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by Marcus Aurelius
23 Jun 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1552

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Vantage wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:
A sheep is a type of animal, a dog is also a type of animal. A dog is not a sheep. .


It might be a sheepdog though.


Ah, yes :lol:
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1552

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Yes - those were taken from the OED. You are taking colloquial usage as truth, which on technical matters is just wrong. A sheep is a type of animal, a dog is also a type of animal. A dog is not a sheep. A chain ring is a cog, a sprocket is also a cog, a sprocket is not a chain ring. ??? My cat has...
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1552

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

A cog has teeth that mesh with those of another cog or worm gear etc. A sprocket’s teeth meshes with a roller chain. They are different. Cog can also refer to the individual teeth on a cog, and could stretch to those on a sprocket as well, but the whole round thing is a sprocket, not a cog. Nope. Y...
by Marcus Aurelius
18 Jun 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1552

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things. Not quite. Any disc with teeth on it is a cog, the terms ‘sprocket’ and ‘ring’ just refer to the function and position of the cog. A cog has teeth that mesh with those of another cog or worm gear etc. A ...
by Marcus Aurelius
18 Jun 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1552

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Well, turns out it even has a name - a "cog brush".... https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-cog-brush-EV183191 Which is just horribly jarring... they are sprockets, not cogs. Fundamentally different things. Not quite. Any disc with teeth on it is a cog, the terms ‘sprocket’ and ‘ring’ just ref...
by Marcus Aurelius
15 Jun 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?
Replies: 95
Views: 4907

Re: Drop bars - who uses the drop bit?

I usually spend the majority of the time with the ‘hand shake’ grip on the hoods. I’ll use the drops on descents, and balls out sprints.
by Marcus Aurelius
10 Jun 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Where to lock bike in southampton UK
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Where to lock bike in southampton UK

I’ve had a couple of bikes nicked in Southampton. The simple answer is to keep it in sight. The police couldn’t care less, the thieves know it.
by Marcus Aurelius
9 Jun 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 12-speed
Replies: 51
Views: 4167

Re: Shimano 12-speed

Shimano have a patent for 14 speeds.
by Marcus Aurelius
5 Jun 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?
Replies: 42
Views: 1807

Re: Anyone ever tempted by a cheap bike?

‘Cheap’ is relative. I wouldn’t buy a new, sub 100 quid BSO ( for example) as it really would be more trouble than it’s worth. However, if you know where to look, and what to look for, there are plenty of very acceptable ‘cheap’ new bikes out there. One of my bikes, which is now my ‘go to’ bike, for...
by Marcus Aurelius
3 Jun 2019, 8:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Train Portsmouth (ex Ferry) To London With Bike

You could use the SWT fast service as far as Clapham Junction, then change to the Southern service to Victoria, or use the London Overground trains to get you into different bits of town, from Clapham Junction.
by Marcus Aurelius
1 Jun 2019, 2:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swarm of bees
Replies: 27
Views: 681

Re: Swarm of bees

RickH wrote:
Marcus Aurelius wrote:Bees are fantastic, wasps, not so much so.

BBC News: Why we should appreciate wasps
Rather than being "bothersome and pointless", they are in fact beneficial insects, keeping other pests in check.


Okay I’ll let wasps go, not hornets though, Hornets can do one.
by Marcus Aurelius
30 May 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swarm of bees
Replies: 27
Views: 681

Re: Swarm of bees

Bees are fantastic, wasps, not so much so.
by Marcus Aurelius
29 May 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting Honked at in London
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Getting Honked at in London

You’re doing the right thing. If you get honked, just salute whoever honked you, and carry on. You have to be assertive, without being aggressive. Carry on as you are, don’t fret about honky honky motons too much.
by Marcus Aurelius
25 May 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3212

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

Ninja rocks are fun,
by Marcus Aurelius
25 May 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mysterious falling off bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1291

Re: Mysterious falling off bike

rfryer wrote:Sudden unexpected dismount?

Bingo.