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by axel_knutt
12 Dec 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waste Disposal (Bath)
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Waste Disposal (Bath)

Mick F wrote:
philvantwo wrote:Mick F.....it'll be soaking wet with condensation under your new floor within a couple of weeks, mould, wet rot, dry rot!!
:|
No it won't at all.

It will if you haven't fitted a vapour barrier. Google interstitial condensation.
by axel_knutt
8 Dec 2019, 12:16am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Exercise addiction
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Exercise addiction

That's where I was 8 years ago. Every waking hour was either exercise, planning exercise, or analysing training records. As my performance declined I used to come home from every ride in an absolutely foul temper. When I got blue lighted into hospital I felt elated because it was the excuse I needed...
by axel_knutt
5 Dec 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1235

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Mr Evil wrote:you still want something to prevent the power supply itself from catching fire in the event of a fault.

If you want to do that you'll be needing a smoke detector, not a fuse.
by axel_knutt
1 Dec 2019, 11:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

dodger wrote:My friend, who is a GP, says that very many common complaints she deals with would cure themselves within 7 days.

I think that's why you now have to wait 3 weeks for an appointment.
by axel_knutt
30 Nov 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?
Replies: 50
Views: 1488

Re: what bottle cage for underside of down tube on a world tour?

Mine's on an extension bracket with room for a 980cc bottle, there isn't even room for 600cc with the cage mounted directly on the bosses. The cages are from Halfords, and about 19 years old.

Bottle Bracket.JPG
by axel_knutt
28 Nov 2019, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1261

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

The dentist is always x-raying my toofs. "I will sue if I get cancer of the toof", I warn her. I've been injected with radioactive technetium tracer dye (twice) for a perfusion scan. The dose is equivalent to about 500 Xrays, so they tell you to stay away from children and pregnant women ...
by axel_knutt
22 Nov 2019, 9:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!
Replies: 23
Views: 830

Re: Just cleaned my water bottles - UGHHHHH!

I only ever put water in my bottle, no juices, nothing else goes in the bottle or me! Rinse out with water when I get home, turn upside down. Job done. Same here. I never ever put anything but water in, so they just rinse under the tap, and a Milton Tab perhaps once a year. I recently scrapped a co...
by axel_knutt
18 Nov 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Requiem for An Honest Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: Requiem for An Honest Man?

How about a 15 year minimum tariff for abusing a public office? Clearly these people can't be kept in check by 'honour', nor their own skewed morals, time for a change in the rules? Misconduct in Public Office already carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. Unfortunately, immediately after...
by axel_knutt
15 Nov 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Sleep Apnea
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Sleep Apnea

Hi, You didn't say if you had a condition that is recognised and if so that's why you were declined a license? so have you found a loophole which allows you to carry on driving with a condition Simply by passing a few medicals? I would've hoped that people would be automatically tested that driving...
by axel_knutt
11 Nov 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car battery charging from deep discharge
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Car battery charging from deep discharge

Will a new battery come charged? Honda manufactured the batteries for my Accord with the charge already on the plates, then shipped them dry with no electrolyte, so that the shelf life is indefinite, with no self-discharge. When you order one, the dealer fills it with electrolyte to activate it, wh...
by axel_knutt
10 Nov 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre wear - mileages
Replies: 30
Views: 753

Re: Tyre wear - mileages

I've got three HS368 Marathons. One has done 13,000m, one has done 15,000m, and the other 3,200m. None of them are worn out.
by axel_knutt
8 Nov 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 33
Views: 1232

Re: Cycle space on trains

The new Stadler and Bombardier trains that are currently being rolled out across East Anglia look quite nice. There are up to six spaces on some trains, with the bikes floor-standing. They haven't arrived on the Braintree line yet, but I had a look round a virtual train online, and it seems OK. I wa...
by axel_knutt
3 Nov 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure
Replies: 22
Views: 1209

Re: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure

Paulatic wrote:I assume there’s salt in bought bread too.

Bread alone accounts for 42% of the salt in my diet, even with the lowest salt loaf available in town.
by axel_knutt
3 Nov 2019, 10:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign
Replies: 25
Views: 3326

Re: Cycle Warning Triangle Roadsign

irc wrote:Americans stop at stop signs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3iLnFZ7Bsc