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by philcubed
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Spirituality
Replies: 49
Views: 1216

Re: Spirituality

All I know is that Spiritualized are playing the Hackney Empire this Saturday, and I'll be there.
by philcubed
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: MTB Beginners
Topic: Derailleur size for a newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Derailleur size for a newbie

My daughter had a Specialized Hotrock 20" (bought second hand for £50, sold for £100!). it was a heavy bike for her, and the fork didnt move at all. She has just grown out of her Carrera Luna 24" (girls version of the Blast), she found this easier to ride, expecially after changing out the...
by philcubed
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 6 speed shifter, 7 speed cassette?
Replies: 5
Views: 709

Re: 6 speed shifter, 7 speed cassette?

OK Cheers. I'll get a shifter then. Thanks for the advice.
by philcubed
Mon Aug 26, 2019 14:01 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: 6 speed shifter, 7 speed cassette?
Replies: 5
Views: 709

6 speed shifter, 7 speed cassette?

Hi, I'm sorting my daughters uni bike ready for the new term. Just a cheap thing. The back wheel got kicked in last year, so I was going to replace it with a spare wheel I have. Trouble is, the old wheel/ shifter is 6 speed (freewheel), the spare wheel is 7 speed (freehub). Will I be able to set up ...
by philcubed
Tue Aug 06, 2019 09:46 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket Installation Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket Installation Issues

If you can't get it in straight, it may be that the previous one was not installed correctly and was cross threaded. I had this on a bike, the original BB was cross threaded, so when I installed a new BB it wouldn't go in straight. I got the BB shell re-threaded by the local bike shop.
by philcubed
Thu Aug 01, 2019 16:38 pm
Forum: MTB General
Topic: MTB in North Devon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: MTB in North Devon?

For the second route I posted, I started out from where we were staying, just west of the most southern part of the route. If you drive to do this one, you could park up in Exford, there's a car park by the river, a couple of pubs and a shop for refreshments, though it's a killer climb out of the vi...
by philcubed
Thu Aug 01, 2019 09:29 am
Forum: MTB General
Topic: MTB in North Devon?
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: MTB in North Devon?

https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/Njg4NDc= I rode this one from Croyde which was nice. Some hills, goes through Braunton so opportunity for coffee stop. Some vicious looking cows at Saunton who I avoided! Hope you're going to Croyde for the body-boarding. Great fun! https://www.mbr.co.uk/route...
by philcubed
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up
Replies: 3985
Views: 147172

Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Watching this mornings news and being told about the best weekend of sport ever. Cheered me up as I only watch cycling, so had dodged the rest of the sport by spending most of the weekend outside doing things!
by philcubed
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 74769
Views: 3922936

Re: Silly commuting racing

Oh wow, Mont Ventoux is tough enough at 20C :shock:. When did you begin your climb? That was also an issue, as we are staying in Avignon we had to get a train to Carpentras and then ride to Bedoin so it was midday before we started the climb #maddogs Were you on the BBC news this morning, they were...
by philcubed
Tue Jun 11, 2019 09:42 am
Forum: Vintage bikes forum
Topic: Chelmsford Essex Vintage rides
Replies: 0
Views: 1754

Chelmsford Essex Vintage rides

HI, anybody know of a group that rides out on vintage bikes around the Chelmsford, Essex area. A friend saw a group in the town last Saturday. I'd be interested in joining to give the old bike a runout. Cheers.
by philcubed
Fri May 31, 2019 21:01 pm
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Reba solo air 2013 service
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Reba solo air 2013 service

Hi, I'm going to have a go at servicing my 26" Reba solo air forks as I'm getting oil on one of the shafts, so guess the seals are dying. What kit do I need? And where is the best to buy from? Do I need the rockshox 5w and 15w oil or will any do? I've seen a full service kit on Amazon, but it t...
by philcubed
Thu May 16, 2019 20:35 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Best song intros
Replies: 177
Views: 6691

Re: Best song intros

I wanna be adored - the Stone Roses. Different style of attack than love spreads but still great https://youtu.be/oXaJBouJqCg Highway 49 - howling Wolf https://youtu.be/4BdMf_YNv78 Links please people. I'm old and lazy and can't be bothered to look your suggestions up! Cos highlighting text with yo...
by philcubed
Thu May 16, 2019 19:09 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Best song intros
Replies: 177
Views: 6691

Re: Best song intros

I wanna be adored - the Stone Roses. Different style of attack than love spreads but still great
https://youtu.be/oXaJBouJqCg
Highway 49 - howling Wolf
https://youtu.be/4BdMf_YNv78
Links please people. I'm old and lazy and can't be bothered to look your suggestions up!
by philcubed
Thu May 16, 2019 17:16 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Best song intros
Replies: 177
Views: 6691

Re: Best song intros

How Soon Is Now is one with my vote.
How about 'love spreads' by Stone Roses
https://youtu.be/ct-qa6SjRZo
by philcubed
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up
Replies: 3985
Views: 147172

Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

Only pub I've ever been chucked out of was a Sam Smiths. Got there with my youngest in a buggy - sign on the door said 'no pushchairs', so we had the feeling it wasn't going to be a family friendly place. It was pretty empty inside with just a few quite old people in. We were going to eat, so asked ...
by philcubed
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up
Replies: 3985
Views: 147172

Re: Seemingly trivial things that cheer you up

TV programs like most haunted or my house is haunted. Although I’m a total wimp whe it comes to watching horror movies and the like and if I was in some old house at night with creaky noises I would probably fill my pants. It’s the way they say this is “ really dangerous “ I may have missed somethi...
by philcubed
Sat Feb 16, 2019 13:19 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38303
Views: 711224

Re: BREXIT - Faroe Island Trade Deal Sorted. Job Done!

So far I have spent my entire career without having to construct a single physical object (the toast rack they had me make at school doesn't count). How do you make stuff? Does it involve hammers and sawing still? Not that I want to give it go, you understand. It's duct tape to stick stuff together...
by philcubed
Wed Feb 13, 2019 19:41 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Cube Aim MTB's how are they?
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Cube Aim MTB's how are they?

Looking at the Cannondale trail 6 and this Cube, there doesn't seem to be much different if that's what you are looking for. I bought my Cube Acid 8 years ago and still love it, but this Aim doesn't seem to be any advance on it. Old style gearing, poor fork (I put a Reba on mine after a while), tyre...
by philcubed
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: BREXIT - Bercow & Swinson Meet Their EU Bosses to Receive New Orders
Replies: 38303
Views: 711224

Re: BREXIT - "I shall say this only once". "You stupid woman".

Nothing sums this government up more than awarding a contract to a freight company with no ships while unable to stop people crossing the busiest shipping lanes in the world in rubber dinghies. The Rubber Dinghies are actually Seaborne Freight ships practising bringing in our essential supplies. Ra...
by philcubed
Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you
Replies: 15038
Views: 469810

Re: Seemingly trivial things that annoy you

HaydenM wrote:Speaking of which, my bloody roof keeps leaking. Probably not trivial though


Did you check where your builder got your floor tiles from? :)

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