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by Mike_Ayling
2 Dec 2019, 6:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1212

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

Tangled Metal wrote: . . . < SNIP > . . ..
Imho don't tell the receptionist anything you want to be kept private.

Punch line of joke:
Receptionist: whats wrong with your ear then?
Patient: I can't pass water out of it!

Mine
by Mike_Ayling
1 Dec 2019, 9:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.
Replies: 61
Views: 1379

Re: Have a go heroes, murderer and ex-prisoner.

How long before Corbyn invites the terrorists family to the House of Parliament for tea ................... :( Corbyn was vilified for taking up the cause of the Guildford Four. The judge of their case regretted his inability to hang them. You may remember they were eventually found to be innocent ...
by Mike_Ayling
30 Nov 2019, 6:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 537
Views: 52524

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Queen Elizabeth is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. She enters a ward full of patients, and notices that they’re all dressed in street clothes and have no obvious sign of injury or illness. The Queen approaches a patient and greets him. The patient replies: “My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is n...
by Mike_Ayling
28 Nov 2019, 10:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1212

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

Hi Mike, in answer to your question what’s the 5% non vegan I’m vegan in everything except on a long ride when the only cake shop we can find is non vegan. Hubby is vegan at home but eats fish or meat when out for a sit down meal. Hope this clarifies for you. Yes you have to have cake on a ride! Mike
by Mike_Ayling
27 Nov 2019, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A nation of hypochondriacs?
Replies: 41
Views: 1212

Re: A nation of hypochondriacs?

Yvonned wrote:While I can agree to some extent with some of the proposals here I have a couple of things to say. My husband and I are, fit healthy, eat 95% vegan,


Just curious to know what the 5% non vegan part of your diet constitutes?

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
25 Nov 2019, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?
Replies: 210
Views: 9385

Re: Dynamos - Hub or Bottle?

Apologies if it has already been mentioned but are the "bottle"dynamos that fitted under the bottom bracket and drove from the topsurface of the tyre still around?

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
3 Nov 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rugger World Cup Fri 20th ITV
Replies: 83
Views: 2149

Re: Rugger World Cup Fri 20th ITV

I was disappointed to see a number of England players not wearing/hiding under their jumpers their second prize medals.

Were they the products of public schools or were they from the riff raff side of the game?

Disclaimer:
I am Sarf Efrican by birth and Aussie by naturalisation.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
1 Nov 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 32
Views: 708

Re: Halloween

There's very little left of the Scottish origins of Halloween, as far as I can tell. It's all American - and ruthless merchandising. So what's happened? H&S wading in, "it's far too dangerous to be giving these kiddies knives" eh? Or is it "kiddies far too busy on their smartphon...
by Mike_Ayling
1 Nov 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: e Tandems
Replies: 21
Views: 863

Re: e Tandems

This couple ride a recumbent e tandem but afaicr the rear hub is a Rohloff. https://www.cycleblaze.com/search/?q=Barry+Bartlett Rohloff do have some caveats about chainring/sprocket ratios on their hubs but last time I looked they were the same for tandems and singles. Thorn who seem to have a good ...
by Mike_Ayling
27 Oct 2019, 6:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I've lost the handle
Replies: 45
Views: 1618

Re: I've lost the handle

I just used a few wraps of the grey duct tape on my Surly LHT pre Thorn Mercury days.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
25 Oct 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4098

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

I think I speak for 99.9% of cyclists when I say that I really don't care and am not at all suprised that the Rohloff is tricky to reassemble after being stripped to individual sprockets :roll: Loan me your Alfine 11, I'd like to see how long it'd last on the back of our tandem! +1 Mike Thorn tande...
by Mike_Ayling
4 Oct 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?
Replies: 16
Views: 958

Re: RD-M772; would you put your bike in for a service like this?

BRucey.. just finished a repair on a friends work colleague commuter bike or cheap full sus Halfords 27.5 wheeled BSO .. and i have yet to witness a worse case of gross miss use.. wish i had taken some pics.. however my chum asked me to have a look at this chaps bike, warning me not to part with it...
by Mike_Ayling
28 Sep 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an electric bike?
Replies: 60
Views: 2320

Re: Touring on an electric bike?

A large number of people posting on CycleBlaze are riding e bikes and seldom complain about not finding a charging point.

The Crazyguy has a separate ghetto for e bike journals on his site but I don't go there much so i don't what the experience is there.

Mike
by Mike_Ayling
21 Sep 2019, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitting a Biria low-step to a Thule ball-mounted track
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Fitting a Biria low-step to a Thule ball-mounted track

I think you will require one of those bars that attach to the seat post and the head stem that used to be quite popular when carrying a traditional female step through on a bike beak. Then you put the Thule hook over the accessory bar. I am surprised that this is not mentioned in the Thule instructi...
by Mike_Ayling
12 Sep 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 537
Views: 52524

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

This notice can now be found in many French churches: En entrant dans cette église, il est possible que vous entendiez l'appel de Dieu. Par contre, il n’est pas susceptible de vous contacter par téléphone. Merci d'avoir éteint votre téléphone. Si vous souhaitez parler à Dieu, entrez, choisissez un e...