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by pwa
25 Feb 2020, 12:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Reynolds aero tubing
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Reynolds aero tubing

The two tubes that present the biggest face to the wind are the least suitable for making anything other than round. The head tube has a round steerer to house and the seat tube has to take a seatpin. You can get around that with carbon but in the days of steel tube racers those two tubes tended to ...
by pwa
25 Feb 2020, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 397
Views: 8493

Re: The next Labour Leader

Nandy and Long-Bailey have both said they would press the button to annihilate part of the human race. Starmer has not said. The last LibDem leader, of all people, agreed she would. What has society become? Pragmatic. Real world. It isn't commitment to actually pushing the button. It is commitment ...
by pwa
24 Feb 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 397
Views: 8493

Re: The next Labour Leader

Bring back Corbyn Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey, both of whom have signed a pledge card put out by the Labour Campaign for Trans Rights. The 12-point manifesto includes a demand that members with ‘transphobic’ views — that is, those who do not believe that men who identify as women are in fact...
by pwa
24 Feb 2020, 4:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 114
Views: 4023

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

It isn't going to happen in Wales because it will take too much organising. There will have to be exceptions because of the legacy of narrow residential streets with no alternative parking, but identifying those streets and creating the legal recognition, with signage, will be tediously slow when ot...
by pwa
24 Feb 2020, 3:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How would you carve up the UK by cycling regions?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: How would you carve up the UK by cycling regions?

Perhaps a bit more peculiar is having Bristol and Aberystwyth in the same zone.

I'm guessing that the Northern Ireland Plus zone is someone's idea of where folk from Northern Ireland liked to ride to, which extended beyond the administrative boundary.
by pwa
24 Feb 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: How would you carve up the UK by cycling regions?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: How would you carve up the UK by cycling regions?

It is interesting how North Wales was lumped in with North West England, and it kind of makes sense if you happen to live in North West England. I grew up there and for us North Wales was within our patch, an easy place to get to for a few days away. We thought of Llandudno exactly as we thought of ...
by pwa
24 Feb 2020, 6:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 397
Views: 8493

Re: The next Labour Leader

The theory is that the membership is made up of the folk on the street. They certainly had recently he largest membership. Political party memberships are never (or certainly not for many years) representative of the man on the street. Even if the Labour Party has a membership of 500,000 that's abo...
by pwa
24 Feb 2020, 6:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does angle of stem matter?
Replies: 61
Views: 1586

Re: Does angle of stem matter?

At my age it is very unlikely that two or three years down the line I am going to be overcome by an urge to become more aero and get lower, so when I set the stem up I do so with it horizontal, knowing that it could be flipped for a higher position in the future. I also know that for relatively litt...
by pwa
23 Feb 2020, 8:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1000
Views: 21925

Re: Boris Johnson:

The Wales situation might be good for you - get over there and start cleaning peoples carpets. You may make a bob or two. I think he maybe more of a carpetbagger who likes to clean up :wink: I think he has blown his cover. He doesn't really clean carpets. He is that well known Arabian playboy princ...
by pwa
23 Feb 2020, 8:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does angle of stem matter?
Replies: 61
Views: 1586

Re: Does angle of stem matter?

I'm a big fan of quill stems as they allow me to raise the handlebars up by a long way easily and cheaply by fitting a stem with a longer shaft. The modern threadless systems seem unnecessarily restrictive unless a bike purchaser plans ahead and buys a custom bike with an unsightly, thick and odd l...
by pwa
22 Feb 2020, 8:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wales Tour, summer 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 989

Re: Wales Tour, summer 2020

Steadily getting together long lost touring paraphernalia and the latest thing to be dragged out of the attic is a very well preserved Saunders Spacepacker Plus that must have been used on no more than a dozen nights. I think it was billed as a three man tent so should be just right for the two of u...
by pwa
22 Feb 2020, 6:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 114
Views: 4023

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Some pavement parking is hard to understand. This street is on the estate featured in the BBC Wales piece. https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5245862,-3.576662,3a,37.5y,341.29h,91.38t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1smKtrT_Z5ATZ7Mt8evNX8qg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en-GB The lorry could be all four wheels on the road w...
by pwa
22 Feb 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1814

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

Or wear a fleece. That way we can keep the carbon locked-up in trees, help protect against flooding, provide good environment for wildlife (some of which is crucial to e.g. crop pollination), etc. Or source electricity from a green provider, etc. Many options that are better and don't pollute to th...
by pwa
22 Feb 2020, 4:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Government targeting wood and coal burning.
Replies: 96
Views: 1814

Re: Government targeting wood and coal burning.

Even Time-dried emits particles and CO2. Like with fossil fuels, LINGO ("leave it in the ground" where it can support wildlife, help flood protection, keep the CO2 locked-up out of the atmosphere, etc.). Ian Looking at my own home, built around 1970, what heating would you suggest for me?...
by pwa
22 Feb 2020, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 114
Views: 4023

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51473627 Not an easy one in Wales. There are lots of streets where parking without putting two wheels up on the pavement is just not possible. Though the pic on this story does not look like that kind of street. Easy to handle though. On such streets make the par...