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by Vorpal
23 Oct 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20434
Views: 500000

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

Is that so? I've seen research (could be rubbish) showing how little the public was bothered about the EU, right up until the referendum was called. Rather than any unhappiness with the EU, might other factors not have been more important? i.e. general austerity-led misery and a concerted media cam...
by Vorpal
23 Oct 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4709

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

brynpoeth wrote:Cyclists are easier to observe and monitor than mortons behind closed tinted windows
Very many cyclists use their phones while moving
Indefensible and inexcusable, I think

Anyone disagree?

That belongs on a different thread. Preferably one where it has already been argued to death.
by Vorpal
23 Oct 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4709

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Tangled Metal wrote: Posts on here seem to equate the relatively low deaths caused by cyclists hitting pedestrians as being acceptable.
Where has anyone said, or even implied that?
by Vorpal
23 Oct 2019, 11:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 120
Views: 4709

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

Perhaps legally held firearms is something you missed. You can't control illegal guns but legally held guns you can to a greater extent. Criticism was made against legal guns not illegal guns. Hence looking at legal gun statistics... Jeez this site can't get perspective when a cyclist is involved a...
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!
Replies: 36
Views: 1002

Re: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!

I guess that it can make some sense with CF, especially for racing cyclists that need every scrap of pedalling efficiency they can hang onto. I don't think that it's a good idea with steel, and it's even worse for aluminium. There were two reasons to have the seat stays meet at the same place as the...
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 3:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - a minefield
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Re: Mudguards - a minefield

I do lots of stuff on my own bikes, but I find installing mudguards to be fiddly & frustrating, so I usually pay someone else to do it.
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Any chance of adding strikethrough?
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Any chance of adding strikethrough?

Yes, but they are not part of the standard installation on phpBB.
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 3:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14820

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Plus, They look awful, the body design was obviously done by the same team that styles Porsches, brutal, ugly and unsightly, nothing like the proper Mini, a design classic in so many ways. I had a couple of Maxis, brilliant cars, never let me down in more than 100,000 miles. Followed that with a co...
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Any chance of adding strikethrough?
Replies: 15
Views: 252

Re: Any chance of adding strikethrough?

We would have to do a custom phpBB code for that (it would look like what Psamanthe posted), and everything that we do custom has to be re-done when we upgrade to the next version, so we generally avoid that sort of thing. The easiest thing to do is to use a font generator, like https://fsymbols.com...
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 828

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

Not sure it works for me either, I'd rather think in terms of miles per day and camping reduces that by around 20% from what I'm comfortable with on an unloaded day ride. I can do more if it's just for a day or two, but that isn't sustainable. I actually think of it first in terms of hours cycling....
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

The part that would bother me about that fork is I have had an issue with a fork of mine, the amount of brake rub has significantly increased. This occurred with three different wheels. There is a whole thread about it. So I finally got round to replacing the fork. and have taken a couple of picture...
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion (?)
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Concussion (?)

Concussed heads can take a while to heal. I might give it a week or two, and go back after that, if it isn't better.

But if you are worried, a trip to the GP certainly won't do any harm.
by Vorpal
21 Oct 2019, 9:14am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 828

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

I don't usually take a pillow. The last couple of times, I've used a large merino buff, with clothes in it. A head torch is a good idea, though not strictly necessary. The OP suggested that they wouldn't be doing any cooking. Though I have to admit, I'd take my stove just to have coffee first thing ...
by Vorpal
20 Oct 2019, 11:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 33
Views: 828

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

It depends on what size tent, as well as how much you spend. I take a smallish 2 person tent, so I can take all my stuff inside with me. 2.4 kg for tent ~ 500 g self-inflating mat ~ 500 g 3 seasons sleeping bag I could probably save about 1 kilo taking a smaller tent and ultra lightweight stuff, but...
by Vorpal
20 Oct 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Jacket recommendation for present
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Jacket recommendation for present

Thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts. I had hope a cyclist jacket would be longer at the back, according to the replies here, I guess he needs more of an outdoor waterproof jacket than a cyclist one (he's a casual rider, so a relaxed fit is better as cycling performance is not on the car...