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by colin54
29 Sep 2020, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 32
Views: 705

Re: Spiders

sjs wrote:
colin54 wrote:I spotted amazingly long legged one outside my front door a couple of days ago (not a Daddy-Longlegs)


I think that's a harvestman, not a spider.

I stand educated, thanks !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opiliones
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by colin54
29 Sep 2020, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 32
Views: 705

Re: Spiders

I stopped to have a sandwich in Red Rock Lane the other day and noticed this one on my bottle cage,
it was still there when I got home (about 10 miles). Currently residing in the house somewhere.
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by colin54
25 Sep 2020, 10:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 825
Views: 134982

Re: A positive thread

737? Jonathan The aircraft recognition prize is yours ! Here's another one, picture taken outside a military surplus shop in Burscough, no idea what type of helicopter it was once part of. $matches[2] $matches[2] P1130659.JPG The shop is on an industrial estate built on the former site of HMS Ringt...
by colin54
25 Sep 2020, 9:03am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 825
Views: 134982

Re: A positive thread

Nobody hurt ! I didn't expect to see this whilst out yesterday, it is being used for storage by the farmer I would guess. A sign of the times, where once they might have used old railway goods van, containers or lorry bodies for a temporary shelter. $matches[2] It looks slightly alarming when viewed...
by colin54
23 Sep 2020, 1:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike locked outside complaints
Replies: 43
Views: 2303

Re: Bike locked outside complaints

Try to ensure that the statue is unlikely to move off before affixing lock 'twixt it and bicycle,
it could cause a terrible row.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5_teUu9jMc
by colin54
12 Sep 2020, 6:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Will a Rohloff tensioner cope with double ring
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Will a Rohloff tensioner cope with double ring

Pictures from Rohloff's comprehensive handbook (2008 edition) on the subject.
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by colin54
12 Sep 2020, 12:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Spiders
Replies: 32
Views: 705

Re: Spiders

I spotted amazingly long legged one outside my front door a couple of days ago (not a Daddy-Longlegs) A few years ago I woke up one morning to find a tiny spider attached to my finger-tip, it had managed to bite me but couldn't get itself free. P1140264.JPG I don't know if this urban myth or not, bu...
by colin54
23 Aug 2020, 6:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter bother - formerly a Wanted request (SL BS77)
Replies: 35
Views: 1153

Re: Bar end shifter SL BS77

Thank you for your time and effort. I have followed your very clear instructions, which I think show what I had done. Should the lever hold in the pointing down position? Mine just springs back to upwards - maybe it has another fault, altho it worked before I removed it (and then lost the boss cove...
by colin54
23 Aug 2020, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bar end shifter bother - formerly a Wanted request (SL BS77)
Replies: 35
Views: 1153

Re: Bar end shifter SL BS77

Well, sort of fits, not as snug as the original and cable groove does not line up as perfectly with the guide on the mount. And yes I tried every combination of positions at mount and lever ends. That's disappointing.I still have no doubt it is the correct item, assuming your lever and bar-end fitt...
by colin54
19 Aug 2020, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wigan to Southport
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Wigan to Southport

You had me doubting me sanity there for a minute Mick, it's Burscough right enough, up the other end of Liverpool Road North (the High Street if you like) from Orrell Lane where the Methodist church is. If you click on the second picture taken from the same bridge you'll see Burscough Bridge Junctio...
by colin54
19 Aug 2020, 11:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wigan to Southport
Replies: 11
Views: 386

Re: Wigan to Southport

View from the railway bridge you cross at Burscough following my route, it might possibly bring back a memory or two for Mick !
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Was this the church you were married at Mick ?
A bowling green next to a church, civilised !
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by colin54
19 Aug 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing tyre marks from vinyl floor poser.
Replies: 21
Views: 2155

Re: Removing tyre marks from vinyl floor poser.

simonineaston wrote:BTW, what exactly is a vinyl floor?

A sure sign of a careless record collector.
by colin54
19 Aug 2020, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removing tyre marks from vinyl floor poser.
Replies: 21
Views: 2155

Re: Removing tyre marks from vinyl floor poser.

This is a 13 year old thread resurrection by a first time poster yesterday (just before CH's reply), whose post has since been removed.