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by danfoto
28 Nov 2018, 2:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Re: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please

Sweep wrote: ...Got to say I avoid any light powered by those batteries ...


And I've got to say we've had several Cateye lights over the years, none of which have proved waterproof, which is why we won't now buy anything with "Cateye" on it :)
by danfoto
27 Nov 2018, 7:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please
Replies: 10
Views: 432

Need waterproof flashing front light recommendation please

Apologies if the solution to our problem has been discussed recently, but a search on "front light" failed to turn up what we're after. Both my wife and I cycle year-round as our only means of transport, and both our bikes have good front lights powered by hub dynamos, as well as two separ...
by danfoto
21 Apr 2018, 7:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpump
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Footpump

I'm not sure quite how "German" that Heyner one is given that it's made in China, isn't TUV approved and apparently isn't CE marked, but it seems to be the best of a bad lot. Thanks chaps.
by danfoto
20 Apr 2018, 6:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpump
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Re: Footpump

The reason it has to be a lever-type connector is my arthritic thumbs cannot manage the screw on ones. I'm getting a sinking feeling that the only new ones generally available are going to be that Michelin one (out because of the connector) and the usual Sealey-branded Chinese ones. We have one of t...
by danfoto
20 Apr 2018, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Footpump
Replies: 7
Views: 606

Footpump

I don't ask for much of life nowadys, but I would dearly love a single-barrel footpump that works efficiently, isn't so flimsy that you have to consciously keep pumping in exactly the right plane lest it collapse sideways, and which has a Schader connector of the lever type. Does such a thing actual...
by danfoto
17 Jun 2016, 1:56pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and PSA test (prostate)
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Cycling and PSA test (prostate)

Thanks for that, Paulatic! My Google-fu is obviously not strong.

It does rather look like everything to do with the PSA test is subject to all sorts of ifs and buts ...
by danfoto
17 Jun 2016, 1:16pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling and PSA test (prostate)
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Cycling and PSA test (prostate)

I'm due a routine PSA test shortly, and I seem to remember reading somewhere that cycling can cause the test to read high.

I know that it's very much a matter of opinion how accurate the test is anyhow, but does anybody happen to know of any established link between cycling and elevated PSA results?
by danfoto
14 Sep 2015, 11:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Karacum
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Re: Dawes Karacum

Quite honestly it's getting to the stage where I don't really know why I'm bothering! They don't deserve or seem to want the custom. I don't know why you're bothering either. It's for exactly this sort of reason why our last four bikes have been purchased online, and why we decided 6 years ago neve...
by danfoto
9 Sep 2015, 8:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it the end of the plural s?
Replies: 53
Views: 2260

Re: Is it the end of the plural s?

If I might be permitted to draw your attention to it, there's a lovely example on the BBC News website right now of the sort of writing at which they excel ... The Queen becomes becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record of more than 23,226 days set by Queen Victoria...
by danfoto
7 Sep 2015, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it the end of the plural s?
Replies: 53
Views: 2260

Re: Is it the end of the plural s?

I suppose my problem is that I have high expectations of various institutions ... Hmmm. I used to have them, too. ... I just give up reading some things because I can't be bothered to pick through their intended meaning ... Quite. If somebody has something to say but can't be bothered to express th...
by danfoto
7 Sep 2015, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is it the end of the plural s?
Replies: 53
Views: 2260

Re: Is it the end of the plural s?

AFAIC the Daily Mail is fit only for two uses, neither of which involves reading it. I've never looked at its website, but I imagine that at best, it's just as bad. And I care not what the University of Manchester does. Or, Waterstones, come to that. The BBC News site alone provides me with endless ...
by danfoto
1 Sep 2015, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any broadband wizards around?
Replies: 6
Views: 3357

Re: Any broadband wizards around?

Thank you one and all for your input :)
by danfoto
1 Sep 2015, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any broadband wizards around?
Replies: 6
Views: 3357

Any broadband wizards around?

We're trying to reduce the cost of our landline and broadband, and I need to check if the smooth-talker at TalkTalk to whom I've just been speaking is right about something ... We're on FTTC here, and with our existing BT package we're getting a consistent 27Mbs download speed. All we actually use t...
by danfoto
31 Aug 2015, 7:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Three Seater Sofa
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Re: Three Seater Sofa

A couple of years ago, whilst attending an outpatient clinic at the local hospital, we noticed that the seating in the waiting room had been rearranged to make space for two fatty chairs with armrests. I weigh 85kg, The Lady Wife weighed 63 at the time, and we could sit side by side in one of those ...