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by Audax67
28 May 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Underwear, shorts or bib?
Replies: 20
Views: 521

Re: Underwear, shorts or bib?

I also like tight fitting shorts as they keep the bits in front in place. This. I once had a pair of padded tights which were a nightmare in use, because (agonizing detail warning) when I stood up on the pedals they would pull away from my crotch, allowing the, er, surprise package to fall into the...
by Audax67
26 May 2020, 1:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

Cyril Haearn wrote:Helmet cover, simples


Kinda warm in summer - builds a micro-climate suitable for raising coca plants. DAHIKT.

Good in winter, though.
by Audax67
26 May 2020, 11:03am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 783
Views: 68062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Debs wrote:Government sponsored research has shown that birthdays are very good for your health.
Extensive studies, costing millions, have shown that people who have more birthdays live the longest.



You'd think so, but those who have had the most haven't got that long to live.
by Audax67
26 May 2020, 10:57am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Cyril's linguistic walkabout: 'can' & 'may'
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: Clarification on swearing

It would be interesting if we could look at how this develops on this Forum over the years. In some ways it is already behind general society in that language and jokes that would go unremarked on a light hearted TV programme such as Taskmaster would be censored here. Nearly two years have gone by,...
by Audax67
26 May 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 45
Views: 1100

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

Bandanna. Also protects against insects that get trapped.

Tip: make sure it's colour-fast. Chum with red one looked as if he had a scalp wound.
by Audax67
24 May 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Cyril's linguistic walkabout: 'can' & 'may'
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: Clarification on swearing

German humour +1? :wink: German has 'kann' (can) + 'darf' (may), they are often used incorrectly Best to use 'Sie' not 'Du' when talking to a cop Whatabout can + may in French? Good question. Pouvoir does for both. When I was a kid I thought that if power in French was pouvoir then shower should be...
by Audax67
24 May 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dishwashers
Replies: 41
Views: 902

Re: Dishwashers

Our first flat in Paris came with one already fitted and we've always had one since. It's quick to stack after each meal, then we switch it on at bed-time to run off-peak. Ours has an economy setting that'll handle most crud. I believe it uses less water than a shower and certainly not much soap or ...
by Audax67
24 May 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Cyril's linguistic walkabout: 'can' & 'may'
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: Clarification on swearing

German humour +1? :wink: German has 'kann' (can) + 'darf' (may), they are often used incorrectly Best to use 'Sie' not 'Du' when talking to a cop Whatabout can + may in French? Good question. Pouvoir does for both. When I was a kid I thought that if power in French was pouvoir then shower should be...
by Audax67
24 May 2020, 10:33am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Cyril's linguistic walkabout: 'can' & 'may'
Replies: 42
Views: 444

Re: Clarification on swearing

One wonders whether traffic policepersons are trained to use can + may correctly I was daydreaming whilst riding a week or two ago and envisaged a copper asking me where I was going. Copper: Can I ask you where you are going? Me: Yes. Copper: Well? Me: Yes I am, thank you. Copper: I asked you where...
by Audax67
23 May 2020, 9:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 783
Views: 68062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

mercalia wrote:I dont get it, sorry


https://youtu.be/USu8vT_tfdw
by Audax67
23 May 2020, 9:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1556

Re: Aaaarrrgghh...

One suggestion that I saw on this forum recently was to insert an old piece of inner cable to maintain the shape of the outer when you cut it. I haven't tried this myself yet. Jdsk beat me to it I've done that. You then have to thread a cable from the other end to push out the offcut, and you may h...
by Audax67
21 May 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Towing a car
Replies: 23
Views: 614

Re: Towing a car

I think the polis'd take one look at you and say get tae feck.
by Audax67
20 May 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: I’m going to take my new toy on a journey. Where should I stay?
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: I’m going to take my new toy on a journey. Where should I stay?

Marcus Aurelius wrote:As soon as all this Covid-19 stuff calms down...


Don't hold your breath.
by Audax67
16 May 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can a modern day bike have longevity or do changes in standards make them obsolete or hard to maintain in the long run?
Replies: 63
Views: 2418

Re: Can a modern day bike have longevity or do changes in standards make them obsolete or hard to maintain in the long r

I have a Shim 105 3x9 group, dating from 1999, which is perfectly serviceable except for the STI lever hulls, which are sticky and split. Needless to say, they are available nowhere.