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by freiston
15 Sep 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1210

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I use this Trangia when I am camping at a single location and touring the area. I'm guessing it might be a 1970's model. Does anyone know for sure? I bought it secondhand about 15 years ago. There is information on this site (but not necessarily that particular page) that might help answer your que...
by freiston
14 Sep 2019, 11:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An unusual use for old spokes.
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: An unusual use for old spokes.

BTW re the OP, we need Brucey to do the metallurgy bit to tell us if in any way the exercise was worthwhile in terms of a functional knife that would hold an edge. The article linked to in the OP states: "At the beginning I wasn't sure if the spoke material was suitable for a knife blade so I ...
by freiston
12 Sep 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How Old is Your Trangia ..
Replies: 34
Views: 1210

Re: How Old is Your Trangia ..

I only bought mine last year :oops:

I went for the Duossal pans.
by freiston
12 Sep 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Harmful 'phone calls
Replies: 43
Views: 1265

Re: Harmful 'phone calls

I suspect the caller ID number was spoofed. "024" is a Coventry code but I believe there are no Coventry numbers beginning "06".
by freiston
12 Sep 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Does phone case/ phone type define you?
Replies: 48
Views: 998

Re: Does phone case/ phone type define you?

My phone is a Samsung A8 2018 and it's in a leather flip case (hinged at the bottom). I don't have a contract but a GiffGaff prepaid monthly package. I'm 55. The rationale behind the phone was that I wanted something that could play .ogg music files (most of my music is ripped to Ogg Vorbis), I want...
by freiston
12 Sep 2019, 3:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: An unusual use for old spokes.
Replies: 20
Views: 571

An unusual use for old spokes.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Knife- ... Bespoke-K/

Ninety spokes will make an 8" chef's knife.

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by freiston
12 Sep 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Plastic discoloured by chain oil
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Plastic discoloured by chain oil

Thanks Brucey :)
by freiston
11 Sep 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Plastic discoloured by chain oil
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Plastic discoloured by chain oil

Unfortunately, there is no recycling symbol/number - just a number which is different on each of the three (otherwise identical) bottles that I have. The plastic does feel very similar to a plastic bidon that I have - "4 - LDPE" (Low Density Polyethylene). EDIT: The bottle the oil original...
by freiston
11 Sep 2019, 9:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Plastic discoloured by chain oil
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Plastic discoloured by chain oil

A few week ago I put some Fenwicks All Condition synthetic chain lube into an empty eye drop bottle for taking on tour. The lube is red in colour (the label says "A specific blend of synthetic ingredients with additives to dramatically reduce corrosion, repel water and prolong component life&qu...
by freiston
9 Sep 2019, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle clips v rubber bands
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

I preferred elastic bands to tucking my trousers into my socks but now, if I need to use anything, I use those hi-viz plastic-coated metal strips that roll up by themselves (I don't know what they're called) - very efficient and very comfortable. I've had more than one nasty crack on the knuckles f...
by freiston
8 Sep 2019, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle clips v rubber bands
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Cycle clips v rubber bands

I used to use the metal sprung types that were common years ago but I found that I was forever bending them in an attempt to get them to work/fit without irritating my shins (but never managed it). I preferred elastic bands to tucking my trousers into my socks but now, if I need to use anything, I u...
by freiston
7 Sep 2019, 1:57am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2277

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

If the OP were planning to do nature or sports photography where having a good optical zoom is critical, he likely wouldn't even be posing the question. For most other applications, a good sensor, sufficiently high camera pixel density , and decent camera software, it is unlikely to make that much ...
by freiston
31 Aug 2019, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2277

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

(and the pleasure was in making the journey rather than the end result of the photo)? Yes, sort of, sorry it's confusing. The pleasure is in the journey and the process as well as and as much as the result, or can be! Separating the photography from the photo. It isn't that the photo is irrelevant,...
by freiston
31 Aug 2019, 4:23am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day
Replies: 58
Views: 2277

Re: DSLR Compact Camera or Phone? Belgium c50km/day

In this talk about the quality of the image, lets not forget there's a something about taking photos that has nothing to do with it. I can't count the places I've been or the hills I've climbed because the view might be worth a shot, the pleasure has been in doing that rather than the end result an...
by freiston
30 Aug 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: What dynamo hub and light set for 200 pounds ?

My dynamo system hasn't done the miles or the years that other contributors' systems have, but I'm extremely happy with it so far. I bought a front wheel from Taylor Wheels (via ebay) with a Shimano DH-3N72 hub and I bought a B+M Toplight View Brake Plus dynamo back light and B+M Lumotec IQ Cyo Prem...