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- 15 Jan 2019, 10:36am
- Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
- Topic: a nasty surprise for someone....?
- Replies: 48
- Views: 1678
Just a few weeks ago I spotted a couple of disc brake shoes/pads lying in the road. They were very much larger than bicycle ones, though, so presumably from a car or motorbike.
How much room and weight do a few plasters, a couple of dressings and two wipes take? I keep it in the bottom of a bag and don't think about it unless I need it. I agree. Mine also has a tube of savlon and a tube of sting relief. I've hardly ever used the kit (in a tiny pouch) but it was handy for ...
brynpoeth wrote:What could be done about it, are there like problems in Manchester, Glasgow, Bath?
Glasgow has had some success: From murder capital of Europe to role model for London
- 10 Jan 2019, 10:50am
- Forum: Helmets sub-forum
- Topic: Motorists Punish Helmet-Wearing Cyclists With Close Passes, Confirms Data Recrunch
- Replies: 23
- Views: 853
I used to wear a helmet (though only in town) but stopped during a rare heat-wave when it was just too hot. The extra passing distance and care I noticed from the traffic was so obvious that I never wore the helmet again. It probably helps that without it I am much more immediately identifiable as a...
- 7 Jan 2019, 9:48am
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: courier for large bike box
- Replies: 13
- Views: 450
Bike shops throw out (recycle) lots of bike boxes so if you are within easy reach just ask for one - IME they are only to happy to help. If the box is too big it is not that hard to cut it down to size, using a Stanley knife and lots of tape.
- 21 Dec 2018, 10:37am
- Forum: Does anyone know … ?
- Topic: Need a new bike.. again.
- Replies: 71
- Views: 2630
Not to the OP, but what is the modern version of a Golden Sunbeam, with the 'little oilbath' chain case and hub or bracket gears. A bike with a Rohloff Speedhub and a Hebie Chainglider. Expensive, but then so was the Sunbeam. The Chainglider doesn't have an oilbath but protects the chain from muck,...
That's brilliant - it is all clear now Of course now that I see it I wonder why I didn't follow your written description, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you so much for making the time and effort.
- 19 Dec 2018, 4:43pm
- Forum: The Tea Shop
- Topic: Christmas cake and cheese… why not?
- Replies: 63
- Views: 1277
Scottish Cheddar is an absurdity. They should give it its own name. I immediately thought of Dunlop, described as "a hard-pressed cheese not unlike cheddar but more moist. When young it is mild with a nutty flavour and smooth, close texture. As it matures it develops a good strength with a sli...
- 17 Dec 2018, 11:14pm
- Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
- Topic: Gas stove or petrol?
- Replies: 40
- Views: 1346
I don't like petrol as a camping fuel. The risk of explosion or rapid fire after any spillage is to high. But its ready availability is a plus . Note, however, that modern unleaded has some very nasty additives and it is NOT recommended for use in camping stoves. Instead you should use Coleman fuel...