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    I've had a good look at the bike this afternoon. ...

    I've had a good look at the bike this afternoon. With the exception of the front wheel (possibly), chain and dereallieur everything else seems to be salvageable with a bit of good old-fashioned...
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    Bike Restoration Project

    I've just acquired a ladies racer bike (circa 1970s/early 1980s) which I'm going to attempt to restore. This will be my first attempt at restoration. The bike in question is a Falcon and is in a...
  3. She did have just enough room and so I eased up...

    She did have just enough room and so I eased up and applied my brakes (whose pads are pretty worn- locking up my rear wheel on pavement is getting harder to do).

    I agree with Mak on this one and...
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    Glad to hear you're still in one piece Draxine. ...

    Glad to hear you're still in one piece Draxine.

    You won't feel the full effects for a day or two and as others have said, see a solicitor for compensation. The driver is at fault and you have...
  5. What a horrible thing to happen. Hope you make a...

    What a horrible thing to happen. Hope you make a complete recovery very soon.

    This also highlights how important Blood Donors are so if anyone's been thinking about becoming a Blood Donor - go...
  6. I've got no facilities at work either so I carry...

    I've got no facilities at work either so I carry deodorising wipes (like baby wipes). Work a treat. They're also great for getting the oil off your hands if you drop the chain. ASDA-Walmart...
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    So what's wrong with establishments that allow...

    So what's wrong with establishments that allow smoking and those that don't? People who don't smoke don't exactly have their arms twisted to go into a smoking pub or cafe. They go in of their own...
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    We just had a ban on smoking in public place...

    We just had a ban on smoking in public place imposed on us here in England on 1st July. It is hugely unpopular, no-one wanted it but the government pushed it through saying public opinion wanted it....
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    I'm very lucky. I get to take my whole bike into...

    I'm very lucky. I get to take my whole bike into the office and park it right next to my desk:D
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    I've got a bike and a car. The car is a 4x4...

    I've got a bike and a car. The car is a 4x4 (SUV) but a fairly economical one. At the moment I have to keep the car as my son is a renal dialysis patient and if there's a problem I have to get him...
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    Buffs are good and very versatile.

    Buffs are good and very versatile.
  12. Thread: I'm in love :)

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    My bike's a friction shift too (Raleigh Romano...

    My bike's a friction shift too (Raleigh Romano ladies racer). You'll soon learn how far to move the friction shift to get the gear you want. If the chain rattles too much just gently move the lever...
  13. I've still got my car - and I will need to keep...

    I've still got my car - and I will need to keep it for the foreseeable future as quite frequently we have an 80+ mile round trip to my son's renal unit. Hopefully, he'll get a kidney transplant this...
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    Definitely a commuter:D IDEA!!!! Take all...

    Definitely a commuter:D

    IDEA!!!!

    Take all the morons who honk at you, curse at you etc. etc. and confiscate their cars for a month and force them to ride bicycles every day.

    Bet they would...
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    Donnamb and Cadfael are so right. These ignorant...

    Donnamb and Cadfael are so right. These ignorant prats do feed on fear. They think it's smart and clever to harrass and intimidate a female cyclist. We get them here in the UK too. When I get...
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    Tonka.toy. Glad you're going to be OK. What a...

    Tonka.toy. Glad you're going to be OK. What a nasty thing to happen:(

    At the very least the idiot in the car should be charged with Driving Without Due Care and Attention if not Dangerous...
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    YES!!! You do get irritated and annoyed when you...

    YES!!! You do get irritated and annoyed when you can't cycle for whatever reason. Earlier on this week I used the car twice to get to work. Both days I felt something was missing. I wonder what...
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    Elusor. That's a very nice bike. What make and...

    Elusor. That's a very nice bike. What make and model is it?
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    Oh dear! Sounds like the timing-belt tensioner's...

    Oh dear! Sounds like the timing-belt tensioner's gone. Careful or you could ruin the engine. My bike breaks down I just take it into the kitchen and fix it. Doesn't take long and I don't have to...
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    Reply from you're-a-thicko.com My commute to...

    Reply from you're-a-thicko.com

    My commute to work this morning was awesome. I left home at 8.15am and arrived at work at 8.30am. Not bad for my 2.5 mile journey. By car it would take 35 - 40...
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    Yes. More so when I first started riding a...

    Yes. More so when I first started riding a motorbike a few years ago. One day after I'd been riding my motorbike for about 6 weeks (the car had broken down badly so motorbike was the only option to...
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    We don't have racoons over here, but I do have a...

    We don't have racoons over here, but I do have a squirrell tail that one of my cats brought in. What happened to the rest of the squirrell I can only guess at.
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    The only snag with cycling now is I can't go past...

    The only snag with cycling now is I can't go past a bike shop without going in and usually buying something for the bike or some cycling clothing. My husband laughs at me because the bike only cost...
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    OK. Here's why I wear a helmet. 40 something...

    OK. Here's why I wear a helmet.

    40 something years ago I had a kiddies bike. Loved that bike. Then I had an accident with it. To this day I still don't really know what happened but I ended up...
  25. Thread: helmet hair

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    Get a Buff. Very versatile, useful piece of...

    Get a Buff. Very versatile, useful piece of headgear:D
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