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by RickH
6 Jul 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear suspension squeaking
Replies: 20
Views: 358

Re: Rear suspension squeaking

rmurphy195 wrote:I wouldn't use the Thetford product for that it leaves a residue.

I presume that isn't because it has already seen service on the toilet! :shock:
by RickH
6 Jul 2020, 4:26pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 843
Views: 118759

Re: Cycle Travel Question

I was using a saved route which may make a difference. And opening a saved route also gives a different interface, more like the desktop which I prefer. It also means it appears on the device with whatever name you saved it with.
by RickH
6 Jul 2020, 11:19am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel Question
Replies: 843
Views: 118759

Re: Cycle Travel Question

On my Adriod phone I could make a route with CycleTravel and then download the track. But downloading doesn't work anymore. When tested on another android device, it doesn't work either. Has something changed, or am I doing something wrong? I follow the normal procedure for downloading. It seems to...
by RickH
5 Jul 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 665

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

On the subject of pushing a bike on a footpath. I can only ever remember one comment being made & that was near our house and was positive noting that I was pushing rather than riding. It is a FP used quite often as a cut through by local mountain bikers. (I personally would support it becoming ...
by RickH
5 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Antisocial cyclists
Replies: 261
Views: 4037

Re: Antisocial cyclists

The Dutch seem to cope well enough with 2 words. "Fietser ", for someone just getting around on any bike (PoB equivalent) & "wielrenner" (literally ‘wheel runner’) for someone a bit keener. Maybe we could just adopt theirs? (link)
by RickH
5 Jul 2020, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck
Replies: 33
Views: 665

Re: Footbridge crossing Leck Beck

drossall wrote:It's one of those double-negative signs, "No no cycling", that mean that you have to ride a bike, isn't it? :lol:

The wording says no cycling so you need to stop. But the pictorial sign indicates, if anything, end of no cycling so you are immediately permitted to start riding again. :D
by RickH
4 Jul 2020, 11:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: E-scooters

Thanks for posting the link - that is one seriously uplifting video :D If the price for streets like that was sharing with those e-scooters then I would vote for it. :D nope cannt watch page refuses to show at all Strange. It worked OK on my phone's Firefox browser without having to log in. I've no...
by RickH
4 Jul 2020, 11:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dr Bike seeks suitable bike stand.
Replies: 8
Views: 295

Re: Dr Bike seeks suitable bike stand.

for the second stand I guess it depends what kinds of bike you will be working on. Cheap full-sized workstands (eg the Lidl stand) are fine for lightweight road bikes but if you are working on a heavy roadster it might be x3 as heavy; this is simply too much for a lot of cheaper workstands. You mig...
by RickH
4 Jul 2020, 11:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Ridng rural village under threat
Replies: 36
Views: 7849

Re: East Ridng rural village under threat

Surely it could be built on grey land in Doncaster or Harrogate. A prison really should be near a train station so family can visit, many prisoners families are poor and can not afford a motor Living near a prison might be plusminus, actually it could be an especially safe place. I do live near a p...
by RickH
4 Jul 2020, 11:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 919

Re: E-scooters

Driving licence - a requirement at the moment while these trials happen as the are still classed as powered vehicles (which may change after the trial - they may become classed like e-bikes) although the law has been tweaked to allow them to use cycle lanes & tracks and also to remove mandatory ...
by RickH
1 Jul 2020, 5:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Is your phone too big for your bike?
Replies: 51
Views: 1625

Re: Is your phone too big for your bike?

you need to treasure the O2 payg sim if its a 321 sim as its now discontined by O2 leaving only Three with such and their coverage is not good. Mrs H is on 321 PAYG but that on 3. I never came across a 321 tariff on O2 & I was with them for years, both PAYG & contract. Moot point as 321 doe...
by RickH
1 Jul 2020, 4:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 289
Views: 6201

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

This article in the Guardian is about an interesting energy storage setup being developed near Manchester - 250MWh capacity using compressed liquid air as the storage medium.
by RickH
29 Jun 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS screen magnifying
Replies: 20
Views: 619

Re: GPS screen magnifying

A lateral thought. Would using something like a minoura space grip, or similar accessory mount, fitted facing upwards help by raising the height of the GPS? https://hollandbikeshop.com/img/prod/minoura-spacegrip-100mm-qr-28-35mm-4944924332266-70890-l.jpg I'm a big fan of the varifocal inserts in my ...
by RickH
27 Jun 2020, 4:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Edinburgh pop-up cycle lane

It is quite good really, or would be if they just moved the sign to the other side of the wands & mounted it in a big concrete block. :D
by RickH
21 Jun 2020, 12:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Warrington gets its very own pop-up cycle lane
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: Warrington gets its very own pop-up cycle lane

And another one that was highlighted in the local rag - though I suspect this was something that was scheduled to be done anyway and they sae an opportunity to grab some of the covid-19 funding: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/137727/ OK this is an adequate recreational greenway standard - sm...