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by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 6:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've got a new brushcutter
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: I've got a new brushcutter

I wish I had shops with names like Radmore & Tucker... all I got is Aldi, Lidl and Home Bargains!
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Right Way to think about Statues?
Replies: 29
Views: 536

Re: A Right Way to think about Statues?

The statue-topplers are obsessed with white men and white history A lot of people are obsessed with a lot of things at the mo. 2 contributary factors - i) the ease with which we can self-publish. Not a moment goes by without an indvidual or a group announcing their manifesto online, with the possib...
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY dynamo light
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: DIY dynamo light

...and me.
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Hopefully, we're on the edge of a time when folk will be treated better, regardless of ethnicity. But I wouldn't bank on it. Humans all have a built-in tendancy to discriminante against members of any group they see as different or that they don't understand - it is, literally, in our DNA. We (in th...
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: paraffin blow torch
Replies: 18
Views: 276

Re: paraffin blow torch

It's a firm fact (although not one documented in wikipedia) that no-one in the whole world can operate a paraffin blow torch successfully. There used to be a secret society based in, I think, India somewhere who claimed they get them going real good, but it is thought that the last of this group die...
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

While common sense suggets that everybody should be treated with equal respect, we now exist in a space where & when it has become very difficult to retain a sense of proportion. YouTube is chocka full of very angry folks from anywhere and everywhere protesting vociferously about anything they s...
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Affordable Frame Brazing/Welding in the Bristol Area
Replies: 15
Views: 422

Re: Affordable Frame Brazing/Welding in the Bristol Area

I currently renovating a house No no - priorities wrong!! ;-) Stop renovating house this instant and simply convert front room to workshop complete with small brazing hearth and spray paint booth. Yes Yes. Partner won't mind (if there is one) - honest!! I did that in my little 'ouse in Easton and n...
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Daniel Rebour; a cyclist's eye view
Replies: 39
Views: 758

Re: Daniel Rebour; a cyclist's eye view

First time anyone's drawn my attnetion to this man - what a talent! Never given the production of such line drawings a moment's thought, before now! :shock:
by simonineaston
9 Jul 2020, 10:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: DIY dynamo light
Replies: 19
Views: 500

Re: DIY dynamo light

Dynamo lights are expensive
There's a clue there.
by simonineaston
8 Jul 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 824

Re: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles

Donks ago, I knew an A&E consultant who simply remarked that she'd not seen a single serious injury resulting from cyclist v motor vehicle, where the helmet had made the tiniest bit of difference...
by simonineaston
8 Jul 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: calculations centering on 12 volts
Replies: 46
Views: 919

Re: calculations centering on 12 volts

Ah - the joys of magneto-fired motor-cycles!!
by simonineaston
8 Jul 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?

PS, I imgagine the readers of Cycling China Forum (assuming it exists) are looking at this post and thinking, "What's he on about - what else do you use...??"
by simonineaston
8 Jul 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Anybody using a wok when cycle-touring?

I did go through a stage of doing that - using a cheap, steel, traditonal wok from Chinese super-market, plus an MSR stove that used liquid fuel. Had large Karrimor panniers back then & wok packed in quite neatly. It all worked a treat, stove capable of blazing heat from the get-go, something th...
by simonineaston
8 Jul 2020, 12:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

It is annoying 'cos so many local businesses and bands use it routinely to announce gigs and special events, that are diary dates, ie, if you know about it, you go, you know which of your mates are going in advance and you can chat about it it online before & after etc.etc. I guess the answer is...
by simonineaston
8 Jul 2020, 10:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Breaking in a Brookes Saddle
Replies: 20
Views: 612

Re: Breaking in a Brookes Saddle

I touched it after having a salad
The solution would appear to be to dress the saddle with your salad dressing...