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by belgiangoth
15 Sep 2019, 11:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: School Run
Replies: 38
Views: 1086

Re: School Run

What can you do to get schools you act with purpose? Fine them? They're probably already running on a deficit if they're primary schools. They're all running at a deficit. Our local primary runs prizes/raffle/praise for walking or cycling to school. They've got the cops in to close the section of t...
by belgiangoth
12 Sep 2019, 11:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A cyclist and real justice
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: A cyclist and real justice

Killer drunk drivers will often get off without prison time due to "remorse". If you "accidentally" beat to death the guy trying to steal your motorbike you will probably get suspended. That's the system we live in because to change it we would need to spend more money on Prisons...
by belgiangoth
12 Sep 2019, 9:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A cyclist and real justice
Replies: 27
Views: 864

Re: A cyclist and real justice

The utility cyclist wrote:6 months for a brutal assault with a deadly weapon, hardly 'real' justice! :roll::twisted:

Worth noting that if you have a drink and then attack someone on the way out of a pub that's about the sentence you'll get ... if you're unlucky.
by belgiangoth
10 Sep 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 16
Views: 7742

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Technically it does get easier. Running late this evening and yesterday I was pushing a couple gears higher than usual - yes, much faster (especially when you can coast at speed, unlike on my fixed df).
by belgiangoth
10 Sep 2019, 7:13pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Part Used Folding 20” Road Tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Part Used Folding 20” Road Tyres

Hi, do these size as 32mm (like the 622 sized ones) or are they a true 35mm?
by belgiangoth
8 Sep 2019, 11:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Whatever happened to bamboo clothing
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Whatever happened to bamboo clothing

About 5-10 years ago it was going to be the new wonder material, like merino wool but cheaper and better. Then nothing.
by belgiangoth
8 Sep 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Shouty upwrong rider.
Replies: 12
Views: 662

Re: Shouty upwrong rider.

A new feature I discovered on my last commute was drivers serenading me with their horns, not the angry long blasts; a series of short bursts. Not entirely unlike when they’ve won at the football.
by belgiangoth
8 Sep 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 16
Views: 7742

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

So, off the df due to saddle reasons, hence real laidback commuting. It’s easier than utility cycling as you build a familiarity with the route. I would now agree that it is more comfortable, still haven’t built the legs that mean that it’s less effort (though I can coast on it, unlike my df fixie).
by belgiangoth
26 Aug 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 16
Views: 7742

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Another milestone; rode with my son to the cinema in the day, decided to take the SM for a short utility ride in the evening instead of faffing about swapping bikes round. It’s doable and I like the comfort + I am no longer struggling to control or drive it. For short utility rides it loses out to m...
by belgiangoth
18 Aug 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Steering on cargo trike
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Steering on cargo trike

As suspected, my wife has adapted quicker to the trike. She likes the even-more-upright position (qv. her sit up and beg bike) and has ridden less last year than I would in a fortnight. Bonus for her is that the min saddle height is the right position for her (not 15 cm lower as on her bike) so she ...
by belgiangoth
14 Aug 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Steering on cargo trike
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Steering on cargo trike

Maybe I should try riding one handed?
by belgiangoth
13 Aug 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Steering on cargo trike
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Steering on cargo trike

Finished repairing the christiana trike* and took it for its first run up/down the road. Steering is very skittish, some brake steer and it rolls right down the camber to the side of the road. I hope it runs better with a load. Anyone have any relevant experience/suggestions? *: “features” remain, s...
by belgiangoth
31 Jul 2019, 5:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Recommend a 36 hole 24" rim
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

Recommend a 36 hole 24" rim

For the back of a cargo bike, to run 50-507 Big Apples.
by belgiangoth
30 Jul 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 3x or 4x lacing
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: 3x or 4x lacing

Cheers Brucey,

I had found 14/13 nipples that match a 13G spoke to a 14G rim, but not vice-vera. Where would I find those?

It's a Nexus-3 with coaster brake.
by belgiangoth
28 Jul 2019, 11:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 3x or 4x lacing
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: 3x or 4x lacing

Snapped between the last cross and the rim as far as I can tell.