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by slowster
3 Oct 2019, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?

I was thinking along opposite lines, namely that you'd only be able to get custom product if you were willing to place an order big enough for them to bother (custom) making it? On the other hand if they have stock of unlisted/custom product sitting on shelves then presumably anyone they supply to ...
by slowster
3 Oct 2019, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?

Thorn claim Reynolds make theirs exclusively for them. I have no reason to doubt them, some of the other tubes in my Thorn 853 frame are not listed either. I know that a number of brands make similar statements, e.g. Shand have 631 tubes custom drawn to their specification. However, I suspect that ...
by slowster
3 Oct 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?

According to page 18 of this list of available Reynolds tubes, there is only one set of 853 blades available for standard forks (the others are either for disc brakes, aero blades or are 29er unicrown). That fork has 27.7mm x 20mm oval diameter, 1.0mm/0.6mm tube thickness and 15mm x 45mm rake. There...
by slowster
2 Oct 2019, 10:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Which bike, advice please?
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Which bike, advice please?

10% will be on something a little more involved like the south downs with friends. Normally I would suggest you choose a bike biased towards whatever you would use it for most, but in your case even though it might only be 10%, if that 10% is very important to you, i.e. you absolutely want to be ab...
by slowster
2 Oct 2019, 10:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

It is interesting that some of the legislation to deal with the union problems and modernisation of three working environment has been copied around Europe. Some like France are generally considered to still need to gi along that way. And yet the UK's productivity is significantly worse than France...
by slowster
2 Oct 2019, 10:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?
Replies: 53
Views: 1625

Re: Spa Audax crash damage – fork?

Re the scratched front skewer, if you really wanted to replace it SJS are selling Tiagra front skewers for £5 ( link ). The Spa fork pwa linked to has three(!) bosses on each fork leg (so six in total) for a front low rider rack (click on the second photograph on the web page and you can see them). ...
by slowster
1 Oct 2019, 9:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

she thanked me for bringing that issue up as it needed addressing and patted me on the thigh. We are both middle aged, l know her but as no more than a colleague and l was a bit surprised to have my thigh patted. But do l regard it as sexual assault? - no. Context is everything. A pat on the thigh ...
by slowster
30 Sep 2019, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

We'll her experience is hardly a Harvey W moment. The MeToo thing has been around some time now and she chose not to add her experience before now. Why? She presumably thought it not significant enough? You're right. It's just a big fuss about nothing very important. Maybe Boris misread the signs a...
by slowster
30 Sep 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

Tory Party members galvanised at a buzzing Conservative Party Conference:

https://twitter.com/artymesia/status/1178407898831085570

Andrea Leadsom firing up the party faithfull:

https://twitter.com/dcakraemer/status/1178658460986159104
by slowster
30 Sep 2019, 4:50pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1347

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

mediumbird wrote:He moved my spd cleats back a lot!...My legs fatigue very quickly!...My quads tweak as soon as I start riding, but definitely feel a more stable platform on the pedals with the new cleat position.

You might find this thread interesting/relevant to you.
by slowster
30 Sep 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

sounds to me like he was drunk That is not an excuse. Unless this is a habit of his I dont see any point in raking it up other than to harm the man now As I understand it, she was writing an article to mark the second anniversary of the MeToo movement. It's quite understandable that a female journa...
by slowster
30 Sep 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

mercalia wrote: why didnt she give him a kick in the.....?

Because he was her boss and she was a relatively young junior employee in an industry where there are only a small number of employers and a great deal of potential for owners and editors to make life very difficult for anyone who stands up to them.
by slowster
30 Sep 2019, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The tories priorities?
Replies: 94
Views: 1917

Re: The tories priorities?

The MeToo phenomenon has probably substantially increased the likelihood of many women who have been on the receiving end of such behaviour to speak out. When Michael Fallon was forced to resign as defence minister, there was an initial accusation of inappropriate behaviour, which like the accusatio...
by slowster
29 Sep 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492917

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

Another thought: I've seen comments in the past that someone like Adolf Hitler or Mussolini would never have risen to power in Britain, because the British people would never have taken such characters seriously and would have ridiculed and laughed at them. Those rather smug commentators, who believ...
by slowster
29 Sep 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20007
Views: 492917

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

if we go WTO with low barriers, can the EU say no & raise barriers? The EU does not have to match the trade tariffs of countries with which it trades (it's not a question of reciprocity). It only has to have the same tariffs for all countries that are WTO members, unless it has negotiated a tra...