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    The thing about bikes is that you generally get...

    The thing about bikes is that you generally get what you pay for. Disk brakes are impressive in the rain. Better quaity chainsets mean smoother gear changes. Even choosing the correct pedals makes a...
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    I use a gravel bike for outdoors as more...

    I use a gravel bike for outdoors as more comfortable than a road bike, plus my hybrid is hooked up to a Tacx Neo 2 trainer.
    I manage about four hours a week of cycling, blood pressure and weight...
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    You might want to buy some protection tape to...

    You might want to buy some protection tape to insert into the tyres
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zefal-Z-Liner-Puncture-Prevention-Tape/dp/B00BQL25KA
    The weight difference is tiny, the reduced number...
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    Well if they have been paying himoff the books...

    Well if they have been paying himoff the books then his link is the place to go. If nothing else an HMRC investigation will find all sorts of things, and takes up plenty of boss time....
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    I had a similar experience five years after...

    I had a similar experience five years after recovery from knee surgery. I took the decision to be "escorted" into the water as I will still having issues with walking. Amusingly once the weight was...
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    Apprenticeships

    A few points here:
    Learning to drive. Is this to drive an ordinary vehicle say a car, or is this to drive a fork lift or goods vehicle. If the course is to drive one of the latter then it is not...
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    It was even grimmer if, like me, you happened to...

    It was even grimmer if, like me, you happened to live in Sheffield at the time. The sheer scale of a nuclear event is mindblowing.
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    The obscene bit for me is that this money is the...

    The obscene bit for me is that this money is the profits from online gambling. In other words she is profiting from other peoples misfortune. There are thousands of gamblers out there all losing...
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    Last night we opened and had a glass each of...

    Last night we opened and had a glass each of Graham's 1977 vintage port. Totally fabulous, but less about my wife for buying the port for me, back in 1988.
    The port has a wonderful colour and tastes...
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    Why Labour lost

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-50785442
    I suggest that those people unhappy with the election result read this BBC article. It covers many issues from Twitter to the fact that sensible...
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    Thank you I will investigate further

    Thank you
    I will investigate further
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    Boiler question

    One for the gas boiler engineers....
    We have a Worcester Bosch Greenstar CDi classic boiler. It is about seven years old. Until recently it has been very good. We had to have a gas engineer come out...
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    I think that using oline tools to delliver live...

    I think that using oline tools to delliver live lectures can be agood move. At work we use MS Teams for this and it is very effective. Requires a decent online connection
    For the practical side...
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    You do have a broker to work on this for you......

    You do have a broker to work on this for you...
    I would have thought the energy company could only go back six years, or to when your contract started.
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    Very sensible. If on the other hand you want to...

    Very sensible. If on the other hand you want to add apps and are short of diskspace then older phones that typically have 16gb drives can be a bit limiting.
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    When we purchased our phones through Virgin Media...

    When we purchased our phones through Virgin Media we were also given vouchers for "proper" headphones. The head phones arrived and have been quite stunningly good.
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    Samsung A50. Decent spec. Been using ours for...

    Samsung A50. Decent spec. Been using ours for four months, very reliable with excellent battery life. Additional SIM slots are useful to me, as I have a separate micro SD card contaiining all my dive...
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    We do. Nadine has a 20k majority at the last...

    We do.
    Nadine has a 20k majority at the last election, about 38k votes out of a possible 62k.
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    At the moment the most sensible options in my...

    At the moment the most sensible options in my constituency in either Independant or Monstor Raving Loony.
    Ideally there will be a voting option of Not fit for purpose on the ballot paper.
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    I dived Silfra in Iceland four years ago. Air...

    I dived Silfra in Iceland four years ago. Air temp was -5c and the water was +1c. I think the water clarity being so amazing meant that we did not feel cold on the dive.
    I was always feel much...
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    Update Virgin Media supplied a new router today,...

    Update
    Virgin Media supplied a new router today, all installed. Just ran a line test and my laptop achieves over 100mb. The difference is quite noticeable :)
    Thank you for all the advice and...
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    I used a couple of broadband test sites. I...

    I used a couple of broadband test sites. I obtained similar results from between different devices. So my phone on two different tests measured 100 mbs and my notebook 35 mbs. All tests had only one...
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    I am on 5Ghz

    I am on 5Ghz
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    Thank you. I will look into that Sent from...

    Thank you.
    I will look into that


    Sent from my SM-A505FN using Tapatalk
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    Broadband line speed test

    I suspect that this is a first world problem but I am slightly puzzled.
    I have a replacement router on order from Virgin Media, and we are currently connecting to the router via SWMBO's Apple time...
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