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by MartinC
26 May 2020, 11:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cutting outer cable conundrum
Replies: 53
Views: 1553

Re: Cutting outer cable conundrum

...............….Bolt croppers are better, but the cut ends tend to fly about the workshop like jaggy little bullets...………………. cheers Sorry to be late. Yes, I found this out a long while ago - I was wearing glasses at the time and it scratched the lens - a salutary lesson. I drape my greasy rag ove...
by MartinC
31 Mar 2020, 7:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33168

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

The virus cannot move. It needs people to move it. The more people move around the more it spreads. It doesn't matter how old the people are. Driving miles to park next to others, stop for fuel, drinks, call the AA, etc. helps spread the virus. Doing it when it's not necessary is anti-social. We're ...
by MartinC
31 Mar 2020, 1:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33168

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Just a suggestion - should this thread be retitled as "Advanced nitpicking as an activity during the Covid 10 outbreak". When you're 70 it would matter greatly if you discovered that you were really 72. Or 68 and 70. :D :D :D This wasn't a reference to the age related posts or anyone in p...
by MartinC
31 Mar 2020, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak
Replies: 1055
Views: 33168

Re: Cycling as an activity during the Covid 19 outbreak

Just a suggestion - should this thread be retitled as "Advanced nitpicking as an activity during the Covid 10 outbreak".
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: 1131

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: 66524

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: 66524

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: 66524

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: 66524

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: 8228

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: 519

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: 519

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: 1653

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: 42947

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....................