togglechaintour bikes

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 13 Feb 2011, 11:09am

http://www.trafficengland.com/trafficca ... 49545.html
This link should give live pictures of our new cycle and pedestrian bridge being lifted into place across the M5 at Exeter. No doubt it could be incorporated into a Devon based Togglechain Tour at some stage.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Roadstersrevenge » 13 Feb 2011, 1:23pm

Long-shot but does anyone have a spare Sturmey Dry Battery Unit please, fleabay seems to have run out :-(

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 13 Feb 2011, 1:44pm

Not as easy as you might think though.


Purely by coincidence I had my first go at striping this morning - and, no, it isn't as easy as it looks! :o

I kept getting blobs of paint that had to be removed with a rag. Now, I did read the instructions, honest :oops: , but it was some time ago; - and I did remember that the wheel must only be turned in one direction.... but I didn't quite remember which of the two possible ways it was :!:

Also, the long sides of the boxes are probably a bit too far round the tubes - they bisect them lengthways when looking exactly side on to the bike.

Hmmm ... :idea: I think I'll have another go.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 13 Feb 2011, 3:25pm

steve browne wrote:This link should give live pictures of our new cycle and pedestrian bridge being lifted into place across the M5 at Exeter. No doubt it could be incorporated into a Devon based Togglechain Tour at some stage.


Are you sure that's the M5, Steve? I've usually had to queue for hours to get a parking space on it :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby steve browne » 13 Feb 2011, 5:20pm

You must be getting the timing wrong on your visits. It is usually fairly quiet between midnight and 0400h during the winter months. In the summer it keeps LOCAL roads clear for LOCAL people. You're not LOCAL are you?

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 13 Feb 2011, 5:23pm

steve browne wrote:You must be getting the timing wrong on your visits. It is usually fairly quiet between midnight and 0400h during the winter months. In the summer it keeps LOCAL roads clear for LOCAL people. You're not LOCAL are you?

Well 'e is at the moment, does that count? :lol:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 13 Feb 2011, 10:22pm

steve browne wrote:http://www.trafficengland.com/trafficcamera.aspx?cameraUri=http://public.hanet.org.uk/cctvpublicaccess/html/49545.html
This link should give live pictures of our new cycle and pedestrian bridge being lifted into place across the M5 at Exeter. No doubt it could be incorporated into a Devon based Togglechain Tour at some stage.


Better late than never ...

This lends 'bridge swing' a whole new meaning! :D
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 13 Feb 2011, 10:25pm

steve browne wrote:http://www.trafficengland.com/trafficcamera.aspx?cameraUri=http://public.hanet.org.uk/cctvpublicaccess/html/49545.html
This link should give live pictures of our new cycle and pedestrian bridge being lifted into place across the M5 at Exeter. No doubt it could be incorporated into a Devon based Togglechain Tour at some stage.

Must be an "off the shelf" bridge design. It's identical to the one they put over the A11 near here a couple of years ago. Quite attractive, as these things go.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby Greybeard » 15 Feb 2011, 8:47pm

Well, my pitch for the Tour is arranged. Anyone else booked yet?
Roll on June :P

I must sort out what I'll be wearing/riding :roll:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby GrahamNR17 » 15 Feb 2011, 8:49pm

Greybeard wrote:Well, my pitch for the Tour is arranged. Anyone else booked yet?
Roll on June :P

I must sort out what I'll be wearing/riding :roll:

Steve

:shock: I forgot :shock:

Graham, wots doin' it right now... :oops:

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 15 Feb 2011, 9:06pm

I booked a while ago - still need to fettle my hub in to working order though. :roll: I'm glad I've slept on it for a while as I think I've come to a sensible conclusion. I ordered some cone spanners from the Tredz sale too so I should get it sorted good and proper. :D

In the mean time I confess I've bought a new dedangly road bike for longer 'Sunday' rides - you won't be seeing that on the togglechain tour of course though.
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby corshamjim » 15 Feb 2011, 9:10pm

Oh yes .. thanks for mentioning the bridge too. We watched it swing in to place on the webcam. We drive that way to my parents in Devon so will no doubt be going under it soon (would prefer to be sur le pont though - hopefully do that soon too).
ToggleChain Tourist - http://www.togglechaintour.co.uk/

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 16 Feb 2011, 8:00pm

I booked a while ago.
I shall be riding my Humber again, but with a few aesthetic improvements - including original mudguards, striping and possibly a few parts having visited the chromers.

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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby MikewsMITH2 » 16 Feb 2011, 8:11pm

Also, the long sides of the boxes are probably a bit too far round the tubes


Rob. Do you want me to measure the distance between the lines on my boxes. I measured the originals before getting the bike painted.
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Re: togglechaintour bikes

Postby robc02 » 16 Feb 2011, 8:21pm

MikewsMITH2 wrote:
Also, the long sides of the boxes are probably a bit too far round the tubes


Rob. Do you want me to measure the distance between the lines on my boxes. I measured the originals before getting the bike painted.


That would be very helpful.

- I have already done some more work on the Royal Enfield, putting in extra lengthways lines inside the boxes I painted. I plan to paint boxes on my Humber as well, so having some proper dimensions will be a great help.

Thanks.