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by slowster
15 Jun 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: La Dolce Vita
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: La Dolce Vita

I think you may have picked the wrong film title for your thread. Suggest you change it to 'Deliverance'.
by slowster
15 Jun 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 41
Views: 1232

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

The OP's biggest obstacle is not physical but mental. When you are very unfit, severely overweight and unhealthy, it's very hard to start getting regular exercise, drastically change your diet, and give up smoking all at the same time . Smoking and overeating are probably mental addictions as much a...
by slowster
14 Jun 2019, 2:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 41
Views: 1232

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

The goal of someone who is 175kg is not to ride 50 miles or to do the sort of cycling and rides that many of us would consider normal. Their immediate goal need only to be to ride a bike to end of the street and back. Their next goal may only be to repeat that for a few days running. After that, the...
by slowster
13 Jun 2019, 10:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 6110

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

A while ago I read that insurance companies through the ABI reported that among the car colours most involved in accidents the high visibility yellow was at the top of the list. A low viz grey was towards the bottom. IIRC white vehicle drivers were the least likely to crash. Although I don't recall...
by slowster
12 Jun 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carradice Uplift
Replies: 29
Views: 3290

Re: Carradice Uplift

Spa sell the new ones for £25. Having used both the old and new versions, I reckon the new one is better. The position of the part that rests up against the underside of the saddle rails on the old one results in the uplift being closer to vertical with a Brooks saddle like the B17 Narrow or Team Pr...
by slowster
12 Jun 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Walking boots - warranty claim query
Replies: 62
Views: 954

Re: Walking boots - warranty claim query

I suspect that some of the boots which are returned to Keen as faulty due to the boot leaking are due to other causes. For example I can well imagine that some people complain that their boots leak, when the water is getting into the boot because their overtrousers do not provide adequate protection...
by slowster
12 Jun 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: finally upgrading from clunky hybrid
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: finally upgrading from clunky hybrid

I would suggest you look at the following bikes on Spa Cycles' website. I think Spa do not do Cycle to Work (or not the most widely used of the schemes), but the different types of bikes may help you get a better understanding and feel for what you want, and to identify similar bikes available under...
by slowster
10 Jun 2019, 7:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Restricting freedom of movement between EU countries for criminals convicted of serious crimes seems reasonable to me. However, I do suspect that the devil is inevitably in the detail. Presumably windmiller is talking about those who are convicted of a crime, either in their home country or another ...
by slowster
10 Jun 2019, 10:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

By God Why didn't I think of those things. I'm sure if we never joined the EU back in the 70's nobody in the UK would have ever thought of them either. Indeed the EU did not need to exist for it to be recognised that these were problems that needed to be addressed by legislation. However, many of t...
by slowster
9 Jun 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I hate homework I don't understand why you refer to it as homework. You should not need to do any research. Given the strength of your views on the EU, you should already know and be able to give examples off the top of your head of EU laws that are harmful and should be repealed. I'm not asking yo...
by slowster
9 Jun 2019, 5:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Mick, I'm no expert on EU laws, but I will answer your question once windmiller has answered. I'll even give an example of an EU law which I think should not have been issued and probably should be repealed. The question has pointy ears and sneaky eyes Windmiller, you quoted Orwell's 1984 above. Thr...
by slowster
9 Jun 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400696

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Windmiller, please tell us what is the first EU law that you consider should be repealed once the UK has left the EU (as opposed to EU laws that you consider should be left on the UK statute book).

Please also explain why that particular law should be repealed, and what if anything should replace it.
by slowster
8 Jun 2019, 8:11am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know
Replies: 55
Views: 2054

Re: Buying a touring bike - things I didn't know

Tubus Cargo rack - good solid rack supplied as standard, however there is a variant, the Logo which has an additional bar to mount the panniers lower, which allows stuff to be put on the top without interfering with the pannier fixing. For an extra £15 I would have opted for this had I known. If yo...
by slowster
7 Jun 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3045

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

In that context, why is that an easier decision for the officer to make? Changing the question from "Should we punish this person?" to "Should we make sure this person is safe to drive?" alters the perspective. When faced with important and difficult decisions, especially in any...
by slowster
7 Jun 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3045

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

I think that shows that our legal eagles understand the issues. It would be good to build on that. I think it's correct to say - although I'm not going looking for a link - that perhaps a decade ago the former Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) proposed creating a separate legal framework ...