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by rjb
16 Jun 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New uses for old sleeping bags
Replies: 0
Views: 78

New uses for old sleeping bags

What do you do with your sleeping bags when they aren't being used. I use a couple of bags to increase the insulation on my Hot Tank held in place with some old inner tubes. I have installed the longest electrical heater i could find a 27" one, and heat by excess electric diverted from our PV s...
by rjb
14 Jun 2019, 1:04pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2011 Vuelta result revision
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: 2011 Vuelta result revision

So Froomdog gets the 2011 Vuelta win then has to hand back his 2017 win for a similar issue with excess Salbutamol use. Where will it all end. :shock:
by rjb
13 Jun 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tandem crank offset front/rear: eccentric bb
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Tandem crank offset front/rear: eccentric bb

We have tried offsetting cranks over the many years we have been riding but much prefer to have them in line or as close as possible within the limits of chainring tooth manufacture. It's not always possible to buy matched chainrings with the identical tooth profile matching the bolt holes. If you t...
by rjb
12 Jun 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7552

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Someone on Radio 4 at 1.00 said the BBC missed a truck at the last review. He proposed the BBC moving to a subscription only channel like netflick and leaving all the other Freeview channels to the populace. There's some merit in this providing they leave the radio and internet apps such as news and...
by rjb
12 Jun 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.

thirdcrank wrote:
Pundits in many forms of sport are a major cause of global warming and climate change.


You've made my day

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by rjb
11 Jun 2019, 10:23pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.

They were talking up the chances for Andre Greipel at the start of the coverage today, he was nowhere to be seen in the sprint, is he now past it like cav? Theres a new sprint order beginning to establish itself, Bennett, Groenewegen, Viviani to name 3
by rjb
11 Jun 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7552

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

I checked my state pension payments and see that i received a part payment as a first payment to get me into the 2 week slots. When mrs MF claims hers it should all come good as they say. :D ours are paid on a Monday Statistically its a 1 in 28 chance of this happening so not extraordinary but if my...
by rjb
11 Jun 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7552

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

If you are a couple of pensioners then the 4 weekly state pension is paid out every 2 weeks. Is this the way it is arranged? Doesn't seem right to me. We all qualify our own pensions these days. I turned 65 on a Tuesday, and a fortnight later, my first payment came through. My OAP is paid every fou...
by rjb
11 Jun 2019, 8:19am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: 2019 Criterium du Dauphine; spoilers if you've not seen the day before's coverage.

It's turning into an interesting race and only 2 days gone. I missed the kangaroo chicken, I've booked marked that expression for future use along with the p. Fairies. :lol: When I was racing in my youth I always remember someone telling me that there was always 39 hard luck stories at the finish. :...
by rjb
11 Jun 2019, 7:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 7552

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

If you are a couple of pensioners then the 4 weekly state pension is paid out every 2 weeks. So Mrs rjb receives her 4 weekly pension 2 weeks after me and vice versa. Paid directly to our bank a/c. :wink: So how many oaps will disconnect their aerial, ditch the iPlayer app on their smart TV and watc...
by rjb
6 Jun 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Worth getting new bushings for MAFAC Racer
Replies: 19
Views: 685

Re: Worth getting new bushings for MAFAC Racer

I like those brakes, have often thought you could fabricate a cover and turn them into Delta lookalikes.
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by rjb
6 Jun 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9049

Re: Bread making

My starter was made using this recipe - but with normal bread flour. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/mar/08/make-your-own-sourdough-bread-starter-recipe After 3 days it was swelling nicely and bubbling away. On the next day it had sunk but was still bubbling and not so thick and i used...
by rjb
6 Jun 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9049

Re: Bread making

My second proof was in the fridge overnight as i wanted to cook it the next morning. The dough was on the runny side which made me think it had too much water in it. Any more liquid and it would flow off the edge of the baking sheet. :? this is the BBC recipe which says you can leave in the fridge o...
by rjb
6 Jun 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bread making
Replies: 107
Views: 9049

Re: Bread making

Ive just started making sourdough bread. First attempt turned out like a discus, Virually no rise, very tasty but it was chewey. 2nd loaf a week later was an improvement but still not a lot of rise and big holes in it. I suspect my mixture may be too wet. My recipe didnt call for any fat ie no oil o...
by rjb
6 Jun 2019, 2:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Glue
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Super Glue

This harps back to the day when you superglued a £1 coin to the pavement then watched as punters attempted to pick it up without attracting attention. :twisted: