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by Mr. Viking
17 Apr 2013, 5:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puch Touring
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Puch Touring

Here is a picture of an almost identical bike. Not mine, but I forgot to take a picture when I was at home http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$T2eC16ZHJFoE9nh6pMqPBRH77%290FC!~~48_79.JPG I have one at my parents' house and had started a low budget restoration job. Is the frame actually worth kee...
by Mr. Viking
17 Apr 2013, 4:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Perceived prejudice against non steel frames.
Replies: 70
Views: 3640

Re: Perceived prejudice against non steel frames.

Steel frames have been about longer, so you can presumably know better what to expect when ordering a frame. The manufacturing process has had more time to mature, ie more shops know better how to build ideal steel frames. The other materials are newer, so there is still learning going on when it co...
by Mr. Viking
17 Apr 2013, 4:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 2nd Hand Frames Bad? Vested interest?
Replies: 20
Views: 1019

Re: 2nd Hand Frames Bad? Vested interest?

I'm a bit worried now about fixing up the old bike my grandpa found at our local landfill. Suppose it should be fine as I'm budgeting about £200 maximum for it, mostly on parts. Wonder what sort of a new frame this would buy me?
by Mr. Viking
17 Apr 2013, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Herd immunity
Replies: 123
Views: 3807

Re: Herd immunity

Often the herd argument is used by cyclists who want people to be encouraged out of other forms of transport by state intervention. Some apparently believe that those who do not cycle should be ostracized. We should all cycle for the greater good of reduced environmental effect, for the benefit of b...
by Mr. Viking
17 Apr 2013, 2:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bespoke frames
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: bespoke frames

Some day. Can't imagine the amount of flak I would get from my dad for spending that much on a bicycle
by Mr. Viking
16 Apr 2013, 10:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Shaving your legs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1058

Re: Shaving your legs?

Well I don't, but I never push myself too hard when cycling, so the effect would be lost on me anyway. My goal with cycling, as with most things is to put in as little effort as possible to get the job done, so shaving has never really presented itself as a solution to anything for me. I did burn a ...
by Mr. Viking
16 Apr 2013, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: powder coating
Replies: 34
Views: 3591

Powder coat, professional respray or DIY

I have a Puch "Touring" which I have stripped down to rebuild. The Paint is damaged in places and there is some rust. I had originally planned to strip the paint off and respray it myself, to save money, but as I have never done it before I don't know if I would be wasting my time, only to...
by Mr. Viking
16 Apr 2013, 5:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Typical EU...interfering in our right to get mown down
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Re: Typical EU...interfering in our right to get mown down

I was thinking about this as I got off a ferry on friday evening, why not move the engine back a bit and put the driver lower, in front of it. Have the radiator above the cab. Only troubles would be the risk to a driver in a crash, and that some work would have to be done in fitting the engine into ...
by Mr. Viking
16 Apr 2013, 2:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does this butter anyone up?
Replies: 48
Views: 2960

Re: Does this butter anyone up?

Merry_Wanderer wrote:Is 'spreadable butter' ie mixed with vegetable oils, any better or worse than ordinary butter?

it will probably have less saturated fat, depending on how much oil is added, and what type of oil.
by Mr. Viking
16 Apr 2013, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could diesel cost as much as tea?
Replies: 24
Views: 3100

Re: Could diesel cost as much as tea?

I'm constantly perturbed by the disparity between diesel prices here and in Continental Europe. Last time I went, diesel in France cost about 1.34 euros - cheaper than unleaded - whereas in the UK it costs more than unleaded. Without wishing to bang the drum for cheaper fuel (presumably not a popul...
by Mr. Viking
15 Apr 2013, 1:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another "interesting" court decision
Replies: 105
Views: 4306

Re: Jury fails to reach verdict

Why is a jury able to make a judgment on something that clearly needs to be decided upon/clarified by experts. How can a jury be qualified able to be able to reach how can I put it, a true representation of the facts in their judgement when the overall driving standard of the average joe is below c...
by Mr. Viking
14 Apr 2013, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why isn't cycling more popular?
Replies: 106
Views: 6644

Re: Why isn't cycling more popular?

children aren't encouraged to cycle enough. I did a cycling proficiency test in primary school. That was the extent of my awareness of cycling. Most of my friends (who were much better at it than me) rarely cycle now. Thankfully my dad decided that this was the perfect excuse for me to cycle to and ...
by Mr. Viking
13 Apr 2013, 12:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does this butter anyone up?
Replies: 48
Views: 2960

Re: Does this butter anyone up?

I prefer butter on toast because I can taste a difference. It gives cakes a crumbly texture to cakes and is good for cooking with. I do sometimes use margarine for sandwiches because I can't taste the difference and it is easier to spread. Butter can be a pain in the @#£$& when it can't be coaxe...
by Mr. Viking
13 Apr 2013, 12:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another "interesting" court decision
Replies: 105
Views: 4306

Re: Jury fails to reach verdict

it is horrible, but in criminal law the jury must be convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the particular law has been broken. If they have any doubts they are right not to pass a verdict. It is a horrendous outcome, but it could be the truth that the driver did not see the cyclist while still payi...
by Mr. Viking
12 Apr 2013, 11:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why isn't cycling more popular?
Replies: 106
Views: 6644

Re: Why isn't cycling more popular?

parking seems to be a common issue. My problem is that a lot of places I want to be often don't coincide with the places that I can lock my bike. I do think cycling is becoming more popular though, I have started cycling more often in the past couple of years, and I know a few other people who have ...