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by Steve
5 Sep 2020, 1:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat pin slippage
Replies: 30
Views: 950

Re: Seat pin slippage

Maybe just be a bit more assertive in tightening the bolt. The worst thing that could happen if over-tightened, would most likely be the bolt shearing.
by Steve
31 Aug 2020, 4:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bolton Abbey Cavendish private bridge closed
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Bolton Abbey Cavendish private bridge closed

Yes indeed, no right of way, and one could of course lift one's bike over the gate. But otherwise it might be useful to know, if riding down the valley and expecting to get through as of old at the Cavendish. The estate do employ a security squad to keep an eye on misbehaviour.
by Steve
29 Aug 2020, 3:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bolton Abbey Cavendish private bridge closed
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Bolton Abbey Cavendish private bridge closed

I see the gate onto the back road from the Cavendish Pavilion near Bolton Abbey is locked again, and has a sign saying no access for cyclists. A bit of an inconvenience if you have to go up to Storiths instead!
This may be old news as I haven't been that way for a while.
by Steve
21 Jul 2020, 6:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Public Footpaths - cycling?
Replies: 189
Views: 6050

Re: Public Footpaths - cycling?

I'm not too bothered about cycles on paths, but it really annoys me when people call them trails!
by Steve
20 Jul 2020, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Free hub fixing bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: Free hub fixing bolt

The answer you may be looking for is with a 10mm hex key, which you can slide in after removing the hub axle. Unscrew the freehub with the hex key (some force required ) , then the bolt will slide out of the detached freehub for re-use with the new one.

Apologies if that's not what you meant.
by Steve
2 Jul 2020, 8:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 41
Views: 1244

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I'm just curious about the route you describe, as I can't see where you go once on the north side of the beck, where there are then only footpaths in three directions. Is one of them rideable?
by Steve
28 Jun 2020, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 118
Views: 3662

Re: Go Outdoors

I was chatting to a new colleague from overseas the other day, at our place of work near Skipton, and asked her where she had worked previously.
"I was working in Cotswolds"
"A nice part of the world, but not one I know well" I said in reply.
A few minutes later my brain clicked.
by Steve
24 Jun 2020, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A6/B6385 junction, Milnethorpe
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: A6/B6385 junction, Milnethorpe

Sorry, can't help myself, I just have to point out that there is only one e in Milnthorpe
by Steve
13 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rude Co-op shop staff
Replies: 200
Views: 5755

Re: Rude Co-op shop staff

Staff in my local Co-op are great. You've just been unlucky. Not many people are plonkers, but a few are, and unless you never leave the house you are bound to encounter one every now and again.
by Steve
13 May 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuting Tyres
Replies: 32
Views: 1169

Re: Commuting Tyres

Hi, I only mainly Commute to work 3 miles each way, got a road bike last year and fitted, Continental Grand Prix 4 Season Folding Road Tyre I keep getting punctures on the front, I have even had a new tube fitted professionally and still get around 2 to 3 a month Is there a better Tyre for puncture...
by Steve
13 Apr 2020, 8:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50-34 crankset 12-28 Cassette
Replies: 26
Views: 892

Re: 50-34 crankset 12-28 Cassette

The only person who can decide if you currently have the right gears is you! No shame in walking up if you find the climbing gets the better of you.
by Steve
13 Mar 2020, 9:22am
Forum: People, Events & Rides
Topic: Cycle jumble, Whalley, Lancs, 22 March 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Cycle jumble, Whalley, Lancs, 22 March 2020

Picked up this flyer in Ossie's Bike Shop yesterday.
by Steve
14 Feb 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale

rareposter wrote:There are NO facilities once you leave Lancaster until you get to Dunsop Bridge

Slightly off-route, but I believe there are self-service honesty box brews at Christ Church, Abbeystead. Maybe not on a Sunday morning though.