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by axel_knutt
15 Dec 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do Not Resuscitate
Replies: 28
Views: 728

Re: Do Not Resuscitate

The issue isn't about whether people should be resuscitated, clearly there will some whose best interests aren't served by further resuscitation, the problem is who makes the decision. Here's an example from the Gosport enquiry: in many ways [he] was quite a difficult patient....I remember having a ...
by axel_knutt
14 Dec 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Maintenance and toolkit when touring
Replies: 76
Views: 3242

Re: Carrying spares - how far do you go?

These are the spares I carry: Tube Patches Tyre boot Tyre patch Nuts & bolts Ty-Raps 2-3” of chain Spare links And these are the failures I've had whilst away on tour: Rim. I noticed some loss of lateral rigidity, but didn't spot the fatigue fractures on all the spoke holes until I serviced it b...
by axel_knutt
9 Dec 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 844
Views: 18972

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

Why not seen in the trial? They were, just not a large enough effect to be sure: "a slight numerical imbalance of adverse events potentially representing allergic reactions, with more participants reporting hypersensitivity-related adverse events in the vaccine group (137 [0.63%]) compared wit...
by axel_knutt
7 Dec 2020, 5:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: crackle, fizzzzzzzzz - ouch! (big amp fuses)
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: crackle, fizzzzzzzzz - ouch! (big amp fuses)

I'm 62, and I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of fuses I've had blow. Nowadays, appliances come with plugs and an appropriate fuse already fitted, so the question is unlikely to arise any more. But you do know what this sort of fuse actually protects...? It protects the ring main wha...
by axel_knutt
2 Dec 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Bath, shower, both, neither? Vote now please!
Replies: 52
Views: 1550

Re: Bath, shower, both, neither?

I use the shower, I haven't used the bath at all for 20 years, and not regularly for over 40. I don't like getting out of a hot bath feeling lethargic.
Anglian Water rate a bath as 79 litre, and shower 30, but electricity for the shower is six times the price of the net gas price for hot water.
by axel_knutt
2 Dec 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: blood doning
Replies: 49
Views: 1100

Re: blood doning

They won't have my blood, it's full of drugs. When getting injections as a kid I was always more interested in what they were doing than feeling scared of the needles. Led to a big, bruiser of a sister slapping my face away from looking at them putting a needle thing in my wrist prior to my tonsil r...
by axel_knutt
1 Dec 2020, 3:43pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Highway Code investigative paper 2020
Replies: 33
Views: 853

Re: Highway Code investigative paper 2020

I don't see much rigour in the helmet research itself. They selectively investigate the effect of helmets on the survivability of an impact, whilst all but neglecting the effect of a helmet on the probability of that impact occurring in the first place. Risk to the rider derives from a combination o...
by axel_knutt
30 Nov 2020, 1:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo wiring - advice on more durable wiring around frame
Replies: 62
Views: 1800

Re: Dynamo wiring - advice on more durable wiring around frame

Your Senso function is also available in battery rear lights. Get the right rear light that takes large batteries and it may as well be wired, because they last a long time. And with some you also get a low battery indicator. I bought an automatic because I had the bad habit of procrastinating at d...
by axel_knutt
26 Nov 2020, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stealing by finding
Replies: 23
Views: 1633

Re: Stealing by finding

I found a wallet with cards but no money once. I was quite anxious when I handed it in, in case I got accused of taking the money.
by axel_knutt
26 Nov 2020, 11:23am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: OEM rim tapes that are not good enough.
Replies: 26
Views: 1425

Re: OEM rim tapes that are not good enough.

Tempting provedance I know, but all my rim tapes look like the one in Brucies photo - and I've never had a problem. My 27" wheels all have rubber rim tapes which have been faultless despite some having been decades old. I wonder why some people have problems with them? The tapes Dawes put on m...
by axel_knutt
24 Nov 2020, 11:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum
Replies: 75
Views: 2478

Re: Close Passes - thread on motoring forum

Looks quite tame compared to the stuff we get on Twitter. If you want to change anything you need to argue with those who disagree, not just preach to the converted.
by axel_knutt
23 Nov 2020, 5:29pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes
Replies: 40
Views: 1142

Re: Switching from clipless to flats,shoes

I've never used cycling shoes. I decided to give them a try 10-12 years ago, but gave up looking having never found a pair suitable. There just isn't sufficient choice to offer any reasonable chance of finding something that fits well enough to walk in without heel lift, a problem further exacerbate...
by axel_knutt
20 Nov 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Superwheel - how does this work ?
Replies: 52
Views: 2726

Re: Superwheel - how does this work ?

A reasonably intelligent relation of mine asked why they don't put dynohubs on electric bikes so you could charge the battery as you ride along. :? I invented that scheme for my go-kart when I was about eight. I had the nagging feeling it wouldn't work, but couldn't quite put my finger on why at th...
by axel_knutt
19 Nov 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling shorts...please educate me?
Replies: 42
Views: 1794

Re: Cycling shorts...please educate me?

I have two problems with Lycra shorts. The first is leg length, I can't find ones that are long enough, and the second is the modulus of the elastic is often too stiff to accommodate the step between adjacent sizes, so I have a choice between medium which are too tight, and large which are too loose...