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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: 1382

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: 1921

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: 1921

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: 1921

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: 20280
Views: 497336

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: 20280
Views: 497336

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...
by slowster
29 Sep 2019, 3:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20280
Views: 497336

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

Very few of us will be able to afford an imported foreign car. However, since we would have taken back control, we could set our own cheaper standards for cars (e.g. no expensive catalytic converters fitted since they would no longer be required) and manufacture them cheaply using low wage UK labour...
by slowster
29 Sep 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20280
Views: 497336

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

You are forgetting the tit for tat nature of any ira attacks by a renewed loyalist militia. So I dont think things will be as one sided as you suggest. Of course it would be one sided. Major resumption of terrorist attacks, including by Loyalist paramilitary gangs, will be seen as entirely the faul...
by slowster
29 Sep 2019, 11:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20280
Views: 497336

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

if your report is accurate They are pdfs of the actual letters on the UK Government's website. I dont know whether we are a supplicant From Barclay's letter: I also touched on our no deal preparations when we met. It is the responsibility of both sides as far as possible to protect our citizens and...
by slowster
28 Sep 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20280
Views: 497336

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

Letters between Stephen Barclay and Michel Barnier this week. As explained on BBC Economics Editor's Twitter , Barclay states that there is insufficient time to complete no deal mitigation measures, and requests that the EU agrees to the UK negotiating directly with individual EU countries to negot...
by slowster
28 Sep 2019, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 10 speed midrange gears using 11-32 cassette query
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: 10 speed midrange gears using 11-32 cassette query

I think 11-34 is better than 11-32, if your rear derailleur can manage it (which it might be able to do even if the nominal maximum sprocket size is 32t): - the second sprocket is 13t instead of 12t, which gives 104" and that should be plenty high enough - two extra lower gears than 11-28 - the...
by slowster
28 Sep 2019, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 20280
Views: 497336

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

There are people here who do not want civilised discussion and just want to lash out. In their own way they have something in common with the nasty folk who send death threats to politicians . The desire to inflict hurt. Emotional rather than physical, but hurt all the same. And you respond with mo...
by slowster
25 Sep 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?

Another possibility might be the Cube Travel Pro or Hyde Pro (Pro seems to refer to the hub geared versions with EBBs). They don't appear to be readily available as frame and fork only, but maybe the value for money of the complete bike makes it worth considering, e.g. https://www.freeborn.co.uk/cub...
by slowster
25 Sep 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?

Tout Terrain - that's very nice, probably too nice/expensive for the purpose. By my rough reckoning a Tout Terrain frame is likely to be in the region of £200 more than a Disc Trucker. Whether or not you think it's worth that extra amount is probably going to depend very much on your own particular...
by slowster
25 Sep 2019, 2:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?
Replies: 14
Views: 492

Re: Steel frameset for Alfine disc hub?

It's a lot more expensive than the frames you have mentioned, but it sounds like the Tout Terrain Chiyoda has many of the features you want. Most Tout Terrain dealers seem only to advertise complete bikes, but you can buy just the frames, e.g. https://www.bike-components.de/en/tout-terrain/Chiyoda-I...