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by Hobbs1951
15 May 2019, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help adjusting cantilever brakes.
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Help adjusting cantilever brakes.

if the arms are at ninety degrees to the fork legs (i.e. so the pinch bolt is the same height as the bosses) then it doesn't really matter how high the straddle cable/yoke are set; the MA is unaffected. But if the arms are higher than the bosses (and most are, slightly, by the time the brake is app...
by Hobbs1951
15 May 2019, 11:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: Its A Motorhome......No Its Van....

This issue has a great deal to do with how the vehicle was Type Approved by the manufacturer, it's catching a lot of folk out as there are so many vans being used as car replacements/leisure vehicles.

John
by Hobbs1951
15 May 2019, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help adjusting cantilever brakes.
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Help adjusting cantilever brakes.

Hi guys, having a brain freeze (!), just new-cabled my Roberts tourer (80s vintage) but completely forgotten how to adjust the cables (brake pads are fine), where is the best place for the stirrup - high or low ? Has Shimano cantis - the one's that are at right angles to the stays/fork legs. Appreci...
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 5:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15681
Views: 379594

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hobbs1951 wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:The whole idea of the EU is protectionist. In addition to the EU theres a big wide world out there...

Al


Tell us more ? Tell us about trade in the big wide world (sic) - with specific examples ?

John


The silence is deafening.

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 10:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15681
Views: 379594

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Hello, I find it odd that anyone standing for the "Leave" principal is classed as "Extremist", yet hard line "Remainers" are moderate internationalists? I find it even odder that the worst insults against Leavers on here in the last day or so (nazis, extremists) have c...
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1401

Re: Dont drive over fifty

Bonefishblues wrote:
Hobbs1951 wrote:
Bonefishblues wrote:That's a rude response, and unnecessary.


I don't think it was rude, you didn't read my post before responding.

John.

Then we have different standards.


Clearly, I always read a post before responding.

John.
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 10:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15681
Views: 379594

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

al_yrpal wrote:The whole idea of the EU is protectionist. In addition to the EU theres a big wide world out there...

Al


Tell us more ? Tell us about trade in the big wide world (sic) - with specific examples ?

John
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 10:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 15681
Views: 379594

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Isn't there some controversy over Dunkirk? Allegations that the RAF didn't do enough to provide cover for the retreating BEF? Stories of RAF pilots at Dunkirk being beaten up by British troops? (yes I've read Ian McEwan's Atonement - and I know it's fiction!). Whatever, perhaps the words "Dunk...
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1401

Re: Dont drive over fifty

How is steering 'mucked up' by putting legal tyres on the front axle? Pay attention, it has nothing to do with their legality (who mentioned legality ?), but it has a lot to do with how tyres wear on different axles. John. That's a rude response, and unnecessary. I don't think it was rude, you didn...
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 9:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1401

Re: Dont drive over fifty

Best tyres on the front?! Thats actually counter to best practice. Understeer will soil your Y fronts, but oversteer will kill you. Keep the best boots on the rear - that's a free piece of advice from someone who spent time as an AI. Most modern cars are front wheel drive. If you're not replacing a...
by Hobbs1951
13 May 2019, 9:39am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dont drive over fifty
Replies: 69
Views: 1401

Re: Dont drive over fifty

Best tyres on the front?! Thats actually counter to best practice. Understeer will soil your Y fronts, but oversteer will kill you. Keep the best boots on the rear - that's a free piece of advice from someone who spent time as an AI. Most modern cars are front wheel drive. If you're not replacing a...
by Hobbs1951
11 May 2019, 4:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Barry Barron frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: Barry Barron frames

Don't know Brucey.

John.
by Hobbs1951
11 May 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Barry Barron frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: Barry Barron frames

I know he's Lincolnshire based Brucey, but he moved here from the north east. Barry was building frames long before Dave Yates moved to his current (Coningsby) location.

John.
by Hobbs1951
11 May 2019, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What do Conductors do?
Replies: 32
Views: 759

Re: What do Conductors do?

Was invited to supper parties fairly frequently where Sir Reginald Goodall was an equally frequent guest - parties hosted by another well known composer/conductor.

John.
by Hobbs1951
11 May 2019, 3:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Barry Barron frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: Barry Barron frames

Just seen this thread, I have a Barry Barron frame, the shop is still in Sturton. Barry no longer builds frames and I think his son runs the shop. I have a friend with a Barron trike. Barry built frames for Ray Inkley Cycles (shop used to be in Lincoln), I knew Ray well in the 80s and 90s, and I co-...