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by mw3230
10 May 2010, 2:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pre-departure maintainence
Replies: 17
Views: 965

Re: Pre-departure maintainence

Thanks for the suggestions. Looked at the cables and greased the nipples in the levers. The bike is only a few monts old and looks to have been put together very well, all these little points like the seat pin, brake bosses I found had all been greased. Tyres off and gently sanded the join in the r...
by mw3230
10 May 2010, 8:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: so........
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

Re: so........

Just over a third of the electorate wish to be governed by Tories, just over a quarter by Labour and over a fifth by Lib dems with some other smaller parties tootling along on the outside. The election was fine, the joke is that potentially we'll end up with a government consisting of a party that ...
by mw3230
10 May 2010, 7:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Oh dear, that looks like a threat to me
Replies: 9
Views: 1022

Re: Oh dear, that looks like a threat to me

There are probably politicians who would espouse similar views about immigrants, look at the BNP.
by mw3230
9 May 2010, 11:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling on Private Roads
Replies: 17
Views: 4002

Re: Cycling on Private Roads

On a related note, have you seen the signs that people place at the entrance to their driveways which state "No Turning". What is that about. Have they been so pestered by cars reversing into their drive that they've had to take action. Seems a little churlish .... cycling on private roads...
by mw3230
9 May 2010, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heads up
Replies: 24
Views: 1510

Re: Heads up

chris667 wrote:Twenty quid a set? I have entire bikes that cost less! :shock:


I bet you still darn socks and turn the collars on your shirts!
by mw3230
9 May 2010, 8:20am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How & how much to send a wheel to a purchaser ??
Replies: 19
Views: 965

Re: How & how much to send a wheel to a purchaser ??

... They are frequently run by jobsworths ... It's a specified part of the work experience required to become a GP's receptionist. :wink: Our Post Office is small, but they are lovely people and do a fantastic job. Mary, Steve and the staff are an asset to our community and not at all "Jobswor...
by mw3230
9 May 2010, 8:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling to Subsidise Car Drivers
Replies: 37
Views: 2437

Re: Cycling to Subsidise Car Drivers

A few years ago the car parking at our local general hospital was free and the level of car crime was high. A decision was made to impose parking charges but to use some or most of the revenue on improving security. This was done and security including cameras, guards and car park entrance and exit ...
by mw3230
8 May 2010, 9:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do you add to your soup?
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: What do you add to your soup?

I wonder at what point is it adding to the soup as opposed to the 'addition' being an ingredient of the soup. If the soup is planned from the outset, the ingredients gathered, prepared and used in the making, then the only extra should be salt and pepper to taste - with the exception of crusty bread...
by mw3230
7 May 2010, 11:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet
Replies: 33
Views: 2116

Re: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet

1. that i remove the fun and freedom that cycling affords my child 2. that i not chat to other parents whilst walking home from school 3. let the might is right brigade win control of not only the roads but the footpaths too :( Having just watched hours of politicians 'spinning' I see that you too ...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet
Replies: 33
Views: 2116

Re: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet

Forgive me for being devils advocate (I do see your point) but shouldn't a 5 year old be driven to school in the safety of an X5 really, we're up against that sort of mentality. when i first approached the vets, the receptionist did helpfully suggest that one shouldn't ride on the path. he wasn't y...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 12:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pelican crossing protest
Replies: 34
Views: 3395

Re: Pelican crossing protest

the drivers have a right to free passage along the highway. so do pedestrians. I suspect that if you analysed it you'd find that a significant proportion of people are driving along the road just for pleasure and holding up people trying to cross the road as they do so. People have at least an equa...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 8:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Touring essentials
Replies: 16
Views: 1885

Re: Cycle Touring essentials

Toilet paper is bulky and vulnerable to getting wet in bad weather, a couple of packs of Kleenex Pocket tissues kept in a 'ziplock' plastic bag is a good alternative, 4-ply is best as you can peel the plys apart and have four sheets of paper, one pack can last a week or more! Or to be even more eco...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 7:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet
Replies: 33
Views: 2116

Re: help me, i've a bee in my bonnet

Forgive me for being devils advocate (I do see your point) but shouldn't a 5 year old be supervised a little more closely by an adult, and surely riding along the footpath in any urban area will present situations where the footpath will be crossed by vehicles entering or exiting premises along the ...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 7:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pelican crossing protest
Replies: 34
Views: 3395

Re: Pelican crossing protest

Constantly pressing the buttton in order to stop the traffic and make a protest is in my opinion leaving the old so and so open to being prosecuted/arrested for causing an unecessary or even wilful obstruction. The traffic did not design the road system and the drivers have a right to free passage a...
by mw3230
6 May 2010, 7:13am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Advice Tongue / Bettyhill area
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: Route Advice Tongue / Bettyhill area

I don't think there's such a thing as a busy route in that area. The rush hour comprises three cars and a tractor instead of just the tractor! You'll probably see more bikes than motor vehicles