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by Goosey
30 Mar 2020, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Free beer?
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: Free beer?

PH wrote:I think it's twenty liters of water to make one of beer (I could be wrong, but it's a lot) so it's well watered down even before it goes for treatment.

Nope. Nothing like it.
by Goosey
15 Jul 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs

Oh well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
by Goosey
13 Jul 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs

Any ideas where I can buy the appropriate parts? Rims and spokes for 700c and 26" wheels are easy to find. 20" 28 spoke not to easy :) Also, anyone got any good ideas of how I can thread the spokes in from the frame side? I've tried getting the old spokes out from that side and it's just i...
by Goosey
11 Jul 2019, 4:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs

Thanks all. Yes it will be a labour of love, but it's not going to get used much. Certainly not on the roads. Maybe it is a good time to learn to build some wheels. I've fixed many a broken spoke and bent wheel, so I should give it a go!
by Goosey
11 Jul 2019, 1:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: I bought a trike...

Thanks. I need to remove the wheels as they are truly shot and beyond saving. I don't think they could have new spokes laced onto the hubs, but then again I'm not a wheel-builder.
by Goosey
11 Jul 2019, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: I bought a trike...

Pics of the wheel nuts etc.... https://a.imge.to/2019/07/11/cRnCU.jpg https://a.imge.to/2019/07/11/cReOs.jpg https://a.imge.to/2019/07/11/cRidA.jpg https://a.imge.to/2019/07/11/cR0WY.jpg There's no brand name on the trike, it has been sitting in a barn for years here in France. Any info gratefully r...
by Goosey
11 Jul 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Old french trike - seized caps on the hubs

...and I realise I don't know how to get the wheels off :). The rear wheels have a large nut-shaped thing on the end but they won't budge. Do they have a left-handed thread? They are very rusty so I've given them a soak in plus-gas and have left them overnight. I'd rather be turning them the right w...
by Goosey
4 May 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Weather in France (May'ish)
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: Weather in France (May'ish)

It's 18 here and sunny *smug face*
by Goosey
3 May 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 771
Views: 16728

Re: Extinction Rebellion

"I collect books, plenty have been printed already, no need for new ones, I get many free"


No new novels or textbooks? :shock:
by Goosey
6 Mar 2019, 3:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Bias again
Replies: 35
Views: 6265

Re: BBC Bias again

OFCOM review of BBC concerning bias....https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/10963 ... com-review
by Goosey
28 Feb 2019, 1:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!
Replies: 89
Views: 10294

Re: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!

PDQ Mobile wrote:
Goosey wrote:"When someone says 'since records began', they probably mean 'since about 1880'." So, really, about a nanosecond ago.


Or two lifetimes.


I.E. not very long at all.
by Goosey
28 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!
Replies: 89
Views: 10294

Re: It's a Record!! 20 degrees!

"When someone says 'since records began', they probably mean 'since about 1880'." So, really, about a nanosecond ago.
by Goosey
6 Feb 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your Best Roxy Music Track
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Your Best Roxy Music Track

Virginia Plain
by Goosey
29 Jan 2019, 3:40pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 802
Views: 33315

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

"Reaching out to" when they mean contact :roll:
by Goosey
19 Jan 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5809

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Marmite is rich in vitamin B12, why would a vegan not eat it?