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by ChrisOntLancs
25 Jul 2017, 12:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: shrinkflation
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: shrinkflation

661-Pete wrote:To be honest, I never actually read Chrisetc.'s post.


just trying to make light of light of bitterness that seems to always occur between us, but i think adding me to ignore list might help, that's why i suggested it last time it happened, and possibly six or seven times before that. take care!
by ChrisOntLancs
24 Jul 2017, 7:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: shrinkflation
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: shrinkflation

i thought you might be trying to tease me with what is actually quite a controversial issue, meal portions in comparison with annual income.

...believe it or not i've been trying to make you laugh (most of the time) :oops:
by ChrisOntLancs
24 Jul 2017, 5:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: shrinkflation
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: shrinkflation

you baiting me pete? :P well if you are you're not far off the mark, i have to agree. it was a prison in school, falling in with what my teachers would call "the wrong crowd" because their parents did "propoh" portions when i went round for tea. i dread to think what i'd expect i...
by ChrisOntLancs
24 Jul 2017, 4:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: shrinkflation
Replies: 9
Views: 769

Re: shrinkflation

"it's a classic curly wurly i wanted, a curly wurly should be the size of a small ladder" "your hands have got smaller" there's the "fredo" economic commentary by people who only really understand the market's rise and fall through the pricing of childhood snacks, and l...
by ChrisOntLancs
23 Jul 2017, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for my first hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 11026

Re: Looking for my first hybrid

i should have warned you that i'm not so technical minded :oops: so i'm not sure i'd attribute any of this to the wheels alone. put simply i think it's stability in the voodoo vs maneuverability in the subway. i think the voodoo is better at rolling over bumps, but the subway is better at avoiding t...
by ChrisOntLancs
23 Jul 2017, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Looking for my first hybrid
Replies: 12
Views: 11026

Re: Looking for my first hybrid

i can vouch for the marasa, having owned and ridden one to death. they're an absolute work horse and besides a couple of bent mech hangers, i never had any problems with it. the price is also often reduced to £320 also, so maybe snipe yourself a good deal. I MISS THAT BIKE SO MUCH and have to say ov...
by ChrisOntLancs
20 Jul 2017, 5:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians that think they're the path police (rant)
Replies: 42
Views: 4681

Re: Pedestrians that think they're the path police (rant)

"shared use" is my latest gripe so i had to look it up on street view. maybe it's changed since but it doesn't look clearly marked either way, be it with a "cyclists dismount" sign or something warning pedestrians like floor markings or you know... a shared use sign *eyes council...
by ChrisOntLancs
19 Jul 2017, 10:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Acid Attacks - what do we do?
Replies: 64
Views: 3223

Re: Acid Attacks - what do we do?

Nasty "spin-off" crime - really makes you wonder about this country (or maybe humanity) Water thrown at terrified Muslim women in 'fake acid attack hate crime' outside Southampton mosque Ian i saw that, and i'm not sure how i feel about it yet (glad i have that luxury though). so we ban w...
by ChrisOntLancs
18 Jul 2017, 9:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Compact full-size track pumps
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Compact full-size track pumps

i used to carry one of those foot pumps from argos around with me. they're a bit heavy but they'll fit inside a rucksack no problem. pretty sure it came with a presta adapter too. EDIT max 100psi so maybe not so useful

http://www.argos.co.uk/product/1479331
by ChrisOntLancs
18 Jul 2017, 9:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Train punctuality: is it really that important?
Replies: 48
Views: 3056

Re: Train punctuality: is it really that important?

another one for the connections, which is sometimes ok because the next train/bus you have to catch is also late. if they were consistently late it wouldn't be so much of a problem :wink: i jest... right... but actually.... i've had this problem so many times! why don't they just change the time? if...
by ChrisOntLancs
18 Jul 2017, 7:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Girl gets bike back.
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Girl gets bike back.

BTW anyone who talks about confronting the thief/miscreant, have you ever actually done it or just talking about it on a forum? Just a quick query, no.need to answer. speaking about myself, and feeling the need to answer, probably, but i'm not a tough or even remotely assertive guy, so it wouldn't ...
by ChrisOntLancs
18 Jul 2017, 1:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Girl gets bike back.
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Girl gets bike back.

saw this in one of the indy's "and you won't believe what happened next" tweets so appreciate you posting it. this is a great story, and one i hadn't considered. why not just... steal your bike back? i've been looking out for mine but i'd probably wait for the police, or go in there guns b...
by ChrisOntLancs
17 Jul 2017, 6:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do not throw your pearls before swine?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Do not throw your pearls before swine?

From the full article: It took a matter of hours before local scallies worked out how to disable the GPS trackers and smash off the back wheel locks. i'd expect nothing less from the pretend lefties at the guardian :lol: owen jones wrote a book about demonisation of working class people, now he bul...
by ChrisOntLancs
17 Jul 2017, 5:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Acid Attacks - what do we do?
Replies: 64
Views: 3223

Re: Acid Attacks - what do we do?

started as an honor thing, in fact i believe in most countries it is. here it's a legal thing, it's not regarded as a weapon (like knives), the charge isn't as bad as stabbing (i.e attempted murder) and it's very easy to get away with it as until very recently the thousands of cases reported to the ...
by ChrisOntLancs
17 Jul 2017, 2:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do not throw your pearls before swine?
Replies: 10
Views: 801

Re: Do not throw your pearls before swine?

i think docking "zones" would be a great compromise between the two problems - people complaining that they have nowhere to dock the bike vs people docking the bike inside their home. i believe there is some GPS magic that prevents them being left on private property, so i don't see why th...