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by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 11:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A car is now deemed essential
Replies: 40
Views: 10990

Re: A car is now deemed essential

It's all Thatcher's fault

Well it is. Didn't she say that any man travelling on a bus after the age of 25 was a failure?
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 4:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Quality Ebay Add
Replies: 8
Views: 5880

Re: Quality Ebay Add

She hasn't seen her feet in years...


:lol:

Hell really does hath no fury like a woman scorned :twisted:
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 1:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should I base my knowledge on Watership Down?
Replies: 17
Views: 5914

Re: Should I base my knowledge on Watership Down?

Edwards wrote:MrsE said to me one evening "Phone Tracy and ask her about her Rabbit"



And how did that phone call go? Was the phone a buzz? Or did the conversation go flat at the vital moment?
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 1:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I look like a "real" cyclist?
Replies: 41
Views: 4422

Re: How can I look like a "real" cyclist?

gbnz wrote:So if I grow ginger side burns, shave my legs, wear fish net tights, turn the cap backwards AND retrofit the bike with rod brakes and a 3spd hub, I'd be sorted :x



and don't forget to post pics up on ilooklikeaprat.com
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 10:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Madrid Barajas airport: cycle carriage BEWARE
Replies: 2
Views: 2584

Re: Madrid Barajas airport: cycle carriage BEWARE

Its a revenue generating exercise as they know they've got you by the short and curlies.

It's nothing short of bribery, with a plastic coated finish. They know it, we know it. It's just the 'game' you have to play.
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 10:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lidl - Thurs 5th July
Replies: 9
Views: 3699

Re: Lidl - Thurs 5th July

The only thing that would make it better would be for it to have 3 legs instead of 4 for those of us with garage floors that aren't level
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 8:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can I look like a "real" cyclist?
Replies: 41
Views: 4422

Re: How can I look like a "real" cyclist?

Grow sideburns and dye them ginger.

Or if you're a woman put on some fishnets and do a center spread in FHM.

And definitely shave your legs!

Sorted! Innit?
by theenglishman
9 Jul 2012, 6:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should I base my knowledge on Watership Down?
Replies: 17
Views: 5914

Re: Should I base my knowledge on Watership Down?

I think we should ask Elmer Fudd or Yosimite Sam's opinion on this.



Oooo that Wabbit!!!!!
by theenglishman
8 Jul 2012, 10:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: First post! August tour: Asturias - Segovia
Replies: 5
Views: 2980

Re: First post! August tour: Asturias - Segovia

If it were me I'd do a route staying at Paradors every night, as far as possible.

http://www.parador.es/en/portal.do

They're just ace!
by theenglishman
7 Jul 2012, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BBB Pedals
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: BBB Pedals

Have you thought about other pedal system manufacturers? Eggbeaters come in silver, are a decent brand, if 'quirky'? I think the mounts are SPD shoe compatabile - kinda same but different?

American though :P
by theenglishman
5 Jul 2012, 2:32pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Should parents be training children to ride bikes?
Replies: 40
Views: 140252

Re: Should parents be training children to ride bikes?

Oh God - isn't teaching your child to ride a bike one of life's great feelings? If doing something like this isn't 'spending quality time with your child' then I don't know what is. In fact this exact moment is one of my first memories - I know EXACTLY where it happened and still smile to myself whe...
by theenglishman
2 Jul 2012, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Corrosion inhibitor
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: Corrosion inhibitor

For the inside of a frame, I'd dilute the waxoil a bit then make sure it's evenly covered everywhere by warming the frame with a hair dryer and giving it a swirl. You'll get the excess out too!
by theenglishman
2 Jul 2012, 3:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Roy Plumley's Desert Island Tours
Replies: 9
Views: 2881

Re: Roy Plumley's Desert Island Tours

A dog. If you're allowed to take/have one. It'd be trained well to hunt/round up etc and would still be there at the end of the day, curled up at my feet.

I don't know the rules for a luxury item though. Perhaps animate objects aren't allowed?
by theenglishman
1 Jul 2012, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 4330

Re: The Weather

I was ever so slightly smug today 'cos I'd fitted mudguards :D :D
by theenglishman
1 Jul 2012, 10:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ITV4 picture quality
Replies: 36
Views: 5653

Re: ITV4 picture quality

I think it's something to do with the 'mux' (could be wrong terminology here) that digital TV channels are broadcast on. What happens is a pile of channels are grouped together on a (not sure but bare with me) 20 megabit 'mux' channel. So there's a maximum of 20Mb shared between the channels. I *thi...