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by Peejay56
23 Nov 2018, 8:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driving to stop in distance you can see
Replies: 28
Views: 1375

Re: Driving to stop in distance you can see

When I did my Institute of Advanced Motorists car test (with Police examiner) I was told "You should be able to stop in the distance you can see, in full control and remain on your own side of the road".
Harris in the wrong for me. Speed must have been a factor - he couldn't stop!

Pete.
by Peejay56
14 Nov 2018, 9:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2992

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

With today's health and safety culture it amazes me they are allowed to cut hedges with an exposed fast rotating flail mower. The cuttings that get thrown on the road are a real pain no question, but if it throws a flail off (which they do occasionally) it would seriously injure someone if it hit th...
by Peejay56
16 Sep 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23746

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Not a breath of wind. 15 degrees and misty in places.

Pete.
by Peejay56
16 Sep 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 553
Views: 23746

Re: Record attempt scheduled

Just seen Ian through Beeston and Tarporley on the A49. Looking good and going well.

Pete.
by Peejay56
1 Jun 2018, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 2 stroke brushcutter engine issues
Replies: 91
Views: 1707

Re: 2 stroke brushcutter engine issues

Hi Mick - have you checked the fuel cap on the tank. Can it “breathe”, usually small hole(s) in it to allow air in as fuel goes down. Also any air leaks on inlet system - manifold - carb. Strokers don’t like any tramp air. Crank seals are also vital on a crankcase induction engine, any air getting t...
by Peejay56
23 May 2018, 11:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping seatpost
Replies: 58
Views: 2442

Re: Slipping seatpost

Try this stuff....

https://www.syntace.com/index.cfm?pid=3&pk=1347

Worked a treat for me.

Pete.
by Peejay56
7 Sep 2017, 1:40pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Jasmijn Muller - LEJOG record attempt- abandoned
Replies: 31
Views: 6576

Re: Jasmijn Muller - LEJOG record attempt- abandoned

So sad for Jasmijn after such a great ride, and the whole year preparing! Me and the missus caught up with her in the early hours at Whitchurch and followed her up to the point where she rejoined the A49 north of Tarporley, even used our car headlights to light up the road to help with at feed at Ch...
by Peejay56
24 Mar 2017, 12:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Custom frame builder - who would you choose?
Replies: 64
Views: 2580

Re: Custom frame builder - who would you choose?

Jason Rourke.

Kevin Sayles (now at Woodrup's in Leeds.)
by Peejay56
13 Feb 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks Team Pro Woes!
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Brooks Team Pro Woes!

Hi Chris,
Remember a Brooks Pro is around 10 mm narrower than a B-17 - not much I agree - but it does make a huge difference to the comfort of the saddle I can speak from experience on this one.

Pete.
by Peejay56
29 Aug 2016, 6:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6311

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

Jason Rourke

Kevin Sayles
by Peejay56
12 Aug 2016, 1:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Coast 500 next year...
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: North Coast 500 next year...

Thanks everyone - excellent information - certainly the blogs on the NC 500 website.

Planning to start from Inverness on Monday 15th May - so hopefully everything will have calmed down a bit from the bank holiday and the weather will be kind.

Pete.
by Peejay56
3 Aug 2016, 12:49pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightweight, robust waterproof jacket for touring
Replies: 37
Views: 3346

Re: Lightweight, robust waterproof jacket for touring

Have a look at at Showers Pass Double Century EX - I bought one three years ago from Spa Cycles and have been highly satisfied with it, and it's certainly been used on long rides in the rain.

Nice and light, fits well, folds up real small and good waterproofing if treated with Nikwax.

Pete.
by Peejay56
2 Aug 2016, 12:23pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: What bike did you use?
Replies: 37
Views: 23410

Re: What bike did you use?

Thorn Raven - perfect bike for LeJog unless you're trying to complete the ride in super quick time.

I used my Raven for LeJog back in 2014 - 11 day solo ride, unsupported and it was spot on, no issues whatsoever.

You have the right bike - just go do it.

Pete.
by Peejay56
30 Jun 2016, 12:29pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: North Coast 500 next year...
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

North Coast 500 next year...

Hi Everyone, I'm in the initial stages of planning this ride for May 2017 staying in B and B's. I'll be basically following the route from the NC500 website - I've no issues riding on busy roads like the A9, I'm used to it and have ridden the A9 from Inverness to JOG in 2014. Just a few questions fo...