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by Mick F
14 Jun 2021, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Moving

Yes, good luck! :D

I was born in N Wales when we lived in Gwynfryn, then moved to Standish, Lancs, then Wrightington and then Newburgh.
Joined the RN in 1969, and met the love of my life in 1972.
Married in 1973 and had a flat in Southsea, then moved to Rosyth, Fife. Two different places there.
Then to Plymstock, and back to Scotland to Helenesburgh, then bought a house in Balloch.
Moved to Plymouth and then out to Gunnislake, and now in our second house there.

Total homes for me is therefore thirteen!
Been in this place since 1997.
by Mick F
14 Jun 2021, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 673

Re: I wonder if.......

I'm uninterested in sport of all descriptions.
If people want to get involved with sport, and follow it avidly, that's their affair.
I couldn't care less about it, and let them get on with it.
by Mick F
14 Jun 2021, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 623
Views: 16141

Re: How's your weather?

Glorious but hot today (again).
Out in the garden before the heat set in, brushcutting, strimming and grasscutting. All done by 10:30 and in for a cuppa.
Having a shower soon, as I've got bits of grass particles stuck in a variety of places! :wink:
by Mick F
13 Jun 2021, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 673

Re: I wonder if.......

I confess to watching a football match once.

Me and Dad went to Main Road to watch Wigan Athletic (then an amateur club in the Northern Premier League) playing Man City in the 4th(?) round of the FA Cup.

Wigan lost. Can't remember the score, or when it was. Mid/early 1960s I think.
Some football enthusiasts might be able to say the exact date.

Did I enjoy it?
Not really, but Dad did as a lifelong Wigan Athletic Supporter. He never lived to see them go professional, and I doubt he'd have been happy with it when they did.
by Mick F
13 Jun 2021, 7:48pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: 11yo grandson finally manages to ride
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: 11yo grandson finally manages to ride

Good question! :D

Tandem maybe. He can pilot and I'll be the stoker!
by Mick F
13 Jun 2021, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 623
Views: 16141

Re: How's your weather?

Too hot here IMO.

Out riding this morning at soon after 9am planning on a 3hr 30mile loop.
Far too hot, so cut it short to 16miles.

Temperature was between 22 and 28 .............. all in the shade.
I have a Garmin Tempe fitted under my seat-pack so it's in the breeze as a ride and in the shade too.
by Mick F
13 Jun 2021, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I wonder if.......
Replies: 42
Views: 673

Re: I wonder if.......

No.
Who watches 22 fully grown men(?) kicking a bag of wind about?

Utterly pointless and nothing but a money-spinner. The sooner the whole idea is dropped and forgotten, the sooner we can all get on with our lives.
by Mick F
13 Jun 2021, 2:09pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: 11yo grandson finally manages to ride
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: 11yo grandson finally manages to ride

Some emails.
Thank you for all that lovely advice. I’m taking him out this morning again, after giving his bum a day off! I’ll let you know how it goes.
An hour in a quiet car park and steering has been accomplished! He did a full circle both clockwise and anti-clockwise, and has set off on his own without me holding the bike!!!!!
My reply.
Home now.
Gosh it’s hot out there!
I cut my bike ride short as I was too hot. This cycling malarky is supposed to be fun, not purgatory!
So very very pleased. No doubt he’s as pleased with himself as you are.
I'm so proud of him!
Give him a big hug.
Lots of love to you both.
by Mick F
13 Jun 2021, 2:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... who made this bike, and why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1005

Re: ... who made this bike, and why?

AKA Parliament Hill gearing...
How steep is Parliament Hill, and where is it?

Is it as steep as the hills round here?
How many chevrons and how long?
by Mick F
12 Jun 2021, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?
Replies: 286
Views: 5642

Re: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?

Smart?
The damned thing is stupid! :lol:

BTW, I still haven't watched live telly. Mrs Mick F watches Netflix on it - which we can do on our computers - and stuff on iPlayer, but I doubt the live telly has been even accessed, but she might have done once or twice.

Silence in here other than the clocks ticking.
Had R4 on this morning, and then when I was doing stuff out in the garden, she had on R2.
by Mick F
12 Jun 2021, 6:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More Apple Macbook pro failures.
Replies: 14
Views: 316

Re: More Apple Macbook pro failures.

Apple iBook was the first computer we owned. 2002 perhaps.
When the HD went wrong and the other stuff too, Mrs Mick F and me bought a MacBookAir each in 2015 ........ and both are doing strong.

No complaints at all.

Bought an iMac in 2008, and recently the power supply went kapput. Now fixed and up and running again.
by Mick F
12 Jun 2021, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ... who made this bike, and why?
Replies: 36
Views: 1005

Re: ... who made this bike, and why?

Who made it and why?
I don't know and I don't care.

I notice the wheels.
If you have the same spoke-count front and rear, you either have too few at the rear, or too many at the front ...... but this seems like 28h front and 32h rear, so it's ok.
by Mick F
12 Jun 2021, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?
Replies: 286
Views: 5642

Re: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?

We're home! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

It works! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

This is me typing on it at this very moment.
Andy fitted a secondhand power supply, as he couldn't find a recon. Whatever, it matters not, so long as my beloved iMac is up and running.

Andy's Computers.
Utterly recommended.
by Mick F
12 Jun 2021, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: speedplay frog bearings
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: speedplay frog bearings

nez wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 9:49amJust ordered two sets. Can’t say thanks enough for that. I thought I was going mad searching tinternet for service kits.
:D :D

I Googled for Speedplay Frogs and landed on that site after a few dead-ends. I bookmarked it for future use.
The bearings are these.
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If you go to Simply Bearings, you can put those code numbers in.
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/advan ... rds=686-zz
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/advan ... ds=hk+1010
https://simplybearings.co.uk/shop/advan ... ords=bs012
by Mick F
12 Jun 2021, 10:15am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: 11yo grandson finally manages to ride
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: 11yo grandson finally manages to ride

Thanks guys! :D
Just copied this thread and sent it to our daughter.