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by drossall
7 Jul 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

... I think the cycle route rising up to the level of the bridge that crosses the A4226 may be a good news story... Clearly that kind of local consideration is important and my post didn't take account of such things. Looks as though it's a win for cyclists wanting to travel across the road, althou...
by drossall
7 Jul 2020, 8:33am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

I think it's an interesting example. I'm still wondering about it. As I understand it, at some overbridges, the cycle route, on a lesser surface, rises to meet (and probably give way at) the side road, while the road passes underneath. ⋅ As a matter of principle, traffic on the main route ...
by drossall
6 Jul 2020, 6:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

The image at the bottom appears to show a path that would be slow, compared with a road, for travelling any distance, but good for leisure? Not trying to be over-awkward here, I just can't see riding that all day as being how to get somewhere? Unless that's the bridleway for horses, and the adjacent...
by drossall
6 Jul 2020, 5:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Even then, cycleways that are as efficient as the old road used to be are rare, so that road "improvements" are generally improvements for motorists and worsenings for cyclists in terms of transport effectiveness.
by drossall
5 Jul 2020, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

It's one of those double-negative signs, "No no cycling", that mean that you have to ride a bike, isn't it? :lol:
by drossall
4 Jul 2020, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: campag shifters shimano gears
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: campag shifters shimano gears

I suspect you can do a lot just with the basic cable pull, shift ratio and sprocket spacing. I've used that to work out which Shiftmate ought to work for my less common combination. I realise though that some systems use designs that vary these numbers across the range.
by drossall
4 Jul 2020, 7:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

Because of the way that the law works. But, as others have said, it's untested in court. Essentially, the law says you can have a usual accompaniment, which probably doesn't mean a bike, but no-one has ever pushed it so far as to get it to a court case, so it's not entirely clear what would happen. ...
by drossall
4 Jul 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: campag shifters shimano gears
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: campag shifters shimano gears

According to the Shimergo page, that should produce a 4.15mm shift per change, when Shimano want 4.35mm. If you set it perfect on the middle sprocket, the total error will be accumulated for four sprockets in either direction, i.e. 0.8mm. Which you're telling us works fine for you, and I'm in no pla...
by drossall
2 Jul 2020, 10:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Macclesfield circular recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Macclesfield circular recommendations

Photos please, from another exile who started his cycling round there and misses it.
by drossall
2 Jul 2020, 1:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New pannier rack for old-style bike — one central stay
Replies: 13
Views: 493

Re: New pannier rack for old-style bike — one central stay

Four-point fixing is generally regarded as stronger. I'd go for it, with P-clips as above, if you can. The threaded hole is probably mainly there because the bridge is mass-produced and also used on frames with brakes that mount through the same hole.
by drossall
1 Jul 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you really want to go to heaven?
Replies: 46
Views: 910

Re: Do you really want to go to heaven?

I understand the difference. Given that the church was active in both scenarios, my conclusion is that it has behaved differently in different eras, and therefore that restricting education had more to do with the spirit of the age than the spirit of the church. Hence my question about whether relig...
by drossall
1 Jul 2020, 10:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: F10 (Vango) Xenon Ultralight 2 person tent NEW
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Re: F10 (Vango) Force Ten Xenon UL 2 person tent NEW

Interested for a relative but need to make enquiries. Will send provisional PM.

Edit: Sorry, we're out, I'll PM again.
by drossall
1 Jul 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you really want to go to heaven?
Replies: 46
Views: 910

Re: Do you really want to go to heaven?

The Church always wanted to keep education, and hence power, to itself. It's interesting how different people analyse the same events in different ways. The church of course started the Sunday school movement. This was aimed at giving education to everyone else. In modern days, when we talk about S...
by drossall
1 Jul 2020, 10:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: campag shifters shimano gears
Replies: 31
Views: 682

Re: campag shifters shimano gears

Yes, I believe that 8-speed and old-9-speed derailleurs are interchangeable.
by drossall
1 Jul 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Social Distancing
Replies: 17
Views: 626

Re: Social Distancing

Just noticed that you're also looking at the industry, don't forget how early expectations of a slow-down have turned into chaos as everyone wants a bike for exercise. Many of this year's models are sold out, next year's are being pre-ordered, and even thefts are up as people turn to other means to ...