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by atoz
10 Oct 2020, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How bright is too bright
Replies: 40
Views: 1384

Re: How bright is too bright

I have a Volt 1200- now supersded see https://cateye.com/intl/products/headlights/HL-EL1000RC/ . Only used it once on full setting, but it was pitch dark in very dense fog. Literally could see practically nothing without it- freak weather. Normally only need to use on the low 150 lumens around town ...
by atoz
10 Oct 2020, 7:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....
Replies: 69
Views: 5737

Re: Normandy hubs; maillard in many guises....

The Campag seatpin - lower cradles definitely steel - as my magnet is my witness. It is probably finished to mimic alu, and it's certainly well done - it surprised me - I'd never imagined that. The problem with it was that it didn't lay-back far enough for Brooks saddles. You've gone further with a...
by atoz
11 Sep 2020, 6:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Train travel despair
Replies: 55
Views: 1793

Re: Train travel despair

Much of the rolling stock is fairly new (so not replaced any time soon) and won't become significantly more bike friendly with a new paint job. Exactly. Among the new trains, the Hitachi appears to be one of the most common, and the bike space on those is atrocious. Thanks to whoever let it pass, w...
by atoz
17 Aug 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7685

Re: Membership rates

Just about any cycling mag has reviews for expensive kit- try the pages of Cycling Weekly, you might just regurgitate your (expensive) double expresso lol. The problem IMHO is not that, it's the small readership, which means it's a lost marketing opportunity, especially to recruit new members. The a...
by atoz
16 Aug 2020, 4:41pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership rates
Replies: 196
Views: 7685

Re: Membership rates

The magazine has been mentioned a few times in these discussions. But because of the decline of Cycling UK, not many cyclists will read it. There is however a proposal I would like to suggest. Many people can read magazines electronically as a part of their public library membership. This gives maga...
by atoz
16 Aug 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: Proposed Membership Changes - Discussion
Topic: Membership changes suggest poor strategic management
Replies: 13
Views: 777

Re: Membership changes suggest poor strategic management

Yes I have to agree. Much as though we'd all like to increase membership levels, the proposals do feel like it's like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic. Not so long ago a well known political party realised it's offer wasn't too impressive, elected a leader with some convictions (shock horro...
by atoz
29 Jul 2020, 7:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 80
Views: 2459

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

I agree, although with one exception. A relative lives in a largeish village about 10 miles from Ipswich. Car ownership is pretty much universal there. Without it that village could not exist. In fact since agriculture became mechanised there was an exodus of people to towns and cities. Cars have ma...
by atoz
28 Jul 2020, 3:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Infrastructure/policy guidance for councils
Replies: 16
Views: 522

Re: Infrastructure/policy guidance for councils

Only thing is you can't cut what you don't have. Many councils are teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. I suspect the response from many will be one word, followed by the word "off" And guess what, Government answers a plea in a CUK Forum thread... "Active Travel England, to be led by...
by atoz
28 Jul 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 17 year old calls us out...
Replies: 69
Views: 2630

Re: 17 year old calls us out...

People had the choice at the end of last year. They voted for Boris. Which proves the point rather. Nuff said. From the article The letter argues that the climate and ecological emergency can only be addressed by tackling the underlying “social and racial injustices and oppression that have laid the...
by atoz
28 Jul 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]
Replies: 80
Views: 2459

Re: Coronavirus: GPs to prescribe cycling in new obesity strategy [BBC News]

So it's the Snake Pass, 3 times a day? Not holding my breath on that one. It will be a suggestion leisurely cycling might be a good idea. OK ,so long as green hi-viz isn't compulsory. Just when you thought it was safe to venture out on the bike, you'll have to deal with the born again cyclists telli...
by atoz
14 Jul 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2559

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

I cannot see any comparison between helmets (which are not in any circumstance compulsory in the UK) and wearing masks to stop the spread of a particular virulent and nasty disease which kills horribly. Ok, we don't know as much as we would like to know about how it spreads but who wants that risk?...
by atoz
14 Jul 2020, 6:21pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2559

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

I cannot see any comparison between helmets (which are not in any circumstance compulsory in the UK) and wearing masks to stop the spread of a particular virulent and nasty disease which kills horribly. Ok, we don't know as much as we would like to know about how it spreads but who wants that risk?...
by atoz
14 Jul 2020, 6:05pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2559

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Greenhalgh on masks, both evidence and policy: "Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis"` https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1435 "Face coverings for the public: Laying straw men to rest" https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13415 Jonathan Let's all hit the pub and get the beers i...
by atoz
14 Jul 2020, 5:47pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2559

Re: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Risk compensation should always be considered as a possibility. But it then needs to be looked for to see if it's happening in the setting of interest. Not assumed because it supports one side of an argument. Masks and helmets are very different because masks probably protect other people . Jonatha...
by atoz
14 Jul 2020, 5:30pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Masks today, helmets tomorrow?
Replies: 117
Views: 2559

Masks today, helmets tomorrow?

Given the increasing temperature of the masks issue I have to wonder how long it will be before the same sorts of arguments will resurface for helmet compulsion. The issue of risk compensation doesn't seem to get anywhere with masks , in my experience people seem to think they don't need to take soc...