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by mjr
24 Nov 2017, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 3 speed expert needed
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: 3 speed expert needed

The above is all good advice. I'm in West Norfolk and have almost dismantled a 3 speed hub (didn't remove the pawls because they seemed OK) if you want a second opinion some time. The bike trader in Ashwicken (tiny place) said he has someone who repairs three speeds for him but I've not needed his s...
by mjr
24 Nov 2017, 12:44pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.
Replies: 34
Views: 5154

Re: Public Space Protection Order to prohibit cycling.

As it is possible to allow the general use of motor vehicles in an area and regulate their anti-social use by PSPO, it must be possible to draft a PSPO that bans the anti-social use of cycles in an area whilst allowing their general use. It's also bizarre in that anti-social use of a motor vehicle ...
by mjr
23 Nov 2017, 8:35am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

Shat needs to be addressed is the unregulated and un enforced variety of lighting on modern cars A rear light canoe one of a hundred variations of single lights, multiple lights, strips, patterns or shapes Worst of all is the stupidly dangerous designs where indicators are now built int the far bri...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 5:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 87
Views: 2778

Re: What premium to support LBS?

That seemed to be very common in France. You look out for motorcycle showrooms to find bits for your cycle. Not just France. Here's one I passed in Belgium : https://maps.googleapis.com/maps/api/streetview?size=640x640&pano=Q4sLZXQKc2BANvEYIg282A&heading=164.83618903379858&fov=57.917981...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 4:43pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Budget 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Budget 2017

What do we expect? More of the same ****. What do we hope for? Well, I'm not going to hold my breath, but if were up to me... 2) reduce funding for motoring, and transfer the money to community development; more of this , and less of this , please And they've done the opposite. Probably. It's hidde...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up
Replies: 64
Views: 8951

Re: Obstructing the Cycle Lane - You Couldn't Make It Up

A little more digging on my part has now established the duration of the temporary closure. The temporary closure will last until the junction improvements have been completed at which point the cycle lane will have been permanently removed. :roll: In honesty no cycle lane will be an improvement. W...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 1:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you SPEAK?
Replies: 92
Views: 1704

Re: What English do you SPEAK?

I love hearing different accents when travelling, they are part of the place just like buildings or landscapes My Oxford English (or accent-free as it has wrongly been called) is not like Mr Rees-Mogg speaks, he is in a different league :o Yes, RP ain't Oxford English. Some of my family speak with ...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 11:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

So it doesn't avoid an accident to my car, it would, at slow speeds*, prevent a second impact through my car striking the car in front if I'd not left sufficient gap. It avoids you causing a second collision, but I think it's pretty clear you don't care about the car in front and would simply drive...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 11:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

By the way, how does having a handbrake on prevent an accident as you earlier advised - I'm still interested in that comment. It may well prevent your vehicle hitting the one in front if something randomly strikes the back of your car with sufficient force to dislodge feet from pedals. Of course, s...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 10:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Budget 2017
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Budget 2017

It's been mentioned a few times in passing like https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?p=1183373#p1183373 but what do we expect from the 2017 Budget? What do we hope for? https://www.cyclinguk.org/blog/roger-geffen/cycling-walking-investment-strategy-woefully-little-investment makes me think that...
by mjr
22 Nov 2017, 9:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

Unless there's some sort of teleportation functionality I've as yet missed I fail to see how putting a handbrake on will prevent somebody running into the back of me, which, to recap, is what I'm seeking to avoid, in extremis, by moving me out of the way. hold-it-with-footbrake-only drivers apparen...
by mjr
21 Nov 2017, 11:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

Bonefishblues wrote:I don't want to have an accident - at all, if I can avoid it, thanks.

Then use your handbrake instead.
by mjr
21 Nov 2017, 7:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

I have yet to come across a motorist, even those obeying the speed limit, fully able to stop in time who doesnt appreciate the tip off. How do you know? Are you getting out of the car and asking them, or are you redefining "appreciate" as "fails to abuse or attack me immediately"?
by mjr
21 Nov 2017, 6:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?
Replies: 109
Views: 2051

Re: Should use of motor vehicle rear fog lamps only be allowed on special roads eg motorways?

And yet, a car parked in a fog bank will only have its side lights on... or no lights at all if parked before the fog came. But hey, you're alright, who cares if it encourages fools to expect lit objects and crash? It's the law of the jungle on the roads these days....
by mjr
21 Nov 2017, 6:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Suggest a GPS computer
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: Suggest a GPS computer

My xperia has a 1500mAh battery and GPS app (osmand) use consumes about 3%/hour in GSM OK areas (I'm usually on call, so no airplane mode). Plenty for me.