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Racing / Re: Giro d’Italia 2020
« Last post by TimC on Yesterday at 11:43:13 pm »
Good finish today, although I hate circuits.

Sean Kelly on the sofa...Tim Moore rips the piss out of his legendary (lack of) personality throughout his 1914 Giro recreation "Gironimo!"  "Uh, he was, uh, majorly suffering there".



Oohh, missed that. I thought Sean was doing the Vuelta gig today? Anyway, Tim Moore is effectively God when it comes to commenting on Grand Tours from an amateur perspective. And I don't think he's been found taking any drugs but alcohol...
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Rides and Touring / Re: Mid-Essex Mid-Week Nocturnal Series
« Last post by tedshred on Yesterday at 11:23:09 pm »
8pm sharp(ish)  :-[
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Tandems / Re: Bob Jackson to close
« Last post by PhilP on Yesterday at 11:07:09 pm »
Pleased I was able to take delivery of my BJ tandem three weeks ago from John & Ruth. Wonderful machine.
FWIW, we purchased it because Covid has removed our main hobby (dancing) and also we had funds earmarked for foreign holiday which we didn't take due to Covid. So in our case, Covid generated a new tandem.
Very pleased to buy British.
I don't know where you would get a British made tandem with couplers. I asked Steven Shand a few years ago, he wasn't interested.

I think that it is still possible to get a bespoke tandem made by Locks of Sandwich, Roberts & Longstaff, probably others too.

Thorn, Orbit and Circe are all UK based of course and although they bring their fames in from the far east they are still desgined and built to those companies desgins and standards.
Sadly Chas Roberts retired several years ago.
Longstaff don't currently do tandems - I checked earlier this year.
Don't know of Locks of Sandwich.
Had one Thorn,  enjoyed it, but sadly 120mm too short on the rear, and made of pretty heavy steel.
Circe - aren't they small wheels and flat bars  - not for me thanks.
My BJ is actually branded Orbit as well, and is an Orbit Sapphire Pro, made by BJ. Very pleased to have purchased it.
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Racing / Re: Vuelta 2020
« Last post by Mr Larrington on Yesterday at 11:02:48 pm »
OK, ITV, where the actual fsck have you hidden the highlights show on your so-called “hub”?
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Tandems / Re: Bob Jackson to close
« Last post by Joe.B on Yesterday at 10:38:58 pm »
Pleased I was able to take delivery of my BJ tandem three weeks ago from John & Ruth. Wonderful machine.
FWIW, we purchased it because Covid has removed our main hobby (dancing) and also we had funds earmarked for foreign holiday which we didn't take due to Covid. So in our case, Covid generated a new tandem.
Very pleased to buy British.
I don't know where you would get a British made tandem with couplers. I asked Steven Shand a few years ago, he wasn't interested.

I think that it is still possible to get a bespoke tandem made by Locks of Sandwich, Roberts & Longstaff, probably others too.

Thorn, Orbit and Circe are all UK based of course and although they bring their fames in from the far east they are still desgined and built to those companies desgins and standards.
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Freewheeling / Re: Look mum, no brakes
« Last post by Adam on Yesterday at 10:37:45 pm »
Today in the shop a young lad brought his bike in, asking me to replace his rear cable disc brake with a hydraulic brake.  I pointed out to him that his existing brake worked fine but he just wanted to have the same as I'd fitted to his mate's bike last week.   

I also pointed out that he's supposed to also have a front brake, as that was completely non existent - not even a lever.  He said he might pop back next week to have that fitted.  ::-)
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Tandems / Re: Bob Jackson to close
« Last post by PhilP on Yesterday at 10:31:24 pm »
Pleased I was able to take delivery of my BJ tandem three weeks ago from John & Ruth. Wonderful machine.
FWIW, we purchased it because Covid has removed our main hobby (dancing) and also we had funds earmarked for foreign holiday which we didn't take due to Covid. So in our case, Covid generated a new tandem.
Very pleased to buy British.
I don't know where you would get a British made tandem with couplers. I asked Steven Shand a few years ago, he wasn't interested.
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The Pub / Re: Little Eye On The Provinces
« Last post by Pingu on Yesterday at 10:30:37 pm »
Everything I know about Eastbourne I learnt from Kevin Coyne.
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Racing / Re: Vuelta 2020
« Last post by Hot Flatus on Yesterday at 10:21:08 pm »
Hello Jan  ;D
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OT Knowledge / Re: MTD for VAT
« Last post by Davef on Yesterday at 10:20:37 pm »
I've managed to dodge this by being a bit workshy and hence below the threshold for MTD.  Nonetheless, having discussed it with my accountant they've said they'll happily continue to take my spreadsheet records and stick them into suitable software and upload for me for a small quarterly fee to save me buying the software myself, and all the attendant upgrades etc.  Mind you, my records are pretty simple.
Is the small quarterly fee more than the price of the software.
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