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  1. I've just finished building myself a carbon frame Colnago road bike. The whole thing is a bit of an indulgence really – the bike is extremely light and very beautiful and well beyond my level of endurance/ability. For a few years I've been riding a titanium bike which has been great because you can use it in all weathers and it handles neglect quite well. Anyway, I fell in love with Colnago and over the past year or so I've been slowly collecting bits and pieces from eBay and here and there. I eventually put it together and it's really fantastic and I'm waiting for some good dry weather to take it out. One problem I had was the worry about clamping the frame in a workstand. No problem with the titanium bike but I didn't want to risk damaging a delicate-feeling, lightweight carbon frame Colnago. While I was looking through the Internet about this, I chanced upon a sort of work stand adapter which you put into the jaws of the work stand and then mount bike on that. It's made by Hirobel https://www.hirobel.com/ It's not cheap. In fact it's pretty pricey – but on the other hand, it's going to last forever so if you're using it for 10 or 20 years and if it means that you avoid damage to a delicate carbon frame – or whatever comes up in the future, it eventually becomes with. The problem was, how to get hold of one of these Hirobel adapters. They seem to be only available in the States. Then I found a tiny outfit in Scotland called 2WheelCare which is run by a guy called Daniel. He has been using a Hirobel adapter with his customers bikes for quite a long time and he has had so many customers who asked him about them that occasionally he brings them in and sells them. He sold one to me. I'm really posting because it was such a pleasure to find this company which was so approachable and so accessible and also so reliable. So far as I can make out, 2WheelCare has a dedicated customer following in Scotland including being the repair centre of choice for a number of local clubs. Selling cycling equipment is really just a sideline of theirs – but they do it extremely well. http://www.2wheelcare.co.uk/ 2 Wheel Care Cupar Road Pitscottie Fife KY15 5TB 01334 828436 mail@2wheelcare.co.uk @2wheelcare
  2. Let The Diet Begin The world is about to go on a carbon diet. It won't be easy — or cheap. Nearly 200 countries across the world on Saturday approved a first-of-its-kind universal agreement to wean Earth off fossil fuels and slow global warming, patting themselves on the back for showing such resolve. 'Historic' Paris climate deal adopted Paris deal met with calls to action from Canadians 5 key points in Paris Agreement On Sunday morning, like for many first-day dieters, the reality sets in. The numbers — like calorie limits and hours needed in the gym — are daunting. More info-and what do you think of this agreement Some scary comments on the article. Better get a move on some are thinking. Many of us do not fully understand how bad things are,or could be if things do not get moving fast. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/paris-cop21-climate-deal-fallout-1.3363024 Better put this on.To show how things can be done. 5 Countries That Prove The World Does Not Need Fossil Fuels. http://theantimedia.org/5-countries-that-prove-the-world-doesnt-need-fossil-fuels/ It clearly is a worrying situation.So for those that like a good read.And also trying to reassure myself that things will be done as quick as possible. Fossil Fuel Phase Out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil-fuel_phase-out Sounds like China needs to get stuck in and get moving rapidly. In some places there you can hardly see your hands in front of your faces. Breathing must be difficult at times and unhealthy. Well there you are.A few articles from the Web, i really do not know that much about the problem but got a feeling many of us will soon know plenty. I can not keep saying winter after winter well it is the jet stream,the direction of the wind that keeps giving us warm winters. When i was young winters were winters,year after year. Something is amiss. Perhaps you can tell me,or say how you feel about this problem. I hope the leaders are not speaking with Forked Tongues is all i can add. And i suppose if they are serious Fracking has had it. Scientists Say Fracking Makes Climate Change Worse, Not Better http://ecowatch.com/2014/10/15/fracking-not-lower-greenhouse-gas/
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