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by stoobs
30 Mar 2014, 3:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Badge of Honour: Overtaking beyond the speed limit?
Replies: 45
Views: 6373

Re: The Badge of Honour: Overtaking beyond the speed limit?

Some of our club rides go into the Cotswolds, a lovely area to cycle in. We are often in and around Tetbury, famous for the domain of a certain well known land owner. We do encounter very large tractors on narrow lanes, sometimes driven at quite high speeds by youngsters whilst using their mobile p...
by stoobs
30 Mar 2014, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A rant about Rule 170 Highway Code
Replies: 55
Views: 10416

Re: A rant about Rule 170 Highway Code

I do think that with the multiple guess section of the modern test that a few questions, such as one on Rule 170, would force appropriate behaviour, and also allow for the correct action after incidents.
by stoobs
20 Aug 2013, 11:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Accident advice required Please?
Replies: 42
Views: 4594

Re: Accident advice required Please?

Without taking sides in this, your current words throughout this post, and your letter, lead me think that you turned into a side road without sufficient observation for road users already there. I think you need to change your words if you are to stand any chance in this. "Reducing my speed ac...
by stoobs
5 Aug 2013, 12:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cat's eyes
Replies: 29
Views: 4803

Re: Cat's eyes

Ex-Morris Minor driver by any chance Mr Rootes ? But TBH I frequently found that dipping lights as I approached a rural blind bend tended to get my clutch foot double-committed when a gear change was also required ! +1 in a Land Rover Series IIA! Especially if you need to double declutch into secon...
by stoobs
20 May 2013, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 21
Views: 1507

Re: Loctite

You want to ask for Loctite 243 threadlock compound. This is suitable for small bolts, although I have used it on a bottom bracket, after checking with Loctite. Other formulas available are designed for larger fixings and shouldn't be used on smaller fixings. It's a thin blue liquid you apply as yo...
by stoobs
17 May 2013, 9:43am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Undertaking vs not indicating
Replies: 25
Views: 2095

Re: Undertaking vs not indicating

Indeed. That advice is specific, and does not supersede Rule 151 of the Highway Code.
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 9:40pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8099
Views: 306817

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Meanwhile, recumbent riders, overladen wearing spec's and rainlegs with brown speckled clingons, were doing it in the boudoir without polystyrene hats, green bean pie, even without standing in custard and mash, which as a foot ointment is awfully satisfying and edible afterwards. When the barges wer...
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 2:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removal of lock left on bike stand
Replies: 40
Views: 2166

Re: Removal of lock left on bike stand

Phone BBC Radio Derby, tell them you've got a great little story of mystery and intrigue... They'd love that kind of thing,it would run all morning on their station- then a LBS would be desperate to donate a new lock for some publicity and if it was a 'clear up' excercise then whoever has the clear...
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 2:14pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8099
Views: 306817

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Meanwhile, recumbent riders, overladen wearing spec's and rainlegs with brown speckled clingons, were doing it in the boudoir without polystyrene hats, green bean pie, even without standing in custard and mash, which as a foot ointment is awfully satisfying and edible afterwards. When the barges wer...
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 12:28pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8099
Views: 306817

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Meanwhile, recumbent riders, overladen wearing spec's and rainlegs with brown speckled clingons, were doing it in the boudoir without polystyrene hats, green bean pie, even without standing in custard and mash, which as a foot ointment is awfully satisfying and edible afterwards. When the barges wer...
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removal of lock left on bike stand
Replies: 40
Views: 2166

Re: Removal of lock left on bike stand

Come on Quist, how many padlocks have you left "reserving" things around Derby? :wink:

Do you put you bag on train seats around you to reserve them too? :wink:

I always head straight for those seats on trains.
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 10:16am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8099
Views: 306817

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Meanwhile, recumbent riders, overladen wearing spec's and rainlegs with brown speckled clingons, were doing it in the boudoir without polystyrene hats, green bean pie, even without standing in custard and mash, which as a foot ointment is awfully satisfying and edible afterwards. When the barges wer...
by stoobs
16 May 2013, 10:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Undertaking vs not indicating
Replies: 25
Views: 2095

Re: Undertaking vs not indicating

The Highway Code: Rule 151 In slow-moving traffic. You should reduce the distance between you and the vehicle ahead to maintain traffic flow never get so close to the vehicle in front that you cannot stop safely leave enough space to be able to manoeuvre if the vehicle in front breaks down or an eme...
by stoobs
15 May 2013, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Removal of lock left on bike stand
Replies: 40
Views: 2166

Re: Removal of lock left on bike stand

Or perhaps they thought this might be afoot:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Love_padlocks

:wink: :wink: :wink:
by stoobs
15 May 2013, 3:23pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8099
Views: 306817

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Meanwhile, in Devon a missing cat is gutted, fried Whiskas is overcooked. Poor Whiskas, she didn't win 'Masterchef' with rabbit stew à la banana croustillante aux panais with cheesy chips. Never mind! The ketchup, pass the "Barbecued Whiskas" sauce please and don't drop crumbs on the new c...