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by bodach
4 Mar 2011, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Taxes
Replies: 133
Views: 6330

Re: Taxes

I have just come on this discussion so probably missed bits out. Life is good for many who are here now and who have worked and paid taxes and therefore deserve their present lifestyle to some extent at least. History however gives some less good indications for the future. Looking back to say ancie...
by bodach
4 Mar 2011, 6:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Senior membership
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Senior membership

It would be nice to be young enough to worry about a membership cost at age 65. Can't remember that far back!
by bodach
4 Mar 2011, 6:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: N+1?
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: N+1?

I have currently 5 plus a folder in progress. Since we have just got a small car a working folder is becoming urgent as I cannot fit any of the others into the car. It could be useful with my bus pass so long as I still have it. If the Scottish elections take us into the dark ages again the bus pass...
by bodach
4 Mar 2011, 5:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Legs
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: Legs

I take it slowly for the first 2 or 3 miles which is usually enough to warm up without any fancy exercises which are a modern invention. Just start slowly and speed up when you feel ok I notice I originally had a typo which said withgout but noticed it in time to remove it. I live at the top of a st...
by bodach
27 Feb 2011, 9:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Royal Wedding
Replies: 23
Views: 1025

Re: The Royal Wedding

I really enjoyed the last big royal wedding.I was in Glagow Western Infirmary Level 7. Not a happy place since many of the occupants suspected (correctly) that they were about to die fairly soon. Obviously I escaped but on that day we all knew that nobody was going to wheel us away into the nether r...
by bodach
19 Feb 2011, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Peaceful Protests
Replies: 63
Views: 2218

Re: Peaceful Protests

I have not been to London for many years and have no desire to go anywhere near the place. However I have made a note to travel to join the party in Trafalgar Square as an exception to my rule. Reohn2 and supporters have got it dead right.
by bodach
19 Feb 2011, 6:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: AV
Replies: 144
Views: 4901

Re: AV

In local elections in Scotland AV was used last time round. It produced some strange results in our local area. Two candidates in our ward ( or whatever it is called nowadays) were elected to serve on the local council. While I am happy enough with the result the two candidates were IMO definitely m...
by bodach
18 Feb 2011, 10:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: AV
Replies: 144
Views: 4901

Re: AV

Scotland has a weird system which is a hybrid of first past the post and additional member system. Don't ask me to explain it .I cannot understand it and considering the confusion at the last Scottish Parliament election nobody else could either. I did give us a good result right enough but the dang...
by bodach
18 Feb 2011, 9:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: anti-windturbine group uses SMIDSY argument against cyclists
Replies: 122
Views: 8270

Re: anti-windturbine group uses SMIDSY argument against cycl

Wind turbines versus raptors (and any other birds). My younger son spent about 4 years on windfarm maintenance and says that he has never found any evidence of bird/blade collisions. This ranges from southern Scotland to Caithness with plent of birds around all locations.
by bodach
11 Feb 2011, 8:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pimp my Kingpin
Replies: 25
Views: 7836

Re: Pimp my Kingpin

Thanks for reply re 451 tyres. Ordered fron sjs. You must have better google than me. :oops:
by bodach
11 Feb 2011, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: folding bike
Replies: 24
Views: 5050

Re: folding bike

Further to my last post asking for tyre info - problem now hopefully sorted. SJS Cycles seem to stock them.
by bodach
11 Feb 2011, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small tyres and tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Small tyres and tubes

Thanks all. Just placed order with sjs.Did not think of them before. Thanks for offer meic.PM me with details of price plus postage and when I suss system out again I will get back to you with where to send them.
by bodach
11 Feb 2011, 6:33pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pimp my Kingpin
Replies: 25
Views: 7836

Re: Pimp my Kingpin

451 tyres are not difficult to get? Where do you get them as so far I have drawn a complete blank? All the 20 inch tyres I have seen so far are for 406 rims. Help! I have just got a Raleigh Stowaway which needs new tyres and tubes.
by bodach
11 Feb 2011, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small tyres and tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Small tyres and tubes

I have just got from a skip a Raleigh Stowaway in reasonable condition all round except for tyres and tubes which are completely shot. These are 37 x 451 and are now out of date I am told. Anybody know of any mail order possibilities. They are also described as 20 x 1 3/8 but all "20 inch"...
by bodach
11 Feb 2011, 6:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: folding bike
Replies: 24
Views: 5050

Re: folding bike

Question. I have just got from a skip a Raleigh Stowaway in not bad condition.Bit of rust but fixable. Tyres and tubes are shot tho' and I cannot find on internet suppliers 37 x 451 size tyres or tubes. All seem to be 20 x various sizes but these are too small diameter for the existing rims which ar...