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by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 42
Views: 2511

Re: La Dolce Vita

nsew wrote:
Sweep wrote:ah so you have left Italy.

How's the dolce meter swinging?


Has your home-help not arrived again?

???
Your posts get stranger and stranger.
Seem to remember some of your past ones (were) disappeared.
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

Thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts. I had hope a cyclist jacket would be longer at the back, according to the replies here, I guess he needs more of an outdoor waterproof jacket than a cyclist one (he's a casual rider, so a relaxed fit is better as cycling performance is not on the car...
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 2:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

Look forward to hearing back.

May be useful for others.
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 42
Views: 2511

Re: La Dolce Vita

ah so you have left Italy.

How's the dolce meter swinging?
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Deore 510 9 speed chainrings on 8 speed FCM361 spider?
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Deore 510 9 speed chainrings on 8 speed FCM361 spider?

Any reason why this shouldn't work before I mount the lot on a build? I have the 22/32/42 8 speed chainset sitting around. Don't need another 8 speed spider and can I think use the chainrings as spares on my 8 speed self build tourer which has an old 8 speed Alivio chainset on it. I already have 22,...
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 33
Views: 708

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

Update - sorted it. I did try your drifting idea brucey but I think I had just jammed the thing too hard for it to work - and I was starting to damage the slot, which would compromise future efforts. So I locked one of these in a vice: https://uniortools.com/eng/product/1781-2HX-y-hex-wrench#794175 ...
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 12:31pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 44
Views: 4381

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

Ah ok - if it was one of those short "gothic arch" bits I may have had a solution.
by Sweep
18 Oct 2019, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Booze - minimum price?

Last time I was in Glasgow there were people on Queen Street station promoting healthy eating by handing out free bananas. I think we were the only takers but we made the most of their generosity! These promotions and initiatives make a lot of sense when you look at the balance of spending in most ...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Booze - minimum price?

It's a seriously regressive tax. It isn't a tax at all :roll: splitting hairs. You know what mick meant and I agree with him. It may as well be a conventional tax as far as purchasers are concerned. For of course a government has artificially raised the price of a product. And in any case, if the p...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: The Strange Case of the Vanishing Map

If on the card it may have something to do with the quality of the card/the speed at which it reads. I gather that cards intended for rapid access by progs/apps (as opposed to you just manually copying stuff on to them) should be fast - there are different standards. I had an ongoing problem with OS...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 7:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 20
Views: 423

Re: Booze - minimum price?

We were visiting some friends in Elgin during the summer. We were very surprised at how cheap beer was in Weatherspoons compared to down south.! And no I haven't lost my marbles. :lol: ?? cheaper than the spoons you frequent down south? On the main topic, serious as alcohol abuse is I don't support...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 7:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20123
Views: 494794

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

....you should still have been aware of the utter chaos that would have ensued from any Brexit vote. You - and others like you - should have been more pragmatic, more of "the devil we know" way of thinking. Then we wouldn't have been in this mess... We wouldn't have been in this mess if w...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 6:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair
Replies: 44
Views: 4381

Re: Cracked Vango Tent Poles - suggested repair

The issue I have is that one of the split poles is shaped (the one in the pic). Vaude do replacement sections online for £6.50 but they're all straight. IME pole sections that start straight acquire a bit of a bend with time just by using them. As long as it's not a dramatic curve my guess is it'll...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 395
Views: 31038

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

The Poulton Elk, Poulton le Fylde. Another visited thanks to Northern Rail's recent 10p ticket offer - used it for a dark ride over/round a big big hill, train trip, ride up the entire length of the prom Fleetwood to St Annes and then back to the Ribble Valley. Nice pub, great pint from Reedley Hall...
by Sweep
17 Oct 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing a stuck chainring bolt
Replies: 33
Views: 708

Re: Removing a stuck chainring bolt

re sweep's stuck bolt; it can't be that stuck, after all how could it have been tightened that much? I would suggest holding an allen key in a vice, sitting the bolt onto it, .and then using a drift and a very small hammer to 'massage' the sleeve with radial blows, from different directions. It wil...