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by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 10:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

mjr

It's just occurred to me I've no plans for travel abroad, by bike, pack animal or motor vehicle so I'll leave it to you.
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

I don't know if it's effective and cost-effective but I believe retaping services are available.
eg https://www.scottishmountaingear.com/re ... e/gore-tex

That's just a google hit. Sounds kosher but I have no idea.
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

For the benefit of any chivalrous English speaking visitors to this scepter'd isle, I'll mention that this is prohibited here too: Rule 68 You MUST NOT carry a passenger unless your cycle has been built or adapted to carry one .... https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-t...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 108
Views: 24684

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

cyclemad Speaking personally, I don't find your latest post much help. I'm inferring from it - perhaps wrongly - that you feel that some of the posts have been inappropriate or possibly worse. If so, IMO the solution is to continue to challenge them or if it's worse than that, a report to the mods o...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

... Does anyone produce guidelines like this for tourists? Could be quite useful. ... My suspicion that the answer is "No" seems to be confirmed by nobody coming up with a gem everybody had missed. We've had a lot of controversy over different guides to the law as it affects cyclists in t...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 7:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tory leader - place your bets
Replies: 887
Views: 26410

Re: Tory leader - place your bets

Today's BJ campaign newssheet, AKA the Daily Torygraph leads with this frontpage headline Boris Johnson pledges fast internet for every home by 2025 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/06/17/boris-johnson-pledges-fast-internet-every-home-2015/ More gripping at (optic) fibres than straws, but t...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2611

Re: Cyclecraft

None taken. :D
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 11:27am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 23731

Re: feedback about moderation

... That is not fair, Vorpal. ... Whoa! I was the one who raised this general subject, based on one egregious example. I didn't perform a forensic analysis and as always there can be unimpeachable explanations in individual cases. Whatever the cause more generally, it can at best be confusing and i...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 10:57am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

As penance for being a bit light-hearted about a very serious subject, I'll do a bit of research in the hope that it smokes out somebody who knows. (I'm limited to E&W and long past my use-by date. I rely on irc for S.) This looks authentic for France. https://www.freewheelingfrance.com/planning...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

Unless there's an obvious local leak, then I'd urge something like my colander test. I'm a self-confessed Goretex fetishist and even as an utter cynic, I'm a sucker for being taken in by manufacturers' marketing. I bought my first Goretex cycling jacket in the eary 1980s. Pre-DWR and with rubbish se...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1051

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

Avoid urban myths. It seems to be a widely-held belief that in the greater part of Europe, cyclists are treated as innocent of any misbehaviour and drivers will be caned, metaphorically if not literally for and misbehaviour on the same street as one being used by a cyclist. Hyperbole, but not much. ...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2611

Re: Cyclecraft

I think you mean "oldest" I'm on the point of getting my free telly licence then losing it within a few months. There will be many of the best jokes which amused my ancestors. I was probably on the receiving end of the agar jelly humour as recently as the mid 1950s. The real hoot was that...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 109
Views: 23731

Re: feedback about moderation

I can't think of anywhere to put this. Duplicate threads. A mistake we can all make, especially if the existing thread has a cryptic title (Big hint here for posters to avoid clickbait thread subjects.) Further news about long-running stories such as court cases can be problematic as there may be ag...
by thirdcrank
17 Jun 2019, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?
Replies: 20
Views: 799

Re: How many times can you rewaterproof Gore?

I take it from the way you explain this that there has been a noticeable change in the way the garment behaves. This may seem b..... obvious to you but is it possible that you have used it differently, eg riding more actively for longer. With diffidence and advance apologies if you knew already, a l...
by thirdcrank
16 Jun 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2611

Re: Cyclecraft

The old jokes are always the best