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by Cugel
12 Dec 2019, 6:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

Now if a pink bike was good enough for this recently deceased gent tis good enough for thee :D https://belgianproject.cc/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/790284-poulidor-premier-france-3.jpg I have that cap. The jersey is also tempting but I want-a-one in merino not plastic. :-) Cugel Here we are - 110 q...
by Cugel
12 Dec 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1000
Views: 21109

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

Mick F wrote:(snip)
I was sad that there wasn't a Monster Raving Looney candidate to vote for.
(snip)


Shurely shome mishtake as there will have been a Tory, all of whom are monsters, loony and prone to rave. No really! They are. They do.

Cugel
by Cugel
12 Dec 2019, 11:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 388
Views: 7542

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

Hello, First of all I can tell you I’ve had first hand experience of life with a genuine pathological liar. My wife for 29!years lied and lied all of the time, about absolutely anything at all. She believed her own lies! I don’t know how our marriage lasted so long but I’m on my own now and in poor...
by Cugel
11 Dec 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

I'm not painting my bike pink! Well, not unless its a certain shade of pink that I refer to as "afternoon delight". Mind, if them Tory criminals get in I'm not painting the bikes bloo neever. Black, they'll be - in mourning for the final loss of democracy in Blighterland. Cugel Now if a p...
by Cugel
11 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Finding non-standard bib tights
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Finding non-standard bib tights

An alternative strategy might be some thermal bibshorts (Wiggle/Chainreaction do some dhb ones, others may be available - I've not looked very hard) & combine them with leg warmers. That way there is scope for getting the leg length right by varying the overlap. That too sounds like a possibili...
by Cugel
11 Dec 2019, 9:30am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Who/When invented eBikes?
Replies: 20
Views: 572

Re: Who/When invented eBikes?

How many go for the basic assumption that some "one" must have invented this that or the other? Personally I've long disregarded this assumption, first brought into question when doing a history of science course at uni. I gradually confirmed, via observations of ever accelerating technol...
by Cugel
11 Dec 2019, 9:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

If you are on a Samsung TV then BBC have put out changes to iplayer that mean you can no longer watch it on many models. No warning from this state monopoly ( We'll get more of this if Jerry gets in ) and the best that Samsung can offer is an update sometime next year. ..... You mean if Corbyn gets...
by Cugel
11 Dec 2019, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1000
Views: 21109

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

You lads! Predicting the future is a very difficult thing to do even with the most simple of systems. Trying to do so with something as complex as political systems (especially when they're in a heavy churn) is pointless. Worse - it gets you into the habit of wishful thunking, which is a very bad ha...
by Cugel
11 Dec 2019, 9:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 57
Views: 2160

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

I was hillwalking on Anglezake moor(Lancs) on Monday.There was a disgarded inner tube by the side on the track I was on,my thoughts were 'moron' I picked up rolled it up and put it in my rucsack along with the empty plastic water bottle I found earlier in the walk. Some people are money rich mind p...
by Cugel
10 Dec 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)
Replies: 55
Views: 1174

Re: The Elephant in the Room (US/UK trade talks)

Those old tropes about unions keep resurfacing. When unions have caused troubles in the past it was invariably in reaction to dreadful management and the "British Disease"; that class warfare which is waged by those with something to protect. In the late 1980s I went on a college trip to ...
by Cugel
10 Dec 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist with road rage
Replies: 21
Views: 743

Re: Cyclist with road rage

Cugel, please to tell What Happened Next Was she declared persona non grata? She has avoided us, despite being invited to subsequent events. One suspects she is either embarrassed or still hurting from the admonition applied by her partner when he eventually got home. Perhaps both. It is surprising...
by Cugel
10 Dec 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Finding non-standard bib tights
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Finding non-standard bib tights

I am a female also long in the leg and have given up trying to find winter cycling longs that fit and are long enough. For longer, colder rides I don a pair of these to fill the gap: https://rab.equipment/uk/hunza-stretch-mid-gaiter. They are slim fitting compared with regular long gaiters and are ...
by Cugel
10 Dec 2019, 4:05pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 102
Views: 4023

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I've never personally know anyone who has actually had flu in my 59 years of life (some people get a bad cold and say it's flu, but it's not) also, the companies that develop these flu vaccines don't know what flu strain will be present when they develop the flu shot, so they just guess then .... h...
by Cugel
10 Dec 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1074

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

It was publicised, as is the problem with Netflix It is the old problem of Microsoft, DRM and software changes. There is an explanation here Note that some Roku boxes are affected as well Ah ha! The dreaded DRM, another toxic exudation of the copyright scams. When I'm dictator, producers of books, ...
by Cugel
10 Dec 2019, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist with road rage
Replies: 21
Views: 743

Re: Cyclist with road rage

Is pulling over the Right Thing to do if it benefits dozens of other road users, at little personal cost? Of course it is! Now, we've all seen drivers causing delays to other people - OCCASIONALLY it's a long delay for a lot of people. These things make the news if they are ludicrous enough. But ha...