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by rmurphy195
24 May 2019, 8:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 42
Views: 2535

Re: Favourite Museums

Was reminded of this one when passing through Churchill (NR Hagley) today http://www.churchillforge.org.uk/ Only opens occasionally And the forge miilmuseum in Redditch http://www.forgemill.org.uk/web/ . Info about the lifespan of the workers in the grinding room is scary.
by rmurphy195
24 May 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ADVICE -What Bike!! - Getting back into road bike after several years off !
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: ADVICE -What Bike!! - Getting back into road bike after several years off !

The bikes you mention have been de-listed, however from what I can see of the photos they don't have low enough gears. Get something that has, at your stage you need something that has at least 2 rear sprockets that are smaller than the smallest chainring, preferably 3. Honest! Lowest gear around 20...
by rmurphy195
24 May 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 6
Views: 264

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

Why would you want to intimidate me when I'm driving (or riding for that matter)? If I get in your way, live with it. I don't intimidate cyclists when I'm driving, or when I'm riding or walking for that matter. Legal - by intimidating you mean threatening behaviour, road rage, offensive behaviour et...
by rmurphy195
23 May 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite Museums
Replies: 42
Views: 2535

Re: Favourite Museums

I can think of loads of fascinating places ... Pump museums - Abbey Pump Museum, Leicester (next door to the space centre, which is fascinating as well), Papplewick - don't forget the tour of the reservoir at the top of the hill, and have a look at the coalmine winding engine house (it works!). Visi...
by rmurphy195
21 May 2019, 5:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any use for knackered frame?
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Any use for knackered frame?

Is it a Dawes c early 80's by any chance? If so, should have a lifetime warranty :wink:
by rmurphy195
21 May 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface

Looks good Rob, thanks. When I've managed to expand my distance (getting back to some level of cycling fitness!) I'll have a go at this one, the route looks interesting. Might take my "usual" route to Hockley Heath or Lapworth and join the route there. And might even tag onto one of the cl...
by rmurphy195
18 May 2019, 12:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: CTC transport?
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: CTC transport?

I am an old fan of "The Prisoner" When I retire I am going to blow the lot on a Caterham, despite the third-degree burns due to the internally routed exhaust http://www.sandsmuseum.com/cars/seven/description/history/prisoner/kar.jpg All I need to do is gain the wife's appoval Always was m...
by rmurphy195
18 May 2019, 12:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1401

Re: Dont drive over fifty

OTOH, and taking a different tack, how much additional weight is carried around for how many miles by how many cars at what environmental cost for the once-in-a-blue-moon event of a puncture? The last one I has was on the bottom end of the A40 and I decided it was simply too dangerous to do anythin...
by rmurphy195
15 May 2019, 9:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface

Thanks for the advice all, looks like the canal is more trouble than its worth - and you've already answered Plan B! I've explored some of the lanes (out to Henley/Lapworth) since moving the Wythall recently, and the info and resources you've pointed me to open up more possibilities thanks. I didn't...
by rmurphy195
15 May 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Canal Route Earlswood-Stratford - Towpath Surface

I'm looking for a cycle route from Earlswood - Stratford (on Avon!) avoiding the A3400. The canal towpath is the obvious choice for (most of) the journey, however some section that I have tried recently (e.g. near Hockley Heath) are very poor compared to other sections (e.g. near Lapworth) which are...
by rmurphy195
15 May 2019, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No stopping power on my disc brakes
Replies: 40
Views: 1677

Re: No stopping power on my disc brakes

Having the arm at 90deg as Brucey suggested is, as I recollect, TRP's recommendation for setting up these brakes, and for the reason mentioned - this is in much the same way as the bridge cable angle of Cantilever brakes. These videos may be useful to you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPTK0yEUI5s ...
by rmurphy195
14 May 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Handlebar mount for eTrex

I'm not sure I understand. What model eTrex do you have? The one I linked to is identical to Garmin's own mount shown here . It engages with the key-way on the units battery compartment cover on the back of the unit. http://baldiviskitebuggy.blogspot.com/2013/06/new-gpsr-part-2.html The battery cov...
by rmurphy195
11 May 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just "bumps and bruises" - so that's OK then
Replies: 11
Views: 1182

Re: Just "bumps and bruises" - so that's OK then

Personally, when I am driving and see a cyclist on the footway, or a place where a cyclist (or skateboarder etc) my emerge from, I slow and cover the brake. I guess some drivers have so much entitlement to hold their speed, that they'll risk passing VRUs on the assumption htat they will never diver...
by rmurphy195
11 May 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Re: Handlebar mount for eTrex

Thanks both, but I think these rely on the screw-in bit that goes on the back of the unit - its the screw-in bit that I'm missing!
by rmurphy195
10 May 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Handlebar mount for eTrex
Replies: 11
Views: 456

Handlebar mount for eTrex

Does anyone know of a "universal" cheap and cheeerful handlebar mount for a Garmin eTrex? I've lost the "proper" bits (the screw-in adaptor clip) that came with mine (during a recent house move!) Something that will clamp the unit without having to faff about changing the battery...