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by cycle tramp
28 Sep 2020, 6:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: First e-scooter prang

Haitch wrote:My educated guess (physics o level and an interest in physics through astronomy as a hobby) is that 15mph for the bike isn’t excessive


Would it seem excessive if you had studied sociology or humanities instead? :-)
by cycle tramp
27 Sep 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: converting a bike to use an IGH?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: converting a bike to use an IGH?

Yes, its possible. I've done the same thing myself three times, I've also converted a hub only frame to deraileur gears. Possibly to the second question, it all depends on your bike maintenance skills and what sort of rear drop outs your donor bike frame has and how you view your time... ....other t...
by cycle tramp
27 Sep 2020, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: First e-scooter prang

In general for any given behaviour by the other party you're less likely to cause injury by travelling slower into that situation: there'll be more time and space to avoid a collision, and there'll be less kinetic energy that's going to end up somewhere if there is one. If you can't see around a be...
by cycle tramp
27 Sep 2020, 10:09am
Forum: On the road
Topic: First e-scooter prang
Replies: 17
Views: 608

Re: First e-scooter prang

Why did you think going around a blind bend at 13-15 mph was acceptable? The speed of the OP is rather irrelevant, the collision would have happened if he'd been doing 5mph, the scooter would still have been doing the higher speed. I almost came a cropper on a corner yesterday doing about 5mph when...
by cycle tramp
26 Sep 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.
Replies: 38
Views: 1331

Re: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.

Thanks very much, speaking as someone who has cycled often, but not that far, this year, such photographs are always a tonic
by cycle tramp
26 Sep 2020, 11:14am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.
Replies: 38
Views: 1331

Re: Is a Moulton a fair weather Bike.

Just had a quick check on mine, 406 Jubilee with a 105 11-speed mech and a 34t largest sprocket. With the chain in bottom gear, not only is the bottom of the mech cage only 32mm from the ground, the inside bottom of the mech cage is only 13mm from the tyre at its nearest. No wonder chains get crapp...
by cycle tramp
25 Sep 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cheap, sturdy rack with solid bars?
Replies: 21
Views: 468

Re: Cheap, sturdy rack with solid bars?

I think steel bars are much more resistant to wear than aluminium alloy ones. Unfortunately tubular steel racks tend to be relatively expensive but maybe you can find a cheap one? I'd recommend tubus racks - I bought four second hand from this site over the course of about 7 years. The last one I b...
by cycle tramp
25 Sep 2020, 2:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo Headlight - Does it Still Work?
Replies: 28
Views: 746

Re: Dynamo Headlight - Does it Still Work?

Lastly, just a thought. Is it just us cyclist who keep things as 'essentials spares' even though it's old technology and you'll probably never use it again, but you want to keep it 'just in case', or is it just me. ..um..no, both vintage car and motorcycle owners and those with an interest in vinta...
by cycle tramp
23 Sep 2020, 9:11pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD unused Schwalbe Marathons (26"x1.75")
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: 2 unused Schwalbe Marathons (26"x1.75")

Hi Kit, I afraid the postage would cost more than the sale -they are fairly hefty and don't fold sadly! Ian Yeah, that's understandable. But at 10 pounds for the pair and if a 15 pounds was added for postage costs and the hassle of posting you'd still come under the list price of 25 pounds for a se...
by cycle tramp
22 Sep 2020, 9:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Operation Close Pass
Replies: 32
Views: 1248

Re: Operation Close Pass

What happened to the old 'reflector on a stick' (sorry - I can't remember the correct name), as they always seemed a good idea.. I still use mine - although its arguemented with a fairly up right position and a bar end mirror sticking out my right side handlebar end... I get motor traffic giving me...
by cycle tramp
19 Sep 2020, 9:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lights on segregated cycle path legally required?
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Lights on segregated cycle path legally required?

Public access refers to anywhere the public has access, law changes in the 90s determined this , can’t remember the year, but I’d did fall foul of it in 93, with motorbike and a failure to display a tax disc. I had removed it at BMF rally. The police ticketed, my solicitor said it was correct as it...
by cycle tramp
19 Sep 2020, 9:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lights on segregated cycle path legally required?
Replies: 24
Views: 718

Re: Lights on segregated cycle path legally requirement?

Is it a legal requirement for a cyclist to use lights when cycling on that sort of cycle path? Yes, during the hours of darkness. Thanks. Do you have a link to the legislation or case-law? On another thread - I think it was entitled cycling and laws, I covered this. There are there several previous...
by cycle tramp
18 Sep 2020, 7:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Risk and Freedom
Replies: 69
Views: 1858

Re: Risk and Freedom

I am disappointed but not surprised to find that some posters feel able to dismiss Risk Homeostasis whilst clearly not bothering to find out what the theory means. What, you mean the safer you feel the more likely it is to take risks? Never heard of it.... But yes....you only have to look at commer...