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by Syd
20 Feb 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 191
Views: 4137

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Lots of backtracking by her now in the BBC news. E.g. "I was hoping Britain would understand I made a mistake, a very big mistake, because I was young and naive." Very different from her alleged comments in earlier reports. Would I want her back in Britain? No. But then I don’t happily wel...
by Syd
19 Feb 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 191
Views: 4137

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Currently breaking news

IS teen to lose UK citizenship, says family http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47299907

I suspect this will be tied up in the courts for a while to come.
by Syd
12 Feb 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 179
Views: 5298

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

About a decade ago I remember having a minor argument with a colleague about his work when he described me as an “argumentative Scot” to which I responded “and you being a lazy Pakistani”. My other colleagues, on hearing me, exclaimed “You can’t say that!” The first colleague replied saying “why not...
by Syd
11 Feb 2019, 7:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Autistic Quotient
Replies: 125
Views: 18970

Re: Autistic Quotient

I’ve ran this test a couple of times in the past decade and always score in the low 40’s which doesn’t come as a surprise. I hate social occasions and meeting new people. Can also never remember actually having a ‘friend’ who wasn’t a friend of my partner. I’ve been aware since my very early teens w...
by Syd
30 Jan 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Consumer Rights / Customer Service
Replies: 31
Views: 3461

Re: Consumer Rights / Customer Service

On yer bike have never had a penny from me after falling to honour the warranty on a wheelset which snapped a spoke nipple third ride out. They stated is wasn’t covered by warranty unless I could prove 100% manufacturer fault. Unusually the manufacturer was happyhelp and offered to take them back an...
by Syd
28 Jan 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum speed on a Road Bike
Replies: 26
Views: 2530

Re: Maximum speed on a Road Bike

Nudged 85km/hr on the upper slopes of Mount Tiede a few years ago.

Speed was tempered lower down as I was being held up by cars :lol:
by Syd
27 Jan 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 12259

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

There are very good reasons why riding in a head down position is banned by CTT.
by Syd
27 Jan 2019, 8:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 12259

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Does anybody know more about this than has been reported in the two links already posted? The cyclist contested the prosecution and paid handsomely for that in prosecution costs. Was he represented? Does anybody know what line the defence used? Is there anything more than supposition to suggest tha...
by Syd
27 Jan 2019, 8:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 12259

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Although if they did they'd definitely be wearing a helmet cam whilst doing it. I think Marcus is getting an overly hard time. If you knew a triathlon, running event or anything similar was using a route you'd probably avoid it for a leisurely cycle, run, trot or drive unless you'd no option. I cer...
by Syd
27 Jan 2019, 8:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!
Replies: 206
Views: 12259

Re: Triathlete hits horse on road. Shameful!

Although if they did they'd definitely be wearing a helmet cam whilst doing it. I think Marcus is getting an overly hard time. If you knew a triathlon, running event or anything similar was using a route you'd probably avoid it for a leisurely cycle, run, trot or drive unless you'd no option. I cer...
by Syd
26 Jan 2019, 7:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Don't do this! Modified by a 'nervous' person.
Replies: 10
Views: 614

Re: Don't do this! Modified by a 'nervous' person.

75kg? Fat git :D In that case you're calling me a very fat git, 'cos I'm 82kg :wink: [off topic]I heard this week of a hospital EPR (electronic patient record) system which calculated a patients BMI as 276,816 which is seriously overweight! :? The staff member had entered the patient height as 1.7(...
by Syd
24 Jan 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Evans Cycles does NOT ship new bikes abroad - but I want one
Replies: 11
Views: 1714

Re: Evans Cycles does NOT ship new bikes abroad - but I want one

I used to buy parts for an American car from companies that only shipped to mainland US. I found a company that would give me a PO Box address to fe tit shipped to them then they carried out the onward shipping to me.

Not sure if anyone in the UK does that but may be worth a look for such a company.
by Syd
17 Jan 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: DI2 not using the last two gears
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: DI2 not using the last two gears

IIRC there are various modes (including setup modes) and it might be that you inadvertently had one of those engaged. IIRC one of the (default) modes means that you cannot run too cross-chained, and it won't let you select big-big for example. I would tell you more but I have not bothered to learn ...
by Syd
15 Jan 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Brake rotors and other Americanisms.

You buy yourself a nice shiny new bike with disc brakes. Fast forward x miles and you find yourself searching online for replacement parts. Why on earth do UK resellers insist on selling you rotors for you disc-braked bike?! Look up car parts and you don’t* find rotors listed under brake parts. What...