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by georgew
12 Nov 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shaft drive..why? why not?
Replies: 14
Views: 598

Re: Shaft drive..why? why not?

shaft drive has been around for a long time. http://www.atticpaper.com/prodimages/081111small/columbia.jpg https://oldbike.wordpress.com/1898-pope-mfg-columbia-chainless-shaft-drive/ however it is expensive to make, inefficient, inflexible, heavy and (a bit like a belt) feels a bit weird when you p...
by georgew
7 Nov 2019, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Booze - minimum price?
Replies: 41
Views: 1384

Re: Booze - minimum price?

The Scottish Government felt that something had to be done after the medics pointed out the damaging effects of cheap booze on Scottish society. "Given the link between consumption and harm and evidence that affordability is one of the drivers of increased consumption, addressing price is an im...
by georgew
6 Nov 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Statins - side effects
Replies: 505
Views: 39620

Re: Statins - side effects

I've taken 40mg of simvastatin daily for high cholelstoral, unresponsive to dietary control, for 30 years without side effects. That's great......but I along with many others have had the opposite experience and they made my life hell. I only felt human again when I stopped taking them. I have read...
by georgew
28 Oct 2019, 10:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521314

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

You dont seem to understand that not everything that people do is logical. You tomes often arent but few of us choose to mention it. Al I think....after reading this thread and your own contributions....that everyone should understand this. "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute...
by georgew
17 Sep 2019, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521314

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

And where democracy falls in all this? Parliament has not mandate to revoke article 50. If the Liberal Democrats want to revoke article 50 then I'd say let them campaign for a revoke of article 50 on the next General Elections and if they win by overall majority then they would have a mandate to re...
by georgew
13 Sep 2019, 10:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Education
Replies: 154
Views: 3947

Re: Education

Well you have to come up with a different one then. Fewer holidays and longer days so that there is more school time? Or less work done and less stuff learned? Well.....it doesn't work that way. We already know that reducing working time may result in increased production and that to suggest that m...
by georgew
12 Sep 2019, 11:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Education
Replies: 154
Views: 3947

Re: Education

It's the system,it's flawed. Well you have to come up with a different one then. Fewer holidays and longer days so that there is more school time? Or less work done and less stuff learned? Well.....it doesn't work that way. We already know that reducing working time may result in increased producti...
by georgew
2 Sep 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521314

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

yes but the problem is really with the EU? A report summarising the findings of the government’s official “alternative arrangements” working groups concluded that there are issues with all the scenarios put forward to try to replace the backstop arrangement. [b]There are also specific concerns over...
by georgew
2 Sep 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521314

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

For those who believe that there exists a technical solution to the backstop problem....we have this. "All potential solutions to the post-Brexit Irish border are fraught with difficulty and would leave smaller businesses struggling to cope, experts have said, as leaked government papers outlin...
by georgew
25 Aug 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling related male personal problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Cycling related male personal problem

This stuff I assume you mean george. https://www.hyperdrug.co.uk/Battles-Udder-Cream-400g/Productinfo/5027286027960/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7K2chY2c5AIVCLDtCh2M6QZHEAQYAiABEgIlZ_D_BwE ................. No.....not that one but an udder altogether. Mine was made by "Equimins" and can be found he...
by georgew
24 Aug 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling related male personal problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Cycling related male personal problem

Before I stopped cycling I used to swear by Udder cream, usually sold in farm supply shops. This contained a powerful bacteriacide, castor oil, and various other ingredients to soothe the skin. In over thirty years I never had any problems with chafing.......and as a bonus, my milk production went u...
by georgew
23 Aug 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Study finds that wearing a cycle helmet may diminish ability to assess risk
Replies: 157
Views: 4288

Re: Study finds that wearing a cycle helmet may diminish ability to assess risk

Do you take the same approach and wear protective equipment when walking, driving, drinking alcohol, and using stairs? If not why not? Is there something especially dangerous about cycling? Yes I do. And yes, cycling in traffic carries risks. You'd have to be an idiot to think otherwise. And as a g...
by georgew
22 Aug 2019, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521314

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

Every other country in the EU does what the paymasters say. We are opting out of that and the paymasters are throwing toys out of their prams. That's what it's all about, relinquishing control over Britain. Only naivity blinds you to that. They have got the hump! :lol: Al Sigh......God help you and...
by georgew
18 Aug 2019, 12:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Kinross to St Andrews
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Re: Cycling Kinross to St Andrews

Route 1 ? Looks lovely :) F19F8701-A633-4FF8-8D29-5807C5506477.jpeg I do remember Dryside Road looking like the photo but that was years ago when it had been newly surfaced. My understanding is that it is now a bit worse for wear, but that it still is possible to be used by road bikes. This link sh...
by georgew
17 Aug 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21316
Views: 521314

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

2016: TURKEY ARE JOINING THE EU!!! Scunthorpe votes 68.68% for leave 2019: British Steel in Scunthorpe goes into administration because of Brexit Turkey buys British Steel Scunthorpe and saves 4,500 jobs ………………………….. courtesy of RussellEngland\twitter The above perfectly illustrates the madhouse wh...