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by MartinC
7 Aug 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum - Opens link in the same tab now - what have I changed?
Replies: 9
Views: 765

Forum - Opens link in the same tab now - what have I changed?

As per the title. When I open a link in a post it opens in the same tab. It used to open a new tab. I'm not aware of changing anything and can't find an option to change it back. What am I doing wrong?
by MartinC
16 Feb 2018, 9:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65984

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

The argument is about the malevolent form of nimbyism involved in agitating for a switch from diesel to petrol cars. We can do the switch and improve our local air quality at the expense of dumping the problem of increased carbon emissions on everybody else. Does anyone have a moral justification fo...
by MartinC
15 Feb 2018, 11:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65984

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

The pollution in vehicle exhausts isn't a trivial matter. How they smell is. If anyone argued that we should ban all petrol engines 'cos we don't like the smell of Hydrogen Sulphide we'd all laugh at them. I live in a small village about 4 miles outside Tewkesbury. Our local air quality problem is t...
by MartinC
14 Feb 2018, 10:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65984

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

.......................The OP is arguing that populating the streets with millions and millions of diesel engines represented important work to tackle CO2 problem..................... Unfortunately you've made this up, maybe my post wasn't clear enough. My point was that the switch to diesel was an...
by MartinC
13 Feb 2018, 11:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65984

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

Unfortunately this thread is a 55 page squabble about the placement of deckchairs on the Titanic. Globally we have a problem with the pollution (in the widest sense - greenhouse gases, congestion, danger, social impact) from motor vehicles. All motor vehicles cause this including electric and hydrog...
by MartinC
18 Sep 2017, 11:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gear adjustment screws - What screwdriver?
Replies: 130
Views: 7688

Re: Gear adjustment screws - What screwdriver?

Yes, real men don't adjust their gears anyway and even if they did they'd use a 7lb lump hammer.
by MartinC
18 Sep 2017, 11:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag freehub cassette carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Campag freehub cassette carrier

..................I suspect that they used DT shifters, and they would have been to last that Campag produced. Campag produced 8 speed DT Synchro shifters, initially with an specific insert that would do 8 speeds and later just an insertless 8 speed version that worked (insofar as Synchro I or II e...
by MartinC
18 Sep 2017, 11:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag freehub cassette carrier
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: Campag freehub cassette carrier

I used to have some 7 speed 126mm Campag cassette hubs. They were Athena and Xenon. They were of he same vintage (late 80's, early 90's ?) as Synchro DT shifters and there was a specific insert for the levers for them (as there was for different makes of freewheel originally, later versions of Synch...
by MartinC
27 Aug 2017, 2:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Riding on the Pavement
Replies: 22
Views: 1607

Re: Riding on the Pavement

david7591 wrote:.................But what about dogs? Are some animals more equal than others?


My reading of the act as posted by TC is that it would cover you riding the dog but not leading it. Is this what you had in mind :D
by MartinC
27 Aug 2017, 2:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42423

Re: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

................... The cyclist was riding appropriately on the road within the speed limit. A lady stepped into his path. He shouted a warning, slowed down and attempted to swerve around her. Unfortunately, she stepped back into his revised path and their heads accidently collided....................
by MartinC
24 Aug 2017, 9:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Roller brake vs long drop dual caliper
Replies: 22
Views: 1086

Re: Roller brake vs long drop dual caliper

I once had a bike with a rear roller brakes. I used it mainly for city commuting and short runs. The roller brake was perfectly adequate and predictable (more so in the wet than a rim brake). I did maintain it and it got the occasional squirt of grease. I once took it on holiday and riding down a lo...
by MartinC
10 Jul 2017, 9:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who pays 14x as much for an 'equivalent' item? And why?
Replies: 157
Views: 6363

Re: Who pays 14x as much for an 'equivalent' item? And why?

........................What I was looking for was some quantitative, or at least logical, way of trying to choose components that wasn't based on showroom appeal, marketing hype or other vanity justifictions................... There isn't one. In the vernacular - "yer pays yer money and yer t...
by MartinC
5 Jul 2017, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bendy Dual Pivots
Replies: 79
Views: 3871

Re: Bendy Dual Pivots

.....................At the moment I'm using Shimano levers on all my bikes - no STIs you'll notice! - I have Exage and RX100 at the moment. I've used Exage levers on DuraAce callipers, I've used Exage and RX100 on Weinmann 600 callipers, I've used Weinmann levers on Shimano DP callipers, I've used...