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by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 8:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Legal Rights in a Cycle Lane

To be honest I don't know the legal position with this. It is definitely one for a legal expert. My feeling is that both parties did something wrong. It could be a 50/50 situation.
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 8:38pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Baseball cap helmet

... It has next to no depth above the ears, an area I personally want my helmet to protect from the toppling accident that I wear a lid for. It seems only to protect the top of the head. ... Which possibly highlights a major flaw in the certification testing more than anything else. Certainly. Like...
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 4:12pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Savage machines
Replies: 18
Views: 533

Re: Savage machines

I have felled mature conifers and processed the timber using a chainsaw, a few hand tools and brute force, and it is a pig of a job. It is physically hard work, with trip hazards and slippery ground everywhere, midges making a meal out of you, and regular halts to proceedings to refuel and sharpen t...
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 115
Views: 4615

Re: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC

E-bike, not bicycle. And allegedly an overpowered E-bike. Which makes it a vehicle requiring a licence and insurance, and subject to laws and regulations applicable to motor vehicles.
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Exposure lights
Replies: 33
Views: 1666

Re: Exposure lights

If you buy reduced price stuff they are not all that expensive. I got a Strada 600 a few months ago for about £100, which is expensive but not stupidly so. And it works beautifully. Probably the best road light I have had, and I remember spending £150 on a Lumicycle thing about twenty years ago that...
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

IIRC in the other thread the amounts by which the wheel moves laterally (under load) are well described. The deflections reported are far more than normal and (apparently) have increased since the fork was new. Other comparable forks don't deflect the same amount with the same wheels installed. Any...
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 10:11am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Baseball cap helmet

It has next to no depth above the ears, an area I personally want my helmet to protect from the toppling accident that I wear a lid for. It seems only to protect the top of the head. And it has next to no air flow, which would stop me using it. It claims to be breatheable. As for the toppling point...
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Baseball cap helmet

Putting to one side the familiar reservations about how protective a normal helmet is (or isn't) this one sits closer to the skull, especially at the rear, so it is either less protective or it is made using a different construction that offers the same or better protection in a more compact form. I...
by pwa
22 Oct 2019, 7:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

Thanks for the reply's. I might use some helicopter tape where the mudguard would sit before I install the next fork, in the hope that this would prevent/ delay the surface damage. Interesting thought about the excessive brake rub being a cable issue, but I haven't changed anything so why would it ...
by pwa
21 Oct 2019, 9:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14819

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The Mini was a love it or hate it car. It went round corners like it was on rails. It drove a bit like a go kart. I liked them. But like other cars from way back it was not a car that translates well in the modern era. By today's standards it was cramped, noisy and in a straight line it was slow. Th...
by pwa
21 Oct 2019, 4:06pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?
Replies: 31
Views: 794

Re: Camping touring vs B&B touring - how much extra weight?

Some people find it easy to sleep with just a camping mat between them and the (not totally flat) ground, and some don't. Regrettably, I don't. I buy the best mat I can (and the version with a bit more depth) and a really good down sleeping bag, and put myself in a very expensive tent with a bit mor...
by pwa
21 Oct 2019, 3:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14819

Re: Extinction Rebellion

We have a few solar panel arrays locally and while I can see how they make sense on flat sites, the ones plastered across hillsides look awful.
by pwa
21 Oct 2019, 3:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 758
Views: 14819

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Maxi, front-wheel drive, pulls one out of trouble instead of pushing one into it :? Dual use of land is the future, solar panels and grazing for example. In hot climates the the panels shade the ground and stop loss of moisture by evaporation. In Scotland? :wink: Wherever you shade the ground you g...
by pwa
21 Oct 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

The one little niggling thought that might stop me binning that fork is that the increase in brake rub could just be due to a friction problem with the brake cable. Unlikely in a front brake but just about possible. So long as I were happy that this was not the case, I would be very suspicious of th...
by pwa
21 Oct 2019, 6:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Would you ride on this fork?
Replies: 12
Views: 663

Re: Would you ride on this fork?

With most other parts of a bike I would say that is just cosmetic damage to paint so just carry on using it, but with a fork I would not take any chances. Especially as you suspect that flexing has increased.