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by keef66
Thu Oct 17, 2019 14:13 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: New at cycling a bit confused
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: New at cycling a bit confused

Generally speaking the numbers on a grip shift and the numbers of sprockets on the cassette should be the same.

Was this a new or a second-hand bike?
by keef66
Thu Oct 17, 2019 13:36 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: The new PlanetX??
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: The new PlanetX??

monkimark wrote:http://www.londonclancy.com/news/2019/new-industrial-comples-secures-ecommerce-company


Excellent Google sleuthing! My Barclaycard might take a punt on some of the Bahrain Merida kit....
by keef66
Thu Oct 17, 2019 13:34 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: The new PlanetX??
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Re: The new PlanetX??

edward.s wrote:Mortimers trading estate does exist and the entrance is visible on street view. the resolution isnt quite there to see what is on the name board.


Not just me then stalking them on Street view :D
by keef66
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15126
Views: 474236

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Car mechanics, main dealers in particular. Time and again after I’ve picked the car up after an “under the bonnet” issue I’ve had to reset the radio, the seats, switch the auto stuff back on and so on. Today they’ve even managed to set the SatNav to monochrome which I didn’t even know was possible....
by keef66
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278027

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !

Just received this from PBK, £120 down to £54 - Ale kit continues to be the one that fits me best, they size up small though. Also a more than half price pair of Ale R-EV1 bibshorts, with yellow detailing. https://s1.thcdn.com/productimg/1600/1600/11995032-1364682862918159.jpg Are you not plagued b...
by keef66
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Second hand road bike parts, tools and clothing
Topic: Small clear out - Romin, zwift stand, stems seatpost
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: Small clear out - Romin, zwift stand, stems seatpost

Could I please have:

Used Romin evo 1 white 25 posted?
by keef66
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: 3x11: Road bike for struggling climbers
Replies: 37
Views: 2690

Re: 3x11: Road bike for struggling climbers

That's kind of where I started out, buying my first proper road bike at the age of 50 following knee surgery. I wanted low enough gears and close ratios, so I specced a 50/39/30 triple chainset with a 12-25 cassette. Lots of duplication but I could always find my sweet spot in terms of cadence. As t...
by keef66
Wed Oct 16, 2019 09:29 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Ban SUVs
Replies: 114
Views: 2417

Re: Ban SUVs

I can't talk I have a diesel estate, the er, VW emissions scandal edition engine too :roll: My last company car was one of those. Bought it at the end of the lease for our eldest son, and then started getting the recall notices. Declined Audi's kind offer of a free 'fix' having read too many horror...
by keef66
Wed Oct 16, 2019 08:59 am
Forum: Second hand road bike parts, tools and clothing
Topic: Kinesis 4S Frameset 2016, stems, seatposts, saddles and bars
Replies: 8
Views: 636

Re: Kinesis 4S Frameset 2016, stems, seatposts, saddles and bars

Thanks for taking the trouble to do that. Unfortunately I'm not in a position to buy any more, which is annoying since it's such a good deal...

Come on, somebody buy it!
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 15:14 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: British Wildlife Decline
Replies: 79
Views: 1759

Re: British Wildlife Decline

And here we are, rattling about in a 4 bed semi after the kids have left home. We'd downsize to a 2 bed bungalow with a bit more garden, but every time anything hits the market it's snapped up by a developer who flattens it and shoehorns 4 x 5 bedroomed 'executive homes' in. Which are beyond the mea...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:51 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: RS505 cable guides - a cautionary tale
Replies: 16
Views: 3257

Re: RS505 cable guides - a cautionary tale

Oh bugger. I think they are the shifters on the bike I recommended to a colleague when he wanted ideas for his long service award. Mind you, the bloke in the bike shop did a pretty good job of persuading him that carbon fibre has the structural integrity of candyfloss, so I'm not sure he's actually ...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:45 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter headwear
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Winter headwear

I used to rely on a buff to keep my head / ears warm, but since becoming a dedicated specs wearer I like the addition of a peak to keep the rain off and to duck behind when oncoming knobheads don't dip their lights. Actually I could do with something a bit thinner for those intermediate days when th...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:38 pm
Forum: Pro Race
Topic: Drugs in other sports and the media.
Replies: 5594
Views: 277385

Re: Drugs in other sports and the media.

ddraver wrote:That's a good point too, I have had the bike shoes for many years...

I was under the impression (based on nothing I confess) that Eliud's were unique uber-shoes


Now I know bugger all about running, but I think using Uber is probably cheating...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:34 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15126
Views: 474236

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

We're having a jigsaw craze in the office at the moment, hence the post. I'm sure the cleaners hoover up the odd piece just for fun. Quite a good exercise in teamwork / shared achievement. It is a curiously satisfying activity. Once completed, it's back in the box and off to a different department. ...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:14 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15126
Views: 474236

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Tashman wrote:
keef66 wrote:Finishing a jigsaw to find it's missing a piece

Not finished then ;)


Finished to a tolerance of +/- 0.1%....
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 14:12 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Carbon Footprint - UK specific
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: Carbon Footprint - UK specific

I understood the argument against the veganism hailed (by some) as the answer to be that it demands soya to be grown - which generally involves intensive farming with lots of herbicides, pesticides and removal of natural habitat - and then lots of processing - demanding loads of power - and transpo...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 13:12 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Winter headwear
Replies: 14
Views: 439

Re: Winter headwear

Castelli Difesa 2: Warm, windproof, water repellent

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/cas ... prod160623

I have the previous version. Must've gone up in price; I'd never have paid that :shock:
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15126
Views: 474236

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Finishing a jigsaw to find it's missing a piece
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Carbon Footprint - UK specific
Replies: 20
Views: 322

Re: Carbon Footprint - UK specific

It's only going to happen with a lot more carrot than stick. Much better walking / cycling infrastructure. There's still places I won't leave my bike because there's nowhere safe to lock it up, and there are roads I avoid as I deem them unsafe for cycling. Massive house building / improvement progra...
by keef66
Tue Oct 15, 2019 08:40 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15126
Views: 474236

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

Poor reporting. Reading a report on Sky News about a white police officer shooting a black woman in her house. Annoying story but not trivial. What is trivial is the report states the of the Fort Worth population 18% are black, 64% are white and 34% are Hispanic. You do the maths. I'm guessing 1.8%...

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