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by cotswolds
1 Jul 2019, 2:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: how to fit a sprocket to a rear wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 503

Re: how to fit a sprocket to a rear wheel

laurencewithau wrote:For that, I need a large sprocket but I do not know how it could be done.


I don't see why you need a larger sprocket, surely it will still work with a smaller one, but the chain will move faster?
by cotswolds
1 Jul 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Power Bank - a warning
Replies: 15
Views: 813

Re: Power Bank - a warning

So you think there's no risk from touching a live neg contact wire?. Absolutely none, for reasons explained here. https://www.quora.com/Can-a-5V-2-A-shock-a-human When I was younger, this type of battery used to be common. https://www.screwfix.com/p/varta-9v-batteries-4-pack/1038k It's very easy to...
by cotswolds
21 Jun 2019, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists
Replies: 19
Views: 818

Re: Bike City Index, Utrecht three times more deadly than Bristol for cyclists

I've read elsewhere that cycle deaths are going up in the Netherlands because of ebikes. They're very popular and bringing people into cycling, including the elderly. Older people don't have more accidents or worse accidents, but an accident is much more likely to be fatal because they don't bounce ...
by cotswolds
19 Jun 2019, 9:40pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Health Service professionals
Replies: 27
Views: 810

Re: Health Service professionals

My partner did some career change training which included some modules with nurses and physios on first degree courses. She said nearly all the nurses were obese (and we're talking people aged around 20, not older people with middle aged spread gone too far). The physios were all fit and healthy spo...
by cotswolds
19 Jun 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.
Replies: 17
Views: 830

Re: Long QT Syndrome Heart Disease.

Seeing the cardiologist on the 5th August. Im not worried about this ... i'm annoyed ... i have too much planned for the last 20 healthy years of my life for this to happen. I know the feeling, I'm about the same age as you and something happened to me about 2 years ago which means where I used to ...
by cotswolds
19 Jun 2019, 2:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning
Replies: 44
Views: 1767

Re: What the heck is this tool for ........ cleaning

Hate it when bolts get called screws etc Screws have the thread all the way to the head, and bolts have the thread only part way up. And this is a bolt? Selection_023.png I'd say bolts go into machined threads on a nut or similar and so can have a square end, screws taper to a point and cut into wh...
by cotswolds
17 Jun 2019, 11:14am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Re: Cycling infrastructure (bike lanes are a waste of money)

Several threads have been combined by moderators (not just me!). The same articles were quoted in multiple threads. The topics are partly in contrst, as one is about cycling specific infrastructure, and another is about cycle lanes being a waste of money, but, as they were quoted together, it seeme...
by cotswolds
17 Jun 2019, 11:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Re: Painted bike lanes "waste of money"...

Not really surprising that this topic has come up: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jun/17/painted-bike-lanes-waste-money-cycling-commissioners An interesting footnote to this is piece is that at the moment it is the very first article in the online home page - equivalent to being front pa...
by cotswolds
17 Jun 2019, 8:42am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling infrastructure good & bad
Replies: 38
Views: 1167

Cycling infrastructure good & bad

Some great looking cycling infrastructure in these pictures: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/bike-blog/gallery/2019/jun/17/build-it-and-they-will-bike-the-second-bicycle-architecture-biennale-in-pictures The devil is often in the detail with cycling infrastructure, so I hope they're as good to ri...
by cotswolds
5 Jun 2019, 4:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 66
Views: 3646

Re: substandard narrow cycle lanes and car parking

It's really annoying because we know how to paint roads that are too narrow... I'd argue that in both those cases the roads are not too narrow. In the first case there's a metre wide hatched area which would make the world of difference to the cycle lane, and the second road is a bypassed former A ...
by cotswolds
5 Jun 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 66
Views: 3646

Re: substandard narrow cycle lanes and car parking

It's really annoying because we know how to paint roads that are too narrow for cycle lane + carriage lane + carriage lane + cycle lane - you narrow the carriage lane and make cars straddle two lanes carefully: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.7418335,3.7880783,3a,75y,92.45h,85.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3...
by cotswolds
5 Jun 2019, 12:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: incident with police driver
Replies: 66
Views: 3646

Re: substandard narrow cycle lanes and car parking

Here's one of my "favourite" examples of the second method, from Gloucester (the link is to streetview from a few years ago, cos they've now improved this lane by, err, removing it). https://goo.gl/maps/7faAGdGe7f3FAfzS8 Gloucester is up there with the best for rubbish cycle lanes. This i...
by cotswolds
3 May 2019, 1:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: using SD card with Garmin Etrex
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: using SD card with Garmin Etrex

Which etrex? On mine (quite old, venture cx, I think) you can put tracks on the sd card but it ignores them. You can only put useful tracks in via a USB wire from a PC or something else that will talk the garmin protocol. I think newer ones are different.
by cotswolds
1 May 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: drop foot
Replies: 11
Views: 791

Re: drop foot

The short answer is definitely see a physio. In many parts of the country you can self-refer to NHS physio, seeing a GP first adds little or no value. A physio will be able to examine you and suggest any exercises that might be helpful. Longer answer is I'm a bit confused by your description of symp...
by cotswolds
29 Mar 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Openfietsmap - map data updates
Replies: 16
Views: 1731

Re: Openfietsmap - map data updates

I'd be surprised if the updates were that infrequent. This page http://www.openfietsmap.nl/downloads/worldwide suggests updates to the lite version are monthly. There's an easy way to find out. Find something local to you that's missing/incorrect, register to edit then correct it, then see how long ...