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by Stradageek
22 Feb 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something new to watch out for!
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Something new to watch out for!

Cycling towards a familiar roundabout, check in my mirror for cars trying to exercise a last minute overtake when I'm suddenly buzzed by an electric bike clocking nearly 30mph. I'm not sure where he came from (he possibly hopped off the adjacent cycle patch because he went back onto the cycle path a...
by Stradageek
12 Feb 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Pressure Washer?
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Pressure Washer?

I've just fixed up a neighbours second hand purchase (a Carrera Vulcan MTB). The bike looked pristine, it was very clean and scratch free but on closer examination had binding hydraulic disks, loose headset and wobbly BB. This turned out to be rusted disk pads, knackered headset bottom bearing+race ...
by Stradageek
7 Feb 2019, 8:11am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Oxbridge Elite Or Intelligent
Replies: 49
Views: 2378

Re: Oxbridge Elite Or Intelligent

Hobbs1951 wrote:What is wrong with elites ?

John.


As I posted earlier, I would really recommend reading 'The Spirit Level - Why equality is better for everyone'. The issues are complicated but solutions exist and it takes a well researched book to explain it all

Cheers

Stradageek
by Stradageek
6 Feb 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your Best Roxy Music Track
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Your Best Roxy Music Track

'Out of the blue' every time!
by Stradageek
5 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Oxbridge Elite Or Intelligent
Replies: 49
Views: 2378

Re: Oxbridge Elite Or Inteligent

I got into Oxford via the entrance exam despite a very impoverished background - still not quite sure how The work was hard but the social contrast was even harder to cope with - seen from within it is a truly elitist establishment. I survived, got my degree, and it certainly kick started my career,...
by Stradageek
2 Feb 2019, 8:21am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Mosquitos in Sweden - net needed or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: Mosquitos in Sweden - net needed or not?

We went on a summer woodland walk near the coast about 60km south of Stockholm.

The mossies weren't numerous but were large, fast, cunning and painful (think flu jab as the proboscis goes in) - beware :!:
by Stradageek
1 Feb 2019, 8:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial
Replies: 133
Views: 12588

Re: Carol Boardman death - case sent for trial

I'm with Chris Boardman, for whom I now have even more admiration, he wasn't asking for retribution just to have these drivers removed from the road for a CONSIDERABLE period so that this doesn't happen again.

Mandatory 10yr ban minimum?
by Stradageek
29 Jan 2019, 6:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cats
Replies: 17
Views: 2808

Re: Cats

My brother went on an advanced motorcycling course on which they discussed animals, the advice he was given was: Sheep, aim for the rear they always run forwards Dogs, aim for the middle and cut them in two, they will just stand there stupidly When he asked about cats the response was "you've g...
by Stradageek
26 Jan 2019, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ERTO 451 Rim 18-20mm Rim internal
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: ERTO 451 Rim 18-20mm Rim internal

Hi again Bert

Sounds like it will work, if everything else matches and thanks again for the offer, I'll get back to you as soon as I can

Cheers

Stradageek
by Stradageek
26 Jan 2019, 12:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ERTO 451 Rim 18-20mm Rim internal
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: ERTO 451 Rim 18-20mm Rim internal

I have a nos 451 Araya rim, 20mm internal width, 36 hole. Any good to you?. Hi Bert99 That's exactly what I need - I think, I just need to get the trike from the owner and check the spoke count (and the fork clearance for the solid tyre height). Can I get back to you in the next couple of weeks? Th...
by Stradageek
26 Jan 2019, 11:49am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: ERTO 451 Rim 18-20mm Rim internal
Replies: 5
Views: 252

ERTO 451 Rim 18-20mm Rim internal

Hi Guys I need to build a new rim onto a hand-trike front wheel so that it can accommodate a solid tyre. The wheel is very difficult to remove if punctured - especially when your legs don't work and the owner wants to switch to a solid (wheelchair type) tyre. The only available 451 solid tyre needs ...
by Stradageek
13 Jan 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....
Replies: 401
Views: 162819

Re: A place to record lenient sentencing for motorvehicle....

And now the govt want no jail for 6 months or less ... and just how weak do we see sentences for killer drivers ? Sadly, from experience in prisons, putting motoring offenders in prison tends to create criminals - and, of course, it costs a fortune to keep them in there. I'd personally like to see ...
by Stradageek
7 Jan 2019, 6:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Plea to roadies....
Replies: 36
Views: 5343

Re: Plea to roadies....

Sadly often true - cycling along minding my own business I hear a distant shout from behind. I carry on wondering what that was and am soon passed by a pack of clubbies. Do they pass the time of day or say hello? No - the leader of the pack just says "why aren't you wearing a helmet" as do...
by Stradageek
30 Dec 2018, 4:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst thing found on the road
Replies: 54
Views: 3217

Re: Worst thing found on the road

Does litter beget litter? '''''''' Again, I suspect that one group walked away leaving their mess and everyone else just followed suit. Much like drunken driving, I a massive re-education campaign may be needed to emphasise that littering is socially unacceptable. In my days my parents or the local...
by Stradageek
30 Dec 2018, 8:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst thing found on the road
Replies: 54
Views: 3217

Re: Worst thing found on the road

Does litter beget litter? Followed a group of teenagers, one holding a can she wanted to discard, she simply waited until she saw a couple of cans by the path then added hers. Most depressingly we spent a sunny Sunday afternoon in Northampton's Abington park. When we left our area was nice and clean...