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by Steve
3 Dec 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 4th bottom bracket
Replies: 36
Views: 4471

Re: 4th bottom bracket

1st two had side to side movement of the crank arms, this one is making a knocking noise under pressure. All have been Shimano makes, I don't know the model numbers, fitted by my LBS, no pressure washer used and not over washed around the bottom bracket and wheel seals. The third one he replaced fo...
by Steve
21 Nov 2019, 7:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dirtiest roads
Replies: 15
Views: 641

Re: Dirtiest roads

You might well be right, I found Somerset at this time of year unbelievably filthy, mud got everywhere. Not like that round here - largely because farming is different here.
by Steve
27 Oct 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 11
Views: 1140

Re: Karrimor (front) Panniers

9494arnold wrote:Djnotts

Karrimore are a well respected brand.

That may have been the case when these panniers were made, but I don't think it is any more
by Steve
24 Oct 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Queensbury Tunnel (Halifax/Bradford )
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Queensbury Tunnel (Halifax/Bradford )

Local TV news last night said they were dumping large volume of hard-core down a ventilation shaft, to prevent major collapse of the tunnel in one area.
In theory this is reversible, and might prevent catastrophic failure, but obviously won't make reopening easier.
by Steve
22 Oct 2019, 10:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hi vis and reflective jacket
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Hi vis and reflective jacket

James Up Hill wrote:Thanks. I want my sleeves to be bright as well. I drive quite a bit in London and always ask myself why cyclists would not have bright sleeves.

You can easily get "sleeved waistcoats" in high viz, meant to be worn over your outer clothes
by Steve
22 Oct 2019, 10:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?
Replies: 18
Views: 907

Re: any good tea stops in the 'Avon' area?

One place to avoid would be FROME. Diabolical choice of cafes, with nothing between pretentious converted chapel full of vegan Guardian readers with shrieking toddlers in organic nappies, and greasy spoons you could lubricate a chain with. (Now step forward someone with better local knowledge!) Quit...
by Steve
5 Sep 2019, 8:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 39
Views: 2870

Re: Bike security

Soldiersteve wrote:semi-vertical-bike-racks-upto-10-bikes-p10484-18287_image (1).jpg
This is the type of rack we have.

Looks like more of a mudguard breaker to me
by Steve
4 Sep 2019, 8:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Short bib shorts??
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Short bib shorts??

I have a pair of Mavic bib shorts bought 3 years ago, which are surprisingly short in the leg by today's standards, despite being XXX.
by Steve
29 Aug 2019, 8:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front light
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: Front light

For occasional use I'd recommend B and M Ixon with rechargeable (and replaceable) batteries, and a good bright beam. About 50 quid I think.
by Steve
17 Jun 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Guides to rules abroad...
Replies: 24
Views: 1105

Re: Guides to rules abroad...

One rule for German roads that UK riders/drivers might not know, is the one about priority from the right, unless otherwise indicated. E.g. at minor road junctions without road markings or signs, users must automatically give way to vehicles approaching from the right, as effectively they are making...
by Steve
10 Jun 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 10302

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

Reversing into a confined area increases manoeuvrability, as well as visibility on leaving. Can't explain why as beyond my understanding of physics but must be because the steering wheels have more scope.....
by Steve
6 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Uber Licence plates - Can you get them?
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Uber Licence plates - Can you get them?

I think private hire cars, including Uber, all display a licence plate - doesn't that provide the information you need ?
by Steve
1 May 2019, 9:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Broken Campag Veloce Levers
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Broken Campag Veloce Levers

If you mean that pressing the R hand thumb lever down drops you several sprockets at a time instead of just one, you may well find (as I did) that simply applying pressure with the middle finger on the other lever at the same time lets you control shifting perfectly. I've been doing that for years w...
by Steve
7 Mar 2019, 6:03pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags
Replies: 21
Views: 4287

Re: Easyjet and CTC Poly bike bags

mnichols wrote:
Steve wrote:Yes, at Berlin. Depends who are running the baggage operation at any particular airport I believe.


what did you do when it was refused?


Had to buy an enormous cardboard box from the airport for about 30 euros. Never received a reply from my follow-up complaint to "Easy"jet.