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by David
7 Feb 2007, 4:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A New Workshop
Replies: 70
Views: 12198

Make sure it's full and there's not enough room for a bed otherwise you'll be out there as well as the bikes :-) Important things to have :- Electricity. Heating, tea bags, comfy chairs then all your mates can cycle round and you can swap yarns. Friends, that's what all cycle havens should have in t...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Prison sentence
Replies: 41
Views: 5465

But which government wants to be the one that legalises class "A" drugs, again too radical and yet again the vulnerable suffer at the hands of criminals. Some of the biggest criminals wear suits and inhabit parliament and the stock exchange. I think if we started giving out free drugs, we...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1696
Views: 479319

Mick, when I saw that I was impressed, very nice.

My wife was marginally sexier at 21 though :-)
by David
7 Feb 2007, 1:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist attacked by moped riders
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

Been out - just got back :-) Had a twitchy moment going down hill hit a large slushy area that I couldn't see too well due to direction of sunlight. Good ride though, wonder what tomorrow will be like, Resent the Daily Mail reader slur :P Just out of interest, how do you propose we solve the problem...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 11:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need 90mm OLN front hub
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Cheers TC, I wonder what that bit of learning has pushed out :-(
by David
7 Feb 2007, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Message Board Moderation
Replies: 15
Views: 4265

I agree with the above OK, don't forget the "Moderate" in moderator. I would also like to see some means of communication from the moderators on their actions. I'm certain I posted something that has since disappeared so did this go into a black hole or was it removed ?
by David
7 Feb 2007, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Prison sentence
Replies: 41
Views: 5465

Except the Afghans, they get our dross,Its our muck we've made so we should clean it up.The problem is the reoffending rate and thats because we don't rehabilitate when anyone is in prison.See my point on moped thugs thread.I'd be interested to know what you think. Sorry, should have said France in...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist attacked by moped riders
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

I have always maintained that many state benefits should be paid only upon condition that work is done in return for the benefit, e.g. sweep the streets, clean grafiti, clean gardens etc. however all these people on benefits are voters and quite a sizeable chunk of the electorate at that and no poli...
by David
7 Feb 2007, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist attacked by moped riders
Replies: 28
Views: 6456

Mrs Tortoise wrote:PS I think you meant 'idle' rather than 'idol'.


Perhaps it was used correctly when we consider the cult of youth we see today :-(
by David
7 Feb 2007, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Need 90mm OLN front hub
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Gerry, what does the abbreviation OLN mean ?
by David
6 Feb 2007, 8:59am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Prison sentence
Replies: 41
Views: 5465

The problem with overcrowding is that the system is like a sausage machine, if somebody gets sent to prison, one person in means one person has to pop out at the other end, i.e. prisoners get released even earlier than they would have if there had been no overcrowding. Why should we despoil our remo...
by David
6 Feb 2007, 8:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2007 year of the hub gear?
Replies: 18
Views: 5134

They're an industrial thing, I once worked on a lathe (Holbrooke) with one, and a damned good lathe it was. http://www.allspeeds.co.uk/kopp/index.htm Interesting how somebosy saw them and wondered what they'e be like for cycling, they do look a little inefficient for cycling, Losing a few watts wit...
by David
6 Feb 2007, 8:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do You Gawp?
Replies: 45
Views: 9281

Andrew Mills wrote:It's not just us nutters
everyone gawps when I ride my silly bike :shock:
not to mention the coments


Are you sure it's the bike they're gawping at :-)
by David
6 Feb 2007, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do You Gawp?
Replies: 45
Views: 9281

I'm also thinking about weekends for swinging cyclists where after a nice cup of tea, participants swap cycle clips and go for a spin round the block on an unknown beauty (remember - safe cycling - bring your own rain cape!) . top plan, if you also include cakes:D Could you send me details in a PLA...
by David
6 Feb 2007, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: we can't make it rhyme all the time (poetry).
Replies: 64
Views: 12623

read what again :?