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by pwa
5 Dec 2019, 11:35am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 11
Views: 278

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

If it isn't a brand I know of, on sale in reliable shops, I wouldn't have it anywhere near a socket in my house. There have been plenty of stories of Chinese made electrical stuff with CE marks that mean nothing. I'd pay more and get something I can trust.
by pwa
5 Dec 2019, 11:09am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 612
Views: 346051

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Last week I needed a new front mech but wasn't sure which one would work best with my set-up. The bloke on the phone wasn't sure so said he would ask around then ring back. The call came about five minutes later. I ordered the mech, got it a few days later and it works very well. Perfect result. Wh...
by pwa
5 Dec 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 612
Views: 346051

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Last week I needed a new front mech but wasn't sure which one would work best with my set-up. The bloke on the phone wasn't sure so said he would ask around then ring back. The call came about five minutes later. I ordered the mech, got it a few days later and it works very well. Perfect result.
by pwa
4 Dec 2019, 9:15pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

If I worked at our nearest hospital (only 6 miles away) I would probably do the commute by bike. But my wife probably wouldn't. With those long shifts one or both legs of the commute would be in darkness and she would be put off by personal security concerns. And the bus option also has that issue, ...
by pwa
3 Dec 2019, 9:39pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

You sure about that? I can say I am sure about that. As someone who has worked in the NHS for over 27 years and, recently, also been an inpatient and witnessed current shift patterns ‘from the inside’ which reaffirmed what I already knew. So all that needs fixing now is our diabolical public transp...
by pwa
3 Dec 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 999

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

About an hour ago I finished doing the cables on my latest bike build (mainly old kit on a new Spa Touring frameset) and took the bike for a quick test ride around the village green, which involves a small hill so allows a run through the gears. All fine. 9 speed indexed rear shifting perfect first ...
by pwa
3 Dec 2019, 9:33am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

I suspect it's a more subtle and sophisticated calculation than that, given the undoubted positive impact on patient outcomes of visits from friends and family In recent years I have spent a lot of time using hospital car parks and, especially in the evenings, I saw families getting out of cars to ...
by pwa
3 Dec 2019, 9:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cutting New Fork Steerer - what exactly gets included in the measurement?
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Cutting New Fork Steerer - what exactly gets included in the measurement?

Assemble it. I think its good practice to have a spacer above the stem so that you can use a different stem or headset if you want to in the future, and to be sure the top cap bears on the spacer/stem not on the steerer. With a carbon steerer be sure the bung reinforces the correct bit of steerer. ...
by pwa
3 Dec 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Many hospitals are on the edge of towns and nurses etc work unsocial hours. There is little or no public transport at night and certainly not to rural areas. It isn't safe for women to be cycling alone during the middle of the night. Car sharing is hardly possible with shifts starting and finishing...
by pwa
2 Dec 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Only those with the means to run a car and the ability to drive one. I realise that to car owners these are the only people of any importance. Or those like my Mum, who get ferried around by relatives. If those relatives can afford to run a car they can afford the parking fees. Make the sick pay. H...
by pwa
2 Dec 2019, 7:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

And what sick people need is medical treatment and care - while some here appear to think that resources are better diverted from that to car storage facilities. Car storage facilities that facilitate staff, patients and visitors to get to and from treatment areas. Only those with the means to run ...
by pwa
2 Dec 2019, 5:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Remember what hospitals are for. They are for the sick, And what sick people need is medical treatment and care - while some here appear to think that resources are better diverted from that to car storage facilities. Car storage facilities that facilitate staff, patients and visitors to get to and...
by pwa
2 Dec 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.
Replies: 409
Views: 22309

Re: £220 per year to park you car at work, the joys of the NHS.

Thankfully here in Wales it is (with a very few exceptions) free to park at hospitals. Remember what hospitals are for. They are for the sick, and those visiting the sick. They are visited by people at the lowest point in their life. My own visits to hospitals have mostly been to support family mem...
by pwa
2 Dec 2019, 4:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?
Replies: 40
Views: 999

Re: 8 speed chainset with 9 speed everything else?

My 9 speed chains go over an XD2 triple without the chain disappearing down gaps. It is the one with one bolt hidden behind the crank. No washers on bolts. Non-indexed front lever. 26/36/46. I think the rings are TA.