Haven't been on lfgss for years (yo!) - in the last week I have been back researching for a new build and saw this pinned BLM conversation, which I have been slowly reading through, so apologies if any of the links/resources Im posting below have already been posted. It has been really interesting to read through the posts and discussions. Here are a set of resources and some videos I have seen in the past weeks that I have found useful and informative, hopefully they will be of interest here too.
Gary Younge on the question of violence:
from 2015 - may seem obvious to some of us, but well worth understanding. Akala:
this has been circulating amongst friends on fb - literally took me 5 minutes to go through all of the petitions:
The UK government (Rees Mogg) has said they will not consider any petitions unless it goes through their official petition website.
Link here: https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/rees-mogg-tells-campaigner-we-wont-debate-petitions-unless-theyre-hosted-on-government-site/14/05/
This means all the change.org sites that have gained alot of signatures over the past few weeks will not be considered for debate by the government. Their is no denying this is their way of wriggling out of discussions about black lives matter, racism and trans human rights issues in the UK and world wide.
I have collected as many petitions as I can from the website to do with the above issues and made a list below. Simply click, fill in and share this post. We need 10,000 for a response and 100,000 to be considered for debate. If anyone knows who created certain Change.org petitions that are of relevance to BLM or trans human rights please ask them to create a new one at https://petition.parliament.uk/
Teach Britain's colonial past as part of the UK's compulsory curriculum
Add education on diversity and racism to all school curriculums
Improve Maternal Mortality Rates and Health Care for Black Women in the U.K.
Make LGBT conversion therapy illegal in the UK
Introduce Mandatory Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
Making the UK education curriculum more inclusive of BAME history
Create an independent investigatory commission to help protect ethnic minorities
Require British Sign Language Interpreters for emergency announcements on TV.
Suspend future sales of tear gas and other crowd control equipment to the USA
Add ethics to the national curriculum for primary schools
Add gender identity to the characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010
Will post some further photos at some point and maybe a few of my previous builds. Have been lurking around on here since 2010 so would be good to share some images!
Had this a year now and am finally happy with it. Started off as a shady ebay find with the rusty dregs of a once fine build still clinging to it...its paint is a little dated but its a solid and very light frame. Havn't seen many of these around so it was a delight to give it another lease of life. Over the last 12 months its had a full strip down and a sprinkling of various parts fitted to it. Im travelling around europe at the moment, so its my transport when I'm not driving. Tarmac, gravel, tracks...its kind of a commuter/cyclocross/hybrid thing, either way it works and is really fun to ride.
531 competition tubing, all Dura-ace 7400 apart from 105 brakes/koolstop dura's, wipperman conex chain and smaller TA chainrings with a HG50 cassette. 36H Mavic CD rims, Panaracer Pasela 28's and SKS Road mudgaurds. Nitto Jitensha bars, Fl750 levers, ODI ruffians, Chris King headset and a Salsa Quill stem from the US. Thomson seatpost, Team Pro saddle and a campag seatpin.
I think thats everything. When I was in London it had Time Atac XC's...but at the moment its wielding a set of MKS MT-FT's as they are more convenient for travelling. Plus they are super lightweight and solid to ride with...Im pleasantly surprised by their build quality too.
They are 26.0. Handle bars are Nitto jitensha's, they only came in 26.0. no shims
stem still here if anyone wants it?
Stem still available
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