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by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: Fitter now or then

I thinks that's it, Medicine keeping people going longer. Not healthy, not fit, but breathing.
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5423

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

When I worked for a living our MD would take all us managers off site for what he called a 'Blue Sky meeting' where new ideas for the business was encouraged from the attendees . What came from this was in fact very little in benefit to the company. Sometimes (read often) ideas weren't properly cost...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The only problem with Pinhead locks
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: The only problem with Pinhead locks

Sorry, foolish question but what are they?
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5423

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Until the cost of EV comes right down, not enough drivers will buy them, no matter about the planet and fossil fuels. Your certainty about the future is touching. Fossil fuels are a finite resource btw. No-one, especially me is disagreeing with you. Folk round here buy cars for a couple of grand. H...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?
Replies: 72
Views: 2486

Re: Can disc brakes lock up while cycling?

the mudguard looks as if it was set too close to the tyre at the bottom, too; this may have helped precipitate the accident. This is a secu-clip; https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1403/7343/products/FE83-3_grande.jpg?v=1471030010 this or similar ought to be fitted to a front mudguard, especially if...
by francovendee
28 Jun 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: Fitter now or then

Can you be fit but unhealthy?
I believe you can be healthy but unfit. I thinks this is the trend amongst the population.
Walk down any High Street and you'll see plenty of evidence of people who may be healthy but would struggle to do anything physically demanding
by francovendee
28 Jun 2019, 7:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Re: Fitter now or then

Fit as in, could people today manage to live the way people did in the 60's and 70's without a struggle?
by francovendee
27 Jun 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 931

Fitter now or then

Reading MickF' posthttps://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=130709 got me thinking. I wonder if we are a fitter nation than we were in the 60’s and 70’s? Smoking wasn’t something that was thought to have big health risks so most people smoked. This obviously caused an early death for man...
by francovendee
27 Jun 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5423

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

I like the idea of electric cars charged from renewable electricity generation. Some one up thread questioned what to do if you live somewhere with only street parking and this may prove to have no solution with the number of cars currently on the road. Imagine a street with power points every 2 car...
by francovendee
26 Jun 2019, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18051
Views: 449532

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

After 3 years of endless press coverage there has been, in my opinion, little shifting of peoples views. In fact I'd say the opposite. When interviewed both sides remain entrenched, public and politicians. The trouble is everything appears to be of secondary importance to both major parties. Whateve...
by francovendee
26 Jun 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain ring bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Chain ring bolts

skyhawk wrote:Hmmm just done mine, I used a 1p ?

Not sure how, as on mine a screwdriver doesn't fit because the centre part is higher than the 2 small slots on the outer edge.
by francovendee
25 Jun 2019, 8:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1234

Re: Language pedants

Jeremy vine, great show! JV replaced Jimmy Young when he retired. JY's programme was basically the same, and JV carried it on. The main difference is that JV allows people to phone in and rant. JY used to read out the comments. His show may be ok if you like that sort of thing, but it's his voice a...
by francovendee
25 Jun 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?
Replies: 27
Views: 1322

Re: Bicycle Brinkmanship....?

I only have the one bike and try to run it on a shoestring, brakes do get proper attention but steering bearings, pedals etc get used way passed their best. I use a different 'yardstick' for my wife's bike. She has little mechanical sympathy so things on her bike have to work properly. I know what's...
by francovendee
25 Jun 2019, 8:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain ring bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: Chain ring bolts

I did wonder about grinding out the centre of an old screwdriver but I'll take the bolts apart first and see if I can get them to tighten up after I clean and grease them. Thanks
by francovendee
24 Jun 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain ring bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Chain ring bolts

The inner nut/bolt has two very narrow slots on the outer edge that I'm finding very hard get a screwdriver in. I can't stop the whole thing turning and I don't think it's tight enough. Any suggestions?