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by chris_suffolk
17 Dec 2017, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: AI Programming to be based on public opinion
Replies: 50
Views: 826

Re: AI Programming to be based on public opinion

I'm probably a bit behind the curve here, but: - Will real drivers be able to over-ride the AI, thus enabling them to be driven 'normally'. If so, still allows the monkeys to drive as they wish - Never really understood the whole push towards self driving vehicles. Seems to be technology solving a p...
by chris_suffolk
15 Dec 2017, 11:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: Seatpost, seat pack and seatpost mounted light visibility

Because I have a seat post bag, I mount my light on the rear offside stay - never been a problem that I'm aware of
by chris_suffolk
10 Dec 2017, 6:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 79
Views: 2075

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

You must be retired as you seem to have plenty of time in your hands. Everyone else has a job to do, and my point is "rather than spending 2 hours trying to fix a derelict freehub, chuck it in the spare parts box and make 2hrs overtime and buy a new one" . Clearly, you cannot understand w...
by chris_suffolk
10 Dec 2017, 1:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?
Replies: 79
Views: 2075

Re: How much YOU have spent This year on Bike related stuff?

More than I really want to admit too, but

£500+ new wheels and tyres
£80 new derailleur,cassette, chain
£120 new shoes, pedals
£12 new brake blocks
£25 new front light
£lots - tea and cakes at cafe stops

Sure there's more if I stop and think
by chris_suffolk
13 Nov 2017, 8:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame written off in crash - what now?
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Re: Frame written off in crash - what now?

buddyboy wrote:For what its worth, the phrase that kept coming up when my wheels were written off was "like for like" replacement.


I would definitely be arguing along these lines.The point of insurance is to put you back in the same position as if the event had never occurred.
by chris_suffolk
12 Nov 2017, 5:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What premium to support LBS?
Replies: 117
Views: 5829

Re: What premium to support LBS?

LBS is very good, and run by 3rd generation owner - very knowledgeable and helpful. Also is a shop that doubles as a Tardis - many is the time I have asked 'have you got xyx?', expecting a answer to be no - only to be met with 'which colour?'. So whilst a doubling of price will probably have me look...
by chris_suffolk
10 Nov 2017, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Frame written off in crash - what now?
Replies: 22
Views: 1652

Re: Frame written off in crash - what now?

For what it's worth, my experiences. Had a similar incident a about 3 years ago. When I spoke to the 3rd party insurer (via my solicitor (off the house insurance)) they said that whilst they had car repair specialists, no such thing exists for bikes. Thus I was told to get quotes for replacing any d...
by chris_suffolk
7 Nov 2017, 10:21pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.
Replies: 25
Views: 1451

Re: Continuing pain in my knees .... help..please.

What pedals are you using? I've had knee troubles over recent years. I had to change back from SPD-SL to Look Keos, with red cleats, and I have my cleats set up so that my toes point slightly outwards. I can no longer used SPD's as they don't seem to have enough float.. Can second this. Started get...
by chris_suffolk
5 Nov 2017, 8:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 abreast riding
Replies: 55
Views: 3278

Re: 2 abreast riding

I was more thinking twisting lanes, when a long line is too long between bends, but double may also be too wide
by chris_suffolk
5 Nov 2017, 8:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 2 abreast riding
Replies: 55
Views: 3278

Re: 2 abreast riding

I've been out into Derbyshire today in the car and encountered a number of small groups of cyclists riding 2 abreast on busy main roads. I know that strictly speaking they are entitled to do this, but I can see how it winds motorists up, as it's very difficult to get past. I often cycle with my wif...
by chris_suffolk
29 Oct 2017, 6:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pumps for road bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1973

Re: pumps for road bikes

Mini pump on bracket alongside bottle cage on down tube. Will struggle to get to full pressure that track pump will do, but high enough that I can 'limp' home. Also carry phone for major outage - phone a friend (or taxi) as a last resort.
by chris_suffolk
21 Oct 2017, 9:17am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Driver strikes again!
Replies: 41
Views: 3553

Re: Driver strikes again!

Had a similar situation on my commute to work, only I was in a car and he still insisted on barging me off the road day after day. On police advice, i submitted dash cam footage, and they then had a word. He must have changed his route as I no longer see him now. For most, I suspect, the fact that t...
by chris_suffolk
8 Oct 2017, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Battery rear light
Replies: 74
Views: 2754

Re: Battery rear light

Been very happy with my electron POD lights. Multiple settings (flash, high, low, pulse) with a good run time, and good in the wet (unlike the lights they replaced)
by chris_suffolk
22 Sep 2017, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: the best outside bike storage
Replies: 9
Views: 730

Re: the best outside bike storage

Stayed in a B&B over the summer, and they had a very secure metal 'shed' designed to stop all but the most determined thief without an angle grinder. No idea on price, but easy to access, room for several bikes, and totally weather proof
by chris_suffolk
22 Sep 2017, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly
Replies: 44
Views: 2221

Re: Pub wanting to go cycle friendly

Food is probably going to be the big draw. Tourists and CTC types will probably want traditional pub fare, roadies and audax types will probably want sandwiches and cake. Also tea and coffee for all. +1 for sandwiches, especially at the weekend - including Sunday. Too many pubs don't want to be bot...