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by MikeF
5 Oct 2018, 1:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack
Replies: 28
Views: 1064

Re: Maximum recommend speed with bike on roof rack

Drag is proportional to the square of the speed, ie it is almost twice as great at 70 mph than 50 mph.
by MikeF
4 Oct 2018, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed wheel bike no brake?
Replies: 49
Views: 2012

Re: Fixed wheel bike no brake?

I wouldn't want the only brake to be on the back wheel (ie coaster brake) - due to weight transfer (if braking is achieved) braking is most effective on the front wheel, and a rear wheel can easily lock up and therefore not offer much braking. Indeed. Back brake can provide only a limited amount of...
by MikeF
4 Oct 2018, 7:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Boris or Sadiq?
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Boris or Sadiq?

Khan speaks of kilometres instead of miles - the numbers are bigger!! :roll: As far as I know Khan doesn't cycle and didn't let his daughters cycle as it was too dangerous. Khan can't have done much as there don't seem to be complaints from non cyclists. :wink: Where are these new cycle routes? Anyo...
by MikeF
4 Oct 2018, 6:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Icy roads and cycleways
Replies: 15
Views: 618

Re: Icy roads and cycleways

In Norway, they spread gravel . That has it's own problems, but it has the advantage of working, even when it's too cold for salt to work, and they can collect it, wash it, and reuse it. That said, clearing paths and using calcium chloride or another de-icer that is more effective than salt has oth...
by MikeF
18 Aug 2018, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 36
Views: 1431

Re: Custom Wheel Builders

LollyKat wrote:
I know it's not a big deal for a lot of you but I'm rather proud of myself! :D

I think anyone who builds a wheel for the first time for their own bike feels like that, including most "of us lot"!
by MikeF
14 Aug 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 112
Views: 4352

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

brynpoeth wrote:I imagine some cyclists manage to exceed the maximum speed limit, is that worse than holding up the flow of traffic by going too slowly? :wink:
What speed limit??? There isn't one for cycles only motor vehicles. :wink:
by MikeF
14 Aug 2018, 5:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 112
Views: 4352

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

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Indeed. Cyclists jumping red lights are usually just an irritation rather than a danger. :wink:
by MikeF
13 Aug 2018, 11:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 112
Views: 4352

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Does anybody know why cyclists are oblivious to red traffic lights. They just saunter through with a total disregard for public safety. As a motorist i thought the highway code was for all road users. I didn't realise cyclists were exemp. All road users?? Many motorists are exempt from stopping at ...
by MikeF
13 Aug 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do I need a new cassette and/or chain ?
Replies: 38
Views: 1413

Re: Do I need a new cassette?

I'm still using an 8sp Shimano HG51 cassette after 11000 miles. Changed chains about 4 times I think, but I very rarely clean the chains. :shock:
by MikeF
8 Aug 2018, 12:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Suitable speed limit for minor country roads
Replies: 71
Views: 2439

Re: Suitable speed limit for minor country roads

Bonefishblues wrote:Given that road is effectively a loop, perhaps a sensible thing to do would be to impose a one way system?
St Pier's Lane isn't effectively a loop if that's the one you're referring to. The sensible thing would be to impose 20mph along its whole length as any speed greater than that is unsafe IMV.
by MikeF
7 Aug 2018, 11:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Vehicle as a murder weapon
Replies: 55
Views: 19310

Re: Vehicle as a murder weapon

A drunken thug told police his driving "wasn't the best" after purposely ramming his Range Rover into a man in a town centre car park. ... Dunne later pleaded guilty to the charges of grievous bodily harm and drink driving and was sentenced to six years in prison at Canterbury Crown Court...
by MikeF
7 Aug 2018, 11:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Toucan with amber Countdown in Doncaster
Replies: 21
Views: 696

Re: Toucan with amber Countdown in Doncaster

Is the count down a signal that motorists can mow anyone down regardless when it reaches zero? :evil: If not what's it's purpose?
by MikeF
6 Aug 2018, 9:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Suitable speed limit for minor country roads
Replies: 71
Views: 2439

Re: Suitable speed limit for minor country roads

Many lanes like that have no specific speed limit so the national 60mph applies. No more than half that is the sensible speed. You're right, but most of those don't have a 60mph sign. However putting a 40mph sign on that road is effectively setting a target. A 20mph limit is imposed for the school ...