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by Bonefishblues
14 Jun 2021, 11:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

thirdcrank wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 11:22am
Bonefishblues wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 11:11am I doubt the public could name another solicitor tbh :D

Why do his clients hate cyclists TC?
I'm saying that his typical client would be in favour of this: that's purely my use of stereotypes - and I suspect his, or he'd not have bothered with the programme. I cannot imagine you believe that his fame / notoriety is anything to do with his legal expertise? He doesn't make any such claim himself. He's been a skilled self-publicist who's also had a couple of strokes of luck.
...and who does, to be fair, study the law very carefully, whatever our personal views of him and his style.

He's on a programme with a point of view that he may or may not hold - I suspect that my bolded section is closest to the truth, and may also have little to do with his clients' views.
by Bonefishblues
14 Jun 2021, 11:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

I doubt the public could name another solicitor tbh :D

Why do his clients hate cyclists TC?
by Bonefishblues
14 Jun 2021, 10:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.
Replies: 43
Views: 606

Re: Today programme and reg. numbers for us.

simonineaston wrote: 14 Jun 2021, 10:20am No idea! Sounds likely, tho'... self-publicist who has no compunction about making exaggerated claims if they'll be to his benefit. What annoyed me is that the assertion is ambiguous, wild, irresponsible and a classic mud-slinging exercise. And he got away with it. There'll be a ton of Volvo-driving car addicts thinking, "I heard it on R4's Today prog - must be true..."
We have 3 Volvos, and by miles travelled, I suppose I have to be labelled an addict.

I don't believe everything I hear on R4 'Today', nor, I suspect, do most R4 listeners, who, based on nothing more than a wild guess, apply rather more critical thinking than the average.

Just saying :wink:
by Bonefishblues
13 Jun 2021, 9:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Sheldon Brown
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: Sheldon Brown

simonineaston wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 8:48am Jeepers - still my go-to gear calculator - there are others, I know, but...
Mine too.

I also like the slightly 'home-brewed' nature of the SB site.
by Bonefishblues
13 Jun 2021, 7:45am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????

Thehairs1970 wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 7:40am
beeb wrote: 13 Jun 2021, 7:08am weighed our karakum yesterday and they are 13kg

this thread has reminded me that for the next 15/20 years I want to be able to get that bike on top of my car roof or on and off a train

being 60 now that is only going to become more difficult as i get older, so think the nomad is just too heavy for what we need

so now looking to create a list of 13kg or less bikes and will take it from there

thanks for contribution all
This doesn’t help the OP but fit a tow bar carrier rather than roof,then you won’t have to lift anywhere near as high. However, if this is an excuse to get a new bike, I fully support your reasoning.
Beeb is the OP :D
by Bonefishblues
12 Jun 2021, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????
Replies: 35
Views: 952

Re: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????

I mentioned Stanforth earlier. If lighter than expedition, with custom sizing, then how about:

https://www.stanforthbikes.co.uk/produc ... er-700c-10

Lee Cooper makes the frame (as he does for OBW)
by Bonefishblues
12 Jun 2021, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gareth Williams MI6 Death
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Gareth Williams MI6 Death

I thought someone had been shot...
by Bonefishblues
11 Jun 2021, 5:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?
Replies: 286
Views: 5635

Re: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?

Mick F wrote: 11 Jun 2021, 4:37pm Andy's Computers.
https://www.andyscomputersplymouth.co.uk/

I emailed three different companies locally. Or should I say, I emailed two and clicked on the contact us button on the other.
No names, no pack drill, but Andy was the only one to reply.

We took it round to him, and the first thing he said, was that he's not an Apple expert at all, but he'll do his best.
He kept us informed at all the steps of the way, and he's a really nice chap.

I see you're in Bicester. Been through there lots.
It's a bit of a long journey to Saltash but it's a nice bike ride. I've cycled to Bedford and back a few times over the years as our daughter ran a pub there! :D

Gunnislake/Bridgwater/Swindon area/Oxford area/Bedford.
Bit of a hike with an iMac in the panniers eh?
I was in Plymouth last week, and very nice it was, too :D

May be back, hence the idle query - IME people who respond are worth talking to!
by Bonefishblues
11 Jun 2021, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?
Replies: 286
Views: 5635

Re: iMac problem - replacement but not a computer?

While you're there, could you please ask him what's the likely culprit for the intermittent blackscreen on ours?

Late 2009 model - screen sometimes stays on for some time, sometimes goes off immediately on booting up. I've rigged up a slave screen which doesn't suffer this problem, but it's an irritant!

...I only ask as your bloke seems to know what he's talking about, which is rare IME :D
by Bonefishblues
11 Jun 2021, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covert Racism, ganging up and bias mod
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Covert Racism, ganging up and bias mod

Your post was deeply patronising. It may not have been meant as such, but it was read as such. Take the feedback and move on.
by Bonefishblues
11 Jun 2021, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covert Racism, ganging up and bias mod
Replies: 19
Views: 491

Re: Covert Racism, ganging up and bias mod

5 days after signing up and you're already reporting this to the Charities Commission.

Remarkable.
by Bonefishblues
11 Jun 2021, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy Rider
Replies: 38
Views: 1247

Re: Heavy Rider

slowster wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 3:57pm The OP has stated that the bike will be used for "biking around town where each trip will be a maximum of 2 miles". Some of the suggestions being made are inappropriate and unnecessarily expensive. Even if in the longer term the OP decided that he enjoyed it so much that he wanted to do much longer rides, it would still be better to start with a relatively inexpensive robust bike like an Elephant Bike, and only buy a more expensive bike later. By that point he should have a better idea of what he wanted in a new bike, which might be very different from what he would choose now. For very short local rides I use something very similar to an Elephant Bike, because it is the best tool for the job.
Speaks sense does this Poster.
by Bonefishblues
10 Jun 2021, 12:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12790

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Mike Sales wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 12:23pm
Bonefishblues wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 10:17am I just wonder how many really buy this nonsense?
The secret of populist lies is that they are what people (some people) want to believe.
Johnson is good at telling the lies which work at the time, but he does not worry about the later consequences. If the stone tossed over the wall makes a nice sound of breaking glass, he is happy.
If the lie gets him what he wants at the time he expects to be able to talk his way out when the chickens come home.
In this case he has the EU as a useful scarecrow, as so often before.
This is what the Brexiters want to believe.
Yes but do they really believe it. I think our own most ardent supporter of brexit's all rather tongue-in-cheek these days, if I read things correctly.
by Bonefishblues
10 Jun 2021, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12790

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

Oldjohnw wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 11:30am The people who today condemn the NI protocol as unworkable are the very same as those who wrote, negotiated, promoted, boasted of, signed and pushed through through parliament.
Ah but yebbutnobut EU bureaucracy. Wif-waf, what.
by Bonefishblues
10 Jun 2021, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris's Brain is missing
Replies: 531
Views: 12790

Re: Boris's Brain is missing

The UK got what it voted for on both counts. It's the accompanying horlicks that's more depressing for me. Yes but no but we never thought, it's all so unfair... MTFU {FFE - family-friendly edit }. Political infantilism at its worst - I just wonder how many really buy this nonsense?