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by Anura
13 Sep 2008, 9:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hello from a born-again cyclist
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Born again cyclist

Hi there Am not million miles away from you. Have noticed reduction in fitness over the last 10 years with elderly (former cyclists) parents etc. Just keep on pootling around. A friend of mine, a very strong cyclist who lives in the NE, has recently bought a Kalkhoff electric bike which was featured...
by Anura
13 Sep 2008, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Budget sensibly sized clothing
Replies: 7
Views: 820

Cycling gear

I've always been one for a bargain and think Aldi value for money but I also think that they cater for people with narrow waists. Can anyone tell me why elastic needs to be so tight, both in waistbands and sock tops?????????? Can we not start a campaign against tight elastic ? I really hate being pu...
by Anura
13 Sep 2008, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to hire a tricycle?
Replies: 15
Views: 5428

Tricycle for your Mum

How about Wheels for all? I do have details somewhere, in fact was looking at the addresses today but will have to get back to you if I find them. People can try things out in order to get them back into cycling or even just to start to cycle. I will try to find my pieces of paper (not easy) but mea...
by Anura
5 Sep 2008, 4:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fallen in love with a Princess
Replies: 20
Views: 2444

Pashley Princess

How about the Pashley Provence? Thats a beautifully curvy bike, just the opposite to my Orange Clockwork! I still love it though. It's not quite so 'Miss Marple' as the princess but it does have style. It is quite flat where I live.
by Anura
2 Sep 2008, 12:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: how to keep dry - soaked when using Goretex..
Replies: 25
Views: 4119

How to keep dry

A few years ago I treated myself to a double skinned Ventile jacket. It's heavy/stiff when wet but keeps you really dry and comfortable and you don't sweat. They don't pack up very small though. A Buffallo is good, though they're not waterproof, but they keep you warm and dry very quickly. Look at t...
by Anura
31 Aug 2008, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flint deflectors
Replies: 27
Views: 2537

Flint catchers

I have considered that furry stuff that you use as door draught excluders but hadn't figured a way of securing.

Regarding the Sprint Carriers, Keepontriking, it was tough in the 60s, pocket money didn't extend to spare pair of sprints, just used to use the same ones.

:lol:
by Anura
30 Aug 2008, 12:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flint deflectors
Replies: 27
Views: 2537

Flint Catchers

What a lot of inventiveness there is out there. Thanks for all the suggestions & I'll be reading them all more carefully when I've got more time. I really wanted them for (a) a folder (too far to brush off things with the fingers) & (b) recumbent trike - too many wheels to puncture! Thanks a...
by Anura
28 Aug 2008, 12:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flint deflectors
Replies: 27
Views: 2537

Flint deflectors

Many years ago :wink: You used to see a piece of coiled wire attached to the bike either side which just touched the tyre & deflected flint. Has anyone any ideas for doing same nowadays mainly to deflect glass before it gets the chance to embed itself in your tyres? It must be something easy as ...
by Anura
28 Aug 2008, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: your fave tea?
Replies: 40
Views: 4019

Fave Tea

Sainsbury's Assam, made in a pot! Leave it to brew a few minutes but DON'T please squash the teabags just stir. Milk first but no sugar thanks.
by Anura
25 Aug 2008, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Velovision issue 17
Replies: 0
Views: 310

Velovision issue 17

I can't find the message from someone who wanted this + other issues. Can they please contact me as I certainly have Issue 17 but don't know whether I've got any of the others. I've already passed some on a while back as I have only room to keep a year's of any magazine unless there's a particular a...
by Anura
20 Aug 2008, 6:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4976

Hi there David, thanks for your mail. I would have liked the Kett or the Lepus but husband thought I needed a diff! Also, the narrow track makes it easier to get through barriers etc & takes less room in my garage. Just to let you know I have seen a Hase Lepus advertised in Velovision.co.uk, in ...
by Anura
19 Aug 2008, 4:26pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Spending money
Replies: 17
Views: 4976

Hi, have recently bought a - guess what - an Anura Delta trike from Greenspeed. It's a narrower track than the Kettwiesel (which I also like) but has a diff as standard and Speed drive. The turning circle is wonderful and you can turn almost on a sixpence (if you are old enough to remember what one ...
by Anura
11 Aug 2008, 1:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New top for Brooks saddle?
Replies: 5
Views: 736

I just looked up the person as I kept the copy of Bycycle where I saw the ad. I even spoke to the guy.

He does buy old leather saddles, so you may be interested in selling him yours and then buying new.

Perhaps I should tactfully root out all the old ones in my Dad's garage!
by Anura
6 Aug 2008, 6:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Albert is at the V.E.T. Cat troubles.
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

MANX CAT

So sorry about your cat. My heart goes out to you. I have elderly 3rd hand Siamese but previously lost lovely b&w moggie with throat cancer. I love Manx cats too. I nearly lost this one earlier this year with an undefined illness which kept him in cat hospital for one week. Fortunately he recove...