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by Spinners
16 Sep 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 6994

Re: McDonald's

by Spinners
15 Sep 2019, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 452
Views: 46895

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

My pet mouse Elvis has died... he was caught in a trap.
by Spinners
14 Sep 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: McDonald's
Replies: 260
Views: 6994

Re: McDonald's

Vorpal wrote:
Unfortunately, simple and quick home cooked food tends to be expensive. Food that isn't expensive takes longer to cook, with a few exceptions. But who wants to eat pasta with cheap jars of tomato sauce every day?



I can only agree with the last sentence... which is why I don't.
by Spinners
14 Sep 2019, 8:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's
Replies: 54
Views: 1441

Re: Lightest Steel Bike 5.5 Kilo's

Fill in those ridiculous cut-outs in the BB shell and stick a nice, springy steel fork on it and it'll be much more to my taste. Oh, and a Brooks B17 :wink:
by Spinners
13 Sep 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket removal
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: Bottom bracket removal

Is there a cable guide screwed under the BB shell? Not likely on a MTB but worth a check.
by Spinners
12 Sep 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towards Blissful shifting; what about older mechs?
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Towards Blissful shifting; what about older mechs?

Both my hybrids are running on 7-speed (one is 3x7 the other is 1x7) but these use modern Tourney RD's. What I really want are nice 7-speed cassette road hubs (130mm spacing) but that's for the future. The only time I used 7-speed DT levers was on my 531ST winter bike in the mid-90's and the frame w...
by Spinners
12 Sep 2019, 11:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2210

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

hemo wrote:Lycra lout hooligans riding a bike, what else is there to say (Well there is something else to say but that is not for airing).
Big enough to swear as they ride off but not big enough to stop for punch in the mouth.


Well. Why don't you chase them down and do just that?
by Spinners
12 Sep 2019, 7:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)

I understand that the suited chap said something along the lines of, "Oi! Where's your helmet?"
by Spinners
11 Sep 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A cyclist and real justice
Replies: 27
Views: 880

Re: A cyclist and real justice

Given the driver's age (69) I'd have banned him for life and crushed his 4x4.

I don't actually care what the law says - I equate with assault with a deadly weapon.
by Spinners
11 Sep 2019, 2:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PMs honours: who deserves one?
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: PMs honours: who deserves one?

If chasing runs he was never the man. Really? He might have been orthodox in his own era (nevermind today's era) but he could play the one-day game as the Aussies will testify in the 1979-1980 Benson & Hedges ODI. I can still see him racing off the pitch with the late David Bairstow having batt...
by Spinners
11 Sep 2019, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: PMs honours: who deserves one?
Replies: 23
Views: 503

Re: PMs honours: who deserves one?

With honours being handed out like confetti in recent years, including knighthoods to sports people still in competition, then I approve of Boycott's knighthood at the age of 78 - it should have happened bloomin' years ago! His cricket books such as 'Opening Up' and 'In the Fast Lane' have graced my...
by Spinners
10 Sep 2019, 10:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 886

Re: Speaker of the House!

If it is Harriet Harman then, OK, good choice.
by Spinners
10 Sep 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Tour of Britain
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Tour of Britain

Yes, a good stage today and stunning scenery. Plus... no trains!!
by Spinners
10 Sep 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speaker of the House!
Replies: 40
Views: 886

Re: Speaker of the House!

Pity Alan Johnson wasn't still an MP.

Give it to Ken Clarke.
by Spinners
10 Sep 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not all cyclists are perfect! (head butt pedestrian)
Replies: 34
Views: 1198

Re: Not all cyclists are perfect!

DaveGos wrote:Should make him wear a helmet then he could not of head butted the man


And make the man wear one as well (just to be safe).