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by MikeF
18 Aug 2018, 11:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Custom Wheel Builders
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

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: 99
Views: 2984

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: 99
Views: 2984

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

gaz wrote:
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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: 99
Views: 2984

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: 1086

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: 2269

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: 19242

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: 650

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: 2269

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 ...
by MikeF
3 Aug 2018, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 58
Views: 1798

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

Pedestrian crossing only lights ie not at a road junction can be set with various timings within specified limits eg how long the delay is before changing to red and how long before the flashing amber appears etc. They are usually set to favour motor traffic and not pedestrians, so they are often se...
by MikeF
31 Jul 2018, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: In Shoreham-by-Sea / Lancing area next Sunday?
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: In Shoreham-by-Sea / Lancing area next Sunday?

No. We don't all want the same thing. That's how we end up with shared use pavements etc. I need to cycle along roads and I need to walk along roads, but not on the same part, and not with the same provision.
by MikeF
31 Jul 2018, 10:24pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of Urban Mobility
Replies: 8
Views: 620

Re: Future of Urban Mobility

It's a strategy. Councils and governments like producing strategies as they are achievements in their own right. What a lot of government muddled thinking and a foreword by Chris Grayling, someone who admitted he didn't know how to run a railway and yet can instruct how it should be done. Little pro...
by MikeF
29 Jul 2018, 9:43pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?
Replies: 51
Views: 1653

Re: Road Tax for Electric Bikes ?

Cunobelin wrote:
MikeF wrote:
jezer wrote:Ha ha, you had me going there for a moment :lol:
Its also got a few more going!
I think he posts in jest.
Bridal and toe paths - :lol: :lol: :lol:

Toe path - someone footing the tax bill
Good one! :D