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by Patrickpioneer
21 Mar 2019, 7:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 2529

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

brynpoeth wrote:Treacle is mined underground near Sabden :wink:


I was waiting to see if you told me what poem I was quoting from, I did look it up after on the web and cant find it, so you have a real mystery to solve Bryn bach
Patrick
by Patrickpioneer
20 Mar 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5813

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

off topic but my own problem is I wear 'specs' and when I look behind I am no longer looking through the lenses, so I can still see the cars but not the drivers, no eye contact.
Patrick
by Patrickpioneer
20 Mar 2019, 5:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bottle cages
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: Bottle cages

I've trawled the 'grey matter' and as far as I can recollect, my first-ever bottle cage looked something like this: https://www.steel-vintage.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/235x165/f31b0cfd465b5145025020710a9577fb/c/l/classic-handlebars-cycling-bottle-holder-eroica-4.JPG I definitely...
by Patrickpioneer
20 Mar 2019, 5:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 16
Views: 2529

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

The Guardian reports that a new underground coal mine is planned, to produce coking coal, it should displace imports, the action is mostly hidden underground, Plus Two? Or is coal dirty and on the way out, Minus One? 500 hundred new jobs are mentioned, plus 2000 at suppliers, is job creation (or di...
by Patrickpioneer
19 Mar 2019, 9:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bottle cages
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Bottle cages

Looking on ebay at bottle cages it comes as a shock to my simple mind that the 'TA' cages on my old posh bike are now perhaps worth more than my bike! Vintage they say! and perhaps now so am I?
Patrick
the world is bonkers.
by Patrickpioneer
18 Mar 2019, 6:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Re: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise

brynpoeth wrote:Cattle grids, or are you a gricer? Had an interesting talk with a sculptor at the art fair, at last I know what lost-wax casting is :wink:


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/h ... 68401.html
by Patrickpioneer
17 Mar 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-cycling books
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Re: Non-cycling books

zen and art of motorcycle maintenance

I am two thirds through this book, sometimes I think its inspirational and then after reading some more I think its a total load of small round objects and lacks quality :D
Patrick
by Patrickpioneer
17 Mar 2019, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Re: Too close to bother visiting => unexpected surprise

brynpoeth wrote:Just walking round town looking closely is interesting too
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always look up above the shop fronts, the fronts change but they don't tend to change the rest of the building, I find grids interesting too but I am strange :D
Patrick
by Patrickpioneer
17 Mar 2019, 6:46am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5813

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

As all the others have said its practice but another thing you must watch for is yourself? I used to have a problem when using my left DT shifter, I would wobble, so when it was time to change gear in my mind I would start saying 'oh my god I am going to wobble I'm going to wobble' and wobble I woul...
by Patrickpioneer
16 Mar 2019, 6:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 117
Views: 15151

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Sportsdirect, he treats his staff like muck
Patrick
by Patrickpioneer
16 Mar 2019, 6:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime
Replies: 56
Views: 4525

Re: petition for tougher sentences for knife crime

I always worry with these knee jerk, almost hysterical response to an issue. The reality is that only 6% of violent attacks involve a "stabbing" implement 1700 road deaths as ooposed to 290 kinife deaths 176,500 road injuries as opposed 4,000 knife related injuries Are we being led by the...
by Patrickpioneer
15 Mar 2019, 8:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Z' spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

Re: 'Z' spokes

here is another link about them
https://www.wheelfanatyk.com/blog/z-spokes/
by Patrickpioneer
15 Mar 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 'Z' spokes
Replies: 17
Views: 1256

'Z' spokes

has anyone ever made Z spokes to carry with them as emergency spokes? I found them reading my readers digest destroy it yourself handbook
Patrick
by Patrickpioneer
14 Mar 2019, 7:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-cycling books
Replies: 7
Views: 1717

Non-cycling books

I love reading about people touring on bikes or walking but I will also read almost anything. I have just finished reading 'survive the savage sea' a true account of a family from Scotland who sold up the farm and bought a sailing boat. The boat sank after a killer whale attack. they spent just over...
by Patrickpioneer
12 Mar 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squeaky brakes again
Replies: 22
Views: 1461

Re: Squeaky brakes again

I use nail varnish remover (pink stuff from the local shop) but you need to clean the blocks as well, works for me till they all get oily, filthy again.
Patrick