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by Mr. Viking
11 Apr 2013, 5:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does this butter anyone up?
Replies: 48
Views: 2957

Re: Does this butter anyone up?

Lard is made from the visceral fat of pigs. Nope. Lard is pig fat. It ain't "made", it's just fat and drips off cooked pork. Fry your eggs and bacon in it - Yum! :D I think that commercial lard is made from visceral fat because it is easy to separate. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sav...
by Mr. Viking
11 Apr 2013, 12:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: trouble fitting rear brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: trouble fitting rear brakes

531colin wrote:your new brake is a new one on me.

it was new to me too, I thought I might have been being stupid because i hadn't checked the type of fitting when I bought them, but it seems I was just unlucky
by Mr. Viking
11 Apr 2013, 12:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: trouble fitting rear brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: trouble fitting rear brakes

(Is it a French made caliper? My c1970 Peugeot is the the only bike I have even seen this design on). It requires a circular brake bridge and the bolt passes through from the top, through the mudgaurd (if fitted) with the nut underneath next the wheel. it is French. it's a CLM brand, which I think ...
by Mr. Viking
11 Apr 2013, 11:55am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7331
Views: 366556

Re: It's about time we had more fun

nighttime daydream
by Mr. Viking
10 Apr 2013, 9:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: trouble fitting rear brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 518

trouble fitting rear brakes

I am trying to fit new brakes to a bike (Puch "Touring" of unknown age) I am refurbishing. However I have hit a dead end, as rather than a tubular rear brake mounting, there is a metal plate (this picture is upside down, you can see the tyre at the top) http://s17.postimg.org/q76e43m63/DSC...
by Mr. Viking
10 Apr 2013, 11:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hampshire's misguided campaign
Replies: 11
Views: 2053

Re: Hampshire's misguided campaign

I'm sure they aren't making a recommendation for road usage in their poster, surely the bike and the car are side by side to show that they are equal. Not sure why they drew the road markings in on the right hand side though.
by Mr. Viking
10 Apr 2013, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Joggers
Replies: 9
Views: 596

Re: Joggers

I always feel sorry for joggers because I have tried it and it really is a miserable pastime
by Mr. Viking
10 Apr 2013, 11:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does this butter anyone up?
Replies: 48
Views: 2957

Re: Does this butter anyone up?

As a rule of thumb, the more solid a fat is at room temperature the more unhealthy (lard is deadly), so there is different health risks associated with different animal fats. Butter is soft at room temperature so the health risk it presents is more due to the quantity that you eat rather than the p...
by Mr. Viking
10 Apr 2013, 10:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Light at the end of the (very long) tunnel?
Replies: 4
Views: 692

Re: Light at the end of the (very long) tunnel?

it's good to see. I've used stagecoach a good few times, and I'd have to say their drivers are already very professional and always seem to be properly paying attention which is more than can be said for a number of road users
by Mr. Viking
9 Apr 2013, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Deep Snow & Careful Drivers!
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Deep Snow & Careful Drivers!

I loved cycling around glasgow a few years ago when there was a whiteout. very few cars about, and those that were went as slowly as I cycled. Oddly I saw more people out on fairly sporty bikes with what looked like road tyres, and very few on the mountain bikes that usually seem to make up so many ...
by Mr. Viking
9 Apr 2013, 12:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1155
Views: 335041

Re: Introductions - tell us about yourself

Hi, I've been a member of this board for a while now without posting anything. I'm a fairly poor cyclist, I ride a Dawes Graduate fairly regularly for a few miles to go to and from classes (I am studying Physics in Glasgow). When I am at home with my parents in Northern Ireland I ride a mountain bik...