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by Nerazzurri
6 Feb 2011, 6:14pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Suspension Care
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: Suspension Care

Depends on make and model as to the extent you can tinker with them, Google them and look for maintenance manuals. Will do. If you get gritty mud or sand on them then it's worth washing it off with just a low pressure hose when you get home. And after cleaning you may like to put a very small amoun...
by Nerazzurri
2 Feb 2011, 12:24pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Suspension Care
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Suspension Care

I've been given a GT mtb and a few odds and ends with it - including a Haynes care manual. The bike is in good order and I quite like doing my own repairs on things. One thing I'm not sure about, and isn't covered in the Haynes book, is how to care for the front fork suspension. It's a little grubby...
by Nerazzurri
15 Aug 2008, 10:20am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Drivers and Passengers
Replies: 10
Views: 1793

stoatsngroats wrote:buses carry loads, and seem to be infrequent accident cases....


Not the ones I used to drive...... :roll:
by Nerazzurri
9 Aug 2008, 11:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Helmets Anyone?
Replies: 234
Views: 19588

This morning, on the radio (XFM), I heard an ad full of random safety messages, such as don't cross at pedestrian crossings until the green man appears (not the pagan one! the one on the signal). One of them was don't ride a bicycle without a helmet. No more information or justification, just that m...
by Nerazzurri
9 Aug 2008, 11:08am
Forum: On the road
Topic: are the police anti-cycling? or just idiots?
Replies: 96
Views: 10125

Blimey - how many police officers appeared from nowhere, the second a knife was waved in a police station? Petty it's not like that when a knife is waved on the streets :wink: . Sarcasm and differences of opinion apart, that reminds me of an incident five years ago. A chap walked into a local polic...
by Nerazzurri
7 Aug 2008, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: are the police anti-cycling? or just idiots?
Replies: 96
Views: 10125

I know this probably sounds like a broken record, but there are simply not enough officers to deal with all the demands that society makes, these days. Phil, I understand that there's insufficient manpower to properly police the country. The general tone of reply that you're receiving here, regardi...
by Nerazzurri
7 Aug 2008, 8:50pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: are the police anti-cycling? or just idiots?
Replies: 96
Views: 10125

New Labour has passed laws against just about everything, and tripled the maximum sentence for everything that was already against the law but have done little about the actual enforcement. TC, I couldn't agree more mate!!! We don't need new legislation (generally speaking). We need existing legisl...
by Nerazzurri
1 Aug 2008, 9:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lights on bikes
Replies: 159
Views: 13357

PCSR (the above regulations) already require that in the (rare) event of a complete bike being offered for sale with lights already fitted, those lights shall conform with British lighting regulations. The difficulty of sourcing such lamps is another reason most bike manufacturers don't fit any. At...
by Nerazzurri
31 Jul 2008, 10:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike prices
Replies: 8
Views: 1185

I'd like to make a suggestion, if you're buying your bikes at the moment, based on a recent visit to my LBS - put down a deposit on a bike and price now, rather than buy the same bike next year. The owner was chatting with the mechanic about steep rises in prices next year because of the predicament...
by Nerazzurri
29 Jul 2008, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapping tow-paths etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

Well I've been trying out a few of your suggested sites and, so far, I'm liking bikehike the best - very good. I like the look of mapmyride too, for the additional content, and have registered with them, but I've still too have a good study of them. I know a lot of guys here are into touring - the s...
by Nerazzurri
25 Jul 2008, 1:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incident with bus.. best way to proceed?
Replies: 31
Views: 4220

Re: the right way to dob in bus driver

to give way to them when possible. I imagine the driver would have a defence. The original post is a bit vague but I gather the bus is emerging from side road on the right to join the major road? And that traffic approaching the cyclist on the opposite side of the carriageway from him signalled the...
by Nerazzurri
24 Jul 2008, 11:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Incident with bus.. best way to proceed?
Replies: 31
Views: 4220

As a former bus driver (that doesn't make me a bad person, RIGHT!? LOL) I can tell you the best thing to do would be write to Lothian Buses, quoting as much information as you have, and send the same information to the local transport authority, whoever that is - in Glasgow it would be SPT; I'm not ...
by Nerazzurri
24 Jul 2008, 10:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A long shot for the plastic kit modellers here
Replies: 19
Views: 1526

Re: A long shot for the plastic kit modellers here

PS,Whaaaat is 'Sprue'? it seems its quite plentiful as one would have offcuts of it A sprue is part of a feeder/runner system for the material (plastic, steel, aluminium, whatever) to pass along into a cavity mould. So in plastic model kits the producers leave the runner system (commonly referred t...
by Nerazzurri
23 Jul 2008, 11:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapping tow-paths etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

If you use http://www.Bikely.com you can draw your route anywhere by unclicking the 'auto-follow the road' box. This lets you manually create a route wherever you want to go - all you need is to know where the path goes. Thanks Zenz. Seeing as you need to know where the path goes it's probably more...
by Nerazzurri
23 Jul 2008, 10:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mapping tow-paths etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 2110

workhard wrote:www.bikehike.co.uk may well help


That looks great, thanks Workhard. I'll check it over in more detail today.