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by pete75
15 Jan 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dogs
Replies: 73
Views: 1961

Re: Dogs

Perhaps it's a reflection on the under investment in cyclist infrastructure that we have principle routes such as Route 1 which, if we had asked for grants etc to build only for the use of cyclists, we'd have gotten nowhere, so we had to open it up to recreationalists such as dog walkers. The aspec...
by pete75
15 Jan 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Water Rail Way?
Replies: 14
Views: 1915

Re: Water Rail Way?

(take the signed-post Summer Route around Bardney on a road bike). Why? - the normal route is perfectly rideable on a road bike, having tried both routes i far prefer to put up with a couple of puddles rather than the speeding traffic. I use both routes when I ride along there. One going and the ot...
by pete75
15 Jan 2020, 10:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should we celebrate leaving the EU
Replies: 51
Views: 1210

Re: Should we celebrate leaving the EU

Audax67 wrote:
Mick F wrote:
francovendee wrote:Just wondering what we should do to celebrate leaving .............
Knighthood for Nigel.
Had it not been for him, we wouldn't be leaving.


Nah, make him a lord. I believe Hawhaw is available.


Good idea. Didn't they hang him?
by pete75
15 Jan 2020, 10:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6758

Re: The next Labour Leader

Labour was reasonably robust of immigration (not right wing) in the past, and did enthuse about NATO, while advocating social justice. It can do all those things without being right wing. If folk like you keep telling people they need to vote for a right wing party to get border controls, eventuall...
by pete75
15 Jan 2020, 12:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: US laws
Replies: 16
Views: 896

Re: US laws

nuff said :wink: Accidents happen! Especially when the following drivers aren't paying attention...… But hey we'll let them continue, otherwise motorists will be upset! Typical "blame culture" response :roll: someone has to pay blah,blah,blah :roll: It was an ACCIDENT.Accidents happen.If ...
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 11:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6758

Re: The next Labour Leader

Keep thinking the way you do and keep Boris safe for a decade. That is a flippant remark but I think it is true. Labour need to reach out to people who don't buy into their full-on message. If they keep singing the same tunes they will get the same result, and this could be just the start of their ...
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1747

Re: General degreaser

Mick F wrote:Major Disruption?
Major Damage?


I'd have thought in your case Mick i'd be Admiral Degreaser.
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 9:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6758

Re: The next Labour Leader

"Hot on immigration control" is not the same as "anti immigrant". But then you know that. Keen on defence does not mean keen on offence. But you knew that as well. And these are things we used to get from Labour. When they still lived on this planet. . Keep thinking like that if...
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Swap Whyte Suffolk for flat bar tourer
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: Swap Whyte Suffolk for flat bar tourer

Have you considered converting it to flat bars?
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 9:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should we celebrate leaving the EU
Replies: 51
Views: 1210

Re: Should we celebrate leaving the EU

Of course people who wanted to leave should celebrate if they like. Here's a song for them to sing

by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6758

Re: The next Labour Leader

The kind of leader and party you want is not the kind of Labour Party I used to vote for. You think it is, but it isn't. The Labour Party used to be hot on immigration control, fully behind NATO and suspicious about the EU. After Thatcher it accepted the plain fact that nationalised industries, whi...
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 1:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6758

Re: The next Labour Leader

The kind of leader and party you want is not the kind of Labour Party I used to vote for. You think it is, but it isn't. The Labour Party used to be hot on immigration control, fully behind NATO and suspicious about the EU. After Thatcher it accepted the plain fact that nationalised industries, whi...
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 1:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3496

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Some Villiers motors ran on 16:1 - half a pint of oil for every gallon of petrol - a lot of carbon!
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1747

Re: General degreaser

^ The "Sheldon Shake" (I doubt that he invented it, but that has become the widely used term!) Why not try his ultimate chain cleaning method? :wink: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html Unfortunately not possible on modern chains as they're not re-rivitable. Best to replace all t...
by pete75
14 Jan 2020, 10:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1747

Re: General degreaser

reohn2 wrote:The WS is then left to settle in the jam jar with the lid on until clear where it has the colour of bitter beer.It then can be used over again and again and again infinitum with almost no waste.
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Be careful where you keep it then :wink: