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by Cugel
22 Nov 2018, 10:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cheaper insurance for 'cyclist-aware' motorists?
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Cheaper insurance for 'cyclist-aware' motorists?

Given that Cyclists Are Better Drivers Than Motorists this would seem to be a good idea. It'll only be a good idea if the education is practical - if motorists are required, for example, to ride a bike for half an hour through typical traffic, every day for a week. If it's all just some theory in a...
by Cugel
22 Nov 2018, 10:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mix the old concept with new equipment
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: Mix the old concept with new equipment

Mix the old concept with new equipment With the advent of rear derailleurs that can handle up to 12 cogs I was wonder do you have to use 12 cogs? With the use of 9,10,11, and 12 speed cassettes the increase wear on the cogs and chain make them not so dependable for long term use. Therefore, is it p...
by Cugel
22 Nov 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 69
Views: 2520

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

Plus One for equipment one can maintain oneself Agree though I appreciate not everyone wants to or can't. Progress has gone too far with 14-speed cassettes and the like Especially when combined with one chainring which means less gears and greater gaps between them to cover a wide range. BTW AFAIA ...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 190
Views: 9854

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

Hate it. Its like eating water - with bits in :mrgreen: Eating water, ice? You could try some of the recipes on this thread, you are in a small minority :? Still, if you dislike porridge there is more left for the rest of us :wink: Can I have his? Some lads don't know what real porridge is like. Th...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes as good as they were?
Replies: 69
Views: 2520

Re: Are bikes as good as they were?

Read the OP's post obviously and the first page. Cannot be bothered with the rest. The OP seems pretty pragmatic. Bikes are much better than they were although there must still be some stinkers. Bicycle technology has improved massively and prices for some things have come down in real terms from d...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: grooming gang trial
Replies: 23
Views: 578

Re: grooming gang trial

Th but we also need to look at how these young girls became vulnerable, and how the protection and safeguarding that should have been there failed. Please tell me this not heading towards victim blaming, or even blaming the culture the children where raised in ? British Culture. :( The victims are ...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 166
Views: 3771

Re: Swapping penalty points

You mean like swapping conkers or marbles from drinks bottles, I could offer books to swop for other books At the food store the cashier asks whether one collects points? Not me :wink: I think when I'm naughty and I get some points for speeding I will bribe Bryn to take them, possibly using books a...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Standard versus compact gears
Replies: 17
Views: 744

Re: Standard versus compact gears

..... I've only got better at hill climbing by constantly finding local hills to climb. It does work. Like most things. The more you do it, the better you become. This is true, although there comes a point where no matter how hard you "train" (for hills or anything else) it's impossible t...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is CYCLIST magazine worth a subscription ?
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Is CYCLIST magazine worth a subscription ?

That's not my world, definitely not the Ferrari world of cycling. Any suggestions anyone? To be frank, they're all a bit hopeless unless you're into heavy consuming, since their articles are either "tests" or reviews of cycling things you can buy. They are rarely critical and one gets the...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 10:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: grooming gang trial
Replies: 23
Views: 578

Re: Culture..........

How were the girls in question so neglected, ignored and perhaps even abused by their parents such that they were easy victims of these monsters? Landsurfer seems to think his own girls are vulnerable to such abuse. How could that be without some sort of neglect of parental care? I don't disagree w...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 9:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car lamps : one-eyed monster and other outrages
Replies: 35
Views: 752

Re: Car lamps

Hi Can they not be bothered to buy a new bulb or are they too tight Have you tried changing a bulb on some modern cars? Batteries sometimes need to come out, headlamp and grille off, Torx fixings on rear lamp clusters, etc Regards tim-b Well, that's alright then. And if the other light goes, then e...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus driver on the phone
Replies: 23
Views: 1618

Re: Bus driver on the phone

Of course, he may have been reporting a bomb on his bus, set to go off below a certain speed or, if he hadn't reached that speed, when the engine stops and you hit the kill switch................. A more likely scenario is that he was phoning his wife to tell her, "I'M ON THE BUS" as a si...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 9:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have you lost weight since you started cycling?
Replies: 25
Views: 621

Re: Have you lost weight since you started cycling?

It takes a lot of miles to work off one slice of cake. Life isn't fair. Well, I looks at it this way .... If indulging in cake requires loadsa miles to compensate, this is a win-win. After all, loadsa miles can be very entertaining. Even the hard ones are nice when they stop (especially a stop at t...
by Cugel
21 Nov 2018, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: grooming gang trial
Replies: 23
Views: 578

Re: Culture..........

Culture or cultural extremes? These animals shouldn't walk on the streets of the UK again and if they aren't UK nationals should be deported after serving at least 20 years. As you say those poor girls What about the police and social services and their appalling lack of response when these crimes ...
by Cugel
20 Nov 2018, 10:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 52
Views: 1664

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

They say that unobtainium is a good guard against puntures,but everyone's out of stock :? I have an unobtanium scraper in my cabinet-making shed. It takes the thinnest most wafty wood shavings and never needs sharpening. I was given it by one of the goblins at the bottom of our garden in exchange f...