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by horizon
20 May 2018, 12:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 245
Views: 9529

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

Well, can anyone sort this out? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, drove off to their evening reception in Frogmore House in the grounds of Windsor Palace in an electric 1968 silver blue Jaguar E-type on Saturday evening. It's from the Guardian - if anyone can screen...
by horizon
19 May 2018, 5:12pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Tektro 720 type cantis, stem raisers, seatposts
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Tektro 720 type cantis, stem raisers, seatposts

Yes please to stem raiser. PM to follow. Cheers, horizon
by horizon
18 May 2018, 11:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Desperately sad case.....
Replies: 35
Views: 891

Re: Desperately sad case.....

Something I would like to see explored is a new crime of supplying a vehicle (selling or lending) to a disqualified driver or providing fuel. A driver should be prevented from owning a vehicle during longer periods of disqualification. As I have said in previous posts, I think disqualification is an...
by horizon
16 May 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How adventurous does my touring bike need to be?
Replies: 27
Views: 957

Re: How adventurous does my touring bike need to be?

These are my choices and probably in this order - relaxed geometry with long frame, steel, 32mm 700c tyres, rear luggage only, Rohloff, straight bars with Ergon GP5 grips and of course Ortlieb panniers. TBH the OP is spoilt for choice with those criteria (except the Rohloff). I don't think that was...
by horizon
15 May 2018, 10:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Coast rail franchise 'to be scrapped' by transport secretary
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: East Coast rail franchise 'to be scrapped' by transport secretary

Grayling is ending the franchise four years early because under it's terms Virgin and Stagecoach were due to pay the government about 2 billion quid over the last four years. He's effectively robbing the taxpayer of all that dosh to benefit a pair of private companies. Typical Tory attitude. If I'm...
by horizon
15 May 2018, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How adventurous does my touring bike need to be?
Replies: 27
Views: 957

Re: How adventurous does my touring bike need to be?

rdb wrote:
After a few ‘tours’ on my 25kg dutch bike


I'm very tolerant of a heavy bike and my scepticism towards very light bikes is well known I think. But I have to say, even I would baulk at 25 kg!
by horizon
15 May 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know cheap courier for bags for London - Brighton?
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Anyone know cheap courier for bags for London - Brighton?

We're a group of 10, taking part in London-Brighton this year and all have booked hotel for the evening. Unfortunately, none of us seem to have anyone who can transport all our small bags with change of clothes etc. Hotel can look after bags from night before, but trying to find a company who won't...
by horizon
15 May 2018, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wet wipes
Replies: 41
Views: 859

Re: Wet wipes

Selecting a single item from the “Fatberg” is devious The biggest factor was cooking fat (90%).... I hope no-one on this forum cooks either using fats, or with products tat produce fat during cooking AIUI, the reason why the wet wipes were considered the main culprit was that they attached themselv...
by horizon
12 May 2018, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wet wipes
Replies: 41
Views: 859

Wet wipes

I've heard of wet wipes but still don't really know what they are and what they are used for. My instinct tells me that they probably aren't A Good Thing so I've kept them off my radar. However they seem to be hitting the news lately and somewhat confirming my instinct. A recent TV programme about &...
by horizon
10 May 2018, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan

Thanks thirdcrank. Yes, and I would prefer actually to buy a Witter. It's not 100% straightforward but it all looks good. There was more info here: https://www.maxxraxx.co.uk/support/buyers-support/tow-carry I've got some homework to do on turning clearance and noseweight but it is certainly a lot m...
by horizon
10 May 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Re: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan

You can get (or could) a carrier that is mounted on a plate which is fitted between hitch and the towbar. https://www.towsure.com/clipper-2-bike-cycle-carrier-towbar-mounted This is exactly what I was looking for :D :D . I don't quite understand why the expensive ones don't have this feature (unles...
by horizon
10 May 2018, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan
Replies: 9
Views: 694

Carrying bikes while towing a trailer/caravan

This one of those rather stupid questions where the obvious answer is just out of reach - but here goes: We currently use a tow ball carrier for bikes - it works fine. We also want to occasionally tow the trailer tent. I had in mind a bike carrier (2 bikes) that fits between the tow bar and the ball...
by horizon
10 May 2018, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank goodness for austerity
Replies: 91
Views: 11894

Re: Thank goodness for austerity

..... May 2018: so interest rates are on hold again. Well I did say so (back in 2015). Still at 0.5% as I predicted. ..... But at least Carney has been giving us all this crucial "Forward Guidance" so we can make appropriate financial decisions. Just a pity that his "Forward Guidance...
by horizon
10 May 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank goodness for austerity
Replies: 91
Views: 11894

Re: Thank goodness for austerity

The horizon household currently runs a fairly high mortgage. Ours isn't fixed and is therefore vulnerable to hikes in interest rates. Fingers crossed though, there won't be any for a good while yet and Bank rate looks likely to stay at .5% until the end of 2016. I would say much longer than that in...
by horizon
10 May 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank goodness for austerity
Replies: 91
Views: 11894

Re: Thank goodness for austerity

The horizon household currently runs a fairly high mortgage. Ours isn't fixed and is therefore vulnerable to hikes in interest rates. Fingers crossed though, there won't be any for a good while yet and Bank rate looks likely to stay at .5% until the end of 2016. I would say much longer than that in...