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by kylecycler
10 Apr 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3982

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

I was sitting next to a young lady on a course at the local uni a while ago. She spoke perfect English but with quite a strong accent. Thinking I was being clever, I asked her if she was from Orkney or Shetland, which she found hilarious - she was Swedish! Emma Johansson ('Silver Emma' as she's know...
by kylecycler
10 Apr 2019, 12:01pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 181
Views: 10129

Re: Fave quotes...

Relevant to a lot of online forums (normally not this one) “ Never wrestle with a pig; you both get dirty and the pig likes it ” Ian Only other time I've ever heard that quote was from the Florida Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum in the lead-up to the 2018 US midterm elections - his way of saying...
by kylecycler
3 Apr 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2550

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

CJ - Chris Juden, CTC's Technical Officer for years - wrote somewhere on the forum (can't find the link, but I copied it into a document) that ideally tyres should be between 1.4 and 2.2 times the internal rim width, with 1.8 times the internal rim width being the optimum. So according to CJ, optimu...
by kylecycler
3 Apr 2019, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2550

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

They do recommend 23mm tyres with 19mm rims https://engineerstalk.mavic.com/en/the-right-tyre-width-on-the-right-rim-width/ Sorry if I'm being dense but where's the recommendation? Even reading the comments, I didn't notice that specific combination recommended. I can see that they say it should be...
by kylecycler
31 Mar 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1745

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

I collect early cycling material, cycling maps, guide books, photographs, etc. and have an interest in the early development (late 19th & early 20th centuries) of cycling for transport and leisure. Being from Ireland I'm particularly interested in how it relates to this island but also the rest...
by kylecycler
31 Mar 2019, 2:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?
Replies: 23
Views: 1745

Re: Why there's so little discussion of cycling history?

If you've never seen it, look no further than oldbike.eu - I could spend many a boggle-eyed hour there if I didn't have other things to do. http://www.oldbike.eu/museum/ Anything that catches your interest (where would you even start?!), feel free to share on here - plenty to discuss! :) Also, this ...
by kylecycler
28 Mar 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Replacing brake cable that runs inside frame tube
Replies: 29
Views: 2576

Re: Replacing brake cable that runs inside frame tube

I just dug out my old stripped Pioneer frame this afternoon and tried it. It's fiddly and you just have to be patient (although it might have been easier if I'd taken the trouble to read the suggestions upthread first - there are better ways than this !). The slots are rectangular but the cable oute...
by kylecycler
22 Mar 2019, 12:16am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Foreign Languages
Replies: 17
Views: 2452

Re: Foreign Languages

Because in Trumpworld (MAGA language), up is down, right is wrong, true is false. Get over it, Mick!
by kylecycler
22 Mar 2019, 12:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14672
Views: 358365

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

Bonefishblues wrote:She looks a broken woman to me.

If she was a puppet, Ray Allen would have dumped her a while ago. :(
by kylecycler
21 Mar 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14672
Views: 358365

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

Bonefishblues wrote:I think patience and/or apathy are at an end.

About bloody time.
by kylecycler
21 Mar 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 14672
Views: 358365

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

You've been well out of it, Psamathe. You should have stayed away (I would if I could even get away) but welcome back, you've been missed.
by kylecycler
20 Mar 2019, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3982

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

East Midlands, despite not having lived in Ilkeston since going to uni in 1976. Still quite strong in family gatherings. There is a series of little books "Ey up mi duck" by Richard Scollins and John Titford, still in print, which deal with it pretty well. And Ilkeston is pronounced "...
by kylecycler
20 Mar 2019, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3982

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

Have a look at this - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/15/upshot/british-irish-dialect-quiz.html Got me very close to where I grew up. It was spot on for me, even though I was brought up just south of Edinburgh - in the east - and there's quite a difference. Both my parents were from jus...
by kylecycler
20 Mar 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3982

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

East Midlands, despite not having lived in Ilkeston since going to uni in 1976. Still quite strong in family gatherings. There is a series of little books "Ey up mi duck" by Richard Scollins and John Titford, still in print, which deal with it pretty well. And Ilkeston is pronounced "...
by kylecycler
20 Mar 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 45
Views: 3982

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

I was standing in the queue at my local Homebase behind a bloke who wasn't the most articulate talker in Ershur (Ayrshire). The checkout girl couldn't find the barcode and he was trying to explain why... "It hisnae goat a fumdae cos it's hingwaed - tha's hoo ah bocht it in the furst place, cos ...