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by johnmac
30 Aug 2016, 9:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Jeremny Vine a road rage victim
Replies: 185
Views: 13106

Re: Jeremny Vine a road rage victim

Is this what it's like in London? I've looked at the comments sections below articles about this on a few news websites and it's scary how many people have sympathy for the woman and suggest that JV was hogging the road. A lot of education is required and this can only help. She needs to be taken of...
by johnmac
23 Feb 2016, 10:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has anyone stripped and polished an aluminium frame?
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Has anyone stripped and polished an aluminium frame?

Can the steel nutserts be replaced easily?
by johnmac
13 Dec 2015, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem on a bike rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: Tandem on a bike rack?

Thanks Chris
by johnmac
8 Dec 2015, 5:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tandem on a bike rack?
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Tandem on a bike rack?

Does anyone have experience of carrying a tandem (the larger size Galaxy Twin) on a Thule 9503 rack, with the wheels off, obviously? A rack like this: http://www.tweekscycles.com/Product.do?method=view&n=3303&p=38364&d=124&c=4&l=2&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Base&utm...
by johnmac
26 Nov 2015, 9:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike with Jet Engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1468

Re: Bike with Jet Engine

Sounds authentically like something made by Gloster or DeHavilland.

If you have an uncontained turbine failure, they'll find your knackers in the top of a tree!
by johnmac
26 Nov 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autistic Quotient
Replies: 125
Views: 19604

Re: Autistic Quotient

Haha - nice photo. Just been looking at my old school reports; same comment over and over, year after year 'he's intelligent, but he won't work unless it's something he wants to do.

Right, off to count and catalogue my paperclips now!
by johnmac
26 Nov 2015, 7:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autistic Quotient
Replies: 125
Views: 19604

Re: Autistic Quotient

38 was my score. Explains a lot!

How would people feel about being taken on their holidays by an aspie airline pilot, I wonder?
by johnmac
8 Oct 2015, 7:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Echo W1 computer fault?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Echo W1 computer fault?

This, since I changed the battery, is over reading by at least 50 %. The wheel size is set correctly at c2155 (700x32) and I know the fault is not being generated by the magnet or the sender - transferred it to another bike with the same computer and proved that the fault is in the display unit. Thi...
by johnmac
2 Oct 2015, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SUSTRANS chuggers
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: SUSTRANS chuggers

OK, didn't mean to offend and I know that it was started by volunteers in Bristol, long ago, but isn't it now a vehicle for the spending of government money on cycle infrastructure?
by johnmac
1 Oct 2015, 10:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SUSTRANS chuggers
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: SUSTRANS chuggers

So it's basically a government quango with charitable status?

(No axe to grind, just trying understand this, apparently strange, organisation)
by johnmac
1 Oct 2015, 7:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - which bit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: France - which bit?

Thanks very much for those comments - any more gratefully received. We're looking at going to SW France, south of Bordeaux, west of Toulouse, not on the coast. Three years from now.

Can anyone recommend a good online map for planning cycle routes?
by johnmac
1 Oct 2015, 7:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SUSTRANS chuggers
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: SUSTRANS chuggers

Thanks. And is sustrans funded entirely by charitable donations? Is sustrans budget relatively small, such that only finances an administrative and campaigning function, or does it actually have enough funds to finance cycle path building?
by johnmac
30 Sep 2015, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Way to clean Waterbottles?
Replies: 36
Views: 1823

Re: Best Way to clean Waterbottles?

Bottom shelf in the supermarkets - thin bleach - 29p/2litres. Just a small splash of it, fill the bottle, 10 minutes, then rinse. Thin bleach does not have thickening agent, so will rinse easily and nor does it have any added pine aroma, so the bottle won't smell like a clean toilet! I know this bec...
by johnmac
30 Sep 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SUSTRANS chuggers
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

SUSTRANS chuggers

Would I be right in thinking that they do not receive any payment for signing up new members?
by johnmac
28 Sep 2015, 9:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: France - which bit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

France - which bit?

Thinking of retiring to France. Bearing in mind that my hill-phobia will only get worse with age, which area is best for cycling? An area with quiet lanes, allowing quite long day rides without any use of main roads would be essential. Shropshire is what I'm used to and if I can't find comparable/be...