Viewing entries posted in November 2013

Re: Ison

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/2013 23:03, David Eyre wrote:

> Those pesky prepsoitions - I often struggle with the German ones as
> they are used differently - when I say I'm on the bus people would
> think that I was on the roof...
>
Which is what it literally means in English. You have gotta learm all
the sub-rules etc. Gord, I am glad I have remembered stuff like this
after my accident. I had forgotten for an age but re-learning isn't as
daunting (1) as learning the first time

(1) Would I have remembered a word in such day to day use as this one?

--
Neil The Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: Paging the pedalophiles

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30 November 2013 22:46, roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> wrote:

>
> Is there any reason why a mountain bike one wouldn't fit?
>

If it's a Shimano spline, then it ought to fit. Though you might struggle
to find an 8-speed cassette nowadays.

You might well find that your derailleur can't handle the range of a
mountain bike set.

Changing the front ring(s) might be better.

--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: Ison

Posted by David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30 November 2013 21:35, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

>
> Isn't our language wonderful.
>
> Grace has trouble with the small words. on, in etc. It's hard to understand
> why something is ON Saturday, IN November and AT the weekend.
>
Those pesky prepsoitions - I often struggle with the German ones as
they are used differently - when I say I'm on the bus people would
think that I was on the roof...

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Re: Ison

Posted by David Eyre <mrloop-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30 November 2013 21:31, Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> "Without" in modern English means "lacking", "not containing". It does
> not mean "outside of" any more. "Outwith", however, serves quite well
> for that.
>

I wonder what the Durovernumites make of the neighbouring parish of
Thanington Without. Perhaps it should be renamed Thanington Outwith
unless the folklore about it having no pub or church is correct then
it could remain unchanged.

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Re: Paging the pedalophiles

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/2013 22:46, roger collier wrote:
> OK, I know it's not a word. I meant cyclists.
>
> I want to lower the gearing on the 10 year old road bike.
> It's got a 12-23 Shimano 8 speed cassette.
> CRC lists road bike cassettes up to 13-26
> but mountain bike cassettes 11-28, 11-30 and 11-32.
> Is there any reason why a mountain bike one wouldn't fit?

May depend upon which derailleur exactly you have - the cage lengths can
vary to allow the extra chain needed to go around a 32 to be taken up.

You may need a new chain too.

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Paging the pedalophiles

Posted by roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

OK, I know it's not a word. I meant cyclists.

I want to lower the gearing on the 10 year old road bike.
It's got a 12-23 Shimano 8 speed cassette.
CRC lists road bike cassettes up to 13-26
but mountain bike cassettes 11-28, 11-30 and 11-32.
Is there any reason why a mountain bike one wouldn't fit?

I'll have to compare ratios with the new roadbike
to see what size I actually need.

Roger.

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RE: MINCR

Posted by "Richard" <rkm-at-mypostoffice.co.uk> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

Andy

>I was looking at these just before I bought my CR-V. You get a hell of a
lot of car for the money but
> the running costs were prohibitive for my job at the time (1) which lead
me to buy the Honda instead.

And there's this, when cost is an issue [1]:

http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-2024538/Land-Rover-Range-Rov
er-reliable-cars--reliable-manufacturer.html


Cheers
Richard
Gerald the Hamster
Archduke of Liberia

[1] As it was when we bought our CR-V

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Re: Bah!

Posted by roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/2013 21:35, andy pugh wrote:
> An element of my hebdomadal consignment of comestibles has the security tag
> still on the bottle!

Angel grinder?

Roger.

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Bah!

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

An element of my hebdomadal consignment of comestibles has the security tag
still on the bottle!

--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: Ison

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 30 November 2013 | 0 Comments

On 30/11/2013 21:11, roger collier wrote:

> Beer doesn't actually contain fish products. They are added and
> sink to the bottom, taking the muck with them, leaving no trace.
>
> But to be sure, here's a list:
> http://www.enchant.me.uk/Vegetarian_beers.html
>
Aargh, and looking at your link again I realise that Ing-Tong-De-Bod
(AKA Boddington's) once my favourity bitter is not suitable too

--
Neil The Hippy http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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