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by Redrhino
1 Aug 2019, 1:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture on valve stem - solution
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: Puncture on valve stem - solution

I think you mean Presta valves?

Schrader valves can’t be unscrewed I believe
by Redrhino
1 Aug 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture on valve stem - solution
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Re: Puncture on valve stem - solution

Brompton's have Schrader valves so no way to inject sealant so I nicked the inner tube and used a syringe to inject tubeless sealant.
Easy to do a normal puncture repair to cover the hole I had created.

After much hissing and spitting the valve stem healed. Hurrah! Off I pedal.
by Redrhino
1 Aug 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Puncture on valve stem - solution
Replies: 15
Views: 1966

Puncture on valve stem - solution

Having pumped my Brompton tyre back up to 100psi, i returned later that day to find it completely flat. I should have realised that the two events were probably linked. There was a bit of a sharp burr on the valve hole in the rim and that had caused the stem to leak. How to solve? Normal puncture pa...
by Redrhino
22 May 2019, 10:58am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: CTC Holidays - great first experience in Scotland
Replies: 2
Views: 291

CTC Holidays - great first experience in Scotland

Just returned from a 10 day tour lead by Martin Jamieson. It was our first experience of a CTC holiday and we have a great time because: 1) It was a mixed group of 20 cyclists. Lots of new friends to make on the road and at the stops 2) It was organised. We had a defined route and a defined plan. We...
by Redrhino
20 Nov 2018, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 14637

Re: London - on the spot fine

Thanks for all the replies - I have just seen another thread about cyclists walking through red lights. Apologies if I have duplicated the subject. On balance I think I will just pay the fine. It sounds like the law is open to interpretation and a judge could have a simple view that "a red ligh...
by Redrhino
19 Nov 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 14637

London - on the spot fine

Arrgh. The pain and the shame. Cycling from the City to Paddington on the Embankment Cycling highway, many cyclists are perhaps familiar with the right turn into Nortumberland Ave. See my picture. I saw the Police officer monitoring the junction so was particularly careful. I dismounted by the circl...
by Redrhino
14 Sep 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 40
Views: 16062

Re: Countryside opening hours

The sign is on a normal public access bridleway. Once in the woods there are informal tracks all over the place - I can imagine that these are permissive.

I see your point. If the land owner and the PROW officer agree that the sign is wrong, why are they still there?
by Redrhino
14 Sep 2018, 8:53am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 40
Views: 16062

Re: Countryside opening hours

Thanks for all the comments. I have a response from the Gloucestershire Public Rights of Way (PROW) officer. He writes that the Bathurst Estate acknowledge that they cannot restrict use of PROW but ”They are trying to establish a measure of control over the permissive paths and bridleways on the est...
by Redrhino
21 Aug 2018, 3:32am
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 40
Views: 16062

Re: Countryside opening hours

I’m on it. I have written to Glos CC - outsourced to Amey :roll: to see what they say
by Redrhino
20 Aug 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 40
Views: 16062

Re: Countryside opening hours

Thanks for the replies. I reckon as one person said: "don't make a nuisance and just get on and use it".

This map is from the Glos. definitive rights of way map. Lots of blue bridle paths and that is good enough for me.
Restrictive signs are on (some) entrances to the woods
by Redrhino
19 Aug 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Countryside opening hours
Replies: 40
Views: 16062

Countryside opening hours

See this sign - who would have thought it?
Fair enough that Lord Bathurst opens up his private lands and chooses his own terms.
But the sign is by a marked (and legally confirmed) bridleway.
Surely he can’t overlay his own rules (opening hours, no cycles) on to public rights of way?