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by Cunobelin
15 Jul 2018, 3:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Again not just bicycles. The Armed Forces love the, especially on Aircraft and things that go bang
by Cunobelin
15 Jul 2018, 8:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Thorn voyager tandem pannier rack options
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Thorn voyager tandem pannier rack options

Ironicallyy your answer may still be SJS Cycles!

They do one of the widest range of racks around

Look for extended stays, then work backwards...Does the company offering extended stays offer a rack that suits?

Can that extended stay let you fit a preferred rack?
by Cunobelin
14 Jul 2018, 2:05pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Perhaps Poncho ?
Replies: 21
Views: 448

Re: Perhaps Poncho ?

The classic used to be the Rotrax cape

I have a 30 year old one

The Carradice versions were a close second
by Cunobelin
14 Jul 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Many years ago in an LBS I found one labelled... NOT to be used between Dusk and Dawn

No reference to lights, just a Do not use
by Cunobelin
14 Jul 2018, 11:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

simonhill wrote:Maybe because bikes can be delivered directly to the consumer in a box. Yet to see a car distributed like this.



Happens more frequently than you think...... two of my colleagues over the years have had cars they built from kits
by Cunobelin
13 Jul 2018, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?
Replies: 38
Views: 863

Re: Can the UK survive John Cleese leaving ?

JC the one we are talking about is good at PR, or he has someone to do it for him, like Boris (Becker), nearly everyone knows him but I bet many younger people do not know that he was a great sportsman, he has had money trouble too. It is a bit like books, a few authors are famous but many others a...
by Cunobelin
13 Jul 2018, 8:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

Never been before but very excited about being able to go this time. I'll just be spectating with my wife and mother. If you see me (straw hat and shorts 5'10" tall) and my wife (4'10" tall) with [b] a doddery 85yr old silver haired great grandmother in tow, [/b] do say hello Details for ...
by Cunobelin
10 Jul 2018, 5:27am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bob Trailer
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Bob Trailer

I use a Radical Design “Cyclone”

This is basically a ginormous holdall with wheels and tow bar

At station, remove wheels and tow bar.... becomes holdall so trains are not a problem

Having said that, I never had a problem with the Carry Freedom or BoB in trains either
by Cunobelin
9 Jul 2018, 4:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?
Replies: 22
Views: 544

Re: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?

Some people just don't get it and others like to extract the piddle. I often wonder which one the OP is :? Both Nero and Vespasian taxed urine in ancient rome Many years ago, Urine was considered a lot more useful for everything from tanning leather and other causes. Allegedly upper class urine was...
by Cunobelin
9 Jul 2018, 3:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insect ident please
Replies: 49
Views: 1006

Re: Insect ident please

Well .................... They are bigger now! :shock: When we first saw them yesterday morning, they were tiny. I called them small like a small fly. The ones I've just caught are bigger. They must be growing. My apologies, they seem to be your common or garden wasp. Too small to be wasps when I w...
by Cunobelin
9 Jul 2018, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insect ident please
Replies: 49
Views: 1006

Re: Insect ident please

rjb wrote:Be careful you don't open up a Hornets Nest :lol:


That was a stinging rebuke
by Cunobelin
9 Jul 2018, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Insect ident please
Replies: 49
Views: 1006

Re: Insect ident please

I did think they might be "Digger Wasps"

However these tend to have single nests in a communal area as opposed to using a single nest with entrance
by Cunobelin
9 Jul 2018, 11:28am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Human Power World Championships 2018 - Betteshanger

MAyty already be in use, but if you have connections, There is a Scout Campsite at Betteshanger
by Cunobelin
8 Jul 2018, 6:46pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Carrying my Ice Trike on a Motorhome
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Carrying my Ice Trike on a Motorhome

One of the most common ways to carry a trike is a tow bar mounted bike rack

Then place the trike rear wheel uppermost on the rack and secure to the roof with a strap..... or if posh a SeaSucker
by Cunobelin
8 Jul 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pannier Advice
Replies: 47
Views: 1636

Re: Pannier Advice

Ortliebs definitely seem to have become the default choice nowadays. How things have changed. Nonetheless, your daughter may want to see what style of pannier she finds best. Most Ortliebs are just big bags with no outside pockets - yes, I know you can buy some to screw on. I (still) use Carradice ...