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by tatanab
18 Feb 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting a bike into a small car
Replies: 27
Views: 2708

Re: Getting a bike into a small car

You're not even trying. Here are 3 tricycles inside in a Honda Jazz. Wheels off, that is all. If carrying one machine it goes in on its side fully assembled. Along with the 3 trikes there is a 3 metre gazebo, a box full of publicity stuff, and the passenger seat was still clear to carry my sandwiche...
by tatanab
18 Feb 2019, 7:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Help identify this bike
Replies: 15
Views: 697

Re: Help identify this bike

What are the capacities of the Nuovo Record rear mech? 26 T sprocket and 26T overall capacity according to http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Campagnolo_Nuovo_Record_derailleur_1020A_PAT81_14551.html I have one in use with a 28 rear sprocket in a 14-28 . When I set this up with the usual 52/42 cha...
by tatanab
17 Feb 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 139
Views: 3189

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

Press reports say the child has been born. Does this child hold the nationality of the mother (British), father (Dutch) or place of birth? Again a real question because I do not know how these things work.
by tatanab
17 Feb 2019, 11:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cycle rack straps
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: cycle rack straps

For similar purposes I use cam buckle straps, like overgrown toestraps, metal buckle always not plastic. Quick and easy to fit and remove, ratchet straps are more time consuming, I used them years ago to tie motorcycles in vans or on trailers. This sort of thing https://www.theratchetshop.com/ratche...
by tatanab
16 Feb 2019, 11:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jihadi Brides and their Children.
Replies: 139
Views: 3189

Re: Jihadi Brides and their Children.

This is a serious question because I don't know. I am not stirring. Since she is married to a Dutchman, assuming the marriage is recognised legally, could she not throw herself on the mercies of the Netherlands? Although I imagine under EU open border rules she could then relocate to the UK anyway.
by tatanab
14 Feb 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1687

Re: It's green so I'm going!

At our local Town, the zebra crossing was replaced by the pelican, and now because of quite light traffic at times (small market town) pedestrians often press the button to find that there is a large gap in the traffic and they cross safely before the lights have changed - the knock on effect is th...
by tatanab
14 Feb 2019, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?

Hilltrek now make a single layer version of the Greenspot jacket ( https://hilltrek.co.uk/clothing/jackets/greenspot-sv-light-jacket/ ), which I suspect is more like the originals. The reason I did not buy one of those is because of the collar shape. I agree it seems closer to the original, but I a...
by tatanab
14 Feb 2019, 2:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?
Replies: 8
Views: 764

Re: Any feedback about Hilltrek Kintail Shirt?

I have one of their near copies of a Greenspot Nomad. It is pretty stiff, but it is double Ventile versus the shirt which I imagine is single. It is a lot stiffer than I remember the Nomad in Poplin or Gaberdine. It is a nice jacket, although I think not really suitable for cycling - mostly because ...
by tatanab
13 Feb 2019, 11:15am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits
Replies: 29
Views: 681

Re: Cutting minimising nocturnal tent exits

As noted by several above, a drinks bottle. If I've not bought a suitable bottle, with drink, for the evening then I will look in the dustbins to find one. If only ones with narrow necks are available then I will cut off the top to make a large cup sort of thing which I can leave outside of the tent...
by tatanab
13 Feb 2019, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)
Replies: 19
Views: 1137

Re: Cycle2Work and Hot Desking (where do i put my kit)

A place I worked 20 years ago had hotdesking, enough desks for about 75% of staff. We had rollaway drawer units to put in a storeroom each night, necessary for storing paperwork etc. They also provided a limited number of full height lockers for people to hang motorcycle clobber or cycling kit. Unfo...
by tatanab
11 Feb 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass
Replies: 26
Views: 1296

Re: Bus Touring using a Freedom Bus Pass

^^^ Not quite. It is linked to the retirement age for women. Hence I got my pass at 62, whereas I would have to be 66 these days. see eligibility and plug in your numbers https://www.londoncouncils.gov.uk/servi ... ligibility
by tatanab
6 Feb 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Casual bike use without helmets found to be no more dangerous than regular bike users with helmets

This is a little puzzling since 16 years King County extended their helmet law to include Seattle itself https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/violence-injury-prevention/traffic-safety/bicycle-safety.aspx . It also raises the question of how a bike hire (docked or dockless) system can be successfu...
by tatanab
4 Feb 2019, 6:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Quill Seat Posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1282

Re: Quill Seat Posts

Conventional Seat Tubes (Reynolds 531) are Butted, that is thicker at the ends than the middle. So if you used a "quill" seatpost in prefference to a conventional one, on a frame not designed for it, there's a danger the wedge bit is going to impinge on the thinner gauge tubing and potent...
by tatanab
4 Feb 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front lights again
Replies: 41
Views: 3367

Re: Front lights again

^^ agreed. In the last decade or more I have used at least 4 StVZO lights, both dynamo and battery. All have had symmetrical beams. Of course they still need to be aligned correctly to avoid dazzle. Some time ago I looked up the requirements about alignment. I have a memory that correct StVZO alignm...
by tatanab
3 Feb 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Nuovo Record brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 1207

Re: Campagolo Nuovo Record brakes

I recall a club mate having some in the early 70s. Every time he braked we used to shout "that's another shilling in brake wear". Piccolo came a few years later to satisfy closer clearance frames that were becoming common for racing. I had some Record brakes as the sole braking on my tande...