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by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 7:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7790

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

Twisting peoples words to suit your own predjudices is insulting. I never said I identified with Trump, I just had him in mind. He is just a very obvious example of how folk in the US can say anything they want to Fair enough. I thought replying “yes”to the suggestion that you “identify him if you ...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 3:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7790

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

A man who … likes to belittle black people, disabled people, gay people, women, educated people, journalists, Muslims, poor people, ill people, Mexicans. Identify with such if you wish. Yes Saying you don't like political correctness because you wish to identify with someone who belittles others by...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7790

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

On an arguably different subject, the expression "ethnic minority" has been used to move away from theories based on "race." The word "ethnic" is now bandied about as a noun, imbued with as much racism as the words it has replaced. The use of adjectives as a noun to de...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7790

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

The perennial problem with these discussions is that some people equate "PC gone mad" with "being roundly criticised for blacking up". Back in the early 80s in the playground there was a synonym for the verb "to steal" which was literally nothing more than a verbified n...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 2:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?

I've always built them with the spokes on the inside. One of the main appeals of radial spoking is the aesthetics, and heads-out looks a million percent better than elbows-out. The structural difference is of no matter in this context IMO (unless you've made a bunch of very silly decisions that make...
by Bez
11 Feb 2019, 2:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?
Replies: 188
Views: 7790

Re: Simple Question: Is anyone else fed up with having to be PC ?

They hijack our language, so I can no longer think of having a "Gay Box" to put on the wall! Says who? I'm not sure what a "gay box" is, but I'm pretty sure that if you watch The Flintstones you can still have a gay old time, and if you listen to even recent recordings of Have Y...
by Bez
8 Feb 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

Regarding trains, we’ve had eventful experiences with British trains and our touring bikes so may consider the option of the hire car idea. Having taken bikes on British trains and TER trains, I think this is a bit like saying you're not going to eat out when you get to France because you've never ...
by Bez
6 Feb 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo usb
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: Dynamo usb

It's an Anker Walkpower; probably an older model of the same thing. Anker seem to produce pretty reliable stuff. The cigar-shaped ones are just quite handy for attaching to things (this one's attached by way of a Zefal pump holder, I think). I've got another (non-Anker) one which has an integrated L...
by Bez
6 Feb 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo usb
Replies: 18
Views: 2317

Re: Dynamo usb

Garmins, for example, come up with a screen prompt "External power lost - continue on battery?", and if you don't poke the "Yes" button within 30 secs or so, they turn off. You can switch that "feature" off in the settings (or at least you can on every Garmin I've trie...
by Bez
31 Jan 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?
Replies: 86
Views: 8672

Re: Is there a perfect bike for commuting?

Same as almost every question: it depends. I regularly commute on four different bikes: one for just riding to the station and locking up, one for when I also have to ride at the other end of the train, one for the 30 miles to a particular office, and another for doing the same with luggage. The las...
by Bez
31 Jan 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

Re: Bike and cyclist transfer from Saint-Malo to Nantes

I was looking at similar train routes recently. Nantes is 2.5 to 3.5 hours and one or two changes (Rennes plus in a few cases Le Mans). One way fare is around 35€, services are TER (plenty of space for bikes, and free).
by Bez
29 Jan 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists banned from using local recycling centres
Replies: 29
Views: 7367

Re: Cyclists banned from using local recycling centres

May be possible to challenge it under the DDA, since anyone with a disability that would prevent them driving is effectively denied access to the facility.
by Bez
29 Jan 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Membership of this forum1
Replies: 12
Views: 6977

Re: Membership of this forum?

I'm not sure it's going to tell you anything interesting, though. Mostly it'll just tell you what sort of person is likely to (a) click on and (b) respond to a poll about the membership of this forum. So if you want to find out the demographic of a very thin slice of two-wheeled navel-gazers… I've g...
by Bez
29 Jan 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights again
Replies: 43
Views: 4708

Re: Front lights again

What the StVZO compliant lights achieve is evenness in perceived brightness across the road surface, which means the further ahead you illuminate the more you send there. Here's what the beam of my Luxos U beam looks like when shone on a vertical surface. As you can see, it's sending the vast majori...