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by toontra
28 Jan 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ‘Getting better’ food.
Replies: 20
Views: 316

Re: ‘Getting better’ food.

However in light of the coronavirus scare I've thought better of it and will be giving Chinatown eateries a miss for now. :( Why should you think you're any more at risk there, than anywhere else in the UK? I'll leave it to the Mods whether to consider your post racist. I trust you are joking. Do y...
by toontra
28 Jan 2020, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ‘Getting better’ food.
Replies: 20
Views: 316

Re: ‘Getting better’ food.

Wong Kei's of China Town Barbeque pork or Duck on Rice or their Barbeque pork noodle soup . The place to go for a cheap chinese meal with apit of green tea thrown in for the price.l I was going to pop in there tonight on the way to the theatre - personally I don't mind their "impersonal" ...
by toontra
1 Jan 2020, 2:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6794

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Interesting toontra. Thanks for the post. Pedantic question. So it will work like the Park, allowing you to shift through all of the rear sprockets - just as if you had the wheel in? (I only need it to work with 8 or 9 cogs at the back) edit, just realised it's the birzman mentioned above (it looke...
by toontra
25 Dec 2019, 6:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle space on trains
Replies: 47
Views: 2204

Re: Cycle space on trains

The cyclist, however, can't use the theoretically available bike space even if there are only a few bits of luggage already there, and doesn't have the option of using the equivalent luggage cupboard, even if empty, because of the fitted shelving. If I get on a GWR train with an advance-booked cycl...
by toontra
3 Dec 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy
Replies: 31
Views: 1939

Re: Amusing video about Cervelo being shoddy

"Would a mis-shaped bottom bracket shell (as in the video) not be a warranty issue?" Yes it "would" have been with the original tolerances. BUT. With the "new" tolerance specifications it isn't . That's why they changed them. :twisted: Understood, but my point was - wh...
by toontra
25 Nov 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earbuds
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Earbuds

I have been using Sennheiser MX 375's for a few years without issue. Price on Amazon varies between £15 an £20.
by toontra
22 Nov 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: FDX Sports cycling clothes
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: FDX Sports cycling clothes

I have several pairs of their lycra shorts with side pockets (the only UK company that do this - there is a US company but they are 6 times the price and of a lower quality!). Cheap as chips - under £10 a pair and they are now my go-to shorts for rides of all lengths and also running (can put my pho...
by toontra
5 Nov 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6794

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Browsing around Mick I came across this. https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Park-Tool-DH-1-Dummy-Hub_83332.htm Never knew such things existed. I clean my chain off the bike using the shake-around in a plastic bottle system. But it struck me that this might be a handy companion to one of those chain cleaning ...
by toontra
4 Nov 2019, 10:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Houmous & Salmonella - narrow squeak!
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Houmous & Salmonella - narrow squeak!

I have 3 of the LIDL tubs listed so will be going back tomorrow.

https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-48-2019-update-2
by toontra
4 Nov 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?
Replies: 50
Views: 2147

Re: Leg over crossbar difficulty . . . what solution(s) ?

In the longer term may be worth considering a step - through frame. Something like an Airnimal would solve the problem.

I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
by toontra
1 Nov 2019, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6794

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

CX-3 wrote:I used to have one of those, but I cut the spokes and discarded the rim leaving just the hub and cassette. It disappeared somewhere :( :( :(


That would work well on a bike stand to keep the chain taught and wheel clean - if you can find it :wink:
by toontra
1 Nov 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6794

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Thinking about this I've set aside an old, worn out back wheel & cassette to swap with the bike's one when chain cleaning. I usually take the wheel out afterwards anyway to clean the cassette so not much extra effort involved.
by toontra
30 Oct 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 147
Views: 6794

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Every so often a thread comes along that changes the way you do things - this is one of those :D For years (decades) I've taken chains off and shoogled them in white spirit - never a pleasant task and only moderately effective. After reading this I ordered the "kit" and have just put it to...
by toontra
29 Oct 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1967

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

I was hoping this thread would keep to topic - i.e. smart meters integrating (or not) with solar panels. I'm pretty sure there are other threads dealing with the relative merits of smart meters themselves.
by toontra
24 Oct 2019, 9:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1967

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

None of the energy suppliers I've spoken to are able to provide me with a smart meter (of either generation) that will reliably work with solar panels and a FIT meter. I'm in central London where signal power is close to perfect. This has been going on for years - bombarded with leaflets, emails, le...