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by Invicta Tourist
23 Mar 2020, 11:49am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 90
Views: 1831

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Peetee, the photo was indeed taken on the Roger Penny Way. I'd cycled through Fordingbridge, picked up some lunch at the Co-Op, then headed through Godshill. Later I branched right where the road from Hale Purlieu joins. The photo was taken just past that point.
by Invicta Tourist
22 Mar 2020, 8:38pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 90
Views: 1831

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Morzedec, it's either Daisy, or her sister Moo-riel. Peetee, you're right, it is the New Forest, but not the road between Burley and Ringwood, or the one near Sway and Holmsley. If you were to cycle a little further north and cross the A31, you'll find the location there. It was a very windy day whe...
by Invicta Tourist
22 Mar 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 90
Views: 1831

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Thanks Peetee. The Clifftop cafe at Capel was a stop where my pals and I used to go for lunch. The cafe patio was a great suntrap and we often enjoyed views across to France on a sunny day. IIRC, there used to be a press cutting on the wall inside the cafe with an article about a previous cafe which...
by Invicta Tourist
22 Mar 2020, 2:36pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!
Replies: 90
Views: 1831

Re: FREE ENTERTAINMENT!

Could it be Capel-le-Ferne?
by Invicta Tourist
14 Mar 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Carradice saddlebags, shoes, banana helmet
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: Carradice saddlebags, shoes, banana helmet

Would like the pair of size 7 cycling shoes. Will send a pm.
by Invicta Tourist
22 Dec 2019, 5:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 142
Views: 4756

Re: How's your weather?

It's rained a fair bit in Kent over the last few days. I went for a bike ride and took this photo today.
by Invicta Tourist
3 Oct 2019, 8:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

No, you're right, Mercalia, they're a five sided structure with no metal base. It could be that this storage unit is bolted to the ground. I can see what look like bolts in the near right and far left cormers.
by Invicta Tourist
3 Oct 2019, 6:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: Last night I caught thieves breaking into bike sheds of a well known hostel

I stayed at the Lee Valley hostel back in 2017 with my cycling group. We put the bikes in the storage units at night, usually one or two bikes into each unit, but the units could probably hold three bikes if they're carefully placed.
by Invicta Tourist
15 Sep 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 46
Views: 2307

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

Thank you for the link to the Trangia website, Freiston. There's a lot of helpful information there. I scanned their website earlier, and found the model I have didn't resemble examples shown from the 1950's or 1980's. Then there was quite a gap between these years on Trangia's contents page. Now I'...
by Invicta Tourist
15 Sep 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 46
Views: 2307

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I use this Trangia when I am camping at a single location and touring the area. I'm guessing it might be a 1970's model. Does anyone know for sure? I bought it secondhand about 15 years ago.
by Invicta Tourist
14 Feb 2019, 5:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

I'll check but I'm pretty sure the new toggle chain is slightly longer then the original. I've needed to move the rear wheel backwards to the furthest extent of the dropouts and add two new drive chain links. I see what you mean. What I could do is use the new indicator rod and shorten its toggle ch...
by Invicta Tourist
14 Feb 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

Thank you for the useful idea, Brucey. I started looking on the net to find a beginner's guide to riveting and came across this useful clip on YouTube. https://youtu.be/cP14SBqvpYM I believe using this riveting technique for the ends of the toggle chain with two pieces of a 14g spoke, as you suggest...
by Invicta Tourist
13 Feb 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

I'll look into how to do rivetting. It is probably quite a useful skill to have. :)
by Invicta Tourist
13 Feb 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Re: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

Thank you for your replies Brucey and Rogerzilla. It's helpful to know that the SA threads would not be compatible with the ones currently existing on the Sachs Torpedo hub. You're right, Brucey, the toggle chain has broken, it snapped at the point where the toggle chain leaves the hollow end of the...
by Invicta Tourist
12 Feb 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility
Replies: 10
Views: 1035

Sachs and Sturmey Archer Compatibility

Does anyone know whether a Sturmey Archer toggle chain (HSA125) could successfully replace a Sachs Torpedo three speed coaster brake toggle chain? Do you have any information whether the threads are the same diameter at each end of the chain and would it be the right length? Thank you.