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by slowster
17 Feb 2019, 12:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?
Replies: 23
Views: 1444

Re: Made to measure cycling shoes - anyone?

I tried cycling in the walking boots but getting my toes in was a bit hit and miss because the toe clips were a bit squishy. Stiffer Zefal toe clips might be worth a try. Back in the days before clipless pedals when I used a standard cage pedal with metal toe clips, toe straps (which I never did up...
by slowster
16 Feb 2019, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: A dilemma....

If your trike is a recumbent, then I suspect the Rohloff hub may be much closer to your centre of gravity than it would be on a standard upright like the Disc Trucker. If so you might find the 1.8kg of the hub in the rear wheel noticeable in a way that it isn't on your trike. That might or might not...
by slowster
15 Feb 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lynskey vaile
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Lynskey vaile

The rack and guard mounts are higher up the seatstays to keep them clear of the brakes. That results in the rack and any panniers being much higher than I would like both for reasons of aesthetics and handling (although it might be possible to address that somewhat by using a rack intended for a 26...
by slowster
15 Feb 2019, 11:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pannier recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: Pannier recommendation

I don't want a saddle bag as the back of my legs always seem to rub on it If you use a small saddlebag like the Carradice Barley or Pendle models, then you probably have to use the strap that goes around the seatpost to secure the saddlebag, in which case it's more likely that the saddlebag will to...
by slowster
14 Feb 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?

I have one of their near copies of a Greenspot Nomad. It is pretty stiff, but it is double Ventile versus the shirt which I imagine is single. It is a lot stiffer than I remember the Nomad in Poplin or Gaberdine. It is a nice jacket, although I think not really suitable for cycling - mostly because...
by slowster
14 Feb 2019, 10:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff front shifting
Replies: 16
Views: 493

Re: Very stiff front shifting

Obviously if it's new from a shop, you could take it back and ask them to fix it. Alternatively, if no one on this thread is able to diagnose the likely cause as being associated with a component mismatch or the cable being clamped on the wrong side of the bolt that secures it to the front mech, I w...
by slowster
14 Feb 2019, 12:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 170
Views: 4184

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

I rest my case. Did I forgot to mention that I am black but able to distinguish a reference to a dog's name that was a product of its time and use of that word in a derogatory, or indeed any, sense today? I don't believe in whitewashing (is that racist?) the past or we learn nothing. That joke serv...
by slowster
13 Feb 2019, 8:05pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Surly Troll
Replies: 12
Views: 1664

Re: Surly Troll

Ivor Tingting wrote:Are you looking for an expedition bike then to have been browsing their website?

Expedition bike? Pshaw! I was looking for a frame suitable for some hardcore off-road bike shopping. None of your namby pamby expedition cycling for me.
by slowster
13 Feb 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 170
Views: 4184

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

You do know how Guy Gibson's died don't you? The dog ran off in Brixton and he started shouting it's name to call it back :lol: And this just demonstrates how a perfectly acceptable (to me) joke could be hijacked by some as racism for implying there is something inherent about the people of Brixton...
by slowster
12 Feb 2019, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...
Replies: 44
Views: 2075

Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

I'm English so as a member of the larger nation / region I should accept that I can only be the butt of such jokes never nation coming out on top? How is that acceptable? If it's not right to denigrate minorities how is it right to denigrate majorities? They're both made up of people you're poking ...
by slowster
11 Feb 2019, 9:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 170
Views: 4184

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Nobody said it was acceptable, but it is an entirely different situation Is it? It's still a desire to do someone harm based purely on their race. If someone white "had a go at him" he wasn't intending to beat them to death. Simples... 1. The person shows no aggressive or violent tendenci...
by slowster
11 Feb 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...
Replies: 44
Views: 2075

Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Please explain to this immigrant, of Irish lineage, a subjugated minority , .. why it's funny ...? It's funny because it takes a traditional format of a joke which often relies on stereotypical prejudices against minority groups (e.g. typically in such jokes the Irishman is thick and/or the Scot is...
by slowster
11 Feb 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 170
Views: 4184

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Shortly after retiring in 1997, I was in a group where the first item was personal introductions (not so sophisticated as interviewing your neighbour and then introducing them, but you get the picture.) Part of the format included describing family circumstances and I used the expression "my w...
by slowster
11 Feb 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 170
Views: 4184

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

The BBC would not repeat Its Aint Half Hot Mum for this reason. I'm not sure about that. I think it's probably more that it's just too dated, in a similar way that Hi De Hi and Are You Being Served are. I think there were some objections to Michael Bates playing the main Indian character, but equal...
by slowster
11 Feb 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 170
Views: 4184

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Hi there...TTFN MM What a load of drivel. When I was a child it was very common for minority groups like black people, Irish, homosexuals, people of Pakistani origin etc. to be the butt of jokes which reduced them to crude stereotypes. Many (most?) people now would not find those jokes funny or wou...