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by reohn2
16 Jun 2019, 1:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 397
Views: 7521

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Oldjohnw wrote:........... But when the leader - and PM- changes there should be a law that we have a GE within 6 months.

I'd say 3 months.
This will be the third PM without a clear majority in the Commons :?
by reohn2
16 Jun 2019, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 33
Views: 953

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Don't you run the risk of getting air into the system with hydraulic brakes if you have to up end the bike to remove a wheel? Thinking about if you have to fix a puncture when touring. Cable brakes would therefore be better in this situation. I've never had the need to turn a bike upside down when ...
by reohn2
16 Jun 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 431
Views: 14411

Re: Tower Block Disaster

I suppose it depends on the terms of the lease. In many cases the leaseholders are responsible for the costs of replacing the cladding. If they don't want to pay they'll just have to accept the risk. i believe the people who own such apartments won a court case in Manchester too make the builders p...
by reohn2
16 Jun 2019, 8:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tower Block Disaster
Replies: 431
Views: 14411

Re: Tower Block Disaster

The ban on cladding is good, https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/01/firefighters-say-post-grenfell-partial-cladding-ban-does-not-go-far-enough but doesn't do enough to address flammable cladding on existing buildings https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/10/landlords-told-to-remove-...
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 10:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 26
Views: 681

Re: About bike shops for big people?

thirdcrank wrote:What about Evans? (Sorry, this is canteen humour and so, inevitably in poor taste. :oops: )

He said he'd be gone for some time......
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 26
Views: 681

Re: About bike shops for big people?

irc wrote:Probably too small a market. The Surly Long Haul Trucker has a max rider weight of 300 pounds or 136kg. The number of cyclists heavier than that must be tiny Too small for a viable market?


I agree,the market isn't large enough to sustain such a business.
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)

It seems the tragedy is that a hit and run driver gets off so lightly,which it proves once again might is right in topsy turvy UK where might is right,and drivers get a slapped wrist for killing people going abot their lawful business. "Hit and run" as a cyclist, 16 months. https://www.bb...
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 33
Views: 953

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

Don't you run the risk of getting air into the system with hydraulic brakes if you have to up end the bike to remove a wheel? Thinking about if you have to fix a puncture when touring. Cable brakes would therefore be better in this situation. I've never had the need to turn a bike upside down when ...
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 33
Views: 953

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

mattsccm wrote:Please show me 15 miles of down hill in the Uk that needs both brakes. What a wonderful ride. On or off road?

People do cycle elsewhere other than the UK these days :roll:
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable
Replies: 33
Views: 953

Re: Disc brakes, hydraulic versus cable

My main observation is that flat bar hydros are cheap, and anyone who claims a cost saving over v brakes is being excessively parsimonious. OTOH the STI versions are a ripoff for now, but no doubt the price will continue to fall. I rather fancy myself a pair of the new Shimano gravel STIs with the ...
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 16682
Views: 400927

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

661-Pete wrote:If you're aiming to diss all Remainers, you can do better than that, Mick F!

No he can't.
That's Mick's best shot or he'd have come up with a better story :?
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)
Replies: 13
Views: 616

Re: Father calls for cycle ban(after son's death)

It seems the tragedy is that a hit and run driver gets off so lightly,which it proves once again might is right in topsy turvy UK where might is right,and drivers get a slapped wrist for killing people going abot their lawful business. As for riding on such a road,with the standard of UK driving,I f...
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 2:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 397
Views: 7521

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Johnson is being paid £275,000 p.a. by the Barclay brothers, who also promote his leadership campaign in the Daily Telegraph. They live on Brechou in the Channel Islands, no doubt because they like the scenery. When Johnson is P.M. he will make decisions about pursuing tax avoiders. There may be ot...
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 2:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 397
Views: 7521

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

661- Pete
I think even Mick wouldn't vote for him :shock:
by reohn2
15 Jun 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 397
Views: 7521

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Ultimately though I think the current system is broken, I was disappointed that we threw away any chance of proportional representation. We fell for the nonsense back then and won't be given another chance. Without that chance I relish the breakdown of the two party system as a way of forcing the h...