• We had a long conversation when my wife first fell pregnant about what we thought would be the best family setup.

    We both agreed that we were becoming parents and that we wanted to be the ones to bring our kids up rather than, if it could be helped, looking at childcare options. My wife worked in education so I earned 3 times what she did so it…[Read more]

  • I’ve just fitted a Dashcam as I’m fed up of arseholes taking the piss on the roads.

    I’ve just fitted a webcam as I’m fed up of arseholes taking the piss on the internet. 🙂

  • I once saw 33mpg from my C63 between Heathrow and Lincoln but normally I get about mid 20s in race mode I can get it down to single figures.

  • cubist replied to the topic Engine Braking? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    It’s like the advice to pull away in second gear. Why? It’s not like you need any less torque to move away from a standing start in 2nd than 1st.

    In regular comfort mode my car never uses 1st to pull away. Automatic use fluid drive rather than a clutch plate so your not going to burn that out. Its slower to spin the engine up in 2nd so the…[Read more]

  • cubist replied to the topic Smoking break vs Time in lieu in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    If, as an employer, you are not allowed to exclude smokers from your candidate list. Could you refuse to employ a functioning alcoholic? I mean they are able to function so it doesn’t impede their ability to do their job. How about recreational drug user? They could get boxed every weekend and other than being a miserable so and so come…[Read more]

  • cubist replied to the topic Top Gear Nepal special in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Yes but some on here have been moaning about TG for years, but no one has suggested a format that moves it on, and would get the viewer numbers it has.

    3 “celebrities” are attached to the front bumper of three slightly related cars driven by racingdrivers who proceed to have a race around somewhere interesting whilst smashing the hell out of…[Read more]

  • cubist started the topic Snoring solutions in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I appear to have reached the point where my snoring is keeping my wife awake at night. I know I am carrying a bit of additional timber and this is something I am working on but are any of the shorter term remedies out there anything other than snake oil?

    Has anyone found a solution that doesn’t involve the spare room? (there’s even less chance…[Read more]

  • Doesn’t boosting a car involve a turbo charger?

  • cubist replied to the topic Picture Chain in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

  • I’d happily let my daughter run the country over the shower that we have to choose from on 12th.

    Me too and my daughters only 10…

  • cubist replied to the topic Boost Cranksets in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    Did you do up the pinch bolts correctly?

    Definitely torqued up correctly initially. During he trail side fix I just got them as tight as possible with the multi-tool.

    Are you sure the noise was due to chainline? Maybe you just need a bit more B-screw?

    Possible. Maybe I’ll have a play with that again.

  • cubist started the topic Boost Cranksets in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    I have a boost frame (Orange Clockwork Evo 29) which I setup with a non-boost XT crank-set (M8000) The chain-line meant things were rather noisy so I put a second 2.5mm spacer in the bottom bracket and everything was great….. until Sunday, when the crank fell off. It didn’t appear loose before but half way around Sherwood it popped off. I…[Read more]

  • cubist replied to the topic Best tyres for a rigid 29er in the forum Bike Forum 3 months ago

    These wtb’s look heavy, with a steel frame and fork, the wheelset is where I’m looking at a bit of weight saving.

    I currently have a Trail Boss on the rear of my hard tail (Vigilante front) and they are heavy and draggy but the grip is OK

  • cubist replied to the topic Is Jaguar the new Audi/BMW? in the forum Chat Forum 3 months ago

    foot down where appropriate and necessary.

    It is never necessary unless you are a member of the emergency services. But some people are not very good at organising their lives and then think that the resulting time issues justify fast driving. They are wrong.

    How do you over take safely without putting your foot down? Actually, being…[Read more]

  • cubist replied to the topic PSA – ‘OK boomer’ in the forum Chat Forum 3 months ago

    I agree with her. And then she uses it. And then …

    …read the comments. And then go and boil my head in tar. Feels good, doesn’t it? (Goes biking)

    Did that NZ politician just ask how many Dick heads?

  • Used C63 estate? Although I don’t think the dog would enjoy it much 😉

    I just bought one to scratch the V8 itch before going electric. Got 33mpg driving from Heathrow to East Mids. I know that’s not great but with 500bhp it’s not bad…. I do cycle to work so it does, in my self centred and broken logic, offset the poor eco credentials (…[Read more]