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by DaveReading
21 Oct 2020, 8:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Price of Chains

Sweep wrote:
Brucey wrote:Z8.1 = 7.1mm pin length
Z8.3 = 7.3mm pin length

cheers

Had the idea that this might be the case.
Any issues with this?

Try joining a 7.3 mm chain with a 7.1 mm quick link. :)
by DaveReading
20 Oct 2020, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Price of Chains

Brucey wrote:Z8.1 and Z8.3 models are similar to the old Z8 series.

Though not identical to each other, as I recall finding out the hard way. :(
by DaveReading
19 Oct 2020, 6:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 104
Views: 2614

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Anyone bought a newish family car recently that has good indicators? Trouble is, with that question, how would you know? We have a white 2014 Yaris, and unless I see another one like our's at a junction/roundabout, I would have no idea if our car is good, bad, or indifferent. If only there was a wa...
by DaveReading
19 Oct 2020, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 31
Views: 1206

Re: Price of Chains

Jdsk wrote:Is that preassembled?

Jonathan

Probably.

Until IKEA start selling chains. :wink:
by DaveReading
19 Oct 2020, 8:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 104
Views: 2614

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

Another av=bsurd trend is "running lights" On my Nissan, and many others, the running lights are brighter then the sidelights! As it gets darker, you are legally required to use sidelights as opposed to running lights, yet are turning the brightness lower The purpose of sidelights is not ...
by DaveReading
19 Oct 2020, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slow Ways
Replies: 33
Views: 1010

Re: Slow Ways

They've got a load of routes but they're keeping them secret for now. Vaporware. Very poor show of the BBC to give it such publicity. "We are currently working on building a website that will host all of the routes and hope to launch that later this year. All of the routes will always be free ...
by DaveReading
18 Oct 2020, 11:08pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 104
Views: 2614

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

My wife bought a new car 4 years ago, and (down our country lanes) was impossible to drive unless we used full beam - the dipped lights were aimed at a point on the road about 5metres away! We asked the main dealer to check them and he said they were ok....Hmm. So making sure the car was level i pu...
by DaveReading
18 Oct 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Dismantled 10-speed chain
Replies: 42
Views: 702

Re: Dismantled 10-speed chain

It had 122 links when new. The replacement was 122 links but then I had to remove a couple of them to make it the right length. Laying the old and new chains side by side, two links had to be removed. The pins are mixed up with all the other parts in a bag, and I ain't gonna count 'em for nobody! :...
by DaveReading
16 Oct 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anyone living in new lock down areas?
Replies: 65
Views: 1490

Re: Anyone living in new lock down areas?

well it seems part of London didnt think it was Covid: Southall wedding venue hosts 100-guest reception :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: what will it take to get thru to these cretins? Get through? I doubt there's a single person in the country who is unaware that a gathering of 100 people...
by DaveReading
15 Oct 2020, 9:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1836

Re: Smart meters (again?)

They didn't know it was a looped supply! Our electricity bill doubled and it took me almost a year before I managed to get Western Power out again to take a look (my supplier was a waste of time) and they couldn’t believe the mess up the contractors had made of it and immediately put the meter back...
by DaveReading
15 Oct 2020, 9:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quick link removal without tools.
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Quick link removal without tools.

I hope it should be apparent that you should only hit the closer outer sideplate (as shown). If you strike with a larger flat object, and the blow lands equally on both sideplates, it won't work. Yes, you hit the sideplate at the end to which the pin is attached. Which of course could be either the...
by DaveReading
14 Oct 2020, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1836

Re: Smart meters (again?)

DaveP wrote:The prospect of waking up in the morning to find that the porridge hasn't cooked

I recall as a student cooking porridge overnight, based on a misunderstanding of my mother's culinary technique.

It wasn't a great success. :(
by DaveReading
13 Oct 2020, 8:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quick link removal without tools.
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Quick link removal without tools.

Quicklink removal.jpg

Use any convenient hard object instead of the mole grips.
by DaveReading
10 Oct 2020, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dangerous traffic lights
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: Dangerous traffic lights

Cyril Haearn wrote:I often observe that, creeping forward before green appears, many try to avoid stopping, very few use the handbrake

Like cyclists do. :D

It's actually quite rare to see a car that's stopped at a red light having its handbrake on.
by DaveReading
8 Oct 2020, 11:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dangerous traffic lights
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: Dangerous traffic lights

I think I have worked out it is here. Woodbridge Rd Woodbridge Rd, Guildford GU1 1DT https://maps.app.goo.gl/6pZ7qarjFCKabZan9 Not sure which leg causes the problem but the longest one (east to west on the a25 is about 46m to clear the junction from a quick measure. That would require over 16 mph a...