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by Bsteel
11 Jun 2020, 12:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What do you get if a Raleigh twenty collides with a Moulton Mk3 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 789

Re: What do you get if a Raleigh twenty collides with a Moulton Mk3 ?

Having just stripped the rear fork on my MK1 F frame I'm now wondering whether the pivot assembly with it's brass looking bushes is original or maybe a later repair ?
by Bsteel
4 Jun 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Peddars Way
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: Peddars Way

I think that most of the Peddars way is now covered by Google maps streetview. Using one of the pre saved routes in Cycle.Travel such as https://cycle.travel/map/journey/53436 as a guide you should be able to use the streetview option to view most of the route.
by Bsteel
29 May 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The 28 hole CS-RF3 Sturmey Archer Hub Saga
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: The 28 hole CS-RF3 Sturmey Archer Hub Saga

Mick F wrote:Rear wheels were bigger and 36h. 26inch.


Are you sure :)
by Bsteel
29 May 2020, 6:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The 28 hole CS-RF3 Sturmey Archer Hub Saga
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: The 28 hole CS-RF3 Sturmey Archer Hub Saga

I'm just about to rebuild a 16" 1965 Moulton rear wheel and that has a 28 hole 4 speed Sturmey Archer hub.
by Bsteel
25 Mar 2020, 12:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: M7x1 stainless capheads for stems etc
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: M7 stainless capheads for stems etc

Good find, that's just saved me some searching.
by Bsteel
6 Mar 2020, 7:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 79
Views: 4481

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

mjr wrote:It's roughly the western half of https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/ ... 384/0.7900


Thanks for that, I was just curious about whether there had been an old drove type road that had disappeared.
by Bsteel
6 Mar 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Ancient lanes and old main roads
Replies: 79
Views: 4481

Re: Ancient lanes and old main roads

mjr wrote:The maps don't find everything, such as the Swaffham-Shipdham road isn't there and only part of Banbury Lane (from Northampton) is, although being a named route on the 1920s map hints at it.


I wasn't aware of the Swaffham one, can you point me at any references ?
by Bsteel
16 Feb 2020, 7:44am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Four year old killed by bike helmet.
Replies: 199
Views: 6904

Re: Four year old killed by bike helmet.

The place to look in the UK is in a Swedish chain of stores.

https://www.clasohlson.com/uk/Pink-Stig ... /31-1830-1
by Bsteel
6 Feb 2020, 1:14pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 9443

Re: Why wear black?

I am curious as why once someone chooses to wear a helmet to prevent some level of injury their risk assessment doesn't drive them to wearing some form of full face helmet like those for enduro or downhill riding ?
by Bsteel
2 Feb 2020, 9:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Step through touring bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1773

Re: Step through touring bike

A few more options listed here. Also a better picture of the cube (German model)

https://www.cyclingabout.com/a-complete ... ugh-mixte/
by Bsteel
18 Jan 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: King Alfred's Way ( 2020 January )
Replies: 52
Views: 2837

Re: King Alfred's Way

A few more details for you all: https://www.cyclinguk.org/kingalfredsway?fbclid=IwAR1jAPm7ChgYbrq0hwUtuzqiopeZs_9u_Cffq9QM3bfLMRcTAWh_f3cmQNQ If you've not seen it take a look at the Chalke Way by John Stuart Clark, he'd already connected and documented the Peddars,Icknield & Ridgeway to give a...
by Bsteel
14 Jan 2020, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1286

Re: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020

When they cost so little a 5 year life span isnt really an issue. Al Always worth a check before buying that the model isn't already 3 years though it's lifecycle or else it may be a bit less of a bargain. Apart from that I agree they great devices and the latest ones will run some Android Apps and...
by Bsteel
14 Jan 2020, 12:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1286

Re: Windows 7 support ends Tuesday 14th Jan 2020

Chromebooks are great but they do come with an end of life date (generally about 5 years from the models first sales ). After this point they are no longer guaranteed updates.

https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en
by Bsteel
9 Jan 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

Yes I had considered that and luckily have a shop just round the corner I've just visited, who showed be a detachable tow bar which has a 100kg verticle load which should be OK? The Thule Easy Fold takes 60Kg and weighs 17.6kg itself. I have a feeling that the vehicle will also have an maximum nose...
by Bsteel
9 Jan 2020, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack
Replies: 26
Views: 780

Re: Towbar Mounted Bike Rack

It may be worth checking the nose weight limit of any towbar ( vertical load limit ) to ensure it is adequate to take the total weight of the carrier + bikes.