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by RickH
14 Jun 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400690

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

Hi, Consider this analogy:- You have a bike that you ride everyday and it does the job though you are aware of some faults with it,these faults though some serious,aren't something that can't be put right with a some expenditure(both monetary and time). Then you're offered a new bike but the snag i...
by RickH
12 Jun 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

francovendee wrote:Hijacking the thread, but is there a 'legend' for the map on cycletravel, something like that on a paper OS map?

Yes - in the top right corner of the map click on the (not very obvious) link named "Key".
by RickH
11 Jun 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 705
Views: 105342

Re: Cycle Travel question!

New question: May not be a cycle.travel issue, maybe a Garmin issue. But, when I create a course on cycle.travel, export it as tcx course and load it to my Garmin 1030 via Garmin Connect website then via Garmin Connect on my iPhone all is good and works well except the "time remaining" se...
by RickH
11 Jun 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 98
Views: 15230

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

francovendee wrote:From an observational view I've yet to see a transgender person look remotely like a female.

Probably because you don't notice that the ones who do "look remotely like a female" are actually transgender if they aren't wearing a badge to say that they are.
by RickH
11 Jun 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 290
Views: 10911

Re: Trains...why?

Even weirder is the system in Spain: most of their network (and that of Portugal) is built to Iberian Gauge, 1668mm (nearly 5'6"); but their newer high-speed network is built to standard gauge (1435mm - as in Britain and most of Europe). I believe that a train journey from, say, Paris to Madri...
by RickH
11 Jun 2019, 12:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Last Orders for 28t, 30t & 32t 8-speed Campy Sprockets
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Last Orders for 28t, 30t & 32t 8-speed Campy Sprockets

I don't have the facilities to harden and temper tool steel. I'm assuming mild steel is harder wearing that al alloy chainwheels. Do you have any better suggestions? I don't know much about steels & alloy hardness but I had problems with a steel 26T granny ring that kept burring under the press...
by RickH
9 Jun 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: Presumptive liability

They are in favour

https://www.cyclinguk.org/campaigning/v ... cyclists-0

I put "Cycling UK presumed liability" into Google & found the above link on the first page of results. :D
by RickH
8 Jun 2019, 1:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier racks for 27.5+ boost spacing MTB
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Pannier racks for 27.5+ boost spacing MTB

I will need to buy the 29" version of the rack. I suppose one option to reduce/avoid bending might be to cut down the projecting parts at the bottom (intended to provide disc caliper clearance) and use shorter bolts. You can't cut them down easily as they are receessed holes & use normal l...
by RickH
7 Jun 2019, 11:58pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: My 10 day JOGLE route
Replies: 16
Views: 656

Re: My 10 day JOGLE route

Day 5 I would suggest a revised route near the end as the canal towpath gradually deteriorates south of Adlington (becoming mud with 6 inch puddles by Haigh Hall unless we've had a dry spell like last summer) - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30210849. If you come off at Adlington, by White Bear Mari...
by RickH
7 Jun 2019, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Went to pick up a leaf -
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Went to pick up a leaf -

661-Pete wrote:First one: Poplar Hawk Moth, I think. Nicely camouflaged. Can't identify the bee.

I'm no expert, but the bee looks like the one identified as a Tree bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) in this link - ginger thorax, black abdomen and white tail.
by RickH
7 Jun 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: Wahoo Elemnt - simple question

As an aside I've rarely had a problem with picking up a planned route part way through using a Garmin (Edge 605 & latterly Edge 1000). The times I have had problems I think it was more to do with how the route had been initially plotted. There can be "hard" points (I don't know the tec...
by RickH
6 Jun 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Super Glue
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Super Glue

Just rec’d my shiny membership card for the next 12 months. Does anyone know what brand of glue the CTC use to attach the card to the accompanying letter? I’ve been picking away for 15 minutes and, although the card is now separate from the letter, the dollop of glue with paper residue is still ver...
by RickH
5 Jun 2019, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 339
Views: 33085

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Mick F wrote:What do you call a deer with no eyes?
















No idea.

What do you call a deer with no eyes & no legs?






Still no idea!
by RickH
4 Jun 2019, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tell me about… minivelos
Replies: 27
Views: 1136

Re: Tell me about… minivelos

Small wheels without suspension results in a very bumpy and harsh ride. There are advantages to small wheels in designs such as folders (Brompton, Dahon etc) or small wheeled road bikes (Moulton). If it is an unsuspended frame, better using large wheels. Use of larger volume tyres helps (OK you can...
by RickH
4 Jun 2019, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Net tax contribution
Replies: 36
Views: 963

Re: Net tax contribution

From your salary, 20 to 40% goes in income tax, a further 5% in NI contributions, when you spend it 20% goes on vat then when you die 40% goes on death duties. This leaves between 15% and -5% to pass on to your heirs or charities. :lol: :lol: The state wins in the end. :( And I didn't factor in ste...