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It all seems to be a compromise with domestic heating controls. My ideal system would be a thermostat on the wall in each room, with each radiator working independently on a valve controlled manifold circuit.

That would require wires, sensors, valves galore and a shed load of work.
Gallery / Re: Members' bikes
« Last post by slope on Today at 08:58:48 am »
Lovely colour and lugs. I thought the Galaxy had cantilever bosses?

That's beautiful lining. $deity really is in the detail.

I'm no expert but Galaxy/Super Galaxy models came with centre pull brakes until some point in the mid-80s. Courtesy of the Clariflies I have one. My 90s Galaxy (full STX group) has cantis.

Despite breathing, sleeping & eating bike for the last 5 years I don't have an anorak. Yet...

Indeed, the frame I have just acquired from its original owner is a 1980, although resprayed a non original but rather nice BRG about 10 years ago.

Frame, forks and chunky steel headset weigh 7lb 2oz for the non weight non weenies ;)

Here's a couple of pages from the 1982 catalogue :)

The Pub / Re: what I have learned today.
« Last post by rogerzilla on Today at 08:56:46 am »
513 Rankine outside today.
Food & Drink / Re: Proper old school greasy spoons
« Last post by ian on Today at 08:49:11 am »
Pretty much so, though the southern border appears too low, like the waistline of those hammock-crotched jeans favoured by feckless urban youth. While we did have chips and gravy in the East Midlands such a choice would make you out as a potential dissident, one of those people who might be found to be 'talking proper.' We had little tolerance for people who spoke in such a manner that there arose a genuine danger of comprehensibility.

Now, we had gravy, don't get me wrong. But it was proper gravy, stewed up after you'd roasted a joint of meat dry (top tip, if you start Thursday evening it can be ready for Sunday dinner). It was a sort of gloopy stuff, the consistency (and taste) of warm bitumen.

Now you could have curry sauce in the chippy, which was an odd one, because there was near total aversion to anything 'foreign' that chip shop curry sauce slinked its way around. OK, I know it's not actually curry, but it's was dangerously spicy for the East Midlands. We'd only got salt and pepper a few years earlier.
Audax / Re: Audax Dreams for the New Season
« Last post by Bikeabilityman on Today at 08:48:21 am »
It doesn't matter which day because

"Every day is like Sunday....." 
My Sympathy Glands have dried up!
He's 39. So he should have a work history of at least 15 years. No matter what degree he had, his work history would override that degree result

I work in a high-tech environment. Every one of my colleagues has a degree, many a Phd. I dropped out of uni, I got this job and hold my own based on experience. So, sympathy none for this jerk. He has a 2:1 from Oxford and is unemployed, blames it on the uni that he left over a decade ago. Boo hoo
Parts and Accessories / Coyote Tyres
« Last post by OnaRaleigh on Today at 08:29:55 am »
Hi, I need some new 27 x 1 1/4 tyres for my 10 speed Raleigh, and I found some at Hopkinsons  on ebay,  The brand name is Coyote, which I have never heard of before.

That's a long link to them.
Has anybody tried this brand? are they any good?  I don't do a lot of miles, but I don't stick to paved roads either. 

Thanks for any feedback.

Peter  M.
The Pub / Re: Tune Association
« Last post by Redlight on Today at 08:19:29 am »
In the summertime - The Mixtures  :demon:
Racing / Re: Sky - gaming the system?
« Last post by Flatus on Today at 08:17:33 am »
Sutton really is very very thick, isn't he.  He (unwittingly, I'm sure) admitted that Sky used the TUE system to gain an advantage (ie. doping rather than treatment)

I remember when he declared at the DCMS that Sky is the cleanest team he'd ever worked with. He was then asked if he'd ever witnessed doping at any other team he'd worked with and he said "No".

What a dunce. He had no idea just how stupid he'd made himself look.

On the documentary, he laughed off bullying accusations by saying he is a 5'6" 60 year old.   This, the man in charge of team selection and allocation of resources....

Health & Fitness / Re: Muscle Cramp
« Last post by mrcharly-YHT on Today at 08:15:55 am »
I thought cramp was a sudden acute spasm you get when twisting a leg in an awkward position rather than a general achiness... I've never had (what I know as) cramp when cycling.
Cramps (in my experience) can start without any twisting or awkward positioning.
At their worst, the muscles will tear badly. They can be agonisingly painful.
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