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by Carlton green
13 Oct 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 216
Views: 16582

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

I can only agree and add that the past 10 years of this government's austerity program has been a retrograde step and a disaster for this country for all but the richest people in society.They've been a disgrace. I can’t say that I’m very happy about how the last ten years has played out though I s...
by Carlton green
13 Oct 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 216
Views: 16582

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Libraries are something that I used to use over four decades ago and I haven’t used them much since. When I used them as a young man I used some very large libraries where I could study in peace and where I could find specialist information in reference books. With cut backs over the decades librar...
by Carlton green
11 Oct 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 98
Views: 1858

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

Russia should never, ever be underestimated. It might not have the massive arms but it instead uses what power it has in indirect and most effective ways. You only have to look at Syria and at the problems that migration into Europe has created to understand matters. The Cold War might have ended bu...
by Carlton green
11 Oct 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Why no ferrys from South(West) Wales to Cornwall?
Replies: 64
Views: 4902

Re: Why no ferries from South (West) Wales to Cornwall?

There was not much demand for travel between Breizh and Kernow until some French asparagus farmers ganged up to run ferries to take their produce to the UK For much of history sea travel was preferable to land travel in many situations I don’t think that Plymouth is in Kernow but it is right next d...
by Carlton green
11 Oct 2019, 7:48am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Why no ferrys from South(West) Wales to Cornwall?
Replies: 64
Views: 4902

Re: Why no ferrys from South(West) Wales to Cornwall?

I wonder why there seem to be no ferrys (even if passenger/cycle only) from South(West) Wales to Cornwall? For those touring in Cornwall/started LEJOG from Wales or Ireland (via Fishguard/Pembrokeshire etc) that would seem rather more convenient than a long rail/bus journey to Cornwall? Historicall...
by Carlton green
9 Oct 2019, 10:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336
Replies: 216
Views: 16582

Re: Libraries, public, renaissance of: DDC 020.336

Libraries are something that I used to use over four decades ago and I haven’t used them much since. When I used them as a young man I used some very large libraries where I could study in peace and where I could find specialist information in reference books. With cut backs over the decades library...
by Carlton green
9 Oct 2019, 7:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 609
Views: 11880

Re: Extinction Rebellion

What’s reported in the media and what’s actually happening is sometimes not one and the same thing, subtle differences are introduced that are factors of various things including bias, error and inability. Climate change protest is certainly needed but in what form to create change I really don’t kn...
by Carlton green
9 Oct 2019, 6:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?
Replies: 61
Views: 1625

Re: Gear changing strategy; how do you use a triple?

How do i use a triple ?? Carefully remove the front changer. Remove the chainring side from the bike. Remove the chainrings. Refit the middle chainring with short track bolts and appropriate spacers. Refit to axle. And enjoy the single ring experience ... :lol: I am of a similar mindset and like my...
by Carlton green
7 Oct 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 98
Views: 1858

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

The situation’s not that difficult to improve on. Folk in a foreign (to them) land do need to be cut a bit of slack ‘cause they can’t be expected to know all of the laws and customs, and diplomatic folk are also open to being targeted in some way. So that there is little possibility of targeted acti...
by Carlton green
7 Oct 2019, 3:18pm
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Looking for someone to ride out with - Aberdeenshire
Replies: 6
Views: 347

Re: Looking for someone to ride out with

Hi Everyone. I have just taken up cycling to get fit and to get my type 2 diabetes under control. Which i have. I usually go out by myself but now i am looking for other people to cycle with and cycle an E-bike. I am in the Abercherder and Huntly area of Aberdeenshie. Try looking here and maybe app...
by Carlton green
7 Oct 2019, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing wheel size
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Changing wheel size

Just a very general comment in case other posters act on information here. A brief check shows that your bike has disk brakes but for those using rim breaks the change in rim size moves the breaking surface and that might give problems. I don’t know what the relative rolling diameters of both sets ...
by Carlton green
7 Oct 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing wheel size
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Changing wheel size

Just a very general comment in case other posters act on information here. A brief check shows that your bike has disk brakes but for those using rim breaks the change in rim size moves the breaking surface and that might give problems. I don’t know what the relative rolling diameters of both sets o...
by Carlton green
7 Oct 2019, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: Tree identification.

Whatever it is, it's not good for the foundations being so close to the house. That has been on my mind for a few years now. Shame to cut it down but it probably has to go. I hate to destroy trees and shrubs. Why it has been over 30 years to blossom for the first time ?? Maybe it knows something I ...
by Carlton green
6 Oct 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: Tree identification.

That has been on my mind for a few years now. Shame to cut it down but it probably has to go. I hate to destroy trees and shrubs. Why it has taken over 30 years to blossom for the first time ?? Maybe it knows something I don't. As a generally accepted rule trees shouldn’t be planted next to houses ...
by Carlton green
6 Oct 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree identification.
Replies: 18
Views: 528

Re: Tree identification.

Whatever it is, it's not good for the foundations being so close to the house. That has been on my mind for a few years now. Shame to cut it down but it probably has to go. I hate to destroy trees and shrubs. Why it has been over 30 years to blossom for the first time ?? Maybe it knows something I ...