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by profpointy
1 Nov 2018, 8:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why didn't she notice the trap door?
Replies: 84
Views: 2668

Why didn't she notice the trap door?

Maybe she can,t see that well, maybe she stepped backwards - after all you don’t expect a hole in a shop floor.

that said, a big fine seems a bit pointless, but your comment on “sectioning” the victim seems crass in the extreme
by profpointy
1 Nov 2018, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: quality allen keys
Replies: 59
Views: 2394

Re: quality allen keys

good makes include bondhus, Elkinds, Facom -none of which I can fault, and a basic set and / or fold up set is cheap enough from any of these and will be top notch. I do also have a stupidly expensive falcon t-bar set too - daft price at £70+ but it is really nice and I don’t regret it. a screwdrive...
by profpointy
1 Nov 2018, 8:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wills & Testaments
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: Wills & Testaments

I disagree with the “everyone should write a will” point. Eg my mum didn’t and everything straightforwardly went to my Dad. My Dad hasn’t (so I understand) so it’ll come my way. so far so good. my mrs and I have done wills as we don,t have kids so have to cover the scenario where we’re both killed i...
by profpointy
1 Nov 2018, 3:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wills & Testaments
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: Wills & Testaments

brynpoeth wrote:What happens if one dies with net negative worth?


your creditors inherit in that case
by profpointy
1 Nov 2018, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wills & Testaments
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: Wills & Testaments

step 1 - buy a book which explains (uk) wills and the probate thing. read this and you’ll be better informed regarding diy or solicitor - -nd in any case will help you think it through, and explain the mechanics if you diy 2 are your affairs complicated - eg separated but not divorced , or cutting o...
by profpointy
29 Oct 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.
Replies: 89
Views: 60655

Re: Compulsory Helmets in Local Group.

Lots of get outs there. CUK advocates choice but what is that choice? One choice could be to ride with the local group and obey their rules or not ride with them. Personally I feel that if members vote to wear helmets on their rides it is the wish of the group. To go against the will of that group'...
by profpointy
27 Sep 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Weird interactions with other road users
Replies: 31
Views: 1665

Re: Weird interactions with other road users

in my day the kids shouted 'oi, mate your back wheel is going round'. And if the cyclist stopped to inspect their bike the kid would should,'its ok, its stopped now'[/quote]

... the traditional response is "so's your mum" (substitute wife or girlfriend where appropriate)
by profpointy
30 Aug 2018, 5:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!
Replies: 61
Views: 1896

Re: Industrial heritage sites that you find interesting!

Dinorwic slate mining museum in Snowdonia. Absolutely fantastic. The site is all the supporting trades which underpinned the actual mining. Thus: machine shops, and iron foundry, woodwork shops for the paternmakers associated with the foundry, giant waterfall and so on. Great for a bad weather day w...
by profpointy
14 Aug 2018, 11:57am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sleeping Bag Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 1138

Re: Sleeping Bag Advice

Looks pretty good on paper at least and a good price for a down bag, even a summer one. Decades ago I bought a snugpak (Cotswold's own brand) synthetic bag for the summer and it was excellent for its size and weight. Dunno if they're still as good That said I migth even get the decathlon one for mys...
by profpointy
11 Aug 2018, 1:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Annecy touring
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Annecy touring

we hired some hybrid style bikes and did a circuit of the lake, mostly on cycle paths with some rounds. I seem to recall we did do a somewhat unsuitable footpath section on the far side (pushing / carrying, but doable) which could doubtless be avoided with a bit more road. can't remember how far (ma...
by profpointy
7 Aug 2018, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Custom seatpost shim, 27.3 (three) to 29.6?

you could use aluminium drinks can. Not sure on exact thickness but easy enough to measure or just use trial and error

Or, you could buy some 0 .15mm shim strip from an engineering supplier
by profpointy
11 Jul 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boys (formerly) in Cave
Replies: 24
Views: 476

Re: Boys (formerly) in Cave

... This whole enterprise smacks a bit too "Enid Blyton" - or possibly "Boys Own Paper" * - for my liking. ...? I'm not sure what you mean by that but if you are suggesting that this wasn't grim for the people trapped then I think it's a view based on a misunderstanding of what ...
by profpointy
2 Jul 2018, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: FILUMS ..to see.
Replies: 373
Views: 41490

Re: FILUMS ..to see.

I picked up a blu ray from Poundlander ( can be a good place ) for just £1 called IRON SKY I am a bit surprised it was ever made as it is about Nazis after WW2 escaping to the dark side of the moon who come back to earth to pick up where they left off. It is a comedy with German actors made in Euro...
by profpointy
29 Jun 2018, 11:18pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Joker of the day
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Joker of the day

would you buy this? acera.JPG goto web page to zoom in on this rusty bit of worn out rubbish - look at the jockey wheels :lol: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shimano-Acera-rear-mech/192570190858?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140725134205%26meid%3D06708ea6fe52417e8a194ec5a74...
by profpointy
28 Jun 2018, 5:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Midges in Scotland
Replies: 24
Views: 1452

Re: Midges in Scotland

We had a trip in Knoydart at the margins of the midge season. Used deet and bee nets, but cooking outside still unpleasant. I was thankfull when it started raining as I assumed they'd be driven off - but no; was simultaneously rained on and bitten, albeit only at the annoyance rather than screaming ...