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by tod28
25 Jun 2019, 11:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1228

Re: Language pedants

fausto copy wrote:
I would have liked to have heard his comments but even if there's a chance of a repeat, sadly being a deaf old stone, it'd be no use for me. :roll:

fausto.


The episode is available on the R2 website but unfortunately no transcript.
by tod28
15 May 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....

Calmac is wrong requiring a toilet as it is not a DVLA requirement for a motor caravan https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/registering-a-diy-caravan/converting-a-vehicle-into-a-motorhome Quote It is a legal requirement that all UK registered vehicles are classified correctly on the V5C log bo...
by tod28
15 May 2019, 11:16am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Visitor to England needs mechanical help.
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Visitor to England needs mechanical help.

Are you looking for one of these? https://www.bike24.com/p2172604.html Seems to be out of stock over Europe. UK distributors are Hotlines http://www.hotlines-uk.com/ but they don't seem to stock the item or are out of stock. They may know who has one (for sale or to service the hub) Slam69 who are i...
by tod28
23 Jan 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 121
Views: 4604

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Quick example: https://www.evanscycles.com/shimano-capreo-6v-3-0w-quick-release-front-hub-EV172336?1=-1,esvcrea:315873396615,esvplace:,esvd:c,esvtg:pla-307438644175,esvo:EV172336-NA-SVR,esvaid:50080&1=-1&lsft=esvt:52796-GOUKE2028864,esvq:,esvadt:999999-0-1146232-1&esvwa=NISO_Hubs%20%26%...
by tod28
17 Jan 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 6268

Re: I am not a vegan

Sushi establishments are springing up in many places Anyone tried sushi, raw fish? Don't confuse sushi with sashimi! Sushi is the dishes made from vingared rice (with added sugar and salt) accompanying a variety of other ingredients like seafood, vegetables or fruit. Sashimi is sliced raw meat, mos...
by tod28
12 Dec 2018, 10:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wrist mirror
Replies: 39
Views: 1872

Re: Wrist mirror

Nigel wrote:
simonhill wrote:Mine is a Cateye, so it's (notionally) French anyway.


There's me thinking that Cateye are Japanese :-)

- Nigel


Only since 1954! :roll:

https://www.cateye.com/intl/company/outline/
by tod28
10 Dec 2018, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18013
Views: 448440

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

It is also worth mentioning again that we've had successive governments that eschew state ownership, but quite happy for other states to own our - transportation (buses, rail, air) utilities (water, electricity). Many of our finest companies sold off under the guise of investment : anyone remember ...
by tod28
18 Nov 2018, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18013
Views: 448440

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

One big Plus could be less unnecessary trade, if it becomes more attractive to produce, for example, oats in the UK instead of importing them :wink: UK is a net exporter of oatsl. Maybe another Euro sceptic myth to bring back production of something we already are more than self sufficient in https...
by tod28
9 Nov 2018, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Whats in your room 101?
Replies: 38
Views: 1062

Re: Whats in your room 101?

Room 101,actually, is one of those quite good comedy shows that could easily be a radio show on Radio 4. Quite a few good TV shows would work as radio. University Challenge is another example. Room 101 is a BBC comedy television series based on the radio series of the same name originally broadcast...
by tod28
27 Oct 2018, 8:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Barcelona commuting suggestions
Replies: 9
Views: 427

Re: Barcelona commuting suggestions

http://www.barcelonarentabike.com/movil/en/bikes-and-prices This place was fine in the spring of last year. The city tour is good fun and gives you your bearings for some of the sites. 55€ weekly rate doesn't sound unreasonable but for 3 weeks it may be cheaper to take your own. I assume your expens...
by tod28
11 Sep 2018, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lightweight ladies bike
Replies: 19
Views: 1038

Re: Lightweight ladies bike

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Ridgeback-Meteor-Open-Frame-Womens-2017-Hybrid-Sports-Bike_98590.htm would be my choice rather than the Dawes as it has an 8 speed cassette hub rather than a 7 speed screw on freewheel. Also 10% cheaper and a tad lighter. Or find her a good charity bike re-use project. I'm n...
by tod28
31 Jul 2018, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 79
Views: 4629

Re: Which titanium frame?

I happily run on 28's on my Spa Titanium Audax and have done for maybe 10,000 miles.Devon roads mostly year roung. Occasionally wimud has got stuck in the rear when its been truly claggy when the maize forage is being hualed from the fields but pulling the guard ufully up to the brake bridge solved ...
by tod28
23 Jul 2018, 9:33am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Plymouth to Roscoff ferry?
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Plymouth to Roscoff ferry?

On arrival in Plymouth, drop the family at the hotel, drive to Gunnislake, drop the car, train/cycle back to the hotel.
by tod28
23 Jul 2018, 9:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Plymouth to Roscoff ferry?
Replies: 22
Views: 1108

Re: Plymouth to Roscoff ferry?

Brittany Ferries £12.00 per day, max 31 days http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/guides/ports/plymouth