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by MikeF
7 Jul 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9350

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

... I've had four drivers overtake me giving me lots of room but in the face of oncoming traffic causing the oncoming drivers to brake heavily.The latest,today was on a left hand bend where I could see whilst riding in secondary position(about 1m from the kerb) the oncoming traffic easily.Mr Moroni...
by MikeF
7 Jul 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a Toruing Bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Re: What is a Toruing Bike?

Cunobelin wrote:A touring bike is any bike that takes panniers or a trailer.......

I have toured on a Brompton, Airnimal, various recumbent bikes and trikes, my Thorn raven and on one short tour, a delivery bike!
Yes, but that wasn't the question. :wink: :wink:
by MikeF
14 Jun 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 22
Views: 4036

Re: Presumptive liability

Don't confuse liability and blame.
by MikeF
14 Jun 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing
Replies: 13
Views: 891

Re: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing

Jamesh wrote:Wd40 / gt85 to use as a degreaser and then a spray grease / teflon lubricant / motor oil to replace the lubricant.

Not scientific but seems to work!

Cheers James

I'm not sure we should be using teflon lubricant. Is it falloff micro plastics?
by MikeF
14 Jun 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

Radio waves. Nothing unusual in that with such a simple devices as wireless speedo.
by MikeF
24 May 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 1863

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

gaz wrote:Reported the removal of cycle parking at the local Tesco Express some eleven months ago, investigation promised.

When it reaches twelve months I may follow it up.
I expect the investigation will find cycle parking takes up car parking space. :wink:
by MikeF
22 May 2019, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2533

Re: dozey pedestrians

https://i.imgur.com/zDgLP6U.jpg 140 dBs, and a really shrill tone. I’ve found that even the doziest pedestrians take note that I’m around with this. And no doubt you drive in a similar manner. :roll: Ever wondered why some motorists have little regard, eg close passes, for dozy cyclists blocking th...
by MikeF
22 May 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2533

Re: dozey pedestrians

I agree with some of what you say with regards to a bell but 15mph on a single track with two pedestrians ahead is way, way too fast, you should slow to half that given the circumstances, give an audible warning of your intention/coming from behind. If they don't acknowledge prepare for worst case ...
by MikeF
19 May 2019, 11:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: dozey pedestrians
Replies: 82
Views: 2533

Re: dozey pedestrians

A ding of a bell in good time eg 10 seconds warning might have entirely prevented that incident. :wink: I think the pedestrian was right in some respects.
by MikeF
10 May 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Box hill, surrey
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Box hill, surrey

not a road I would want to ride up. I have on my m/c but cycle :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :shock: :lol: any one who does that is a crazy loon in lyrca. good view from the top on a sunny day a nice place to pass a sunny afternoon I used to ride up and down regularly when I was young. Simply ...
by MikeF
10 May 2019, 10:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BINO: Bypasses In Name Only
Replies: 49
Views: 1683

Re: BINO: Bypasses In Name Only

thirdcrank wrote:Purely subjective, but I fancy that in many of the market towns bypassed on the A1 and other main roads, the local traffic is now heavier than the through traffic was when they were by-passed. That's especially so if you include late evenings.
Certainly true round here!
by MikeF
4 May 2019, 8:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Box hill, surrey
Replies: 18
Views: 1078

Re: Box hill, surrey

The NT are anticipating closing the ZigZag road May 5 and 6 between 1000 and 1700 if the top car parks are full. They use the road as a linear car park and people walk up and down with cars filtering out down hill. Not sure if bikes will be allowed going up but even going down will be a total pain....
by MikeF
29 Apr 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2821

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

I feel I need to clarify my reasons for my two previous posts. E-bikes provide a means of transport for people who may never consider cycling as an alternitive to the car,therebye causing less congestion on the roads,they may also lengthen a life long cyclist's cycling career. If any of the naysaye...
by MikeF
29 Apr 2019, 9:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2821

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

There should be NO tax breaks for motorised bikes full stop. Any tax breaks should solely be for conventional all your own effort bicycles with NO motor. I cannot understand how people can even consider riding these things let along buying one. Are they so ignorant about the environment or that laz...
by MikeF
29 Apr 2019, 9:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike not permitted in hostel : bike knicked overnight outside
Replies: 49
Views: 3060

Re: What an unfortunate event.

... he should have gone to another hostel? His bike should not have been stolen regardless of where he left it. Indeed. In the '50's the thought of a bike lock wouldn't have crossed my mind. I would have just left my bike at a convenient spot and not given theft a thought. Similarly at school there...