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by pwa
16 Oct 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels for my steel framed racer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: New wheels for my steel framed racer ?

https://www.hopetech.com/products/wheel ... -rs4/#tech

Hope hubs can do Campag. If you can afford it. And your sensitivity to freewheel noise is not too high.
by pwa
16 Oct 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1067

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

Just like most of Offa's Dyke, those Roman "walls" do not mark modern borders, and probably never were serious defensive structures. They were symbolic markers, basically saying "this side is ours, that side is yours".
by pwa
16 Oct 2019, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 637
Views: 12485

Re: Extinction Rebellion

661-Pete I think Ben was making a more general point about demonstrations of which workers strikes are the same,and not just about XR or climate change. AFAICS demonstrating highlight's a problem in the case of the French rail strike he mentioned it was a specific group of people work whether that ...
by pwa
16 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 637
Views: 12485

Re: Extinction Rebellion

661-Pete I think Ben was making a more general point about demonstrations of which workers strikes are the same,and not just about XR or climate change. AFAICS demonstrating highlight's a problem in the case of the French rail strike he mentioned it was a specific group of people work whether that ...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 6:43pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

My Saunders tent expoded (there's no other description) in a hoolie of a November gale by the shores of Loch Duich. The stitching blew out all around the pole and I spent two hours hand out of the fly roughly repairing it. I always carry needle and thread. The Saunders tent was never trusted again ...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1067

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

And that expression, which I also use, sums up the way we in the UK deal with these things. If a chunk of the UK displays a wish to leave the UK and they do it for long enough, they will get a chance to vote on it. The Scots have voted on it twice in my lifetime and will probably do so again at som...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 5:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 637
Views: 12485

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The danger is that the message becomes messy and confused. Someone who might support you on one of those issues might not support you on the other. Let them. Does it really matter? There are always side campaigns. In the big Stop The War march in 2003, many protesters carried "Free Palestine&q...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

It wasn't a problem after "gooping", but it is something you needed to be aware of before setting off into the back of beyond. It took a couple of hours with the thing spread over furniture in my conservatory, and I only declared it "done" after a trial with a hose pipe in the g...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

I have a lightly used Spacepacker in the attic. Nice materials and very handy double entry with storage areas. But for a tall bloke a bit short, leaving inner fabric inches from your nose. And the outer leaked like a sieve from the central seam when new. Apparently they didn't feel it was their job...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 3:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: (Robert) Saunders Spacepacker vs upgraded(lighter) Saunders Base-Camp tent

I have a lightly used Spacepacker in the attic. Nice materials and very handy double entry with storage areas. But for a tall bloke a bit short, leaving inner fabric inches from your nose. And the outer leaked like a sieve from the central seam when new. Apparently they didn't feel it was their job ...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 637
Views: 12485

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I propose to join in the People's Vote march on Saturday. I plan to carry a poster which, as well as carrying a prominent anti-Brex**it message, also contains a token of support for the XR movement, along with the XR logo. After all we have a lot in common. Won't you just confuse things by trying t...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night lights, side of bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Night lights, side of bars?

Polite question, as in my original post. Why? I don't know but I imagine it might be because of the way it could be interpreted by oncoming traffic, with a light to the left of your bars potentially making someone else think the centre of your bike is somewhat to the left (from your view) of where ...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?
Replies: 66
Views: 1067

Re: The right way to handle the Scotish Independance?

I have lived here in Wales for nearly twenty years and if there were a vote in my native North West of England regarding, for example, devolved government, I would certainly not expect or want a chance to vote in that. I no longer have a stake. Likewise, if we had a vote on Welsh independence I woul...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Night lights, side of bars?
Replies: 14
Views: 435

Re: Night lights, side of bars?

In the centre or to the right. Polite question, as in my original post. Why? I don't know but I imagine it might be because of the way it could be interpreted by oncoming traffic, with a light to the left of your bars potentially making someone else think the centre of your bike is somewhat to the ...
by pwa
15 Oct 2019, 11:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 637
Views: 12485

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I'm just wondering, who are these "people going about their normal business"? Have the XR been blockading railway or tube stations? Have they been blockading cycle paths? I don't know for sure, but I doubt it. No: the people who have been blocked from "going about their normal busine...