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by soapbox
15 Nov 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2053

Re: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour

For car parking for any length of time, consider sgaying on a campsite and asking the owners if you can leave the car there. Offer to pay -some campsites break down charges, and the overnight cost of a car is usually reasonable, and reasonably safe and secure on a campsite.
by soapbox
4 Nov 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatstay chain peg
Replies: 39
Views: 1330

Re: Seatstay chain peg

I found some thin wire, and wrapped it tightly, then soldered it. I nut and bolted the spoke and stay together to get the alignment spot on. Not easy soldering with a small soldering iron, though I heated the thing up with a heat gun to assist. Still not a neat job, but it's solid and strong and ri...
by soapbox
3 Nov 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatstay chain peg
Replies: 39
Views: 1330

Re: Seatstay chain peg

Mick F... Do you want this? It's one I made last year for a trip to Scotland, putting my bike on the back seat of my mate's car. I'll probably not use it again, and I'll just knock another one up in the unlikely event that I do need one. It's not dissimilar to the Park tool that you linked into your...
by soapbox
25 Oct 2019, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chainring. How muuuuuch...?...!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 1240

Re: New chainring. How muuuuuch...?...!!!

Insane. Even for top-end Record and Dura Ace level. There's surely an opening for a company like (I was going to say Hope, but they're not exactly cheap, either) Superstar Components (who mostly make mtb stuff, but also make some road components) to make cheaper, compatible chainrings than that.
by soapbox
25 Oct 2019, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How did I bend my wheel in half!
Replies: 33
Views: 1768

Re: How did I bend my wheel in half!

I've had occasion to use the extreme wheel-truing technique, which I learned on a clubrun, years ago (one of the benefits of clubs with experienced riders, who have seen pretty much everything there is to see on a bike). It takes a degree of confidence and a careless degree of brute force. The attit...
by soapbox
24 Oct 2019, 8:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning an Outer Hebrides tour
Replies: 30
Views: 2053

Re: Scotrail bike carriages

I saw this: https://road.cc/content/news/267921-scotrail-unveils-forthcoming-west-highland-line-carriages-space-20-bikes?fbclid=IwAR1aGGCwbCnpW4I98JmSvXlLmlPoxjXIrLpYllVwG3RxZehTSG8TI-nSXYc Great move, obviously. Especially for me with my planned trip to the Outer Hebrides. Looks like space for at ...
by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1008

Re: what you call the spacers to fix across the dropouts?

Local bike shop? They throw them away for fun. A bit of plastic or card works for disc brake pads when I transport my mountain bike with the wheels out.
by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?
Replies: 36
Views: 1718

Re: Bike frame price increase after order placed and paid for legal?

Can Cycling UK's legal department not help? Richard Gaffney?
by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1455

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

My first reaction to the original post was not positive. In deed I too regret the conversion from the CTC to Cycling UK, though of course there are valid arguments that support one large voice for cycling rather than many small ones. A further dilution in direction from my core interests isn’t help...
by soapbox
8 Oct 2019, 4:35pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion
Replies: 27
Views: 1455

Re: Cycling UK : Proposal for international expansion

AndyK wrote:
soapbox wrote:No.

You put a persuasive case. ;-)

A simple answer to a complicated question.
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Priority at crossroads

No. Straight on takes priority over right turn. It has been that way since the year dot. It was that way when I passed my driving test in 1978 and it has remained that way. It is worrying that people aren't familiar with such a basic principle. Have you an authoritive link/reference for that, pleas...
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 12:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Priority at crossroads

Is it not a case of who is crossing the least number of lanes to get where they want to be? So that with two vehicles opposite each other at a crossroads, where one was going straight on and the other turning right, the one turning right has priority because they're only crossing one lane to get wh...
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Priority at crossroads
Replies: 17
Views: 916

Re: Priority at crossroads

Is it not a case of who is crossing the least number of lanes to get where they want to be? So that with two vehicles opposite each other at a crossroads, where one was going straight on and the other turning right, the one turning right has priority because they're only crossing one lane to get whe...
by soapbox
5 Oct 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 97
Views: 8641

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

As an occasional visitor to the forum rather than a regular, I like it when old threads like this resurface. I'm going to put a late vote in for Field, of Sheffield. My friend bought a frame from them a couple of years ago and asked me to build it up into a bike. I was stunned at the beauty of the f...