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by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 1:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinel knives
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: Opinel knives

Sounds like some people just don't maintain their blades! Even SS needs cleaning occasionally if actually carried and used (allow 'stuff' to build up on the SS and it will stop being stainless underneath). If using your Opinel for food (I do) simply use a good food oil to wipe down the nice sharp c...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 222
Views: 7706

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

It's a moving target and everyone has to make their own judgement. But as a general principle, the idea of universal parts is a good one. It’s an excellent idea, but it’s been abandoned in favour of selling new widgets. Perhaps this is an inevitable outcome of capitalism, but it is lamentable all t...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 1:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 222
Views: 7706

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

I tend to agree with Horizon's point about sealed units,though if the unit is built well enough ie;quality at a price,that lasts,and fast turnaround service and repair needed once in a blue moon,I've no problems with such engineering.That said the cheaper alternatives can be suspect Alfine 11sp spri...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 12:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: This says it all: government's response to Alliston
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: This says it all: government's response to Alliston

Two ways of looking at this. Bearing in mind the danger of rushed legislation, if this is the full extent of the govt's response to Charlie Alliston's conviction then I'd say for cyclists as a whole to be let off with a patronising earwigging is probably an escape from worse, no matter how annoying...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 12:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: This says it all: government's response to Alliston
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: This says it all: government's response to Alliston

I will be e-mailing Jesse Norman (at jesse.norman@dft.gsi.gov.uk) expressing my opinions of his abilities to identify the issues e.g. why is he ignoring the cause of 99+% of road deaths to focus on the less than 1% cause. To me his letter seems totally inappropriate, totally misses the point and ta...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 12:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: This says it all: government's response to Alliston
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: This says it all: government's response to Alliston

The ignorance of the elephant whilst concentrating on the mouse is all too apparent in this room. The government's populist claptrap disgusts me in the extreme :twisted: But what can we expect with the incompitence of a government that only has it's own interests at heart(sic)whilst drivers run amok...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 11:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 3790
Views: 106648

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

Psamathe wrote:Except that we were part of Brussels. We also used to "have that say". Our democratically elected MEPs sat in the EU Parliament, etc.

Ian

Quite,though some would have you believe the UK has/had no say in anything the EU decided :?
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 3790
Views: 106648

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

broadway wrote:
BrianFox wrote:
Who has the final say, May or Davis?


Neither. Brussels has the final say.


Don't the 27 individual EU countries have a bit of input too?

Yes but through Brussels,which is the conduit.
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 222
Views: 7706

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

FWIW my reply to Gattonero above was in answer to a specific application,namely clearances around the chainring area and the weaknesses of a 1 x 11 deraileur drivetrain in very muddy MTB conditons. I don't know the first thing about failures of Rohloff hubs other than what I've read,that they are ra...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Review of Ridgeback Expedition 26" Bad News Update
Replies: 181
Views: 19734

Re: Review of Ridgeback Expedition 26" Bad News Update

willem jongman wrote:There is no problem, if you can find a bike shop (but there is always Decathlon).

Who in the UK stock Vittoria Randonneur* tyres in 26(559) x 40mm @ £16 :)

*the standard 60(?)tpi ones, not Pro with the 120 tpi carcass
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1037
Views: 28458

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

Cunobelin wrote:For cars the law is also under similar review, just with less of a fanfare

Or impetus :roll:
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 9:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1037
Views: 28458

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

horizon, I do have a bit of respect for your views on cycling and cyclists. However, does this video not give you some cause to think that maybe there are some cyclists who are not quite deserving to have their actions excused becuase of the nature of their mode of transport. https://www.youtube.co...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 8:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1037
Views: 28458

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

We have sold our Fiat500. In the three years we owned and drove it, we were astounded and annoyed about how we were bullied by traffic. Nigh-on every time we had priority at junction, roundabouts, passing parked cars on the opposite side of the road, we were forced to take avoiding action against t...
by reohn2
25 Sep 2017, 8:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 222
Views: 7706

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

Gattonero In a word the answer is Rohloff. No dedangler,a straight chainline,and a stronger chain and better clearances with more gears than 1 x. However life for me is a compromise and if I were using the Longitude for serious offroad touring and not just jaunts in the hills that would be my drivet...
by reohn2
24 Sep 2017, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Opinel knives
Replies: 28
Views: 665

Re: Opinel knives

Not a fan of S/S knife blades. So much softer than carbon steel. I have my father-in laws carbon steel pen knife he was issued at Silverwood Pit, it's over 60 years old and holds an edge very well. In a word, Vitorinox :wink: my pedantic side says wants to know if you didn't mean 'Victorinox'...? c...

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