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by John1054
14 Mar 2020, 5:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rod brakes / stirrup brakes
Replies: 27
Views: 1148

Re: Rod brakes / stirrup brakes

My first wheel rim failure was on a bike with rod brakes. I'll never forget watching in amazement as the wheel rim expanded sideways, until the frightening moment when I briefly saw what was the inner tube before it exploded! Pumping up has never been the same since.
by John1054
27 Feb 2020, 9:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking on the pavement to be banned!
Replies: 141
Views: 7253

Re: Parking on the pavement to be banned!

Should have posted this yesterday, all of the posts relating to shared space have been moved to "shared space" thread.

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by John1054
26 Feb 2020, 7:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hearing aids and wind noise mufflers
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Hearing aids and wind noise mufflers

My aids have a "speech in noisy environments" programme, great for cycling and conversations walking with noisy traffic.
by John1054
17 Feb 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Posts disappearing
Replies: 9
Views: 3211

Re: Posts disappearing

Also tried the preview first, then submit and here it is??
by John1054
17 Feb 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Posts disappearing
Replies: 9
Views: 3211

Re: Posts disappearing

Just tried this post, it was loaded as soon as I clicked submit. Not sure what must be happening to others??
by John1054
10 Feb 2020, 7:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 825
Views: 134999

Re: A positive thread

So pleased to see that I'm not unique in my shopping habits :wink:
by John1054
7 Feb 2020, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is this forum unrepresentative?
Replies: 108
Views: 3526

Re: Is this forum unrepresentative?

Surely the Forum is representative of the prolific posters, as opposed to the majority of members who choose to remain in the background. The only way to restore balance is for more folk to post, or do we restrict our prolific posters? Whilst the moderation team readily remove or edit posts that don...
by John1054
7 Feb 2020, 8:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 825
Views: 134999

Re: A positive thread

That would be good to see :D
by John1054
5 Feb 2020, 4:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gates belt drive
Replies: 24
Views: 2737

Re: Gates belt drive

IME IGHs work best with 1/8" chain; a new SA sprocket costs £3 retail, and a good chain (eg KMC B1) costs £5. A chainguard stops your trousers from getting oily, and the drive is both efficient and direct, as opposed to inefficient and spongy-feeling. Not a big fan of belt drives, really. Inte...
by John1054
18 Jan 2020, 8:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 130
Views: 3442

Re: Vanishing Topics?

[/quote] I don't think I've ever seen it happen on the internet, but what we very often need is some banging-heads-together from someone, so that this happens more often. MOD: look Sally and Simon, you've done this to death, just agree to disagree. Either talk about something else, or wait and see i...
by John1054
11 Jan 2020, 7:23am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Does anyone else have a problem posting?
Replies: 13
Views: 615

Re: Does anyone else have a problem posting?

I've been back through all moderator activity since the beginning of 2020. There was a small amount of attention to this thread, but it hasn't been locked and none of the moderation involved PDQ Mobile. I don't understand why the OP had that experience? At least it's working now :D
by John1054
22 Dec 2019, 10:20pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Replan and midge season
Replies: 15
Views: 1311

Re: Replan and midge season

I've been midge fodder in late May and early June - Smidgy rules O.K. :o
by John1054
25 Nov 2019, 7:39am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Acute Hip Pain
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Acute Hip Pain

Good to hear that something is starting to get sorted. My sister-in-law developed the same condition after losing her husband. He had a prolonged difficult demise, which caused her unbelievable stress. After about two years, she lost all of the symptoms and is now back to her normal self. Try to kee...
by John1054
16 Nov 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4647

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

The only resonable alternative to the boardwalk would be to re-instate the tunnel through the rock that was deemed to be dangerous when the route was established. So in one breath you claim proper infrastructure is impossible at that location... Also more concrete would perhaps detract from the A66...
by John1054
16 Nov 2019, 7:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??
Replies: 105
Views: 4647

Re: Any experiences of Nu-flex as a cyclepath surface ??

I’m not sure what the alternative could be to that broad walk. I do wonder if any alternative might well have washed out in the floods. At least despite it not meeting some people’s criteria it at least survived. The only resonable alternative to the boardwalk would be to re-instate the tunnel thro...