?
- 8 Aug 2014, 8:27pm
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: Raleigh Pioneer Metro LX bottom bracket spec and repair?
- Replies: 4
- Views: 855
Best way is to take the old one out - if you're lucky, it'll have a sticker on the inside telling you what size (see the pic on Gaz's link). If it doesn't have a sticker, you can take the bottom bracket to a decent, well-stocked bike shop and they will sort you out with a replacement. The UN26 is OK...
Cornwall to London sounds like a potentially expensive journey. If you have an advance ticket for a particular departure, all it takes is for the guard to say 'no', and you'll be left standing on the platform having a) lost your money and b) facing having to buy a new, more expensive ticket for a la...