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by Tangled Metal
18 Aug 2019, 4:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to BB7 disc brakes - hydraulics perhaps.
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Alternative to BB7 disc brakes - hydraulics perhaps.

3 years ago I had an issue with the hubs on the bike when touring (heavy load on rear panniers and very heavy single wheel trailer. Although it was the front hub that had the issue. I really tightened the oe qr (planetx London road is the bike) and the issue seemed to go away. Halfway through the tr...
by Tangled Metal
17 Aug 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Where baggies over lycra shorts. Fleece over the top which gets ditched in the car just before you ride off. Cyclists in disguise! :D
by Tangled Metal
17 Aug 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternative to BB7 disc brakes - hydraulics perhaps.
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Alternative to BB7 disc brakes - hydraulics perhaps.

I've had a bike with BB7 disc brakes for some time now but tbh I'm not that impressed. Before this bike I had a hybrid with hydraulic brakes. I think they were really good. No squeal in the wet or under high braking load. I never had to fiddle with the adjustment and never had the "tsssk, tsssk...
by Tangled Metal
17 Aug 2019, 6:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

Lock goes around my waist. The weight of the heavy hiplock chain is actually noticeable if you remember to turn the padlock part around to the side or back. If it's to the front it digs in somewhat. A cheap cable in the bag in case I forget the key to the hiplock. The key for the cable lock always s...
by Tangled Metal
16 Aug 2019, 9:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

It would be nice if someone put superglue in the locks left on stands. Perhaps a lock vigilante trying to stop the left lock habit.
by Tangled Metal
16 Aug 2019, 9:51pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 42
Views: 1776

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

I think my first thoughts were this seems a wrongheaded action by the council. Thinking about what was supposedly complained about, noisy cycling meets, I can see a potential problem. Having been in various outdoor activity groups over the last 20 plus years I am aware how noisy groups at meet up po...
by Tangled Metal
16 Aug 2019, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **
Replies: 401
Views: 53451

Re: ** The thread for Rants & Odds and Sods **

Anyone know if schwimmer look alike would even me safe if deported? Quite possible he's got asylum over here. If so he sentiments of the font size primadonna might be ill advised. Do we want to be known as a nation that deport people to face human rights abuse and possibly torture or death? We're no...
by Tangled Metal
16 Aug 2019, 10:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Brutality of the Torys
Replies: 61
Views: 1288

Re: The Brutality of the Torys

But you're still sharing in it just a small share. What I mean is all the growth in productivity and economy results in wealth but also jobs and pay. That's where you benefit. If you don't like your level of benefit then that's another matter and one that left and right will argue about for a long a...
by Tangled Metal
16 Aug 2019, 9:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 1431

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

Less than a night out for him I reckon.
by Tangled Metal
16 Aug 2019, 9:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 23
Views: 855

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

I doubt the owners of the shop will use that method to remove unwanted locks left at bike stands using that method. Surely they would just use brute force attack with a powerful angle grinder having put warning notices up about plans to remove unaccompanied locks after a set period of time? Personal...
by Tangled Metal
15 Aug 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: All-female cabinet?

That moderating effect is widely espoused. Personally I don't completely agree with it. My perception of cameron before the 2010 GE was a kind of change in which end of tory party was gaining power. More centrist IMHO and pushing a kind of slightly green edge to n the blue. IIRC this was the time of...
by Tangled Metal
15 Aug 2019, 10:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: All-female cabinet?

Yes we know she has the luxury of opposition and yes we know that the Greens could not form a government. Read my post: I was disagreeing with her idea but commenting on her personal (and not all Greens) integrity and comparing it with that of the present cabinet. But the Greens could be in governm...
by Tangled Metal
14 Aug 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 1431

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

I got done for going a few miles over the 70mph speed limit on a motorway standard A road in Scotland. At a very quiet time where I had probably only seen a handful of cars pass on both ways in the last 10 minutes. I was annoyed with myself because I got caught because of not paying attention to the...
by Tangled Metal
14 Aug 2019, 3:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite pens and notebooks?
Replies: 20
Views: 501

Re: Favourite pens and notebooks?

Anyone remember those plastic pens with a kind of fake FP nib. The ink wicked from the reservoir through the plastic nib and it kind of wrote like a calligraphy pen with a thick and thin writing direction. I thought it was a pentel but can't see it.
by Tangled Metal
14 Aug 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All-female cabinet?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: All-female cabinet?

Some don't want unification. Indyref2 anyone? Simple over the 50% of votes marker seems to work well. :D