avdave2

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Your perfect albums in the forum Chat Forum 3 days ago

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Have derailleurs had their day? in the forum Bike Forum 3 days ago

    Same as I do with my derailleur bike now I’ve got Putoline on the chain, I don’t even oil it.

    A point I made, much easier option now with wide range 1x gearing but if it’s getting utterly plastered in mud twice a day you’ll still have to change bits more often an the 3 year cycle I’m on.

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Have derailleurs had their day? in the forum Bike Forum 4 days ago

    I’ve got a Rohloff on an all year round off road commuter. In efficiency terms its miles ahead of a derailleur system. In the morning I get on it ride to work get covered in mud get off at work do nothing. At the end of the day I ride home get covered in mud and put in the garage and keep repeating. Maybe once a week the chain gets a wipe over and…[Read more]

  • I have fond memories of eating doctored cheesecake while watching Eraserhead.

  • South Downs near me, courtesy if you believe the local news, of the EA cutting back and not dredging the river mouth.

    As far as I’m aware it’s not cutbacks but a plan to stop the futile battle with the sea and to allow the area to return to a natural wetland. Sure the lovely meandering bends looked nice enough but it’s a pretty sterile environment…[Read more]

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Your perfect albums in the forum Chat Forum 6 days ago

    Spirit of Eden

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Life in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I’ve read monksie’s post and am now feeling down and a bit of a failure in life as I don’t have a wall in my house big enough to stencil it on. 😊

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Fracking ban. in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    It’s a really bad day, Blackpool’s last hope gone. Fracking might have allowed it to collapse and slide beneath the waves, now the poor bastards will have to go on living there!

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Crysotile content in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Every single house in the area of Brighton where I live has it. I’ve just had the men in white suits in as the insurance company wanted it done as they were funding a repair. I’m fairly sure that if every ceiling in the area I live we’re to come down there would be more potential exposure than if they were all boarded over.

  • It looks suspiciously like a tape measure

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Inertia in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I love being out riding my bike but will prevaricate and delay for hours to actually get out.

    One of the things I like about running if there is a lot less faff and organising to get out of the door so there are less excuses.

    Riding to work is good, it’s just got to be done so it becomes routine, hopefully I’ll be back doing that soon.

    Riding…[Read more]

  • avdave2 replied to the topic converting euro's to GBP (cash) in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    You must be the only person in the world moving out of Euros and in to Sterling!.:-)

  • Really, who writes this shit for the MEN? The last non-story someone posted from there about two slappers having a fight was the same, two sentences repeated over and over into a thousand words, only interspersed with 47 trout pout photos

  • As long as you don’t string him along then do a runner with the money

    That would be a real kidney punch

  • avdave2 replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Corbynite Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle is trailing the Labour Manifesto in front of Jezza’s speech today. He’s on Five Live, Emma Barnett now.

    Its frankly embaressing. He sounds like a ranty sixth-former, preaching to everyone, banging on about Rupert Murdoch and all the other lefty bogeymen. If this is the level of ‘debate’ that we can look fo…

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  • avdave2 replied to the topic Nicest steel ride? in the forum Bike Forum 1 week ago

    I don’t think 853 seat or chain stays are available. If my memory is correct.

    They certainly didn’t used to be, I have an 853 main tubes 725 seat & chainstays on one of my bikes which is around 12 years old. I thought I’d heard that you could now get 853 seat and chainstays but I might have imagined that.

    I know my White Spider was a mix of C…[Read more]

  • avdave2 replied to the topic No not like that in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    I eat kiwi fruit whole which some people seem to think is a little odd.

  • avdave2 replied to the topic Tramps. in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    What’s your question caller?

    Ageing and nostalgic STWer reminisces….

  • I’m not sure buggering about at the top of 256m chimneys and trivial injuries really go hand in hand…

    It looked like you could get a  splinter from some of that wood at the top. And up there without a coat on, well a nasty chill is almost inevitable. That should give them something to think about

  • avdave2 replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    Not a hope in hell. If the current situation hasn’t persuaded them to reconsider, a teenager certainly won’t be able to.

    The current situation is conflict and accusations flying everywhere, that persuades no one it just entrenches positions.

    I’m not talking about being harangued by anyone but about the people with the most to lose speaking to tho…[Read more]

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