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by 9494arnold
20 Jan 2019, 9:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hand in your driving licence?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Hand in your driving licence?

I intended this as an ad on to the OAP driving post if the moderators could move it? :(
by 9494arnold
20 Jan 2019, 9:31am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hand in your driving licence?
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Hand in your driving licence?

I think it's strange that the 70 year old driver is legislated to confirm fitness to drive , yet it is only a self certification. What's the point of that? There does seem to be a streak of intransigence in the older generation ( in fact just had paper delivered and apparently Prince Phillip has had...
by 9494arnold
19 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Touring Bikes : A practical Guide by Tony Oliver.
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: Touring Bikes : A practical Guide by Tony Oliver.

Would 'The Proteus Framebuilding Handbook" 'A guide for the Novice Bicycle Framebuilder' be if interest? 1976 A5 Paperback. Written by Dr Paul Proteus ,this is second edition with extra Chapters by Campagnolo, Columbus, Haden, Prugnat and Reynolds. 127 Pages , aimed at the first time builder it...
by 9494arnold
19 Jan 2019, 8:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)
Replies: 26
Views: 1188

Re: Really creepy experience cycling home tonight (I did solve the mystery eventually)

I do have a vague recollection of newspaper articles (and possibly here too) about birds of prey swooping down on passing cyclists . I did once have a close encounter of the Dragonfly sort. Not very scary . Was riding with a friend who suddenly said "Don't panic just stop gradually" . So I...
by 9494arnold
18 Jan 2019, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Leather saddles and saddle cream
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: Leather saddles and saddle cream

I used to use Proofide but more recently have started using Nikwax which I think has slightly better waterproofing characteristics.
I also used to use Saddle Soap which I also put on the Leather seats of my Vintage Riley
by 9494arnold
17 Jan 2019, 12:50pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Historical books/photos
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: Historical books/photos

You have PM
by 9494arnold
15 Jan 2019, 1:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: aluminium bars - 3 year life?
Replies: 38
Views: 1352

Re: aluminium bars - 3 year life?

Circa 1956 Thanet still seems to be on it's original GB Alloy bars and Stem (I've owned it for about 12 years, Bars and Stem in place when I aquired it) (In fairness it does only get ridden a couple of times a year)
by 9494arnold
15 Jan 2019, 12:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike
Replies: 30
Views: 720

Re: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike

I don't often wear a tie when I am riding my bike. When I do I favour a Scottish Woolen Job with my Tweed jacket. "23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike" Sorry Couldn't resist that. :) The Pros used to ride 18/19 mm tyres when racing but recently have come up a few sizes from what I read . I'm g...
by 9494arnold
31 Dec 2018, 4:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The real solution to close passes
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: The real solution to close passes

Trikes have something of a prescence on the road. I do however still have the fly nuts I used to have on my Conversion many years ago (as a bit of a laugh to be honest) complete with paint off a Rover that came a bit too close! . Quite hairy at the time, I only just avoided falling off, and he didn'...
by 9494arnold
30 Dec 2018, 4:38pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Ta Cyclotouriste triple ring bolts and a ring to crank bolt too
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Ta Cyclotouriste triple ring bolts and a ring to crank bolt too

Thanks for the heads up, hoping to keep costs down (in fact currently looking at a double with parts I already have "in stock" ) :)
by 9494arnold
28 Dec 2018, 2:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1752

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

You can always use small washers at the hub end of the spokes, it won't make the exit angle any different but it can stop the hub abrading the spoke and bringing on spoke failure. With a hub brake the spokes are working a bit harder methinks, particularly if you have a load on. The only way I can th...
by 9494arnold
28 Dec 2018, 8:24am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2919

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

From the DEFRA Code Of Practice on Litter: 5.5 Detritus, which comprises small,broken down particles of synthetic and natural materials, arrive at the site through the same displacement effects associated with mechanical, human,animal and natural actions, most of which also determine the distributio...
by 9494arnold
27 Dec 2018, 4:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2919

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

For England and Wales, dropping litter is a criminal offence under Section 87(1) of the EPA 1990, such that: 'A person is guilty of an offence if he throws down, drops or otherwise deposits any litter in any place to which this section applies and leaves it'. The provision continues by explaining th...
by 9494arnold
25 Dec 2018, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Greatest ever uk frame builder?
Replies: 86
Views: 6135

Re: Greatest ever uk frame builder?

I used to live round the corner from Major Nichols, quite an interesting chap if you got him on a good day! . I did hear a story about someone travelling from America to get a frame built and during the discussion the Major took a dislike to him and refused to make him a frame. He once claimed to be...
by 9494arnold
24 Dec 2018, 4:45pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: CALIPER BRAKE
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: CALIPER BRAKE

I have a pair of 110 drop if anyone is looking for something that long.
Dia Compe I believe.