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by Psamathe
23 Feb 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame
Replies: 34
Views: 1425

Re: Canti's or V-brakes for new touring frame

The weight disk vs non-disk had me looking over Surly's web site to check the weight difference between a complete Long Haul Trucker and Disk Trucker - on the assumption they are very comparable other than the brakes. But I could not find and weight on the site!

Ian
by Psamathe
22 Feb 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Weather Forecast

Here's the Met Office weather forecast for here. Screenshot of their website from lunchtime today. Screen Shot 2018-02-22 at 12.13.26.png The max temp today was actually 10degC, not the forecast 4degC. I seriously doubt that the minimum temp on Wednesday next week will be minus6. ..... I think the ...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2018, 9:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

Thread drift attempt: what might have been the result if "don't know" had been on the ballot papers on 23.6.2017? you can turn up and destroy your ballot in protest, I believe these are counted. Do people really turn up to say they are not sure about something? I don't think apathy or ind...
by Psamathe
21 Feb 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

.....As it happens, in recent weeks I've been making more frequent visits to that thread - I mean the one that now runs to over 350 pages of mostly drivel. And this after virtually ignoring it for the bulk of its duration. My aim, of course, is to inject a bit of flippancy into the thread now and a...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 10:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

.... BTW Psamathe, you don't have to read these threads you know! :wink: :D Maybe we need a poll about banishing posts about a politics ghetto to their own ghetto? (It's been long challenging day .....) I agree I don't have to read these threads but I do think that separate ghetto's for all sorts o...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 9:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

I never read the political posts unless they are mislabelled. For me I think it is pointless discussing politics on a forum, you never change anybody's mind. The only exception would be the politics that directly affect cycling. I think the idea of "changing somebodies mind" is a difficul...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

Why do people keep raising this again and again. Been discussed on numerous occasions and consensus reached ... and then somebody brings it up yet again ... and again etc. etc. Ian. If I've counted right, you used the word "again" 49 times in that post. Perhaps you wouldn't mind posting l...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 2:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

... Sure, nobody has to open any kind of thread, but I think it is not a case of interest (or lack thereof), but the atmosphere that certain topics create. I think the tea shop is somewhat less convivial for the political threads. I don't want to stop them or make them private only, but perhaps the...
by Psamathe
20 Feb 2018, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?
Replies: 63
Views: 841

Re: Should the Tea Shop have a subsection for politics, like the subsection for helmet discussion?

Why do people keep raising this again and again. Been discussed on numerous occasions and consensus reached ... and then somebody brings it up yet again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and again ... and...
by Psamathe
19 Feb 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 5330
Views: 147415

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

So often referred to as "defence"! It's a blanket term that covers a lot of "offence" too. It's pricey stuff, "offence"! ..... And I thought the UK has also recently done some "creative accounting" adding things like pensions to the defence budgets (for NATO ...
by Psamathe
18 Feb 2018, 7:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2453

Re: Alsatian dog attack

Pretty much everyone else takes a different view, it seems. You're wrong on this one. Or, most of those with differing views are not bothering to post to the thread knowing what would happen (as evidenced by what has happened). Ian Possibly, but one can only judge by those who take the time and tro...
by Psamathe
18 Feb 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Alsatian dog attack
Replies: 70
Views: 2453

Re: Alsatian dog attack

Bonefishblues wrote:
pete75 wrote:Stuff...YVMV

Pretty much everyone else takes a different view, it seems. You're wrong on this one.

Or, most of those with differing views are not bothering to post to the thread knowing what would happen (as evidenced by what has happened).

Ian
by Psamathe
18 Feb 2018, 1:52pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets with built in lights
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: Helmets with built in lights

I thought one of the reasons some quote about the negative effects of wearing a helmet is the additional weight to the head that can make any injury worse. And I'd have expected LED lights with batteries (big enough to be useful/bight enough) would have made the helmet heavier. Not trying to turn th...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 918
Views: 55460

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

Take a look at some of the pics in this article. Look at the ones on public streets. Then imagine if there were lots of charging points, and the effect on a blind person crossing the road and having to re-mount the pavement between two parked cars plugged in to a shared charging point. Or, as someo...
by Psamathe
17 Feb 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Banff Film Festival 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 102

Banff Film Festival 2018

Nothing to do with me, but for info as it looks like the sort of thing some might find interesting, the Banff film Festival is on tour. It's already started as the various locations start mid-Jan and end mid-May. Never seen one/any before so I cannot personally recommend the events. It appears there...