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by old_windbag
9 Sep 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1603
Views: 441683

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

I've recently built up a Light Blue Darwin as an all round tourer/gravel bike. I've posted detailed information plus an image at my blogsite( it's easier than trying to post images here ). The detail of the blog post may be of use for anyone currently deciding on a frame-set or fully built bike in t...
by old_windbag
10 Jan 2018, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?
Replies: 54
Views: 1858

Re: Do we really want an Emotional, Gay, Muslim Armed Forces ?

I would rather we had an Army and Armed Forces that was intelligent, sensible and overwhelmingly violent when required I'd not expect anyone of the large well known faiths to join the armed forces, if true to their faith, in whatever capacity helping the fight. I'd expect those who rationalise kill...
by old_windbag
10 Jan 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

My opinion is pretty much the opposite and I'd never accept such a contract or simply refuse to abide by it. I think companies work far better if there's a general openness in such matters, these things rarely stay entirely secret anyway and blurring it up simply results in suspicion and discontent...
by old_windbag
10 Jan 2018, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

I think it's very industry dependent. Certainly in my industry (software engineering) some folk are simply worth the money. There are people I've worked with in the past that I'd be happy to pay more than myself - and I'm obviously not alone since they're generally well rewarded. I think from my pe...
by old_windbag
10 Jan 2018, 11:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

but on occasion I've discovered others that are paid a lot more. Negotiating skills it seems are everything... Well I for one am dead against this practice, I did see it where I worked as the company evolved and incomers( who had previously worked together.... think jobs for the boys ) made salary ...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 11:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

One thing about the people who we elect to run our country - whoever they may be ... How many people onn here would be able to put up with people telling you you don't know your job, and publicly criticising and rubbishing everything you do, day in, day out, every single day, without collapsing und...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

or me the output and corporate issues become closely related when considering where I spend my money e.g. I wont even consider subscribing to Sky because I can't tolerate the Murdochs (though it seems unclear if Murdochs will continue having involvement), similarly I wont even consider amazon Prime...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

I think its important to separate the bbc and its output from its pay structure. Be critical of the latter, which reflects uk companies in general, as all the salaries, pensions etc are unjustified. But if they aren't parasiting in the beeb, ahem offering the public value, they would be parasiting e...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6472

Re: Dynamo system choices

I still carry a back up light just in case but i donvt have it mounted and lit. So it remains charged. As with so much in cycling we carry extra weight just in case. I now have a headtorch that i acquired for loft work. But i chose its modes to give good light output for a few hours for cycling, aga...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Noise Limiting Ear Plugs
Replies: 14
Views: 546

Re: Noise Limiting Ear Plugs

The best ones are those that come with certification from National Husband Authority. They are designed to protect the wearer from the audible and mental damage of a nagging wife. They are of a higher rating than industrial products :wink: . On a serious note I use good old peltor ones like these ht...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo system choices
Replies: 138
Views: 6472

Re: Dynamo system choices

Well, just fitted everything and I've never seen so much flickering from a light! At 10mph, riding around the street, a really unpleasant high speed ficker. My setup is the shimano dh3n80 with cyo premium( and b+m bar mount ). My light will flicker up to around 5mph max then all's well in the world...
by old_windbag
9 Jan 2018, 11:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

All this mining history made me wonder what ever happened to Roy Lynk. He was the chap who headed up the UDM breakaway union during the strike. It appears he's still alive and around 85yrs old, crikey time flies. The chap who followed on from him was done for mis-appropriating funds to update his ho...
by old_windbag
8 Jan 2018, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

The commercial offshoot of the BBC is co owner of UKTV which has channels such as yesterday, dave, drama etc so thats why they have a lot of old beeb series on. I think the bbc programmes such as those on bbc4 and bbc2 are pretty good, the other bbc1 is pitched more at joe public and dancing shows a...
by old_windbag
8 Jan 2018, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and other fat cats Pay - more than the PM!
Replies: 188
Views: 7520

Re: BBC Pay - more than the PM!

George Entwistle, Director General for 54 days after which he quit and got a £450k pay-off (most people resigning their job just leave without any "pay-off"). This practice common across the board for "senior manager/directors" should be made illegal. Your common or garden worke...
by old_windbag
7 Jan 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: jay lenos garage
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: jay lenos garage

Don't get me looking at his youtube reviews. When i do i keeping finding more of interest and have to rein myself in. They are good in depth technical reviews and he loves british bikes too.

Mega rich but doesnvt push that like so many celebrities.