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by meanredspider
Tue Aug 22, 2017 17:23 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278000

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

On the Halfords tool chests, fortunately stock was only their display models so they phoned me today and I was able to ask them to hold the ones they are ordering in
by meanredspider
Tue Aug 22, 2017 15:35 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Petrol Lawnmower Recommendations
Replies: 41
Views: 2460

Re: Petrol Lawnmower Recommendations

I've been researching mowers recently and I don't think you can go too far wrong with either brand ETA - it might be worth researching the availability of spares for each. I've just been quoted £1100 to repair a mower mostly because spares aren't available for the engine. I think I only paid £1100 f...
by meanredspider
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Training, Fitness and Health
Topic: Stem cell knee therapy
Replies: 23
Views: 3757

Re: Stem cell knee therapy

Given my daughter has had donor stem cells recently with an aim to cure her leukaemia (seemingly reasonably successfully so far), getting some of your own to do this sounds like a great idea. Quite how they persuade them to become cartilage rather than head back to bone marrow, their natural home, I...
by meanredspider
Mon Aug 21, 2017 20:32 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278000

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

Did the on-line chat thing and the code expires tonight. Did click-and-collect as the chat person said, if I contact the store, they might hold for a week.
by meanredspider
Mon Aug 21, 2017 20:10 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bike gear you've just bought !
Replies: 19275
Views: 1278000

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

http://i1.adis.ws/i/washford/bundle_457?w=637&h=403 http://www.halfords.com/workshop-tools/storage/tool-chests-cabinets/professional-4-5-7-drawer-cabinets-bundle Bundle: £499 down to £299, code (WORKSHOP15) for another 15% off, another 10% off from British Cycling when I collect. Mancave starti...
by meanredspider
Fri Aug 18, 2017 14:58 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Looking for Lake cx237, Bont Vaypor +, S-Works S6 owners
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: Looking for Lake cx237, Bont Vaypor +, S-Works S6 owners

Specialized has a comfort guarantee - if you buy them and you don't find them comfortable even after use, they will refund you. I had some of their Cross shoes based upon their Works road shoes fitting me brilliantly (wide feet and narrow heel) but the Cross shoes dug into my ankle (a common complai...
by meanredspider
Fri Aug 18, 2017 14:44 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Di2
Replies: 93
Views: 6566

Re: Di2

I'm a little dubious about the paddles being big enough if wearing thick winter gloves though. I hear people say this and I can't understand it. The "paddles" are significantly stepped and (relatively) huge. I've never once pressed a different one from the one I was planning in whatever g...
by meanredspider
Fri Aug 18, 2017 13:24 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: Brompton Spec
Replies: 15
Views: 1824

Re: Brompton Spec

cougie wrote:I've the 6 speed as that's what came on my edition. It can get me up a hill that's got to be about 20%.


How do you keep the front wheel down? When I had my (hateful) Brompton, I was forever lifting the front wheel away from the lights on the flat.
by meanredspider
Fri Aug 18, 2017 09:33 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Fixie Rider charged with manslaughter after collision with pedestrian.
Replies: 498
Views: 21233

Re: Fixie Rider charged with manslaughter after collision with pedestrian.

Sorry folks but I reckon this thread ought to be closed now .... a person actually passed away you know. Closed why? It's a discussion about why it may have happened, not containing any information that's not in the public domain and doesn't exactly apportion blame to either party. This is a forum ...
by meanredspider
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Fixie Rider charged with manslaughter after collision with pedestrian.
Replies: 498
Views: 21233

Re: Fixie Rider charged with manslaughter after collision with pedestrian.

Rear brakes are only ever going to be a fraction of the capability of front brakes on a rigid frame - that's just physics.
by meanredspider
Thu Aug 17, 2017 09:02 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: lubrication confusion
Replies: 43
Views: 2212

Re: lubrication confusion

In my thread on this, it seems that most pro teams use Morgan Blue. I'm going to give theirs a go. I like the sound of their muscle rubs too, ooeer missus. Yebbut they have dudes pressure washing their bikes every night and redoing the lube. There's loads of stuff the pros do that I'm not remotely ...
by meanredspider
Wed Aug 16, 2017 13:35 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Does this look like a crack in my carbon frame?
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Re: Does this look like a crack in my carbon frame?

Yup - I'd say a flaw in the paint job. If it extends to the white paint, I'd then start to be concerned.
by meanredspider
Wed Aug 16, 2017 13:33 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17026
Views: 1535549

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Pinno wrote:It's only a bargain if you need it!


Or, in Dan B's case, if it's black and yellow :wink:
by meanredspider
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!
Replies: 17026
Views: 1535549

Re: Thread to tell everyone what bargains you've spotted!

Doesn't everyone do that so that they don't have to worry about the delivery time and can just pick up stuff on the way home? I know I do! Must be new to this then, I rarely check Halfords to see if they sold some of the weird and wonderful stuff I have bought, but guess tyres should have been obvi...
by meanredspider
Tue Aug 15, 2017 07:55 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: How do you motivate yourself to cycle again?
Replies: 76
Views: 4212

Re: How do you motivate yourself to cycle again?

New/different bike - make it interesting again.
by meanredspider
Tue Aug 15, 2017 07:11 am
Forum: Indoor Training and Turbo forum
Topic: Effect of training without fan?
Replies: 25
Views: 4393

Re: Effect of training without fan?

Was trying to avoid shelling out, as there won't be much scope for turbo training when the little one is here :D Anybody would have thought you were having sextuplets! :wink: At one point, we had 3 kids under 4 years old and the world didn't stop. Of course there will be turbo time. You might not b...
by meanredspider
Mon Aug 14, 2017 18:26 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done
Replies: 6763
Views: 348097

Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

Yup - I discovered that my Efco is also a Honda, a John Deere, a Mountfield and a few others I don't know about. My problem is that I have no time to fix it and, TBH, it's probably too small for the paddock that comes attached to our new house - or, at least, too fussy about grass length and moistur...
by meanredspider
Mon Aug 14, 2017 16:03 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done
Replies: 6763
Views: 348097

Re: Thread To Tell Everyone What Fettling You've Just Done

I too have a 14v DeWalt drill and it has been extremely good though one of the pair of batteries is getting a bit tired. I think it is better than rebadge B&D. I think I'm going to try a 36v hedge trimmer. I'll return it if it isn't fit for purpose. My Efco ride-on mower is forked or the Emak en...
by meanredspider
Mon Aug 14, 2017 14:02 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New bike and di2 not working
Replies: 39
Views: 9362

Re: New bike and di2 not working

Cool.
by meanredspider
Mon Aug 14, 2017 13:35 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: One Bike to Rule/Replace Them All...
Replies: 20
Views: 1879

Re: One Bike to Rule/Replace Them All...

It's left-field and I'm sure there are now lots of alternatives, but the Volagi Liscio 2 would fit that bill perfectly. Added to which, you'd never see another. My original Liscio is just as quick as my Foil but it will take much bigger tyres and guards. If I have to keep just one bike, my Volagi wo...

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