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by nez
18 Aug 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Date This Photo

I'm glad you explained that because I was wondering if the sky ladder wasn't for getting on the bikes!

by the way the angle of the picture suggests the photographer is also on a stepladder, which is a good way of capturing groups
by nez
18 Aug 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New verb
Replies: 25
Views: 612

Re: New verb

tim-b wrote:Hi
The Oxford English Dictionary added the noun "e-bike" in March, it won't be too long before "I e-bike..." takes hold :D
Regards
tim-b

then they'll back form gerundives from it. Oh dear...
by nez
18 Aug 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Date This Photo
Replies: 17
Views: 501

Re: Date This Photo

I was in the county library in Navan Co. Meath Ireland recently and asked the librarian/archivist if he had any early cycling items. The only thing he could show me is this photo which he had in a filing cabinet. It was in a file on its own labeled 'Navan teachers 1920s'. I said I thought it was ea...
by nez
16 Aug 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screw in Presta valves
Replies: 20
Views: 594

Re: Screw in Presta valves

Mick F wrote:Yep.
Two tubes, three tyre levers, three CO2 canisters.

Exact match, right down to the eBay co2 tubes. I don’t need tyre levers and I do carry a chain link. On longer rides i take a fold up tyre too.
by nez
16 Aug 2019, 10:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screw in Presta valves
Replies: 20
Views: 594

Re: Screw in Presta valves

Mick F wrote:I carry two. :wink:

Me too. I’m not fixing punctures in the rain!
by nez
16 Aug 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Screw in Presta valves
Replies: 20
Views: 594

Re: Screw in Presta valves

Yet another reason to carry spare inner tube
by nez
5 Aug 2019, 8:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: what is the longest German word?

Nice one
by nez
2 Aug 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small Light Bike Lock ???
Replies: 24
Views: 2643

Re: Small Light Bike Lock ???

I have a New York Fahgeddaboutit or nothing. If the bike is out of view, it's the lock. If it's not out of view, I don't need one. My wife's Koga has a Dutch nurse's lock with a chain which plugs in the side, which is a good arrangement but wouldn't really fit on my Super Galaxy. If we go to a count...
by nez
22 Jul 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Balancing Cantilever Brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 1009

Re: Balancing Cantilever Brakes

I'm hopeless at this, though I can do most mechanical things on a bike. You will find your local bikeshop charges little to set them up properly. Once they have, take photo and repeat as needed. :D
by nez
13 Jul 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Viking river cruises, donkeys with wonky legs, support for bears in china, funeral insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Mercedes Benzes, Raffles for blind people, cat lotteries etc

Clearly those of us wasting our time glued to the pdf on a Saturday are considered a different lot, though all this stuff about lotteries reminds me of Samuel Johnson's characterisation of the state lottery 'the tax on dunces.' I do wish they'd remove that pr1ck who presents American football and so...
by nez
13 Jul 2019, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: what is the longest German word?

Audax67 wrote:It's nice to be a Preuß
But it's higher to be a Bayer.

Said in the right regional German accent Preuß really does rhyme with nice. The way house does in certain circles.


Tyrol pronunciation of Preuß. They really don’t like them, do they?
by nez
12 Jul 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Viking river cruises, donkeys with wonky legs, support for bears in china, funeral insurance
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Viking river cruises, donkeys with wonky legs, support for bears in china, funeral insurance

If only you were right. Buy a subscription to Eurosport and you get similar rowlocks, only with the hilariously dry Oirish humour
by nez
12 Jul 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 53
Views: 4850

Re: what is the longest German word?

My German is pretty limited now but I was better in my youth when I spent quite a bit of time in Bavaria. I caused a stir one night in a bar though when a friend asked me to translate "Ich wollte, es würde Nacht und die Preußen kämen;" of course it's Wellington and I knew the quote 'Would ...
by nez
8 Jul 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone for arsenic?
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Anyone for arsenic?

How is Sailor developing, what does he weigh now? Please to post some images I'll see what I can do! :D . Two photos today outside on the decking.$matches[2]Sailor Floppy Ear.jpg Collie? They are so intelligent. Many years ago I had a friend with a pair in Yorkshire and when I visited they would he...