tjagain

  • tjagain replied to the topic Giving a longer notice in in the forum Chat Forum 1 hour ago

    You could give your boss a heads up you will be leaving in 2 months but not put your formal notice in. If they then sack you ie you leave 4 weeks from today thats probably unfair dismissal. You would have recourse via a tribunal if you have more than 2 years service but probably not worth the hassle.

    Attempting to game the system to get 4 week…[Read more]

  • tjagain replied to the topic 16 year old son smoking weed in the forum Chat Forum 3 hours ago

    Criminal records as children do not come up in checks I thought – but I don’t know the cuttoff ages. Plese check.

    NO entry to the US for example if you have a drugs bust.

  • tjagain replied to the topic Do you carry a pump? in the forum Bike Forum 3 hours ago

    depends on what I am doing.

    Commuting no – puncture proof tyres and I have never had a puncture and on my current commute I would just walk. The longer commute I used to have I would get a taxi.

    Pootling about locally on the fat bike – nope – just walk home – its tubeless. If going further pump and a can of foam sealant.

    Longer rides – yes -…[Read more]

  • tjagain replied to the topic 16 year old son smoking weed in the forum Chat Forum 3 hours ago

    As for the over reaction – perfectly understandable – you are human as well.

  • tjagain replied to the topic 16 year old son smoking weed in the forum Chat Forum 3 hours ago

    Why the hell would you need a joint that badly I’ll never know!

    You don’t. Its not addictive is the proper sense of the word at all.

    My view very strongly is that this behaviour is from mental health issues / teenage rebellion type stuff and the cannabis is a symptom / self medicating issue. He is making it a trial of strength between h…[Read more]

  • I do. cheapo alloy cages ad any old bottles. Once I had one fall out on the trail. the alloy cages can be bent to get a tight grip on the bottles

  • My understanding ( and its really at the limits of my knowledge if not beyond) is that flat feet and over pronation are ligament and bone issues not muscle. Muscle exercise may compensate but cannot cure.

    Podiatrists are the experts on this – not necessarily physios, Podiatrist do gait analysis. Perhaps best used in conjunction with physios?

  • I was getting pain in my feet and ankles to the point I thought I would have to stop hillwalking completely. Othotics have reduced the pain by 95% and I can now walk pain free for the first time in years. I spend a lot of time on my feet. So for me orthotics ( cheap off the shelf boots ones) are the answer.

  • tjagain replied to the topic HS2 spiralling costs in the forum Chat Forum 15 hours ago

    YGH = Edinburgh is very well served by good public transport and is cheap. I am not arguing for more for Edinburgh indeed you could argue that Edinburgh gets more than its share. Its the northern English cities and the highlands that really miss out and where the money that is being wasted on HS2 would bring much bigger benefits than HS2 will…[Read more]

  • tjagain replied to the topic HS2 spiralling costs in the forum Chat Forum 15 hours ago

    From the same article

    A plan submitted to the government earlier this year estimated it would cost £69bn to bring transport in the north of England up to scratch. The proposal by Transport for the North (TfN) – a statutory advisory body – includes building “Northern Powerhouse Rail”, a brand new trans-Pennine railway from Liverpool to Leeds.…

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  • tjagain replied to the topic HS2 spiralling costs in the forum Chat Forum 15 hours ago

    No tinas – its a massive subsidy to london public transpot. TFL absorbs almost as much public money in in a year as Edinburghs trams cost in total – and that is ignoring capital expenditure – thats just the subsidy. Add in the capital expenditure and it dwarfs what is sent on the rest of the country.. ~Some ridiculous figure of total public…[Read more]

  • tjagain replied to the topic Commuter bike set up tips in the forum Bike Forum 16 hours ago

    Tyres – my go to are conti contacts or gps in protection form- puncture proof to the point of no punctures in years of commuting so I never bother with puncture kit. Basically If I get an issue its a taxi the rest of the way.

  • tjagain replied to the topic Commuter bike set up tips in the forum Bike Forum 18 hours ago

    Bars – whatever is comfy. At different times I have used very different setups ( I don’t do drops). Narrow flat bars with bar ends and a low stem – fast and good in traffic. Mary bars on a high rise stem – comfy as heck and great for relaxed riding. Standard old skoool mtb risers – good allrounders. Now on bullhorns on a road bike

    I prefer…[Read more]

  • tjagain replied to the topic Commuter bike set up tips in the forum Bike Forum 19 hours ago

    Panniers – depends how long your comutte. I use a rucksac for less than 3 miles, panniers for over.

    Ortleib are the easiest I have used to fit and remove – great if you carry them inside your workplace. Carradice are fiddly to fit and remove – best if you leave them on the bike

    Both are 100% waterproof and very robust. Both are well more than…[Read more]

  • I am not getting this. Surely this spike when you stand up is only a few seconds thus cannot be counted in BPM as its only a few beats?

    What am I missing here

  • SJS cycles? they have big stocks of odd stuff.

    You might have to go for the nearest modern equivalent to get tyres and rims tho

    Sheldon brown has good info on tyre and wheel sizing Looks like american cruiser rims might fit

    https://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

  • tjagain replied to the topic Splitting the bill in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    This is not something I do very often as I never go out with work folk. However I do remember on time when it was clear sorting the bill was going to cause issues. someone suggested equal splits, someone said the didn’t have a starter ( people with hugely different incomes) so what I did was state Ok x each for mains, y extra for puddings /…[Read more]

  • tjagain replied to the topic HS2 spiralling costs in the forum Chat Forum 1 day ago

    Look at it this way. We have 100 billion to spend on rail improvements. What schemes would provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people? is it HS2 or is it improvements to existing lines across the north of England?

  • tjagain replied to the topic Putoline question in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    I am very very sorry chaps – Even I am getting tired of this now
    *hangs head in shame*

  • Scotroutes – cuban? Thats so expensive – but light and strong apparently

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