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by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain catcher?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Chain catcher?

Good link! :D As it happens ............... I took it off Mercian some years back. The chain unships from time to time, but if I'm careful, it doesn't at all. I sometimes think about putting it back on, but never get off my bum to do it. Moulton has a triple chainset as well, and that NEVER unships....
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?
Replies: 231
Views: 7234

Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

Could be. The fact that someone on the green bus can get on and off whenever they feel like it. I tend to get on it, and have never ever been tempted into the yellow bus. There are days that I don't get on the bus at all, but they're rarely consecutive days nowadays. I rarely stay on the green bus f...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

I keep records. It's unfair to compare our Hybrid to "normal" cars, so I'll reference our Fiat500 we had a couple of years ago. Bought autumn of 2014. First full tank was 1st Nov 14. Last full tank was 19th Jul 17. Used 349imp galls. 14,443miles done @ 3,150miles per year Total spent £1,76...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 3:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

kwackers wrote:Imagine you put £100 a month of fuel into your car.
Who puts that into their small city car?

I don't think I've EVER spent the equivalent of £100 a month in petrol all my driving life of nearly 50years even allowing for prices over the years.
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 3:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

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

Ok. (shrugs shoulders) I want us out. Should have done it years and years ago. Should never have joined in the first place. Probably too late now. I have no issues in co-operation, no issues in trade and easy accesses, or living and working etc. Passport controls and work visas please. We can have a...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 3:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?
Replies: 231
Views: 7234

Re: Alcohol Consumption Guidelines: Do you care?

I've been to many alcohol abuse presentation/lectures in my time in the RN. I often recount the visual representation that they used using bus routes and bus stops - green, yellow and red. If you're on the green bus, you can go where you like and get off at any stop you like, and maybe hop on anothe...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

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

May I just say that I am sure Mickf is lover of the UK. I would say he loves it profoundly. The tragedy for me is that some of this love does not extend over the Channel. For there is much good (and some bad) on both sides. We will be stronger in the coming years if we remain closely affiliated wit...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 17
Views: 231

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Basically what they're saying is that the tightening of regs is making it too expensive to make small city cars whilst simultaneously cheap electric cars don't yet exist to fill the gap. Yes, that was it. It's not just the battery that costs, it's the technology as well, and no doubt that's the sam...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

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

May I just say that I am sure Mickf is lover of the UK. I would say he loves it profoundly. The tragedy for me is that some of this love does not extend over the Channel. For there is much good (and some bad) on both sides. We will be stronger in the coming years if we remain closely affiliated wit...
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 10:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

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

Being called a traitor was a big insult to me, and not one I will forgive.
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 10:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's
Replies: 54
Views: 1386

Re: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's

Yes. Exactly. :D
Raleigh used to market their bikes as "all steel" and they were .......... except for the rubber and leather bits of course.

What is the lightest steel bike you can buy?
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's
Replies: 54
Views: 1386

Re: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's

It might be lovely, but it's not a "steel bike", only a steel frame. The forks are CF.
Everything else seems to the CF too.
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

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

661-Pete wrote: - maybe it's been Moderated?
Yes, it was.
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 7:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19042
Views: 471785

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

Vorpal wrote:I don't think anyone on this thread has said anything that could even be interpretted to suggest that they hate the UK.

I was called a traitor by Hobbs1951.

He's still on my ignore list because of that insult.
by Mick F
16 Sep 2019, 6:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pay to pee?
Replies: 99
Views: 7453

Re: Pay to pee?

I never had the pleasure of serving at sea with females. It was happening in ships, but not on any of mine. Last ship was Type 23 HMS Argyll, and as these class of ships went into refit, they were converted to take females. The latter of the class were build for it. Separate loos and showers of cour...