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by fc101
7 Dec 2020, 11:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

This is an interesting website I came across this morning: https://carbonintensity.org.uk/ . It aims to track the 'carbon intensity' of the UK power generation. This is the map of the regional 'carbon intensity' this morning (Monday 7th December) at 9.30am. What's noticeable is the green 'low' areas...
by fc101
18 Nov 2020, 8:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

Strange thing is Germany is getting rid of nuclear power altogether yet here we have the British subsidiary of a German company proposing mini nuclear plants. You are confusing Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd, wholly owned by BMW, with Rolls-Royce plc, the aero-engine and nuclear business. They haven't ...
by fc101
1 Nov 2020, 6:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Power meters
Replies: 6
Views: 383

Re: Power meters

If anyone is interested in an SPD pedal power meter, then the Assioma power meter offers an unexpected opportunity. The Assioma pedals are identical to an Xpedo road pedal, which shares the same spindle with several other Xpedo pedals, including some Xpedo SPD-compatible pedals. [See here: https://j...
by fc101
29 Mar 2017, 2:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 67655

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I don't believe the recent Which? diesel emissions tests have been reported much in the wider media. So, here's the graphical representation of some of the results: Which! diesel emissions table2_Mar17.jpg Source: http://press.which.co.uk/whichpressreleases/which-emissions-testing-reveals-huge-car-i...
by fc101
15 Mar 2017, 8:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 67655

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I don't think this has been posted in this thread so far - I apologise if I've missed it. Here's a similar plot and looking back to 1970. Defra pollution data 1970-2015.jpg Source: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/579200/Emissions_airpollutants_statisticalrel...
by fc101
3 Sep 2016, 4:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Renewable Energy Generation
Replies: 87
Views: 4376

Re: Renewable Energy Generation

... Have a look at the book, and you'll see it is very relevant to this debate - probably more than half the book is devoted the UK renewable electricity generation potential. Also, for example, some of the foregoing discussion in this thread has been about transport, which will increasingly be ele...
by fc101
3 Sep 2016, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Renewable Energy Generation
Replies: 87
Views: 4376

Re: Renewable Energy Generation

So it isnt actually that relevant to a conversation about the UK's electricity consumption and generation capacity. Have a look at the book, and you'll see it is very relevant to this debate - probably more than half the book is devoted the UK renewable electricity generation potential. Also, for e...
by fc101
2 Sep 2016, 11:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Renewable Energy Generation
Replies: 87
Views: 4376

Re: Renewable Energy Generation

However Brian was talking about 125kWh per person per day. Brian's recommendation to read David MacKay's book, "Sustainable Energy - without the hot air" is a very good recommendation. It is arguably one of the most important books published on the subject and lauded for its accessibility...
by fc101
6 Jan 2016, 8:25am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Plug iii -any views...and will it fit a 1" steerer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: The Plug iii -any views...and will it fit a 1" steerer?

I've just noticed your latest message, Dave. I'll try to answer to your questions. We are principally touring cyclists, and prefer to travel with full camping kit in wildness and mountainous areas on unmade roads. Our fleet comprises steel-framed bikes with mudguards, front and rear racks, and vario...
by fc101
1 Jan 2016, 7:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Plug iii -any views...and will it fit a 1" steerer?
Replies: 12
Views: 1324

Re: The Plug iii -any views...and will it fit a 1" steerer?

Just looking at a Plug, it is clearly intended for 1⅛" steerers. However, I suppose with a bit of thought you could fit one to a bike with a 1" steerer, but you would need to have a 10-15mm column of 1⅛" headset spacers on top of your stem to provide access and clearance for the wire ...
by fc101
6 Sep 2015, 9:45am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen - distinctive S&S coupled touring bike
Replies: 7
Views: 51007

Re: Stolen - distinctive S&S coupled touring bike

Here's an update on this bike. This bike was stolen during a house break-in in January 2014. It had been missing for ~1.5 years when I noticed it was listed on eBay. Someone also brought it to the attention of any interested forum members in this 'For Sale' thread (http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic....
by fc101
1 Aug 2015, 9:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric gear shifting?
Replies: 282
Views: 9428

Re: Electric gear shifting?

auto front shift was known about at least 14 months ago. http://road.cc/content/news/119890-shimano-introduce-synchro-shift-video Now that, would be superb on a tandem. It is! And, that's using a 44-34-24 triple and not the the standard Shimano MTB Di2 40-30-22 set up. the rider would need to know ...
by fc101
27 Feb 2015, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there fro
Replies: 18
Views: 2459

Re: faroe islands anyone toured there, how did you get there

The time to be in the Faroes is on the 20th March this year for the total eclipse. Quite right, and we couldn't miss the opportunity to take the Danish-chartered ferry that calls in at Newcastle in a fortnight's time! We're looking forward to spending four days in the Faroes with our bikes. Of cour...
by fc101
18 Jan 2014, 8:29pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen - distinctive S&S coupled touring bike
Replies: 7
Views: 51007

Stolen - distinctive S&S coupled touring bike

Please can you look out for this bike, which belongs to a friend, and was stolen in east London on Tuesday 7th January. This very distinctive bike is an unbranded, S&S-coupled, 26"-wheeled touring bike with Thorn Nomad forks. It has a 9-speed XT transmission with a cyclocross-style cable ro...
by fc101
26 Oct 2013, 12:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: So, is the future 650B?
Replies: 115
Views: 8011

Re: So, is the future 650B?

... By contrast there has been no, say, 650 x 35B vs 650 x 54B discussion here.... We'll at least JonMcD listed some different sizes in the third post in the thread. To his list, we can add the following road tyres: Grand Bois Lierre 650 x 38B, Pacenti Pari Moto 650B x38B, Soma B-line 650 x 38B, So...