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by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

it is all part of an evil conspiracy to make bikes cheaper to make, and less good for the end user. My advice; when planning a new bike, give yourself some 'wriggle room' by buying a few angled stems, to give positions higher and shorter than you might want to actually use right now; that is the mo...
by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Anyone here actually read the article, rather than just take in the "letter box" and "bank robber" phrases? Boris actually claimed that his article didn't call for a complete ban of the burka. My own first reaction on hearing news of his comments was laughter. He used phrases th...
by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

..............getting all this right makes a huge difference and I bet there are loads of people riding around with bikes that don't fit as well as they could. Ironically many of those are probably one with threadless steerers cut off too short so that the bars are just too low and can't easily be ...
by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bus exhaust
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: bus exhaust

Ok so if I understand the exhaust is directed down so particulates settle out and busses are generally better than many other vehicles Nevertheless I feel an unpleasant sickly warm wind coming from the back of any bus I cycle behind which I don't get from cars, vans or SUVs - is that from the exhau...
by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

...............The old bars are 3T ergo but I found them extremely un-ergo! Do you mean the drop-bars with so-called ergo flats at the so-called correct position for the hands? If you found them "un-ergo" - so did I. they were all the range a few years ago, but in my experience were dread...
by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

Quill to Ahead converter and a 31.8mm bar and stem,problem solved :) +1 - been there, done that and it makes life easier for the future. Been there didn't do that. I wanted to fit compact bars to my quill stem Dawes Audax and also raise the bars. I wasn't sure that I could get enough height with a ...
by JohnW
13 Aug 2018, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion
Replies: 24
Views: 471

Re: Quill Vs aheadset converter for IGH drop bar conversion

reohn2 wrote:Quill to Ahead converter and a 31.8mm bar and stem,problem solved :)

+1 - been there, done that and it makes life easier for the future.
by JohnW
12 Aug 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Glyphosate
Replies: 35
Views: 747

Re: Glyphosate

kwackers wrote:........................how many people die because there isn't a good, cheap alternative to asbestos?..............


There is, and it's specified and used, certainly in building and automotive situations.
by JohnW
12 Aug 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

brynpoeth wrote:Boris loves cycling
I agree with that

There's more than one side to everyone - Hitler was kind to dogs...........
by JohnW
12 Aug 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

thirdcrank wrote:...................He .... seems to have the cunning..............

Yup - that seems to be about it.
by JohnW
11 Aug 2018, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

Mick F wrote:..........Why not have candidates who have no allegiances to a party?...................

Like Boris, you mean?
by JohnW
11 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bus exhaust
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: bus exhaust

It’s to try and ensure the particulates are blasted towards the road, and not people’s lungs. The new hybrid electric busses don’t really emit like the old smelly smokey busses did though. The old smelly 'busses gave a good impression of being coal; fired when they were in need of some maintenance,...
by JohnW
11 Aug 2018, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: bus exhaust
Replies: 23
Views: 801

Re: bus exhaust

................Am I to believe that, environmentally, the diesel was the wrong choice? Well, it was thatcher that made the choice, so it's my belief and submission that health and environmental benefits were not the driving force. If the environment, health, clean sweet and pleasant surroundings a...
by JohnW
10 Aug 2018, 11:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

reohn2 wrote:
JohnW wrote:
reohn2 wrote:......................PS,I agree with your every word on the creep :wink:


The creep crept into the crypt and er....er....er.... on all of us! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Not so much crept,more like drove a bulldozer :wink:

Or a JCB - and what's he got in the bucket?
by JohnW
10 Aug 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 213
Views: 3859

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

An ad hominem attack on Johnson or Gove needs no elaboration. Don't let it happen again! I'll try but I can't promise anything.... Actually, on closer inspection, random37's post might not have been ad hominem. The 'rubbish' could be a quality of Johnson's actions as an MP rather than the essence o...