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by MarySkater
29 Jul 2015, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano axle thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Shimano axle thread

Thanks for getting me that info, Brucey. Obviously I wasn't looking in the right places.

Much obliged for your help.

Mary
by MarySkater
29 Jul 2015, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano axle thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Shimano axle thread

Thought; is there any reason why you can't mount the standard Burley bracket the other way up, and leave it be? That's an option I'm seriously considering. At the moment it won't work because the fittings for rack and mudguard get in the way. That's why I wanted the adapter, to push the hitch a lit...
by MarySkater
29 Jul 2015, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano axle thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Re: Shimano axle thread

Thanks for the input. Sorry, Brucey, I can't do your suggested test, because I don't own any screws of known pitch... Maybe I need to think again about the problem. The standard hitch: https://www.burley.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Standard-Forged-Hitch.jpg hangs vertically from the axle. In that...
by MarySkater
29 Jul 2015, 5:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano axle thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Shimano axle thread

Please can someone help a non-technical person... I have a new bike. I have an old, but serviceable, Burley cargo trailer. My trailer did have the old style of Burley hitch ("Classic") which clamps on to the rear triangle (is that the right phrase?). But that won't work on the new bike whi...
by MarySkater
27 Jul 2015, 2:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Horses: modern ones selected from what stock?
Replies: 33
Views: 5186

Re: Horses: modern ones selected from what stock?

Interesting topic. In the horse-drawn days, harness horses wore blinkers, preventing them from seeing what was behind them. Whether or not blinkers are a good thing (there's a diatribe against them in "Black Beauty") my experience suggests that a horse is more readily upset by something st...
by MarySkater
21 Jul 2015, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is the entire field of view blocked for an HGV?
Replies: 58
Views: 7861

Re: Is the entire field of view blocked for an HGV?

I don't know if my eyes are playing tricks or not, but surely if he had just hit something he should stayed put. NOT drive backwards and forwards. I wondered that, but I think the editor has run the video back, and then forward, so that you can see the crash again. During the "rewind," th...
by MarySkater
20 Jul 2015, 4:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding recumbent-Whats available?
Replies: 32
Views: 11333

Re: Folding recumbent-Whats available?

[XAP]Bob and pjclinch, thanks for the reassurance re the wheels. Yes, I shouldn't have said BR. There is a "National Rail" website, with a cycling section which mentions some exclusions such as tricycles or trailers, but says nothing about electrics. ScotRail was, I believe, the first regi...
by MarySkater
20 Jul 2015, 9:16am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Change username?
Replies: 2
Views: 8219

Re: Change username?

Thanks, Mick. I've done that.
Mary
by MarySkater
20 Jul 2015, 9:05am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding recumbent-Whats available?
Replies: 32
Views: 11333

Re: Folding recumbent-Whats available?

I believe it was because the pointy bits of the handlebars were at eye / head level for people passing in the corridor and hence a "hazard" Thanks, Cunobelin. It's useful to know the "reason," even if I don't necessarily agree with it. I wonder if I'm more of a hazard trying to ...
by MarySkater
19 Jul 2015, 10:37pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Change username?
Replies: 2
Views: 8219

Change username?

Hi, I've just looked in on the forum for the first time in several years. I used to have the username "maryinoxford" on this and several other forums. However, as I have now moved to Dumfries, that name is a bit misleading :shock: Is it possible to change my username to MaryinScotland, wit...
by MarySkater
19 Jul 2015, 10:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding recumbent-Whats available?
Replies: 32
Views: 11333

Re: Folding recumbent-Whats available?

For storage, also consider a hanging hook... http://www.personal.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/pix/bikeontrain.jpg That's my wife's 'bent (a Nazca Fiero Tour) hung up on a train to Oban next to a mountain bike Apologies for sidetracking the thread, but I've been travelling on this type of Scotrail train r...
by MarySkater
22 Feb 2012, 4:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on trains
Replies: 13
Views: 1428

Re: Bikes on trains

I bought some kit with bike-and-train in mind. A Brompton, folded and bagged, is normal luggage. Cyclone trailer - wheels and towbar are removed in seconds, turning it also into normal luggage. I agree, though, that provision for ordinary bikes is very poor. With limited space, and often no way to b...
by MarySkater
5 Jun 2011, 7:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why some cyclists would not greet you when they overtake you
Replies: 59
Views: 5052

Re: Why some cyclists would not greet you when they overtake

Just recently I have tended to do more overtaking ... and I do always say HI or something like that but its not often I get a response! ... I always get a HI when passing opposite to cyclists! Go Figure..... If you're coming up behind someone, they may not even know you're there. From their perspec...
by MarySkater
5 Jun 2011, 7:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to reduce midge bites
Replies: 20
Views: 2773

Re: How to reduce midge bites

Germolene contains some local anaesthetic, so it can be helpful for some people. I've also seen someone break an anti-histamine tablet in half, wet it and rub it straight on the bite. Others recommend a couple of weeks taking Vitamin B tablets before a trip, because apparently this makes you smell l...
by MarySkater
29 May 2011, 7:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Pumps for touring?
Replies: 36
Views: 3996

Re: Pumps for touring?

meic wrote:You dont have to connect it to the valve first? :shock: How does that work, by induction?

Did you want me to quote the whole website?