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09-16-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 46,793
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...
06-25-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By Welshboy

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

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ThetreasureOfTheSierraMadre_zpswqugk0nr.jpg

'The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre' (1948) starring Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,125
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.
04-26-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By Welshboy

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

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/BuildMyGallowsHigh_zpss9naykqu.jpeg

'Build My Gallows High' (1947) starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas and Rhonda...
04-17-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,571
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: 3,571
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: 10,290
Views: 2,861,084
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...
03-30-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
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: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By Welshboy

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

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ThePostman_zpspq8bk10a.jpg

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

Two years...
03-16-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
Posted By Welshboy

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

https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh173/SPINNERS1961/pbSpinners/ForWhomTheBellTolls_zpsz84szz7f.jpg

'For Whom The Bell Tolls' (1943) starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman and (scene-stealer)...
03-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 6,734
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: 85
Views: 10,607
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: 3,236
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...
02-24-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
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: 3,004
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: 3
Views: 572
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...
02-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,677
Views: 277,632
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: 2,677
Views: 277,632
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: 178
Views: 24,305
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By Welshboy

It's on my bucket list.

It's on my bucket list.
02-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,499
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...
02-03-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 25,846
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, 11:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,701
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: 2,677
Views: 277,632
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...
01-28-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
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: 2,677
Views: 277,632
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...
Forum: Commuting
01-23-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 23,942
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: 1,472
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: 1,472
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: 409
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...
01-18-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3,585
Views: 315,409
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: 511
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
01-13-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,252
Posted By Welshboy

In the UK I believe urinating in a public place...

In the UK I believe urinating in a public place is classed as 'anti-social behaviour' (and not a sex crime). We have a very popular 25-mile time-trial course near me that is seriously at risk due to...
01-12-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 992
Posted By Welshboy

Superb! I don't think I could bring myself to...

Superb! I don't think I could bring myself to actually ride it, I'd just want it to stay like that forever...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10,290
Views: 2,861,084
Posted By Welshboy

I'm not liking the colours and graphics on the...

I'm not liking the colours and graphics on the 2020 range and much prefer the large and iconic 'cannondale' on the downtube. So on 'Black Friday' I picked up a 2019 CAAD Optimo Tiagra in acid green...
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