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by sizbut
11 Jul 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easy erect tent for disabled rider
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Easy erect tent for disabled rider

Air inflated tents are all the rage for medium to large. Don't know if any have filtered down to 1/2/3 person but worth a hunt.
by sizbut
2 Jul 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New bosses on 531c stays & forks
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: New bosses on 531c stays & forks

Yes, if you can find a shop that will do it. I had the same done to a 531c, plus cable bridge, additional bottle cage mounts and rack mounts. That bike was ridden for a good 10 years and only got retired when a redundancy package lead to a new off the peg. Sadly the shop that arranged it for me in S...
by sizbut
2 Jul 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter

Hopefully it will all be taken on board as a training exercise the the worlds in a few months time if any of the same people from British Cycling are involved (though on that evidence we have to hope not). I know organisations like ASO are sometimes regarded as bullying, but the broadcast (or freque...
by sizbut
1 Jul 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Anti-Cycling Idiot encounter

They were like most any bike races, lots of waiting for the action to unfold. Admittedly, that feeling my have been exacerbated by, as far as I could tell, there only being two cameras and one of those frequently at the back of the peleton. Yes, the women's peleton did seem to switch off very early,...
by sizbut
12 Jun 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Chas Roberts transcontinental road /trail/touring bike 60cm
Replies: 5
Views: 813

Re: Chas Roberts transcontinental road /trail/touring bike 60cm

Unnecessarily cruel to say "now defunct" - in his own words, Chas "is taking a sabbatical from frame building".
by sizbut
28 Apr 2019, 7:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycle Nation to merge with Cycling UK
Replies: 7
Views: 669

Re: Cycle Nation to merge with Cycling UK

Because the only way those behind a failed organisation that most people have never heard of can save face as it closes down, is to pretend its a strategic merger.
by sizbut
6 Apr 2019, 2:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One Week in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: One Week in Ireland

Cheers All,

Some food for thought. A train assisted week to/from a Cork-Galway dash might be just the thing to rehearse some parts of the potential end-to-end.

Many thank.
by sizbut
4 Apr 2019, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: One Week in Ireland
Replies: 8
Views: 422

One Week in Ireland

Plans for an Irish end-to-end collapsed due to work leaving no time to plan and now no time to actually do. But schedule still leaves the possibility of a week in their.

So any recommendations for a good area to do a fixed based Irish taster holiday?
by sizbut
11 Jan 2019, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17459
Views: 422314

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

Whoops, I should wake up and spot the difference between an i and an e. That said, percentage figures are still much more meaningful that absolute numbers due to the aforesaid variation in country sizes. I couldn't find a good and reliable break down of the figures, but for EU countries, the number ...
by sizbut
10 Jan 2019, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17459
Views: 422314

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

Hardly surprising given that it has the 3rd largest population. They, the top five nations being German, France, UK, Italy and Spain, all have populations that dwarf all the other members by significant margins. In fact, even the immigrant populations of any of those 5 are larger than the whole popu...
by sizbut
5 Jan 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Please turn off your spellchecker...
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Re: Please turn off your spellchecker...

Oh, the glorious absurdity of misspelling "misspellings" - should have turn on your spell checker.
by sizbut
21 Dec 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17459
Views: 422314

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

Yay... 10,000 posts. Well done everyone. Now get back to your Christmas shopping and hopes that your drone in under the tree.

And for those already making New Year's resolutions; remember, no backstops.
by sizbut
20 Dec 2018, 8:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17459
Views: 422314

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

Nooooooooooo......... We can't let a day pass without some Brexit twaddle. Let's not have a return to the normal insanity when there's still plenty of Eurotrash to bandy about in some comical game of wiff-waff. And certainly not when we're so very close 10,000 posts. Super excited to get there. So, ...
by sizbut
12 Dec 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
Replies: 64
Views: 1487

Re: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?

Phhh, Wensleydale is foreign muck bought here by immigrants with their weird foreign ways. Not a true blue cheese like Stilton.
by sizbut
19 Nov 2018, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17459
Views: 422314

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

Singularly missing the fact that the remainers aren't arguing, they know what they want. It's the Brexitiers who can't agree on hard/soft/slightly gooey/whatever. This leaver isn't arguing. I know what I want and I'm not trying to convince anyone. I don't need to. Maybe, but you've been asked what ...