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by CliveyT
18 Sep 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Nocturnal End2End
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: Nocturnal End2End

Not for me. I enjoy going out on a bike to see the countryside. I don’t see any attraction to cycling in the dark (other than less traffic) and many safety pitfalls such as relying on bike lamp to illuminate unfamiliar roads. I can certainly see the appeal. You might miss the countryside but there'...
by CliveyT
17 Sep 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Nocturnal End2End
Replies: 27
Views: 709

Re: Nocturnal End2End

If you're willing to have a leisurely 'tea' and get up early for 'breakfast' then accommodation isn't a problem
https://www.dayuse.co.uk/
by CliveyT
14 Sep 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gear ratios, in inches
Replies: 38
Views: 1244

Re: Gear ratios, in inches

My SS is 70-odd inches (honestly can't remember what I have on there at the moment) and that's in S Cambridgeshire. It used to be higher but getting home from work is invariably into a headwind- I don't think my cadence has got into single figures but it sure as hell felt like it at times. I can get...
by CliveyT
28 Aug 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 25 Years Ago the most significant Windows operating system was launched
Replies: 42
Views: 1032

Re: 25 Years Ago the most significant Windows operating system was launched

Still have a soft spot for the VAX/VMS CLI I used to use, on a VT220 terminal (yellow text on black background IIRC). Now you're talking. VAX/VMS via a terminal emulator running on MS-DOS in my case. The disruption caused when we moved onto UNIX (proper UNIX as well, no Linux back in those days) an...
by CliveyT
18 Aug 2020, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1488

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

A little while ago I needed a new freewheel for the singlespeed. I needed some other stuff as well so I looked online and started reading the user reviews for some. The most highly rated was almost universally approved of because of the great noise it made.

That one didn't make my shopping cart.
by CliveyT
5 Aug 2020, 9:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sick of Mars bars....
Replies: 28
Views: 1121

Re: Sick of Mars bars....

This time of year- plums, figs, blackberries and we're staring to come into apple season. Can go for miles without having to carry anything
by CliveyT
31 Jul 2020, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Using your watch as a compass
Replies: 67
Views: 1655

Re: Using your watch as a compass

Jdsk wrote:
And it's much more complicated if you're in the tropics.

Jonathan


And you'll end up going entirely the wrong direction if you're north of the Arctic circle in summertime
by CliveyT
30 Jul 2020, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3223

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

mjr wrote:
David9694 wrote:I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition!

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

Our chief weapon is surprise... and masks!

I would say
"Bring on the comfy saddle"

but this thread has got heated already so I don't want to raise a really contentious issue
by CliveyT
29 Jul 2020, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3223

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

Oldjohnw wrote:Talking of proper science, I was wondering if the UC's "99% of scientists are lieing to us" has some science behind it.


I could answer that but how would you know if I was telling the truth :wink:
by CliveyT
29 Jul 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A mask in your bike bag?
Replies: 99
Views: 3223

Re: A mask in your bike bag?

A positive for something, that means it could be anything, the test cannot isolate the alleged virus strain, we know this is a scientific fact, the test gives a positive for dead organic matter (admitted by WHO) Specifically dead organic matter that was an infected cell- it's the viral RNA containe...
by CliveyT
12 Jul 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: paraffin blow torch
Replies: 26
Views: 569

Re: paraffin blow torch

Well success (of sorts), I improvised a pricker (using a bit of old gear cable) and managed to get a jet spraying out of the nozzle. Unfortunately as part of the strip down and refit process I obviously didn't tighten the nut holding the burner tubing to the reservoir so paraffin leaked out here, in...
by CliveyT
9 Jul 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cheese shop.
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Cheese shop.

mumbojumbo wrote:Mice have never liked cheese,but if you need to trap these rodents they crave peanut butter,chocolate and raisins.


I've always found Mars bars to be the bait of choice (but maybe that comes from having worked at Masterfoods so I got them free)
by CliveyT
9 Jul 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: paraffin blow torch
Replies: 26
Views: 569

paraffin blow torch

Hi all, not going to post this in the technical section because it's not at all bike related, but hopefully someone out there can help. I need to sterilize some bee-hive parts by flaming and rather than buy a new canister for my gas blow torch I picked up in a charity shop an old paraffin blow torch...
by CliveyT
6 Jul 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: student cycles home...
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: student cycles home...

all this talk of peanut butter. ok in moderation but otherwise contains a lot of iodine I think. not so good? and any way turns no.2 yellow...... :lol: No it doesn't only, if it contains added iodized salt, and definitely too much information by the way Damn, I work with radioactive iodine and have...
by CliveyT
4 Jul 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 602

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

No need of a haircut, my hair's well below shoulder level and has been for 20 years or so.
Unfortunately my local's landlord died (heart attack not cv) in April so I can't go to the pub either. If he was :cry: still here I'd have been outside the door at 12:00