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by Marcus Aurelius
26 Jun 2020, 6:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we need to take individual responsibility for Covid prevention measures?
Replies: 80
Views: 1587

Re: Do we need to take individual responsibility for Covid prevention measures?

Absolutely bang on time, 2 weeks after all the idiots started ‘protesting’ the numbers of deaths are on the up.. As AFAIK people don’t die the minute they contract the virus. Wouldn’t the number of new infections be more of an indicator to two weeks earlier? I note Scotland number of new infections...
by Marcus Aurelius
26 Jun 2020, 5:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do we need to take individual responsibility for Covid prevention measures?
Replies: 80
Views: 1587

Re: Do we need to take individual responsibility for Covid prevention measures?

Absolutely bang on time, 2 weeks after all the idiots started ‘protesting’ the numbers of deaths are on the up. Yesterday’s sterling efforts on Bournemouth and Poole beaches, and outside Anfield are not going to help either. We are going to get locked down again pretty soon, I just hope the governme...
by Marcus Aurelius
25 Jun 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid - Which Frame Size?
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Hybrid - Which Frame Size?

Hi, I'm looking to buy a hybrid and got my eyes on a Voodoo Marasa. I've looked at a number of size guides/calculators online but seem to be right on the cusp of a suggested 18" and 20" frame. Does anyone have any advice on which to go for - I guess people have personal preference on fram...
by Marcus Aurelius
25 Jun 2020, 1:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C19 - Ending The Lockdown
Replies: 778
Views: 21350

Re: C19 - Ending The Lockdown

July the 4th will be the make or break event. If having bars and restaurants and so on and so forth re open, doesn’t result in another exponential death curve, then that’s fine, if it does, we’ll all be back under harsh lockdown before you can say The Black Death.
by Marcus Aurelius
24 Jun 2020, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre size
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Tyre size

25mm is as far as I’d want to go with that set up personally.
by Marcus Aurelius
24 Jun 2020, 2:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?
Replies: 60
Views: 2315

Re: What has the bike stuff fairy brought you today?

AC43C5CC-9A88-4393-A66A-9B0FFE52510F.jpeg I’ve needed one of these for years. It’s a cartridge BB removal socket tool, on a stick. It means I won’t need to risk my shins, by using the separate BB socket , with an adjustable spanner. I often find I have to stand on the spanner to release the collars...
by Marcus Aurelius
24 Jun 2020, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Squeaking as pedalling
Replies: 19
Views: 451

Re: Squeaking as pedalling

Put a small bit of lube at the points where the spokes in the wheels cross over each other.
by Marcus Aurelius
23 Jun 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How low can you go?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: How low can you go?

Shimano's spec sheet indicates the max spocket for that RD is 34T: [url] https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/sora-r3000/RD-R3000-GS.html[/url] That depends on the chainset as well. With a compact chainset you may get away with 34 teeth, with a semi or standard, it would be very close t...
by Marcus Aurelius
22 Jun 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chirping
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Chirping

The top pulley is the guide pulley, it’s designed to ‘wobble’ as it tracks the chain across the cassette. The bottom pulley is the tension or T pulley, it’s designed to keep the tension. Make sure they are in the right position.
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1460

Re: 2 metre rule

There’s an Italian medic named Professor Bassetti, who thinks the virus is weakening, to the point where it may just fizzle out by itself. His optimism isn’t widely shared, but what he says does seem to pass the ‘duck test’ as far as proof of the pudding being in the eating is concerned. Has he pub...
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2020, 3:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What this chainstay braze-on is for ?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: What this chainstay braze-on is for ?

It looks like an anchor point for a chain ring guard.
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2020, 3:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1460

Re: 2 metre rule

There’s an Italian medic named Professor Bassetti, who thinks the virus is weakening, to the point where it may just fizzle out by itself. His optimism isn’t widely shared, but what he says does seem to pass the ‘duck test’ as far as proof of the pudding being in the eating is concerned.
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2020, 3:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1460

Re: 2 metre rule

I see that despite there being no evidence that antibodies confer immunity and that the level of antibodies subsides in many cases to an undetectable level, Prit Patel is again touting the disproven and irresponsible possibility of "Immunity Passports" I agree, it’s absolute folly to assu...
by Marcus Aurelius
21 Jun 2020, 7:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 metre rule
Replies: 49
Views: 1460

Re: 2 metre rule

Cyril Haearn wrote: Simples
Nobody knows

The science is getting there.

Cyril Haearn wrote:Keep as much separation as possible

It would be lovely if it were that simple. Our economy really can’t function properly unless we work out what the minimum safe distance is.