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by DaveP
22 Oct 2016, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Migrant Children in Europe - what to do about them?
Replies: 295
Views: 16824

Re: Do you share David Davies worry about the "children" from the holiday camp?

At the end of the day, the number of "child" immigrants from the Calais camp is going to be a finite number, and somewhat insignificant in the overall picture. If we accept them, we have done the decent thing, which is good for us in a spiritual sense, and good for our image from overseas....
by DaveP
22 Oct 2016, 8:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raised beds (for gardens)
Replies: 30
Views: 2413

Re: Raised beds (for gardens)

It's not the cost - although I would be the last to suggest that it doesn't matter - but - d'you know that sick feeling when you realise that you made the wrong choice? 8)
I just want to arrange things so that I can still garden effectively in my declining years...
by DaveP
22 Oct 2016, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smelly Locks
Replies: 18
Views: 1302

Re: Anti-theft lock - Holy hand grenade of Antioch

You'd be looking at 5 years without the option then - but two lines of defence come to mind:
1) It isn't a weapon
2) It isn't designed to discharge noxious substances - it's just that, if you attempt to break it...
Holding my breath, waiting for the test case :D
by DaveP
19 Oct 2016, 11:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cable/Hydraulic discs TRP-HY-RD Woes
Replies: 27
Views: 8926

Re: Cable/Hydraulic discs TRP-HY-RD Woes

Whilst you can fit sintered pads that wear better, I don't think this is a very clever idea for most hydraulic brakes; the reason being that heat runs through them about x10 more quickly and this greatly increases the chances of the brake going away (through a boil-up) on a long descent. This seems...
by DaveP
19 Oct 2016, 11:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raised beds (for gardens)
Replies: 30
Views: 2413

Re: Raised beds (for gardens)

Don't know if that appeals - I guess much depends on exactly how one arranges oneself when cultivating. Can always be added later though, if required. It looks as If I have decided against the plastic options. I'm undecided what type of timber to go for though. Oak is traditionally seen as durable. ...
by DaveP
19 Oct 2016, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rough sleepers.
Replies: 60
Views: 2932

Re: Rough sleepers.

Certainly nothing so infra dig as a scuffle. I really can't recall the precise details, but the whole thrust of the passage was that the old boy had been round the block so many times that he knew precisely how far to go to secure his holiday without leaving the constabulary indignant, thus he coul...
by DaveP
19 Oct 2016, 9:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rough sleepers.
Replies: 60
Views: 2932

Re: Rough sleepers.

Wasn't it Orwell who wrote about an old tramp deliberately getting into a scuffle with a Constable, round about mid December, so that he could spend the festive season "inside" - warm feet, Christmas dinner etc. etc? Not paying your fine could be the best bargain of all time for some rough...
by DaveP
19 Oct 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21765
Views: 536773

Re: Brexit means Brexit

it will also be interesting to see who rules the UK, our democratically elected Parliament or one person who was never even elected to the role she now has and who is refusing to allow our democratically elected representatives have their say. Share the sentiment, but as I understand it, we don't a...
by DaveP
16 Oct 2016, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suspension to Rigid Fork Swap?
Replies: 12
Views: 1986

Re: Suspension to Rigid Fork Swap?

The other approach would be to use a full blown road tyre and just be careful on looser surfaces. I don't think I could go back to using a block tread on the road. The buzzing would take all the pleasure away. Personal, I know! I did have a fall last year when I rode into some dry drifted sand on a ...
by DaveP
16 Oct 2016, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raised beds (for gardens)
Replies: 30
Views: 2413

Re: Raised beds (for gardens)

I use the stacking sides from pallet boxes. They're often free, and already made. This sort of thing http://www.rajapack.co.uk/cardboard-boxes/export-boxes/wooden-pallet-box-collars-lids_OFF_UK_0026.html I'm quite impressed by your opportunism? - creativity? :D Not a bad idea at all. I've seen simi...
by DaveP
15 Oct 2016, 11:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tool Kit for day to day use
Replies: 198
Views: 19167

Re: Tool Kit for day to day use

A small frame pack perhaps?
Best to fully establish what you want to carry, then try to find one just big enough. Less rattles that way :D
by DaveP
15 Oct 2016, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Raised beds (for gardens)
Replies: 30
Views: 2413

Raised beds (for gardens)

I said this topic would be coming up - and here it is! We haven't been doing too well with growing veggies and salad stuff. We've improved the soil and reduced the slug population, but our big problem is that in the spring everything on our patch seems to be later than most. I reckon some of this co...
by DaveP
15 Oct 2016, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Training incentive
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Training incentive

Samsung Hey?
Glad they have something to fall back on - just not sure if that would be white goods or comic turns... :lol:
by DaveP
15 Oct 2016, 9:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Loctite advice please
Replies: 62
Views: 4561

Re: Loctite advice please

Do you not feel that there might be a question of scale here? I can well imagine that torque alone can do a splendid job when dealing with relatively massive structures that can easily withstand the results of using a flogging spanner and a 12lb sledge to assemble and reassemble them. In cycling, ho...
by DaveP
14 Oct 2016, 10:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Transports of delight
Replies: 12
Views: 555

Re: Transports of delight

It's all right for you - if challenged you can always put it down to patriotic fervour.
I'd most likely get umpteen renditions of "Yower bikes got a bit of a leek..."