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by cotswolds
14 Aug 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 2791

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

I often see on-screen pieces in which the actor or presenter is ostensibly driving on open public roads. These do look very convincing. I really doubt that they are faked. They're often done with the car being towed on a low trailer for the dialogue bits, intercut with shots of the car actually bei...
by cotswolds
14 Aug 2019, 11:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: TV personality driving ban reduction
Replies: 68
Views: 2791

Re: TV personality driving ban reduction

I often see on-screen pieces in which the actor or presenter is ostensibly driving on open public roads. These do look very convincing. I really doubt that they are faked. They're often done with the car being towed on a low trailer for the dialogue bits, intercut with shots of the car actually bei...
by cotswolds
7 Aug 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Penny farthings
Replies: 36
Views: 2015

Re: Penny farthings

Is it possible to have a small penny-farthing and use some sort of hub gear system to make the gearing bigger and variable? Joff Summerfield rode a 3 speed ordinary of his own design to Paris. Can be seen in the pictures in this journal. https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?o=1mr&page_id=4...
by cotswolds
26 Jul 2019, 5:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Andrew Gilligan PM's new adviser on Transport
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Andrew Gilligan PM's new adviser on Transport

Subject says it all.

Based on what they achieved in London together, about as good as it gets in the real world.
by cotswolds
21 Jul 2019, 10:25am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safer on the road?
Replies: 23
Views: 4137

Re: Safer on the road?

A few days later she texted to say that I was at fault and would not pay for my bike to be repaired. I reported the incident to the police and they came to my home and took details but I have heard nothing more and assume that no action will be taken. The cycle path is not marked with white lines a...
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: 557

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: 884

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: 3838

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: 993

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: 18
Views: 1097

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: 1867

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: 5084

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: 5084

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: 5084

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: 9754

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 ...