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by bigjim
6 Oct 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 111
Views: 2690

Re: Flu 'jab'

Sorry, I misunderstood. I thought that this was a serious discussion of how to develop safe vaccines as quickly as possible so I was trying to help. Jonathan You have obviously put some work into your answers and that is appreciated. I for one am much wiser for them. People are naturally sceptical ...
by bigjim
6 Oct 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 111
Views: 2690

Re: Flu 'jab'

Didn't it take 40 years to find the Flu vaccine? I wonder how they are going to develop the Covid vaccine so quickly? As far as I'm aware it can mutate constantly like the Flu and the vaccine can be a guessing game. The available technology and particularly that used by the Oxford group is complete...
by bigjim
6 Oct 2020, 5:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 111
Views: 2690

Re: Flu 'jab'

Didn't it take 40 years to find the Flu vaccine? I wonder how they are going to develop the Covid vaccine so quickly? As far as I'm aware it can mutate constantly like the Flu and the vaccine can be a guessing game. Evidently it takes 10 years to develop most vaccines and a billion pounds. Still no ...
by bigjim
11 Sep 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't solve this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Can't solve this one.

Thank-you for all the comments and advice. Much appreciated. A few things to work through. I've also thought that maybe its possible to draw a line where the chain side-plates are making contact on going over that area with a file. Not enough to weaken, but enough to allow the slight clearance neede...
by bigjim
11 Sep 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't solve this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Re: Can't solve this one.

That a bike bearing components spanning four decades and a mix of 7 speed and 10 speed kit ain't going to work . I'm afraid you are quite wrong. Firstly it is not 10 speed kit. It's a 9 speed crankset on a square taper. Square taper is still sold on modern bikes. I have used this setup on an 80s Ra...
by bigjim
10 Sep 2020, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can't solve this one.
Replies: 12
Views: 710

Can't solve this one.

I have a very nice Woodrup bike. I can't work out if it is 70s or early 80s as it has had a respray in it's past by Bob Jackson. However. I've installed a modern 50/34 chainsetFSA compact on the front whilst retaining the freewheel on the rear hub. It has a modern 7 speed Megarange freewheel fitted....
by bigjim
8 Sep 2020, 10:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

Re: More drivers cleared after rider's death.

Have they deleted it? Oops didn’t know that, ridiculous! I didn't either, so I have checked. That caution is still there. Rule 126. Stopping Distances. Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/general...
by bigjim
8 Sep 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Banning pavement parking
Replies: 23
Views: 779

Re: Banning pavement parking

A lot of the recently constructed housing estates around here don't have any pavements. I don't know how that works with local planning.
by bigjim
8 Sep 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vinyl -> digital
Replies: 62
Views: 1353

Re: Vinyl -> digital

simonineaston wrote:Guys, peeeer-leeeese don't ruin this thread by regurgitating that old, dull, worn and ultimately pointless digital-versus-analogue chestnut again. It's been done to death ad infinitum - there really isn't anything new to add to it...

Yes, lets move on. Now film photography or digital?
by bigjim
8 Sep 2020, 5:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More drivers cleared after rider's death.
Replies: 55
Views: 1537

Re: More drivers cleared after rider's death.

The problem with these cases is you cannot be judged by an unbiased jury. The UK is not cyclist friendly and I presume all or most members of the jury will be drivers. They will be influenced by the "there but for the grace of god, this could be me" syndrome. It used to be a "only dri...
by bigjim
2 Sep 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling a frame
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: drilling a frame

rmurphy195 wrote:Wouldn't drilling a frame maybe weaken it it in (potentially disastrous) way?

The brake bolt is thicker and stronger than the frame tubing. So no, even stronger according to my LBS.
by bigjim
1 Sep 2020, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: drilling a frame
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: drilling a frame

mig wrote:pic

Doesn't look that bad to me. Wouldn't be too hard to make good with a bit of patience and time. You' wouldn't see it with the brake attached.
by bigjim
27 Aug 2020, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 921
Views: 23456

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I don't understand why people on here are hoarding. Doesn't seem right to me. Not everybody can afford to do this and I wouldn't want to deprive a poorer family with young children of bread. Just do without. Anyway, during rationing, the nations health improved dramatically. But if people take a mo...
by bigjim
27 Aug 2020, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 921
Views: 23456

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

I don't understand why people on here are hoarding. Doesn't seem right to me. Not everybody can afford to do this and I wouldn't want to deprive a poorer family with young children of bread. Just do without. Anyway, during rationing, the nations health improved dramatically.
by bigjim
24 Aug 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Beware - Shortage of LBS Bike Boxes
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Beware - Shortage of LBS Bike Boxes

I've had to sell some bikes as collect only as I can't obtain bike boxes.