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by syklist
30 Jul 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Presumably it comes from cotton fields and this webpage describes how cotton is grown https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/how.cfm That website for some reason fails to mention the history of injustices in the US cotton industry both during and after the slave trade ended. No mention of t...
by syklist
30 Jul 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Presumably it comes from cotton fields and this webpage describes how cotton is grown https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/how.cfm That website for some reason fails to mention the history of injustices in the US cotton industry both during and after the slave trade ended. No mention of t...
by syklist
29 Jul 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Presumably it comes from cotton fields and this webpage describes how cotton is grown https://www.cotton.org/pubs/cottoncounts/story/how.cfm That website for some reason fails to mention the history of injustices in the US cotton industry both during and after the slave trade ended. No mention of t...
by syklist
28 Jul 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

and, just as important the inside of the panniers themselves will not get wet. . Unless you smash a large jar of gherkins inside them. As I did once - i do all my shopping by bike. Proved to me they are totally waterproof though. Was unaware of the problem until I opened the pannier. :D I take it y...
by syklist
28 Jul 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Is the Carradice cotton produced sustainably though? It would be hard to make it less sustainable than PVC. Not sure that is entirely true. I present the worst case scenario, the Aral sea https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aral_Sea I guess organically grown cotton, grown close to the pannier factory, wa...
by syklist
28 Jul 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: rear pannier advice needed
Replies: 83
Views: 9997

Re: rear pannier advice needed

Thanks for all the help so far. Ortliebs certainly do have many fans out there. Im curious as to whether the roll top closure is 100% necessary on a bike?. IMO yes - assuming they are done up properly. You know you can dump the bags on the ground in a hurry and not worry about making them stand up ...
by syklist
23 Jun 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2744

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Only if there’s acknowledgment that both context and idiom are of fundamental importantance to meaning and therefore it’s naive and wrong to take one narrow definition of a word and apply it indiscriminately. :) Shouldn't that read "Only if there’s acknowledgment that context, idiom and the nu...
by syklist
22 Jun 2019, 1:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2744

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Bez wrote:“Can we stop arguing about helmets?”

:wink:

Yes.

But you could be asking the wrong question. Try:

Are we going to stop arguing about helmets?

Followed by:

If yes, then when?
by syklist
20 Jun 2019, 11:04am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2744

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Interesting the idea of language ambiguity. I had a conversation with a Latvian PhD student once who's grasp of the English language was probably better than most natives! Anyway his example of "could you pass the salt cellar, please" Actually means "are you able to pass the salt cel...
by syklist
20 Jun 2019, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20206
Views: 496249

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

I heard the Dutch PM on R4 this morning. He's our best bud and to quote JRM, was indicating thin gruel ahead with our 'renegotiation'. OTOH he was strongly indicating that the relentless march of the EU into every aspect of national policy was over... <snipped> One of the strengths of the EU is tha...
by syklist
19 Jun 2019, 6:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights
Replies: 69
Views: 2744

Re: Brittany Ferries Now Require Helmet, High Vis and Lights

Right. So BF's pointers make no difference. So this thread is a storm in a teacup, no? :) From my distant position in the Land of the Frozen Wastes far in the North it looks to me like the cause of the storm is the way English is used by the English. I remember as a lad reading the signs below the ...
by syklist
12 Jun 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight

Thanks for the Ebay tip, I try to buy stuff here first or from other sources that aren't Ebay but had no idea where to start looking for tap sets here. I also needed to get the job done quickly so our 2 year old could get used to cycling on the trailer bike. It was a bit of a rush job as we hadn't e...
by syklist
9 Jun 2019, 10:15am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight

Hi, Okay, well I see a problem where the cranks are joined. The mechanics there aren't particularly very clever, I.E.the lever holding the pedal is long compared With the distance between the two joining bolts. If you had used some steel cranks, same method you had used, and welded then it would've...
by syklist
9 Jun 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight

gaz wrote:Don't tell Mr Shimano or he'll reinvent the L-Crank for grown ups :wink: .

Fascinating!
by syklist
9 Jun 2019, 7:54am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Extra short cranks - bodger's delight

Our two year old was determined to sit on the trailer bike after our five year old started using their own 24" wheeled bike. The standard Burley cranks were way too long and I couldn't find anyone selling short 110 mm cranks. So after a test run with wooden blocks screwed round the pedals, (to ...