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by Freddie
21 Jun 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1577

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

At the same time, the black Congolese is more likely to have sickle cell trait than a black Tunisian. ...and both are rather more likely to have sickle cell than a white person of any nationality. The idea that people of certain races are more susceptible comes from medical research done in the ear...
by Freddie
21 Jun 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Did slavery really make Britain rich?
Replies: 68
Views: 1577

Re: Did slavery really make Britain rich?

Sickle cell anemia is more prevalent in certain *ethnic* groups. The prevalence is genetic, but not associated with skin colour. What is an ethnic group but the groups within whichever race. The French, for example, are an ethnic group, but are part of the broader European/white race. That sickle c...
by Freddie
20 Jun 2020, 2:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Incomplete weld to fork
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Incomplete weld to fork

What does the forum think of this? A seemingly incomplete weld of an aluminium fork on a relatively cheap frame. Something to be concerned about or not?
by Freddie
19 Jun 2020, 9:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How to lie about history.
Replies: 74
Views: 1277

Re: How to lie about history.

Best quote in the report is actually from a book about the 2017 election - it says it all really: “The Conservative Party did not lose Britain’s 2017 general election, but it has spent the last two and a half years trying to understand why it did. The Labour Party, in contrast, did lose the 2017 el...
by Freddie
19 Jun 2020, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A funny kind of tea shop?
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: A funny kind of tea shop?

Seems to be 13 to 12 in favour now. I know the poll doesn't carry much weight, but no word from mods on this? I note things have only got more heated in the time since this thread was started.
by Freddie
19 Jun 2020, 3:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New non-aero levers
Replies: 1
Views: 180

New non-aero levers

Are any of the newly produced non-aero road brake levers any good? I know Dia-Compe produce some, possibly a few other manufacturers too. How do they compare quality wise to old Shimano levers, for which it is now very hard to source hoods.
by Freddie
13 Jun 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Given the understandable confusion, maybe they should make a statement saying that they don't support Black Lives Matter the pressure group and that any previous statements weren't to be taken as such.
by Freddie
13 Jun 2020, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Black Lives Matter support defunding the police though. How do CUK square the circle that they don't (tacitly) support illegal action, when BLM want the people who the enforce law and order, the police, to be no more.
by Freddie
13 Jun 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Never mind, we know who we are and BAME folk are welcome to join us out on the road as individuals and always have been. Quite. BAME people and Black Lives Matter are not one and the same. Presumably there are BAME people who do not align themselves with BLM's viewpoints or activities, so where do ...
by Freddie
13 Jun 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A funny kind of tea shop?
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: A funny kind of tea shop?

I'd presumed everyone thinking 'don't know' would be in favour of no in some sense, purely because it is the current arrangement.
by Freddie
13 Jun 2020, 1:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CUK supports BLM
Replies: 260
Views: 4528

Re: CUK supports BLM

Without wanting to get into a long running back and forth (as per other threads), I just want to bring attention to the fact the Black Lives Matter is not just a slogan, but also a pressure/activist group that has some rather radical points of view. Here is there website: https://blacklivesmatter.co...
by Freddie
12 Jun 2020, 6:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Step-through for men
Replies: 29
Views: 1306

Re: Step-through for men

Brucey wrote:One of my neighbours is struggling with a similar problem and is probably keenest on getting a Biria bike.
Seems a shame that a bike with such a low step through wouldn't come with a skirt guard over the back wheel by default. Women in long dresses seems an ideal market.
by Freddie
12 Jun 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does 3cm make a difference for frame size?
Replies: 31
Views: 1243

Re: Does 3cm make a difference for frame size?

Notable bicycle designer Gérard Vroomen believes that even the pros would be better served by increasing their handlebar height (i.e. riding a larger frame). I agree with that. That's interesting, given that wind resistance at speeds above, what is it, 12mph or so is the main form of resistance fac...
by Freddie
12 Jun 2020, 5:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any way to assess toe(clip) overlap on x frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 506

Re: Any way to assess toe(clip) overlap on x frame?

CJ wrote:I've put those formulae (plus another that uses Reach, Stack, Head angle and Fork offset) into an Excel spreadsheet you can download from here.
Thank you for that.
by Freddie
12 Jun 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A funny kind of tea shop?
Replies: 33
Views: 815

A funny kind of tea shop?

I'm not sure what those designing the forum intended or what it was like in the earliest days, but I do wonder if a forum named "The Tea Shop" was supposed to be taken up with many obviously contentious topics like "Who should we be boycotting?", "Is the UK government an inc...