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by Yorkshireman
30 Jan 2011, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bent rear derailleur
Replies: 5
Views: 556

Re: bent rear derailleur

I managed to bend one of these old Tourney mechs http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h270/Yorkshireman1/Trek%20700/2008_0510Newder0002.jpg and gently bent it back into line again (it was bent in towards the wheel), but I was never quite happy about it (though it worked perfectly). Spotted one of these...
by Yorkshireman
18 Jan 2011, 10:24am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Result in
Replies: 50
Views: 153642

Re: Result in

So, the 'Charity/Trust' is not (possibly) financially self supporting, but the 'Club' is?
by Yorkshireman
17 Jan 2011, 7:01pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Campaigning as a charity
Replies: 31
Views: 18466

Re: Campaigning as a charity

Looks as if we may be finding out just how good the CTC (Cyclists' Touring Charity?) will be at campaigning (amongst other things). [ CTC Charity Vote The revote on last year's Motion 8 closed on 14 January. The motion was 'that the Cyclists' Touring Club should be registered as a charity and merge ...
by Yorkshireman
9 Jan 2011, 8:12pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: Incorrect Ballot Papers
Replies: 86
Views: 161728

Re: Incorrect Ballot Papers

It does indeed make one think, John :idea: Regardless of which way the result of the ballot goes there's a strong likelihood that a group of dissatisfied punters will be crying 'Foul, the ballot papers were a cock-up' ... and the whole sorry saga will begin again :evil: .
by Yorkshireman
5 Jan 2011, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Could I make this into a trailer?
Replies: 30
Views: 1177

Re: Could I make this into a trailer?

Could be 'interesting' getting around corners with a 4 wheel (unarticulated) trailer. Also looks as if stability could be compromised by the load height.
by Yorkshireman
4 Jan 2011, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Nimrod Low Rider Rack
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: Nimrod Low Rider Rack

I have a similar rack, fitted over 10 years ago (instructions long lost but I would have followed them). Comparing your pics to my racks it looks as though I have mounted mine on the opposite sides to you (ie the rack you show fitted on the left is fitted on the right on mine). http://i66.photobucke...
by Yorkshireman
27 Dec 2010, 2:42pm
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: My Opinion
Replies: 39
Views: 149680

Re: My Opinion

Ah!
'If it's not broke - Don't fix it' :wink:
by Yorkshireman
24 Dec 2010, 12:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Rocking the boat
Replies: 3
Views: 771

Re: Rocking the boat

I would have thought that this would be just the sort of thing that the CTC should be quick to take up. Do those 'in high places' at the CTC need a prod from the membership to 'spring' into action?
by Yorkshireman
17 Dec 2010, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottle dynamos
Replies: 60
Views: 6247

Re: Bottle dynamos

I found (by trial and error + tips on 't'internet) that fitting bottle dynamos behind the stay http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h270/Yorkshireman1/Trek%20700/2010_0425Dynamo0002.jpg http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h270/Yorkshireman1/Trek%20700/2008_0404Dynamo0006.jpg seems to produce no noticable...
by Yorkshireman
12 Dec 2010, 11:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC now an Instructor Training Organisation
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: CTC now an Instructor Training Organisation

Fresh pot just made gaz (you'll need to use the strainer as I'm using some Indian tea a friend brought back after visiting his family - seems to consist of roughly torn leaves and twigs), no hobnobs but there might be a few slightly soft Rich Tea biscuits in one of the tins :wink: . I did find and r...
by Yorkshireman
11 Dec 2010, 8:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC now an Instructor Training Organisation
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: CTC now an Instructor Training Organisation

Tea (with a couple of digestive biscuits) TC :wink: I agree with you re insurance companies and cycle training or the lack of as a way of reducing claim pay-outs (they've tried it with helmets after all). I suppose my wondering may be due to the ongoing saga of the yes/no ballot and my efforts to un...
by Yorkshireman
11 Dec 2010, 7:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: CTC now an Instructor Training Organisation
Replies: 4
Views: 925

CTC now an Instructor Training Organisation

I noted the above heading in the last CycleClips and read the piece, also followed some of the links. I initially thought ' That sounds good'. Then I thought a bit more ... Can anyone tell me 1. Is the CTC referred to the Trust, or the Club? 2. Will the Trust/Club (potentially) make money as a resul...
by Yorkshireman
6 Dec 2010, 9:26am
Forum: CTC Charity Debate
Topic: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.
Replies: 271
Views: 48787

Re: The proposals, benefits, drawbacks etc.

To get back to the original topic ... A quick look at the post made by Greg here
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=44855 may be of interest.
by Yorkshireman
5 Dec 2010, 1:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Snow watch
Replies: 270
Views: 14326

Re: Snow watch

I cleared the drive of the first heavy snowfall (next door did theirs at the same time - joint driveway) and managed to keep on top of it since. Got a few slushy spatters from passing traffic whilst clearing the footpath and cyclepath. We've had a very slight thaw at some point followed by a freeze,...