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by theenglishman
26 Aug 2012, 6:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Heinzmann electrical assistance trouble.
Replies: 17
Views: 3072

Re: Heinzmann electrical assistance trouble.

My guess is that it's restricted to conform to whatever local legislation it was made for. I suspect it's a Class 3 system

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/disabledpeo ... /dg_179937

I could be wrong though?
by theenglishman
20 Aug 2012, 9:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What else did 'education' put you off?
Replies: 35
Views: 13078

Re: What else did 'education' put you off?

Religion Religious Education was the most boring, un-enlightening subject EVER. I learned far more about sex during Biology classes. I learned far more about Islam etc etc from talking to people from those faiths than I ever did during classes. Nothing in any lesson inspired me to find out more abou...
by theenglishman
10 Aug 2012, 11:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What lubricant etc do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 3710

Re: What lubricant etc do you use?

DavidT wrote:
reohn2 wrote:Lube,TF2 cheap at around £4 and does what it says on the can .



+1 And it's made in Britain :D



Well, who knows where it was made, what with plate tectonics and all that.

Anyway, 3 in 1 here - and no, it's not vegetable based, no matter what Sheldon Brown says.
by theenglishman
9 Aug 2012, 10:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: LIGHTS FOR BROMPTON
Replies: 6
Views: 4093

Re: LIGHTS FOR BROMPTON

I have a MagicShine MJ-808, but it's a bit bright for town centre commuting. The fixing mechanism makes it really easy to take off when I fold though - just a thick rubber band, and I haven't had any problems with it slipping. I also have those reflective spoke covers. They fit the Brompton's wheel...
by theenglishman
5 Aug 2012, 9:48pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: John Humpheys
Replies: 29
Views: 1515

Re: John Humpheys

If a cyclist is pootling along at 5mph and a lorry wing mirror, doing 40 mph, hits the back of the cyclists head what's the impact velocity? If a cyclist flies through the air and head buts the kerb after hitting a car that's pulled out in front of them when they're doing 10 mph what's the chance of...
by theenglishman
5 Aug 2012, 1:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ideal Tyre for Road Bike
Replies: 32
Views: 1703

Re: Ideal Tyre for Road Bike

For me the most puncture resistant tyre gets my vote. Fixing punctures on the roadside isn't part of 'the cycling experience' IMO
by theenglishman
5 Aug 2012, 1:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence
Replies: 340
Views: 33905

Re: Cadence

I'm coming back from a badly broken leg and during test rides on prospective bikes I found that a nagging pain was purely due to me badly positioning my feet on the pedals, along with arbitrary saddle alignment. So, first, I'd recommend getting cleat type shoes and have them fitted properly - either...
by theenglishman
5 Aug 2012, 6:48am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: vaude tents
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: vaude tents

by theenglishman
4 Aug 2012, 2:19pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Problems with the Highway Code’s advice to wear cycle helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1763

Re: Problems with the Highway Code’s advice to wear cycle he

Jesus - life's too short. Wear one, don't wear one - you have a choice. But spend time cycling instead of raking over tired old arguments.
by theenglishman
2 Aug 2012, 9:07am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Bradley wants compulsary helmet wearing!!!
Replies: 196
Views: 8078

Re: Bradley wants compulsary helmet wearing!!!

kwackers wrote:Does he *actually* ride a bike though? I mean like, everyday on the roads for normal everyday things?


Oh please tell me you're more informed than you appear to be.
by theenglishman
29 Jul 2012, 7:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Natural Breaks
Replies: 7
Views: 2012

Re: Natural Breaks

reohn2 wrote:
garybaldy wrote:It seems to be a man thing. Didn't see the women behaving like that today!

They don't have prostates.


I know the saddles are narrow, but *that* narrow? :shock:
by theenglishman
28 Jul 2012, 12:32am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Selective thinking at the CTC
Replies: 35
Views: 12018

Re: Selective thinking at the CTC

Oh come on people - lies, damn lies and statistics

:roll:
by theenglishman
27 Jul 2012, 11:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: RLJ > Straight to summons
Replies: 81
Views: 14071

Re: RLJ > Straight to summons

Go to the local nick and ask them? They should have it down as I think the officer has to finish the paperwork by the end of their shift? At least they'll be able to tell you the procedure.
by theenglishman
27 Jul 2012, 4:51pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A car is now deemed essential
Replies: 40
Views: 10976

Re: A car is now deemed essential

Eammno wrote:
theenglishman wrote:It's all Thatcher's fault

Well it is. Didn't she say that any man travelling on a bus after the age of 25 was a failure?


No, she didn't.



Ok, it was 26, not 25, but she did

http://www.parliament.the-stationery-of ... 702-10.htm
by theenglishman
26 Jul 2012, 8:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Advice following incident with a bus
Replies: 29
Views: 8384

Re: Advice following incident with a bus

Go see the police. That's what I'd have done long before putting the video on youtube.