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by tykeboy2003
22 Aug 2018, 7:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking Ahead
Replies: 36
Views: 1552

Re: Thinking Ahead

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Mandatory retesting I.M.O.


I think all motoring convictions should come with a mandatory retest with the driver's licence being downgraded to Provisional until the test is passed. That would make a few drivers think a bit before they drive like this.
by tykeboy2003
10 Aug 2018, 7:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Distracted drivers
Replies: 35
Views: 1770

Re: Distracted drivers

One morning whilst on the M42 between J11 and J10 (2, lanes full of vehicles doing about 60mph), I happened to glance to my right to see a bloke shaving. He was using both hands, using the driving mirror as a shaving mirror and steering with his knee.....
by tykeboy2003
4 Aug 2018, 11:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 172
Views: 34544

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

I grew up around Collingham, Boston Spa, and Wetherby (not the posh bits of any of them!). I always preferred Sam Smiths. The Taddy Porter, mmm... It was pretty well all John Smiths round where I grew up, horrible stuff but there was little choice. They bought out the Barnsley brewery in about 1971...
by tykeboy2003
30 Jul 2018, 11:38am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 197
Views: 33248

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst ------- Boy racers. Last week on a completely empty road with plenty of width, had one of the aforementioned types in a souped up hatchback, pass within a foot at something over 60mph. Obviously deliberate and designed to intimidate me. Old people. I'm oldish (62), but I know to leave plenty o...
by tykeboy2003
30 Jul 2018, 11:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?
Replies: 49
Views: 2163

Re: Slick tyres and skid risk: is this true?

Since the tyre on a bike is essentially a tube, there is no large flat area to be in contact with the surface and hence trap water between the tyre and road - the cause of loss of grip with cars etc. Obviously the tyre deforms and spreads due to the weight of bike+rider to create a flat area in cont...
by tykeboy2003
29 Jul 2018, 3:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire
Replies: 172
Views: 34544

Re: Yorkshire's reet grand - We love Yorkshire

Cyril Haearn wrote:Wednesday is Yorkshire Day, how might one celebrate?


In Barnsley it would be celebrated by drinking 10 pints of John Smith's.
by tykeboy2003
8 Jul 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first Century
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: Success

Cyril Haearn wrote:Plus 100! How many miles exactly?
Looking forward to reading a detailed review of the Establishment on the witherspoons thread :wink:


101.49 miles according to my Runtastic app. I was waving my arms about like a loony when it clicked over from 99 to 100.....
by tykeboy2003
8 Jul 2018, 9:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first Century
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: Success

PH wrote:Well done!
If I recall it's a bit lumpy around Oakham, so probably not the easiest of 100s.


It was indeed, but thankfully from Stamford it was pretty flat all the way to the finish in March....
by tykeboy2003
8 Jul 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first Century
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Re: Success

foxyrider wrote:Congrats, now you only have to get back!


My good lady was at her sister's in West Dereham with my car so the return journey was a doddle....
by tykeboy2003
8 Jul 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first Century
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

Success

I completed it in blistering heat in about 11 hours, starting at about 6:30am with a stop for breakfast in Whetherspoons in Oakham at about 11:30 and arriving in March at about 5pm. I had a visit from the p****** fairy in Leicester at about 8:30am.
by tykeboy2003
5 Jul 2018, 8:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first Century
Replies: 30
Views: 1601

My first Century

Tomorrow (friday) I'm going to ride 100 miles, basically Sustrans Route 63 from Swadlincote to March and if I'm still feeling good, I'll carry on to my partner's sister's house in Norfolk which will make the ride about 120 miles. I'm 62 and the furthest I've done before is about 70 miles, wish me lu...
by tykeboy2003
18 Jun 2018, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close passing
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Close passing

brooksby wrote:"Well, I didn't hit you, did I?"


Was he a police officer?

Sounds like it.
by tykeboy2003
26 May 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur adjustment problem (Tiagra)
Replies: 31
Views: 1691

Re: Rear derailleur adjustment problem (Tiagra)

Another thing to check if the hanger is ok is the main pivot. See if there is any sideways play.
by tykeboy2003
25 May 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear derailleur adjustment problem (Tiagra)
Replies: 31
Views: 1691

Re: Gears!

Check that the hanger isn't bent.
by tykeboy2003
25 May 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: derailleur or hanger bent
Replies: 12
Views: 585

Re: derailleur or hanger bent

The two pulley wheels do not line up. The top one is bent inward in relation to the bottom one. Looks that way to me as well. Could also be a slight bend in the hanger. I would suggest hanger straightening tool as a first step (see below, a very useful tool to have in your toolbox) then reassemble ...