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by pwa
22 Oct 2020, 6:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

I have recently started using a Carradice Cadet saddlebag with the SQR and most of the time it works fine and dandy, e.g. my legs don't touch the saddllebag and it is quick and easy to fit and remove the bag. However, the one snag is that when I 'honk' (i.e. get off the saddle and stand on the peda...
by pwa
22 Oct 2020, 5:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2410

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Yes that's the case in northern Ireland -- if you take your car to the government run MOT center early before the current certificate expires and your car fails you may not be allowed to drive it home depending on the severity of the defect. You are not allowed to drive that car after that failed t...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1008

Re: Slow Ways

Litter is not a major problem in my rural location, so this discussion about litter picking is a bit academic in my instance. If the Slow Ways network of walking routes is meant to be a practical thing, with getting from A to B safely and efficiently prioritised over things like scenery, I expect th...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost: two gears... Help please adjusting derailleur
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Lost: two gears... Help please adjusting derailleur

Eyebrox wrote:Go to a bike shop and they'll cut you an outer and provide the inner. Maybe about £6 or £7.

And if you are not confident about getting it right, pay a bit more and have it fitted.
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 7:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2410

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Hi I'm not familiar with the detail of the MOT regs but I believe that if a fault is discovered and rectified by the test centre while the vehicle is still there, then there is no extra testing charge. If it's taken away for repair following a fail and then returned for retesting, then there's a fe...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 6:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions
Replies: 13
Views: 361

Re: CarraDry Saddlebag - Opinions

The SQR uplift looks great I could just stick a spare bracket on the other bike. I do like the look of the Cotton Duck bags and if I do get into touring and longer trips I might look at one of the larger bags. I think I am going to stick the CarraDry on my secret Santa wish list and see if I get it...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 5:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1008

Re: Slow Ways

The litter issue is a distraction. I believe everything has to be in balance for an idea to work, like supply and demand. Nobody is going to want electric cars if the cost of buying and running them is prohibitive. ( sorry I mentioned electric cars don't get too hung up on that example ) It follows...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 4:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone living in new lock down areas?
Replies: 65
Views: 1458

Re: Anyone living in new lock down areas?

not quite the right place but an article about the food parcels that were given to those in lockdown. Two firms handed £200m government contract to deliver food parcels to the vulnerable during lockdown sent boxes containing inedible items at a cost of £44 each - nearly DOUBLE the retail value, ana...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 3:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost: two gears... Help please adjusting derailleur
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Lost: two gears... Help please adjusting derailleur

simonhill wrote:I'm confused.

How would the hanger or mech be bent if the bike fell on the other side?

Maybe it got kicked, or stood on in the confusion.
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lost: two gears... Help please adjusting derailleur
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Lost: two gears... Help please adjusting derailleur

I am not sure the mech and the hanger are bent, but it would be surprising if that cable worked correctly. It has a kink in it (probably both the outer casing and the inner cable) and it enters the mech at a very funny angle. That needs swapping for a new cable and new cable housing with nice flowin...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2410

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Does that apply if the previous MOT has not expired? And where is 'here'? Yes that's the case in northern Ireland -- if you take your car to the government run MOT center early before the current certificate expires and your car fails you may not be allowed to drive it home depending on the severit...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 6:24am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shorts for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1320

Re: Shorts for touring

Personally, I hate having anything substantial in shorts pockets when cycling. Nothing more than a tissue lives in my pockets. The phone and the wallet live in the back pocket on my Super C rack top bag. Perhaps those who design some shorts are like me and don't realise that some people like to loa...
by pwa
21 Oct 2020, 6:02am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Shorts for touring
Replies: 30
Views: 1320

Re: Shorts for touring

Personally, I hate having anything substantial in shorts pockets when cycling. Nothing more than a tissue lives in my pockets. The phone and the wallet live in the back pocket on my Super C rack top bag. Perhaps those who design some shorts are like me and don't realise that some people like to load...
by pwa
20 Oct 2020, 10:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1008

Re: Slow Ways

To amplify a point made by pwa - I'm part of a group of volunteers who litter pick a section of canal, since we started removing the stuff, the amount has reduced dramatically. I think that the less litter people see, the less likely they are to drop it. (does not apply to McD litter thrown out of ...
by pwa
20 Oct 2020, 9:10pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: george longstaff touring bike 21.5 in
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: george longstaff touring bike 21.5 in

Anything with George Longstaff's name on it is a bit special. Not my size, sadly.