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by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 133
Views: 8715

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

Even if none of that ^ applies, you'd have to expect that your rear derailleur is quite likely to go out of alignment - it doesn't take much - and given that a hanger alignment tool is absolutely not the sort of thing you could lug around with you, it's a problem. What you could do, though, is carr...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 2:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 133
Views: 8715

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

mattheus wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:... not sensible to, effectively, leave it to chance.


You will have a dull life (especially your holidays) if you leave nothing to chance my friend!

Yebbut he might have a longer life than you. :wink:
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bojo's bike.
Replies: 30
Views: 784

Re: Bojo's bike.

Mike might have a link to the photo or might even have downloaded it, but it might have been in an earlier edition of the Guardian cos it's not there now, as far as I can tell. Found this on Press Reader, though: img.jpg It's an elegant machine - lovely colour, even nicely complemented by the bar ta...
by kylecycler
23 May 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions
Replies: 133
Views: 8715

Re: Abandoned holiday - RyanAir terms and conditions

"Pilot Pete"'s post quoted by Nihonga (and, evidently, others - it's a long thread!) really does open your eyes, particularly with regard to carbon framesets. Even if your frame isn't carbon there's more of a chance that your fork is, and a high-end thin-walled butted steel or aluminium fr...
by kylecycler
22 May 2019, 7:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-viz robbers.
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Hi-viz robbers.

Reminds me of a story told in a wonderful book called 'Wildlife Detective', written by Alan Stewart, a police officer who more or less set up his own wildlife crime unit - I'd wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wildlife-Detective-Life-Fighting-Crime/dp/1906134251 The boo...
by kylecycler
22 May 2019, 7:23pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 31291

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Squozen is apparently venerable: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=squozen&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=18&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Csquozen%3B%2Cc0 And that's in British English. US English is a bit different: https://books.google.com/ngrams/...
by kylecycler
22 May 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ten mental health tips
Replies: 95
Views: 10899

Re: Ten mental health tips

May or may not be directly related to mental health but I found this on Twitter the other week: 9 Things to quit: 1. Trying to please everyone 2. Fearing change 3. Living in the past 4. Overthinking 5. Being afraid to be different 6. Beating yourself up over mistakes 7. Sacrificing your happiness fo...
by kylecycler
21 May 2019, 10:59pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 31291

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

By analogy with freeze. Ah, right enough! :) I don't really care whether 'squozen' is approved of or not (presumably not, since the English spellcheck (Chrome browser) underlines it in red) - language has to evolve, as it has always done, and I think squozen is rather a nice word (even if it does s...
by kylecycler
20 May 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 31291

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

@ 7:00 in this video about the 1886 recipe for Coca Cola: "freshly squozen lime juice"... https://youtu.be/IWYuPE8rkeE?t=420 squozen = squeezed. Doesn't do my head in, though - I kinda like it. :) (For anyone who doesn't know (I didn't and only just found out), to link to a specific time i...
by kylecycler
14 May 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 174
Views: 11171

Re: Favourite quotations

Kinda ties in with something Thatcher said: "A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure." Another unattributed political quote there's no evidence for - it's also attributed to a range of other people. If there was evidence for it we'd hear abou...
by kylecycler
14 May 2019, 2:34pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 31291

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

Does anyone else find the word 'sabbatical' ridiculously pretentious? In Scotland we call it a 'brek', as in 'tak a brek'... The word 'sabbatical' has a precise meaning - a year off taken every seven years . It is often used slightly imprecisely, acceptably, but when it used completely imprecisely,...
by kylecycler
14 May 2019, 1:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite quotations
Replies: 174
Views: 11171

Re: Favourite quotations

I think I read this some decades ago in The New Cyclist edited by Jim McGurn. Anyway, it has stuck from somewhere. Most motorists would rather see the world go up in flames than cock their withered leg over a crossbar. Seems increasingly prescient. Kinda ties in with something Thatcher said: "...
by kylecycler
9 May 2019, 1:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repeated punctures in Schwalbe 700x28
Replies: 22
Views: 650

Re: rEPEASTED PUNCTURES in Schwalbe 700x28

As Brucey said, if the wheel was recently trued by your LBS, one of the spoke heads might be protruding just above the nipple after being tightened - even if it's only slightly, that might be enough - you'd have to take the rim tape off to see - I'm not sure if the rim tape would necessarily protect...
by kylecycler
8 May 2019, 7:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Exit Thread....Exit Doesn't Neccesarily Mean Exit
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: The Exit Thread....Exit Doesn't Neccesarily Mean Exit

mercalia wrote:This Parliament will probably turn out to be the worst in living memory? Can any one with longer memories give a worse one?

Forget the past, think of the future.

Um... cancel that. :(
by kylecycler
8 May 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Exit Thread....Exit Doesn't Neccesarily Mean Exit
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: The Exit Thread....Exit Doesn't Neccesarily Mean Exit

al_yrpal wrote:In the words of Jack Nicholson as the President in that wonderful film Mars Attacks " cant we all just....get along?" https://youtu.be/MPMmC0UAnj0 :lol:

Al

"We leave in peace...

We lied - ha ha!" :lol: