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by wrangler_rover
9 May 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Danny Baker
Replies: 120
Views: 2548

Re: Danny Baker

I'm afraid that I consider Danny Baker to be of the same ilk as Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross.
Neither funny or entertaining.
by wrangler_rover
16 Apr 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike roof racks
Replies: 15
Views: 483

Re: Bike roof racks

I must surely have the worst of all worlds in my current company car which is the car of my choice, Hyundai Ioniq plug in hybrid: With plug in hybrids, it is strongly not recommended to add a tow bar and towing electrics to the car due to the car traction system, petrol engine and electric motor. Th...
by wrangler_rover
3 Mar 2019, 10:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mobility Scooters[Per Ca pita Ownership
Replies: 2
Views: 812

Re: Mobility Scooters[Per Ca pita Ownership

Skegness, especially in the summer.
I've heard of people on holiday there hiring a scooter for the holiday to save them having to walk.
by wrangler_rover
4 Jan 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years
Replies: 38
Views: 901

Re: Apple posts biggest single loss in 10 years

My pay as you go 79p phone that I have had for the past year does me just fine. My £10 top up I put on it 12 months ago still has a few pence left. I guess it is a matter of horses for courses, I personally do not need instant access to data and although am on Facebook and LinkedIn, use them occasio...
by wrangler_rover
30 Dec 2018, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EVs (electric cars)
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: EVs (electric cars)

To kwackers: Yes, I appreciate that the term for non electric vehicles is ICE, but, when I first heard the three letter acronym ICE, I thought it meant in car entertainment not internal combustion engine which you refer to. Hence, if there is any possibility of ambiguity, I choose to use an understa...
by wrangler_rover
23 Dec 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EVs (electric cars)
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: EVs (electric cars)

Maybe slightly off topic. Yesterday, Saturday 22nd December, I visited my local Tesco around noon to do the weekly food shop, the car park was busy but not full. I have a Hyundai Ioniq plug in hybrid, I went to plug it in to charge it to discover 3 of the 4 charging point parking spaces were occupie...
by wrangler_rover
29 Nov 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Asking the people
Replies: 56
Views: 1053

Re: Asking the people

Democracy, what's that? The constituency in which I live, Gainsborough in Lincolnshire had the following results in 2017: Conservative 31,790 votes, Labour 14,767 votes, Liberal Democrat 3,630 votes, Green Party 1,238 votes. The Conservative candidate has always had a huge majority and it seems to a...
by wrangler_rover
11 Nov 2018, 2:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 107
Views: 2623

Re: Electric cars

The limiting thing on the Ioniq is the fact that the car has not been designed to take a rapid charge so I an stuck with a 2.1/2 hour charge on a 16 amp or higher charging point or 4 hours on a 13 amp supply from a 3 pin plug. Plug in hybrids are intended for many short journeys, such as charge at h...
by wrangler_rover
10 Nov 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 107
Views: 2623

Re: Electric cars

A long story but my experiences: In my last job with a company car, I chose the only plug in hybrid on my list purely for the low benefit in kind. It was a Mitsubishi Outlander 4x4, it has a 2 litre petrol engine and batteries, the battery range was 23 miles, the car came with a free of charge charg...
by wrangler_rover
14 Jul 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shoes for broad feet
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Re: Cycling shoes for broad feet

Thank you for your help. It has turned into an academic question as I have tried to remove my existing pedals and have failed. I have tried with a 15mm open ended spanner with a long hollow bar on the and for added leverage to no avail and yes, I have looked at a spare set of pedals and am trying to...
by wrangler_rover
14 Jul 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shoes for broad feet
Replies: 17
Views: 884

Cycling shoes for broad feet

I need some advice please. I am considering buying a pair of cycling shoes and clipless pedals for my road bike. I currently ride up to 15 miles in a pair of old trainers. The problem is I have wide feet and a high instep, UK shoe size 9eee. I visited a cycle shop this week and tried on several pair...
by wrangler_rover
16 Jun 2018, 7:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 15373

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

As somebody who voted for Brexit, anything from mainland Europe, especially German. Despite working for a German company for 10 years with a company car, my choice of company cars was 2 x Japanese built in the UK and 1 x built in Japan. Made redundant 6 months ago, I got another job with a company c...
by wrangler_rover
30 Jul 2017, 7:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Cyclist Strikes Back
Replies: 21
Views: 2423

Re: The Cyclist Strikes Back

I took delivery of a new company car in April, I chose a Mitsubishi Outlander plug in electric hybrid vehicle, a 4 x 4. I already had a dash cam, I fitted the dash cam in my new car as I travel around the whole country and several years ago I was caught in a cash for crash scam. 5 weeks after gettin...
by wrangler_rover
30 Jul 2017, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Attachment Issues....
Replies: 10
Views: 1263

Re: Attachment Issues....

I have several bikes that I don't ride any more but I have become attached to them. One is my first mountain bike, purchased in 1994 shortly after I got a job following previously being made redundant, I guess that it has sentimental value to me. Another is a Dawes hybrid which I built up from a fra...
by wrangler_rover
17 Jun 2016, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 172
Views: 10561

Re: Favourite quotations

Quotations / advice given to me by my late father: When you go out on the ale, always wear leather shoes. (My first drinking session ended in me being sick all over my suede shoes, leather shoes are much easier to clean) Never argue with an idiot, agree with them and they have lost their argument. W...