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by byegad
4 Oct 2013, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Daily Mail and Miliband senior
Replies: 79
Views: 8936

Re: The Daily Mail and Miliband senior

Why anyone treats the Daily Mail with any kind of respect is beyond me. The Blackshirt headline, from 1934 IIRC, has come up regularly over the years and while, clearly, the same editor is not in charge, the same ideology remains in the corporate heart of the paper. This kind of scurrilous 'journali...
by byegad
4 Oct 2013, 11:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What do I say to inconsiderate drivers?
Replies: 32
Views: 3020

Re: What do I say to inconsiderate drivers?

Not worth the bother speaking to this plonker, and only going to end with one of:- frustration, assault or worse. Unless it's worth reporting to the police a cheery wave is always the best response to shouted comments, IF you really must respond. I tend to ignore clearly adverse comments like get on...
by byegad
4 Oct 2013, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What cap do you wear !
Replies: 30
Views: 3074

Re: What cap do you wear !

I always wear a hat of some sort out of doors. So I own several dozen of hats and cycle in about 20 of them at some time of the year. They range from KNOG cycle caps, through broad brimmed hats for wet weather (To keep my hearing aid dry.) to woollen hats for the winter.
by byegad
1 Oct 2013, 2:15pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134477

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

Survey completed and feelings vented! Thanks for the correction Si.
by byegad
1 Oct 2013, 1:52pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134477

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

Matt, it's typical of the CTC's creaky software that your link is coming up as a CTC page not found message. Makes me glad I'm no longer a member! :) Not creaky software this time...it had a full stop accidentaly added to the end...have now rectified and the link should take you to a survey. thanks...
by byegad
1 Oct 2013, 12:43pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership
Replies: 113
Views: 134477

Re: Why I Am Not Renewing My CTC Membership

Matt, it's typical of the CTC's creaky software that your link is coming up as a CTC page not found message. Makes me glad I'm no longer a member! :)
by byegad
1 Oct 2013, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What Grant Peterson Says about Bike Shoes.....
Replies: 40
Views: 6373

Re: What Grant Peterson Says about Bike Shoes.....

He has a point, but I'd not want to ride my tadploe recumbents without cycle shoes and cleats. A dropped foot under the cruciform can radically redesign your leg!
by byegad
30 Sep 2013, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 3 slapped wrists?
Replies: 10
Views: 2337

Re: 3 slapped wrists?

Well if things go to the usual plan that'll be a short ban and 100 hrs Community Service. Until we jail people for this kind of thing we will continue to see reckless behaviour by some 'tinned' road users.
by byegad
29 Sep 2013, 4:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mushrooms!
Replies: 65
Views: 17714

Re: Mushrooms!

Sadly I developed an intolerance to mushrooms in my twenties and am sick as a very sick dog if I eat more than a single mouthful of them. I used to love them too!
by byegad
28 Sep 2013, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why me?
Replies: 8
Views: 11405

Re: Why me?

To mis-quote the epic film Zulu:- 'Because you are there!'
by byegad
28 Sep 2013, 5:04pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Forum advert banner
Replies: 166
Views: 102427

Re: Forum advert banner

Despite the vote I'd guess advert's will appear. CTC is going to need the cash.
by byegad
28 Sep 2013, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rounded out hex socket in cleat bolt
Replies: 18
Views: 3530

Re: Rounded out hex socket in cleat bolt

I ended up drilling the head off one that wouldn't move. With the right drill it takes the head off without damaging the cleat. Then you remove the cleat, file flats on the stub of the bolt and use a vice to grip the flats and turn the shoe to remove the stub.
by byegad
27 Sep 2013, 9:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Sidecars?
Replies: 31
Views: 10987

Re: about Sidecars?

The one I saw fairly regularly in the 1950s was pivoted. Having ridden a motorcycle and sidecar, I'd be very doubtful that a solid attachment would be road worthy. Turning left on a Motorcycle combination need acceleration to get the bike around the chair if you are moving at any kind of speed.
by byegad
27 Sep 2013, 12:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The £42m Sideshow
Replies: 344
Views: 21689

Re: The £42m Sideshow

Couldn't agree more Barry. Well said that man.
by byegad
26 Sep 2013, 11:32am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225664

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

I can vouch for loaded lo-riders keeping the front wheel down on steep hills riding the Kett' solo. I find the weight doesn't affect steering and does help climbing without front wheel bounce. As my Kett' is single wheel drive it's a must when the roads are steeper than 20% or so.