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by Mick F
19 Jul 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1594
Views: 104703

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

flash wrote:And this was really appreciated by all the riders. Without that generosity we would have missed out on an experience we’ll never forget.
Well done Chris! :D
by Mick F
19 Jul 2018, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Poundworld
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Poundworld

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44891786
Yet another chain store dying.
by Mick F
19 Jul 2018, 5:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: HS2
Replies: 479
Views: 73097

Re: HS2

I wonder if HS2 won't happen due to Brexit. :wink:
by Mick F
19 Jul 2018, 5:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noises
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: Noises

:lol: :lol: :lol:
Strange you should say that.

I called in at Lidl Tavistock earlier, and a chap was pulling a trolley out and there was a squeaking noise.
I asked him if it was his knees or mine! :wink:
by Mick F
19 Jul 2018, 10:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noises
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: Noises

Just age to go hydraulic then ;) I've modified my TSR as much as is reasonable, but hydraulic discs would be a good mod. Not sure how the front suspension would cope, but the geometry and design is very similar to a Vespa and Lambretta with front discs. Not cost effective though to get the bosses b...
by Mick F
19 Jul 2018, 7:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6261
Views: 175518

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

If USA left NATO, it would cease to exist.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
The "North Atlantic" bit of it refers to the pond between Europe and America.

It would have to be called ETO perhaps? - European Treaty Organisation.
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help! Threaded my left hand crank pedal threads
Replies: 15
Views: 735

Re: Help! Threaded my left hand crank pedal threads

I did a course on Helicoils many years ago in the RN. It was a part of a teleprinter course. The bases were alu with the teleprinter mechanics bolted to it. They stripped from time to time, mainly due to the vibration of running them at 75 bauds so they needed to be tight. We used Helicoils to repai...
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 6:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Super Glue
Replies: 31
Views: 1057

Re: Super Glue

Can you buy super glue in a proper plastic bottle that seals properly and will open properly, even months between uses? Well, I spent a fiver in Morrisons yesterday for some Gorilla Super Glue. I see Amazon sell it but 16p more. https://www.amazon.co.uk/GORILLA-4044501-Brush-Nozzle-Superglue/dp/B01...
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 3:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6261
Views: 175518

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

It seems I'm in a minority on here.

Lets say that all the supporters of Brexit are wrong.
Lets also say we scrap the whole idea of Brexit.

What then?
Carry on regardless?
What do we do about the tens of millions of people who want out, and still want out?
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6261
Views: 175518

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

Parliament could make up its mind. The Tory Party couldn't, and that's why the referendum was called. Not quite true. The Conservative parliamentary party would have voted by a fairly substantial majority to Remain based on what those who declared before the referendum - by about 50. What was more ...
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noises
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: Noises

Yes, I think it's the cables rattling in their outers. Bouncing the Moulton's front (whilst holding the bare cables down the frame) I can hear it. Do the same with Mercian, I can hear it too, though much quieter. Unless you were listening for it, you wouldn't notice it. -----------------------------...
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noises
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Re: Noises

I've checked. It's not them.
Moulton hums in the wind. I keep meaning to see if I can record it.
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Noises
Replies: 14
Views: 460

Noises

Now I have a silent SA hub in my Moulton, I can hear all sorts of rattles and noises when riding. Nothing loud at all, and nothing I'm worried about. A sort of jiggly buzzy metallic rattly noise. It seems that the brake levers rattle, or is it the inner cables inside the outers? Gear cable or brake ...
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 1:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fighting the cold
Replies: 18
Views: 348

Re: Fighting the cold

The main problem with not using a car's aircon, is that the seals dry out and if/when you eventually try it out it could well work, but slowly the gas will escape and you'll need a re-fill to get it working properly and efficiently. By leaving it on permanently, it will work every time. Last car, we...
by Mick F
18 Jul 2018, 1:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6261
Views: 175518

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

If all the MPs voted to Leave or Remain in accordance with the referendum results, the stalemate would go Parliament isn't discussing whether to leave or remain. It's discussing how to leave. There was no referendum on how to leave. Also, it has never been the job of an MP to vote according to the ...