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by Tinnishill
21 Apr 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are the British particularly big polluters?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Are the British particularly big polluters?

30 years ago one of our lecturers pointed out to us on the engineering course I was on that the UK had about 1 percent of the world's human population while producing about 2 percent of the fresh atmospheric carbon each year It was his opinion that the world would listen to lectures from us when we ...
by Tinnishill
4 Apr 2019, 5:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freedom for England
Replies: 101
Views: 2290

Re: Freedom for England

Anybody looked at the maps on the parliamentary website which show the geographical spread of signatories ?

https://petitionmap.unboxedconsulting.c ... ion=231563
by Tinnishill
1 Apr 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freedom for England
Replies: 101
Views: 2290

Freedom for England

by Tinnishill
28 Mar 2019, 6:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: kyle of lochalsh to hadrians wall
Replies: 20
Views: 2024

Re: kyle of lochalsh to hadrians wall

Sycamore gap. It's just up from the Once Brewed hostel.

https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2678
by Tinnishill
14 Mar 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Adult Stabilisers for ice?
Replies: 7
Views: 876

Re: Adult Stabilisers for ice?

I am writing this from Hallingdal, Norway. (Hello Vorpal). There is a meter of snow lying and hard packed ice on the roads. People are still nipping about on bikes. The secret is studded tyres and practise.
by Tinnishill
28 Feb 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3055

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

It occurs to me that we are using a double chainring in conjunction with the the single drive sprocket on a 3 speed hub, which is a different chain tensioner to the Brompton rear derailler. I don't know what the effect might be of a big change in the angle of the rear derailler caused by the use of ...
by Tinnishill
27 Feb 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer
Replies: 24
Views: 3055

Re: Brompton clip to fit front deraillurer

S2L » 27 Feb 2019, 11:12am Back to gearing, with a LeJoG in mind currently I have 74 inch and 52 inch, but the first day in Cornwall/Devon (and possibly further north) will require something smaller. One practical solution would be to carry a spare chainring, to switch between say 48 T and 54 T for...
by Tinnishill
23 Feb 2019, 9:57am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Is there any way I can get hold of one of these in the UK?
Replies: 1
Views: 354

Re: Is there any way I can get hold of one of these in the UK?

Your video is describing an electric motorbike. If you were to build something like that you would need to have it type approved (in the same way as a DIY kitcar; there is a procedure), registered, pay the relevant vehicle tax, insure it, fit a number plate and wear a legal motorbike helmet. There a...
by Tinnishill
20 Feb 2019, 10:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cassette options (if any) for 6-speed system
Replies: 24
Views: 1808

Re: Cassette options (if any) for 6-speed system

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post19 Feb 2019, 2:26pm

the least hassle solution


Like wot Brucey implied earlier, the least hassle solution would be friction shifters. You can use 6,7 or 8 speed, whatever you can find at the time, by simply changing hub spacers. And it's cheap.
by Tinnishill
14 Feb 2019, 11:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?

I used a lot of ventile in the 80's . I had a contact in the factory and was getting samples, test pieces and rejects for free. This wasn't Hilltreck's stuff. It didn't work well in the UK climate. When damp it goes board stiff and scratchy. Trousers and shirts were particularly uncomfortable. Think...
by Tinnishill
24 Jan 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape
Replies: 56
Views: 2510

Re: Alex Salmond Charged with Attempted Rape

This is an active criminal case. Reporting restrictions are stronger in Scots Law than they are in England. Take a bit of care until after the final verdict.