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by Eammno
24 May 2019, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 171
Views: 3512

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Like all the other automatic stuff you now get on cars, automatic gearboxes are all about expanding the market, to include the less capable, or less confident drivers. Problem is this dumbing down also lowers the average capability of drivers and encourages the lazy attitude we all experience. This...
by Eammno
21 May 2019, 9:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 171
Views: 3512

Re: I drove a normal car yesterday

Like all the other automatic stuff you now get on cars, automatic gearboxes are all about expanding the market, to include the less capable, or less confident drivers. Problem is this dumbing down also lowers the average capability of drivers and encourages the lazy attitude we all experience. It's ...
by Eammno
20 Dec 2018, 3:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: 12v vehicle electrics 1964SWB landy
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: 12v vehicle electrics 1964SWB landy

Replace the dynamo for an alternator :idea:
by Eammno
16 Mar 2018, 2:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: B'TWIN 900 Urban Waterproof Cycling Trousers
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: B'TWIN 900 Urban Waterproof Cycling Trousers

I've been using a pair of these for a while, they work pretty well, but the water does run down the back of my ankle into my shoe after a bit, and they're not ideal for walking far in.
by Eammno
31 Aug 2017, 11:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wanted. Small car.
Replies: 408
Views: 12636

Re: Wanted. Small car.

Mick F wrote:The design of the B-Max is very good indeed with those sliding rear doors


Problem I found with the doors was they are heavy to pull open/close when parked on even a slight slope.
by Eammno
18 Apr 2017, 10:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs
Replies: 64
Views: 2535

Re: Driving test: Learners must be able to use sat navs

I'm hoping part of the instruction and test will be to attach the sat nav to the screen in a safe and suitable position, which in my experience is low, and close to the A pillar. How anyone thinks they can see adequately with a sat nav stuck in the middle of the screen where it obscures everything n...
by Eammno
7 Mar 2017, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: IAM Forum demise
Replies: 13
Views: 786

Re: IAM Forum demise

Many of the 43 active users decamped to here http://www.advanceddrivinghub.com/forum/ , please feel free to post any technique questions as there are plenty of IAM observers and RoSpa instructors on that forum. That forum's down at the moment! I'm a full member (motorcycle) of IAM Roadsmart as they...
by Eammno
27 Feb 2017, 5:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?
Replies: 70
Views: 4256

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading ... (And Why)?

Just finished reading a series of books by Robert Harris. The Imperium trilogy (Imperium, Lustrum and Dictator) which follows the life of Cicero the Roman orator and the rise of the dictator Caesar. Finally Pompeii, a story following the experiences of the Engineer in charge of the massive 140 km a...
by Eammno
15 Nov 2016, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard and suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Front mudguard and suspension forks

ConRAD wrote:A few years ago I remember that I did something like THIS, very robust and still working pretty well !!


Mine will be very similar as the lower part of the fork leg is tapered. The angle of the stays doesn't look right so it's good to see confirmation that it works :D
by Eammno
14 Nov 2016, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard and suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Front mudguard and suspension forks

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7117/7597630774_c9a9f338e8.jpg Full chromoplastics, been on for years and still in occasional use. Brackets on sliders are cateye expanding seatpost mounts for back lights. Top mount is a reuseable zip tie padded with inner tube. Rear blade is split for suspension. Som...
by Eammno
9 Nov 2016, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front mudguard and suspension forks
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Front mudguard and suspension forks

Does anyone have any experience with fitting a mudguard to 26" MTB suspension forks? I see there's a couple of makes that do mudguards without stays, apparently mounting with a single bolt to the fork bridge. I was wondering how effective they are, and most importantly do they wibble wobble as ...
by Eammno
29 Sep 2016, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: All Time Top 5 TV Series
Replies: 40
Views: 1103

Re: All Time Top 5 TV Series

Paulatic wrote:
freeflow wrote:Ooooooh. Just remembered Noggin the Nog.

So difficult to remember them all and make a top five.


Take your pick....
http://www.thechestnut.com/index.htm
by Eammno
5 Sep 2016, 8:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping Grip shift
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Slipping Grip shift

Finally got round to replacing the Gripshift, it's been a blimmin struggle holding the shifter in place while sitting at junctions, going up hills etc. Anyway inside the old shifter the 'teeth' for 2nd, 3rd, 4th were all a lot flatter, and worn than the others so I've now got a nice new SRAM MRX Gri...
by Eammno
17 Aug 2016, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping Grip shift
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Slipping Grip shift

Many thanks for your advise Brucey!
You've linked to a SRAM page, is the innards of my Sachs shifter similar?
Need to pull it apart and take a look, I guess :wink:
by Eammno
17 Aug 2016, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slipping Grip shift
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Slipping Grip shift

I have a Sachs 7 speed Gripshift that likes to change up every once in a while, usually while going up hill!
Is this the end for my Grip shift? I have a feeling there's nothing servicable with these, so I'm thinking a replacement is on the cards. :?