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by scribes
26 Jan 2021, 12:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 413
Views: 11427

Re: How's your weather?

Hi, Temperature has been below or just over freezing for most of the year so far in Bualnaluib (NW Highlands) with the odd exception, making cycling rather hazardous. I've only managed three trips on the trike, two on tandem and two on solos, to date. Last outing was on Saturday to collect take-away...
by scribes
2 Jan 2021, 2:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: European Bike Express timings
Replies: 8
Views: 536

Re: European Bike Express timings

Here's hoping the Bike Express manages to run this year. A Happy and Healthy New Year to one and all.
by scribes
12 Jul 2020, 9:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2681

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

Yes, fram, that's the one. According to Bike Exoress website the management will make a decision shortly as to whether bus will run or not.
by scribes
6 Jul 2020, 3:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Europe is open - who's going?
Replies: 55
Views: 2681

Re: Europe is open - who's going?

We're off to France for three weeks end of next month but only if the Bike Express goes.
by scribes
5 Jun 2020, 5:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 266
Views: 22040

Re: Where were you in '73

In 1973 I was serving in the Royal Naval frigate HMS JAGUAR. :D We were in Singapore in '71 in Achilles, and Jag was across the other side of the basin. Mate of mine as an REM was on her then, by name of Dixie Dean. We had been in the same class at Raleigh. Dixie is front row far left. I'm middle r...
by scribes
4 Jun 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where were you in '73
Replies: 266
Views: 22040

Re: Where were you in '73

In 1973 I was serving in the Royal Naval frigate HMS JAGUAR.
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by scribes
31 Mar 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hope Disc Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Hope Disc Brake

Thanks, NickJP. It is a good video. Silicone grease ordered.
by scribes
30 Mar 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hope Disc Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Hope Disc Brake

Update on jammed piston - I coated pistons liberally with Famous Grouse (only a miniature bottle, so not too much wastage!) and disc brake cleaner then inserted the plastic handles of two cone spanners in the gap between said pistons and wiggled them. This resulted in sufficient retraction to enable...
by scribes
28 Mar 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hope Disc Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Hope Disc Brake

Hi all,
Thanks for advice. I'll get out in the bike shed and try again. It's on a tandem so might have to call on stoker to help. Did try inserting old pads but without success, also dabbed some alcohol on exposed areas to clean/loosen.
by scribes
27 Mar 2020, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hope Disc Brake
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Hope Disc Brake

I have a very efficient Hope Mono 6 rear disc brake which is normally no problem but recently I decided to replace the pads and the right hand piston refuses to retract, thus making insertion of new pads impossible. I've tried using a tyre lever, flat tools etc, but it refuses to budge. Any ideas? S...
by scribes
15 Mar 2020, 2:04pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?
Replies: 62
Views: 2110

Re: What is the story behind your nom de plume ,alias here?

I'm "scribes" because on 25 October 1960 I signed on the dotted line as a Writer in the Royal Navy.