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by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 4:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 50
Views: 1106

Re: Thank you

Yes, but that's not mental illness, it is just life!! Anyhow, all the best to you and your sons, and here's hoping for a decent summer so we can all get out on the bikes more and clear the fugg from our brains as necessary. I fear the demarcations between those two causes (mental illness & just...
by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6965

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

In other news, the Daily Torygraph has this: Revealed: Secret Tory plan for members to crown Boris Johnson as new leader unopposed https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ So that's why he's had the sheepshearers to his mophead. I thought he was considering his image in a Churchillian bowler - note to POTUS, t...
by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 374
Views: 6965

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

AAHHH ... Project Fear is alive and well, ignoring the previous failure of it's attempts to predict the future ...... "We're all doomed" they cried .. except we weren't !! Methinks you might be exaggerating but out of interest how's project: " it's all going to be rosy " coming ...
by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 11:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

Hi, To be fair and honest, I have not ben able to afford a bike for about twenty years because I invested in my own business rather than carry on blowing money on toys. But for a few years now I have been offered a new bike two years running by my long suffering partner :) I declined because I have...
by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 11:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

To continue on the bike analogy, in my opinion the EU is a poor quality bike that has never fitted us and is long overdue for the scrap heap. "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" Look after things and they will last a long time. Sadly not a modern philosophy. In which case, I a...
by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 11:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16681
Views: 400695

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

mjr wrote:
NATURAL ANKLING wrote:No one will disagree with your post for sure.

Why post that after several have already disagreed with it?


Blinkers? Fingers in eyes?

Cugel
by Cugel
15 Jun 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 28
Views: 678

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

.........d. Hydro's are more effective. Better stopping power. Silly arguments such as "my properly set up BB7s outbrake my worn out cheapo hydro's" are pointless....... They aren't "silly arguments" the BB7 cable discs on the three bikes I own(I won't count the tandem with the ...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 10:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 47
Views: 955

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

The work benches remind me of my time in engineering and how things changed by department. Everything in the welding shop was welded, most things in the maintenance fitters shop were drilled and bolted together. Nice to see a good woodworking bench made of wood. The rest of us have old kitchen surf...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 47
Views: 955

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

I am made disproportionately happy just by looking at the photographs of Cugel's planes and bench. (Not a twinge of envy, surprisingly — I have all the beautiful tools I need, and lack only sufficient time to use them as often as they deserve.) It makes me smile to see tools that have been designed...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 47
Views: 955

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

The shavings were so nice, fine, translucent, gossamer and otherwise purfek that I couldn't bear to throw them out into the woodburner ignition-fodder sack. The ladywife had to do it. Cugel, a plane fetisher and fondler. I can understand that. Both good photos. Made me feel happy looking at the pla...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 47
Views: 955

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

To add to the excellent suggestion of a tail wind, I once did a 200k Audax ride from Bishop's Cleeve, Cheltenham on a very windy day. It was a big mistake. The weather person on the telly had forecast gale force winds and advised against unnecessary journeys, but Audax folk are tough and don't list...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Barclays
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Barclays

Any one else finding their advert where a plonker enters what appears to be an 8 digit number to retrieve a 4 digit PIN ever so slightly annoying. I find all adverts annoying - patronising, sly lies trying to get me to give them my good money for their dross! When I'm Richard the Spud, advertmen wi...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bolt types and sizes
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Bolt types and sizes

Are bolts on bikes mostly a standard size. I need to replace a few as I have not ridden for some time (UK) See attached images. They look to be 8mm by the length Thanks Dscn0411.jpg Dscn0410.jpg These tools are very useful for determining the size and thread-pitch of bolts: https://www.amazon.co.uk...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Porridge: love or hate?
Replies: 227
Views: 12752

Re: Porridge: love or hate?

One sweats more in summer, so I add salt I am often surprised how much the oats swell up, sometimes I cannae finish my porridge early No problem, I add the leftovers to my evening muesli :wink: I can't remember the last time I shook salt on anything; or added it to the cooked stuff. Nothing bad see...
by Cugel
14 Jun 2019, 9:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Are my times average or good
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Are my times average or good

I am 62 this July and for past 4 years I have been fighting lung cancer. 20 months ago I started road cycling, starting with a mountain bike then a hybrid and for past year fully carbon road bikes mainly to lose weight get fit and keep healthy I’ve lost over 2 stone in weight and feel much fitter T...