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by sizbut
4 Dec 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?
Replies: 28
Views: 680

Re: On the Role of our MPs: Representative or Delegate?

Please don't leave. Remain instead. :D
by sizbut
29 Nov 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Hmmmm. How small would you be interested in? I have a very ridiculously small (16 1/2" if I recall correctly) Roberts tourer that was built for a 5' rider lurking in the garage.
by sizbut
21 Nov 2019, 7:51pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD: Caps, beanie & helmet cover
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Caps, beanie & helmet cover

PM for the Beanie sent.
by sizbut
13 Nov 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pregnant? 65 or over?
Replies: 17
Views: 546

Re: Pregnant? 65 or over?

Is there a prize for getting a full house? Not possible. Two of the requirements include "or" conditions. You can't be both '65' and 'older than 65'. Your BMI is either 40 or its higher (or lower), not 40 and higher. [Pedants beware: both requirement are stated as integer values, which in...
by sizbut
27 Oct 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Knee Pain
Replies: 27
Views: 1575

Re: Knee Pain

Just over a year ago I started having serious knee problems, couldn't walk more than 2 miles without ending up in pain from some kind of over-rotation. Any twisting would trigger pain and yes, very loud clicks on the first move after being static for any time. Cycling was the only thing unaffected. ...
by sizbut
22 Oct 2019, 9:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 22
Views: 1267

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

The Highway Code is your friend: Clause 133 is pretty clear - the responsibility is on the person changing lanes. She might argue she wasn't, she was turning, but to complete that she crossed your lane: "If you need to change lane, first use your mirrors and if necessary take a quick sideways g...
by sizbut
21 Oct 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The ****** who get away with it?
Replies: 5
Views: 446

Re: The ****** who get away with it?

I understand the argument of "putting his money where his mouth was" - except it doesn't happen that way round. Our barrow boy buys several thousand of stock X. Then he put your and my investment fund millions into the same stock which, in the highly automated market, causes an automatic r...
by sizbut
12 Oct 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing disc brake front wheels for carriage.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Removing disc brake front wheels for carriage.

Most hydraulic brakes come with plastic widgets that can be clipped in place when the wheel is out precisely for this. Also, depending on the brand, you may be able to lock the brake in place. My TRP Hy-Rd equipped bike is on a direct drive trainer at the moment, so I've pressed in and turned a smal...
by sizbut
7 Oct 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: Debt-chasing phone calls : wrong person : What to do ?

Bill them. Send them a letter setting our the charges per minute for phone calls, dealing with letter and for meetings. Then bill them and when they don't pay take them to court. Think I'm mad - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20068927
by sizbut
17 Sep 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Vango or Vaude

The porch is part of the Power Lizard that some people won't like. Essentially, in its default setup, when you open up the outdoor door, you're slap bang in front of the inner door with just a few centimetres of gap. That's the aspect of the Power Lizard design that I could see strongly putting some...
by sizbut
17 Sep 2019, 6:23pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet
Replies: 10
Views: 641

Re: Over one-fifth of injured US adult cyclists were not wearing a helmet

Race does seem bizarre but a kind interpretation would be they just used everything they had for free (likely age group, sex, race) just for the sake of it rather than any planned reason or intent.
by sizbut
14 Sep 2019, 1:03pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango or Vaude
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Vango or Vaude

I don't really see how a "cycle camping tent" differs appreciably from a "backpacking tent". . Do the poles fold short enough for a pannier bag is a good criteria for cycle friendly. In the last few weeks I've been comparing a Vaude Power Lizard 2-3p and a Vaude Hogan XT. Just o...
by sizbut
9 Sep 2019, 10:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Titanium Touring Frame - CdF or ???
Replies: 17
Views: 1130

Re: Titanium Touring Frame - CdF or ???

Depending on where you are, thoroughly recommend a visit to Fat Birds in Hunstanton. Rather than being locked to one provider they have frames and bikes from pretty well every titanium provider.
by sizbut
5 Sep 2019, 12:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heat transference between layers (when camping)
Replies: 42
Views: 1752

Re: Heat transference between layers (when camping)

Indeed, the size of tent is a factor. Our 4-person tent, where I can stand in any part including the sleeping compartment, is great in summer, but distinctly cold at other times. The number of bodies can't heat the space as fast as it cools and the space is big enough to have its own internal convec...
by sizbut
3 Sep 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heat transference between layers (when camping)
Replies: 42
Views: 1752

Re: Heat transference between layers (when camping)

Well that gets us to the other way of keeping warm, which is having a companion. You don't have to be intimate - its simply that N+1 bodies warms the space more than n - and gives your grief, sorry, reminds you, when you leave the entrance open.