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by Anura
12 Oct 2009, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: spelling derailleur
Replies: 45
Views: 2315

Re: spelling derailleur

Just seen your post thirdcrank! Don't get that. I was looking at some old cycling photographs & noticed a gear system which I remember my Dad having, which is a lever with a jockey wheel which stuck down below the chainring. I think that then moved the gear. I'm sure it was called an 'Osgear' &a...
by Anura
12 Oct 2009, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Josie Dew-cycling mum
Replies: 54
Views: 3305

Re: Josie Dew-cycling mum

I can't imagine doing 38 mph on any sort of bike but I'm a wimp! However, has it not occurred to anyone that Josie might be writing a bit of drama & exaggerating! She is after all, after being a cyclist, a writer & does have an amazing sense of imagination. If not her books would be full of ...
by Anura
2 Oct 2009, 9:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: spelling derailleur
Replies: 45
Views: 2315

Re: spelling derailleur

Does anyone remember an Osgear?
by Anura
2 Oct 2009, 9:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cataract operation
Replies: 10
Views: 1416

Re: Cataract operation

I have had both mine done, the first in the 1990s and the second in 2000. I was told about 6 weeks for exercise that involved bending the head down & so actually did keep off the bike for that time. I walked instead. It would be so easy to fall off & do some damage. I hope everything goes we...
by Anura
17 Sep 2009, 11:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What to take when touring
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: What to take when touring

Why is it that you keep things in case they're going to be useful, then when you want them, you can't find them? I found a very good article in an old Recumbent Cycling News (I think that's what it was called) about what to take when touring. It went through everything you did/wore from head to toe ...
by Anura
8 Sep 2009, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non posters
Replies: 35
Views: 1665

Re: Non posters

Blimey, I didn't realize I'd posted so many times. A bit lacking recently I must admit - I really must get a life & stop sitting at the computer so much. I'm not really shy, quite talkative it's just establishing yourself that's the thing. I'm on another forum but with another name, didn't reali...
by Anura
8 Sep 2009, 5:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eviction notice
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: Eviction notice

You're joking! I haven't got a study in my tiny house! I'm sitting in what is supposed to be 2nd bedroom, you could just get a bed in it but it is full of computer, junk which can't fit in anywhere else, books and photo albums. There is also stuff there waiting to be sorted for either Ebay or charit...
by Anura
8 Sep 2009, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non posters
Replies: 35
Views: 1665

Re: Non posters

I think sometimes as a newish member, it can be intimidating to put something down & press the submit button. There always seem to be people who seem to 'know' others & maybe people might feel on the edge of that. It seems to be the same on another Forum I joined.
by Anura
8 Sep 2009, 5:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cat Pee
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: Cat Pee

I know all about cat pee. We call our 12 year old Siamese 'Squirtalot' as we got him 3rd hand. He is of a nervous disposition which means if he's upset - he backs up against something, either curtains, sofa, Video/Virgin box etc, all of which now are encased in polythene, apart from the curtains. Ju...
by Anura
8 Sep 2009, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Eviction notice
Replies: 16
Views: 783

Re: Eviction notice

Barbarella? what a shame! My garage has never had a car in it since 1988 when we moved here. It is however filled with: recumbent trike, old road bike, mountain bike, Brompton and Birdy - oh yes, I forgot - an old Peugeot Mixte frame which I think I might sell. Any noises of putting a classic car in...
by Anura
5 Sep 2009, 10:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: stolen cats
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: stolen cats

I'd be heartbroken if my cat went missing. My son had cats disappear but where we are there are quite a number of foxes. I suppose one might have been taken by foxes but two - I just hope they return to you. Mine's a third-hand Siamese who we have had 3 years & is a right pain in the rear but if...
by Anura
21 Aug 2009, 10:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Home Harvest
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Home Harvest

My garden's full of things that other people have given me plus what I've bought myself. I've got a beautiful Crocosmia Lucifer, very tall and I was looking around it a few weeks ago & watering it when I saw some little plants all around it. I left them to see what they were & they looked &a...
by Anura
6 Aug 2009, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wife Bike Build - using Old GT Talera MTB
Replies: 29
Views: 4732

Re: GT Talera - Rebuild - Wife Bike!

ahhhhh, what a nice thought!
by Anura
30 Jul 2009, 7:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My day has just been made
Replies: 40
Views: 2470

Re: My day has just been made

I worked for a short while on the Jimmy Clitheroe Show, the Director, Ronnie Taylor's Production Assistant had broken her leg & I was filling in for her. I met all sorts of people including The Clitheroe Kid himself, the rest of the cast & Ronnie Hazlehurst the musical director. It was great...
by Anura
23 Jul 2009, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: gonna build a dalek
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: gonna build a dalek

A GT model?