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by thirdcrank
11 Dec 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Mental activity v. Mental decline?
Replies: 14
Views: 167

Re: Mental activity v. Mental decline?

The article - rather than the research behind it - is intended to catch the attention of people who do crosswords etc., to keep mentally active.
by thirdcrank
11 Dec 2018, 4:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rights over lost delivery?
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Rights over lost delivery?

Have you checked obvious "safe" places around your house? It sounds as though the courier has definitely been there, and if they had left it with a neighbour, I'd have assumed they'd have left a card for you saying which one. (I'd make a difference here between the legal niceties and the m...
by thirdcrank
11 Dec 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reduction in breath testing
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Reduction in breath testing

I've not been able to trace a source for the data in this article but it seems to be saying that reductions in the level of traffic policing are leading to significant reductions in the numbers of breath tests administered. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/11/roadside-breath-tests-record-low...
by thirdcrank
11 Dec 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rights over lost delivery?
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Rights over lost delivery?

You are right until its delivered the argument is between the courier and the supplier, However you will need time for them to try and find it. A solution to your requirement for something before your holiday would be to order again. And return which ever turns up second. You don’t say who the comp...
by thirdcrank
11 Dec 2018, 9:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 9431
Views: 239234

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

... Time for a gilet jaunes movement in the UK? ...


After a decade of bank crisis, austerity, etc., crowned with Universal Credit and a long hot Summer, there's still not been much sign of disorder - even with hi-viz togs to make it easier to spot.
by thirdcrank
11 Dec 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Jess Varnish ..
Replies: 13
Views: 292

Re: Jess Varnish ..

AIUI, the current case is restricted to deciding JV's employment status as the recipient of élite athlete funding. Again AIUI, all governing bodies have assumed that funded athletes are self employed. If that turns out to be wrong, then there will have to be a lot of changes to the way it's all admi...
by thirdcrank
10 Dec 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 26
Views: 810

Re: Trailer users experience sought

I can only say I tried. :oops:
by thirdcrank
9 Dec 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Trailer users experience sought
Replies: 26
Views: 810

Re: Trailer users experience sought

PH wrote: ... I've toured a couple of times with a Bob Yak trailer, ....
by thirdcrank
9 Dec 2018, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Follow up to accident with London bus 7 months ago
Replies: 17
Views: 2028

Re: Follow up to accident with London bus 7 months ago

the criminal case will be heard sometime this week so I hope to hear more.


viewtopic.php?p=1301713#p1301713

Unfortunately, nothing about the result of the prosecution of the bus driver.
by thirdcrank
9 Dec 2018, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Compensation post cycle accident
Replies: 2
Views: 289

Re: Compensation post cycle accident

I've only ever made one personal injury claim and there's an account here: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=204550#p204550 AFAIK, the principle of having to meet the other side's costs if you lose or get a judgment smaller than the offer is longstanding, although the name may change from ...
by thirdcrank
9 Dec 2018, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What to pack when riding my first road bike
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: What to pack when riding my first road bike

As already posted, regular maintenance will prevent a lot of problems. A bit of knowledge is valuable with that so have a look at something like the Park Tool www which has a lot of vids. Then, the stuff to carry depends on what you know how to use so try to learn for that reason as well. I'd sugges...
by thirdcrank
9 Dec 2018, 10:32am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15253

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

... Having worked as photographer I know how bl**dy hard it is to get photos good enough AND with the right space for a magazine cover. Plus being dependent on folk who are producing words & pictures for an article (those who could do both well were always the cream of the crop in commercial ma...
by thirdcrank
8 Dec 2018, 5:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: chain rings
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: chain rings

As a bit of a blast from the past, here's a compilation of some old TA ads. http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/ta-chainrings-comp.html Of course, chain wheels wear out. Perhaps your main hope is that as devotees of older kit get older, they switch to lower gears: there may be more big r...
by thirdcrank
8 Dec 2018, 3:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: chain rings
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: chain rings

It's the same size as TA 5 pin as in Cyclotouriste equipment and also the adaptor (in your lowest pic.) as used with Stronglight 49D. Even standard sizes are now in rocking horse doodah territory. AFAIK, larger sizes like sixty teeth were only ever made to special order.
by thirdcrank
8 Dec 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Claiming from driver's insurer.
Replies: 17
Views: 570

Re: Claiming from driver's insurer.

You asked about other people's experience and the one that springs to mind - involving a car on the wrong side of a dual carriageway whose driver denied being in the wrong - was posted by my hero stoobs. Unfortunately, his crash was some time ago so some things may have changed and it's a while sinc...