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by Mike Sales
28 May 2020, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New scam(s)
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: New email scam

not an email scam but a scam nevertheless A device costing more than £300 promises to protect your family from 5G, using ground-breaking quantum technology https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52810220 Somehow it seems right that it is a Glastonbury councillor who has been taken in by this woo. Se...
by Mike Sales
27 May 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unsuitable for the clean joke thread.
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Unsuitable for the clean joke thread.

It is said Penisarwaun, a Gwynedd village,has had problems.
by Mike Sales
27 May 2020, 5:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: where to buy ten inner tubes, and which?
Replies: 17
Views: 454

Re: where to buy ten inner tubes, and which?

mjr wrote:
alexnharvey wrote:Great if you need tubes with 90mm Dutch valves though ;)

I didn't find any Dutch (Woods) valve tubes on there. Where are they, please?


I wondered what Dutch valves were. Used to be called Dunlop too.
by Mike Sales
27 May 2020, 4:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unsuitable for the clean joke thread.
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Unsuitable for the clean joke thread.

I hope this escapes censorship. Twitter’s anti-porn filters have blocked Dominic Cummings’ name despite Boris Johnson’s chief adviser dominating British political news for almost a week, the Guardian can reveal. As a result of the filtering, trending topics over the past five days have instead inclu...
by Mike Sales
27 May 2020, 2:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

As I said, ousting Cummings is a juicy lefty opportunity, it could hobble Boris big time. Al No doubt why that notorious Trot Peter Bone has said he should resign. Likewise Douglas Ross who resigned his ministerial job over this issue. Dozens of Tory MPs think Cummings should go, many of them menti...
by Mike Sales
27 May 2020, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Tory MP's aren't too keen either. Peter Bone is one Tory MP who says Cummings "absolutely must go." He is a long time supporter of brexit and right winger who was regarded as a potential defector to UKIP. Bone is regarded as being on the right wing of the Conservative Party, and is a memb...
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.
Replies: 45
Views: 1096

Re: Baldies, how do you protect your head from burning under your helmet.

carlislemike wrote:Prendas Cyclismo recommendation here; superb range.


I bought ten trade casquettes from them for ten pounds. An obscure team, Liberty Seguros.
My favourite though is a Festina.
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stopping smoking near cycle racks?
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Stopping smoking near cycle racks?

When I was in hospital fifty years ago bedbound patients, but not visitors, were allowed to smoke on the ward.
I remember two visitors keeping watch for each other.
I had tobacco with an extra ingredient brought in for myself.
Those were the days.
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Stopping smoking near cycle racks?
Replies: 18
Views: 677

Re: Stopping smoking near cycle racks?

My sister tells a story of a patient on her ward who was confined to bed but prevailed upon a nurse to wheel her to the open air to smoke. She was forgotten for a couple of hours.
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 8:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is it possible to repair this tyre?
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Is it possible to repair this tyre?

If the fabric carcass of the tyre is critically damaged it will start to bulge.
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...

Now then! This psychology thing and the various theories...... First, have you asked them ladies to give their reasons for the bike they ride? One should not make assumptions based on one's innate brain pre-juices. Second, if you have asked them, have you sought the real deep dark unconscious reaso...
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Quality Pork Pies?
Replies: 51
Views: 1116

Re: Quality Pork Pies?

Paulatic wrote:Just like pies there’s gooduns and baduns. The very worst I’ve ever had Gingster on the label. Think it should say Minger.


My first Scotch mutton pie many years ago was horrible, and put me off them .
I recently was lucky enough to try one again. It was beautiful.
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 12:43pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lockdown non-touring quiz
Replies: 1119
Views: 25101

Re: Lockdown non-touring quiz

Britannia_Bridge_lion.jpg Why is this fine lion seldom seen these days? Because it has been hidden by the road deck added to the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait in about 1970 [Edit - just behind again!] It was a bit more complicated than that. The original bridge was a box-girder with the tr...
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1232
Views: 26355

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Could Cummings not assess his eyesight without getting in the driving seat?
He is said to be intelligent.
by Mike Sales
26 May 2020, 11:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Who's got the best bike in the peleton...

As I bumble about, latterly on my 'leccy Brompton and now on my shiney, newly fettled Moulton TSR, I'm happy. The sun's (mostly) out, the roads are quiet and I'm enjoying the ride. I'm pleased to see family groups out too - it's heartening to see them, enjoying a day out together, getting exercise ...