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by Neilo
8 Mar 2017, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!
Replies: 397
Views: 71712

Re: Cymru am byth - we love Wales!

meic wrote:They really do live in each others pockets,


Got to live 3 doors down from their Mam :lol:
by Neilo
15 Feb 2017, 7:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speeding motorists
Replies: 121
Views: 27310

Re: Speeding motorists

I must admit there is a 20 mph limit I don't stick to. I don't even try. It was established over a distance of about half a mile on a stretch of road that is 30 mph either side. The road is fairly wide and has no significant addiitonal factors. Indeed, it has very few houses on it. But at the time ...
by Neilo
1 Feb 2017, 3:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Postmodern speed limits
Replies: 23
Views: 1487

Re: Postmodern speed limits

Probably a wind farm owned by Scottish Power. My company works for Scottish power on a few wind farms. They all have a 19mph speed limit, which is strictly enforced with speed cameras as well.
My site which is owned by a different company, has a more rounded 20mph :D
by Neilo
28 Jan 2017, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should we throw in the towel and stop showering?
Replies: 31
Views: 1613

Re: Should we throw in the towel and stop showering?

I'm a bath person, not a shower person. I don't like showers much, the only ones that are any good are those power showers, when it's like standing in a vertical bath I have a dirty job, so I need to clean the crud off. But, having a bath also helps with my sanity, as well as cycling. I run through ...
by Neilo
14 Jan 2017, 8:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Three men & an electric fence
Replies: 54
Views: 4446

Re: Three men & an electric fence

As has been said, the best thing to do in the circumstances shown, is the obvious one. SWITCH IT OFF. :lol: Picture this. Mountain rescue team searching for a missing person. We come accross an electric fence that we have to crosss. I watch, giggling, as the people in my party try to step over the ...
by Neilo
10 Jan 2017, 10:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waterproofing leather boots
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Waterproofing leather boots

Dubbin is an older and slightly different product, but I'd be astonished if a boot treatment sold for a century or whatever does really rot stitching. Doesn't sound all that plausible but I have heard it claimed. Anyhow go into an outdoor shop and buy whatever waxy stuff in they happen to have in b...
by Neilo
9 Jan 2017, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Waterproofing leather boots
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Waterproofing leather boots

Grangers G wax is a good alternative. I don't rate the Nikwax ina bottle.
by Neilo
9 Jan 2017, 2:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2184

Re: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion

Personally i would have single wired locked it ..... like the undercarriage components on the Vulcan, 558 to be precise .... Phantoms where all double wire locking but the Nimrod was a bit of a mix ..... Wire locking, peace and tranquility tasks on Angels of Death ...... Almost all double on Tornad...
by Neilo
8 Jan 2017, 9:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2184

Re: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion

Hi, "I Know Nothing" :) https://s6.postimg.org/3om2p46nl/48629.jpg I'd be impresssed if you could do that, there's no end :D As an example of how to lock bolts, it is poor. :shock: Something like this is passable. :wink: https://s6.postimg.org/uwnia75wx/images.jpg https://s6.postimg.org/s...
by Neilo
8 Jan 2017, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2184

Re: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion

isn't the centre locknut (which controls the end float in the main spindle IIRC) also drilled for lockwire? I would have expected that to run from the above centre lug, instead of (or as well as) the wire that is in there. Could be, hard to see. might be a stiff nut added since manufacture For exam...
by Neilo
7 Jan 2017, 10:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2184

Re: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion

I find pedal and BB threads quite easy, but, I used to have to do this sort of thing by feel. :P https://s6.postimg.org/xkqqps33l/Twin_Wasp1_1.jpg that is some aircraft engine carburettor, right? FWIW that lockwiring is at first sight neat enough, but has actually been done in a slightly weird way....
by Neilo
6 Jan 2017, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion
Replies: 40
Views: 2184

Re: Pedal removal/tightening direction confusion

I find pedal and BB threads quite easy, but, I used to have to do this sort of thing by feel. :P

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by Neilo
30 Dec 2016, 8:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Christmas presents ... Do cyclists ever get what they want ???
Replies: 20
Views: 2450

Re: Christmas presents ... Do cyclists ever get what they want ???

Brooks rubber saddle cover, proofhide, overshoes and windproof bib tights. Happy :D
by Neilo
27 Dec 2016, 7:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What have you tried and liked (or not) in 2016?
Replies: 61
Views: 5478

Re: What have you tried and liked (or not) in 2016?

First ever overshoes yesterday, warm feet :D like a lot
Sciatica. Worst pain in my life. Still have nerve damage, numb toe and a flappy left foot. :cry: not like
by Neilo
24 Dec 2016, 9:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1805

Re: Preventing Bar Grips from twisting?

CREPELLO wrote: I haven't bought any hair spray in years (and I hope not too, for hair deployment!). I do hope it's a good addition for the shed.


Fortunately I have a wife that uses it. All I have to do is remember to put it back and she is none the wiser :)