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by Eammno
6 Mar 2020, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Strange way to pay
Replies: 47
Views: 1546

Re: Strange way to pay

Also something to be aware of in Europe (at least in France) pay at the pump takes €99 which is refunded, which is OK until you use a pre paid card and you need to fill two or three times in a day which means if you loaded the card with a couple of hundred Euros your credit is quickly exhausted as t...
by Eammno
28 Feb 2020, 8:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 234
Views: 6753

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

but really can't justify the expense. Don't try, just do it. :D I got back on a motorcycle after a 15 years break, and I regret not returning sooner. As for HD, they're more to do with buying into a lifestyle than a motorcycle, usually ridden by miserable gits who don't acknowledge a biker nod.
by Eammno
20 Feb 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Car Rental Hire...FAQ?
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Car Rental Hire...FAQ?

Two drivers... Last time I hired a car they wanted double for two drivers on the same car.
We found it cheaper to hire the car for weekdays, when my wife was driving to work, then hire again for both of us at the weekend so we could both drive.
by Eammno
14 Oct 2019, 3:09pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!
Replies: 48
Views: 2042

Re: Small e-cars and e-bikes: please explain!

Over in the Extinction Rebellion topic, a thread drift mentioned problems with cars blocking charging points. How? Do charging points only have one parking space nearby? Are the leads very short? If yes to both, why? That seems like a daft design. Not difficult, this one is in Lewes, East Sussex. A...
by Eammno
24 May 2019, 11:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I drove a normal car yesterday
Replies: 225
Views: 4604

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: 225
Views: 4604

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: 590

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: 1311

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: 12843

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: 2580

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: 828

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: 118
Views: 6347

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: 3145

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: 3145

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: 3145

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 ...