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by drossall
26 May 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: what is the longest German word?

:D
by drossall
22 May 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Brompton Bits
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Brompton Bits

They are old, welded ones. I bought one. None the worse really for that, but slightly heavier and not quite so nicely finished. Chrome is perfectly good though.
by drossall
22 May 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: what is the longest German word?

Got it in one, although I had not come across the semi-colon cheat :lol:
by drossall
21 May 2019, 9:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

I'm not sure it's an issue though? The control has to be somewhere and, as long as enough riders buy food to justify the cafe's support, everyone seems to be happy.
by drossall
21 May 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cafes as Audax controls
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Cafes as Audax controls

:?: I only ride Audaxes for the cafe stops :lol:
by drossall
20 May 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: what is the longest German word?
Replies: 34
Views: 1858

Re: what is the longest German word?

Off-topic, but reminds me of the challenge to write an English sentence that makes sense, and uses the maximum consecutive repetitions of the same word. I know one with seven.
by drossall
19 May 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A Mars a day helps you work rest and play!
Replies: 40
Views: 840

Re: A Mars a day helps you work rest and play!

I remember taking a Mars Bar in a 12 hour around 1980. I bit the top off the wrapper as usual, only to find they'd changed the packaging to make it more plasticised, and I nearly pulled my teeth out.
by drossall
18 May 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My new (old) bike - Miyata 1000 - Recomendations needed
Replies: 17
Views: 489

Re: My new (old) bike - Miyata 1000 - Recomendations needed

dim wrote:after I get this bike sorted, I will search for a vintage Bob Jackson racing Tricycle:

Try On3Wheels, and if you're not a member of the Tricycle Association, join that - machines come up in the magazine from time to time. Good luck!
by drossall
18 May 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale

Photographs are funny things. I could convince myself without difficulty that the bike in Brucey's photo has the same steepened head angle. It's a serious issue, but I couldn't decide it without inspecting the bike in person.
by drossall
17 May 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?
Replies: 39
Views: 1251

Re: Is it legal to cycle whilst using phone?

The specific legislation prohibiting use of mobile phones was framed to apply to motorists, so it does not apply to bikes (same for speed limits, at least on public roads). However, the requirement to be in proper control of your vehicle applies. It was argued, when the phone legislation was introdu...
by drossall
17 May 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?
Replies: 26
Views: 954

Re: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?

When I am past the first i.e. the left, exit I like to signal left. If you see what I mean. I don't know a straight ahead signal, but by positioning to the left of the second lane I try to indicate my intentions. This is conventional, but there is no signal for straight ahead . The right "stir...
by drossall
17 May 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Shimano road bike - info sought before sale

Yes, I've still got a Marlboro frame from those days. Resprayed twice since, and the forks went when a car pulled out in front of me, but the rest is going strong. Actually mine was only 501, thinking about it.
by drossall
16 May 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wedding presents
Replies: 89
Views: 1485

Re: Wedding presents

We keep joking about getting married just so we can have a wedding list at wiggle, Evans or Tredz! I'd never have got away with that. I made a vague* mention of departure by tandem or leaving the church under an arch of wheels, and the combined looks from my intended and both mothers kept me quiet ...
by drossall
16 May 2019, 12:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wedding presents
Replies: 89
Views: 1485

Re: Wedding presents

I'm still confused. First, by your statement, with no evidence, that witnesses are derived from religious ceremonies. In fact, there are a number of things that you seem to assume are derived from religious ceremonies, that in fact probably come from a time when all weddings were both religious and ...
by drossall
15 May 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.
Replies: 53
Views: 14952

Re: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.

... the council state "There is evidence to suggest that bicycles being ridden in pedestrianised areas causes a public nuisance and can be potentially dangerous." To be honest, I'm not sure how you can argue against that sentence. It contains three separate qualifications. Whilst appearin...