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by NUKe
5 Nov 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Upgrade laptop to Windows 10?
Replies: 17
Views: 668

Re: Upgrade laptop to Windows 10?

Pastychomper wrote:My father recently upgraded his Windows 7 laptop to Linux Mint. He seems happy with it so far.

I tend to use Linux usually Unbuntu on home machines. it has a windows type interface it has Document writer spreadsheet writer and most software is free.
by NUKe
5 Nov 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent Trikes
Replies: 8
Views: 899

Re: Recumbent Trikes

Jimmy its a bit of a trek from Lancashire but Kevin at Dtek specialises in second hand recumbent Bikes and trikes, and has a variety which you can try out on a 1/2 day trail session. Give him a ring and have a chat
http://www.littlethetford.org/?page_id=529
by NUKe
5 Nov 2019, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best Track Pump
Replies: 49
Views: 1441

Re: Best Track Pump

Really does depend on what you want to do as to the best one. Low volume high pressure for race wheels or high volume low pressure for mtb personally I like my Merida, the head adjust to the valve type. Had it about 8 years. Joe blows are good but the heads can break. We keep one at work and replace...
by NUKe
4 Nov 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2019 - Twenty a day?
Replies: 48
Views: 13372

Re: 2019 - Twenty a day?

I am about a 1000 down on the year having said I would give this ago. Will finish the year on around 6.3k, and there isn’t enough time now to make this up.
by NUKe
3 Nov 2019, 7:54pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure
Replies: 22
Views: 1293

Re: Red wine and effects on health /blood pressure

I'm a regular red wine drinker. Probably 2-3 glasses a day, three days a week. I don't consider that at all excessive. Depends on the size of your glass. Most wine glasses thes days will take a third of a bottle. It is much more likely that the salt reduction and exercise are what has contributed t...
by NUKe
2 Nov 2019, 10:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Recumbent trike, 20” tyre suggestions please

Swalbe Shredda or Marathon sports, Panaracer passellas
by NUKe
1 Nov 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?
Replies: 106
Views: 7258

Re: Fined for holding up traffic - cyclists next?

What about the HC advice, let faster road users by, that is surely wrong, did Mr Tode write it? I often have the argument with other cyclists about this. ON narrow country lanes What if the person behind is the local doctor on call, first responder , health visitor, midwife ? so if they are faster ...
by NUKe
1 Nov 2019, 2:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Halloween
Replies: 32
Views: 739

Re: Halloween

When I grew up in West Yorkshire we had mischievous night instead of Halloween. So it was Just trick not treat it was supposed to be doing something like tying door handles together, knocking on the doors and then running away, or fill paper bags with dog excrement set light and runaway , the house ...
by NUKe
1 Nov 2019, 11:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Scariest piece of Technology Used
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Scariest piece of Technology Used

had a similar experience with a serve your self blood pressure machine at the doctors. I was off the scale. to the point that they wouldn't let me go home until I had seen the nurse to take it properly. the machine was like a giant sleeve you put your whole arm inside. I think I had gone in to fligh...
by NUKe
31 Oct 2019, 9:33pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1022

Re: Baseball cap helmet

Ok I bought one from Facebook I thought I could wear it on the recumbent C16D37A6-3CE9-4815-8765-9052F1AB5509.jpeg It arrived today as you can see it is just a base ball cap not a foldable helmet Fortunately I used Pay pal so we will see if the buyer protection works.. i knew it was risk. But I expe...
by NUKe
29 Oct 2019, 4:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Shared Space, Poundbury Poynton and elsewhere
Replies: 32
Views: 1714

Re: Shared Space, Poundbury Poynton and elsewhere

Our town has had Shared space for over 10 years and it works. There was a lot of opposition to it at first. IN the first three years there was 1 RTA reported to the police, this compared to 17 to three years prior. In the following years I know of 2 other incidents and both would have happened regar...
by NUKe
29 Oct 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold weather and safety on the roads
Replies: 39
Views: 1997

Re: Cold weather and safety on the roads

Simple advice for adverse weather conditions is similar to Cars/Motorcycles 1 Allow more time for journey 2 plan your route to use treated roads. 3 Don’t brake sharply and use front and rear brake equally 4 lower the pressure in your tyres or better still use winter specific tyres 5 make sure you ca...
by NUKe
29 Oct 2019, 10:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 33
Views: 1942

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

if you turn the steering sideways violently/suddenly enough, the front wheel will just fold over. Wheels are not that strong laterally; I have folded them over in exactly that way (e.g. swerving to avoid someone who stepped out from between parked cars). In Richard's bicycle book I think it describ...
by NUKe
28 Oct 2019, 11:56am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spesh Tahoe shoes
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Spesh Tahoe shoes

Just to counter point all the ones saying how wonderful they are. I hated them when I had a pair , that's not to dis Specialized Taho, they didn't work for me too flexible. Everyone is different and what is good for one is not good for another when it comes to shoes.