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by BrightonRock
2 Feb 2020, 5:34am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jack Taylor enamelled Frame
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: Jack Taylor enamelled Frame

Beautiful frame. The lugs put me in mind of HR Morris, certainly ornate enough.
by BrightonRock
1 Feb 2020, 9:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547005

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

:oops: Which side is supposed to harbour bitterness and resentment? :lol: It will be a universal, in a matter of months. When the lie becomes reality, in the cold light of concession after concession by Yours truly Bojo, leaver, as I've said, will turn against committed leaver. Brexit, as it stands,...
by BrightonRock
1 Feb 2020, 8:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547005

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

When Buyers Remorse kicks in, not many weeks from now, it will turn even Leavers against committed Leavers. Freedom of movement will be the first 'concession'. And a hundred defeats and concessions to follow. Red lines? No border in the Irish sea, remember that one? Hoodwinked by liars and charlatan...
by BrightonRock
1 Feb 2020, 5:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547005

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

Division, bitterness, anger and in time probably violence are here to stay. A magic switch pulled last night is not going to change any of that. On this, the flip side of the looking glass expect the focus to pull towards leavers, and a wave of ire and contempt that they have thus far avoided to inc...
by BrightonRock
1 Feb 2020, 12:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547005

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

Rioting is not as outlandish as it seems. Not that long since the last bout. It's been very successful in France of late, and Macron has been all but forced to back down from his pension reform. Rioting as opposed to demonstrating is a very effective political tool of the people. Now we are on the o...
by BrightonRock
1 Feb 2020, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 547005

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

Now that we have finally left the EU and it appears there's no going back, it's about time we took stock of the idiocy of it all. 1. Brexiters have been hoodwinked. Faced with a binary question, they chose the wrong answer. But these are the kind of people who don't like to think too hard, nor consi...
by BrightonRock
28 Jan 2020, 1:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 53295

Re: Coronavirus - just how serious?

The current containment measures can only slow the spread of the disease which in my opinion will become a worldwide pandemic. Slowing the spread gives pharmaceutical companies a better chance of producing a vaccine in time. In the meantime i'm getting a 12 bore ready and standing at the door of th...
by BrightonRock
12 Jan 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 2142

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

I often treat my Brooks Pro with a bit of olive oil after rain

It seems to drive out the moisture and keep the leather supple. I've had the Pro for 25 years this year, and apart from a few scrapes to the big copper rivets its as good as new
by BrightonRock
10 Jan 2020, 7:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Daytona gear alternatives
Replies: 15
Views: 740

Re: Campagnolo Daytona gear alternatives

Campagnolo Triple equipment can be had quite cheaply seconds hand from the usual source. I recently bought a Chorus triple for 70 quid in excellent condition, the bottom brackets are expensive though and is not a great idea to buy a used one. About another 50 for that. You can probably pick up a goo...
by BrightonRock
10 Jan 2020, 7:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recycling Well I Never
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Recycling Well I Never

Lets face it folks we need to go back to the Stone age and bump off most of the worlds population. Someone needs to put some agreed numbers on where we need to get to. Al are Haha! Ye olde Global Depopulation Conspiracy Theory, alleged plan of the Rockefellers and the Illuminate. Be careful what yo...
by BrightonRock
8 Jan 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1851
Views: 43360

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

I see Boris is still hiding under a rock /in a fridge. Sending out dimwitted lackeys to break the bad news. Government not so much by proxy, but from a remote site. Interesting, what's going on?
by BrightonRock
8 Jan 2020, 8:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit
Replies: 89
Views: 2889

Re: Where to go to flee b****t (This Madness) or jockxit

Canada is probably the most toleramt, multi cultural, well integrated society on earth. They also have excellent summers and fantastic skiing, winter sports and bags of bonhomie. Oh, and they have native wolves also. And no nasty nuclear power stations. I'd up sticks in an instant if i could afford ...
by BrightonRock
24 Dec 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The General Election Thread **
Replies: 1613
Views: 33293

Re: ** The General Election Thread **

John, racists and people calling for a reduction in immigration are not exclusively from the Tory side as you are very well aware. Emily Thornbury's White Van Man is just as culpable and they are the people who are probably most adversely affected from what some of them have told me personally. The...
by BrightonRock
29 May 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366398

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Word play!
by BrightonRock
29 May 2019, 10:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Di2 - A technology too far?
Replies: 90
Views: 3441

Re: A technology too far?

I've found adjusting mechanical gearing very easy and intuitive, and I'm by no means a mechanic. I don't think I'd make the move to electric shifting unless it was really foolproof, which currently it seems not...