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by ThePinkOne
17 Feb 2019, 9:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Re: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

Thanks for all the thoughts, given me some angles to ponder and made me consider my reasoning. I think maybe I'm also trying to make excuses for fitting something to my favourite bike which would (for me) make it better and maybe I shouldn't be moithering over justifying bike-spend if I enjoy it. An...
by ThePinkOne
16 Feb 2019, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?
Replies: 24
Views: 882

Should I convert to a Rohloff hub - costs vs benefits ?

I have a bit of a dilemma. Due to various life things, I have been off the bike and trike for a year or so, and slowly getting back into it as the weather warms up. I like my Disc Trucker a lot, but I'm not really that keen on the derailleur set up. There's nothing technical wrong with it- but I pre...
by ThePinkOne
16 Feb 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?
Replies: 47
Views: 1161

Re: "Elderly drivers can't cope with modern traffic" - wrong argument?

Drivers have got worse, lazier, double-declutching is no longer taught for example They might only have to learn more theory to pass the test, then promptly forget/ignore it Double de-clutching was a mechanical necessity. These days completely pointless, why would you teach it? Modern cars handle s...
by ThePinkOne
4 Feb 2019, 9:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Join moving Motorail trainsas alternative to Motorways
Replies: 11
Views: 1080

Re: Join moving Motorail trains as alternative to Motorways

...but what SA_SA_SA is talking about is road freight using the tunnel and the tunnel Vs the ferry and that isn't what was being discussed in PI. I understand the argument of road Vs rail, but that has nothing to do with the question of lorry drivers preferring the ferry. The volume of road freight...
by ThePinkOne
4 Feb 2019, 8:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!
Replies: 191
Views: 6927

Re: Slowing motor traffic - press the button!

Surely the answer to preventing motoring crime is "campaign for more traffic police and motoring crime reduction schemes." Similarly, surely the answer to preventing robbery crime is campaigning for more policing on the streets plus effectiveness schemes to reduce the attractiveness of rob...
by ThePinkOne
2 Feb 2019, 4:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists banned from using local recycling centres
Replies: 29
Views: 2627

Re: Cyclists banned from using local recycling centres

Hmmmm, I have not yet tried taking my cargo bike to either of the two the local recycling centres, but the Council interweb site says: " The following vehicles are not accepted at either recycling centres - lorries with a GVW exceeding 3.5 tonne, triple axle vehicles, twin axle trailers, horse ...
by ThePinkOne
1 Feb 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Who should we be boycotting?
Replies: 106
Views: 6990

Re: Who should we be boycotting?

Any clothing company whose supply chain uses bonded labour or otherwise treats the garment workers badly (e.g. poor wages) Any company whose supply chain uses bonded labour Admittedly not easy, but doable- if you shop carefully. It also helps if you make your own clothes as it's easier to purchase f...
by ThePinkOne
28 Jan 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10210

Re: Duke In Rollover

Perhaps tailgaters inevitably concentrate totally on the vehicle in front because they instinctively know that the big danger is that they will shunt it. When driving on single carriageway roads, especially narrow ones. I always try to pull over to let tailgaters overtake, which generally involves ...
by ThePinkOne
27 Jan 2019, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another car head lamp thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2202

Re: Another car head lamp thread

I think the current standard for headlights must be crap because the latest LED lights are retina destroying on dipped beam. It's not just cyclists talking about this. Motorists are complaining about it too. It seemed to start with upmarket German cars but is working its way down. If the Germans we...
by ThePinkOne
27 Jan 2019, 11:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Duke In Rollover
Replies: 408
Views: 10210

Re: Duke In Rollover

As described above, the motrons exceed the maximum speed limit to get by, for example when I am doing 1 kmh below the maximum limit they overtake, or undertake :? , they cross unbroken centre lines too etc etc Big crime problem, -99 You said (my bold) "Keeping comfortably below the maximum is ...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I am not a vegan
Replies: 201
Views: 5789

Re: I am not a vegan

Maybe try Lush- they do some vegan options made without palm-oil. Not cheap but their stuff tends to last ages and uses a lot of recycled/minimal packaging. (I tend to order a bunch of stuff on-line once or twice a year as my autistic senses find their shops a bit overwhelming). Also- you don't need...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 165
Views: 6205

Re: Visitors

I've long maintained that when people check in ready for a flight, the luggage PLUS PERSON should be weighed and charged accordingly. I find it rather annoying that me and Mrs Mick F are quite slim and light, but we pay the same for our luggage as Mr Fat Man pays - and he's probably heavier than th...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?
Replies: 44
Views: 3634

Re: Should cyclists be allowed to use (some) M-way hard shoulders?

Of course no sensible cyclist really wants to ride on a motorway hard shoulder, but that the suggestion can even be made should focus our moral outrage upon all those general purpose roads that have gradually been 'improved' into VIRTUAL motorways - without providing anywhere else for slow traffic,...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 1:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Vision - use of glasses and neck pain

Depends on the vision correction required. I have a complex prescription such that the High St "offers" never apply to me and for several years now I have gone to an excellent local independant optician who has the expertise to get my prescription right- both in measuring and dispensing. F...
by ThePinkOne
26 Jan 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore
Replies: 98
Views: 4194

Re: Vege, Vegan or Carnivore

Went to a talk about institutional food in the 16th century Fish at nearly every meal, lots of cabbage*, no potatoes *the expert wondered how the people smelled :? With their noses? :lol: My dog has no nose :? Actually if one eats a lot of cabbage one does not smell, the digestion adapts I eat a lo...