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by cycleruk
7 Jun 2019, 8:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Went to pick up a leaf -
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: Went to pick up a leaf -

First one: Poplar Hawk Moth, I think. Nicely camouflaged. Can't identify the bee. The moth was camouflaged against the drive blocks and that's why I thought it was a leaf. Made me jump when it fluttered in my hand. :shock: We have a couple of poplar trees in the garden but I have seen them on willo...
by cycleruk
7 Jun 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Went to pick up a leaf -
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Went to pick up a leaf -

and it moved.
Hawk.jpeg

Had a few of these in the garden over the years. Always by the garage including this one.

Came home from the shops and found this little chap sheltering from the rain. Is still there a few hours later.
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Don't know which species it is ?

(click to enlarge.)
by cycleruk
7 Jun 2019, 2:33pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )
Replies: 1960
Views: 144784

Re: Lejog for wimps please- or am I on my own? ( merged )

I thought that Clitheroe area would perhaps suit but willing to travel anywhere.
Easy access to the area and fairly central.
Campsites, hotels and B&Bs available.
Riding can be hilly or not.

Always up for -
Coast to Coast. Way of the Roses etc or our own 2/3 nighter tour.
by cycleruk
7 Jun 2019, 1:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Headset bearing hunt
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Headset bearing hunt

Question ?
If you have the size of the bearing ie' 1-1/8 inch and the angles ie' 36/36 is that enough information?
Or are there other features that need to be accounted for ?
I can understand that materials could be different such stainless or mild steel etc.

Thanks.
by cycleruk
6 Jun 2019, 8:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?
Replies: 27
Views: 798

Re: Bicycle versus motorbike luggage capacity?

Room for one. :wink:
(3 man tent.)
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by cycleruk
24 May 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: A new tea pot

We got a new kettle a few weeks ago. It took quite a bit of boiling before the metallic taste disappeared from the tea.
by cycleruk
24 May 2019, 9:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SIS outer.
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Shimano SIS outer.

Thanks for all the comments. Yes I bought a set of cables from Chain Reaction a while ago and it probably is the one in question. I fitted it at the rear to replace the rear mech' part. Tried it and you could see it move and compress when changing gear. It compressed that much that the dérailleur di...
by cycleruk
23 May 2019, 5:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano SIS outer.
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Shimano SIS outer.

I have a cable outer that is printed SIS but is spiral wound. I assumed that SIS printed outers would just be for gear shifting. Usually indexing gear outers are parallel wired - right or wrong ?
by cycleruk
23 May 2019, 4:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Longridge cycle jumbles 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Longridge cycle jumbles 2019

Usually run by Northern and Scottish cycle jumble but nothing mentioned about this year.
by cycleruk
18 May 2019, 8:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking
Replies: 53
Views: 1146

Re: Other hobbies - cabinetmaking

Build and fly control line team race aircraft .... have done since I was 13 .... dying hobby these days .. but me and the grandson enjoy it .IMG_4769.JPG Another of my many hobbies over the years. Is that a PAW diesel (or Oliver) ? I think I may still have my PAW somewhere. Just resurrected this :-...
by cycleruk
14 May 2019, 8:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.
Replies: 79
Views: 3372

Re: New frame. Steep seat angle. Unrideable.

Seat tube angle - Would a straight edge (or string) across the wheel hub centres + a protractor be O.K for measuring the seat tube angle?
Wouldn't matter then about top tube or floor levels. :?:
by cycleruk
11 May 2019, 9:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Jelly Baby Diversity ..
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Jelly Baby Diversity ..

I thought that with Jelly Babies the flavours varied depending on the colour. ?
I especially like the black ones.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35100612
by cycleruk
8 May 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New coal mine near Whitehaven
Replies: 42
Views: 3007

Re: New coal mine near Whitehaven

I got into a considerable correspondence discussion with an energy minister about 20 years ago who was telling us all we needed to switch suppliers to reduce energy costs. He simply did not get it that we need to reduce energy use as well as or more than costs. Merely reducing costs simply maintain...
by cycleruk
8 May 2019, 12:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Induction hobs - your experience(If you have one!)

Quite a topical one here, as friends of ours visiting t'other day said that they'd just fitted one during a refurb. The main factor was the kitchen showroom saying they weren't going to stock or sell gas hobs / cookers as they are about to be banned by the gub'ment. Was in the news recently that go...