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by Steve
17 Feb 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ovenden Moor, Halifax - tarmac road
Replies: 1
Views: 147

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: 15
Views: 1569

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: 2825

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: 938

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: 938

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: 486

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: 423

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...
by Steve
30 Aug 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Unscrewing presta valve after pumping
Replies: 50
Views: 4171

Re: Unscrewing presta valve after pumping

There is a special tool sold specifically for tightening the valve core, don't have one myself but have seen them online somewhere, possibly this forum....?
by Steve
15 Aug 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new cassette and/or chain ?
Replies: 38
Views: 3920

Re: Do I need a new cassette?

If I was going on holiday/tour and at all unsure, I'd fit a new cassette for peace of mind, the old cassette can always go back on after the trip. But it sounds like you should be ok, if you've properly tested it on the road.
by Steve
9 Aug 2018, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close encounters of the agricultural kind
Replies: 37
Views: 1620

Re: Close encounters of the agricultural kind

Was passing a farm on a quiet back road the other day when the nose of a rather big tractor poked out of the yard, so I eased off & looked up at the cab to check that the driver had clocked me. He had done. But he can't have been older than 10 or 11! I got safely past then looked back, to see if...
by Steve
25 Jul 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bike tools on planes
Replies: 10
Views: 533

Re: Bike tools on planes

Pumps are included in the banned list of cabin luggage, in my experience
by Steve
22 Jul 2018, 7:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Car indicators
Replies: 22
Views: 1041

Car indicators

Can someone tell me if, with these modern cars whose engines cut out at eg. red traffic lights, the indicators continue to work. As a cyclist this could affect how I anticipate whether the car will turn at green. I know if I switch my own car engine off the indicators won't flash. Just being curious...
by Steve
13 Jul 2018, 8:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Berlin Schoenefeld Airport

Similar traumatic experience for me at Schoenefeld in 2016 - forced to pay 30 euros for a huge cardboard box at the airport when the CTC poly bag had been fine on the way out. Easyjet never replied to my complaint.
by Steve
29 Jun 2018, 8:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rigmaden Bridge, Lune Valley
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Rigmaden Bridge, Lune Valley

Anyone know if it's still closed?