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by Neilo
9 Jun 2017, 10:57am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear-shifting and braking following a stroke
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Gear-shifting and braking following a stroke

May be Sti shifter on the right for rear derailleur and bar end shifter also on the right for the front derailleur, so you shift both with your good hand, you would just have to think ahead as to which one you need to change first.
Good luck

Neil
by Neilo
12 May 2017, 7:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: What's up with camping gas?
Replies: 42
Views: 2848

Re: What's up with camping gas?

D of E expeditions - leaking gas in tents (luckily us well-behaved schoolkids didn't smoke!) having to throw hissing canister as far away as possible. Admittedly they wern't as bad as the Primus meths stoves, the ones where you have to burn a meths tablet to warm them up, then pump them to get the ...
by Neilo
28 Apr 2017, 8:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: OS maps of different scales - accuracy
Replies: 20
Views: 3905

Re: OS maps of different scales - accuracy

Maps are a representation of curved surface, (the earth) on a flat surface, (the paper or screen) So, it is all a compromise. You have to work between the two, comparing what is on the map, to what you see on the ground, no matter what the accuracy
by Neilo
5 Apr 2017, 9:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: So
Replies: 36
Views: 1692

So

What is it with the use of the word "So" or the over use? It is getting almost as bad as "like" randomly inserted into a conversation. If you watch an interview on TV, BBC breakfast for example. The person answering the question will often start their answer with "So" J...
by Neilo
4 Apr 2017, 8:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Torque Settings Chart/Table
Replies: 14
Views: 2445

Re: Torque Settings Chart/Table

Tighten it until it shears, then back it off half a turn :D
by Neilo
30 Mar 2017, 7:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: when hostelling goes bad
Replies: 32
Views: 2475

Re: YHA Stories

I stayed in one YH on a busy weekend. First night there was a snorer that kept us all awake, even with ear plugs. I snore quite badly, but this guy took it to a whole new level. Anyway, the folowing night, we were settling down, before lights out, looking forward to another night of noise :roll: , w...
by Neilo
30 Mar 2017, 7:27pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent in dry bag?
Replies: 19
Views: 2362

Re: Tent in dry bag?

Inner stuffed into one drybag. Fly in another drybag. Stuffing rather than folding is better. If you fold you put the same stresses on the same places, and end up pulling the stitching. I use a footprint, so the ground sheet of the inner doesn't get muddy. The tent isn't going to dry in a bag, whate...
by Neilo
27 Mar 2017, 4:39pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Training
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Training

Ride it :lol:
by Neilo
25 Mar 2017, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any one else fed up of road salt?
Replies: 13
Views: 490

Re: Any one else fed up of road salt?

Despite being a relatively mild winter, it's been the worst winter I can ever remember for road salt. Even this week the road gritters have been out despite there being no forecast of freezing conditions and the heavy rain that washed the previous salt away was in vain as fresh salt has been applie...
by Neilo
22 Mar 2017, 10:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Plans
Replies: 17
Views: 10017

Re: Trike Plans

Here's one i made earlier. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15204&start=285#p900650 And in action on a ride with Will in Cambridgeshire https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSceUMoR4PA And me https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=15204&start=240 Hard on the hil...
by Neilo
8 Mar 2017, 9:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 397
Views: 71722

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

I'll never be Welsh though, according to my workmate.
Although I have lived here longer than he's been alive :lol:
by Neilo
8 Mar 2017, 9:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 397
Views: 71722

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

Why do you love Wales? Newport Girls. Valley Commandos ..... Thursday night discos at RAF St. Athan . . :D :D I married a Newport girl :) and I used to work at RAF St Athan. VC night :shock: and the Parachute club at the Hotel international near the airport. :wink: Born and grew up in Newcastle, wh...