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by wirral_cyclist
6 Apr 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Asda Scan and Go?
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Asda Scan and Go?

Two reviews from the Play Store..... "Great idea, needs some more work. The app itself works great, has a nice interface and seems, so far, easy to use. Where the system falls down is that in a lot of stores local to myself, you get poor signal, and there are no available WiFi networks. The ap...
by wirral_cyclist
6 Apr 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Asda Scan and Go?
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Asda Scan and Go?

We use the app and as far as I know it doesn't need any signal as all it does is tally the items and creates a QR code - the till re-converts that code into a standard till transaction.
by wirral_cyclist
6 Apr 2020, 12:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid19 scams and other nonsense being posted on social media
Replies: 19
Views: 765

Re: Covid19 scams and other nonsense being posted on social media

Not social Media (and I had to check the date when I read it and it's not 1st April) PFA says Premier League 30% pay cut plans would harm NHS ... The Professional Footballers' Association says proposals for a 30% pay cut for Premier League players would be "detrimental to our NHS" ... App...
by wirral_cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Make your own bike part soaking tray
Replies: 90
Views: 2318

Re: Make your own bike part soaking tray

You gave bad advice by suggesting using petrol purely on cost grounds without acknowledging its dangers and the precautions that should be taken. I was responding directly to a query about the cheapest/best value degreaser. There is nothing wrong with my reply whatsoever. It should not be necessary...
by wirral_cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 11:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Advice on new bike

I will mostly be cycling on quiet roads on a nearby business park and possibly the odd cycle park (i.e., nothing too strenuous!). I am after something sturdy and not too fast. I am 6ft and weigh about 12.5kg. :? :? :? :? Genuine or April 1st????? Posted in March thobut? More cynical than me - blime...
by wirral_cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)

<SNIP> It is possible to buy an induction plate that can allow you to use your present equipment but in my case, I preferred to buy proper stuff made for induction hobs. <SNIP> I've got a 'Which' magazine with induction hob tests, the best buy for induction plates is a "Paderno World Cuisine A...
by wirral_cyclist
1 Apr 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Advice on new bike

I doubt you are 12.5kg, at 125kg you'll be over the weight limit of some bike frames. That budget is too low for a decent new bike. You'd be better looking for a secondhand bike, and probably a 'tourer' (usually looks like a road bike, but has mountain bike gears (ish)) and as these are designed to...
by wirral_cyclist
31 Mar 2020, 11:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on new bike
Replies: 16
Views: 616

Re: Advice on new bike

I doubt you are 12.5kg, at 125kg you'll be over the weight limit of some bike frames. That budget is too low for a decent new bike. You'd be better looking for a secondhand bike, and probably a 'tourer' (usually looks like a road bike, but has mountain bike gears (ish)) and as these are designed to ...
by wirral_cyclist
31 Mar 2020, 11:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2113

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

pete75 wrote:I wonder just who will be offered one of these new ventilators when GP practices are already sending out letters like this

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Should obscure that personal data.
by wirral_cyclist
31 Mar 2020, 11:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)

My fingers must be calibrated for humidity as I don't have trouble with too dry/wet. Given the controllability of induction nothing should be boiling over - hell it's quicker than gas for response, so the boiling over is you not realising how much welly you're using, well you'll soon get used to tha...
by wirral_cyclist
31 Mar 2020, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: When do you consider a tyre is dead?
Replies: 33
Views: 1041

Re: When do you consider a tyre is dead?

I rode a tyre until the casing was 'porous' and the tube wore through, tubes should be pink or something to make it obvious - until you held the tyre to the light the tyre seemed OK! Still I used my just in case folder I'd carried for years.
by wirral_cyclist
29 Mar 2020, 7:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Covid 19 cycling safe distance
Replies: 55
Views: 1711

Re: Covid 19 cycling safe distance

CliveyT wrote:<SNIP>
Didn't stop an annoyed drive hitting his horn and shouting cycle path the other day (the path was shared use and had runners on it and nowhere to pull off) :evil:

To which you respond Motorway?
by wirral_cyclist
23 Mar 2020, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Money during Covid
Replies: 68
Views: 1717

Re: Money during Covid

<SNIP> Having checked, my debit card is apparently contactless - never used this facility, but does seem a helpful idea. Anyone know if I have to do anything to activate the function? A brand new contactless card needs one pin transaction before using contactless, note that roughly every 5th transa...
by wirral_cyclist
22 Mar 2020, 9:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 707
Views: 19725

Re: Coronavirus - Possible ban on cycling in the UK?

Given all the crowds that went walking on NT land (now shut) and yesterday all Welsh hillsides crammed I expect a ban on walking away from home, and as cyclists are so detested it follows cycling will be banned except for reserved occupations.
by wirral_cyclist
21 Mar 2020, 11:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?
Replies: 82
Views: 2113

Re: Ventilators: the perfect the enemy of the good?

<Snip> but instead exhaled gases exit at the back of the inspiratory valve. Talk in my health board is that this is a bad idea as a filter can’t be applied so aerosolised particles are thrown into the atmosphere around the patient. Not what you want with COVID 19. I<Snip> As it's supplying oxygen j...