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by Mike Sales
19 Apr 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Enoch Powell get a blue plaque ( in Wolverhamton)?
Replies: 173
Views: 4159

Re: Should Enoch Powell get a blue plaque ( in Wolverhamton)?

What did he have to say about how the culture of africans and indians was forcibly changed, and destroyed by his own ancestors? In that speech? Nothing is more misleading than comparison between the Commonwealth immigrant in Britain and the American Negro. The Negro population of the United States,...
by Mike Sales
19 Apr 2018, 10:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should Enoch Powell get a blue plaque ( in Wolverhamton)?
Replies: 173
Views: 4159

Re: Should Enoch Powell get a blue plaque ( in Wolverhamton)?

It should not be forgotten that the ancestors of the Windrush generation were kidnapped as slaves and taken across the Atlantic to make money for the British. The West Indians who came to Britain were invited to help Britain. The ancestors of the Ugandan Asians were likewise moved to Africa as inden...
by Mike Sales
19 Apr 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 44
Views: 2420

Re: Fave quotes...

brynpoeth wrote:I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day
Philip Larkin


Similar to Dr. Johnson.
BOSWELL. "Is not the Giant's-Causeway worth seeing?" JOHNSON. "Worth seeing, yes; but not worth going to see."
by Mike Sales
18 Apr 2018, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this sprocket worn?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Is this sprocket worn?

Vetus Ossa wrote:The sprocket doesn’t look exactly symmetrical I think, what is your opinion please Mike?


I agree. Like Brucie says, slightly worn.
by Mike Sales
18 Apr 2018, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this sprocket worn?
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Is this sprocket worn?

I look at the symmetry of the two sides of the teeth to assess wear.
by Mike Sales
18 Apr 2018, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All you Want to Know about MAMILS
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: All you Want to Know about MAMILS

I had not realised that the acronym "MAMIL" has a meaning so far beyond the meaning of the individual words that make it up. In my innocence I thought that one could qualify as a MAMIL solely by age and clothing (and sex). Is it possible to distinguish a real MAMIL from a middle aged man w...
by Mike Sales
17 Apr 2018, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disposal of used tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Disposal of used tyres

Mike Sales wrote:
nomisp wrote:Hi. Mine go the local recycling centre and are put with the car tyres after all bike tyres are much the same construction. Nomisp

I've googled Nomisp but found no explanation.


Edit. Now I see. Blush.
by Mike Sales
17 Apr 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disposal of used tyres
Replies: 13
Views: 562

Re: Disposal of used tyres

nomisp wrote:Hi. Mine go the local recycling centre and are put with the car tyres after all bike tyres are much the same construction. Nomisp

I've googled Nomisp but found no explanation.
by Mike Sales
17 Apr 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All you Want to Know about MAMILS
Replies: 16
Views: 480

Re: All you Want to Know about MAMILS

I know too much already about the ilk and, as a result, have formed a Very Large Prejudice agin' 'em all. I exercise this prejudice by mocking MAMIL behaviours in forums and curling my lip at them if they dare to come in the café, them with their Sky jerseys and cameras on their plastic hats... Cug...
by Mike Sales
17 Apr 2018, 12:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Corky mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Corky mirror

As I posted above, I use the Mirrycle drop bar mirror on one bike. To fit an STI lever some work is needed. I did not much like their velcroed model they make to fit STIs. I made a small hole in the rubber hood and drilled the alloy, on the line the cable hole goes on a non STI lever. I tapped this ...
by Mike Sales
17 Apr 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Second Genome
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: The Second Genome

I have just listened to the second programme. A lot of interesting information. Too much to take in at one go! This seems to be the beginning of a new field for science and medicine. I also wonder if it may have some bearing on an area I have a personal interest in, and one that could have important...
by Mike Sales
17 Apr 2018, 12:15pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?
Replies: 56
Views: 1287

Re: Do the helmets in accidents involving helmets get investigated?

horizon wrote:
(BTW I'm quite astonished that no such investigations take place and I feel confident that this forum would know of such studies had they occurred).


I suppose you have looked at http://www.cyclehelmets.org/ ?
by Mike Sales
16 Apr 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 581
Views: 19165

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Oh, I thought they must be Fenland dialect! Slightly disappointed in fact... :D From today's Guardian Country Diary, One of the first summer migrants to grace the Highland moors is the wheatear, a dressy little insectivorous “chat” so often seen at the roadside, and instantly identified by its whit...
by Mike Sales
16 Apr 2018, 1:06pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 581
Views: 19165

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

... An Americanism I dislike is "ass" for "bottom". ... I'd always assumed that it was a different way of pronouncing the same word. :? I'm a bit bemused by the expression "fess up." I'm not sure whether it's just another way of pronouncing "face up" or somet...
by Mike Sales
16 Apr 2018, 1:00pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 581
Views: 19165

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Bmblbzzz wrote:Oh, I thought they must be Fenland dialect! Slightly disappointed in fact... :D


If the fen slodgers used the words they would pronounce them with a long "a".