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by boris
18 Aug 2019, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 87
Views: 5262

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

There is also a Parish Councillor, Bob Anwyl-Hughes, who lives at Saxons, Warren Row Road (the exact same postcode as the café in question). https://hurleyparish.org.uk/contacts.html He ran the pub (which failed), and is listed as the complainant in planning documents. Now that is an important fact...
by boris
3 Jul 2019, 2:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 127
Views: 10923

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

I am stIill tormented by a memory of 15 years ago . Pestered by a speedophile 4x4 driver who then tailgated me through a country village.I rounded a bend at 30mph to be faced with a mobile speed-cam right at me. I was so upset. If only I'd pulled over to let the idiot past he would definitely have b...
by boris
1 Jul 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Bike bags: Dublin airport and Ryanair
Replies: 16
Views: 1374

Re: CTC Bike bags: Dublin airport and Ryanair

it is a shame that there is always this anxiety about the chaotic 'rules' the ground staff invent. Deflating the tyres is still a thing in some places. I never take a nice or expensive bike because: 1. you might have to abandon it because they won't let it on , and 2 . almost always they have inflic...
by boris
29 Jun 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3548

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Car-Roof-Mounted-Bike-Bicycle-Carrier-Upright-Rack-Holder-Easy-Fit/163559610995?hash=item2614e99a73:g:S20AAOSwXlpccByB I used 2 that look exactly like this and were about £11 each in the 1990's. They worked fine for years and one at least is still in the garage ...
by boris
27 Jun 2019, 8:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 36
Views: 3548

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

https://www.google.com/aclk?sa=l&ai=DChcSEwiipsvLsorjAhUKQ9MKHTl_DykYABAOGgJ3Yg&sig=AOD64_0zlkn6ndyofLJFJU6U26fBgTUIGQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=0ahUKEwiDyMTLsorjAhWZRBUIHTD7AhQQ9aACCFA&adurl= https://www.aldi.co.uk/135cm-open-rail-roof-bar/p/014953278678201?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvLDYn7OK4...
by boris
15 May 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1227

Re: Hidden message(s) on Open Cycle Map

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trap_street ' Some years ago was made aware that map-makers often protect their copyright by putting something on the map which is purely invented by that mapper so that if anyone copies the map it can be proved .It could be that, but it seems a bit too obvious. When I...
by boris
13 May 2019, 10:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slime Tyre Sealant - Yes or No ??
Replies: 19
Views: 971

Re: Slime Tyre Sealant - Yes or No ??

Aldi have got slime filled tubes at the moment in Derbyshire.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/26-27-5-inch-auto-valve-bicycle-tube/p/097682261898800

but they seem to be for touring or gravel tyres not 23mm
by boris
30 Apr 2019, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside
Replies: 49
Views: 3127

Re: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside

on the subject of him not being allowed to take his bike in My wife and i visited the Minster while at Southwell last week and took turns to go in rather than chain the bikes up. A guide suggested we bring the bikes into the cathedral, which was exceptionally accomodating of her , but so far out of ...
by boris
25 Apr 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slime Tyre Sealant - Yes or No ??
Replies: 19
Views: 971

Re: Slime Tyre Sealant - Yes or No ??

bumpy ride? no not at all, unless perhaps you were near Trondheim in winter and left the bike out overnight. It's all true: it does work for all thorns and flecks of glass , it comes out of a big cut and can cause valve probs and stop patches adhering. But it is just like liquid soap so wipes off wi...
by boris
6 Mar 2019, 2:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Wales at Easter
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Wales at Easter

We went camping at Rhyader one easter and the temperature dropped to minus 7 at night
by boris
29 Jan 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??
Replies: 33
Views: 4299

Re: 20-25 tubes in 28mm tires??

I have used '18 to 25' tubes up to 32mm tyres and conti race 28-32 tubes in 37mm tyre and 26 inch tubes in 700c tyres countless times over the years and although I cannot guarantee it I have never had any problem. After a while you forget what tube is in. After stretching I suppose the tube is effec...
by boris
10 Jan 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?
Replies: 75
Views: 3517

Re: Does anyone still use down tube shifters?

The one thing I missed on my hack bike was DT shifters, and recently it broke so I bought a Raleigh eclipse from the eighties with 6speeds and DT shifters. Bottom gear was no good for me in the hills, so I just switched the shifters to friction and grabbed any old wheel hanging in the garage. Now I ...
by boris
10 Dec 2018, 3:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dismount on Cycle Path
Replies: 17
Views: 1226

Re: Dismount on Cycle Path

https://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z122/borisacat/Cycle%20Paths/kmsignpost.jpg.html

I was quite pleased with this 4 cycle path signs and a dismount instruction, outside Kingsmill hospital
by boris
26 Nov 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 22943

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Thankyou. I meant in particular copper grease , which looks as though it literally has finely ground copper in it, and is it the same for zinc, aluminium, and molybdenum grease. I suspect that , unlike the truly magical potion added to the peugeot headset, those are sold on a promise that they will ...