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by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: The String Test for are you too fat?
Replies: 0
Views: 31

The String Test for are you too fat?

seems like it is better than BMI get a piece of string measure your height then half it, all the way around should be less than that ie waist to height ratio http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p062c0tf?intc_type=singletheme&intc_location=bbcone&intc_campaign=bigonbbcone&intc_linkname=vidcli...
by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **
Replies: 284
Views: 31002

Re: ** The RANT thread for Odds and Sods **

So Queenie wants Charley Boy to be he next head of the "Common" wealth? what a load of nepotism at its worst? :twisted: He is the last we need with his strange interests and ever so posh aristo voice and manner. Time to sweep out the old guard and and turn over the page. time to have some ...
by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aldi cycling stuff april 29
Replies: 8
Views: 563

Re: Aldi cycling stuff april 29

Hi, Lidl have just given my a full refund on some mouldy food plus an extra £10 vouchers. I wonder If I badger them on their cycling stuff whether they would stock better stuff, quoting some is excellent and some pants.......... well I did pass comment on their new lights viz the packaging didnt ma...
by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 7:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK Trains - Online bike reservations
Replies: 72
Views: 6053

Re: UK Trains - Online bike reservations

I have/made a plastic envelope that I put a shoe lace thru then attach that to the seat pin near the saddle, with the tixket in it. I keep that when unused in a pocket in my panniers
by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 8,500,000,000
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: 8,500,000,000

what was wrong with the old waxed? paper straws?
by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 11:19am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Which trailer?
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Which trailer?

http://www.hedgehogcycling.co.uk/images/harland-way-3.jpg Plenty of these beasts on the cycle paths in my area - South Wales. Or perhaps there are just a few, but they are so annoying that it seems like there are more. It was this kind of 'bollard' that I was imagining a single wheeled trailer woul...
by mercalia
19 Apr 2018, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tracey Emin
Replies: 49
Views: 1180

Re: Tracey Emin

Some years ago Emin's cat 'Docket' went missing. She made the usual cat missing posters which went up on lamp posts etc but a lot were taken down by people wanting to have an Emin original. She was very annoyed and claimed that of course the poster was not art - but it makes you think - who is she ...
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 10:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autism in France & the failure of psychoanalysis
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Autism in France & the failure of psychoanalysis

I thought people here might be interested in an article in the Local French edition on the subject of the French failing to get to grips with autism because psychoanalysis dominates there. "France's approach to autism was once blasted as "a violation of citizens' rights" by the UN. He...
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Minor Hit and Run
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Minor Hit and Run

I am surprised you need an advice. contact the police, it was nearly your life that was affected, you have all the details, atleast make them do the paper work
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?

compact and fullsize? a bit of a contradictions? Topeak Mountain Morph? PDMdg53-lKY will pump a lot of air as it has a large chamber and is a track pump and dont cost the earth. Is supposed to be able to get to high pressures. I have only eve tried for 70-80 psi http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-mount...
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Lightest (and most compact?) full-size track pump?

compact and fullsize? a bit of a contradictions? Topeak Mountain Morph? PDMdg53-lKY will pump a lot of air as it has a large chamber and is a track pump and dont cost the earth. Is supposed to be able to get to high pressures. I have only eve tried for 70-80 psi http://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-mounta...
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Windrush fiasco
Replies: 0
Views: 92

The Windrush fiasco

compare the BBC treatment of mps in a slanging match http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43806710 with the Guardians insightful treatment "The former Home Office employee, who worked in a team of around 50 in the data protection unit, said staff had wanted to offer the landing card files to p...
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Trek?
Replies: 11
Views: 415

Re: Which Trek?

The riveted-on front derailleur hanger will only descend enough to accommodate a 50t big ring. I would like a 48 or even a 46 but this leaves too big a gap between the ring and the derailleur cage. Stupidly, the front derailleur will ascend to accommodate a 55t big ring........ Cugel Yes, i noticed...
by mercalia
18 Apr 2018, 1:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All you Want to Know about MAMILS
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: All you Want to Know about MAMILS

I had not realised that the acronym "MAMIL" has a meaning so far beyond the meaning of the individual words that make it up. In my innocence I thought that one could qualify as a MAMIL solely by age and clothing (and sex). Is it possible to distinguish a real MAMIL from a middle aged man ...