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by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Fear.
Replies: 31
Views: 1017

Re: Fear.

I have noticed that motorists vary with where you are in the country. Around here there is very little problem with ordinary motorists. The only consistent close passes seem to come from scruffy small white vans. The worst places I have experienced are semi urban places in North Wales, Cheshire and...
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 8:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 147
Views: 2741

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Wanlock Dod wrote:
reohn2 wrote:It's not looking good is it?

This can only mean that the problems will be all the more severe when we do eventually come to address them, but that might mean that they trigger action a bit more quickly too. Catch 22 anyone?

It seems to me as a country we're in complete denial.
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 8:44pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."
Replies: 156
Views: 3996

Re: "What you bring on your ride needs to go home with you."

Surely the exact environment is relevant. Inner city or royal park are different to country roads. Quite possibly the best place for food waste in the carriage way. Pulped in seconds then back to nature. Same with dog logs . Really? It's not much fun riding over one and it's picked up on your tyres...
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 8:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 147
Views: 2741

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

.... But in other towns where congestion doesn't actually make a bike a no-brainer, government would have to adopt punitive measures against car users to get the effect you desire. Elected representatives would have to choose to do that... Surely it can't be all that long before air pollution start...
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship

Hi Canuk, Hope you don't trip up with your dual citizenship? The most memorable chap who cocked up over his citizenship was William Joyce. He also made the mistake of saying that he had British status, got him hanged. In fact he was American, so if he had stuck to that he would have escape Pierepoi...
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 7:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship

kwackers wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Their(planned?)incompetnence knows no bounds........

Incompetence? You think??

He knows exactly what he's doing. I get the impression he thought it would sneak in under the radar.

The clue is in the word 'planned' :wink:
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 5:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Disc Rotor Cleaning
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Disc Rotor Cleaning

I've used disc brake cleaner,White Spirit,engine degreaser and washer them off with washing up liquid in warm water all without any detrimental effect.
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 5:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: Your vote on Mrs May's Deal ( just for today)

She's a clever idiot
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 5:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Country mouse goes to the big city
Replies: 21
Views: 297

Re: Country mouse goes to the big city

Country-mouse born and bred. Yes, I'm of Lancastrian heritage and was educated in Wigan, but in those days it was a nice quiet place. We lived in Standish and later in Wrightington, and still later, Newburgh ........... if you want to look them up. You wouldn't get me living up up there again for a...
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: Grayling is derailing and failing in seamanship

kwackers wrote:Enlightening...


Their(planned?)incompetnence knows no bounds........
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 5:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Brake rotors and other Americanisms.

I find if I widen my mind,Americanisms within the (constantly evolving)English language don't trouble me at at all :wink: .
What I do find mildly irritating are people who think UK citizens have the right to lay claim to a language that's beyond their control a is somehow preserved in aspic :?
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots
Replies: 147
Views: 2741

Re: Trucks Do Not Have Cyclist-Obscuring Blind Spots

Ask any non cyclist why they don't cycle and the stock answer more often than not is "the roads are too dangerous",such a perception of mind will never get to cycle because of their fear. Survey results don't completely support that. Even in the most danger-inclined-IMO survey (Mintel's B...
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike

I can't believe people don't repair tubes :shock: .It takes about 10minutes to patch a tube,which can be done at home in comfort.
I'm truly amazed.
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 10:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike

freeflow wrote:I switched from 23mm to 35mm back in 2016 and haven't looked back.

:wink:
by reohn2
15 Jan 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike
Replies: 30
Views: 603

Re: 23 25 or 28mm ties on road bike

Just noticed the OP is probably riding disc brakes so probably has more clearance under the fork and rear seat stay and chainstay bridges,but still worth checking how much clearance should he wish to ride a larger section tyre.