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by pwa
22 Sep 2019, 7:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Humphrys bites hand that fed him (Grauniad + dm)
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Humphrys bites hand that fed him (Grauniad + dm)

His pay went down to more like 240k (from memory) in the final year. I think the big "stars" at the Beeb basically accept what the Beeb thinks they need to pay to stop them being poached by the likes of Sky, who pay more. By and large Humphrys was the sort of journalist we need in the medi...
by pwa
21 Sep 2019, 10:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 15
Views: 322

Re: New Bib Tights

Leave it Mick. They're not worth it. :lol:
by pwa
21 Sep 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 15
Views: 322

Re: New Bib Tights

Be an individual. If they work, keep em. Only you will know you are wearing women's clothes in public. Spirit of the age perhaps.
by pwa
21 Sep 2019, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flushing the toilet twice...
Replies: 36
Views: 773

Re: Flushing the toilet twice...

Apparently this is now considered a 'terrorist threat': https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49764305 The reason, the agent allegedly said, was that Mr Abdallah "went to the restroom and... flushed twice". Well - I can't speak for others, and this isn't something I often speak about...
by pwa
21 Sep 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 63
Views: 1713

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

I think we'll have to agree to disagree on the simplicity thing. :) Cantilevers First. the cable threads through a cable hanger. Then fasten to a yoke. Another length of cable running through the yoke to the arms. Depending on type you make need some cable outer on the main cable to secondry cable ...
by pwa
21 Sep 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 63
Views: 1713

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

I have CR520s which are 720s in black. And they work at least as well as the Oryx they replaced but with nicer quality. IIRC the difference between 520 and 720 is not the colour but that the 720 has cartridge brake blocks from new and the 520 doesn't. Both ought to be available in black or silver f...
by pwa
20 Sep 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1580

Re: Lucky baby boomers

The houses around here that are owner occupied look to be cared for and invested in. But those bought to let haven't had much spent on them since they were bought and they are starting to make the neighbourhood look shabby. The gardens, previously well cared for, are a mess. In less enlightened time...
by pwa
20 Sep 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!
Replies: 63
Views: 1713

Re: Cantilever brakes ..... HELP !!!

Unfortunately, that's just me, before you add the bike or the gear :oops: Well, that just proves how good the brakes are! :D Just to add, mine are Oryx at the front and CR720 at the rear (I've just checked). There are some good reviews of the CR720 here: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/tektro-cr...
by pwa
20 Sep 2019, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1580

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Interesting on the buy to let being a problem. I wonder how much effect it does have on the situation. When I was a youngster there were terraced streets of houses that were often on the hands of one person and the Rentman coming knocking was a regular feature on a Friday night. I think for a while...
by pwa
20 Sep 2019, 8:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 51
Views: 1469

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

There are crap places to cycle all over the UK, mostly in urban areas. What distinguishes them is the lack of alternatives to noisy, busy roads if you want to go any distance on your bike. Places like London, Manchester and Birmingham obviously have issues due to the scale of the urbanisation, thoug...
by pwa
20 Sep 2019, 7:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1580

Re: Lucky baby boomers

Higher prices forced by housing shortage caused by population growth. Al Higher house prices are a result of greater ability to pay for a commodity that is always in short supply due to its nature (non-elastic supply). Greater ability to pay is partly due to the increased availability of credit and...
by pwa
18 Sep 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1580

Re: Lucky baby boomers

I was born in 1967 in North London and was completely priced out of the market in the late 80s housing boom. The big crash let me back in and I bought my first house for 4x my first salary. If I was looking to do the same today, I would need about 9x my considerably higher relative salary, which I ...
by pwa
18 Sep 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Broken shoulders!

I've done ribs and six weeks sounds about right. I found it very uncomfortable and hard to find a position to sleep in, so you have my sympathy. Thanks, were your ribs back to "normal" by the end of a six week period, or were there a few additional weeks where you felt it necessary to tak...
by pwa
18 Sep 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lucky baby boomers
Replies: 94
Views: 1580

Re: Lucky baby boomers

High housing costs do affect those of us approaching retirement because we are depleting our savings to get our kids started on the property ladder so that they don't get stuck with renting. So our retirement will come later and be less well funded. I believe this is quite a common thing now.
by pwa
18 Sep 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Broken shoulders!
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Broken shoulders!

I've done ribs and six weeks sounds about right. I found it very uncomfortable and hard to find a position to sleep in, so you have my sympathy.