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by clandyfield
10 Jun 2016, 6:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

I have reported this to Hants C.C. and they tell me that the contractors will take remedial action. What is the betting that the patching-by-hand team will be dispatched ?? The smooth surface lasted only a few weeks !! Deeply unimpressive. Drove (sorry) past it this afternoon and weeds are still in...
by clandyfield
25 May 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

The only anecdotal gossip is that the engineers were trying to agree whether the Ramp down into QECP should be an uninterrupted curve or have zigzags. !! Zigzags !! OMG :shock: madness . . . I would have a different view though. An uninterrupted curve will, by its nature, result in speeds that I wo...
by clandyfield
24 May 2016, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

I'm expecting the whole route to be overgrown before the final section is completed. :wink: I agree. What do you think of the possibility that a further request for additional funding will have to be made once the "programme of works" is determined? This is not going to end well.........
by clandyfield
24 May 2016, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

Latest update reported on the 24th May reads:
"As soon as the start date for these works are known this web page will be updated"

So that's it kicked into the long grass for the forseeable I guess. Actually making me feel rather annoyed!
by clandyfield
6 May 2016, 9:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

It is possible to build long lasting and usable wooden structures Can't dispute that. However, when you add the word "affordable", one might think of something a little less desirable than your example. Since a solution to Section 5 wasn't, it appears, determined at the time the additiona...
by clandyfield
6 May 2016, 8:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

I am hearing that the quote: "achievable and affordable engineering solution" mentioned on the HCC webpage is to be a wooden structure. So maybe, Graham, your idea was not so far fetched. As Section 5 is the key to the viability/use of the whole path from QECP to Petersfield, I find it rea...
by clandyfield
3 May 2016, 10:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

I see that the promised update date appears to have been missed. Quote "With regards to Section 5 of the scheme, engineers are working hard to identify an achievable and affordable engineering solution to complete this route and are investigating a number of alternative construction methods. A ...
by clandyfield
9 Apr 2016, 8:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

Nasty surprises to date :- 1) Cyclists Dismount signs alongside the narrow footpath on the railway bridge. To be fair, the exceedingly narrow footpath at the northern end of the railway bridge is governed by the badly executed roadway and so, in the absence of a "Cyclists take really extra car...
by clandyfield
9 Apr 2016, 5:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

Despite searches, I cannot find any further info about the outcome of this meeting / approval. The Executive decision has been made - see document(s) linked in my previous msg. Quote: "The decision: 1.1. That the Executive Member for Environment and Transport approves the revised Project Appra...
by clandyfield
23 Mar 2016, 12:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link
Replies: 143
Views: 29061

Re: Butser Hill - proposed cyclepath for the missing link

Meeting to discuss this now appears to be scheduled for 31 March in Winchester. http://www3.hants.gov.uk/councilmeetings/advsearchmeetings/meetingsitemsummary.htm?pref=Y&tab=1&item_ID=7294&cancel=n If you look in the Documents section the increased costs details are there, together with ...
by clandyfield
18 Jul 2014, 9:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rattling Ortlieb Ultimate Plus Bar Bag!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Re: Rattling Ortlieb Ultimate Plus Bar Bag!!

bike3isavolvo wrote:I would be really grateful to Clandyfield for identifying details on the Press-studs, so I can order the corresponding bits to quieted the racket, or insert my own reduced-size map pocket.

PM sent to you - as usual, Colin was right!
by clandyfield
18 Feb 2013, 9:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Repair Options for B17
Replies: 33
Views: 2887

Re: Repair Options for B17

Whilst cleaning my bike yesterday, i noticed the nose bolt on my B17 has bent. the saddle is about 5 years old and has been tensioned by about 3/4 of an inch. The bolt has bent where it enters the nut. This is the second B17 i've had where this has happened. On the previous one, the bolt actually b...
by clandyfield
3 Feb 2013, 12:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer Extender Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 4898

Re: Steerer Extender Safety

Jack, my Panorama is a 60cm frame size as well - although I'm only 6"2"! IMO for a £12.50 outlay (+p&p), the extender (+ extra spacers) is really a no-brainer and will solve your problem. However, I found that the height I thought that I wanted the bars to be wasn't correct, but it was...
by clandyfield
2 Feb 2013, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars on a mountain bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 4656

Re: Drop bars on a mountain bike?

I had an old MTB sitting forlorn in the garage........superseded by a new Ridgeback Panorama. Riding it with "straights" was a nightmare for me as well. I thought I'd make use of some spares that were sitting around to convert it to drops - best thing I ever did! Here's the result: trek 39...
by clandyfield
2 Feb 2013, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Steerer Extender Safety
Replies: 16
Views: 4898

Re: Steerer Extender Safety

I'd second Colin's suggestion - that's what I've fitted to my Panorama: extender.jpg This view is while I was deciding what height I wanted. Once decided, the extender was then moved back down into steerer to remove the excessive spacers above. FYI, I also tried initially the extender you linked to....