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by arnsider
6 Dec 2019, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 6966

Re: OS bagging

LOL!!
Dare I say that the standards of Surveying and levelling practises among Civil Engineers leaves a lot to be desired.
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 6966

Re: OS bagging

The flush brackets were designed to take a metal platform that had a foot at the same level as the arrow top. The same accuracy could be achieved sitting the staff on a two bob coin, provided you allowed a few millimeters for the coin thickness. I well remember closing a long line of obs on a bracke...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 6966

Re: OS bagging

Newlyn observatory determined Mean Sea level over a long period. Mean sea level is pretty dynamic and is subject to great variation, storm surges, tidal stream velocity etc. OS levels were suppied predominantly for engineering purposes namely drainage and as such were adequate. Geodetic consideratio...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 84
Views: 6966

Re: OS bagging

Ordnance Survey down graded the whole Trig Network when GPS became really accurate around the early nineties. Before then, a colossal operation was undertaken to establish the network, with first order levelling and Theodolite observations. Actually finding old marks can be a needle in haystack scen...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today
Replies: 46
Views: 3629

Re: Not Fun... :-( Trying to be positive about my trip out today

I have similar misgivings here and coincidentally have opened a topic just. Getting fitter does not always involve competition with others and if you are disciplined enough, you will push yourself on a solo ride just as much. Ability will inevitablty vary according to physique and you really cannot ...
by arnsider
25 Nov 2019, 6:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling group politics
Replies: 48
Views: 1948

Cycling group politics

I have been a regular group rider for fifteen years. As well as CTC membership, I ride with a couple of other groups associated with outdoor activity clubs. One of the groups operate a ride plan that befalls individuals on a cyclical pattern, but the other two, including CTC, have their rides planne...
by arnsider
24 Nov 2019, 11:47pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 88
Views: 122588

Re: Wiggle

They said they would reimburse my postage costs. I haven't checked. The joke is that I turned to Chain reaction in the end only to learn from a mate that it is the same outfit! "Instead of using technology to automate processes, think about using technology to enhance human interaction" To...
by arnsider
24 Nov 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Acute Hip Pain

Well, after inconclusive treatment for an impacted disc in my lower spine, I started to get pain in my right shoulder which my physio reckoned might be bursitis. Then the same pain in the left shoulder. My physio offered a steroid jab for the right shoulder, but I declined, thinking that my Doc woul...
by arnsider
13 Nov 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 88
Views: 122588

Re: Wiggle

Update on the above.
Got through to Wiggle chatline today.
Have to take the parcel to ASDA which is three miles away (Not the BP garage I was able to collect from)
I won't be doing anymore business with them.
by arnsider
13 Nov 2019, 12:32am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Wiggle
Replies: 88
Views: 122588

Re: Wiggle

Reading all these comments tells me one thing and that is that Wiggle are inconsistent. That has been my own experience of them. MEDIOCRE. My latest negative experience says it all. Ordered some gloves using their suggested measurement of size. Collected order from collection point. Gloves too small...
by arnsider
12 Oct 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Removing disc brake front wheels for carriage.
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Removing disc brake front wheels for carriage.

Hi, This topic may well have been aired before, but I cannot find anything. I am about to purchase a bike fitted with hydraulic disc brakes. I normally carry my bike inside the car using one of those simple yokes, bolted to a piece of timber spanning the car boot, to which I secure the front forks, ...
by arnsider
9 Oct 2019, 5:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 91
Views: 3644

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Way back in 1967, I was on a block release at Liverpool college of Art and I took up with LU Caving club who kindly introduced me to caving in the Dales. Back then, the valley entrance to Kingsdale master cave had not been pushed, so down Simpsons and back up Swinsto was popular. I remember wallowin...
by arnsider
3 Oct 2019, 5:20am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1337

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

Okay! So we've dealt with the technical issues of motor output and identity markings. I am 17 stones and on a good day, I am fit for local climbs like Gummers Howe from Bowland Bridge, which is some two and a bit Kilometers, rising 220 meters, which gives it an overall 1/10 gradient. (It's actually ...
by arnsider
27 Sep 2019, 11:41am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Nomad/Bafang?
Replies: 36
Views: 1337

Re: Nomad/Bafang?

I wasn't aware of any off center issues with Nomad bottom brackets.
My Nomad is a 26 inch wheel version built around december 2000, and c/w a nine speed deraileur mech.
by arnsider
27 Sep 2019, 11:22am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Acute Hip Pain

Well, things have moved on. My xray shows Osteo degeneration, more on the right side, but I'm told it is par for the course bearing in mind my age. A physiotherapist has highlighted a disc problem as the most likely cause and has put me on traction and a TENS like treatment that addresses nerve dama...