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by Steve
17 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 775

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

One rule for German roads that UK riders/drivers might not know, is the one about priority from the right, unless otherwise indicated. E.g. at minor road junctions without road markings or signs, users must automatically give way to vehicles approaching from the right, as effectively they are making...
by Steve
10 Jun 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 6178

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

Reversing into a confined area increases manoeuvrability, as well as visibility on leaving. Can't explain why as beyond my understanding of physics but must be because the steering wheels have more scope.....
by Steve
6 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uber Licence plates - Can you get them?
Replies: 8
Views: 644

Re: Uber Licence plates - Can you get them?

I think private hire cars, including Uber, all display a licence plate - doesn't that provide the information you need ?
by Steve
1 May 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Broken Campag Veloce Levers
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Broken Campag Veloce Levers

If you mean that pressing the R hand thumb lever down drops you several sprockets at a time instead of just one, you may well find (as I did) that simply applying pressure with the middle finger on the other lever at the same time lets you control shifting perfectly. I've been doing that for years w...
by Steve
7 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

mnichols wrote:
Steve wrote:Yes, at Berlin. Depends who are running the baggage operation at any particular airport I believe.


what did you do when it was refused?


Had to buy an enormous cardboard box from the airport for about 30 euros. Never received a reply from my follow-up complaint to "Easy"jet.
by Steve
7 Mar 2019, 3:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

Yes, at Berlin. Depends who are running the baggage operation at any particular airport I believe.
by Steve
24 Feb 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation
Replies: 41
Views: 2656

Re: 4 Day Norfolk Tour Recommendation

Yes the dense network of minor roads inland is one of the best features in my view, from a few holidays there, also rather quaint villages towns and tea rooms. As one who lives in Yorkshire, I found a lot of folk rather deferential in their manner, which was quite a novelty! Found the bike not the b...
by Steve
17 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ovenden Moor, Halifax - tarmac road
Replies: 1
Views: 2242

Ovenden Moor, Halifax - tarmac road

Rode back home today over Ovenden Moor (past Halifax Sailing Club). Must be 10 years since I last used that route (it's a big climb!) and was surprised to find it's now tarmac for the full length. Maybe to make it easier for fly tippers. Still shown otherwise on OS maps though so must be fairly rece...
by Steve
23 Jan 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Leeds & Liverpool Canal on a Trike
Replies: 17
Views: 1847

Re: Leeds & Liverpool Canal on a Trike

Keighley to Skipton and Gargrave is due to be upgraded in the next year or two. Unless you're in a terrible hurry to do it, I'd suggest waiting for that work to be completed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-46821219 Good surface now extends to Silsden, since last year. Do...
by Steve
9 Jan 2019, 6:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?
Replies: 75
Views: 3174

Re: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?

I love 'em, especially on the winter bike when wearing big gloves. One disadvantage which I don't think anyone else has mentioned is that the front mech can creep inwards when climbing out of the saddle, due to repeated frame flexing and spring in the LH lever pulling the cable in. Just needs slight...
by Steve
28 Nov 2018, 8:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you identify this tool
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Re: Can you identify this tool

tim-b wrote:Hi
Adjustable spanner wrench
Regards
tim-b


Spot-on, thank you. So no use to me in my bike fettling then!
by Steve
28 Nov 2018, 4:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you identify this tool
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Can you identify this tool

I got this from a friend who was a cyclist, it may or may not have an application relating to cycling! It seems to be a pair of screwdrivers, but obviously they couldn't both turn screws at the same time...

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by Steve
8 Nov 2018, 1:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lake District roads in late November?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Lake District roads in late November?

Lots of rain and very wet roads are the most likely inconvenience at that time of year, though who knows, autumn is unseasonably dry this year.
by Steve
17 Sep 2018, 8:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling southwest
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Cycling southwest

"Bike friendly cafes".... A bit tangential, but I usually want the same from a cafe whether or not I'm on the bike. Only difference being it's good to park the bike nearby & preferably in view. Otherwise, consideration no 1 is that they serve a big pot of tea with hot water on the side...