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by bigjim
14 Oct 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?

Been through this nonsense with NPower who have no compunction in illegally selling off disputed bills to the debt vultures. The worst thing is to start getting into protracted conversation with them. Do not contact them by phone or letter unless they actually send you a court order through the post...
by bigjim
13 Oct 2019, 10:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 218
Views: 16707

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

I lived in the library as a kid and still use it every week
I could never have had the money to purchase all those books as a child. Why should that wonderful knowledge or the joy of reading only be available to those with the ability to pay?
by bigjim
10 Oct 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

Yep. Even if the flight's only an hour, the journey door-to-door usually takes most of a day. I don't live far from the airport and using my OP pass on the tram and train I get there and back for free and can take the bike on the train. I can also ride there if I wish. I don't mind hanging around i...
by bigjim
10 Oct 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

Yep. Even if the flight's only an hour, the journey door-to-door usually takes most of a day. I don't live far from the airport and using my OP pass on the tram and train I get there and back for free and can take the bike on the train. I can also ride there if I wish. I don't mind hanging around i...
by bigjim
4 Oct 2019, 5:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2191

Re: What's the legal position?

"For every billion miles cycled last year, 30.9 cyclists were killed, while 35.8 pedestrians were killed for every billion miles walked. Both activities are significantly safer than riding a motorbike – 122 motorcyclists are killed for every billion miles driven.2 Sep 2016" I was going to...
by bigjim
4 Oct 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1577

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

Hi I recently (yesterday) ordered a frameset from a fairly large company here in the UK. It was showing as in stock along with the other two items I ordered. Got an email late yesterday saying the two smaller items were out of stock and the frame would take up to 4 weeks to get from the States. Did...
by bigjim
4 Oct 2019, 2:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2191

Re: What's the legal position?

Don't the statistics say that pedestrians are more at risk of injury and death than cyclists. 448 peds killed in 2016. Cyclists about 100.
by bigjim
4 Oct 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2191

Re: What's the legal position?

They do have segregated cycle lanes in Salford. This one is a cracker. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5124094,-2.2955545,3a,75y,145.43h,79.56t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sPdC6OgGJiS2Oeu-CoirLYg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DPdC6OgGJiS2Oeu-CoirLYg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tac...
by bigjim
4 Oct 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1577

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

Name and shame them. Just be truthful and let them know you are doing it.
by bigjim
3 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Billy no mates, channel to the med
Replies: 28
Views: 1468

Re: Billy no mates, channel to the med

You can follow the Rhone to the South or the Garonne and Midi canals so wind not much of a problem as it's quite sheltered and flat. Can get a bit boring though.
by bigjim
29 Sep 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 1841

Re: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany

I think one concern is the value of E Bikes. Round here an unlocked bike is gone within minutes if it's worth anything and a locked one not much longer, unless it's in plain sight. I use a £30 MTB for a local shopping trip if I don't walk. I wouldn't consider leaving a £1000 E-Bike out of my sight. ...
by bigjim
29 Sep 2019, 10:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)
Replies: 41
Views: 1636

Re: Cyclists v Tummy fat( Power/weight ratio implications)

Why has no one come to the obvious conclusion? I asked my wife, who is a human biologist and teaches about muscles/fuel etc Her answer (slightly simplified)was that muscles use the fat stored around them when needing to use fuel. I’ve got no fat on my legs but a slight tummy. My legs use fuel all t...
by bigjim
27 Sep 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: To buy another boat...
Replies: 27
Views: 773

Re: To buy another boat...

Oldjohnw wrote::(
To buy another boat.....


I know the dilemma. For me it's about another Rolls. Decisions!

:D :)

Saddle?
by bigjim
25 Sep 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 1328

Re: Yet another Death?

One of the root causes of the problem is the lack of active Police activity, no Police working at the prime shopping hours, but a plentiful supply of Rozzers during the late drinking hours! That's actually incorrect. A shift has the same number of officers no matter what time it is. My son is a Res...