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by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 10:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where are the wasps
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: Where are the wasps

This reminds me of a joke. Well sort of. A man goes into a bakery and asks for two wasps, only to be told they only sell bread and cakes not wasps. The man says" Well you've got two in the window." No one wants my wasps. Drat what can I do with them? A wasp sting can be extremely nasty for...
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 10:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: These things never happen to me, how about you?....
Replies: 2
Views: 2228

Re: These things never happen to me, how about you?....

53 inches?!!
How tall are you?
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 10:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where are the wasps
Replies: 13
Views: 5957

Re: Where are the wasps

That's because they're all in my back garden.
Every time I open the door, one comes in.
I need a wasp zapper. I think there might be a nest.

Would you like some of mine?!!
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on Pavements.
Replies: 41
Views: 5093

Re: Cycling on Pavements.

It is not normal and acceptable to ride into someone!! I feel a bit bruised. I think I'll carry a walking stick and accidentally put it through his spokes. He had absolutely no respect for anyone. Why shouldn't I treat him like the verminous scum he is? What was wrong with riding on the road anyway?...
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 8:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Three weeks in............ouch
Replies: 7
Views: 2405

Re: Three weeks in............ouch

Get well soon.
You have illustrated why panniers with bungee cords are not
a good idea.
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 8:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mrs Brown's Boys
Replies: 0
Views: 4996

Mrs Brown's Boys

I bought the first series on dvd yesterday.
Rude, crude and violent. I love it even more than Father Ted.
I'm not sure it's a good influence though.
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 8:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Was having a nice ride today until this happened.
Replies: 12
Views: 1149

Re: Was having a nice ride today until this happened.

Eeeek! Glad you're ok. Some assembly leaves a lot to be desired. It looks like the tube got stuck. I suggest you take the tube back to the shop, if practical, find out who assembled the bike then whip them with your inner tube. Bike shops won't employ me as a mechanic cos I don't have the relevant p...
by cycle cat
3 Sep 2012, 8:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on Pavements.
Replies: 41
Views: 5093

Cycling on Pavements.

I've had a couple of run ins with lads riding bikes on pavements recently. These were proper pedestrian walkways not shared use paths. A bloke on a BSO rode straight into me. I told him to get on the road and got a load of abuse. He then did a u turn and came back to have another go. I shouted that ...
by cycle cat
1 Sep 2012, 6:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimmy -- caused by play in hub?
Replies: 35
Views: 2305

Re: Shimmy -- caused by play in hub?

Service the hub and see if it goes away.
I don't really recall shimmy ever being caused by a loose hub.
I may be wrong though.

I've never experienced it but I ride rather over built bikes.
I would have said it's caused by the frame flexing somewhere.
Brucey will be along in a minute!
by cycle cat
31 Aug 2012, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: which pannier
Replies: 9
Views: 3882

Re: which pannier

Sorry mate I didn't see you as you cycled past that hedge!
Ortlieb stuff for me.
This is after trying cheap throwover type panniers when I was a student, ones with a metal or
plastic hook and a bungee. Avoid very cheap ones as the bungees end up in your wheels.
Altura are pretty good too.
by cycle cat
31 Aug 2012, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Your favourite hubs and why.
Replies: 18
Views: 1825

Your favourite hubs and why.

Ok all of you wheel builders and tinkerers. What are your favourite makes and types of hub? I used a lovely Outland disc hub on a wheel once. I sadly no longer have the bike. I tend to stick to higher end Shimano hubs. A quick search on the net reveals some very expensive hubs by Dt Swiss and Hope. ...
by cycle cat
30 Aug 2012, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An eventful day-should have stayed in bed
Replies: 6
Views: 7266

Re: An eventful day-should have stayed in bed

Sorry to hear about your day. I really should have stayed in bed yesterday. I have got a bad back. Stuck on a heat pad and took pain killers. There were people filming where I work. We had heavy rain and the gutters and drains couldn't cope. Black wet gunge bubbled up through the floor in several pl...
by cycle cat
29 Aug 2012, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Daily doodle
Replies: 6
Views: 12361

Re: Daily doodle

I do hope you mean the first pic!! :roll:
Good drawings. I like the city scene.
I really must start painting pictures again.
The last thing I painted was my lounge!
by cycle cat
25 Aug 2012, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New cycle show....
Replies: 126
Views: 35882

Re: New cycle show....

Just watched the episode with the folding bikes. Why did they gloss over the fact that two of them are British?!! Not sure where the other make Mezzo is made. We live in an age with hardly any British industry. It would have been nice to blow our own trumpet. I'm going to delete further episodes fro...
by cycle cat
21 Aug 2012, 6:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Athletic Heart?
Replies: 26
Views: 9000

Re: Athletic Heart?

Mick it sounds like you're a bit worried or you wouldn't have posted on here.
Get it checked out by a doctor just in case.
My mum had an enlarged heart that turned into something serious.