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by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A kickstand has killed my touring bike...
Replies: 64
Views: 2782

Re: A kickstand has killed my touring bike...

zenitb wrote:Really if you are leaving the bike for any length of time you want to lock it to something rather than leave it on the stand..as I have here :-)

I'm glad it's still safe enough there that a wire string lock suffices. :-)
by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 2:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guy Fawkes night
Replies: 48
Views: 1008

Re: Guy Fawkes night

I had a drone hovering above my house a few weeks ago. I had a sudden urge to buy an air rifle for the first time in my life. The first time I've seen a valid use for one. :D Why did you want to shoot down your drone? :? I'm not entirely comfortable with some creep pointing a camera at my back gard...
by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 12:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Removing abandoned cycles
Replies: 17
Views: 622

Re: Removing abandoned cycles

However... the same approach doesn't seem to be taken with cars dumped in "free" car parks in many places - not that Cambridge has many of those! Good point, but the obvious differences: motor vehicles' owners are traceable through reg plates, they are less frequently abandoned (as oppose...
by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 11:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guy Fawkes night
Replies: 48
Views: 1008

Re: Guy Fawkes night

pwa wrote:I had a drone hovering above my house a few weeks ago. I had a sudden urge to buy an air rifle for the first time in my life. The first time I've seen a valid use for one. :D

Why did you want to shoot down your drone? :?
by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 11:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Choosing a club
Replies: 21
Views: 667

Re: Choosing a club

I assume wearing Club A’s colours on a social ride with Club B is a no-no! It varies. KLWNBUG (easy riding) has riders wearing KLCC (racing) blue/yellow/white kit or Norfolk CTC (touring) blue/yellow kit to its rides not unfrequently and I think we've had KLMTB (errr, MTB?) blue/yellow/black too. I...
by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 9:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8377
Views: 218831

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

What do all you Remainers actually really honestly want? Ideally to have a third referendum and remain because I think 2016 was a protest vote not only about EU membership, but I'd settle for a vote on the deal with an option to withdraw A50, with the boards and any lying spokespeople of the 2016 c...
by mjr
14 Nov 2018, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Guy Fawkes night
Replies: 48
Views: 1008

Re: Guy Fawkes night

Someone was telling me at the weekend of a BBC Click TV episode showing drones carrying coloured lights doing a firework-like display. No explosives, less pollution, fewer elf problems?
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 11:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid
Replies: 82
Views: 2695

Re: Evans Cycles seeks buyer after failing to mount rescue bid

Trouble is, at the rate Ashley is going, he'll soon own every High Street. Evans, Go Outdoors, Millets, Blacks, Frasers, Debenhams, George Fisher of Ambleside, Karrimor...... I thought Go Outdoors, Millets and Blacks, were JD Sports owned. Or has Sports Direct got an interest there as well? Ashley ...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8377
Views: 218831

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

BBC News - Brexit: Theresa May calls special cabinet meeting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-46188790 Having a cup of tea and a hobnob to celebrate! So, a Chinese drink and a Turkish-owned biscuit? :lol: Don't celebrate too early, though. Based on previous form, the cabinet will probably reis...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BC membership up
Replies: 104
Views: 2327

Re: BC membership up

Here from the link I posted earlier. https://www.letsride.co.uk/rides/belated-breeze-birthday-bash That's unusual - from what I'd heard before, Breeze leaders usually kept the helmet-forcing notices off the BC site and enforced it in person (sometimes obliquely warning that they require you to pass...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 4:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tyre Pressure - Berto's 15%
Replies: 58
Views: 1956

Re: Tyre Pressure - Berto's 15%

Hey, when you blokes specify "stones," I don't know W-T-F that means and you have me reaching for my furlongs per fortnight calculator. Can't we all use pounds as a unit of weight? Please don't. After being here 40ish years, I know 10 stone is roughly 63.5kg, but when people start giving ...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8377
Views: 218831

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

Were the millennium celebrations and the olympics among the causes of This Madness? Probably not the causes, but among the catalysts, although I'd point the finger at the bizarre apparently-inspired-by-Frosties "Britain Is GREAT" marketing campaign launched by Cameron to accompany the 201...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 8377
Views: 218831

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

Many prominent Leave campaigners have shown how little they understood about it e.g. Davis Davis July 2016 showing how he didn't have a clue about EU and trade deals I would expect the new Prime Minister on September 9th to immediately trigger a large round of global trade deals with all our most ...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Trains...why?
Replies: 165
Views: 3694

Re: Trains...why?

I'm sure we all agree that this sort of thing shouldn't happen and anyone should be able to use public transport without a worry, day or night. But if I had a journey to do tonight I would avoid public transport for that reason, just as I would avoid dark alleys in urban areas. It isn't going to ch...
by mjr
13 Nov 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Printers
Replies: 23
Views: 808

Re: Printers

Strangely, I've a development to report: my old laser printer is probably going to be put back into occasional use even though it's only got a parallel port which none of my computers do any more - because I just bought a second-hand JetDirect adapter (parallel to ethernet) for £1.50... these things...