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by Vinko
21 Jan 2017, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where pig's entrails, eggs and cheese are sold in vending machines
Replies: 12
Views: 1137

Re: Where pig's entrails, eggs and cheese are sold in vending machines

I remember being able to buy cigarettes (Players No 6 ?) from a vending machine. Not for me of course, I wasn't old enough to smoke then (!). I used to go down to the machine and buy them for my mother! I guess that was in the late 1970s? Not sure if this is genuine or not, but from buying fags to b...
by Vinko
8 Nov 2016, 5:05pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8020
Views: 295339

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

On the bookshelf a heavy tome lay languidly athwart an illustration of a flux capacitor drawn, despite its future inadvertent word omissions with removed bits correctly replaced to render the interval a perfect fifth. Professor Yaffle stretched over to the raffle prizes. Waffles, snaffles and baffle...
by Vinko
29 Aug 2016, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: photography pannier
Replies: 23
Views: 1506

Re: photography pannier

I have made up various internal compartments to hold all sorts of things for bar bags and panniers. As mentioned above, Correx and Karrimats are useful. Halfords do a range of "Karrimat type" mats cheaply and I have cut these up and sewn material around the cut up bits so that they have a ...
by Vinko
3 Jul 2015, 7:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HELP! - Tandem inner tube keeps blowing!
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

Re: HELP! - Tandem inner tube keeps blowing!

Thanks for all of this folks. I have again checked everything over....nothing untoward at all on the rims....nothing, they are absolutely fine. It is now almost certainly that the tyre is separating from the rim (and thus tube bursting through), in fact putting everything back together it did just t...
by Vinko
2 Jul 2015, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: HELP! - Tandem inner tube keeps blowing!
Replies: 15
Views: 1131

HELP! - Tandem inner tube keeps blowing!

Hello All, I have a Dawes Horizon Tandem. Very much as per original spec from early 1990s. Wheel rims are: ALESA 515x, ALLOY ETRTO 622x15, 700c . Made in Belgium. When I got it, it had "Nokia" Rollspeed - LX" 32s on it, and all was well. These have now fallen apart and worn badly (I h...
by Vinko
18 Mar 2015, 7:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Reducing pannier weight
Replies: 57
Views: 9572

Re: Reducing pannier weight

al_yrpal wrote:Weigh your clothes one by one and choose the lightest stuff its surprising with things like tee shirts and trousers what a massive overall saving can be made. Your shoe plan is spot on.

Al


:D I am not sure that taking massive overalls are going to help :lol:

(he..he....sorry al :D)
by Vinko
11 Mar 2015, 6:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8020
Views: 295339

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Drip dried Dachshund's coats dripped slowly on the Aubusson, behind which Polonius was watching Laertes smoking a hamlet in the photobooth. The clock chimed but bad timing had stepped out the cuckoo's cuckoo - another fine mess on the carpet. Smell ?? You bet!! Sang The Who quietly and gracefully, t...
by Vinko
26 Feb 2015, 7:53pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8020
Views: 295339

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Twas brillig. Monsieur Le Wiscarol jabbered whilst stroking his pint of Crowley's Slug Bait and picked bulls balls, devilled in Datura Nightshade (a yuppie aperitif). Rigor mortis stiffened, but declined to stand up. "Frankly, my dear, recumbent suits me," said the Butler rhetorically, win...
by Vinko
24 Feb 2015, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to get garish stickers off rims
Replies: 47
Views: 3547

Re: How to get garish stickers off rims

Before:- https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-6TwsF_ciFlM/VLfpYcgs84I/AAAAAAAABEk/1DiSq4hV5lQ/s400/Genesis%2520Longitude%2520002.JPG After:- https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tb2eaa45lzg/VOyOb4jgSCI/AAAAAAAABLo/KXl5O0OVlGI/s400/genesis%2520longitude%2520001.JPG Are you sure you didn't just use "...
by Vinko
17 Feb 2015, 7:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6542

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

So.....therefore....the only way to solve this...

....is.....

.....to....eat the whole bar then!.....Including all of the chunks and or Alps!

:lol:

If that is what it takes to avoid Creme Eggs then I am convinced by either argument :D
by Vinko
16 Feb 2015, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?
Replies: 44
Views: 6542

Re: Creme Eggs - how do you boycott yours?

We bought a dark chocolate Toblerone yesterday. Nice BIG one at 400g and over a foot long. :D Just having a chunk with a cuppa. I had one (original one...not tried the dark chocolate ones....yet! - thanks for suggestion Mick...will do that!) as a Christmas pressie. Delighted that they were just as ...
by Vinko
16 Feb 2015, 8:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre deflating
Replies: 25
Views: 2013

Re: Tyre deflating

Yesterday I fitted an brand new inner tube. It stayed up all night, checked pressure again this morning and today I went out for a ride. Did about eight miles and..... ........"B A N G " ....(was quite a bang too!) inner tube.JPG I am glad I have just read this thread though as I was a bit...
by Vinko
15 Feb 2015, 9:56pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: The 3 word story game.
Replies: 310
Views: 38129

Re: The 3 word story game.

Englebert Wuslefartisque-Bottomly-Pinrose ( who thought he-could-get-away-with-more-than-three-words-if-he-used-lots-of-hyphens-like-the-compositors-on-Tiny-Tots-Comic) failed the audit. "Stupid boy!" said Mr Hyphen. "You've used up your allocation of posts!" Englebert Wuslefarti...
by Vinko
15 Feb 2015, 9:20pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8020
Views: 295339

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Daily Mail editor Nigel Molesworth took to umbrella the poisoned dart laced with precipitate was there ready. "Hack that, you Martian alien being!" "Being wot?" asked Paddington in Peruvian, juggling Seville oranges and cyanide syringes. It seemed that his marmalade tasted of bit...