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by al_yrpal
13 Jan 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: We're getting a puppy
Replies: 112
Views: 6109

Re: We're getting a puppy

Calls for a speech bubble! Over to MM...

Al
by al_yrpal
13 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2863

Re: Vanishing Topics?

It was who posted and why methinks. Since been removed from posting again. Great news! The fewer of these divisive characters the better. For a short time the Tea Shop was well mannered and then things immediately kicked off again. Obviously a valuable lesson for the moderators. Lets hope swift and...
by al_yrpal
13 Jan 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Flu Jab - side effects?
Replies: 123
Views: 5037

Re: Flu Jab - side effects?

Despite having a flu jab I am recovering from what I believe has been a dose of full blown flu which started Boxing Day. Fluid in my lungs after about 5 days caused awful coughing combined with a Flu like head which I can only remember having some 50 years ago. The Quack gave me some antibiotics to ...
by al_yrpal
13 Jan 2020, 11:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6745

Re: The next Labour Leader

by al_yrpal
12 Jan 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you hear something?
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Can you hear something?

If you live in any town or village the usual spawn of the devil is angle grinders. At any time of the day particularly in the week when tradesmen are busy someone is using one of these things. Lawnmowers can often be a nuisance too. In Germany I believe there are bylaws regarding use of such devices...
by al_yrpal
12 Jan 2020, 11:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21539
Views: 530671

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

People often leave well paid jobs to improve other aspects of their lives. Brexit is a bit like that. The so called experts continue to pour scorn on Brexit but time will tell. The 'experts' seem to have had a very chequered track record up to now.

Al
by al_yrpal
11 Jan 2020, 7:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3405

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

How about an Ariel Arrow? Probably all collapsed into a pile of rust :lol:

Al
by al_yrpal
11 Jan 2020, 11:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you hear something?
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Can you hear something?

All I can often hear outside is the M5. The sound reflects off the house wall facing towards the motorway amplifying it. If the wind is blowing from the house towards the motorway the noise a distant hum. More water means more noise, greater fall means more noise. Something is amplifying the noise ...
by al_yrpal
11 Jan 2020, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3405

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Mark R, those LE Velocettes were ridden by many policemen complete with Noddy helmets. Every year at the Goodwood Revival they have a parade around the track...Mods chased by Rockers (greasers), chased by coppers on LEs and then police in Ford Anglias etc wih blue lights. Unmissable! :lol: With the ...
by al_yrpal
10 Jan 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3405

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Cowsham wrote:Rudge Ulster -- if you'd had that now :mrgreen: who knew?


And the rest, a nice Riley, Lagonda, Talbot, pre war Jags, all on the scrap heaps going for a song. Set of spanners etc and you could have them going. The ten year test marked the demise of all sorts.

Al
by al_yrpal
10 Jan 2020, 7:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 177
Views: 3405

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

As an apprentice bought an Ariel 500 with girder forks to share with a mate.I started on my own with an Ariel Colt - awful 200cc thing. Went down the scrapyard and found a Rudge 250 with only 3 working gears. Stripped the gearbox and made several new components. Flogged it. Again down the scrapyard ...
by al_yrpal
10 Jan 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you hear something?
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Can you hear something?

Could it be transmission of noise up the water main?

Al
by al_yrpal
10 Jan 2020, 5:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: locks & bike security (touring)
Replies: 65
Views: 3542

Re: locks & bike security (touring)

It would be more interesting if people who had secured their bike with some sort of lock and had had it stolen explained what the thief had done...ie angle grinder, hacksaw, picked the lock or what? Picking most locks or removing combination locks is childs play. Please tell us, what happened to you...
by al_yrpal
10 Jan 2020, 2:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can you hear something?
Replies: 34
Views: 818

Re: Can you hear something?

All I can often hear outside is the M5. The sound reflects off the house wall facing towards the motorway amplifying it. If the wind is blowing from the house towards the motorway the noise a distant hum. More water means more noise, greater fall means more noise. Something is amplifying the noise i...
by al_yrpal
10 Jan 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: fake plastic £10 notes
Replies: 26
Views: 709

Re: fake plastic £10 notes

Glad I didnt go until 2008 then! :wink: