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by DavidT
5 Apr 2013, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: British Made
Replies: 30
Views: 1672

Re: British Made

Not components, but worthy of note?

My Halfords tyre levers are stamped Made in England.

TF2 lubricant is UK made apparently.

Naturally my Mercian frame was made here, but frame builders have already been mentioned.
by DavidT
20 Mar 2013, 9:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Small-world stories....
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Small-world stories....

Always good to hear small world stories, although I’ve given up being amazed by them and their potential to occur. My favourite, - I exchanged pleasantries with a chap parked next to me in a car park in Bingham (Notts), which lead to a chat in the sunshine, only to find out that decades before he ha...
by DavidT
18 Mar 2013, 8:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly bike names
Replies: 32
Views: 2258

Re: Silly bike names

Are Juicer, Filter, Cooker, Hob, and Lazy Susan really any worse, or sillier, than Galaxy, Royal, Voyager or Pioneer? Yes :wink: Fair comment to Charge though, they seem to be producing some nice bikes, and perhaps it is time to be having some non conventional names. As regards to car names, I once...
by DavidT
18 Mar 2013, 7:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Happy to help
Replies: 12
Views: 639

Re: Happy to help

I am tall and it's not unusual for women to ask me to reach for something in the supermarket. Young or old, it makes no difference to me, I love it, it makes me feel useful and that I've served a genuine purpose, just by being there. Simple pleasures. :D +1. I'm not "tall" as such, but ha...
by DavidT
18 Mar 2013, 7:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A good read-Raleigh history
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: A good read-Raleigh history

A good heads up. Thanks :D
by DavidT
13 Mar 2013, 10:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists Dismount. Then what?
Replies: 39
Views: 2679

Re: Cyclists Dismount. Then what?

In Germany I believe the sign is "Radfahrer absteigen", one of which I (knowingly) cycled past on holiday last year whilst on an excellent and very quiet cycle path near the Rhine – in full view of just, and only, one other (dismounted) cyclist. Following my bad example my son came with me...
by DavidT
13 Mar 2013, 5:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Silly bike names
Replies: 32
Views: 2258

Silly bike names

I’ve just been reading Cycling Active (next to Cycle, my preferred cycling magazine) and couldn't help but note some of the names of the bikes tested; “Easy Come, Easy Go” (Which amazingly has a stablemate called “I May Be Some Time”), “Juicer Hi” and “Smoothie”. I guess I might be old fashioned (I ...
by DavidT
13 Mar 2013, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Re-inventing the bike lock survey
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: Re-inventing the bike lock survey

Si wrote: Thus we are actually helping someone with their coursework rather than making bike locks better as it's very rare anything ever comes out of these things....



Indeed. I've filled it in. Good luck with your course hurlo747.

Happy cycling
by DavidT
25 Feb 2013, 10:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I'm passionate about this post
Replies: 46
Views: 1454

Re: I'm passionate about this post

I'm humbled by the knowledge shown on this forum. :wink: Why are so many people humbled these days?...
by DavidT
24 Feb 2013, 9:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Car stickers?
Replies: 4
Views: 123489

Re: CTC Car stickers?

I imagine any decision to get some printed would be purely with the opinion of CTC marketing staff. On here I imagine we could only guarantee 50 or so "sales", and that would probably diminish once we start discussing whether they should show the "Winged Wheel" or not :wink: :lol...
by DavidT
24 Feb 2013, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hedge Clippings
Replies: 15
Views: 1755

Re: Hedge Clippings

I've linked this on related threads before. People may be interested that HSE guidance also applies.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/ais21.pdf

It implies a duty elsewhere (not under HSE?) to "clear debris from paths and roads". Also the need to be aware of cyclists - whilst cutting.
by DavidT
16 Feb 2013, 9:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: CTC Car stickers?
Replies: 4
Views: 123489

CTC Car stickers?

Unless someone can correct me regarding availability, I find it strange that CTC do not have car stickers available for members. In contrast, my son has now come of age to get involved with our local road club, the timing of which couldn't be better with all the cycling success and interest we curre...
by DavidT
13 Feb 2013, 8:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Endowment
Replies: 34
Views: 2516

Re: Endowment

I find it amusing that I have received progress letters saying "This is Green letter - your plan is on track" printed in Red. The Red warnings letters I've had were also printed in red. Given that the financial industry was accused of confusing people... I live in hope that whilst Endowmen...
by DavidT
13 Feb 2013, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 112 - worth knowing about
Replies: 23
Views: 1174

Re: 112 - worth knowing about

Back to the OP. A very interesting video showing the way 112 works to make emergency calls possible or more effective. One thing I'm left unsure of though, - perhaps I've missed something, is do all the same processes equally apply (in the UK) to 999 as well as 112? Or does 112 carry these advantage...
by DavidT
9 Feb 2013, 12:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Horse Burgers?
Replies: 149
Views: 4519

Re: Horse Burgers?

Mick F wrote:We can't trust:
Politicians
The Press
Teachers
DJ's
Bankers
Pop Stars
NHS
etc

The one thing we actually believed was the ingredient labels on food. We may not have understood what was written, but at least we trusted it.

Now?
What is left to trust?


CTC Forum members... :wink: