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by JohnW
19 Oct 2019, 4:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?

4). Some years ago, in parliament, Thatcher gave a speech which suggested that people who still used 'buses by the time they'd reached a certain age (and by inference hadn't got a car) were below the pale, and hadn't socially 'arrived'. I asked this same question a few years ago on this Forum, and ...
by JohnW
19 Oct 2019, 12:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

...........about poluting the planet to death...........?

I'm involved in a discussion, and whilst I have some information, I need the help of those who really know. Can anyone tell me : 1). The name of the chemical/gas essential in switchgears, to protect against problems resulting from flashovers? This gas is reputed to be the worst substance known to ma...
by JohnW
16 Oct 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3485

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Looks like the crack in my rim was already present, hidden under rim tape. Certainly doesn't look fresh when viewed from the inside, plenty of corrosion around. I've never used these wheels, despite owning them for about five years! Oh well. From the photo I find it difficult to be sure whether wea...
by JohnW
15 Oct 2019, 10:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???
Replies: 5
Views: 655

Re: Heavy "ish" Saddle Bag Mounted on Seat Rails ???

Up to the 1980s I hung my traditional saddlebags from the saddlebag loops - and strapped back to the seat-pin. This had been an imperfect ensemble for years, partly because the loaded saddlebag rested down onto the mudguard. I fitted a lightweight pannier frame and this solved the problem. The Altur...
by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3485

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

I'll leave it at 150psi for a day or three. 28mm Continental Sports Contact tyre. I don't think they're rated that high! :D IMG_0415.jpg It's a flippin' good inner tube that retains 150psi for three days Mick. I put 100psi onto my bike when I prepare to set off, but it's always down to between 80 a...
by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3485

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Seriously, it's a good question - and a serious matter. Many years ago - probably 40 or more - my rear wheel collapsed in the centre of Brighouse, on my way home from work. I'd had to make a severe brake application, and it caused the heavily worn rim to disintegrate. If it'd been on my front wheel,...
by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3485

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Mick F wrote:..............IMHO.....................

? :?: :?
by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3485

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Brucey wrote:IIRC ....................IME .................

? :?: :?
by JohnW
14 Oct 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 104
Views: 3485

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

horizon wrote:AIUI ..................

? :?: :?
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 2042

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Yes, I enjoyed that film with Maggie Smith very much but my friend Helen isnt like that she's an ex hippy that's travelled the world and just ended up in a van because she didn't fit in. She is a very kind person who makes a living doing odd jobs. She found God, started doing voluntary work and tot...
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 81
Views: 4455

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

We still don't know how this resolved itself - do you feel like up dating us srb88?
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 2042

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

Mick F wrote:Alan Bennett.
The Lady in the Van.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_in_the_Van

Oh of course. Thanks Mick - I was showing my ignorance again................one of the few things I'm good at. :( :cry: :( :cry:
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 2042

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

When I look around my town - at any time day or night - and I see destitute and homeless folk huddled in corners in the rain - and I meet the folk from the local charity who do all they can to help and provide a hostel - I know of a good place to spend £170M. A lottery win is a lottery win, and goo...
by JohnW
12 Oct 2019, 12:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 2042

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

................+1 , you can always volunteer or help to raise funds. My friend Helen was living in a van but still volunteering at the night shelter. She has recently found affordable accomodation and also secured an evening job actually running the night shelter. Its not only money thats needed.....
by JohnW
11 Oct 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Would You Do With £170M
Replies: 94
Views: 2042

Re: What Would You Do With £170M

When I look around my town - at any time day or night - and I see destitute and homeless folk huddled in corners in the rain - and I meet the folk from the local charity who do all they can to help and provide a hostel - I know of a good place to spend £170M. A lottery win is a lottery win, and good...