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02-24-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 229,665
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/Identity_zps7xkufpq5.jpg

'Identity' (2003) starring John Cusack, Ray Liotta and Amanda Peet.

Good film this! It's sort of like...
02-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 693
Posted By Welshboy

I had a beautiful fillet-brazed custom road frame...

I had a beautiful fillet-brazed custom road frame built from Columbus Max and picked up a top tube dent in a crash. As the frame was recently new I couldn't just write if off so my framebuilder...
02-22-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,186
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ABoyAGirlAndABike_zpscemds9ik.jpg

Honor Blackman and Diana Dors are so HOT in this!
02-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Welshboy

Result!

I'm always browsing for bikes on Gumtree and I spotted an ad last week with a ropey old description and a cock and bull story claiming that the seller had accepted a road bike for payment for a...
Forum: Foo
02-14-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9,571
Views: 1,974,784
Posted By Welshboy

Rhiannon Giddens has such a sweet voice. I knew...

Rhiannon Giddens has such a sweet voice. I knew nothing about her until I recently saw a programme (from 2014) that celebrated Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' album.
02-11-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,991
Posted By Welshboy

My 40-year career was in the access industry...

My 40-year career was in the access industry (scaffolding and then cherry-pickers) and I'd always planned to retire at 60 but just after my 57th birthday a company merger saw me squeezed out three...
Forum: Introductions
02-09-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Welshboy

I really can't think of a better reason! ...

I really can't think of a better reason!

Welcome to the BF community.
02-09-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,044
Posted By Welshboy

I used a cheapish Cyclo cable cutter for many...

I used a cheapish Cyclo cable cutter for many years without problems until my daughter nabbed it for making jewelry. I now use a Park Tool but have no idea of the model number.
02-08-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Welshboy

Cheers mate. I might get one for my commuter bike...

Cheers mate. I might get one for my commuter bike when I rebuild it. Tourney is OK but the nutted cable retention lets it down.
Forum: Commuting
02-07-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,464
Posted By Welshboy

An eventful start this morning. Less than four...

An eventful start this morning. Less than four minutes into my 10-mile ride this morning I got hit by a car. Nothing hurts and nothing is broken.

Early morning and still dark and my bike was lit...
02-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 229,665
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/BabyDriver_zpsdfdqjst7.jpg

'Baby Driver' (2017) starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, John Hamm and Eiza...
02-06-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 229,665
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/LeMans66_zpsl10tce68.jpg

Le Mans '66 (2019) starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon.

I missed this in the main cinemas near us...
02-06-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,389
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/IMG_0634_zpsndppq2jz.jpg

2014 Specialized AWOL DLX

No longer in my fleet but what I rode when I was at my heaviest (238lb at...
02-06-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,254
Posted By Welshboy

I've often built-up bikes from frames I've bought...

I've often built-up bikes from frames I've bought and about 20 years or so ago I built up a nice 631 winter bike one Saturday afternoon (new frame and old groupset) and had just put the pedals on...
02-06-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By Welshboy

It's on my bucket list.

It's on my bucket list.
02-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/SAM_0100_zpslykqjlbl.jpg

I loved my 2015 Giant Escape 3 choosing it for a very short (1.8 miles each way) commute I had at the...
02-06-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By Welshboy

My AWS-1 already has coloured accents on it....

My AWS-1 already has coloured accents on it. Great tool.
Forum: Introductions
02-03-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 300
Posted By Welshboy

Welcome. Noob myself but loving this site. ...

Welcome. Noob myself but loving this site.

Where are you based Loga?
02-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 22,655
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/Alfie/SAM_0105_zpsrmd6kr4o.jpg
(Chain not fitted)
02-02-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 988
Posted By Welshboy

Yes, I love the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns...

Yes, I love the Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns and we do occassionally still get the odd decent western released like 3:10 to Yuma, Salvation, Seraphim Falls, Tombstone, Unforgiven, Wyatt Earp and...
02-02-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,440
Posted By Welshboy

I'm using my LBS more than ever but only for...

I'm using my LBS more than ever but only for consumables like pads and cables and occasionally parts like BB's and cassettes. He's very competitive on price and often does unexpected little discounts...
02-02-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 229,665
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront_zpsye6jytub.jpg

This double Oscar winner from 1930 (best film and best director) was shown on TCM last...
02-01-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 42,721
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/TOP_zpsf9im8595.jpg
01-30-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Welshboy

Are you claiming against the car driver?

Are you claiming against the car driver?
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By Welshboy

https://shorter-rochford.co.uk/history/ ...

https://shorter-rochford.co.uk/history/

Graeme Obree famously used to ride for Shorter-Rochford.

Legend.
01-29-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Welshboy

I've also considered this as the wheels on my...

I've also considered this as the wheels on my Giant Defy creak badly (I'm on my second pair) but wouldn't the oil in the lube get onto the inner tubes? I think oil on the inner tubes is considered a...
01-29-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 673
Posted By Welshboy

I've just got a modest target of 6,000km (3,750...

I've just got a modest target of 6,000km (3,750 miles) for 2020 and hope to get at least 10 metric centuries in and a true century ride in at some time. Before that, by March 1st I'm hoping to dip...
01-29-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 654
Posted By Welshboy

^^ Yes. 'Road To Valor' is an excellent read.

^^ Yes. 'Road To Valor' is an excellent read.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,956,190
Posted By Welshboy

Strolled over to my LBS after my morning ride to...

Strolled over to my LBS after my morning ride to buy some brake pads for my Giant Defy. Really wanted Shimano but came away with Clarks. Also purchased a 5 x 5mm spacer set in a gorgeous anodized...
01-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 417
Posted By Welshboy

Great achievement my friend and very...

Great achievement my friend and very inspirational. I'm down about 26lbs since late summer 2019 but have plateaued a bit so will knuckle down in February.

Keep it going!
01-27-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 229,665
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/HellDrivers_zpsksstbc9t.jpg

'Hell Drivers' (1957) starring Stanley Baker, Herbert Lom, Patrick McGoohan, Peggy Cummins, Sid James...
01-27-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Welshboy

Just checking, is your bike also a triple?

Just checking, is your bike also a triple?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,956,190
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/Alfie/12-23_zpsfw0ygimm.jpg

A Sram PG850 12-23 8-speed cassette (no real climbs on my commute) chosen for it's low cost but impressively...
01-25-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Welshboy

Quite an inspirational thread this and a project...

Quite an inspirational thread this and a project I'd like to try myself in the not too distant future.
01-25-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Welshboy

As it won't be visible does it matter? Nice...

As it won't be visible does it matter?

Nice frame btw.
01-25-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Welshboy

Road salt can be a bike and/or component killer...

Road salt can be a bike and/or component killer if you don't hose your bike down and lubricate/grease. One winter, I almost reduced my Giant Defy to scrap value due to neglecting to wash it down and...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,464
Posted By Welshboy

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting...

Even though my commuter bike is in bits awaiting a rebuild (external BB problems but also swapping the groupset to a very basic 2x7) I got back in the commuting saddle today by using my old Giant...
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Welshboy

Not too well actually. I think, mentally, PBP was...

Not too well actually. I think, mentally, PBP was my 'Everest' and having achieved it I took my foot of the gas at the very same time that I took up a new hobby (flight sims and computer graphics)...
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP09_zps1fed8b1b.jpg
Waiting to start.

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/2007PBP18_zps7aeeb510.jpg
...
Replies: 8
Views: 518
Posted By Welshboy

My 2007 Paris-Brest-Paris

I hope it's OK to post this here as 2007 is a few years ago now! Perhaps reading this ride report might just inspire someone to give it a go at sometime in the future.
...
01-20-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By Welshboy

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/escape-city-2016...

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/escape-city-2016

They make a specific fender for the non-disc Escapes - well, they did in 2016.

I had the Escape 3 (2016 - lovely bike) and asked the dealer to...
01-19-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 919
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/PTW/Alfie/SAM_0105_zpsrmd6kr4o.jpg

Lugged steel Cougar with Shimano 105 9-speed Flight Deck (sans chain)
01-19-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,159
Posted By Welshboy

I'm 5' 8" and currently 206lbs but was about...

I'm 5' 8" and currently 206lbs but was about 224-230lbs for most of last year which was my first year of retirement.

I've not discovered a secret diet! In early October I took a part-time job (16...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By Welshboy

Chapeaux! What a great time too.

Chapeaux! What a great time too.
01-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2,789
Views: 228,326
Posted By Welshboy

The Shimano external BB (BB-4600) on my commuter...

The Shimano external BB (BB-4600) on my commuter bike has developed the dreaded knockin' and a rockin' so it's all change and I'm going to downgrade it from Tiagra 10-speed to Tourney 7-speed. The...
01-17-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 363
Posted By Welshboy

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver...

From 1982 to 2018 I was a company car driver averaging 24,000 miles a year. Now I'm semi-retired, I probably did an absolute maximum of 2,000 miles in 2019 comfortably below my cycling mileage of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 02:33 AM
Replies: 19,184
Views: 3,956,190
Posted By Welshboy

After last week's impulse buy of a CAAD12 (32%...

After last week's impulse buy of a CAAD12 (32% off and the last one in my size anywhere in the UK) this week has been a lot calmer with just a pair of Vittoria Zaffiro tyres and a 9-speed KMC chain...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-20, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,291
Views: 143,412
Posted By Welshboy

On a group ride a few months ago on a MUP we rode...

On a group ride a few months ago on a MUP we rode past an 8 inch transparent gel *****. Surreal.
01-15-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 229,665
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/TheHiddenFace_zpsmmycrwek.jpg

'The Hidden Face' (2011) starring Quim Gutiérrez, Martina García and Marcela Mar.

A successful...
01-14-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,720
Posted By Welshboy

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS...

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/Triban100-drops_zpsqiz7dlye.jpg

My commuter/winter bike is a B'Twin Triban 100 (alu with steel fork) bought as a flat bar but...
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