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by RRSODL
7 Dec 2019, 6:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good website
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Good website

Me too, I've followed him for quite a while, he's definitely very different to all other touring cyclists I've seen, his choice of routes is crazy but that's exactly what I enjoy so much about his videos. If you want to see something different watch him crossing the Andes from Argentina to Chile or ...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21539
Views: 530510

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

I might be mis-understanding your post but I thought the Lib Dems were not saying they were going to revoke Article 50 now ('cos they can't) but that it was to be their policy for the coming General Election where they would hope to get a mandate. But given we elect MPs as our representatives to ma...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21539
Views: 530510

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

Is there any point replying to this gibberish when you won't reply to questions? The Liberal Democrats are one of the few parties not offering a unicorn-pooping-rainbows Brexit, unlike the Conservatives, Labour, BxP and probably others. I agree that simply revoking won't be the end of it, but it co...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21539
Views: 530510

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

And where democracy falls in all this? Parliament has not mandate to revoke article 50. If the Liberal Democrats want to revoke article 50 then I'd say let them campaign for a revoke of article 50 on the next General Elections and if they win by overall majority then they would have a mandate to re...
by RRSODL
17 Sep 2019, 7:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21539
Views: 530510

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

The Fantasy that is the Liberal-Dems Is there any point replying to this gibberish when you won't reply to questions? The Liberal Democrats are one of the few parties not offering a unicorn-pooping-rainbows Brexit, unlike the Conservatives, Labour, BxP and probably others. I agree that simply revok...
by RRSODL
8 Sep 2019, 11:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Islabikes shifters?
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Islabikes shifters?

No. 2 spawn is now zooming around on her sister’s cast-off Beinn 20L; only problem is that the shifter (7sp SRAM twister) is a bit stiff. Has the hive mind got any suggestions? I’ve considered swapping for a SRAM trigger but I had slightly… agricultural X9 on a previous bike and am unsure little ha...
by RRSODL
4 Sep 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Handwriting
Replies: 44
Views: 1467

Re: Handwriting

I'd say University ruined my handwriting but since then I've recovered my old handwriting and improved it in the last year or so. My sister and I exchange letters that we hand write, photograph and send by whatsapp. I purchased a couple of fountain pens and some writing paper, it relaxes me to put m...
by RRSODL
11 Mar 2019, 8:32am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 100
Views: 5571

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

I'm an omnivore, I eat a wide range of foods, including a variety of meets. My daughter is vegan and since then my wife, son and his wife have tried to join in at times but for a short period. I can go to a vegan restaurant and happily eat something that I enjoy, however, at any other restaurant a v...
by RRSODL
26 Feb 2019, 6:08pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Surly Troll
Replies: 21
Views: 11131

Re: Surly Troll

You are not the first person to be shocked at Surly price increases. In April 2015 I bought a Surly Troll framset (black/large) from 'Triton Cycles' for £404.00....this year's frameset (Triton/black/large) is £712.49. For me it was all about the versatility of the thing, mine has been very much a '...
by RRSODL
26 Feb 2019, 10:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 763
Views: 112416

Re: Cycle Travel question!

I first discovered Cycle Travel about 3 or 4 years ago and I registered then, it was quite good back then but I think it's better now. I use it to find a route and download it to my garmin and that suits me. I can have cycle travel on my phone at the same time, maybe a dedicate phone app would be go...
by RRSODL
25 Feb 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: 142mm Through Axle Hubs for Touring

I was looking at the latest version of the Surly Ogre/Troll. I have an old, Rohloffed, Troll and have been thinking about changing to an Ogre. Their 'dropouts' take 135mm and 142mm hubs. I suspect they work best with 142mm so... Are there any 142mm through axle hubs that are up to the job for touri...
by RRSODL
16 Jan 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?
Replies: 73
Views: 1582

Re: How did you vote in 2016? How would you vote now?

I voted leave and I'd do it again, those bullies in Brussels make me more determine than ever..... not forgetting the scaremongering coming from the remainers.
Theresa May should go now and let a true brexitier handle the exit negotiations.
Shame on Tony Blair, I regret supporting him with my vote.
by RRSODL
27 Sep 2018, 5:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: These wheels - views?
Replies: 13
Views: 965

Re: These wheels - views?

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/rose-28700c-xtreme-t-zx-19-shimano-deore-610-hybrid-wheelset-716640 For a build I'm planning - a bike to be used for day rides or possibly a bit of light touring. The bike might get some higher quality wheels later but don't want to spend too much at the mo as the build ...
by RRSODL
8 Jan 2017, 6:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6522

Re: The price of disposable razors

That's right, just missed it :) My father used a safety razor that you resharpened. It all came in a metal box that was part of the sharpening mechanism. The company was called 'Rolls Razor'. I can still clearly remember the sound of him sharpening it every morning before shaving. In my teens I trie...
by RRSODL
7 Jan 2017, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The price of disposable razors
Replies: 87
Views: 6522

Re: The price of disposable razors

My father used a safety razor that you resharpened. It all came in a metal box that was part of the sharpening mechanism. The company was called 'Rolls Razor'. I can still clearly remember the sound of him sharpening it every morning before shaving. In my teens I tried it and it felt like it was te...