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by boris
15 May 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hidden message(s) on Open Street Map
Replies: 17
Views: 1126

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: 819

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: 2864

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: 819

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: 1442

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: 3683

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: 3170

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: 1182

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: 16758

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 ...
by boris
26 Nov 2018, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 16758

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

Super essay on grease. So do I carry on using vaseline or not? The mysterious tube of Lithium grease in my toolbox : does this have unpleasant reactive tendencies as I have always suspected ? I see copper is also being discussed. I do not understand why metal powder or ions between two other metal s...
by boris
20 Nov 2018, 3:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Re: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?

Thankyou for these responses, which confirm what I found. It is one of those places that has a few patches of really quite good (or at least expensive ) cycle track and a few good parking hoops and even a special bike parking facility inside at L1 shopping centre; but such things are so sporadic and...
by boris
18 Nov 2018, 1:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1925

Liverpool , where is one allowed to chain a bike?

where can one chain a bicycle? I went to Liverpool last week along the TPT and up the mersey promenade from Garstang. When I got to the ACC /museums/ Albert dock area I looked for a place to tie up and after 15mins found a security man who said I must not leave it anywhere around there or it would b...
by boris
21 Oct 2018, 11:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?
Replies: 25
Views: 1189

Re: Which waterproof mobile phone for touring?

I wonder if this is the time to spend hundreds on a super phone . I would take an old phone that works; with osmand and brouter on it and a lot of gpx routes downloaded ready to use on difficult bits. Waterproofing is effected by a cover of some sort or a small roll of thin plastic bags that you kno...
by boris
9 Oct 2018, 6:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cyclestreets
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: cyclestreets

when I have tried to use it I have found it suggests some good routes , and the mapping is very clear. Openstreetmaps colours are far clearer than googlemaps ( whose idea was it at google to draw pale grey roads on slightly less pale grey background? Shoot them) . Printed out or viewed on a tablet t...
by boris
26 Aug 2018, 10:07am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 6093

Re: Geraint Thomas....

The TDF winner , who for much of his life has been cycling 15000 miles a year as fast as possible, says I should be chased and fined by the police for cycling across the estate to the supermarket without wearing my helmet. He said he has based his opinion on what he has seen through the windows of t...