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by ANTONISH
19 Dec 2020, 8:37am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Another glasses question.
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: Another glasses question.

Well there is plenty of information there.
I deferred going for an eye test during the lockdown but it's on my list when things are back to normal.
by ANTONISH
18 Dec 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Another glasses question.
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: Another glasses question.

A bit of further research revealed this, which you could experiment with https://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-test/free-eye-chart/ Thanks for that - it picked up some astigmatism in my right eye. The problem is with very small detail ( smaller than the small print on the back of a driving licence ) -...
by ANTONISH
18 Dec 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Head torches - dazzled by inconsiderate users
Replies: 31
Views: 1231

Re: Head torches - dazzled by inconsiderate users

I have a small headtorch which I use to read a route sheet when I'm riding an audax - hence it has to be angled down.
One occasionally encounters cyclists with very bright head torches which can be dazzling but not as much as some car headlights.
by ANTONISH
15 Dec 2020, 9:52am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Another glasses question.
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Re: Another glasses question.

thanks for the replies. To answer Jonathan's question I read the chart from what I would consider a normal reading distance - that's a bit inexact but there didn't seem to be any instruction about a required distance. I'll try some 0.5 strength and see how it goes - there isn't a great expense if th...
by ANTONISH
14 Dec 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Another glasses question.
Replies: 22
Views: 866

Another glasses question.

I didn't want to intrude into the existing glasses thread. My problem is that I feel the need for some weak reading glasses. I don't use glasses for reading but some times I struggle with fine detail - especially if the light is poor. I've looked at the glasses one finds in supermarkets but they are...
by ANTONISH
14 Dec 2020, 4:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maintenance and toolkit when touring
Replies: 76
Views: 3231

Re: Carrying spares - how far do you go?

The one I um and ah about is whether to get one of those fibre spoke temporary repair things. I think my spokes are different lengths (some wheels are same both sides, but front/back and bike-to-bike) and it might help another rider in my tour group. But so far, I haven't yet bought one and I've li...
by ANTONISH
3 Dec 2020, 9:05am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1098

Re: blood doning

You can't donate above 70 so for most of you guys it's not an issue anymore! :lol: Just realised it could be more of an issue if you're having blood tests a lot. Although they take less blood in one hit with that N and you should have more than enough time to replenish between vampire sessions. You...
by ANTONISH
24 Nov 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 1,000 piece jigsaw
Replies: 35
Views: 897

Re: 1,000 piece jigsaw

You could take it back to the shop and tell them you didn't bother trying to put it together as there are five pieces missing :wink:
by ANTONISH
20 Nov 2020, 9:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2657

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

Jonathan There are people on this thread volunteering to have a 40,000m2 building put up next to where they live. Their motives are interesting. Maybe they're after the fabled "compo" on the grounds of worsenment.[/quote][/quote] Or maybe they are not "nimbys", recognise the nee...
by ANTONISH
19 Nov 2020, 10:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1228

Re: Moving Xmas

That was another decision apparently delayed well beyond the point when it looked like it did some good or at least no harm — probably delayed by Boris not wanting more Brits ‘looking like a bank robber’ like he complained about in 2018, digging himself in deeper with "I would go further and s...
by ANTONISH
19 Nov 2020, 10:01am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Moving Xmas
Replies: 57
Views: 1228

Re: Moving Xmas

If it were up to me .......... if I ruled the world ............. Christmas would only happen every other leap year. Bah! Humbug! It is optional whether you celebrate it ( or not ) :wink: no need to join in. Go for a days ride on quiet roads... Turkeys will approve :lol: Al +1 - I always make a poi...
by ANTONISH
19 Nov 2020, 9:31am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: EU VISAs after Brexit
Replies: 328
Views: 13423

Re: EU VISAs after Brexit

There didn't seem any difficulty before we joined the EEC (which morphed into the EU) - just turn up with passport - sometimes it was stamped. Obviously the East European states were another story before communism ended although Jugoslavia wasn't a problem. I don't think we will need a Visa for EU t...
by ANTONISH
16 Nov 2020, 8:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?
Replies: 61
Views: 1961

Re: Have you ever taken part in a cycle race?

.... the climb is steeper and longer than I remember from late fifties/ early sixties. .... Yup. Although the evidence is everywhere, it's a little-known fact that much of the money spent on roads in the UK goes on the surreptitious annual modification of climbs to make them steeper and longer. The...
by ANTONISH
16 Nov 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dual dynamo powered headlights, how to wire?
Replies: 39
Views: 1072

Re: Dual dynamo powered headlights, how to wire?

the choices are parallel or series. You normally want series for a dual headlight, but if the headlamps are different from one another they may work better in one configuration than the other; in series they have to use the same current, and in parallel they have to use the same voltage. http://3.b...
by ANTONISH
15 Nov 2020, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2657

Re: Best headline I've seen in a while...

[XAP]Bob wrote:
PDQ Mobile wrote:So let's have the volunteers for the sites.
Coming to an industrial estate near you?



I'll have one.


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