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by Stradageek
15 Oct 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 599

Re: Cantilever brakes

Interestingly I decided to replace the Cantis with V-brakes on a bike build I'm doing. Using the spare V-brakes in my bits box the problem I encountered is that the fork bosses were too short for the V-brakes. With a tight retaining bolt the V-brakes wouldn't move. Is this a tolerancing issue or do ...
by Stradageek
15 Oct 2019, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Unprovoked road rage
Replies: 14
Views: 968

Re: Unprovoked road rage

Can you clarify who gave whom the one fingered salute? +1 for this question I usually respond with puzzled look (occasionally with a little smile and wave, as you would to someone who was hooting because they knew you, or were admiring you bike). You do have to be careful with your gestures. I once...
by Stradageek
11 Oct 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34643

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Trump stated this with regard to the fatal motorcycle accident:- "The woman was driving on the wrong side of the road, and that can happen. "You know, those are the opposite roads, that happens. I won't say it ever happened to me, but it did." He loses me. Perhaps I am just old. :? D...
by Stradageek
9 Oct 2019, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34643

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Ok, he's mad, certainly, but there is a glimmer of light. He appears to be pathologically averse to war or overseas armed conflict of any type - which is excellent.

But can anyone explain why this is so given his extreme aggression and truculence under almost all other circumstances?
by Stradageek
8 Oct 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492094

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

Can we import Donald Tusk to be interim PM? At least he's exposed Piffle's, piffle and realises this is serious! To quote: What’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game. At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people. You don’t want a deal, yo...
by Stradageek
8 Oct 2019, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 817
Views: 34643

Re: Is Trump Mad?

+1, this isn't hubris, this is lunacy
by Stradageek
7 Oct 2019, 8:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 316
Views: 38513

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

Fahrenheit 11/9, the latest Michael Moore offering, both revealing and scary.
by Stradageek
6 Oct 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Anyone selling a 2-wheel recumbent?

A Speedmachine is not the easiest recumbent to learn to ride but is a lovely machine. I estimate that mine has now covered 40,000 miles and is still going strong. If it wobbles, relax; remember that it counter-steers like a motorbike and use the back brake when manoeuvering at slow speed and all wil...
by Stradageek
5 Oct 2019, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492094

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

What are the odds that BoJo writes the 'Please delay Brexit' letter as legally required (if a deal has not been agreed) then just sends a second letter saying "Didn't really mean it, please ignore my previous letter" and drops us out of the EU with no deal? It would be classic, and very sc...
by Stradageek
2 Oct 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trends in windy days
Replies: 24
Views: 835

Re: Trends in windy days

+1 for many more Easterlies.

The commute to work used to be 90% SWesterlies - not any more
by Stradageek
1 Oct 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

Did you see Chris Boardman riding and commenting on the World Championship Men's Road Race Harrogate loop prior to the days TV coverage?

He was on a hybrid, helmet-less, and numerous groups of helmeted roadies passed him.

No one shouted anything :D
by Stradageek
29 Sep 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492094

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

The question is larger than: "is the BoJo-Dom just looking for a trick to enable a no-deal Brexit"? The wider question: is the creature just playing one card in his longer game of do-the-fascist? The "emergency powers because of civil unrest" thing is a bog-standard dictator mov...
by Stradageek
29 Sep 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Re-fuelling and IBS
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Re-fuelling and IBS

Thanks for the comments so far guys. Porridge I will try, was a regular breakfast as a child so lets do it again. Stress, yup, really twigged this one over the last few years, amazing how an attack can be mitigated by just learning to relax. I'm now retired so work stress has disappeared but I perha...
by Stradageek
28 Sep 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Re-fuelling and IBS
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re-fuelling and IBS

Hi Guys Suggestions appreciated. I'm a fairly classic IBS sufferer - fatty foods, fizzy drinks, caffeine, stress, tight trousers, meat, dried fruit, large meals, etc. all trigger violent and painful intestinal cramps and rapid trips to the loo. This often makes it very difficult to consume enough ca...
by Stradageek
27 Sep 2019, 8:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492094

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

Here's a thought. Leave won by 52% to 48% and this is called an irrevocable democratic choice. (The result is incredibly divisive because it was so close. I would have opted for being at least 60% in favour of Leave or Remain because the original vote to join was 60% in favour) Would it still have b...