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by cyclop
23 Mar 2019, 5:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 51
Views: 5744

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

I had to analyse my method even though I have a mirror and seldom bother so here goes.Firstly,you need to be confident about riding with one hand on the tops.Take rt. hand off the bars,rotate torso,shoulder and arm together,this only needs 30degrees or so.At the same time point the knee away from th...
by cyclop
8 Mar 2019, 6:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

Indeed,the canvas has a rubber tube sewn in the bottom.This then gets trapped by the ally trim,which is a straight hook shape,long side inside the van,with the canvas in the bend of the hook trapped on top of the roof upstand along with the headlining.If this canvas gets sodden,this then could be th...
by cyclop
7 Mar 2019, 6:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

Not just damp,actually able to squeeze water out and ice forming between insulation and roof,always in the same corner.A caravan engineer highlighted the sodden canvas as probably needing proofing again so water beads and runs off.Far too much water has ingressed the van insulation for condensation ...
by cyclop
6 Mar 2019, 7:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

I,m just referring to the rough underneath of the roof.The gel coat is unblemished.
by cyclop
6 Mar 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

My initial thoughts were condensation but this would be fairly obvious as all insulation was removed and v.little or no condensation occured,either on the fibre roof or the steel subframe.The crack you refer to is just a slightly proud lay up of the fibres.Interestingly,on the adjacent front corner,...
by cyclop
6 Mar 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

Water dripping off aluminium so,yes,still suspect capillary action via a sodden canvas in that corner.There is also rucking and a join in the headlining at that point,thus creating more tiny pathways for potential ingress .
by cyclop
6 Mar 2019, 10:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

Yes,exactly.Pretty sure it,s not leaking through the fibreglass so currently drying everything and will attempt to seal.
by cyclop
6 Mar 2019, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

Re: capillary action

Ok ,some pictures I hope.Taken from inside,looking toward the back rt. hand side of the pop top opening.Water is creeping over the upstand and making its way under the headlining,onto the subframe member and wetting the foam insulation.The ally profile can be seen.Thinking I should put sealant in th...
by cyclop
5 Mar 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: capillary action
Replies: 23
Views: 1491

capillary action

This forum seems to have a plethora of knowledgable folk in many disciplines so here goes.My pop top eriba caravan has a leak.Cracked high level rear light fixed.Awning rail resealed professionally.Have removed rear and side lockers and destapled the roof lining revealing foam insulation some of whi...
by cyclop
1 Mar 2019, 7:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: novichok
Replies: 21
Views: 1633

novichok

I see the clean up operation in Salisbury has just concluded at a huge cost.If you were so inclined,you could bring every airport,every major city,every port to a standstill with about a gallon of this stuff.
by cyclop
17 Feb 2019, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?
Replies: 50
Views: 3896

Re: How to prepare for an organised EVENT (soon) from zero start?

Don,t.Could be the most painful and unpleasant experience you,ve ever had.
by cyclop
8 Feb 2019, 8:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What Shape is the Earth?
Replies: 61
Views: 5016

Re: What Shape is the Earth?

All wrong.Obviously, the earth is mostly uphill with down bits in between.
by cyclop
8 Feb 2019, 8:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Taking flak
Replies: 38
Views: 1709

Re: Taking flak

How about "breaks" and "peddles" seen often on this site.
by cyclop
20 Jan 2019, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Role model: who is yours?
Replies: 131
Views: 10169

Re: Role model: who is yours?

Ken Russell-1952 tour of Britain winner.No team,next to no help from his back up vehicle(too slow),did it on his own.A massive chapeau.Not a role model though,just total respect.
by cyclop
18 Jan 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Came off my bike today
Replies: 39
Views: 2494

Re: Came off my bike today

Came off on Monday due to a basic error i.e.distracted by adjusting a mirror,drifted left onto a verge,lost control and hit the deck.Fortunately a quiet road.Finished the ride but haven,t ridden since due to stiff knee.Several lessons (re)learned!Stupid boy.