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by Si
29 Dec 2018, 6:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 168
Views: 3446

Re: I am not a vegan

Lots of people have used ploughs, doesnt mean that they were necessary to adoption of agriculture. 3800bc is not early in terms of agriculture.....e.g. South Street ard marks , Lissmore Fields, etc...relitively late. As for cats playing with their prey etc, i think youve totally missed the point the...
by Si
29 Dec 2018, 3:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 168
Views: 3446

Re: I am not a vegan

What would the world be like if we were all vegan? What I'm suggesting, is that we can't all be vegan. Arguably, the single most important invention in the history of mankind is the ploughshare. Without it, we would still have been hunter-gatherers, and we would never have had industry and manufact...
by Si
9 Dec 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Friendly people /Christmas Spirit?

Reminds me of a couple of weeks ago - I was stood in the cold over the road from a Mosque waiting for some trainees to turn up to learn to ride in the car park over the road and a very nice lady came out of the mosque and tried feed to give me breakfast and tea :-) There are some nice people left!
by Si
4 Dec 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off road history.
Replies: 30
Views: 1587

Re: Off road history.

1970something on a Raleigh Grifter :-)
by Si
27 Nov 2018, 7:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exposure lights
Replies: 29
Views: 1115

Re: Exposure lights

Got mine for free...diablo i think. Its a good light, but its a bit of a PITA to change the mode, especially without the instructions! But think ive got the hang of it now. However i think that the accompanying rear light is too bright unless angled down.
by Si
18 Nov 2018, 11:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 822

Re: 26" disc fork?

Alas it looks like yours are too long for my bike - mine is .39m from crown race to centre of dropouts. But thanks for the offer!
by Si
17 Nov 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls

Please note that the OP asked for views on how the forum could aid volunteers. It would be appriciated if this is what you could do rather than use it to express opinion on other subjects. This is not to say that those other subjects are not valid topics for discussion, but please start another thre...
by Si
17 Nov 2018, 10:55am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: (potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls
Replies: 19
Views: 727

(potential) CUK Volunteers - your opinions pls

CUK is looking at possible ways that it might use the forum to further help its volunteers. Several possible ways are being discussed but it would seem silly to steam roller ahead without consulting the volunteers themselves or those who might be considering volunteering. Rather than inadvertently s...
by Si
16 Nov 2018, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 822

Re: 26" disc fork?

fixedfixer wrote:I'll take a look at the fork then. From memory the bike it was used on had a long head tube so you could be in luck. PM if you like.


i will check it out tomorrow....thanks for thr photos.
by Si
13 Nov 2018, 1:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" disc fork?
Replies: 18
Views: 822

Re: 26" disc fork?

Thanks....cant get at the bike until the weekend, but from memory: Pretty long!
by Si
12 Nov 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 109
Views: 2889

Re: BC membership up

Sounds curious - I've never seen a HSBC Guided Ride or Breeze ride stating that lids much be worn by riders - could you put a link up to one of the ones near you please? (I'm not doubting what you say - I'd just like to have a look at one to see exactly what they are saying) Of course RideSocial can...
by Si
10 Nov 2018, 3:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: How to pay it back

where are you - on the off chance you might be in Birmingham, we are always after volunteers and offer free training for a number of roles. You could even get a job doing bikeability but you would have to make the kids put plastic hats on. I know grrrr I am in great barr mate The guys that do the a...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains
Replies: 7
Views: 413

Re: NCN5 Cannon Hill Park - Bike Trains

Maybe worth contacting the local community cycle clubs like Balsall Heath or Saheli, etc to see if theyd be able to help, e.g. publicise, maybe put on a ride to launch it, etc. Also, get it publicised via BCR and TAWS. Im sure youve already mentioned it on PBC and PushBikes sites. Thanks, do you ha...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: We remember all cyclists
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: We remember all cyclists

Well I guess it just refers to the camaraderie of cycling. Just like in a particular town or village you might make an especial effort to remember those from that town or village but that doesn't mean you don't value people from other locations. Or people from a particular regiment might remember th...
by Si
9 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay it back
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: How to pay it back

where are you - on the off chance you might be in Birmingham, we are always after volunteers and offer free training for a number of roles. You could even get a job doing bikeability but you would have to make the kids put plastic hats on.