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by simonineaston
22 Oct 2020, 10:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton TSR rear pivot
Replies: 389
Views: 18844

Re: Moulton TSR rear pivot

Brill! Hope everyone referred to in your previous post is keeping well :-) The Al-fee-nay equipped TSR is now all together and very enjoyable it is too - I'm in the middle of swapping the plain-vanilla straight 'bars for a pair of Midge On-One drops, complete with X-levers. Funnily enough, I've rece...
by simonineaston
22 Oct 2020, 9:29am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Go Outdoors

I have to say, slightly guilty though I am about turning my back on traditional retail outlets (aka, a shop! ;-) ), I have squirreled away the names of a handful of tried and tested manufacturers whose sizing I know will fit and now-a-days, just order on-line from these select few... easier, cheaper...
by simonineaston
22 Oct 2020, 8:40am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Go Outdoors

Expected behaviour... that's the sort of thing that happens, when the management don't give a ****, their staff are on derisory wages and are ground down by difficult hr practices, sales margins are paper thin, etc.etc.... low, low standards. Haven't been in one since they were taken over. No point.
by simonineaston
22 Oct 2020, 8:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Alliance of British Drivers
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: Alliance of British Drivers

If the MPs are doing their job properly
Hmmm...
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 8:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Alliance of British Drivers
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: Alliance of British Drivers

The majority of drivers routinely break the law Drivers kill many cyclists and walkers Cyclists and walkers kill no drivers But that's a given, that's the starting point. The victims are collateral - accepted by society as "the price we have to pay" (for what? Convenience? Commercial gain...
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving DOB to online retailers ...
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Giving DOB to online retailers ...

Presence or lack of GDPR won't stop Dido and her impressive data-loss specials! Fortunately, we can be reassured that she's not paid to do them at the mo' and that she's only trying to "serve her country"... ;-)
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 1338
Views: 66983

Re: TV licensing...

I'm aware that, as an organisation, Capita make use of the National Address Gazetteer of UK addresses. As an aside, said database lags behind new builds... so if you wanted to watch telly without a licence, all you've got to do really, is buy a newly built property - and then keep moving to another ...
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving DOB to online retailers ...
Replies: 17
Views: 598

Re: Giving DOB to online retailers ...

So, folks, what motivates this reluctance to share what's known in the trade, these days, as pii, or personal identity information? Natural caution, or a generalised awareness of identity theft, or perhaps a more acute, evidence-based reaction?
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 126
Views: 2758

Re: The Brexit thread

Well folks, all I'm going to say is this: since the arrival of the internet and its enthusiastic adoption by just about every Tom, Dick or Harry who thinks they've got something to say that other folk will want to hear, (inc. me, obs) you can kiss Good-Bye to any possibility what-so-ever of ever lea...
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 3:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Alliance of British Drivers
Replies: 26
Views: 668

Re: Alliance of British Drivers

The article reports that this self-identifying "minority" group is described as having 'fringe views" and have been called to give evidence to parliament's transport select comittee recently... why, for god's sake?? Really quite upsetting although I may have misunderstood what's going...
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Securing a bike to match insurance requirements
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Securing a bike to match insurance requirements

Most of my bikes are in my apartment. Only the ones I'm not much bothered about are in the locked cycle storage rooms. I have little faith in insurers. I've heard so many people tell anecdotes describing claims that the insurers have rejected, for one reason or another. Where claims have been succes...
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1009

Re: Slow Ways

(As someone who donates monthly to Sustrans, I'm not exactly sure what they are doing these days... !)
EDIT: there is rather more info on this page on the OS' website, than there is in the Slow Ways website.
by simonineaston
21 Oct 2020, 8:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1009

Re: Slow Ways

My work focuses on challenging myself and others to see the world in new ways. Like most such folk, he needs to constantly come up with ideas to persue in order to be seen to be adventurous! I've heard Sir Ranulph Fiennes talk at length about this subject. They're like sharks - they can't stay stil...
by simonineaston
20 Oct 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grey lever on Deore derailleur
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Grey lever on Deore derailleur

Well, I wouldn't have thought such a device provides much benefit to a road cyclist, but hey - what do I know... ? Cycling Weekly discussed this a couple of years ago.
by simonineaston
20 Oct 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Grey lever on Deore derailleur
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: Grey lever on Deore derailleur

If its the same as on my Zee mech., it's the 'clutch' - it's supposed to increase friction to the rotation of the cage, the idea being to control excessive movement of the chain.