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by random37
12 Dec 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you looking for a free office suite ? Softmaker has one
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Are you looking for a free office suite ?

I use open source software when I can, but LibreOffice just doesn't work well enough and LaTex isn't practical in many work environments. 2010 called and wants its criticisms back. It's been a long time since I heard many complain that LibreOffice works any worse than MS Office for core tasks. Bles...
by random37
12 Dec 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

Who cares? I care! I don't have anything to hide, but I've nothing to show them either. Besides, I paid for my devices. I don't expect them to extract more value from the transaction so they can send me advertising. Might be worth pointing out that for all the noise most (if not all) attacks come v...
by random37
12 Dec 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

I went round to a friend's house the other day. Her mammoth TV was switched on, but just the menu.
It started randomly playing adverts. I thought that was the default behaviour on many of them.
by random37
11 Dec 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you looking for a free office suite ? Softmaker has one
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Are you looking for a free office suite ?

It's good stuff. Highly recommended. Get the free version, then wait till they do an offer where you get 75% off the paid version. It happens a couple of times a year. I use open source software when I can, but LibreOffice just doesn't work well enough and LaTex isn't practical in many work environm...
by random37
11 Dec 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

Smart TVs are dreadful and creepy. When our current TV dies, it won't be replaced by a smart TV; if none of the manufacturers produce a straightforward TV we'll have no tv. Who wants to buy a device only to find you get bombarded with adverts?
by random37
11 Dec 2019, 10:31pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Legal Mid drive kit
Replies: 21
Views: 923

Re: Road Legal Mid drive kit

As a casual cyclist, I don't want to share facilities with a vehicle that could reach 45km/h, powered or unpowered. But then, a vehicle of that turn of speed can't mix it up with cars. I would feel much safer on a 650cc moped than a 50cc one going up hills. I think fossil fuel cars will become reall...
by random37
11 Dec 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Has Bikefix closed down?
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Has Bikefix closed down?

I need something, but their website seems to have ceased to be.

Have they shut?
by random37
29 Jun 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1671

Re: Wheels for big guys

......................Aren't we able to give simple clear advice that stands on its own and doesn't need to be argued in never ending posts. I've noticed that whenever someone asks about anything to do with cycling on here and mentions they're overweight, some people always start lecturing them abo...
by random37
28 Jun 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wheels for big guys
Replies: 50
Views: 1671

Re: Wheels for big guys

Congratulations for starting!
The Rigida Andra 40 rim is rated for your weight. Add to that a good quality Shimano freehub, a good wheel build and you'll be golden. Expect the whole thing to cost £100-130ish.
Or the wheel in that SJS cycles link above.
by random37
26 Jun 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 86
Views: 12122

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

My assumption is almost anything would be better than the cheap tat available in cup and cone land these days.
Expect a new post when the need arises.
by random37
26 Jun 2019, 8:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 86
Views: 12122

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

My understanding is the Euro BB is the same size as an MTB bottom bracket (actually, there are two different shell widths). There are larger sizes (Mid and Spanish), which would require a different size frame. A BMX crank is what I'd use. You can get square spindles, but the crank it has now could b...
by random37
25 Jun 2019, 10:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?
Replies: 86
Views: 12122

Re: Rudge 'Bi-Frame' -a 'Proper' Folding Bike....?

Regarding bottom brackets on these and singlespeed conversions. Mine is still on the original bottom bracket, which I suspect won't be good enough for another rebuild. There is the problem with the seat tube intruding into the shell. The quality of cup & cone bottom brackets is pretty poor these...
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?
Replies: 27
Views: 1371

Re: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?

Yes. He was quite well known for it. Was mostly around Oxford way.
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 54
Views: 2086

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

I suspect tyres and position of contact points are more important.
Still, I don't like it. It looks cheap.
by random37
24 Jun 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 4915

Re: Sheffield magazine under fire after call to 'razor wire' cyclists

There is a natural desire amongst a noisy minority of humanity to put down "out groups" (I think this is the current sociological term). insults on grounds of race, sexuality etc are now illegal, so these pathetic people have had to move down to the next target on the list. Personally I t...