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by djnotts
21 Oct 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 117
Views: 4087

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

I bought my 2016 Gran Tour 725 on a whim with some proper touring in mind, before my plans changed, and so it never got used as intended and I had planned to sell it, but it's now temporarily acting as my road bike over winter and so will be keeping it: great finish, rides nicely and the quality is...
by djnotts
21 Oct 2020, 11:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1049
Views: 41420

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Class act really - paying more tax in China than in USA. OTOH, penalties can be so much more extreme in China, at a cost to the state of only 1 bullet!
by djnotts
21 Oct 2020, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1049
Views: 41420

Re: Is Trump Mad?

ANTONISH wrote:Will there be tanks on the White House lawn?


And is so which way will they be "pointing"?
by djnotts
19 Oct 2020, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lejog and bike availability
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Lejog and bike availability

I'd also look in Nov / Dec time as those who have brought bikes seek to sell them for extra cash for Christmas, sadly those who have been made redundant because of the current pandemic need to sell, as well those who are put off riding in the winter... Cheers James Agreed! I think you are over-conc...
by djnotts
18 Oct 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 21" Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Removed from sale.
Replies: 16
Views: 1798

Re: 21" Ellis Briggs. Super Tourist. Reynolds 531 Butted. 9 Speed.

Very pretty! Can you tell me measurement c centre b/b to saddle top up the seat tube as in photos? Is it a threadless steerer or running quill adapter?
by djnotts
14 Oct 2020, 7:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brexit thread
Replies: 127
Views: 2825

Re: The Brexit thread

The government’s Brexit strategy is in danger of driving the UK down a “very slippery slope” towards “dictatorship” or “tyranny”, according to a former president of the supreme court. https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/oct/07/brexit-strategy-puts-uk-on-slippery-slope-to-tyranny-lawyers-told One e...
by djnotts
13 Oct 2020, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 111
Views: 2691

Re: Flu 'jab'

hoho - all we gotta do now is dodge those pesky coronaviruses! By Xmas we'll all be in 'ospital or dead - can even get the blinkin' thing twice !! Settle in cosily tonight and watch Contagion ;-) I am indeed settling my affairs in expectation of your second sentence proving correct in my case, but ...
by djnotts
9 Oct 2020, 11:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1445

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

Twitchel is a Nottingham word https://www.collinsdictionary.com/submission/4959/twitchel Perhaps it’s just a Carlton thing, though I asked my wife, who’s a Woodthorpe girl and she said twitchel too, without any prompting from me. "My" twitchel" is in Carlton. My gf grew up in Sherwoo...
by djnotts
9 Oct 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1049
Views: 41420

Re: Is Trump Mad?

Indeed. Used to be prevalent in massaging the odd in greyhound racing in particular to my knowledge. But I think Trump far from dead in the water so not bad odds.
by djnotts
9 Oct 2020, 3:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Flu 'jab'
Replies: 111
Views: 2691

Re: Flu 'jab'

Had mine yesterday. Done so for since I think age 60 (because of knackered lungs), so 12 years without flu (having had the real thing about 30 years ago I do not confuse cold with flu) is good enough for me. And yes I know that that correlation is not proof of efficacy. But worth the effort of 30 mi...
by djnotts
9 Oct 2020, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is Trump Mad?
Replies: 1049
Views: 41420

Re: Is Trump Mad?

If the bookies know best, then the Republicans' best option is that Trump and Biden unable to stand. Pence's odds shorter than Democrat's VP nomination. 15/8 for Trump - worth a few quid at that I reckon.
by djnotts
7 Oct 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1445

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

I had a Geordie mate, now sadly gone, who used to say "gannin' doon the clarty lonnen wi' a gobful of claggen", but I'm both digressing and hijacking this post. Lonnen is indeed a Geordie word for lane. There are a number of Streets in Newcastle which include the word: Silver Lonnen, Two ...
by djnotts
7 Oct 2020, 4:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ginnels, and snickets
Replies: 53
Views: 1445

Re: Ginnels, and snickets

East Midlands, or at least Derby/Nottingham area, they're gitties. I beg to disagree, as a born and bred Nottingham lad, they were always known as twitchels. I'm from Nottingham and it was a twitchell and also jitty and alley. Different districts had varying names. The "10' barrow or footway&q...
by djnotts
6 Oct 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton L or R spec, which is best?
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Brompton L or R spec, which is best?

I think size the fundamental issue. I suspect your height pretty much st the limit. The H bar probably best option. Browse some of the Brompton specific forums?