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by PDQ Mobile
17 Oct 2017, 6:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 30 years ago - a storm?
Replies: 57
Views: 1795

Re: 30 years ago - a storm?

My guess is your right about the source.

Greasy because many of those plant have a high resin content and it leaves a residue. That's my other guess.
by PDQ Mobile
15 Oct 2017, 1:04pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Where am I (2)
Replies: 16
Views: 6588

Re: Game Where am I?

I can't resist!
by PDQ Mobile
13 Oct 2017, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Oxford city centre to be zero emission by 2020
Replies: 51
Views: 3098

Re: Oxford city centre to be zero emission by 2020

It could be just hype!
60 years ago Oxford had electric "trolley buses" but that infrastructure was ripped out.
Back to the future!!
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2017, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anxiety?
Replies: 64
Views: 1968

Re: Anxiety?

Rewilding doesn't instantly produce diversity. Neither does managed farming. Both create an environment that suits a particular group of animals. The problem with farming is that it nearly always attracts pests. Rabbits, foxes, geese etc etc. Rare animals are nearly always rare precisely because ou...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2017, 9:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unusual vintage multi size spanner
Replies: 16
Views: 951

Re: Unusual vintage multi size spanner

They were made for use on German U-boats during WWII, for fine adjustments, rather than high torque. edit: or at least it is known as a 'submarine spanner', and of WWII German manufacture. Wow! A font of knowledge! In Southern Germany(perhaps North too?)and german speaking Switzerland a conventiona...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2017, 1:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anxiety?
Replies: 64
Views: 1968

Re: Anxiety?

It always seemed to me there was a middle way in this. An agriculture that maintained diversity, to some degree at least, yet still produced food. Re-wilding whilst having its place may be just another word for letting things go to wrack and ruin. It may not result in an increased diversity. I am pe...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2017, 10:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anxiety?
Replies: 64
Views: 1968

Re: Anxiety?

Going back to the original quote - I am utterly bemused by this reference to avocados. Not least because I am particularly partial to them - a little weakness of mine. I often have one (half if it's a big one) for breakfast. A useless but nevertheless rather astonishing and interesting fact (and th...
by PDQ Mobile
7 Oct 2017, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why are dynamo front lights so expensive?
Replies: 137
Views: 5888

Re: Why are dynamo front lights so expensive?

Prices are extraordinary though and the bracket (oldwindbag's) broke to add insult to injury. Just not good enough at that money. I bought a really nice Lidl battery light two or three years ago as part of a set. It's a little torch really with a very handy handlebar mount using rubber straps. It's ...
by PDQ Mobile
4 Oct 2017, 10:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Catalonia: Democracy (European style)
Replies: 223
Views: 10608

Re: Catalonia: Democracy (European style)

Technically they were outside of the law. So he's right on that. Most of Spain doesn't care about the Catalans it's part of the issue I reckon. They see them in a really negative light and the Catalans see the rest of Spain in a similarly bad light. The language thing is also an issue between them....
by PDQ Mobile
3 Oct 2017, 9:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Was I the first person to champion black cycling socks and white shoes 1957?
Replies: 15
Views: 1101

Re: Was I the first person to champion black cycling socks and white shoes 1957?

And now you ended up in N Wales!
It's a long way from sh.tpot powerstation!

Did you know a lad called Keith Polly by any chance? He was from there.
by PDQ Mobile
2 Oct 2017, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Was I the first person to champion black cycling socks and white shoes 1957?
Replies: 15
Views: 1101

Re: Was I the first person to champion black cycling socks and white shoes 1957?

Did you wear them to school?
I went to school with a lad from Didcot who was sometimes attired so!
Timescale is correct!
by PDQ Mobile
2 Oct 2017, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Catalonia: Democracy (European style)
Replies: 223
Views: 10608

Re: Catalonia: Democracy (European style)

Actually it's Spanish style and pretty abhorrent it is too. But it is an internal Spanish affair. There are a great many European countries that do things much better. I have in my lifetime witnessed such scenes in the UK. And historically we have little to be complacent about. Ask a Liverpool docke...
by PDQ Mobile
30 Sep 2017, 9:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

The moral of this story is lock your bike when on the train and if you are unable to do that then never let it out of your sight and if that is not possible just stand at the side of your bike just before every stop as that is what i do. I think it's only a plaster to a greater problem. A societal ...
by PDQ Mobile
30 Sep 2017, 8:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Moulton Heaven.
Replies: 46
Views: 2040

Re: Moulton Heaven.

fossala wrote:I've said before that you need to give my AM a go. The ride is more sporty than the TSR, it is also quite a bit lighter.


But you are very very fast by my (old man's) standard.
Averaging 15mpg over 10 miles with nearly 400 meters of ascent. You are super fit I think.
by PDQ Mobile
29 Sep 2017, 4:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!
Replies: 75
Views: 5496

Re: Bike stolen and retrieved - extraordinary day!

So CCTV or eye witness evidence of cutting of the cable not enough?
I am surprised at that.
And in some ways makes Pete's experience look more like straight theft to me.