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by CliveyT
21 Feb 2020, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame repair near cambridge
Replies: 33
Views: 1013

Re: Frame repair near cambridge

There's a custom builder in Gt Abington https://www.toad.cc/. No idea if he does repairs/ cost etc. but the frames themselves look good.
by CliveyT
23 Jan 2020, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've lost my wedding ring.
Replies: 66
Views: 1177

Re: I've lost my wedding ring.

Ever tried carving wood yourself? Take a stick and try to carve a spoon. Or make a mushroom or something similar. Start easy. Apple is a good wood to carve I believe. Good for spoons. Split it to rough size, carve shape then curved knife to carve the bowl of the spoon. Then finally rub an oil into ...
by CliveyT
22 Jan 2020, 11:30am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've lost my wedding ring.
Replies: 66
Views: 1177

Re: I've lost my wedding ring.

Yes , if you go shopping in the UK for that axe-like thing, "maul" or "splitting maul" is what you are after. The wedge in the pic looks useful but I'd have thought it would combine better with a long handled sledge hammer on chunks where the maul is struggling due to funny grai...
by CliveyT
21 Jan 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've lost my wedding ring.
Replies: 66
Views: 1177

Re: I've lost my wedding ring.

I'm intrigued you keep it on for logging. What do you use? I certainly have to take mine off when I'm using the splitting maul otherwise the shock from the impact bruises my finger. (I was going to mention not wanting to look married should someone come past admiring my manly lumberjack looks, but M...
by CliveyT
18 Dec 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A week today
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: A week today

Grief! :shock: Just realised that "the day" is a week today. :cry: Hibernating has much to recommend it. Great day for a bike ride! as long as you're away from civilization for the pre-lunch rush then you have the roads more or less to yourself Out at 8, leisurely 20-30 miles and get back...
by CliveyT
13 Dec 2019, 10:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Singlespeed chain & freewheel- what am I missing
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Singlespeed chain & freewheel- what am I missing

not riding it fixed :!: :wink: 25+ years of Rugby and too much cycling in town I'm afraid. Emergency stops on these knees are to be avoided :cry: Thanks all, Too dark in the garage to see what was happening this am. Will pop to and may just buy chain and freewheel together. I'll use up the parts I ...
by CliveyT
12 Dec 2019, 11:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Singlespeed chain & freewheel- what am I missing
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Singlespeed chain & freewheel- what am I missing

OK my singlespeed commuter needs a new chain (and almost certainly a new freewheel as well- I've been a bit lax about it). Got a new KMC 1/8" chain and a generic 16tooth freewheel from LBS (which is actually 3/32"). The new chain fits around the chainwheel perfectly. Measured out same numb...
by CliveyT
10 Dec 2019, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strong front wicker basket for Pashley Roadster- any suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 649

Re: Strong front wicker basket for Pashley Roadster- any suggestions?

If you want something that is going to bear a real load, last very long, and not look sinfully ugly you will probably spend more (possibly a lot more) than £50 by the time you are done. If it's made here then almost certainly so, unless you find a basketmaker prepared to work for peanuts. Mrs T is ...
by CliveyT
22 Nov 2019, 11:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dirtiest roads
Replies: 15
Views: 743

Re: Dirtiest roads

Darkman wrote:I live in south Lincs - big sugar beet country, and they harvest that from September right through to spring.


Other issue with beet is it stays in the ground until the processor needs it and then the farmer has to harvest and transport it, regardless of what state the ground is in
by CliveyT
31 Oct 2019, 3:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold weather and safety on the roads
Replies: 39
Views: 2023

Re: Cold weather and safety on the roads

Almost every year in the fens, we see drivers achieve this almost-impossible act of making their car fall over on ice! Maybe not so near impossible? To be fair in the fens they achieve the even more impressive act of doing this in the summer. You would have thought all the drainage ditches would ha...
by CliveyT
31 Oct 2019, 3:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cold weather and safety on the roads
Replies: 39
Views: 2023

Re: Cold weather and safety on the roads

I was really referring to the thinking ahead and leaving a bit more time to do a manoeuvre whether that's stop or simply make a turn. It won't stop you slipping if it's bad but it does allow for time to assess the conditions at points where you're about to change direction or speed. It's more likel...
by CliveyT
29 Oct 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How good is the world's most expensive whisky?
Replies: 48
Views: 1256

Re: How good is the world's most expensive whisky?

I remember the old fellahs in the Kingshouse (Rannoch Moor) always turned over the whisky glass to shake the last few precious drops into the heavy. You'll never get it all out that way, much better to pour some beer into the whisky glass and give it a swill. I do like a drop of whisky (and definit...
by CliveyT
9 Aug 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Things we need not invented yet
Replies: 91
Views: 2878

Re: Things we need not invented yet

Sitting here staring at torrential rain (it's gone off scale @ the University weather station). An up-to the minute weather forecast? (yes I know it was forecast for today- just need to know whether to set off for home or just head to the pub and wait). failing that what about a rain (and wind) defl...
by CliveyT
5 Aug 2019, 9:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh bottom bracket
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Raleigh bottom bracket

Mrs T's much loved but venerable (reasonably- probably 1984) Raleigh Richmond needs a new bottom bracket. Originally 1x5, it was converted to a front triple in the early 90's and it now has what looks like a Shimano splined square taper bottom bracket. Haven't started taking it out yet, and photos w...
by CliveyT
17 May 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPD Touring Shoes
Replies: 16
Views: 1129

Re: SPD Touring Shoes

For some values of "normal", but as someone who tends to live in sandals 6 months of the year I use Shimano SPuD sandals for touring. Since the upper is somewhat minimal the fact that I generally find Shimano shoes far too narrow isn't an issue. Current model seems to be the SD5. Pete. Th...