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by Steve
16 Sep 2021, 5:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Odd signs.....
Replies: 22
Views: 1160

Re: Odd signs.....

The sign in question.
"Wheelchair user exercising dog", I'd say.
by Steve
11 Sep 2021, 7:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's this little hole for?
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: What's this little hole for?

If on the inside face it is unlikely to be for a dynamo or rack.
How about a photo?
by Steve
9 Sep 2021, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rear USB light
Replies: 32
Views: 916

Re: Rear USB light

Tangentially, what is the great attraction of USB lights? I prefer a bolt-on light with (rechargeable) AA batteries.
by Steve
25 Aug 2021, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: LONG TERM PARKING HOLYHEAD
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: LONG TERM PARKING HOLYHEAD

The usual advice is
1) find a quiet residential street with plenty of room where you won't inconvenience the residents (my preference, once did that for 2 weeks in Holyhead)
Or
2) look at options on Just Park website
by Steve
24 Aug 2021, 6:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bodensee (Lake Constance) on a Brompton?
Replies: 15
Views: 484

Re: Bodensee (Lake Constance) on a Brompton?

Could get some chilly nights and mornings at that time of year, I seem to remember a few at -5C in October when we were there, though it was probably late October rather than early. Weather is usually pretty good, but can get foggy as the lake area is a big basin into which all the cold air settles.
by Steve
19 Aug 2021, 8:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why the paper cups?
Replies: 22
Views: 1245

Re: Why the paper cups?

Along with all this disposable tat, is that it gets harder to find cafes which offer a proper pot of tea! Does my head in.
by Steve
9 Aug 2021, 6:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 700c, rim braked, 135mm old rear wheel.
Replies: 13
Views: 437

Re: 700c, rim braked, 135mm old rear wheel.

SRV wrote: 9 Aug 2021, 9:46am I have 'inherited' such a wheelset. The rear wheel won't fit any of my bikes.

My question is: what on God's green earth will it fit? I am at a loss. Any words of wisdom gratefully received. And if I'm being stupid, please let me down gently.
Crikey. Doesn't time fly. One day I'm using all the latest gear (well, some of it anyway), the next I'm a weird old fogey with components out of the ark!
by Steve
29 Jul 2021, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pump question
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Pump question

I've acquired an old Blackburn frame-fit pump, and however careful I am to connect it to the valve (Presta), I find air always finds its way back out of the tube into the pump, so I can never get it near the required pressure.
Is there a valve in the pump itself, which could be faulty, or might there be another explanation?
by Steve
4 Jul 2021, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do tubeless tyres work?
Replies: 34
Views: 1312

Re: How do tubeless tyres work?

And are the valves entirely separate from tyre and tape? Now I'm curious too.
by Steve
13 Jun 2021, 4:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycling Cambrils
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Cycling Cambrils

Forgive me if this is one of the "usual methods" you've tried, but if it was me I'd head to a bookshop and try to get hold of a good local map(s), say at 1:50000, and work out some routes from that.
by Steve
4 Jun 2021, 6:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Cassette Spacer
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Campagnolo Cassette Spacer

olivermleach wrote: 3 Jun 2021, 8:10pm It's to fit a 10 speed veloce cassette to an Ambrosia (Zenith?) Freehub. There is substantial play preventing the lockring from biting. It would sit behind the cassette.
I've used this combination without any spacer at that end, is it possible that something else is missing from your cassette?
by Steve
25 May 2021, 1:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: long stay car parking at Newcastle, Portsmouth and/or Plymouth
Replies: 19
Views: 1706

Re: long stay car parking at Newcastle, Portsmouth and/or Plymouth

beeb wrote: 19 May 2021, 4:02pm Hoping next year to travel from the North of Scotland down to use the ferry from Plymouth or Portsmouth to Spain.

Does anyone know of somewher that I could leave the car for a period of up to 2 months at reasonable cost?

Might also need the same for port of tyne, Newcastle?

Considering campsites etc but has anyone done it and found anyone to be helpful?

thanks loads in advance
You could also look into caravan storage places, they should be suitable.
by Steve
14 May 2021, 11:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gatorskin - sidewall issues
Replies: 13
Views: 635

Re: Gatorskin - sidewall issues

My comment would be: do not bin them, they look to have many miles left in them. Though for peace of mind, you might not want to use them for lejog.
Someone might well buy them, if you do want rid.
by Steve
22 Apr 2021, 7:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is this an inner or outer chainring?
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: Is this an inner or outer chainring?

Now I see the problem. Also that Spa do list 46T available as a middle ring, which is obviously what the OP had ordered. I hadn't realised middle rings were made so big.