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by mikeymo
22 Jan 2021, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1507

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

Which is another good reason to consider building a new bike round the Spa Wayfarer. I understand the canti bosses were dropped from the model. Not quite. Disc mounts plus canti bosses on the blue short frame. Just disc mounts on the green long frame. I spoke to them yesterday. New frames on order,...
by mikeymo
22 Jan 2021, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1507

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

Thanks for all the contributions. Plenty to take in. It’s clear that the jury is still out as to whether cable discs would offer any significant overall benefit vs a well set-up calliper when paired with the 4600 levers. I read elsewhere that the Shimano option is the one to get for those levers bu...
by mikeymo
21 Jan 2021, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mechanical disc brake choice.
Replies: 43
Views: 1507

Re: Mechanical disc brake choice.

Somebody said: "If you are thinking of disc brakes then this means a new frameset and a new wheelset, and no going back once the die is cast. " Spa Cycles do a Wayfarer frame, which has disc mounts and canti bosses. So that would give you choice, if you are happy with cantis (or maybe Vs) ...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

... "Hands, face, space" Is that clear enough? On its own very clear, but IMO blurred by the surrounding spin. We are now in the absurd situation that the prime minister gets on his bike and rides seven miles and this is the subject of media queries. A strange world, but evidence of the s...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 4:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

New message from the Prime Minister. It says:

"You must not leave your home for any reason whatsoever.

The police and army will be patrolling the streets, and will shoot dead anybody they see.

I hope that message is clear enough.

Lots of love, Bozzer."
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

And the problems with consistent messages and leadership by example continue, here are the next two: Screenshot 2021-01-11 at 14.10.59.png Screenshot 2021-01-11 at 14.12.04.png https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2021/jan/11/uk-coronavius-covid-news-latest-updates-chris-whitty-boris-johnson-m...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

This is a disaster!! I don't know how much longer I can stand it!! Still, we're all suffering!! You know what happened today? I ran out of milk, and the Asda delivery isn't till tomorrow, so I had to open a tin of evaporated* to put in my coffee. That's how bad it's got here!! And it's all Boris's f...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

Take some damn responsibility for stopping the virus, and stop blaming everything on the failures of the government" How would you explain the enormous differences in death rates between similar countries, please? Thanks Jonathan Have a look here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/ Cli...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 3:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

Jdsk wrote:
mikeymo wrote:Take some damn responsibility for stopping the virus, and stop blaming everything on the failures of the government"

How would you explain the enormous differences in death rates between similar countries, please?

Thanks

Jonathan


I don't know. You explain it.
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

The virus is spread by human contact. Do less of that. That isn't the only message on effective NPIs: there's also hand cleaning and face covering. And it isn't realistic to expect everyone to get from that short form into particular situations and required behaviours. The communications strategy s...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

Went out on my usual 19 mile ride yesterday, on a route that is all countryside. Apart from the usual motor traffic on the B national limit roads, the other more minor roads are very quiet country lanes don't usually see a living soul. Yesterday there were a few walkers out an about, i don't mind t...
by mikeymo
11 Jan 2021, 2:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021
Replies: 765
Views: 18190

Re: Covid-19 : 2nd Lockdown 2020 : 3rd Lockdown 2021

And the problems with consistent messages and leadership by example continue, here are the next two: Screenshot 2021-01-11 at 14.10.59.png Screenshot 2021-01-11 at 14.12.04.png https://www.theguardian.com/politics/live/2021/jan/11/uk-coronavius-covid-news-latest-updates-chris-whitty-boris-johnson-m...
by mikeymo
10 Jan 2021, 4:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Winterproofing my bike.
Replies: 24
Views: 1464

Re: Winterproofing my bike.

+1 for long front mud flap and drum brakes (I still use deraileur gears after several attempts at finding a hub gear I liked) So are you using drum brakes with derailleur gears? https://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/x-rdc Apologies for the delay in my reply - Well, a bit like that. I've...
by mikeymo
6 Jan 2021, 12:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scotland - do you predict that it will be independent administrative political entity within 10 years?
Replies: 239
Views: 4083

Re: Scotland - do you predict that it will be independent administrative political entity within 10 years?

(Who to believe? - a professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley, who's also a former senior policy adviser at the International Monetary Fund writing in a respected broadsheet newspaper which checks things both for accuracy and against libel actions or something you think? :wi...