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by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 299

Re: Talk of old vehicles

The Toyota Hybrid knocks spots of all the other cars with economy, comfort, acceleration, reliability and ease of driving. Wish we'd we'd had one in 1970 when I passed my test. You've only had it a year or so? Too soon to say more/most reliable? Or were the others so bad?. Clio was bought brand new...
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14656
Views: 357743

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

mercalia wrote:so Ukraine has put a comedian in power ............
We've got a comedienne in power already.
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 20
Views: 299

Re: Talk of old vehicles

Nice to own an old vehicle, but you want one as your normal everyday car? I've been driving for 50years later this year. Lost count of Minis - vans, estates, saloons. Sadly, never had a Pickup. Triumph Herald. Mk2 Humber Sceptre, Hillman Hunter and two Hillman Imps. Talbot Samba and a Talbot Horizon...
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Oldjohnw wrote:As the unsophisticated rider of an old hybrid perhaps someone could educate me as to the problem, please. Always willing to learn.
I think it's neither fish nor fowl.
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 29
Views: 663

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

Agree.
Nothing to object to and nowt new there, and not for me either.

Pity it's not in a nice colour, but at least it's not black .......... though it does have black components. :cry:
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 56
Views: 10958

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

The best place for a tattoo is on someone else.
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

The newer models of our Yaris have internet available on the screen.
Theoretically, you could be on this very forum whilst driving! :shock:

This one has satnav showing, but you get the idea.
toyota_yaris_bi-tone_69.jpeg
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 11:34am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: They are magic then!

Lance Dopestrong wrote: All we need to to make sure motorists drive in a safe manner is to make them wear a cycle helmet.
:lol: :lol:
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 56
Views: 10958

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

27 years service in the RN and not one single tattoo. I cannot understand why anyone would want one. They are there for life, and after a dozen or so years they go grey/blue, no matter what the original colours may have been. Why would anyone want one? You name the subject, and I've seen a tattoo o...
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 11:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: No Its Not A Mobile Phone!!!

Our car, and the last one, had bluetooth for phone calls.
The phone could even be in the boot and you could still make/receive calls via the car's speaker and microphone. All controlled by a button or two on the steering wheel.

How would this new police device cope with cars like ours?
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 11:19am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: They are magic then!
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: They are magic then!

Since when did "scholar" turn into "pupil" and then into "student"? When I was a "student" at primary school in the 50s, we were scholars. I fact when filling in application forms even in secondary school in the 60s we wrote scholar in the occupation box. Also...
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uses for a dead D-lock.
Replies: 12
Views: 441

Re: Uses for a dead D-lock.

Fit it into a wall as an anchor to lock your bike to. Pour some wet cement into a large plantpot and lower the D into it. When the cement has gone off, take the lump out, and you have a good door-stop or a gate-stop. If you have a very lively puppy, you can tie it to it and leave it in the garden on...
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Card of explanation.
Replies: 16
Views: 272

Re: Card of explanation.

I've only ever been 'told' to wear a helmet: by Mrs Oldjohnw. Argument is futile. Logic is pointless. Evidence is irrelevant. This was me too back in 2004/5. Resistance was pointless. However, some few years ago, I lost all my hair - alopecia universalis - and my cycle helmet became uncomfortable. ...
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 8:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much difference does tyre width make.
Replies: 31
Views: 812

Re: How much difference does tyre width make.

Yep.
You summed up very well.

It's just from my experience with loads of riders all shapes and sizes and on different bike riding side by side together, and my bike more often than not rolls faster.

Why?
My guess is better tyres, but it's only a guess based on what I see.
by Mick F
22 Apr 2019, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stripped thread on chain ring
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: Stripped thread on chain ring

Found my thread! :D
My memory is now refreshed.
Have a read.
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13918

The link to Chainreaction where I bought the bolts is dead now, but there must be others out there somewhere.