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  1. Thread: Winnats pass

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    Not sure I would try it on my old road bike with...

    Not sure I would try it on my old road bike with its little rim brakes, even when working, in the wet they are of little use so going down a hill like that??? With modern discs, more worried about...
  2. Thread: Winnats pass

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    Not sure which would be worse, blowing a gasket...

    Not sure which would be worse, blowing a gasket cycling up it or scaring the s**t of myself coming back down. As I have disc brakes nowadays and can always get off and walk it may be fun to find out...
  3. Thread: Winnats pass

    by Tbear
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    It would be a good test for your vehicle. If it...

    It would be a good test for your vehicle. If it fails, you can reverse back down without a huge amount of difficulty unless you try it on a sunny bank holiday weekend. If it passes with ease, you...
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    Careful if you are headed to Peterborough show....

    Careful if you are headed to Peterborough show. West wind forecast gusting at nearly 50mph.

    Richard
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    I take it that there is a little more too it? ...

    I take it that there is a little more too it?

    Richard
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    Every hospital has a full time risk and...

    Every hospital has a full time risk and litigation department with a substantial budget. They spend a lot of time generating policies and procedures for the rest of us to follow. Not for clinical but...
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    For years many claims where just settled as it...

    For years many claims where just settled as it was cheaper to just give a payout than defend in court. I know a doctor who has been on Gardening Leave for over three years. Cleared of blame by...
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    Its mainly driven by greedy people wanting...

    Its mainly driven by greedy people wanting compensation so the legal people take over to provide evidence to stop people getting compensation which costs a fortune and so do the legal people. Little...
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    When I started training in 1976 they where...

    When I started training in 1976 they where talking about privatising the NHS. Not happened yet!

    The problem is that the NHS is a nationalised industry. Like all the old nationalised industries it...
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    A lot of apathy towards her has set in locally so...

    A lot of apathy towards her has set in locally so I fear she may keep her seat in parliament.

    Richard
  11. Thread: Lyndon Top

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    Both the C&CC and the CC run several meets there...

    Both the C&CC and the CC run several meets there so I am sure they will be well supported.

    Richard
  12. I have never driven a truck but I have ridden...

    I have never driven a truck but I have ridden horses on the road so I feel as qualified as you to completely agree with that statement!

    Richard
  13. This is not something I do as it scares the hell...

    This is not something I do as it scares the hell out of me but it is accepted and legal practise. Many motorists need to realise that just because they don't like it, does not mean that cyclists and...
  14. On my pushbike I have a gross weight of maybe...

    On my pushbike I have a gross weight of maybe 120kg so an argument with a 44 tonne truck never seems like a good idea no matter what sort of view they have. Bit surprised that so few cyclists agree...
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    Someone once said that the best thing to do when...

    Someone once said that the best thing to do when you retire is to shoot an MP. Then you get looked after with three meals a day, laundry service, TV, computers, no utility bills all for free. Not...
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    Or they just held their hands up, payed the fine...

    Or they just held their hands up, payed the fine and took the points like the rest of us mortals

    Richard
  17. Thread: Bikes

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    Some of us just like to support local people but...

    Some of us just like to support local people but I do believe that you can get a better deal from local shops. I got a good bike fit and the bike customised. I was put on turbo trainer. Got a proper...
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    Twas on the local TV news. They are running...

    Twas on the local TV news.

    They are running 10 polling stations for weeks and all the electorate have been contacted by post apart from that I have no idea what they are spending on.

    Richard
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    They have just said that the petition will cost...

    They have just said that the petition will cost half a million pounds.

    Richard
  20. Thread: Torque Wrench

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    Packet in every delivery. Not a great fan of them...

    Packet in every delivery. Not a great fan of them but I think its a nice touch as they do not advertise that they put them in. I did get some electrolyte tabs samples instead once which was a...
  21. Thread: Bikes

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    Huge variety of bikes at present. If you give us...

    Huge variety of bikes at present. If you give us a clue of your ability, the types of riding and some idea of price range we will be able to give you sensible advice but on what you have said so far...
  22. Thread: Torque Wrench

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    Should have said that I went for Wiggle | X-Tools...

    Should have said that I went for Wiggle | X-Tools Essential Torque Wrench Set | Tool Sets at 25 it works a treat. If it is still working well in 5 years???

    Richard
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    A 70 000 pay packet. I signed the petition...

    A 70 000 pay packet.

    I signed the petition and I gather that there is a steady stream of folk doing the same thing.

    Richard
  24. Thread: Bloody Sunday

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    OK I did not expect you to take it so literally....

    OK I did not expect you to take it so literally. Nobody expects the Royal Navy to shell Belfast. The point was that my Irish friend has lost all hope of seeing a proper end to the troubles in N...
  25. Thread: Bloody Sunday

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    Sorry Trev but I am not sure what you mean? ...

    Sorry Trev but I am not sure what you mean?

    Richard
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