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by hodge
25 Jun 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1274

Re: Language pedants

A proofreader would place a plural possessive apostrophe after the s, in folks ie - folks' written language - and suggest the closed spelling 'proofread' rather than 'proof read', as the currently accepted norm. :wink: Hopefully they'd also sort out the comma in the first sentence, and then come ba...
by hodge
25 Jun 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1274

Re: Language pedants

Although I'd admit, a misplaced apostrophe on a garage sign isn't the end of the world and I'm not that bothered overall by folks written language - but if I'm struggling with their viewpoint I do sometimes find my opinion coloured somewhat if their English is poor... Such is life. Just don't send ...
by hodge
24 Jun 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: 2011 Vuelta result revision
Replies: 30
Views: 4672

Re: 2011 Vuelta result revision

brynpoeth wrote:Why do people call him 'froomdog'?


http://scarsbrook-art.com/2016/08/26/wi ... -froomdog/
by hodge
30 Mar 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Am I getting old, or are things getting a little silly?
Replies: 24
Views: 1813

Re: Am I getting old, or are things getting a little silly?

merseymouth wrote:IGICB MM


IGICB?
by hodge
27 Mar 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: tea v coffee
Replies: 33
Views: 2746

Re: tea v coffee

Freddie wrote:Coffee is a distant second and, according to recent research, probably not much good for you, if you're not a regular drinker of it already.


do you have a link to the research?
by hodge
10 Feb 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Body Clock
Replies: 25
Views: 2245

Re: Body Clock

sleep coach Nick Littehales has theories that the need for sleep is more complex than the standard 8hrs recommended norm. his opening gambit (from the link below): 1. Think in cycles, not hours Needing eight hours a night is a myth, says Nick. Our sleep follows a natural 90-minute cycle as we move b...
by hodge
7 Feb 2019, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...
Replies: 50
Views: 7355

Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Samuel D wrote:It was in “Does anyone know … ? General cycling advice ( NOT technical ! )”, hence my comment.

I never visit “The Tea Shop”.


You've just posted this in the tea shop, Samuel. Beware absolute declarations.
by hodge
9 Jan 2019, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?
Replies: 75
Views: 3499

Re: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?

My Campag Ergos on Mercian are getting worn out and the bits that are wearing aren't available any more, so when they give up the ghost completely, I'll be fitting Tektro brake levers and reverting back to the original Campag friction DT shifters that I used to use. here's a thought Mick: If you li...
by hodge
19 Dec 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook? No thanks:Facebook's data-sharing deals exposed
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Facebook? No thanks:Facebook's data-sharing deals exposed

As for Farcebook? I know for sure that many of the criminal class love it, gives them notice of when so many properties will be unoccupied. Yep, I regularly see lots of info potentially open to abuse on facebook ride listings - names, pictures, meeting places, times and dates for the length of time...
by hodge
31 Oct 2018, 11:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How far?
Replies: 35
Views: 1977

Re: How far?

Parish churches are my "thing" now. What happens after I've done all 225, I don't know, but I will have done them all by this time next year. Suggestions welcome! A pasty in every non-chain pasty shop in Cornwall. You start with Philps and Hampsons (butchers) in Hayle and Ferrells (tiny b...
by hodge
27 Aug 2018, 4:10pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: La Vuelta...Spoilers!
Replies: 44
Views: 15112

Re: La Vuelta...Spoliers!

No Chris Froome or Geraint Thomas in the Team Sky squad. They look to be going with a home grown rider in David de la Cruz, and Mikal Kwiatkowski as a possible second choice. Maybe they're hoping for a less hostile response from the Spanish crowd than they got from the French at the TdF. There are ...
by hodge
19 Jul 2018, 12:10pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Diabetes Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Diabetes Advice

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b5y6c0/ad/the-truth-about-27-carbs this program about carbohydrates also features a doctor who has successfully used a modified diet to help people with type 2 diabetes, to surprisingly good effect. The program is still available for viewing on iplayer for ano...
by hodge
14 Jul 2018, 12:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Will chaning tyres make a noticeable difference?
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Will chaning tyres make a noticeable difference?

If it's rolling resistance you're looking for, this website might be of interest:

https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.co ... ke-reviews

there are much better tyres these days than gatorskins for rolling resistance and grip.
by hodge
25 Jun 2018, 1:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Touring tyres question
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Touring tyres question

Vittoria-randonneur-pro-ii are available in 26'' if you have clearance - I don't know if these measure large or small for size. * https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVTRANPII/vittoria-randonneur-pro-ii-folding-tyre * IME 35c hypervoyagers measure large (about 37mm) but I've found there isn't consistency...
by hodge
6 Jun 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing tyre sizes...
Replies: 60
Views: 2012

Re: Changing tyre sizes...

Sorry to be asking again, after looking at Vittorias website, 5eir tyr epressure calculator factoring in my weight (17st) suggest 115psi front and 120 psi rear which sounds , does that really sound right ? Frank Berto's table isn't a bad place to start from, then fine tune it yourself bearing in mi...