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by SA_SA_SA
15 Apr 2021, 11:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiger Crossing Picture
Replies: 51
Views: 1453

Re: Tiger Crossing Picture

My point is I think other countries a cycle route continuing across a road inside solid white lines might have priority over the road always ie cyclists may cycle across without slowing almost to stop in case of needibg to give way to priority traffic, in same way that vehicles on a main road, with priority over side roads , flow normally. A cyclist mistakenly doing that at a tiger crossing might get a unwelcome surprise, as like the pedestrian they are meant to enter crossing, only when a gap or traffic has stopped so free flowing road traffic with priority may hit as they enter the crossing .

I thought the give way sign for cyclists avoided that misdirection, similarly imo the original tiger crossing markings of simply wider (possibly yellow ) zebra style stripes did by saying this is a zebra but for cyclists too. The chosen uk layout could look like a cycle priority crossing beside a zebra so the 1st time one is encountered a misunderstanding is possible.
by SA_SA_SA
15 Apr 2021, 8:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tiger Crossing Picture
Replies: 51
Views: 1453

Re: Tiger Crossing Picture

I note the example in cycling embassy photo upthread has a give way sign for cyclists, presumably to avoid (mainland European? where the following meaning would be more likely?) cyclists thinking their route is the 'main' road with full time priority rather only gaining priority once they have entered into a clear crossing
by SA_SA_SA
13 Apr 2021, 3:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton tensioner: anyone tried larger eg 12t pulley on long arm?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Brompton tensioner: anyone tried larger eg 12t pulley on long arm?

Brompton tensioner: anyone tried a larger eg 12t pulley on long arm?

In order to gain a little extra efficiency like modern shimano derailleurs?
by SA_SA_SA
13 Apr 2021, 3:00pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 1039
Views: 130096

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Thanks for your reply...

Could the go direct feature be sort of hacked into manual routing by allowing it to be split into vias which can then be dragged, in combination with the disable recalculate autoroute button option you hinted at wishing to add earlier , to reduce work at server, recalculating same route parts)?

In the meantime I suppose one could generate a rough autoroute in cycletravel then export to gpx and load into a dumb plotter to finish.
 
Thanks for all the hard work, just a pity that a mixed auto/manual mode is probably too hard to belatedly add in. :D

Once again thanks for your work, I use cycletravel a lot. :)
by SA_SA_SA
12 Apr 2021, 4:07pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 1039
Views: 130096

Re: Cycle Travel Question

Richard Fairhurst wrote: 12 Apr 2021, 1:08pm The problem with that is when you say "simply", in practice it means "rewrite the entire routing engine and user interface", I'm afraid!
Oh dear , was some code not encapsulated in the right place?
by SA_SA_SA
12 Apr 2021, 12:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 1039
Views: 130096

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I feel it would better for an auto route planner to also work easily as a simple route plotter (i.e. by simply turning autorouting off) rather than requiring a separate tool. If you start with autorouting but need a lot of adjustments etc, the constant autorouting and correction cycle seems unnecessary and tedious but having to decide in advance to use a dumb plotter seems inflexible...

Perhaps best for an autorouter to also easily work as a dumb plotter via an interactive auto onoff button rather than require swapping between app/websites?.....

One router/plotter to rule them all but in the brightness help them....?


Thanks for all the maps :) .
by SA_SA_SA
9 Apr 2021, 12:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton tensioners 3vs6?
Replies: 0
Views: 120

Brompton tensioners 3vs6?

The Brompton 6 speed tensioner can cope with slightly bigger rear sprockets than the 3:

is this due to smaller jockey wheels or because the inner tensioner arm is longer on down direction?
by SA_SA_SA
3 Apr 2021, 2:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear v brake fitted to Brompton using v brake boosters as mount to fit on brake bridge bolt?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Rear v brake fitted to Brompton using v brake boosters as mount to fit on brake bridge bolt?

Yes, I was only considering it for the rear,

at the front the non standard options I eould choose would be hub brake or tt style with side cable entry or a centre pull modded to use same side entry as a tt brake or v brake :) At the front I dislike the upside down cable entry which all the above 3 should avoid though the hub brake is probably neatest (known cos I have one).
by SA_SA_SA
2 Apr 2021, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear v brake fitted to Brompton using v brake boosters as mount to fit on brake bridge bolt?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: Rear v brake fitted to Brompton using v brake boosters as mount to fit on brake bridge bolt?

Thats pretty much what I was thinking off, though perhaps with 2 boosters sandwich.. which might be unnecessay. Thanks.
by SA_SA_SA
2 Apr 2021, 11:12am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear v brake fitted to Brompton using v brake boosters as mount to fit on brake bridge bolt?
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Rear v brake fitted to Brompton using v brake boosters as mount to fit on brake bridge bolt?

I don't like the assymmetricness of the Bromptons rear dual pivot brake and its related uneven pad wear so I wondered, if at the rear only, a DIY rear V brake conversion could be implemented simply by mounting 2 or more stacked brake boosters (for stiffness) to hold the v brake, with said sandwiched boosters attached to the brake bridge bolt? Such a contraption would only be for the rear as I can use off the shelf brakes for the front if my hub brake ever expires..

From other peoples 'proper' brazed v conversions , rear cable routing does not seem a problem..
by SA_SA_SA
24 Mar 2021, 12:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Best wishes for Brucey
Replies: 402
Views: 24371

Re: Best wishes for Brucey

Best wishes.
by SA_SA_SA
23 Mar 2021, 8:53pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 27
Views: 1296

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

Thanks ; downloaded elsewhere but v interesting..

Presumably haddon estate still oppose both rail and cycle route...why I wonder, when they would both supply paying visitors?
by SA_SA_SA
23 Mar 2021, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)
Replies: 484
Views: 17902

Re: Post-Brexit - buying bike parts abroad . . (incl. Rose/DutchBikeParts)

https://www.bikeinn.com/index.php?actio ... idioma=eng
Seem to sell to uk.

Re credit cards if eucommission canlawgully cap their charges why couldn.t uk government, if the rise on charges was unjustifiable?

It doesnt seem a big rise. Buying from mainland Europe means higher postage anyway?
by SA_SA_SA
19 Mar 2021, 9:23pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 27
Views: 1296

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

I wonder why the trail hasnt been extended to Rowsley and ncn 680:

Could the haddon tunnel and coombs road viaduct not be bypassed by coombs road and where it ends the path thru / alongside manners wood to rejoin trackbed at southern exit of haddon tunnel?
by SA_SA_SA
19 Mar 2021, 7:13pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Monsal Trail from Bakewell
Replies: 27
Views: 1296

Re: Monsal Trail from Bakewell

Perhaps the absemt bridge across the road is obviously not the coombs viaduct..no not from googleearth.... My memory is of the path stopping at an embankment dowm which I coukd look down at the road and wonder where the viaduct was, I expected some sort of info board about how to see it or cycle under it etc. If I had cycled south, away from bakewell I would have gone under it, from google it seems I should have seen it when I checked left before joining road but I didnt so went home thinking it demolished....

Well this explains why I couldnt see the viaduct from the trail, the path curves away from rail bed early and has a bit near the road where I thus wrongly assumed the viaduct would have been , bahhh
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/search/Coombs+Road+viaduct/@53.2080758,-1.6569276,18z/data=!3m1!1e3!5m1!1e3

Why does the path stop short of the via duct, surely it could have a short stub after the exit with notice info board across/barring the viaduct. Is the viaduct unsafe?