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by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 10:15pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple compact thermometer
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Simple compact thermometer

have you looked on ebay or maplins. maybe one of those indoor /outdoor ones the size of a pack of cards with an external probe on a wire - then you can monitor the temp inside the bivvy bag and outside. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Talking-Indoor-Outdoor-Thermometer/253268523337?hash=item3af7faf949:g:...
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 8:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bottom bracket length is right?
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: Which bottom bracket length is right?

Blow it ! worried now ! A couple of weeks ago I brought this CS https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p3/STRONGLIGHT-Impact-Triple and the recommended BB and having yet to fit it now having read this thread I am not sure whether I should return the recommended BB rather than to coat it in copper grea...
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 7:45pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Simple compact thermometer
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Simple compact thermometer

well my Lidl speedo/mileometer has one built in, about as small as you can get? - maybe yours has also. I find it useful to keep an eye on how cold it is when riding and been shocked how cold it has been here even in London rather you than me. I know what the "test" would tell me about me....
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 7:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I need a rant before I have apoplexy
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: I need a rant before I have apoplexy

then go here --

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=112336&hilit=rant

we have thought of every things here
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Housing crisis
Replies: 91
Views: 14536

Re: Housing crisis

I see the govt still hasnt made tenants having to pay fees to estate agencies illegal? Not sure if this is right but when you renew a tenancy do you have to pay a fee also? if you do you can see why tenancys are so short? I am surprised when Labour was in power they didnt make having a home a legal ...
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 1:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bottom bracket length is right?
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: Which bottom bracket length is right?

Thanks for all the replies, I'm constantly amazed by how active this form is and how helpful everyone is! :D Yes, I will clean the frame BB very well. My plan was to use WD40 and an old toothbrush. The shop has said that once I've cleaned it, if the threads need clearing then just to bring it back ...
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 1:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which bottom bracket length is right?
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: Which bottom bracket length is right?

My Dawes 1-Down was sent out with the wrong BB - should have been 118mm according to Brucy's chart. I replaced it with the right one more by accident than design and the front changer works perfectly with the 118mm, before couldnt get to the small ring well, of the triple rsx 46/36/26, so it pays to...
by mercalia
17 Dec 2017, 1:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: 1man tent plus bike
Replies: 43
Views: 2351

Re: 1man tent plus bike

the trouble with tarps can be draughts at the bottom. My Kitley tarp tent has storm flaps at the edges so in principle can weigh them down with stones etc, assuming the ground is flat. And becuase it is also a tent can be closed to keep away many of the flying bugs
by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 11:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beethoven - banned?
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: Beethoven - banned?

well one person thinks that Blake was being ironic attacking the excessive patriotism of the times ( napoleonic wars ) with the dark satanic mills the church of england that he despised. so maybe he shoould be your friend after all https://interestingliterature.com/2017/04/26/a-short-analysis-of-wi...
by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beethoven - banned?
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: Beethoven - banned?

Lucky Leeds North

by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Beethoven - banned?
Replies: 52
Views: 1433

Re: Beethoven - banned?

I dont know why you have got it in for William Blake a very respected poet with his heart felt poem about making his country a better place than the industrial revolution was producing? He may have been, and I'm not disputing that he was sincere in his unease about the despoilation arising from the...
by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?
Replies: 77
Views: 2144

Re: Harry is marrying Ms Merkel?

The Grauniad reports: 19th of May is the day! same as FA cup final day? I wonder who thought that one up. why not a week before or after? seems to suggest arrogance or just living in a parallel universe? Or a bit of common sense to stop the day being totally dominated by football. :lol: what about ...
by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 3:53pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Food, fitness and cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Food, fitness and cycling

Difficult to say whether I feel better or not because so much else going on. All I know is we ain't designed for carbs! Cultivated grass seeds (grain) only been around for about 4 thousand years. Only the blink of an eye in evolution. There wasn't any obesity until people swapped cooked breakfast f...
by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 3:49pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Food, fitness and cycling
Replies: 12
Views: 396

Re: Food, fitness and cycling

brynpoeth wrote:Porridge, what else?

There were fat people in "primitive" societies I think, being fat was a sign of success and status


isnt that still carbo's?
by mercalia
16 Dec 2017, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to go to be professionally measured for a bicycle?
Replies: 24
Views: 561

Re: Where to go to be professionally measured for a bicycle?

of course you may have some kind of physical problem