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by Cugel
15 Oct 2019, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 627
Views: 12191

Re: Extinction Rebellion

What kind of crazy world do we live in that something which kills people every day (motorists) are allowed in London, but peaceful protestors are not? Are you suggesting that a motorist - or even a rat-running wage slave on foot - should be delayed just because they are off to some activity that's ...
by Cugel
15 Oct 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 8
Views: 354

Re: Concussion (?)

Here's an interesting article. I don't know where the proper gen is (one should be wary of the precis of a newspap writing). https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/14/common-drug-could-prevent-thousands-of-head-injury-deaths Perhaps we cyclists who feel at risk of a bonce-bonk should be carryi...
by Cugel
14 Oct 2019, 9:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1676

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

We have Nether Kellet and Over Kellet near us. Over Kellet is the nicer village. I have cycled through both a hundred times (or thereabouts). Once I stopped in Over K to eat a cake whilst sat on a bench on the green. Only once, mind. One learns every hole, verge-crumble, slippery drain and queer ca...
by Cugel
14 Oct 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cantilever brakes
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Cantilever brakes

As Brucey notes: set up your cantilever brakes properly and they'll work well. I have cantilever brakes on two cyclo-cross style bikes, one of which is set up as a winter bike and t'other of which is set up as a touring/shopping bike. The former stops well with standard alloy rims and just me and th...
by Cugel
13 Oct 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Shoe sizing

I'll mention the DHB Dorica shoes that I have - made in both MTB and racing style sole (i.e. for the different clipless systems of 2 & 3 bolt respectively). These shoes are inexpensive and well made. The toe box is roomy but because they're lace-ups with a long pair of flaps in which the laces a...
by Cugel
13 Oct 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 627
Views: 12191

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Plug-in Hybrids are the way forward for now. No range anxieties, and 100+mpg economy. Our Hybrid isn't plug-in and we can only do a couple of miles on EV. Even then, the speed has to be low and the route level. Downhill, there's no limit of course. :wink: Plug-in Hybrids can go for 20miles just on ...
by Cugel
13 Oct 2019, 9:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1676

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

I wouldn't tell anybody including my family or friends.I'd make sure my kids were OK but brothers/sister would never know.I have 40-odd cousins.They and all their offspring would soon come out of the woodwork and be my best "friend" :roll: .I'd move to a different area.Then nice house,pre...
by Cugel
13 Oct 2019, 9:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1676

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Buy Bowland, turn it into a forest like Brechfa Buy Brechfa, cut a lot of trees down and turn it into a forest like the forest of Bowland. PS if you don't understand the origins of the name Forest of Bowland then it's origins come from hunting ground. AIUI the origins of forest is as a hunting grou...
by Cugel
13 Oct 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shoe sizing
Replies: 19
Views: 480

Re: Shoe sizing

I am looking into buying a pair of Shimano RP 701 shoes and am not sure what size to get as I am a size 8 UK but when I look at the size charts some say I need a 43 and some say I need a 41.5 and some say 42 so confusing.I know I could just go to a shop and try them but there are none near me that ...
by Cugel
12 Oct 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 627
Views: 12191

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Plug-in Hybrids are the way forward for now. No range anxieties, and 100+mpg economy. Our Hybrid isn't plug-in and we can only do a couple of miles on EV. Even then, the speed has to be low and the route level. Downhill, there's no limit of course. :wink: Plug-in Hybrids can go for 20miles just on ...
by Cugel
11 Oct 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492084

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

What was the island of Ireland like before The Troubles? They started in 1969 I think. What was it like in the 40s and 50s? I think before the 60s the IRA were dormant, they only became acitve after the civil rights marches of the 60s that resulted from the unionsts trying to exclude the catholics ...
by Cugel
11 Oct 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19973
Views: 492084

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

More proposed EU red tape. Perhaps soon we wont be able to repair our own bikes? https://conversation.which.co.uk/technology/right-to-repair-appliance-eu-rules/ Yes, you're right. The EU here is proposing having a live-in inspector in everyone's garage. There they will ensure non-qualified persons ...
by Cugel
11 Oct 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cassette lockring
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: cassette lockring

The final sprocket has the integral spacer so,no,never fitted it wrong way round,however,I notice not all lockrings are the same regarding thread no. so,taking your comment into consideration,I will endeavor to fit one deep enough to allow three revs.,thanks for that. Some freehub bodies seem to ha...
by Cugel
11 Oct 2019, 2:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 1676

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

It's a hypothetical question that doesn't need to be answered. The real life implications of coming into such a huge sum would leave 99.99% completely boggled. I believe that one would have to actually win the amount firstly in order to find out how one really does in reality. It would definitely b...
by Cugel
11 Oct 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 627
Views: 12191

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Does all this really matter? We've only been on the earth a dog-watch. Million years or so. Does it matter what we do? Stegosaurus was already fossilised when Tyrannosaurus came along, then they were wiped out by an asteroid. Matter to who? It'll matter to our children, probably .... certainly to o...