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by CyclingGuy
16 Nov 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Performance Cars
Replies: 335
Views: 7007

Re: High Performance Cars

Motorsport glamourises speeding crime, how can it be a 'sport'? Absurd comparison? Killing animals vs killing people? The Guardian had an article about motorsport recently, describing how the chance of dying is ever-present I'd love to hear your rationale for how motorsport glamourises speeding - s...
by CyclingGuy
16 Nov 2020, 8:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: High Performance Cars
Replies: 335
Views: 7007

Re: High Performance Cars

Motor 'sport' glamourises speeding crime, promotes sales of nasty vehicles It should certainly be banned, just as fox-hunting was banned by the Bliar regime Comparing Motorsport and fox hunting is quite frankly absurd - Yes motorsport has its issues, it's not exactly eco-friendly (although there ar...
by CyclingGuy
12 Nov 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Starting a group ride
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Starting a group ride

Try looking up local rides on 'Lets Ride' (http://www.letsride.co.uk) there are usually lots of different rides of varying abilities along with days / times etc so there should be something to suit - all after lockdown of course.

HTH

Neil
by CyclingGuy
3 Nov 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Measuring Caliper recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 1029

Re: Measuring Caliper recommendation

As an industrial metrologist I can vouch for the Mitutoyo ones. They are more expensive than the Aldi / Ebay / Amazon cheapies but do last a long time - I have around 100 in my calibration system currently, many that are in excess of ten years old, in daily use that are still going strong. I would e...
by CyclingGuy
24 Oct 2020, 5:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't signal left - turn indicator?
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Can't signal left - turn indicator?

I ride with someone who isn't confident of taking their hands off the bars on anything but the quietest of roads and she has one of these on her bike which works reasonably well. https://amzn.to/2J41EAX
by CyclingGuy
18 Sep 2020, 9:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1122
Views: 81831

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Lately I’ve been waking up having these strange dreams I’m a horse.... That’s four nights on the trot now!!
by CyclingGuy
13 Sep 2020, 8:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Radius Gauges M&W No 206
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Radius Gauges M&W No 206

Engineering inspection - now you're talking my language! They are indeed used to get an approximation of the radius size on a component. I'm sure they do internal radius gauges as well sure of it These gauges will do both internal and external, the radius is cut on to both sides of the blade as show...
by CyclingGuy
12 Sep 2020, 7:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1122
Views: 81831

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Some mates and I have decided to start a band which we're going to call "Bubble Wrap"

We'll be mostly playing Pop Music.
by CyclingGuy
12 Sep 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The whole glasses thing
Replies: 103
Views: 3601

Re: The whole glasses thing

I got some prescription cycling glasses from Boots Opticians (where I get my normal glasses from) about two years ago and have had no complaints so far. Good value for money in my opinion at £80 including prescription insert and five different lenses. They are called Basto 102 glasses. zPsbK3Cs1pg
by CyclingGuy
4 Sep 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1122
Views: 81831

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed some mummified remain covered in chocolate in hazelnuts.

It's believed to be the earliest recorded finding of a Pharaoh Roche
by CyclingGuy
4 Sep 2020, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: http://seesense: but did they?
Replies: 34
Views: 3535

Re: http://seesense: but did they?

This seems to me a little like the old 'are LED lights legal' discussions back in the '90s. Yes - strictly speaking they weren't legal then but the law was old and no-one (including the authorities) was worried about people using LED lights if it meant that cyclists were visible. This feels the same...
by CyclingGuy
12 Aug 2020, 5:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1122
Views: 81831

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I went out for a ride today and some idiot threw a bottle of Omega-3 capsules at me......

Fortunately I only sustained super fish oil injuries.
by CyclingGuy
5 Jul 2020, 7:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-cycling books
Replies: 44
Views: 2882

Re: Non-cycling books

I've just finished this one - it's a good read in the Dick Francis vein. - https://amzn.to/3iqrlZL
by CyclingGuy
17 Jun 2020, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1122
Views: 81831

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

I've been keeping an eye on the news to see when BMW dealers will be open again.....

No indications so far
by CyclingGuy
26 May 2020, 12:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 48
Views: 1339

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

The cyclists trusty Casquette, a thin cotton cap, is your friend here.

Much like a baseball cap but much thinner, one of these under your helmet will keep sun off and sweat out of your eyes without making you too hot.