The Pickled Egg trivia quiz

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Another bit of road trivia to notice if you ever drive along the coast in North Wales....and want to entertain your travelling companions with a "not a lot of people know that" fact.
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and the Trivia Question

What is unusual about the signs?
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You would normally expect the white background with a black diagonal slash indicating the national speed limit for that type of carriageway.
I don't think I have ever seen one like the above.

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I had to look it up, and the answer is rather interesting. It appears to be neither fish nor fowl. It's not classed as a motorway - but has motorway type restrictions on it, nor is it an all purpose road (i.e. what everything else that isn't a motorway is classed as) and therefore the National Speed Limit does not apply - hence the need to display what the speed limit is. It might best be described as a non-motorway motorway. :)

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Spot on Steve and Bobins you are very good! Your travelling companions will be well entertained if you ever drive the A55 in the vicinity of Colwyn Bay!

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So it isn't a motorway, nor a road that isn't a motorway!?

Whatever, it IS a dual carriageway &, therefore, the speed limit is 70 - unless a lower speed is indicated. What's Welsh for otiose?

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van ordinaire wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 21:19
So it isn't a motorway, nor a road that isn't a motorway!?

Whatever, it IS a dual carriageway &, therefore, the speed limit is 70 - unless a lower speed is indicated. What's Welsh for otiose?

Possibly not in the eyes of the law / Dept. of Transport :roll:



I'll post what wikipedia says on it as that simplifies it sooo much :rofl2:

"Two sections between Llanddulas (Junction 23) to Conwy (Junction 17) are signed as a 70 mph (110 km/h) speed limit because they are classed as non-motorway special roads. Unlike other sections of the A55 that have National Speed Limit (NSL) signage and are accessible to all motor vehicles, motorway-style restrictions (although the A55 is not a motorway) apply on these stretches of road (e.g. no pedestrians, learner drivers, farm vehicles etc). As the section is not part of the UK motorway network, or classed as an all-purpose road (public right of way), the National Speed Limit does not apply so 70 mph (110 km/h) signs (the maximum speed permitted on UK roads) are used instead."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A55_road

So that clears it up then :-D

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The thread is entitled the Pickled Egg Trivia Quiz, Van......you have to expect trivia and as far as trivia goes those stretches of the A55 and their signs are 100% on topic! :-D

On those stretches with the 70 signs you can quite happily put your foot down in a Ford Transit take it past the NSL of 60 on dual carriageways, hit 70mph and be completely within the law!

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Sorry if I appeared to be taking it too seriously &, I suppose, trivia does equate to nonsense, so as fascinating as it may be, I'll say no more. :-#

Must admit though, I've never even noticed those signs - but then they'd just be a blur in the dark! [-X

On reflection, I think a stretch of the Torbay ringroad has "70" signs, possibly only in one direction. I'll try to remember to pay more attention next time. :wink:

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Sorting out some bike bits, I found this socket, which my Dad has passed on. It was bought for a specific Citroen job, never used again. I've also realised it is 3/4" drive, so not much use, as I don't have an adapter! Can anyone guess / work out / know what it was for?
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Wheel bearing nut?

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Possibly a ball joint on a Picasso although no internet proof as yet, some peugeot ball joints possibly 41mm?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/361557904541?chn=ps
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I forget the size now but I had to buy a box spanner like a drainpipe for the GS rear hub* nuts but that looks like a contender.

*didn't need it to get them off, the method was to smash them off with a cold chisel and fit new ones.

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I've got a 41mm deep socket for C4 ball joints, it's not that. Steve is closest....

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2CV rear wheel bearings?

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Would it be used to remove a cooling fan? On something like a Citroen Ami/ Maybe Visa/ or if Steve was close maybe a GS
The nut
http://www.franzoesische-klassiker-shop ... GS-and-GSA
and the Socket!
http://www.franzoesische-klassiker-shop ... ucts/16004
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