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by tim-b
22 Oct 2020, 6:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2411

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Hi snip...Do you think that the inspection for an MOT must be conducted with no interruption to address faults? Have you seen that in writing?.../snip Have a read of the MoT Inspection Procedure (para 14) link. "The tester who registered the vehicle for test must personally carry out the test, ...
by tim-b
22 Oct 2020, 6:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Specialized Roubaix Comp
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Specialized Roubaix Comp

Hi
Is it what you expected? Is it what you wanted? If you bought it online then you can send it back; stocks of road bikes should be increasing now as winter approaches
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
21 Oct 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2411

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Hi I'm not familiar with the detail of the MOT regs but I believe that if a fault is discovered and rectified by the test centre while the vehicle is still there, then there is no extra testing charge. If it's taken away for repair following a fail and then returned for retesting, then there's a fee...
by tim-b
21 Oct 2020, 8:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any recent experience of driving licence renewal?
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: Any recent experience of driving licence renewal?

Hi Of course, if it's the police who are asking, they can check the DVLC database online; I'd prefer it if a check on me showed I was kosher, rather than my licence had expired. You can do a similar check for yourself using HMG's online viewer (link) . This doesn't always do a good job with older pa...
by tim-b
21 Oct 2020, 6:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any recent experience of driving licence renewal?
Replies: 42
Views: 830

Re: Any recent experience of driving licence renewal?

Hi A couple of points here: All driving entitlements expire at some point, but this is not the same as your 10 years old photograph expiring Holders of a full green or pink paper licence will generally have an expiry date on the eve of their 70th birthday. Nothing needs to be done to update these un...
by tim-b
20 Oct 2020, 6:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Central Point
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Most Central Point

Hi This is how OS do it, OS blog link It's interesting (to me at least) that you would first have to consider what "Cornwall" consists of, for example the Isles of Scilly are part of the ceremonial County of Cornwall. What tidal time-frame are you considering as the landmass shrinks and gr...
by tim-b
19 Oct 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Central Point
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Most Central Point

Hi
Mick F wrote:Cycling .............

I've been to Meriden ......... supposedly the most central point of England.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centre_po ... ed_Kingdom

Meriden has been the traditional centre for centuries, the geographical centre is in the next county at Fenny Drayton
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
17 Oct 2020, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle

Hi
1/5 of a human hair, but "every little helps", thanks
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
17 Oct 2020, 6:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2411

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Hi
Tangled Metal wrote:Also indicators moved away from the corners of cars such that you can no longer see an indicator flashing in your direction from the side.

MoT failure (link) for cars since 1986
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
17 Oct 2020, 6:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle

Hi If you want to make it as easy as possible, stick the spindle in the freezer, warm the bearing itself (not so hot it damages the seals), use oil, and work swiftly. The differential between a frozen component and a heated component is obviously the thing here, but I've often wondered how much diff...
by tim-b
14 Oct 2020, 5:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 1023
Views: 77707

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

A mate of mine died recently from severe indigestion
The prescription on his headstone read "Gav Is Gone"
by tim-b
13 Oct 2020, 6:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Helmet outer casing has degraded in only 3 years
Replies: 29
Views: 845

Re: Helmet outer casing has degraded in only 3 years

Hi I haven't seen damage like that before, especially in a three-year old helmet I clean mine with mild soap and water, usually when I notice either a salty tidemark on the straps or visible dirt. The pads can usually be pulled out and washed as often as you like Insect repellent and sunscreen from ...
by tim-b
12 Oct 2020, 5:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 14
Views: 589

Re: My first 50

Hi Well done. There's a thread here on snacks https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139846 As we head towards Winter a small flask of your hot drink of choice is a good addition. Some 500ml flasks fit in a bottle cage with a velcro strap around to take up any rattling Regards tim-b
by tim-b
12 Oct 2020, 5:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?
Replies: 31
Views: 670

Re: Spoke magnet (for bike computer)?

Hi Has anyone else come across this problem (or come up with a solution)? I can't imagine how braking can cause this unless a rim brake isn't set centrally and is pushing the rim over slightly so that the magnet touches something. Does the magnet twist easily after tightening? Check the brake action...
by tim-b
11 Oct 2020, 7:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat bolt identification
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Re: Seat bolt identification

Hi
I couldn't believe that these were out in 1910

The idea was floating around in Victorian times but it took a few more years to come up with a manufacturing technique
Patent image (link)
Regards
tim-b