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by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Here at last, airbags !
Replies: 13
Views: 1038

Here at last, airbags !

Another one from the BBC, personal Airbags. How long before RoSPA decides cyclists must use them ? (along with H*****s)

:)
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 7:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: New bike or old?
Replies: 13
Views: 1231

Sad to say but it may be that the Galaxy will have to be sold, much as I like the ride, much as I enjoyed the rebuild, much as I like all the bits, much as I like the fact that it weighs almost nothing, the Beastie is - for me - a better, more relaxing option.Arthur You should have put butterfly ba...
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 7:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal bearings v. bottom bracket
Replies: 20
Views: 1987

My guess is that the BB was installed dry. No grease or loctite on the loose cup. Just my 2p worth.
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unicycling robot !
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Unicycling robot !

Live from the BBC, this unicycling robot for your entertainment :)
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 12:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do folding handlebars exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Gawd, they're ugly, aren't they? I think I might learn to live with what I've got. I think what you want is something like this http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/5561_Foldinghandlebars1web_1.jpg http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/5561_Foldinghandlebars2web_1.jpg http://forum.ctc.org.uk/userpix/5561_Fold...
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duvet Covers
Replies: 20
Views: 1465

I once spent two hours trying to get a duvet into it's cover (I was a little bit inebriated at the time), I didn't stop until my flatmate came home and told me to...."go to bed, you'll never get the duvet into that pillow slip"
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tents
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

...anyway, thans Cranky I had a look as far as page 3 when it descended into a ridculous arguement! That tent is still at Argos for £29.99 which would pay for itself against one nights B&B so that looks like the one, I'll just have to curl my 6'3" frame up a little! Now about the sleeping ...
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 11:08am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tents
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

thirdcrank wrote:
cranky wrote:You might take a look at this thread


Wearing your fireman sam outfit. :wink:


It's more comfortable that asbestos boxers :)
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tents
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

You might take a look at this thread
by cranky
24 Sep 2008, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing/Rotating Orange Lights
Replies: 57
Views: 4984

'course you can :!:

Mind you...the hills might be a bit of a struggle :)
by cranky
23 Sep 2008, 11:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar bag
Replies: 54
Views: 8760

Re: re

mikeitup wrote:Just thought I'd say I ordered one of the MSX barbags (glad I did there were only 2 left) as I have a pair of their excellent rear panniers. (and for £21 it's a bargain) Still impressed with the DHB though. My wife can have it on her bike.


I just got the last one, thanks for the heads up :)
by cranky
23 Sep 2008, 7:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing/Rotating Orange Lights
Replies: 57
Views: 4984

I think, with a little panel beating, it could look something like this.....

Image

only smaller :)
by cranky
23 Sep 2008, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Photo's/pics/images
Replies: 67
Views: 5123

Well if I must, here goes....

Image
by cranky
23 Sep 2008, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What camera do you use?
Replies: 67
Views: 4048

Yes, the Lumix is nice but the FZ8/18 is almost as heavy as my DSLR and the compacts don't seem to do time lapse. Those Vario-Elmar lenses look rather sweet. Maybe I can do without time-lapse ? The FZ8/18 aren't that heavy (14oz) were as the TZ's are 91/2oz,the lenses are good though, sorry about t...
by cranky
23 Sep 2008, 4:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What camera do you use?
Replies: 67
Views: 4048

kwackers wrote:There was a company that developed a sensor that emulated this, but I don't know what happened to them.


That would be the Foveon sensor and it's still 'doin' it's thang' in the Sigma SD10 dSLR.