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by tykeboy2003
14 Jun 2019, 6:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 6245

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

The idea probably came from this: http://s0.geograph.org.uk/geophotos/02/29/45/2294539_65fe24df.jpg I remember a guy who worked on the Bluebell Railway telling me some years ago, they would love to install one of these, but they didn't have the space or the planning permission. A lot of their locos...
by tykeboy2003
13 Jun 2019, 6:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 6245

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

brynpoeth wrote:Often both driving forward and reversing into a parking space are problematic
Best to park on the road


Or in the often conveniently located cycle lanes?
by tykeboy2003
13 Jun 2019, 6:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Motorists' visibility mark II
Replies: 31
Views: 6245

Re: Motorists' visibility mark II

It's always puzzled me that back in the 60s the railways were forced to put hi vis yellow fronts on all trains (on an inherently safer system) yet road vehicles weren't and never have been. This is all the more puzzling in the light of the various campaigns to force cyclists to wear helmets and hi v...
by tykeboy2003
12 Jun 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Simple guide to worn rear cassette
Replies: 38
Views: 1912

Re: Simple guide to worn rear cassette

Am sure that this must have been covered before, at least with folks' individual pics of cassettes they are concerned about. But for simplicity can some kind soul/s point me at a simple online guide with good pics that tells you how to identify a cassette that is worn and needs changing? Am pretty ...
by tykeboy2003
31 May 2019, 11:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WTB Rim
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: WTB Rim

tim_f wrote:Are you attempting to fit with a inner tube ?


Yes.

Thanks for your info, it now makes sense. My mate has taken his bike back now so I'll let him know.

Thanks for all the other replies.
by tykeboy2003
29 May 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: WTB Rim
Replies: 6
Views: 344

WTB Rim

Anyone had a problem getting a tyre to sit properly on a rim? I noticed that the rim has a significantly raised ridge which seems to prevent the bead from getting onto the rim. The result is illustrated by the attached image. I tried swapping the tyres and got the same result. The other wheel rim is...
by tykeboy2003
20 May 2019, 7:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2269

Re: dozey pedestrians

He again said "where's your bell" so I pointed out that pedestrians don't hear the bell on my other bike, and I'm often verbally abused if I use it anyway. If I get any reaction at all, it's almost always a friendly smile (Route 63 South Derbyshire/Leicestershire) sometimes I get comments...
by tykeboy2003
18 May 2019, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Green lights.
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Green lights.

mjr wrote:Audi


Hadn't thought of that one.
by tykeboy2003
18 May 2019, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?
Replies: 42
Views: 3170

Re: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?

Reverse-wearing a cassette...? From the title of your post I thought you might be talking about disassembling the cassette and turning the rings so that they rotate in the opposite direction. There might be some mileage in that, provided that such a modified cassette still facilitates reasonable ge...
by tykeboy2003
18 May 2019, 6:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Green lights.
Replies: 16
Views: 900

Re: Green lights.

John Holiday wrote:Last week.we caught someone near a school ,at time when there were lots of children crossing the road,doing 59mph in a BMW!


What else would you expect them to be driving? :D :D
by tykeboy2003
18 May 2019, 12:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?
Replies: 26
Views: 1157

Re: how to hand signal 'straight ahead'?

boliston wrote:just curious if there is a hand signal for 'straight ahead'?


No there isn't. There isn't an electrical signal either.
by tykeboy2003
29 Apr 2019, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: shared use
Replies: 63
Views: 2230

Re: shared use

Cycling home from work a couple of weeks ago (old railway line part of route 63), I saw a thirty-something woman running the other way so I pulled over to my left at the same time as she pulled over to her right, I came to a stop since I could see that she was determined not to go to her left. At th...
by tykeboy2003
28 Mar 2019, 7:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 190
Views: 29870

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Worst - taxi drivers. I'm not talking about London Black Cab drivers - I don't have sufficient experience to judge them, I'm talking about local private hire vehicles.
by tykeboy2003
23 Mar 2019, 7:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?
Replies: 40
Views: 3941

Re: Close pass - am I overreacting or should I take a stand ?

Can't imagine the Police doing anything (you weren't hurt so case closed) so I'd take the company option. Don't threaten them with the police, threaten them with reporting them to the Health and Safety Executive.....
by tykeboy2003
2 Mar 2019, 11:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)
Replies: 25
Views: 1339

Re: Fumpa battery-powered bicycle pump (compressor)

NUKe wrote:If that’s the case why do they roadies all carry CO2 canisters. Sorry I couldn’t resist :wink:


Probably to save weight and time?