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by francovendee
12 Oct 2019, 8:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1697

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

When I look around my town - at any time day or night - and I see destitute and homeless folk huddled in corners in the rain - and I meet the folk from the local charity who do all they can to help and provide a hostel - I know of a good place to spend £170M. A lottery win is a lottery win, and goo...
by francovendee
11 Oct 2019, 3:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492922

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It's looking increasingly likely that BoJo is trying to throw Northern Island under the bus. Bet the DUP are ecstatic. My personal view is it should be handed back anyway. Folk in NI have residency rights in the UK I presume - perhaps they'll be our next big immigration influx... :lol: I have never...
by francovendee
11 Oct 2019, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rugger World Cup Fri 20th ITV
Replies: 25
Views: 550

Re: Rugger World Cup Fri 20th ITV

Hi, "Rugby World magazine’s letters inbox receives more emails about this topic than anything else! So it’s little surprise that World Rugby introduced a law amendment surrounding the scrum put-in for the 2017-18 season. Read more at https://www.rugbyworld.com/news/scrum-put-in-rules-rugby-exp...
by francovendee
10 Oct 2019, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1697

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

After making sure my immediate family were cared for and we had enough to continue our modest lifestyle I'd like to think I'd give the rest to charities.
Unfortunately money has a way of changing people and their views so maybe I'd change also :(
by francovendee
9 Oct 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492922

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

nez wrote:
Mick F wrote:
I blame the politicians, not the voters. They shouldn't have asked the question.
difficult to argue with that

Couldn't agree more, most people never thought about the EU when living their lives.
by francovendee
9 Oct 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 940

Re: Round the world(not me)

Is that his latest bike? I've not watched any vlogs with him riding that one. PS,Just checked his latest vlog,nice bike :D He's been riding it for a couple of years. Front suspension is interesting. His photography has improved immensely and he carries a drone with him. I watch out for anything new...
by francovendee
9 Oct 2019, 10:51am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 940

Re: Round the world(not me)

Yes I've watched a few of his uploads,pretty standard bike AFAICS customised Surly Troll,deraileurs and discs DSC05942 (1).jpeg Is that his latest bike? I've not watched any vlogs with him riding that one. PS,Just checked his latest vlog,nice bike :D He's been riding it for a couple of years. Front...
by francovendee
9 Oct 2019, 9:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 940

Re: Round the world(not me)

reohn2 wrote:
francovendee wrote:You may have already seen his Youtube videos but if not take a look at
Iohan Gueorguiev
His travels and what he uses for transport are quite extreme (imo)

Yes I've watched a few of his uploads,pretty standard bike AFAICS customised Surly Troll,deraileurs and discs

DSC05942 (1).jpeg
by francovendee
8 Oct 2019, 1:23pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 940

Re: Round the world(not me)

This may change as more people start using them. A tiny percentage of bikes are so equipped at the moment. You may have watched the same ones as me. Possibly,I don't really know but Rohloff are pretty well used kit these days that have stood the test of time. I've read of occasional flange breakage...
by francovendee
8 Oct 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 in 1 Oil
Replies: 18
Views: 875

Re: 3 in 1 Oil

If you're after something cheap that works, try chainsaw cutter bar oil. You should be able to buy 1L of it for considerably less than a bike shop will charge for 100mL of chain lubricant. I bought a litre of cutter bar oil a long time ago for use on bike chains, and I haven't yet got tp the end of...
by francovendee
7 Oct 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 940

Re: Round the world(not me)

I'm guessing cost for one, they're expensive from what I understand. Some would argue the case for a rohloff because of their reliability, but if it were to go pear shaped in some far off uncivilised land (like England) how does one fix it? The humble derailleur has been reliably changing gears for...
by francovendee
7 Oct 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Just Waiting (Hospital)
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: Just Waiting (Hospital)

We're lucky at the moment that car parking is free at our two nearest hospitals. The population in this part of France is increasing fairly rapidly so although free you can spend some time hunting for a space. The hospitals are surrounded with housing so no possibility of increasing capacity. I thin...
by francovendee
6 Oct 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Round the world(not me)
Replies: 34
Views: 940

Re: Round the world(not me)

I'm guessing cost for one, they're expensive from what I understand. Some would argue the case for a rohloff because of their reliability, but if it were to go pear shaped in some far off uncivilised land (like England) how does one fix it? The humble derailleur has been reliably changing gears for...
by francovendee
5 Oct 2019, 7:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3137

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Just visiting Edinburgh for the first time. So far it seems a place that looks Okay to cycle around. I normally hate cities so I'm a bit surprised. More exploring today so maybe my view will change.
by francovendee
4 Oct 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 75
Views: 9579

Re: Ten mental health tips

1.Avoid professionals if possible 2.Read the poem,If,by Kipling 3.Read a good book 4.Limit use of narcotics 5.Exercise mind and body 6.Tell parents to avoid dementia. 7.Drink moderatley 8.Do gardening for self or others 9 Place needs of others before your own 10.Seek out good music and listen eg.Si...