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by mrjemm
14 Apr 2017, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 2689

Re: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?

Was a pleasant journey. Very comfortable and relaxing. No cinemas, shows or other stuff though, being no frills version, only a small shop, a bar, a cafe (only open in morning to 10am) and restaurant that only opens at mealtimes. That is it. Lots of reading and watching dolphins on approach to Santa...
by mrjemm
8 Apr 2017, 12:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?
Replies: 17
Views: 2689

Re: Anyone taken their bicycle on the portsmouth-bilbao ferry?

Posting this from Portsmouth to Santander ferry. Getting on was not an easy process, and certainly not cheap- £580 for 2 return with a bike each, and cabin as is required (rules) being a long crossing. No foot pax on this route, and a very basic service on board, being the 'no frills' service (but '...
by mrjemm
20 Sep 2016, 11:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads

Thanks for the replies, 9494arnold. I'll keep looking for a longer term solution, but for now, I got some needle files and with a bit of careful attention to the stud thread, and picking at the old nut thread, I managed to get the one nut on nice and securely. The other (drive side) is less vital as...
by mrjemm
16 Sep 2016, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads

Thanks Brucey, A colleague has a set of VC so I'll give those a go when I get a chance. Spoke to Pashley a while back and they were pretty much useless- apparently they keep no records/information on models from not so far back; lady didn't even know how to explain where the model info came from, II...
by mrjemm
16 Sep 2016, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Re: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads

Over a month amd no replies... Either nobody knows, nobody understands my wittering or my walking into the wilderness has put me out of earshot. Still trying to solve this. Was suggested locally the thread could be BS Cycle, and as such nobody around here (S Hants now) seems to be able to help. Anyo...
by mrjemm
11 Aug 2016, 10:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads
Replies: 7
Views: 533

Pashley Picador Rear Axle Threads

Hola folks, I've been getting a pair'o Pashley Picadors (how I love a bit o'allit(eration)) sorted for use, and run into a stumble on the final furlong (is that a mixed metaphor, or simply confused/ing?). These are from maybe the 70s or 80s; cottered cranks (when bought; now SqT), round tubes with n...
by mrjemm
26 Nov 2015, 6:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Defective cars?
Replies: 32
Views: 1988

Re: Defective cars?

We're never allowed to forget that there are crap cyclists, are we? Almost every media discussion about cycling contains a naughty-cyclist element. True, but this is a cycling forum, and to bitch about motorists all the time is fine, but there's an element of hypocrisy if we don't keep our own hous...
by mrjemm
25 Nov 2015, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Defective cars?
Replies: 32
Views: 1988

Re: Defective cars?

So, as cyclists, we should all stop whinging about car users unless we accept that there are those amongst us just as bad, after all, most of us also drive, so if you're happy to dazzle on a bike, are you any better in a car? No, we shouldn't stop pushing for motorists to stop being anti-social/ill...
by mrjemm
25 Nov 2015, 11:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Defective cars?
Replies: 32
Views: 1988

Re: Defective cars?

Oooh, dazzly headlights are a horrible thing. :evil: Last night I drove to Blackpool and back in the dark and occasionally heavy rain, and I was getting maddened by all the poorly aligned (squinting) headlights, headlights being left on full beam, HID (?) beams that are generally too bright, even di...
by mrjemm
24 Nov 2015, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drugged drivers
Replies: 20
Views: 1115

Re: Drugged drivers

Those who are on the legal pharmaceutical drugs could be just as dangerous and possibly more numerous than those on the illegal drugs. Just as tired drivers are possibly a greater threat than drunk drivers. The figures say more about detection than danger. ... :? Kill someone with a handgun (illega...
by mrjemm
23 Nov 2015, 1:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carry ID
Replies: 50
Views: 3287

Re: Carry ID

But as others have said, phones can get broken. ... I doubt it. There was a ride recently on which someone died. :( The person who found him tried to find some medical and/or next of kin details on his phone, but couldn't, and neither coud the ambulance crew. ... It is not obligatory that you enter...
by mrjemm
23 Nov 2015, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carry ID
Replies: 50
Views: 3287

Re: Carry ID

OK, so I am amazed folk don't carry bank cards. So... What about bike registration (as in for theft protection purposes, using frame number, not as in visible identification for grumpy gits to use to vent ire)? Don't folk register their valued machines? Though I must confess I haven't updated our's ...
by mrjemm
23 Nov 2015, 1:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The speed limit for bikes on a cycle path
Replies: 49
Views: 3980

Re: The speed limit for bikes on a cycle path

jonroberts24 wrote:Does anyone know The speed limit for bikes on a cycle path?
Thanks


Are you interested, or was this provocative rhetoric? Last visited the site 3 minutes after joining... And disappeared immediately after posting this.

Perhaps some background to the question so we can be more focused? :D
by mrjemm
23 Nov 2015, 8:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carry ID
Replies: 50
Views: 3287

Re: Carry ID

Do folk really ride without a debit or visa or credit card?

Name printed on front. Bank would surely put emergency services in touch.
by mrjemm
20 Nov 2015, 7:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Genesis Vagabond is nice...
Replies: 57
Views: 10799

Re: Nice...

honesty wrote:Alternator dropouts I'm not sure are a good idea.


People are learning. Good good.

p.s. Alternators are poo.