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by nez
13 Oct 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner
Replies: 82
Views: 3331

Re: Park Chain Cyclone Cleaner

Chains clean up nicely in a dishwasher. Just wait till your wife has gone to her sister’s
by nez
10 Oct 2019, 8:46pm
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?

I couldn’t find a steel 22. Though there is something nice about the slightly softer way the chain goes onto the ring... yes I know. I’m kidding myself
by nez
10 Oct 2019, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491852

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

The French say they have 'ants' where we would say we have pins and needles.
by nez
10 Oct 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491852

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

Thanks Mike - though your wiki description fits Brexit quite closely. St Boris with a T sewn on his shirt
by nez
10 Oct 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491852

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

^^ I believe that those blue moulds are often Penicilium ones. The one's Fleming accidentally discovered have antibiotic properties. So if you have a sore throat.... I actually seem to vaguely recall a story that some old folk ( as in previous generations) new about this and would dose themselves w...
by nez
10 Oct 2019, 5:41pm
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?

I put a 22 tooth titanium inner ring on my Dawes Super Galaxy but I almost never use it. It's good to know it's there though. I'm happy running on the middle and outer ring but then I am in Essex. Perhaps if I lived in Derbyshire or Yorkshire I'd have to have another think about using all 3 chainrin...
by nez
9 Oct 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491852

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

difficult to argue with that Couldn't agree more, most people never thought about the EU when living their lives. And that is the problem. I believe the biggest hit on Google the day after the referendum was 'what is the European Union'. It shows just how much thought UK citizens gave to what they ...
by nez
9 Oct 2019, 6:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491852

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

Mick F wrote:
I blame the politicians, not the voters. They shouldn't have asked the question.
difficult to argue with that
by nez
4 Oct 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Working hours, start 06:30
Replies: 46
Views: 1608

Re: Working hours, start 06:30

Many years ago on exercise in the far north Atlantic for a few weeks in Oct/Nov, we worked a shift pattern of six on, six off. On watch at 6am and off at noon, then back on at 6pm an off at midnight for day after day after week after week. ........... or the opposite watch was on at noon, off at 6p...
by nez
2 Oct 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3116

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

So what about the places that are least accessible by bike or, conversely, where cyclists are trapped forever? Top of the list has to be Coggeshall, the tiny town that forgot cycling. Because of the dangerous A120 it's inaccessible from Marks Tey and Colchester (look on cycle streets for the hilari...
by nez
26 Sep 2019, 9:47am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 183
Views: 6599

Re: What3words

Oldjohn’s Quoted post is a great idea but there is a caveat. My wife works in deepest Suffolk and gets very little phone signal but if I send her a text it just gets delivered when there is sufficient signal. The problem you need to be aware of is of course that that ‘when there is sufficient signal...
by nez
24 Sep 2019, 7:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paris Roubaix 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Paris Roubaix 2020

Looked at the date myself recently and also Milan-San Remo and luckily for me both races are on days when I'm not working, in the past I've booked the day off for Paris-Roubaix. My wife still works so (incl Sunday’s) so there’s a bit of planning required. Sometimes it’s Easter and sometimes the wee...
by nez
23 Sep 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Paris Roubaix 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Paris Roubaix 2020

Thanks very much to you both
by nez
23 Sep 2019, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 45
Views: 1377

Re: New Bib Tights

:lol: :lol: I've been Googling methods of removing tags. Magnets are the way forward and I have some chunky and powerful ones. None of them work, as they need to be "shaped" to fit the plastic bit of the tag I reckon. Failing that, as the tag is right down at the bottom on the ankle gripp...
by nez
23 Sep 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New Bib Tights
Replies: 45
Views: 1377

Re: New Bib Tights

I prefer leggings like these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cycling-Leg-Warmers-Winter-Running-Thermal-Roubix-Cycle-Knee-Black-S-M-L-XL/131348851968?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=430669699794&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649 I bought apair of these a year ago still going strong quite cheap and ...