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by aj
24 Mar 2013, 3:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd shaped touring bars
Replies: 25
Views: 1968

Re: Odd shaped touring bars

A type of moustache bars possibly?
by aj
2 May 2011, 2:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Plantlife songs
Replies: 49
Views: 2262

Re: Plantlife songs

The Return Of The Giant Hogweed by Genesis
by aj
5 Feb 2011, 1:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What's your activity hinterland?
Replies: 38
Views: 1634

Re: What's your activity hinterland?

Gardening, closeup and macrophotography take up much of my spare time, some pictures here http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianjones/ .

Adrian
by aj
17 Mar 2010, 11:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Automotive complexity
Replies: 61
Views: 7260

Re: Automotive complexity

I fancy a 2CV-based kit car. A knackered 2CV (rusted-out) cost pocket change, and new chassis are relatively cheap (they're galv too!) Sommat that looks like a 1930s roadster would be cool, though with that twin-pot boxer under the bonnet, not lightening fast! A Lomax perhaps... http://www.sportsan...
by aj
14 Mar 2010, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Amazing price for an oil can
Replies: 14
Views: 633

Re: Amazing price for an oil can

Blimey, I remember taking that type of spark plug apart to clean them, they seemed to keep working forever as long as the porcelain was undamaged, think I've still got some, different makes but still with their original tins and the paper guarantee that came with them.
by aj
1 Jan 2010, 1:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)
Replies: 22
Views: 884

Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

Hi Kwackers, your experiences must be different from mine but that's how it goes, some find Microsoft stuff works for them and some, myself included find it doesn't. I've used a Mac but can't ever recall having been forced to download anything or had any problems finding apps that I need to use it. ...
by aj
31 Dec 2009, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wishing everyone a wonderful 2010!
Replies: 25
Views: 1043

Re: Wishing everyone a wonderful 2010!

A happy and healthy New Year to all from me as well.
by aj
31 Dec 2009, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)
Replies: 22
Views: 884

Re: For computer buffs (or is it nerds?)

No surprises here, Microsoft has been taking the p for years.
by aj
3 Nov 2009, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Betamax
Replies: 169
Views: 6990

Re: Betamax

aj You do hear anecdotes about cases where the enforcement people have not been "invited" into a dwellinghouse to make an inspection and they have allegedly obtained a warrant on spurious grounds from a docile bench, presumably on the rationale that anybody with nothing to hide would let ...
by aj
3 Nov 2009, 8:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Betamax
Replies: 169
Views: 6990

Re: Betamax

aj Have you had any grief with home visits etc? Hi Thirdcrank, They have called on several occasions but I have never been in to welcome them, all I found was their calling card which basically said "We said we would call". Still regularly receive threatening letters as well, perhaps I ne...
by aj
3 Nov 2009, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Betamax
Replies: 169
Views: 6990

Re: Betamax

Welcome to the club Mick, I ditched the TV ten years ago, moved house and left the TV at the old place, never miss it and don't even bother with the iplayer thingy either, do enjoy the radio though.
by aj
22 Sep 2009, 3:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that bump in the night .....
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Things that bump in the night .....

Looks like a female Dark Bush Cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera.
by aj
30 Jul 2009, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carlton corsa
Replies: 19
Views: 6693

Re: carlton corsa

My old Carlton Cobra is a truwel too, its the one that had a fully chromed frame overlaid with a sort of transparent red and black paint scheme that didn't last as well as the chrome. Think it cost about £80 in the early seventies. Apart from the paint its still all original.

Adrian
by aj
30 Jul 2009, 8:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: carlton corsa
Replies: 19
Views: 6693

Re: carlton corsa

If I remember the 1970's Carltons correctly Reynolds frames had seat stays that were attached to the sides of the seat tube, those bikes made with the tru-wel were wrapped around the seat tube and over the top tube.

Adrian