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by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: When did it get so difficult to buy a 26" rim brake wheel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1105

Re: When did it get so difficult to buy a 26" rim brake wheel?

The famed Wheelpro book suggests it’s not as bad as you might think. I fancy having a go at wheel building as a project, but am a tad nervous of riding the result (or letting my firstborn do so; highest wheel priority ATM is the hideous single wall rims on her bike). Have a go. My first effort took...
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 430
Views: 9266

Re: The next Labour Leader

Voting against trident is easier in opposition I reckon. As soon as any of those candidates found themselves in number 10 (yeah, unlikely I know) their views will probably change. Opposition to long held UK policy as a backbench or even front bench opposition mp is very common but in government the...
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 365
Views: 7048

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

About 52.4 million adults in the UK in 2018. So a little rounding down thats 52 million people divided by 32 million cars. ( pun intended....) Which is about 62% which feels more right to me than 81%. And as others have said cost is a factor for both the very young, and the unemployed and low paid....
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 124
Views: 2821

Re: Democracy

Iran can't be that bad. If it was then we'd have lots of left wing people demanding that we boycott it. Roger Waters would have something to say too. He's not a man to stay silent if he thinks anyone's human rights are being infringed. :lol: :lol: :lol: I have already explained to the Carpet Beater...
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 7:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 430
Views: 9266

Re: The next Labour Leader

Any British PM would need permission from the USA before pressing the red button. Indeed, it is not conceivable that the Yanks would not be involved from the beginning in any case. Our "Independent Nuclear Deterrent" is not independent at all. The whole question is hypothetical, and the hy...
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I do not believe it #99 Guardian reports that make-up for males is becoming more popular €$¥!
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: I do not believe it #99 Guardian reports that make-up for males is becoming more popular €$¥!

Yes I remember Poucher, he took some good photos Not as famous as Wainwright, why? Both were interesting unusual characters, +2 If his perfume was intended to be attractive I think it didnae work, usually his backpack was in the foreground, not a companion (Plus One for walking + cycling alone, min...
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 11:28am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 124
Views: 2821

Re: Democracy

Yes, black voter suppression is a shameful, remaining relic of civil rights repression. Even after segregation and Jim Crow voting laws came to a formal end in the south, modern politicians remained susceptible to the temptations of racist dog-whistles as a way of mustering the support of white vote...
by Mike Sales
25 Feb 2020, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 124
Views: 2821

Re: Democracy

Here is an article about gerrymandering from The New York Times . HAVING the first modern democracy comes with bugs. Normally we would expect more seats in Congress to go to the political party that receives more votes, but the last election confounded expectations. Democrats received 1.4 million mo...
by Mike Sales
24 Feb 2020, 1:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 124
Views: 2821

Re: Democracy

I've just been reading on the BBC about Trump's visit to India. The BBC said the visit 'will focus on deepening ties between the world's two largest democracies [my italics]. ' There is reasonable cause for doubt about how accurately this describes The US and India. about right. Both have space pro...
by Mike Sales
23 Feb 2020, 11:11pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 36
Views: 1203

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

Don't deflate your tyres. There is no need. I wonder how the myth arose. Is it applied to other pneumatics, wheelchairs for instance? To compensate for the typical cabin pressure on an airliner, you should reduce your tyre pressure by around 4 psi. :) If your tyres can take an extra 4psi, why would...
by Mike Sales
23 Feb 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Democracy
Replies: 124
Views: 2821

Re: Democracy

Iran can't be that bad. If it was then we'd have lots of left wing people demanding that we boycott it. Roger Waters would have something to say too. He's not a man to stay silent if he thinks anyone's human rights are being infringed. Do we sell arms to Iran? Do we buy oil from them? Do we welcome...
by Mike Sales
23 Feb 2020, 10:04pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Re-inflating tyres post flight
Replies: 36
Views: 1203

Re: Re-inflating tyres post flight

Bikes`n`guns wrote:Don't deflate your tyres. There is no need.


I wonder how the myth arose.
Is it applied to other pneumatics, wheelchairs for instance?
by Mike Sales
23 Feb 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1131
Views: 24489

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

I wouldn't want to have to read your research when you start to get thorough!
You rely a lot on precedent for somebody who was stressing the primacy of usage.
by Mike Sales
23 Feb 2020, 3:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1131
Views: 24489

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

661-Pete wrote: As in: "tha' 'tha's them as 'tha's thee first - and not afore!". Have I got that right?


When I arrived in Derbyshire at nine years old I was nonplussed by a greatuncle.

"Art Aussie, lad?"
by Mike Sales
23 Feb 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?
Replies: 1131
Views: 24489

Re: Boris Johnson: Why is a proven liar in power?

The 1952 edition of Fowler's Modern English Usage defines "gender" as a grammatical term only. The modern usage he sees as either a "jocularity or a blunder". So the Cleaner is either of a similar vintage to me or even more of a pedant. Yes and I bet it defines a lot of words in...