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by Hemipode
21 Dec 2012, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather forecast
Replies: 16
Views: 718

Re: Weather forecast

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by Hemipode
20 Dec 2012, 5:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: RIP school kids in Connecticut
Replies: 62
Views: 2263

Re: RIP school kids in Connecticut

Here is a picture I took of a legally held weapon in Ohio in 2010. This gun was the personal property of its owner & traveled with him in his car & was in his domestic residence when he was at home. IIRC it is an M6 semi-automatic, firing Nato rounds. I can understand the use for 'sporting g...
by Hemipode
13 Dec 2012, 11:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying on e-bay
Replies: 19
Views: 6012

Re: Buying on e-bay

+1 to both the above. Messaging the seller & asking questions to gauge the answers is probably the best way to assess the seller. If they don't know details about what they are selling avoid them. Ask about any damage to the bike. Are the seat post & stem free ? Any dents / scratches ? How w...
by Hemipode
6 Dec 2012, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Freemans Cycles
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Freemans Cycles

The day I visited I think that there was 3 generations of the family in the shop ... son, father & grandfather !
by Hemipode
4 Dec 2012, 2:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Freemans Cycles
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Freemans Cycles

I didn't order from their website. I phoned with an enquiry & picked up my items whilst passing through that way.
It may be that they are like a few retailers that I have had dealings with that don't keep their websites up to date. It can be annoying :x
by Hemipode
3 Dec 2012, 6:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Freemans Cycles
Replies: 7
Views: 1723

Re: Freemans Cycles

Norwich ?
I have bought a few bits from them. They were very helpful & pleasant to deal with.
Their shop is jammed with stock & keep a lot of it 'upstairs' !
by Hemipode
2 Dec 2012, 1:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Taking a stanley knife to a Brooks B17
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: Taking a stanley knife to a Brooks B17

Brooks do this themselves on their 'Imperial' model http://www.brooksengland.com/catalogue- ... +Imperial/ .... I don't know if the lower edge lacing is required to help to stop sagging or if it is a different grade / thickness of leather.
by Hemipode
10 Nov 2012, 3:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: GOSHAWK?
Replies: 17
Views: 17506

Re: GOSHAWK?

A great find Colin. Goshawks are like a Sparrowhawk ... on steroids ! A much bulkier body & large size is normally the clincher. A great bird to see, I've managed a few contacts with them over the years & had an experience of them with a local falconer. We have a very small population in Nor...
by Hemipode
24 Oct 2012, 7:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Room 101 and Room Nice.
Replies: 11
Views: 6296

Re: Room 101 and Room Nice.

I'd lock the door on room 101 & throw away the key to prevent that from happening ! :lol:
by Hemipode
23 Oct 2012, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Room 101 and Room Nice.
Replies: 11
Views: 6296

Re: Room 101 and Room Nice.

These had better be big rooms .....

Room 101:
Milton Keynes.

Room Nice:
Mid Wales
by Hemipode
19 Oct 2012, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS pedal end cap removal
Replies: 32
Views: 3695

Re: MKS pedal end cap removal

Thanks for the info Brucey.

I must be fortunate as mine are metal ones :D
by Hemipode
18 Oct 2012, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS pedal end cap removal
Replies: 32
Views: 3695

Re: MKS pedal end cap removal

Just a thought ... those MKS pedals look remarkably similar to the SR SP-100AL ones I have on a 1980's bike. I'm wondering if the dust caps are the same diameter / thread. If so the SR ones are both special tool AND Allen key removal (so absolutely no need for a new tool :D ) If so they are still av...
by Hemipode
17 Oct 2012, 6:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: MKS pedal end cap removal
Replies: 32
Views: 3695

Re: MKS pedal end cap removal

I used a large pair of adjustable gape pliers ... wrap a piece of cloth round the end cap to prevent damage. They aren't that tight so are quite easy to remove.
by Hemipode
16 Oct 2012, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bovine TB
Replies: 35
Views: 9678

Re: Bovine TB

The whole cull thing is a politically driven sham. Just look at the letter submitted to the Observer by 31 scientists http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/oct/14/letters-observer. Not even the government's cheif scientist thinks the cull is based on sound evidence :shock: . Good grief, the ar...
by Hemipode
12 Oct 2012, 7:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Need some 27 x 1 1/4 wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 7051

Re: Need some 27 x 1 1/4 wheels

It appears I have been lucky & my wheels can be brought back to life :D

Thanks for the offer though BigG & for the other replies.