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by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are steel bike prices rising?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Are steel bike prices rising?

'Thoyle' is a word used in Yorkshire
'I cannot thoyle it' means, 'I have money enough, but I cannot justify it'

Has been mentioned before on these fora
by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 859
Views: 71008

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I booked a holiday on McDonald's farm

'We are woken by the cockerell here', said the farmer

'Please to set him for 11oo', I requested
by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are steel bike prices rising?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Are steel bike prices rising?

Bmblbzzz wrote:In terms of steel v other materials, for the last ten years or so, steel has been trendy among a certain sector the cycling population who tend also to have larger (or to be more accurate, more easily openable) wallets.

I think you mean they can 'thoyle' spending so much :wink:
by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Team Sky is now Team INEOS
Replies: 172
Views: 20944

Re: Team Sky is now Team INEOS

The Grauniad reports that Mr Froome is to upgrade to a new team, Israel Start-up Nation
by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Swimming, why? Why not?
Replies: 28
Views: 1037

Re: Swimming, why? Why not?

Enigmadick wrote:See it worked. We can go back into indoor pools in a fortnight.

PS Didn't know Boris was following this forum.

He is a passionate cyclist, I bet he is among us
Anonymously of course :wink:
by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 6:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?
Replies: 163
Views: 10997

Re: Fixed wheel: Why? Why not?

Cycled with gears today, first time since March
Did not feel so unfamiliar, not sure which I prefer but I have a plan for a century ride, when the weather gets better: half on fixed, lunch at home, then half on gears :wink:
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Poll is still open
by Cyril Haearn
9 Jul 2020, 4:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs
Replies: 19
Views: 377

Re: Gwynedd Passing Distance signs

@Navara
Please report the hate crimes you described
Thanks very much
by Cyril Haearn
8 Jul 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

@R2 We disagree about cycling sometimes, but I think your attitude on this is spot-on, +1! .. I wanted to ask how many bame people are on these fora, I think there are very few Many of us including r2 and I have experienced, observed racism, prejudice, discrimination, so we do know a bit about it Pl...
by Cyril Haearn
8 Jul 2020, 11:18am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycle lift
Replies: 12
Views: 465

Re: Cycle lift

One would need to learn how to 'mount' the thing, how many footsteps would there be, do they stop for a moment so one can hop on? Bet there would be some mishaps to start, not to mention drunken antics
by Cyril Haearn
8 Jul 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1756
Views: 38020

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

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Hill top
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This fairly remote hill has an unusual name that is easy to remember, if one has good eyesight
by Cyril Haearn
8 Jul 2020, 7:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

I can well believe british policepersons behaving thus
by Cyril Haearn
8 Jul 2020, 7:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: broad-beans - skin on - or off?
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: broad-beans - skin on - or off?

The Grauniad has an article describing what one may do with a surfeit of BBs

Eat them :wink:
by Cyril Haearn
7 Jul 2020, 6:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?
Replies: 13
Views: 432

Re: For someone who hasn't trued a wheel before is it easy to do without specialist equipment?

It is fairly easy and one needs no special equipment

A used wheel, especially a used dished rear wheel with derailleur gears, can be harder to true
by Cyril Haearn
7 Jul 2020, 4:15pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 67
Views: 123482

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

This thread did not need resurrecting. Now you tell us. Create a rule banning thread resurrection without lawful authority or reasonable excuse. Perhaps forum members could be rationed to one resurrection a year. While it's being considered, look at a similar restriction for starting polls. No need...
by Cyril Haearn
7 Jul 2020, 4:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1756
Views: 38020

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Been looking at all the Rathaeuser I can think of, lots of interesting buildings, but I need a clue please
Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria?