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by djnotts
14 Aug 2018, 8:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack
Replies: 32
Views: 633

Re: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack

Expect even a terrorist will be treated leniently if he took out some of those infuriating cyclists....
by djnotts
14 Aug 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who agrees with Boris?
Replies: 340
Views: 6149

Re: Who agrees with Boris?

"I dont support Boris's politics but if he helps break the mold and stops the press and the twitter-sphere from dictating what the masses should be thinking then that would be a welcome change." If you don't support his politics then I fail to see how what he does can be a welcome change? ...
by djnotts
14 Aug 2018, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Brompton mods - 2x3 gearing to 3x3

I also need lower gearing a Brompton 6 speed. Manual change front double seems the easiest and cheapest way to go. Some useful discussion here

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/doubl ... 003/page-3
by djnotts
13 Aug 2018, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!
Replies: 110
Views: 8222

Re: Auferstanden aus Ruinen - we love Germany!

57 years ago today Berlin was divided by the Wall 1989 it was knocked down, +1 and special thanks to PotUS Reagan + Mr Gorbachev We thought it was the End of History and things would get better and better :wink: Depends who you include in "We". History doesn't end and things never get bet...
by djnotts
9 Aug 2018, 9:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk Talk scam
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Talk Talk scam

... Our mobile phones never get answered if the number isn't in our contacts list. Just to state the obvious, you need to be sure you have every feasible contact on your phone because some calls are in your interest. We recently had a bit of a mix-up when nobody asked me to collect my grandchildren...
by djnotts
6 Aug 2018, 6:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are bikes getting bigger?
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

Re: Are bikes getting bigger?

May be just an impression but top tubes seem to be getting longer. I've been looking at some bikes that seem to be the right "height", but there's nothing like old "54 squares" come into view!
by djnotts
6 Aug 2018, 4:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6972
Views: 194259

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

I see that Davis et al are now telling EU IT will be the one to suffer if no deal. Yeah, right. Sans UK EU will remain "(The European Union is) the second largest economy in the world in nominal terms and according to purchasing power parity (PPP). The European Union's GDP was estimated to be €...
by djnotts
5 Aug 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1664

Re: Gearing again

If you are quick - this looks standard 5 bolt inner to me.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Tiag ... Swf6pbXfQa
by djnotts
5 Aug 2018, 6:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gearing again
Replies: 61
Views: 1664

Re: Gearing again

A second hand Hollowtech2 triple on which you CAN mount a 26/24 inner ring and thus keep b/b and chain line and mech? Plus a chain catcher!
by djnotts
5 Aug 2018, 9:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6972
Views: 194259

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

To an extent yes it is simplistic. There are many reasons WHY the poor and those who are likely to suffer the most did the turkeys at Xmas impression. But then the arguments put forward by those with most to gain from leaving were hardly subtle or deep!
by djnotts
4 Aug 2018, 11:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6972
Views: 194259

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

"You couldn't make it up."

OTOH the Government (?) is making it up as it goes along.....
by djnotts
4 Aug 2018, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6972
Views: 194259

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

So no none has anything to give me hope the UK will be better off or even the same after we leave the EU. Why are we doing it then? Simple. Because a few rich neo-fascists who want to be evn richer played on prejudices and stupidity, pointed to the EU as the source of our troubles (rather than have...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2018, 11:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6972
Views: 194259

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

And in more good news for the Leave bunch, T. Robinson is back on the streets to lend some muscle to Farage and Mogg.
by djnotts
2 Aug 2018, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6972
Views: 194259

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

"Don't countries still progress even when they are not part something like the EU?" When ruled by a right wing elite a never ending pressure to REGRESS in social liberalisation and equality terms. Just have a glance at WHICH Party is keeping May in power. We have no rights other than what ...
by djnotts
2 Aug 2018, 8:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which titanium frame?
Replies: 67
Views: 2933

Re: Which titanium frame?

RickH wrote:What about the Kinesis GF TI? That should take 28mm tyres & mudguards (my alloy Racelight certainly does).


Spec says "30mm" tyres!