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by eclipse
27 Jun 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Anyone successfully using solar panels?
Replies: 32
Views: 1217

Re: Anyone successfully using solar panels?

Obviously relative to phone usage, and indeed type of phone, but my own method was to buy a spare battery, charge it fully, and take it with me as a backup.
by eclipse
25 May 2020, 1:50am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Quality Pork Pies?
Replies: 57
Views: 1401

Re: Quality Pork Pies?

Nothing beats a still warm Taylors (Darlington) pork pie, where the jelly is still runny! (although Appletons of Ripon are pretty fine) On the odd pie contents theme, my big sis once discovered an eyelid in a locally made steak pie, which I found quite amusing. .. she complained and was offered a re...
by eclipse
26 Sep 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Yet another Death?

That's the big question isn't it? :roll:
by eclipse
26 Sep 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Yet another Death?

I don't think that I've an easy answer to this one, just observations. I can remember as a youngster in the 70s, watching time trialists on a Saturday morning near Catterick. Never caused a problem as I can remember, and seemed quite unremarkable and normal. You don't see that on the A1 now.... I am...
by eclipse
26 Sep 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Yet another Death?
Replies: 37
Views: 2183

Re: Yet another Death?

With a foot in both camps..... I read this post on another forum; a tragic event indeed. "On Monday I was heading back up the A303 from Oxford back to my depot in Henstridge after tipping my steel load. One or two hills before Solstice Services the small black car in front of me put on its righ...
by eclipse
21 Apr 2019, 9:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar/Stem creaking
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: Handlebar/Stem creaking

....second that...I remember hearing a creaking sound whilst climbing a brute of a hill on my old Raleigh Scorpio; before I reached the top, the left bar decided it had had enough and came away in my hand. The creaking had started a couple of days before, with no obvious cause.
by eclipse
24 Mar 2019, 7:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.
Replies: 22
Views: 4396

Re: the slightly crazy world of Sturmey Archer single toggle dog-locking 5s hubs.

Interesting stuff.... One of my favourite bikes was a (very) old, black (naturally!) Raleigh gents roadster with sprung saddle , little home made aluminium box on the rack, and S.A. 4 speed gearing. I paid a fiver for it in the eighties, paid to the local council amenity dump , (where a lot of usefu...
by eclipse
20 Oct 2014, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Music to accompany chain cleaning.
Replies: 17
Views: 1603

Re: Music to accompany chain cleaning.

Unchained.....Van Halen?
by eclipse
18 Aug 2014, 6:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Prog rock music
Replies: 29
Views: 2488

Re: Prog rock music

Sorry, but I have to agree that prog to me is tedious, pompous, long winded and totally misses the 'rock' bit.....
Old AC/DC......much more like it. :D
by eclipse
23 Jul 2013, 7:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do these work? Insect repellent bands
Replies: 16
Views: 2882

Re: Do these work? Insect repellent bands

+1 for Skinsosoft from Avon....
Its what they buy up in the highlands by the caseload.
I would imagine that the folks up that way are more concerned with effective repellance of little biters than most...
by eclipse
28 May 2013, 11:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The people are revolting...
Replies: 7
Views: 1106

Re: The people are revolting...

I 'erd that.... pardon
by eclipse
16 May 2013, 1:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: NCR14 near Darlington surface help please
Replies: 10
Views: 610

Re: NCR14 near Darlington surface help please

I occasionally use this track; never had any probs on my old Flying Scot with pretty skinny tyres. It has that yellow fine compacted gravel surface which is ok.
ride safe John
by eclipse
20 Apr 2013, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!
Replies: 16
Views: 845

Re: Perfect mid-ride picnic... suggestions please!

pickled herring in dill (Aldi I think), with pickled gherkins sliced thin and creme fraiche in a nice bun / stottie / roll / bread. magic..
and window cake , and lashings of ginger beer..
by eclipse
20 Apr 2013, 10:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Solar phone chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Solar phone chargers

Got myself a little 2 pin usb charger for 1.99 on amazon to charge my S2 on this weeks walking tour of Mallorca. Its titchy, and weighs next to nowt! I already had a solar charger, and am not impressed in low light conditions, and weight is a big consideration.
by eclipse
20 Mar 2013, 8:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wood protection
Replies: 15
Views: 1529

Re: Wood protection

daft though it might seem, google glycol antifreeze as a wood preservative; some swear by it,s antifungal properties. some fellow also rated it as effective treatment for fungal toenail infetions. By the way, I accept no responsibility for any localised envionmental/ medical catastrophies!