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by Mark R
13 Jan 2020, 10:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6712

Re: The next Labour Leader

Not so sure the circulation is the main thing. Every single time anyone buys something in a shop over the past four years they would have to walk past a stand of newspapers dripping hate for Corbyn. Drip drip drip every day over a period of years it certainly had an effect. Unfortunately the papers ...
by Mark R
13 Jan 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The next Labour Leader
Replies: 328
Views: 6712

Re: The next Labour Leader

You say that the there are left wing policies which the British people could never support but has that ever actually been put to the test? The way is see it, the moment that it became apparent that Corbyn's Labour has a genuinely leftist agenda, the media embarked on a ruthless four year character ...
by Mark R
11 Jan 2020, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 174
Views: 2777

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

As an apprentice bought an Ariel 500 with girder forks to share with a mate.I started on my own with an Ariel Colt - awful 200cc thing. Went down the scrapyard and found a Rudge 250 with only 3 working gears. Stripped the gearbox and made several new components. Flogged it. Again down the scrapyard...
by Mark R
2 Jan 2020, 7:39pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted Raleigh Twenty
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Wanted Raleigh Twenty

Do you have your R20 yet?

If not I have a functional bike here in North Devon - a 1978 model in Olive Green. Yours for a tenner. I could potentially post it.... PM if interested.

Mark
by Mark R
13 Aug 2019, 8:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 3675

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Another way to look at it would be: Public services are stretched thin due to cuts. Therefore it is somewhat impractical to expect the police and councils to police the problem of idling vehicles. People are being made sick by air pollution and idling vehicles are a significant source. Therefore pay...
by Mark R
13 Aug 2019, 8:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 3675

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Unless you are seeking out worst case examples, then EVs are not massively heavier than their IC equivilants. In fact where they are heavier it similar to to extra weight of a diesel compared to a petrol. Very interesting that no-one was banging on about the extra weight of of a dieselmotor. It was ...
by Mark R
12 Aug 2019, 8:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 3675

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

ATM the enforcement of anti-idling laws is unbelievably lax. The French actually seem to 'get it' WRT air pollution - they have decent enforcement of anti-idling laws and over there you need to apply for a permit before you can light a bonfire. Over here the only circumstances whereby a motorist wou...
by Mark R
6 Aug 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E cars and the change to the urban landscape
Replies: 109
Views: 3917

Re: E cars and the change to the urban landscape

But its interesting that you didn't want to flag this up when we were discussing diesels.....
by Mark R
4 Jul 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Halfords cheap assist, which type for a noob
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Halfords cheap assist, which type for a noob

Just to be a bit contrary...The ebike I use most is a 20" wheel "shopper". For local trips, compared to a big wheeler, it is simply more useful and user friendly: Carries loads better, easier to store, easier to manoeuvre round cycle gates etc I have no knowledge or opinion about the ...
by Mark R
1 Jul 2019, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 280
Views: 5834

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Yep Swiss federal rail is 100% electric. TBH the terrain of Cornwall is pretty tame in comparison. No excuse whatsoever for sticking with the filthy cancerous diesels on the branch lines let alone on the main routes.
by Mark R
30 Jun 2019, 3:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 280
Views: 5834

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Buses are typically in use for 16-18 hours a day or more, maintenance is done at night, then the bus goes out again at 04:oo Using electric buses means: no. more buses! This is a very odd claim to make! In Shenzhen, China the bus fleet consists of 16,000 vehicles....how many are electric?........ E...
by Mark R
22 Apr 2019, 12:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-Bikes rules/Law
Replies: 49
Views: 3386

Re: E-Bikes rules/Law

IMO the 25kph/15.5mph restriction is punitive and make e-bikes a less attractive alternative to short/medium car journeys. This is no doubt exactly the way the motor lobby would like things to stay. Wouldn't 20mph be about the right the right level for assisted top speed? At least then ebike riders ...
by Mark R
16 Mar 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Commuting e-bike - suspension, panniers and proper mud guards?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Commuting e-bike - suspension, panniers and proper mud guards?!

I think if I was converting a Moulton i'd go for a crank drive set up. That way all the extra weight would be sprung.
by Mark R
16 Mar 2019, 11:42am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Commuting e-bike - suspension, panniers and proper mud guards?!
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Commuting e-bike - suspension, panniers and proper mud guards?!

Ha - I wish! I'ts a lovely looking bike but its not mine.