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by reohn2
25 Jan 2021, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

I'm trying to understand why calling out Trumpisms innthe form it was posted is such a bad thing that it needed moderating.
And why the moderators don't go to the root of the problem which is people who constantly and consistently attack the wo/man,sometimes relentlessly,and not the issue in question,especially when they've been proven to be wrong.

I'm also stuggling to understand how anyone can seperate cycling from politics.

I've been a member of the forum a long time,in that time I've been moderated a few times.
When I've felt I've been wrong I've admitted it and apologised sometimes just to the moderator in question,sometimes publicly to the forum.
However in this case me being moderated for calling out what is plainly wrong,I can't accept and as a result will leave the forum forth with.
by reohn2
25 Jan 2021, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll
Replies: 39
Views: 1120

Re: Politics/current affairs sub-forum-Poll

Should there be a seperate politics/current affairs section?
I can't see how that will help,the same agruments will still go on in or out of a seperate section.

One thing I do notice though is that those who won't accept the facts before them,and there are a few who can't,mostly turn to petty sniping,snide comments and name calling when cornered and their argument dismantled peicemeal.
by reohn2
24 Jan 2021, 7:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: And this man is in the cabinet!
Replies: 29
Views: 1038

Re: And this man is in the cabinet!

Phil Fouracre wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Did someone say "you couldn't make it up"? :?


Sadly I seem to be saying this a lot recently!

I've neen saying it for a loonnnggg time now! :?
by reohn2
24 Jan 2021, 4:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 53
Views: 1693

Re: what power/speed would you like if no regulations

I think it's important to not only think about the e-bike rider's safety but also the safety of other road users too,and whilst it's true anyone can walk into a shop and walk out with a bike or an e-bike and ride it on the road,an e-bike is only powered to a degree,which wouldn't exceed human power alone,true someone who's fit and active could be much quicker than an e-bike rider it doesn't negate my point about higher powered e-bikes.
We shouldn't forget that cyclists,including e-bikes that meet current EU/UK standards use the roads by right and not by licence.Whether that's up for debate is the subject of another thread,what's being discussed is e-bikes that exceed current legislation.

IMHO more powerful faster e-bikes,that have a maximum speed of say 30mph,need vehicle and rider qualification to be ridden on the road,such a vehicle needs regular safety checks in the form of an MOT.
Also from the POV of road safety there needs to be some qualification to ride such a vehicle,which needs to come under a driving licence law of some kind.
Such a driving licence IMO would be covered by a full car or motorcycle licence or in it's absence a lesser qualification of an extended training course followed by a test along with mandatory third party insurance to cover that particular class of vehicle.
Such vehicles would ridden on the road under licence which is perfectly reasonable in a modern road traffic environment,other people may have other opinions which are open for discussion,those are mine.
by reohn2
24 Jan 2021, 3:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1976
Views: 64686

Re: Is Trump Mad?

kwackers wrote:
reohn2 wrote:But the smell lingers :?

It does.
But the air is slowly clearing.

I hope so for the USA.
by reohn2
24 Jan 2021, 2:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1976
Views: 64686

Re: Is Trump Mad?

But the smell lingers :?
by reohn2
24 Jan 2021, 2:47pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: what power/speed would you like if no regulations
Replies: 53
Views: 1693

Re: what power/speed would you like if no regulations

FWIW
Whilst I think 20mph would be a better advantage for cycling,there are other ways to look at why 15.5mph is the limit set.
The main one is that it's unrestricted in the sense the rider doesn't need MOT,Third party insurance or a licence,and the age limit is much lower(14years?),so practically anyone can walk into a shop and having no previous cycling or road craft experience at all,walk out with an e-bike and off they go.
I understand the experienced cyclists POV who can and has experience handling a bike at speed,wanting more.But it simply isn't potentially safe for the novice cyclist or indeed some cyclists of long standing who aren't used to higher speeds,especially in traffic and in this country some of that traffic being very aggressive(the curbing of such driving attitude is another story).

The answer surely must be a seperate catagory with more legal implications similar to moped laws,30mph limit on speed,seperate reg plate,along with third party insurance cover,MOT,and a seperate licence catagory,probably covered by a full car or motorcycle licence or an extended CBT e-bike licence for the new specific catagory for those without such licences.

My 2d's worth
by reohn2
23 Jan 2021, 11:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Replies: 37
Views: 1675

Re: Osteoarthritis

Ride-sleep-repeat wrote:
Ride-sleep-repeat wrote:Basically they have recommended I use an Ibuprofen 10% Gel 3 times a day for 7-10 days.If that has no effect then they want me to call them an discuss it further.
My wife could have told me that.I'm doing it anyway but feel like I'm being fobbed off.


Three days in and I'm happy to report that the Ibuprofen 10% gel appears to be working.It has eased the stiffness quite considerably 8)

reohn2 wrote:I'm 68 riddled with it and have been for a long time 15 years plus,knees,back,shoulders,left hip,finger joints,right hip replaced three years ago due to it.
My advice is take 1500mg of Gloucosamine Sulfate with Condriotin daily,Omega 3 oil(not Cod liver oil)
Stop eating red meat it agravates it,eat more fruit and veg.
Keep moving,cycling and swimming is highly recomended,take up Yoga.
Have fun :)


Although the Ibuprofen 10% Gel does appear to be working I'm not sure it would be wise to use it three times a day every day(not to mention the expense!)so I've taken your,and some others I've spoken to,recommendation and ordered a couple of months supply of Glucosamine 500mg & Chondroitin 400mg.I'll overlap this with the Ibuprofen gel until my current tube runs out.Hopefully the G500/C400mg tablets will be OK.If not I will then consult my GP.

@ reohn2 how long were you taking the supplement before you noticed a difference?

It can take a few weeks to come on stream,the chemist who advised me on it soem 15 years ago said if there was no improvement after six weeks it wouldn't do me any good,but I noticed a big difference after two to three weeks.
by reohn2
23 Jan 2021, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 5260

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

thirdcrank wrote:If somebody has made this point before on here, I've missed it.

The majority "Leave" vote was achieved on the back of a simple, bullet-point campaign which was notoriously displayed on a big red campaign bus but also on ubiquitous posters and a campaign of TV ads which hammered away relentlessly at the same points.

It would be helpful if people supporting "Leave" focused their comments on the extent to which those bullet points have been or may be achieved.

And the pigs are fueled up and ready to fly :wink:
by reohn2
23 Jan 2021, 2:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When is remoaning not remoaning?!
Replies: 236
Views: 5260

Re: When is remoaning not remoaning?!

My main concern about leaving the EU is a simple one,will the vast majority of UK inhabitants be better off or even the same by leaving,so far (which admittedly is very early days)it's not looking good though could look better when the initial teething problems are ironed out.

My other concern is how much it's cost the UK monetarily to leave,which seems to add up around £100 billion plus,which is more than we paid in in the 47years we were members other sources put the number at half of that.

Other concerns are,working conditions and environmental problems when EU standards are dropped and replaced by our own,working condition for some are bad now and environmental conditions aren't improving under EU rules and I can't see a Tory government improving them ifnthe past decade they've been in power is anything to go by.

I don't trust the government one iota and don't believe a single word uttered by them,nor did I trust the Brexit campaign or it's financiers,because I don't for one minute think they have or had the good of the general public in mind,but were more interested in lining their own pockets or were totally oblivious as to the monetary cost both of leaving and the economic and environmental cost once we've left.

I also believe the EU wanted the best for the EU out of the UK leaving and I don't blame them for that they have the bloc's own interests at heart,I also believe they've run rings around the UK in the long and protracted negotiations.

It's also my belief by all accounts the UK is in for a very rough ride for the next 5 to 10 years as a result of leaving which will also be compounded by Covid19,and if we indeed were hell bent on leaving we couldn't have chosen,Covid19 aside,a worse time econmically than we did.

I'm not going to get into specifics as they've been expounded times out of number by myself and others much more savvy than me on the subject,but the mains things brought up by leavers are immigration alomg with a strong belief that some how we've been ripped off by the EU whilst we have been members or we've been living under some sort of occupation according to some!

The immigration issue if it is a problem will show itself PDQ one way or the other when we need fruit picking and nursing and caring staff when our current NHS staff are burned out and shattered by Covid19.

The rip off issue is it seems to me a nonsense,£100billion plus is more than we've paid in,in the 47 years we've been members of the EU.Even were half of that amount it's more than we've paid in in 23+years we've been members.
As for the 'under the boot' of the EU,all the EU rules and regulations were negotiated by the UK as an equal member of the EU,I ask you to look at the positives the EU has offered us over those 47years!

I was pro remain,because I thought staying was the best thing for the UK,nothing has disuaded me from that belief,and certainly none of the arguments(some quite laughable it has to be said)put forward on this forum,has yet during the past 4years shaken or come near shaking my belief in the stance.
Should I be proved wrong I'll be the first to admit it,upto now though all I've seen and heard from pro leave people in power has been the iterations of snake oil salesmen and shysters wh oseem to have hookwinked the unsuspecting.
It's my belief leaving the EU is the biggest economic blunder this country has made in my lifetime.

Rant over as you were,but there's no point arguing the toss anymore till the results are in.
by reohn2
23 Jan 2021, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1699

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

UpWrong wrote:I became disenchanted with BB7s and now have Tektro Aquilas on two of my bikes. Large pads, caliper alignment but only distance adjustment of the moving pad. They just seem to work and are noticeably lighter than the bb7s.

What was the problem with BB7s?
by reohn2
22 Jan 2021, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1976
Views: 64686

Re: Is Trump Mad?

by reohn2
22 Jan 2021, 11:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Google vs Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Google vs Australia

Psamathe wrote:........... Yet when the democratically elected legislature of that country consider what they consider reasonable legislation then for that company to threaten such economic damage to try and block those laws just highlights the madness our "system" has become......

Ian

It's the way of unfettered global capitalism,the tail wags the dog,see also the way billionaires buy and sell governments and elections around the world.
by reohn2
22 Jan 2021, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Will America unite?
Replies: 42
Views: 978

Re: Will America unite?

Mick F wrote:
reohn2 wrote:In answer to the thread title.
No.
Exactly.

There are three Americas.
North, Central, and South.
Each section has multiple sovereign countries within them.

Yer being contrary again aren't you :wink:
by reohn2
22 Jan 2021, 10:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Parts from the UK
Replies: 136
Views: 4890

Re: Parts from the UK

One thing that strikes me about Brexit so far is that it's the "little" wo/man and businesses that are suffering the most whether that be fishing,antiques or bike parts,etc,etc.
And should things not improve PDQ the small businesses who peviously exported/imported to and from the EU will go to the wall and people needing bike parts,etc(insert your prefered goods types previously bought from EU sources)will have to buy from UK sources (unless things improve dramatically)as a result,for the most part UK retailers will have a captive customer base with all that that entails.
Yes people will still be able to buy from anywhere in the world but many people don't for whatever reason and it's usually a lack of confidence in receiving their goods and redress if they don't.