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Forum: Commuting
05-02-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,719
Posted By Welshboy

I once had a stupidly short commute of just 1...

I once had a stupidly short commute of just 1 mile each way so cycled to and from work (on a hybrid) in work clothes including collar and tie plus heavy steel toe-capped shoes!

After...
Forum: Commuting
03-28-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Welshboy

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 25C's

Wow! These have to be the hardest to fit (and also the most expensive) tyre I've ever encountered and it's seriously got me thinking about how I'd manage if I get a flat on my 12-mile each way...
11-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By Welshboy

It's gorgeous. Silver rims and a silver...

It's gorgeous.

Silver rims and a silver seatpost for me but it's a stunner as is.
10-23-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 23,647
Posted By Welshboy

My current five bikes as listed on my Strava...

My current five bikes as listed on my Strava profile.

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10-19-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,334
Posted By Welshboy

Currently three in the house (much to my wife's...

Currently three in the house (much to my wife's annoyance) and two in the shed (with the spiders).
10-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,891
Posted By Welshboy

Ignore and cover with a vinyl decal.

Ignore and cover with a vinyl decal.
10-11-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Welshboy

Not to the same extent but I notice that Halfords...

Not to the same extent but I notice that Halfords have upped some of their bike prices over the past few days.
09-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 92,886
Posted By Welshboy

I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me...

I can't compete with the elegant beauty above me (and our rear gates don't help) but I built this up this morning initially using 48 x 18 and then swapping the rear cog to a 19 to get a tighter chain...
09-11-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Welshboy

What grease for a carbon seatpin in an alloy frame

What type of grease should I use when using a carbon seat pin in an aluminum frame? In theory, they shouldn't bond together but I seem to recall reading that grease is needed, perhaps to help avoid...
09-06-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 11,226
Posted By Welshboy

The popularity of discs is having an affect on...

The popularity of discs is having an affect on rim brake prices and I've just picked up some Dura Ace 9100 in the UK (aka rip-off Britain) for $260.
06-28-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,316
Posted By Welshboy

1990's - Colnago C40. In the late 90's one...

1990's - Colnago C40.

In the late 90's one of the cycle magazines asked the pro riders what bike they would want to own going into retirement and most answered Colnago C40.
06-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre' (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and...
06-20-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Motherless Brooklyn' (2019) starring Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin and...
06-17-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Calvary' (2014) starring Brendan Gleeson and Kelly Reilly.

This film is listed as a "black comedy...
06-14-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 16,168
Posted By Welshboy

In recent years I've become a bit of a fan of...

In recent years I've become a bit of a fan of aluminium/aluminum but I used to be a 'steel is real' disciple having no less than eight custom-built steel frames over an 18-year period and considered...
06-14-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Woman in Gold' (2015) starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds.

This superb film portrays the...
06-07-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Split' (2018) starring James McAvoy, Betty Buckley, Anna Taylor-Joy, Hayley Lu Richardson and Jessica...
06-06-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'The Railway Man' (2013) starring Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Jeremy Irvine and Stellan Skarsgård.
...
05-23-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'The Blue Dahlia' (1946) starring Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Williams Bendix and Doris Dowling.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,739
Posted By Welshboy

Been on it since August 2015, free for a couple...

Been on it since August 2015, free for a couple of years and happy to pay since then. I love Strava but just hate the muppets who have vehicle assisted KOM's and think it's funny to leave them there.
05-10-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Joker' (2019) starring Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy and Zazie Beetz.

Wow! I never...
04-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Build My Gallows High' (1947) starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda...
04-20-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Fargo' (1996) starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare.

I do find...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10,321
Views: 2,945,827
Posted By Welshboy

Anyone use a frame-fit pump with their CAAD12?...

Anyone use a frame-fit pump with their CAAD12? I'm looking for a recommendation please.
04-17-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,111
Posted By Welshboy

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit...

But you may have to drill the valve hole to suit the fatter Schrader valve.
04-16-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,111
Posted By Welshboy

A pump for American valves? Sounds like you...

A pump for American valves?

Sounds like you need some sort of Trump Pump.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 05:19 AM
Replies: 10,321
Views: 2,945,827
Posted By Welshboy

At long last! First ride on my 2019 CAAD12...

At long last!

First ride on my 2019 CAAD12 (105 spec) this morning and I'm hugely impressed! After almost trashing my Giant Defy a few winters ago (admittedly through neglect) I've been so wary of...
04-12-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,170
Posted By Welshboy

Colnago C40's used to have a steel fork... and it...

Colnago C40's used to have a steel fork... and it didn't stop Mapie getting a 1-2-3 at Paris-Roubaix in 1996.
04-08-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'The Hunt' (2012) starring Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen and Annika Wedderkopp.

Second time I've...
Forum: Introductions
04-06-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Welshboy

Always nice to welcome someone from Teesside!...

Always nice to welcome someone from Teesside! Whilst I'm Welsh my mum was from M'bro and I just love going there to visit my relatives.
03-30-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

Oh. I knew exactly what I was doing there!

Oh. I knew exactly what I was doing there!
03-30-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'The Postman' (1997) starring Kevin Costner, Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate and Will Patton.

Two years...
03-30-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,667
Posted By Welshboy

About the same but always on my own now. ...

About the same but always on my own now.

Tomorrow is the last day of Q1 and I need to do 50km to be bang on target with my annual target (a modest 6000km).
03-25-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,020
Posted By Welshboy

Well, I was singing Bing Crosby songs all day...

Well, I was singing Bing Crosby songs all day yesterday...

I think I have Crooner Virus.
03-23-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,784
Posted By Welshboy

Had probably my last club ride for a few...

Had probably my last club ride for a few months(?) on Saturday - very low key and we sat outside a cafe that did takeaway coffee and we faithfully kept to the two metre seperation guidlines at the...
03-19-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Crimson Peak' (2015) starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston.

My daughter is...
03-16-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'For Whom The Bell Tolls' (1943) starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman and (scene-stealer)...
03-14-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Slow West' (2015) - starring Kodi Smit-McPhee. Michael Fassbender, Ben Mendelsohn and Caren Pistorius.
...
03-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,755
Posted By Welshboy

Short Term - Not too worried about myself but our...

Short Term - Not too worried about myself but our daughter is asthmatic and a bit frail.

Longer term - Hope my pension fund recovers over the next 18 months!
03-10-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 15,173
Posted By Welshboy

'Trigger Mortis' by Anthony Horowitz. This...

'Trigger Mortis' by Anthony Horowitz.

This was the first post-Fleming James Bond book I've read and I hadn't realised that there's quite a few out there now! Horowitz skilfully works 500 words...
03-09-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,888
Posted By Welshboy

At my worst I was 5'8" and 238lbs (that's a...

At my worst I was 5'8" and 238lbs (that's a horrible BMI) but I've always found bib-shorts to be the most comfortable thing to wear and have recently started to wear merino wool undervests (long...
03-08-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Desert Flower' (2009) starring Liya Kebede, Sally Hawkins and Timothy Spall.

The inspirational...
02-29-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Parasite' (2019)

Famously the best film at the 2020 Oscar's and the first foreign language film to...
02-28-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'Inside The Walls Of Folsom Prison' (1951) starring Steve Cochran, David Brian,...
02-24-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 2,817
Views: 309,031
Posted By Welshboy

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'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: 34
Views: 1,919
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: 59
Views: 3,460
Posted By Welshboy

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Honor Blackman and Diana Dors are so HOT in this!
02-18-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 848
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: 9,856
Views: 2,035,450
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: 3,784
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...
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