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by Bmblbzzz
23 Jan 2020, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 125
Views: 4160

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

I do find it daft that, given gravel differs from "MTB" riding in being on dryer surfaces (gravel, not mud!), they have been pushed as requiring disc brakes. Disc evangelists are always saying that wet/muddy conditions are the problem that disc-brakes solve. Bizarre ... The 'dryness' of a...
by Bmblbzzz
23 Jan 2020, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?
Replies: 52
Views: 1056

Re: ...why so many bikes are such boring drab colours these days?

Nothing wrong with green and cream, they are as much colours as red and yellow.
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jan 2020, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 125
Views: 4160

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

The second machine seems to have less wheel clearance, any other differences? Different prices? No same bike Brynporth..I suppose I was being grumpy and pointing out that in the early 1990s it was possible to buy a lightweight, fully rigid, bike suited to cross country riding on unsurfaced tracs th...
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jan 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 104
Views: 3754

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

I think that the 'expected to cross on red' is somewhat hyperbolic. I think it's fair enough to say 'it is expected (by e.v. drivers and by council officers) that people will cross on red'. Note the subtle but important difference between expecting that a thing will happen and asking people to do it.
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jan 2020, 2:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 104
Views: 3754

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

The bit about "expected... to avoid slowing motorists" means that highways engineers and authorities know the time and frequency of green-man is insufficient but they don't increase it in order not to reduce "traffic flow". That is the case. I have been told a couple of times by...
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jan 2020, 1:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 104
Views: 3754

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

It is unclear who 'they' are. I interpret this Their speed will be slowed through a crossing no matter what colour light it shows. Their drivers know people are expected to cross on red these days to avoid slowing motorists. as meaning the drivers of emergency vehicles expect people to be crossing ...
by Bmblbzzz
22 Jan 2020, 11:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 104
Views: 3754

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

It is unclear who 'they' are. I interpret this As long as they are sure that an individual will hold their ground, then yes they will drive through, but their speed will be slowed. Their speed will be slowed through a crossing no matter what colour light it shows. Their drivers know people are expec...
by Bmblbzzz
21 Jan 2020, 12:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 125
Views: 4160

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

Agreed,gravel roads aren't always dry and dusty as tarmac isn't,either surface in wet weather produce rim eating grinding paste and reduces brakes effectiveness. AIUI gravel roads are in fact always dry as they are semi-desert roads in the SW United States. When this came up before, I did some curs...
by Bmblbzzz
20 Jan 2020, 4:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is a Gravel Bike?
Replies: 125
Views: 4160

Re: What is a Gravel Bike?

nsew wrote:Drew inspiration from this Bridgestone MB1 posted on one of those threads mentioned above.
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I like that a lot. :D
by Bmblbzzz
16 Jan 2020, 11:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?
Replies: 33
Views: 1192

Re: Is 'ethical cycling' also a protected belief?

Which service? Presumably the one which used to take place on the Sunday of York Rally each year. (I do miss the Grand Parade back to the Racecourse after the service). I know about that but the apposite words are used to. Just wondered if there was another. York Rally usually has a service at Nabu...
by Bmblbzzz
15 Jan 2020, 10:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 658
Views: 16088

Re: Why wear black?

Nothing to do with road. It was "back to the distinctiveness" of orange as opposed to yellow in a rail environment.
by Bmblbzzz
14 Jan 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 658
Views: 16088

Re: Why wear black?

Right, so we're back to the distinctiveness.
by Bmblbzzz
14 Jan 2020, 5:50pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 897

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

The money’s obscene. Though 3 pairs of socks at £8.99 seems reasonable. Perhaps someone in the fashion world could be persuaded to shoot bike from Halfords/ clothes and kit from Decathlon/ diet from McDonalds, cycle tourist bloke at the out of season French muni. For balance https://www.theguardian...
by Bmblbzzz
14 Jan 2020, 5:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping togs for men Guardian Style
Replies: 39
Views: 897

Re: Camping togs for men Guardian Style

eh? Thats the url I posted. so whats your point? That it's a fashion article about clothes which happen to be "scout style", rather than an article to do with camping. Some of the early posts in the thread didn't seem to realise this. well is there much of a distinction? The clothes are h...