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by cyclop
16 Jun 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chainring bolt replacement ( unusual )
Replies: 8
Views: 372

Re: Yes I AM a ****** idiot, parts lost

The deck boards should be screwed down so it may be possible to remove one to retrieve the bits although I wouldn,t be surprised to find the screws v.difficult to remove.Could remove two or three and shove a skinny friend down or a small child who is used to climbing up chimneys..... :wink:
by cyclop
13 Jun 2019, 9:09am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: drop foot
Replies: 11
Views: 669

Re: drop foot

Hi Julia.Firstly,I know what you,re going through having had a bulging disc last oct. and thinking my active life,as I knew it was over.Femoral nerve compression resulted in weak quads and numb inner lower leg.From using a walker then walking poles,then short rides in the woods,then walking up short...
by cyclop
11 Jun 2019, 2:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 531 vs 753 vs 853 vs Columbus
Replies: 14
Views: 1058

Re: 531 vs 753 vs 853 vs Columbus

Interesting that someone mentioned you can,t cold set 753.I bought a used 753 from"cycling weekly" many years ago with a respray.Whilst cleaning it some weeks later,I noticed cracks on the inside of the chainstays at the BB end,I,m guessing from the previous owner having spread the stays.I...
by cyclop
8 Jun 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Favourite smells
Replies: 47
Views: 929

Re: Favourite smells

Mown grass,linseed oil,a used cricket ball,recall memories of warm afternoons,spent playing cricket
by cyclop
4 Jun 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Dawes 631 Sportif steel frameset 57..
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Dawes 631 Sportif steel frameset 57..

Your description seems incomplete? or am I being stupid.
by cyclop
27 May 2019, 6:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: A-level project help
Replies: 18
Views: 887

Re: A-level project help

Not a commuter,just a regular,older rider.I have a clip on mirror and use it a lot but its not perfect.How about an integral helmet screen with a small,rear facing camera.Might have a dazzle problem at night I suppose.
by cyclop
1 May 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Femoral nerve compression
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Femoral nerve compression

Really,just an update.I,m back to near where I was pre injury.Rides up to 4hrs,a little slower for sure,hardly surprising with the vastus medialis much reduced(fortunately, not a major cycling muscle).Hill walking manageable though only to keep walking muscles viable.Two visits to a sports therapist...
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: 5903

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1528

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: 1528

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...