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by wirral_cyclist
8 Feb 2020, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2540

Re: Brucey

I often thought Brucey was Chris Juden, except I'm sure Chris wouldn't be daft enough to still be associated with the back stabbers from the CTC - sorry CyclingUK (a registered something or other).
by wirral_cyclist
8 Feb 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Phillip Schofield announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 1730

Re: Phillip Schofield announcement

"What is a real relationship?". Well it certainly isn't to live a lie! There have been many stars who have hid their sexual preference, I will not list any of the ones I know about, but sadly when the truth emerges it always causes pain. I know of at least one professional person ho lived...
by wirral_cyclist
6 Feb 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting
Replies: 13
Views: 681

Re: Taillight with brake light function ..... everyday commuting

The problem with all these light systems like brake lights and indicators is that you can't be sure the damn things are actually working, just use a hand signal as you know you've done it (and a reflector covering you for duff rear lighting). I wouldn't use the flappy slowing down signal to a motori...
by wirral_cyclist
1 Feb 2020, 3:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Polished roads. surface grip, traction and slipperiness
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: Polished roads. surface grip, traction and slipperiness

The friction testing trollies (or whatever they're called) seem to be of a similar wheeltrack to the van towing them and presumably have a standard that they are checking against, I assume the trailer is forced to skid for the test, not sure how often it's done though. I assume tar and grit dressing...
by wirral_cyclist
13 Jan 2020, 4:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Avanti West Coast - good news
Replies: 16
Views: 1112

Re: Avanti West Coast - good news

Well, report back. <SNIP> The train was actually, I calculate, 31 mins late, which I think entitles me to a partial refund but may feel a bit bad about claiming - I think this was because of flooding north of Preston. In short, I would recommend Avanti West Coast. After what I've read on here, won'...
by wirral_cyclist
9 Jan 2020, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 733

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

All cars have a noseweight limit and it mustn't be exceeded, most cars are 60-80Kg but planet killing chelsea tractors will be higher, other small cars will be lower, and some cars aren't approved for any towing equipment.
by wirral_cyclist
9 Jan 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 733

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Detachable is strong I tow a caravan of 1.5T, it was installed by a specialist, the same one the dealer uses, as my car was still in warranty second-hand. BUT be aware some BRAND NEW cars need towbar preparation for a proper/easier after market fit, fitted as an extra before/after delivery they are ...
by wirral_cyclist
6 Jan 2020, 12:51am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 4896

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

I used gift aid once and got a tax bill as I hadn't paid any tax! I wondered what would happen if I accidentally initiated Gift Aid. Expecting it to be a trust based system, but it would appear that HMRC are checking ( unless they are watching you or a random catch ). And I wrongly assumed that the...
by wirral_cyclist
2 Jan 2020, 6:36pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: My objection to Gift Aid
Replies: 56
Views: 4896

Re: My objection to Gift Aid

I used gift aid once and got a tax bill as I hadn't paid any tax!
by wirral_cyclist
16 Dec 2019, 10:14pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Battery exchange scheme
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Battery exchange scheme

How many battery types are there? Who would fund the stockholding of same? Why would I want to swap my brand new battery with only 3 use cycles for one of unknown age and unknown use/abuse, might never get a comparable low use/high capacity ever again. The loan batteries might all be ebay specials a...
by wirral_cyclist
16 Dec 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: w10 help please.
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: w10 help please.

Just ignore them, just double click anywhere away from text boxes and login.
by wirral_cyclist
13 Dec 2019, 11:45pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Goodbye Old England - Jockxit. It's Time We Were Gone
Replies: 257
Views: 6667

Re: Goodbye Old England - It's Time We Were Gone

Mick F wrote:^^^^
Sounds good to me.

I'm off down the pub. :D


I doff my hat sir, as ever you have the answer - not saying which bit though ;-0
by wirral_cyclist
13 Dec 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is anyone moving?
Replies: 209
Views: 6670

Re: Is anyone moving?

al_yrpal wrote:<SNIP> I understand the banksters are rubbing their hands with glee.

Al


Isn't that just the scariest part? all those ossters (anagram) have an evolving plan to make money that will likely make the rest of us suffer.
by wirral_cyclist
13 Dec 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 133
Views: 6494

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

I pay for my flu jabs as I'm still underage (just) and in all the years of flu shots I've never had any reaction, apart from needle ache, and that is nothing compared to even the best vampire when donating blood - sometimes they are really ouchy !!
by wirral_cyclist
1 Dec 2019, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Wading depth and waterproof footwear
Replies: 27
Views: 1278

Re: Winter shoes for winter ...

zenitb wrote:It never ceases to amaze me how many people cycle in winter in summer mesh shoes.


Aren't mesh shoes the perfect footwear as they drain so well?