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by djnotts
25 Jul 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18241
Views: 452923

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

Some folk think it's ok to bow and scrape to the EU to get them to spend OUR money on local projects. Others think we are incapable of doing it ourselves. The bowers and scrapers and the doubters are in for a shock. They have now got a Cabinet running the country that has confidence in our ability ...
by djnotts
24 Jul 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18241
Views: 452923

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

In summary: "Cornwall qualified for Objective One European funding in 1999. Prior to this the Government had, for statistical purposes, incorporated it with Devon, under the Devonwall concept. In 1998 Cornwall was recognised by the UK Government as having "distinct cultural and historical ...
by djnotts
24 Jul 2019, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18241
Views: 452923

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

"This means that I have spent 100Euros a year to be a member of a club. Doesn't sound like a good deal to me." Sounds an absolute bargain to me! Even more so if I lived in a region/area e.g. Cornwall that has benefited hugely from EU Regional Policy. Funding from EU budget lines PLUS an au...
by djnotts
21 Jul 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 55cm Argos 653 road bike.
Replies: 19
Views: 4281

Re: 55cm Argos 653 road bike.

"I have heard it said that things are only worth what someone is willing to pay .... which is why so many people lose out when selling on ebay." I don't understand how one loses out by selling an item that one no longer wants for what it is worth! Nor how one can have so much money that on...
by djnotts
20 Jul 2019, 7:57am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 55cm Argos 653 road bike.
Replies: 19
Views: 4281

Re: 55cm Argos 653 road bike.

While not good form to comment on "price" (and I wouldn't if one set on OP), Ebay completed listings do not support such an estimate.
by djnotts
20 Jul 2019, 7:19am
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 55cm Argos 653 road bike.
Replies: 19
Views: 4281

Re: 55cm Argos 653 road bike.

Very nice! FWIW I think even just a guide price would help - such a small market that difficult to get a feel for "value". GLWS.
by djnotts
17 Jul 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Mavic Open Pro Rim
Replies: 2
Views: 2386

Mavic Open Pro Rim

Longish shot, but as it says! Black, 36H. Not too much brake track wear.

Thanks, dave j.

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by djnotts
6 May 2019, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8175

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

https://www.facebook.com/nottsctc/

Scroll down a little to a snap of recent (20 April) Ride - age range 13 to 79! Sure keeps things lively and in perspective!
by djnotts
6 May 2019, 7:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8175

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Ever increasing proportion of females on local CTC Rides - perfect! I can only manage the speed and distance of the Saturday "Easy" outings but sometimes also make my own way to lunch stops on other Rides. Very much helps dispel loneliness, but then being widowed last year I also have a ne...
by djnotts
5 May 2019, 3:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8175

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Curbing pensioner benefits could help the young, says report Not building nuclear submarines could help the young, too. And not make it harder for pensioners to get around. :roll: Amen to that. Not of pensionable age, but I object strongly to removing free senior bus passes; it increases isolation,...
by djnotts
3 May 2019, 7:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mamil bikes
Replies: 34
Views: 1323

Re: Mamil bikes

Maybe the CTC can come with some "Not Approved for CTC use" stickers we can put on such bikes ? All bikes are welcome on the CTC Member Group rides I do. And here. Some ride heavy duty tourers, some ultra-expensive carbon race reps, many will of course own both and choose according to &qu...
by djnotts
2 May 2019, 8:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8175

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Moving house is considered stressful at any age - widowed and over 70 it's both mentally and physically crushing. Plus it simply reduces what I can leave - 5 grand wasted compared with what I'll leave in say 2 years time if I simply stay put. I wonder if the baby boomer generation is the last which...
by djnotts
1 May 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?
Replies: 32
Views: 667

Re: At the next General Election will you vote for the current MP should he/she/it be standing again?

I have never voted conservative. Therefore the question is irrelevant to me. Same here. I'd sooner chop my fingers off. I shall vote for current Labour incumbent should he stand again - altho' with a slightly heavy heart given that he did vote for Article 50. The worst Labour candidate is a better,...
by djnotts
1 May 2019, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: End of Pensioner "Perks"
Replies: 329
Views: 8175

Re: End of Pensioner "Perks"

Interest declared - me, old. Bus pass saves me up to 20 quid a week. As far as I can tell, cost falls to D Trans PES line (budget), but that surely over simplifies the benefits - health in particular - ability to get timely medical care, reduction in loneliness - environmental - no car - social - he...
by djnotts
4 Apr 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 18241
Views: 452923

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

"What do you suggest in the absence of a better method of determining a way forward for the country as a whole?" Is not the problem that there iS no way forward for the country as a whole? The issue has simply underlined the fact that the UK is hugely divided - the EU being to some extent ...