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by fausto copy
28 Nov 2019, 4:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repairing inner tube punctures
Replies: 57
Views: 2184

Re: Repairing inner tube punctures

reohn2 wrote:,peel backing off from the middle outward to avoid lifting the edges of the patch.
:)


Is there any real reason why the backing, usually a thin film of plastic, should be removed?
I always do it, and usually apply a bit of french chalk in case there's any extra glue around the patch, but why?
by fausto copy
23 Nov 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1841

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

I was under the impression you can refuse a smart meter? https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/do-i-have-to-accept-a-smart-meter Tell then you dont want one end of story, If they keep on harrasing you complain to the body that oversees power? OFF some thing? I've told them umpteen times th...
by fausto copy
23 Nov 2019, 1:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Seasonal food
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Seasonal food

And no doubt plenty of (bah)humbugs in winter, Gaz. :lol: Yes, I love the taste of a well-bletted Medlar. I'm pretty sure the last ones I had were from the small tree in the garden of Wells cathedral. There were loads there and no-one else seemed to know about them. I've often been tempted to buy a ...
by fausto copy
23 Nov 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Seasonal food
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Seasonal food

T'other week I was reading a newspaper in t'coffee shop and there was an article referring to Alan Titchmarsh, who said that he seethes when finding foreign produce in shops and supermarkets when there is plenty of British home-grown available during the growing season. Later that day I popped in to...
by fausto copy
23 Nov 2019, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1841

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

Just received another letter from SSE :evil: , this one bearing the large print heading: Your final meter reading Now then, this to me, appears as if they are about to cut me off. However, perusing the rest of the letter, it's just another ploy to get me to have a smart meter fitted and once done so...
by fausto copy
22 Nov 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: I will soon be back on my bike.
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: I will soon be back on my bike.

I'm also glad that you are going in the right direction. Mrs.C isn't quite there yet (after her hip replacement and resulting fractured femur). We've just borrowed an exercise bike and the first couple of times she could only rotate backwards, but the last few days has managed to forward rotate. Onl...
by fausto copy
22 Nov 2019, 7:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bicycle side-car on TV.
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: Bicycle side-car on TV.

We've still got our tandem (though not ridden it for a while because of Mrs.C's poorly hip. We've never ridden it with a sidecar, but have literally lost count of the number of times we've been stopped by old folk, telling us that they used to have a tandem with sidecar attached for taking their you...
by fausto copy
22 Nov 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bicycle side-car on TV.
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: Bicycle side-car on TV.

I do understand the the program is about refurbishing old stuff some of which can become very useful again,but I'd skip spending time and effort on a sidecar refurb as it has little use today My 2d's worth :wink: But it's all about nostalgia, isn't it? Compared to say Antiques Roadshow, where most ...
by fausto copy
21 Nov 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?
Replies: 19
Views: 1120

Re: Has anyone ever tried one of those noseless saddles?

That particular monstrosity you've posted looks like something out of a sex shop, but everything else you've been told about noseless saddles is rubbish. I've been using one for well over a decade, including 100 miles days, fully loaded, on tours. Ridiculously comfortable (once I'd made a few tweak...
by fausto copy
20 Nov 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bicycle side-car on TV.
Replies: 26
Views: 722

Re: Bicycle side-car on TV.

The guy did a remarkable job of bringing it back to life and it was lovely to see the lady riding the bike with it attached again.
It's a great feel-good programme.
by fausto copy
20 Nov 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?
Replies: 86
Views: 1702

Re: Wind turbines - love them or loathe them?

I hope you've applied for your visa, if you're coming into Pembrokeshire Cudge?

We knew a chap with an extraordinary large labrador, that he used to tow around in a trailer.
Unfit as it was, he somehow trained it to jump out on the uphills and they could dawdle up side by side. :)
by fausto copy
19 Nov 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1405

Re: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?

Llandeilo would be my choice too, as the nearest station, or Ffairfach just down t'road if I happened to cycle from here. Interesting point about the "designated walking path" alongside the route. Wonder if anyone would chance it on a bike? It'd make it much flatter than cycling that long ...
by fausto copy
19 Nov 2019, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Soap Box red bull challenge.
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: Soap Box red bull challenge.

No, it needs a proper honking car horn.
by fausto copy
19 Nov 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1405

Re: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?

Well, the weird thing about the above is that one cannot travel on the train all the way from Shrewsbury to Llanelli or Swansea.
One has to pay if you want to use those stations (and vice versa).
And I don't suppose there'd be a connecting bus to let you do the last bit either!
Bonkers.
by fausto copy
19 Nov 2019, 3:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Buses (and coaches).. Why? Why not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1405

Re: Buses (and coaches).. why?

Just received our new Transport for Wales bus passes. The letter mentions they can be used on some train services. Must check that out, especially if free. :wink: Right, here's the full list of options for free train travel: Wrexham – Hawarden Bridge Machynlleth – Pwllheli (Cambrian Coast line) – Oc...