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by NUKe
25 Apr 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8003

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

It is notable that on this thread a considerable number of people who pontificate about the lives of others on other threads see their own approaches or lifestyles as 'right' here (honourable exceptions for oldjohnw and slowster). Fact is the baby boomers (who are disproportionately represented in ...
by NUKe
25 Apr 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 17
Views: 1270

Re: Gout on a bike

I I have had Gout in the past, fortunately other than one attack, it was mild by comparison to yours. In terms of Cycling with it I found ditching the SPD altogether and going for MTB big Flat pedals helped, word of caution the A520 don’t spread the weight anymore than any other SPD , the 530 is a b...
by NUKe
25 Apr 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8003

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

My view we should make public transport virtually free for everyone, regardless of age maybe a very minimal payment if anyone remembers the Sheffield bus system, before privatisation, it was an ideal model, Buses would then become more widely used, Buses could be electric charging at the bus stops u...
by NUKe
23 Apr 2019, 8:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Real world rolling resistance.
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Real world rolling resistance.

Over the winter months , on the grasshopper, I use a marathon on the rear and onto top contact tour, I mainly because I don’t like fixing punctures on cold dark nights. Now it is time to change to my summer tyres Swalbe Shreddas. I seem to go faster after the change, but what is the real world affec...
by NUKe
22 Apr 2019, 5:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Talk of old vehicles
Replies: 46
Views: 1180

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

Come on...industrial grief at Longbridge was legendary, Torchy spent most of his time fighting industrial fires instead of driving up quality which was the main problem. So first you say that it is the workers' fault.... My time as a manager in SWales taught me that. We had a recievership caused by...
by NUKe
21 Apr 2019, 4:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves that prevent blisters?
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Gloves that prevent blisters?

I have always worn gloves and never had blister. You want a snug fitting glove with a padded palm. Expensive doesn’t mean good in this case. Lidl have some in at the moment if you want cheap mitts. Mitts are best for summer.
by NUKe
21 Apr 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Are the British particularly big polluters?

You are making a couple of mistakes here firstly these are a whole per head of population, China is way behind America and Europe plus most of their pollution is producing goods for the west.
We do need world solutions but it has to start somewhere.
by NUKe
21 Apr 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 28
Views: 771

Re: Single Use Plastics

I agree with you one hundred about single use plastics. Just bought 10 bamboo tooth brushes to do my bit,( yes I know they still have plastic bristles, but that’s a lot less plastic. How often do you go through brushes? Apparently, the recommendation is to change them every 6 months! I am sure I ca...
by NUKe
20 Apr 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rusted chain
Replies: 10
Views: 469

Re: Rusted chain

Just get mum to dribble some oil , a little more than it needs is preferable, you can clean the excess of when you get home.
by NUKe
19 Apr 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8953

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Just being listening to some of the protestors on R4 I wouldn’t call them nutters.
by NUKe
17 Apr 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable
Replies: 29
Views: 1194

Re: Saddle Height - Which Indicator More Reliable

The old 1.09 per cent rule still has supporters. The two thirds inner leg length likewise. Always go for the smaller frame. Can you explain the two thirds inseam. I am guessing this is not with the pedal at six o’clock. If that’s in the 12 o’clock position assuming a 30 inch inseam and 170mm crank ...
by NUKe
17 Apr 2019, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 28
Views: 771

Re: Single Use Plastics

Walkers crisp packets made me think after buying a multipack a few weeks ago. Don't normally buy crisps. I know their packets have issues with recycling and I know they will be doing something about it in the future, so I googled it. In my research, I found many other packets and stuff which can't ...
by NUKe
17 Apr 2019, 5:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Quiet site near Loch Ness
Replies: 27
Views: 808

Re: Quiet site near Loch Ness

just watch out for the Wee beastie from the Loch
:)
by NUKe
17 Apr 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8953

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I am all for the protest, except I heard today they planned to target the tube. Surely public transport is the solution not the problem?
by NUKe
17 Apr 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start
Replies: 81
Views: 2506

Re: 20st. mid-20's Beginner "cyclist" looking for advice on where to start

Paddywan this is a big step well done, it really doesn’t matter what bike you start with. Take it steady at first, short trips on quite roads, your confidence and endurance will come fairly quickly. If you can use the bike to integrate with your life, going to the local shop, visiting a friend or re...