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by NATURAL ANKLING
23 Mar 2020, 10:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 539
Views: 10802

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi, I gave up on my breadmaker when the bread pan lost its non stick quality and one had to dig the bread out of the tin. I know make mine in the oven. Easy peasy. :wink: Back in the eighties I used to make once proven wholemeal aka Cranks thought it was great but don’t think I would now. 30 yrs of ...
by NATURAL ANKLING
23 Mar 2020, 10:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 539
Views: 10802

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi, Reflecting on hoarding and some of the posts, had somebody looked in my cupboards 4 weeks ago they'd probably class me as a hoarder. I had e.g. many tins of coffee because when I visit the supermarket if my coffee if on offer at £3 for what is normally £5-50 then I'll buy 5 tins. Then none for a...
by NATURAL ANKLING
23 Mar 2020, 10:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Money during Covid
Replies: 62
Views: 1517

Re: Money during Covid

Hi, Blimey that's a lot of paranoiac stuck in the mud people here :( One thing is for sure moving with the times means you will never end up in a situation where you can't pay for something. I can't help it but I was in the scouts and the boys brigade and maybe it comes for me not having any money i...
by NATURAL ANKLING
23 Mar 2020, 12:05am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Skewers
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Skewers

Hi,
The description in your link says "nutted" Axles front and back?
I find that a little unusual on a bike of this price.
Can you post some pictures of the axle and quick release?
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Stainless Steel spokes; first use
Replies: 14
Views: 686

Re: Stainless Steel spokes; first use

Hi,
I went looking for technical information for stainless steel spokes at one point I didn't turn up much?
Do you know of any other incidents of using stainless wire In tension Other than spokes.
I probably wasn't looking that hard or in the wrong place.
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 7:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One wink?
Replies: 50
Views: 1625

Re: One wink?

Hi,
Mick F wrote:Grief!
Become an Advance Motorist, and then you can comment.

Do NOTHING automatically.
Do EVERYTHING purposefully and with a REASON to do it.

Please tell us Mick of your advanced qualifications With motor vehicles?
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One wink?
Replies: 50
Views: 1625

Re: One wink?

Hi,
al_yrpal wrote:I am an automatic indicator whilst driving a car, its an ingrained habit, it does no harm and makes perfect sense. I wouldnt indicate left after passing though.

Al

Dual carriageway and motorway even?
by NATURAL ANKLING
22 Mar 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How tight should a qr skewer be?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: How tight should a qr skewer be?

hi, Yes cartridge bearings can be a different kettle of fish. once assembled up it can be very difficult to remove any stiffness if any exist. Just working on a secondhand motorcycle spoked wheel. Buying this was cheaper than attempting to get quality rim. But when the wheel is assembled into the fo...
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Mar 2020, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4932

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Hi,
Oldjohnw wrote:
Cyril Haearn wrote:I always wear gloves, when travelling by train the grab rails are probably covered with bacteria


Then touch your face with your gloved hands?

And shake hands too.
Or shake hands normally.
by NATURAL ANKLING
20 Mar 2020, 11:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 539
Views: 10802

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi, My normal weekly shop is between 2100-2200 once a week. No unusual to find some of the shelves bare are there waiting for an Artic to come in, sometimes it's already arrived and the stuff is freshly come out, especially holiday times where food get snapped up. Well lidls Torquay was already clos...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 2:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How tight should a qr skewer be?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: How tight should a qr skewer be?

Hi, Tighten until there’s no lateral play in the wheel, and there’s no rattling noises when you drop the bike from a slight lift. So lets say you start with very little play in bearings if none? And apply your method........the rattle...if there is any will disappear when the QR grips the frame just...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 539
Views: 10802

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Hi,
Morrisons have suspended their app................. :?
But first delivery if you are already registered for online shopping as ov yesterday is sat week.....
Sainsburys are from 23rd giving one hour at opening on thurs only for over seventies & vulnerable?.......IIRC.
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How tight should a qr skewer be?
Replies: 16
Views: 775

Re: How tight should a qr skewer be?

Hi, The OP has got everything about right for sure. It has to be remembered that Any force trying to remove the wheel when braking With a disk on the front wheel, is countered by the downward force from the rider and bike When braking. Due to the difference in cross-sectional area of the skewer whic...
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 9:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New words/vocab on these fora
Replies: 343
Views: 37248

Re: New words/vocab on these fora

Hi,
Cyril Haearn wrote:FSO
Fixie-Shaped-Object

Looks like a fixie but close examination reveals a freewheel :wink:

Complete with mandatory honey coloured leather Brooks, And olde worlde shop window or lamppost to lean against :P
by NATURAL ANKLING
19 Mar 2020, 8:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Lockdown for over seventies?
Replies: 181
Views: 4932

Re: Lockdown for over seventies?

Hi, On the turbo last night. On the treadmill on Monday. I think in the last 20 years there has only been a handful of occasions where I cycle with anyone else. I have two more turbos at home, two treadmills and a row machine, Weights balls and wobble boards. For about a year now I have been going o...