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by drossall
14 Oct 2019, 11:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Walking past No Entry Signs
Replies: 43
Views: 2967

Re: Walking past No Entry Signs

I can think of at least 2 local examples where green lanes, in these cases unclassified roads, pop out into the middle of a village that has 30 mph signs at the point of entry on the only through road that is tarmacked. Motorised vehicles can thus legal reach the middle of the village with no indic...
by drossall
14 Oct 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

Ditto Drossal's comment about some of the underpasses but I do think that the original network is fantastic. The problem I described is on the original network. Generally though it is better than the later additions. Even the original, however, tends to stop unpredictably in obscure parks and so on...
by drossall
13 Oct 2019, 10:29pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: wheels, a pair and a single front. FREE
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: wheels, a pair and a single front. FREE

Interested by the Campag, any idea what model it is? (Interested anyway but more likely to use depending on model, so asking in case a better claimant comes along.)

I'm between you and Norwich, may be able to work something out.
by drossall
12 Oct 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Request for help with PhD Research
Replies: 3
Views: 310

Re: Request for help with PhD Research

I would have contributed, BUT "Unfortunately, anyone with a chronic physical health condition, such as heart disease, is not eligible to participate." This seems a little odd to me. I do not suffer from depression, but I do get depressed by failing health (COPD most relevant in context of...
by drossall
12 Oct 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 20 inch wheels and folding bike
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: 20 inch wheels and folding bike

Not directly what you're asking, but try the three categories here for an idea of the range of available replacements.
by drossall
10 Oct 2019, 3:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26592

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Couldn't you two just agree to discagree?
by drossall
10 Oct 2019, 1:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 103
Views: 41146

Re: One solution to tailgating?

Yes, I discussed that once with a former police driving instructor when renewing my minibus permit. Not too long before, I'd had the frightening experience of driving a bus full of Scouts, with a lorry tail-gating me. I was in the inside lane, with nowhere to go. We agreed that the only available re...
by drossall
9 Oct 2019, 10:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano hub cones - common/interchangable?
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Shimano hub cones - common/interchangable?

Baker's Bikes in Bishop's Stortford used to be good for obscure cones, such as 1970s Campag and Shimano ones. Not sure what they can offer now.
by drossall
9 Oct 2019, 10:06pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Dahon Red Slip Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: Dahon Red Slip Cover

Yes interested. YHPM.
by drossall
7 Oct 2019, 8:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Spoke
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Broken Spoke

Samuel D wrote:That the spoke broke there is typical of wheels that haven’t been stress-relieved.

Also of wheels where the spoke tension is insufficient, so spokes flex more than they should.
by drossall
6 Oct 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Diplomatic Immunity?
Replies: 98
Views: 1880

Re: Diplomatic Immunity?

It's a two-way process. Anything done to undermine it creates risks for our diplomats elsewhere, however unhappy we may be in specific cases.
by drossall
6 Oct 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Go left Young man/woman ......go left.

My experience in Stevenage, when I commuted there, was of approaching one of the underpasses. In the industrial area in particular, you get cycle paths down both sides of the road. In places, the two sides are connected by underpasses. Necessarily, the paths dip sharply in order to create headroom u...
by drossall
6 Oct 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Broken Spoke
Replies: 12
Views: 622

Re: Broken Spoke

Here are Park Tools on removing and refitting cassettes. How Stuff Works is decent on the spoke-replacement process. Take it slowly and aim for the same tension in the new spoke as in the others (and, obviously, that the rim is straight laterally and vertically). Pay attention to how spokes are lace...
by drossall
3 Oct 2019, 10:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 858

Re: Bike built from bits

I built most of my bikes from parts. It's just how things were normally done when I joined my first club.
by drossall
2 Oct 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3116

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

Haven ridden the latter, I believe you.