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by Kevin K
26 Feb 2011, 1:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Child's bike for touring?
Replies: 9
Views: 799

Re: Child's bike for touring?

Damon,
I've pulled an Islabikes Beinn 20 with a Follow-me Tandem Coupling. It tended to sway from side to side when my stoker (120cm tall) was active and I believe a bigger rider would be rather unstable, even if you could find a suitable bike.
Good luck anyway.
Kevin
by Kevin K
23 Jan 2011, 6:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifters - friction vs indexed?
Replies: 16
Views: 5989

Re: Bar end shifters - friction vs indexed?

I've used STI, Shimano bar ends and now use Dia Compe bar ends (labelled Silver shifters). I like the very direct, but extremely light feel of the Dia Compe's and don't miss the indexing at all. After a period of adjustment shifting becomes instinctive and less cluncky/clicky than Shimano (I know on...
by Kevin K
20 Jan 2011, 10:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Kids Touring Bike
Replies: 8
Views: 908

Re: Kids Touring Bike

Have looked at the Isalbikes range and whilst they look great they're too expensive at £400-500 when he's growing like a weed and doesn't look after his bikes I've bought and sold several Islabikes as the kids have grown. I don't think I've lost money compared to buying a cheaper cycle, and none of...
by Kevin K
18 Jan 2011, 11:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Memory Map
Replies: 24
Views: 3188

Re: Memory Map

Just a quick warning to those who would like to purchase the 1.50000 Landranger maps from Anquet, they are not up to date. The new road to Mallaig is shown as proposed only. I think the road has been in for 10 years but not sure. I found this too and contacted Anquet on Friday to ask about it. I re...
by Kevin K
30 Nov 2010, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike for 3 to 4 year old.
Replies: 18
Views: 2524

Re: Bike for 3 to 4 year old.

I've NEVER found Isalbikes helpful and that goes back to when they made their trailers, they then re-invented themselves as Ilsabikes. Their rep at York Rally (x2) and Mildenhall (x1) was most unhelpful and rude. That's surprising and not something I've ever experienced. I can't speak for her staff...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

those of us who wish a faith education expect to travel. With the exception of rural CofE primaries you see, i've got a problem with both these bits. second item first, i don't see COE as more truthful than any other faith, yet the implication is that this is OK? I was stating a fact that "wit...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 9:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

so you're suggesting that faith schools should only exist where they're within a few hundred yards of a non faith school? and where there's not the numbers to warrant two schools, that there should only be non faith schools? if so, we're agreed :D Where numbers and geogrpahy allow, one ought to hav...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

3) Attendance at a faith school should be voluntary and only chosen by parents who wish this for their children. 4) I don't see attendance at a faith school as harmful. it's only voluntary for many, if they accept a long journey, or indeed can afford it. so, for those of us that don't/can't it's as...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

Kevin K One way or another, you have missed or avoided the point I am making about general to specific. Take, for example, kwackers point about freedom to leave. Apostasy is still viewed pretty dimly in some parts of the world and although I like to think I have my feet firmly planted, I've heard s...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

So I think the disadvantages are: 1. Children who do not attend the local school because it is a faith school for a faith they do not share have to travel daily and have fewer opportunities for socialising with their school friends out of hours. 2. The local community is often focused around the sc...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

hubgearfreak wrote:
i don't know if you're being deliberately obtuse, or are simply daft. please address andy's points in my previous post :?

Hang on a minute hubgearfreak, you only posted a few minutes ago... give me time to respond!
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

I make no secret of having no religious faith but I'd try to respect (in the sense of treat with consideration, not in the sense of admire) anybody who has. When I saw this thread my heart sank, I put a brief note on it and then ignored it (probably hoping it would go away.) In the meantime it has ...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 6:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

I agree that parental attitudes are very important in fostering bigotry. It's also a fact that there has in the recent past been widespread prejudice against Roman Catholics. Roman Catholic emancipation in the UK only occurred in about 1829, I believe, which is relatively recent. There are all sort...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 5:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

The whole hierarchy of powerful people imposing their will (and it is their will) on billions of their followers and enjoying great privilege. Kwakers, I'm free to join or leave the Church as I wish; no one is imposing anything on me or anyone else. "Their will" as you put it, is the rece...
by Kevin K
20 Sep 2010, 4:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful
Replies: 394
Views: 11772

Re: Hawking,Dawkins V The faithful

You can see no evidence that faith schools cause division in the "recently-sectarian" west of Scotland? The inability to see evidence does not prove absence of evidence. Perhaps you should look a little harder. jonty I have. The roots of sectarianism in Scotland are deep and closely allie...