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by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500651

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

^^
I haven't got a garage.
Whatever will I do?
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 10:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26662

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

^^
Cugel.
"Some users" or most users?
Or half the users?

Where is the line drawn?
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 9:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26662

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have no problem with your choice of brakes,if they're what works for you then who am I to argue? I certainly didn't mean to argue at all. Fast is beautiful! The Maguras I have came on secondhand bikes and I grew to love them. Perhaps above all for their reliability. I do nothing more than clean t...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26662

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

.....Hydraulic rim brakes reassure these people with their low lever force, but I’m not convinced that’s a good thing for emergency stops or riding in wet weather. Safe riding needs good judgement of road traction, something that disc brakes do nothing to enhance. That is correct. But what disc bra...
by PDQ Mobile
11 Oct 2019, 8:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26662

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Threada

If by "philosophical" you mean irrelevant I don't agree. An accurate account of how things work is always something to aim for. I'm sure most of us take more care at higher speeds. I didn't spot the donkey! No I didn't mean irrelevant at all. I meant, as someone else has pointed out, that...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26662

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I have no desire to show that disc brakes are a bad thing. I do feel that the "safety improvements" of a whole variety of things are not really all they are cracked up to be Yep, but TUC is using the risk compensation argument to claim that “discs are bad, m’kay”. :D I am not. But I do wa...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 76
Views: 1729

Re: Fungi identification

661-Pete wrote:Please don't go out and drink ten pints with your meal of shaggy ink-caps, though! :shock:


And as if I would.
But given the state of the Country and now that you say it.... :wink:
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?

feefee8 wrote:Sheep can sound unnervingly human when they cough - just a point to note!

Indeed quite so.
And lambs can sound very human infant like.
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 7:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 76
Views: 1729

Re: Fungi identification

I stand corrected by the mycelium maestro. Thankyou.

I have never eaten ordinary Inkcaps but enjoyed the fresh shaggy ones a few times
The alcohol thing is just lodged in my head as: "inkcaps = no alcohol".

My Philips guide is far away.
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?

Re responses I should stress that I am talking about wildcamping, will be sleeping in tent only, packing up first thing in the morning and moving on. So am really only concerned about nocturnal sheep interference. I have had food in a porch interfered with by unknown Nightime visitors in the past. ...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fungi identification
Replies: 76
Views: 1729

Re: Fungi identification

Regarding fungi on lawns I spotted these yesterday. Shaggy Inkcaps. Nearly nipped over and grabbed a couple. I have eaten them a couple of times (when very fresh) in the past and found them rather meaty and good. Alcohol is a definite "no no" as an accompaniment, I am aware. Strange that? ...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 5:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500651

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

^^ I believe that those blue moulds are often Penicilium ones. The one's Fleming accidentally discovered have antibiotic properties. So if you have a sore throat.... I actually seem to vaguely recall a story that some old folk ( as in previous generations) new about this and would dose themselves wi...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rim thickness - worn out?
Replies: 102
Views: 2579

Re: Rim thickness - worn out?

Mick I really reckon Koolstops for improving rim wear. The technique is to dry the rim by using on/off braking until the "paste" of dirt and bits of alloy that occurs in damp conditions is a powder which then sheds off. Warming the rim and block achieves this. The sound is the clue, as soo...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 11:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20480
Views: 500651

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

So here's an idea. Vote someone in that is competent and aim your anti-EU stance at your MP who in theory could do something about it. That way your leave agenda gets listened to by someone who can do something but whilst we remain in you'd get someone actually representing your interests in the jo...
by PDQ Mobile
10 Oct 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Sheep and tents (and bivis for that matter)?

I would say if you are in the tent or around it no problem. Shooed away they will stay away. But leaving it empty for a long period with bread or other tasty stuff in it (esp. just under the fly) might be another thing altogether. 50 sheep once attracted, and given time, make a mincemeat mess of a t...