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by MikeF
20 May 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts

At 1:24 the rider appears to use the footway illegally - then complain about the poor riding surface. The good part of the route in the middle consists of a road from which motors are banned. The bits at either end are absolute minimum standard shared use pavements. Basically slightly wider footway...
by MikeF
20 May 2018, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Simple puncture repair check
Replies: 14
Views: 487

Re: Simple puncture repair check

Are these punctures all in the same tyre? Are they all in the same place on the tube? As TC says you need to be absolutely 100% sure you've found the cause. As has been mentioned before, line the valve up with a mark on the tyre eg logo, then it's possible to locate approximately the position of the...
by MikeF
19 May 2018, 8:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: AC/DC Dynamo Converter Efficiency
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: AC/DC Dynamo Converter Efficiency

I haven't any experience of an e-werk, but 6watts from a hub generator can only be generated when it is presented with the correct load. It would appear an e-werk doesn't present the correct load for that to happen. Maybe if it did 6w output might be possible.
by MikeF
19 May 2018, 8:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Continental-style traffic light junctions
Replies: 23
Views: 421

Re: Continental-style traffic light junctions

These traffic lights here have an all red phase for pedestrians to cross. The dotted lines indicate pedestrians cross each arm, but there isn't any reason why pedestrians cannot cross diagonally as well, but most people seem conditioned to cross one arm at a time. :? At some junctions an all red ph...
by MikeF
17 May 2018, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Odd noise from wheel - help??
Replies: 33
Views: 862

Re: Odd noise from wheel - help??

have you checked out Hamster's suggestion re the rim joint? cheers Joint looks fine, and it's not something loose in the wheel as it's a resonance / vibration rather than something moving around does it spin smoothly on the hub? Can you put your ear close enough to hear where the sound is coming fr...
by MikeF
16 May 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bikes on Trans Pennine Express (or not!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1238

Re: Bikes on Trans Pennine Express (or not!)

It does seem rather strange that it's not a general DfT requirement for rolling stock that usually operates non-reservable services to have gangway connections so the passenger load can be balanced without the stupid sight of people running along the platforms between sections at station stops. No ...
by MikeF
16 May 2018, 6:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Coast rail franchise 'to be scrapped' by transport secretary
Replies: 27
Views: 726

Re: East Coast rail franchise 'to be scrapped' by transport secretary

The whole rail privatisation is a complete sham. It should be a completely integrated system, not with "parts" being provided by separate companies in isolation. Nooo,you've got it all wrong. The market will decide everything,someone once said :? Ooh! :? "The market" doesn't see...
by MikeF
16 May 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How adventurous does my touring bike need to be?
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: How adventurous does my touring bike need to be?

This excellent website with 100s of photos of peoples fully loaded touring bikes has been posted here before, it's well worth a look: http://www.pbase.com/canyonlands/fullyloaded All sorts of different bikes in many ways, the most common factor seems to be Ortlieb panniers, so maybe that's the answ...
by MikeF
16 May 2018, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know cheap courier for bags for London - Brighton?
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Anyone know cheap courier for bags for London - Brighton?

We're a group of 10, taking part in London-Brighton this year and all have booked hotel for the evening. Unfortunately, none of us seem to have anyone who can transport all our small bags with change of clothes etc. Hotel can look after bags from night before, but trying to find a company who won't...
by MikeF
15 May 2018, 10:18pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: East Coast rail franchise 'to be scrapped' by transport secretary
Replies: 27
Views: 726

Re: East Coast rail franchise 'to be scrapped' by transport secretary

The whole rail privatisation is a complete sham. It should be a completely integrated system, not with "parts" being provided by separate companies in isolation.
by MikeF
15 May 2018, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Retro thoughts
Replies: 43
Views: 1547

Re: Retro thoughts

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There's something nice about a diamond frame - it looks like how a bicycle should look.
by MikeF
15 May 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New A21 cycle route appears good in parts
Replies: 8
Views: 337

New A21 cycle route appears good in parts

Highways England has constructed a new cycle route alongside the new dual A21. It was officially opened on 12th May and this video was made shortly before it opened. In spite of HE's own guidance it doesn't seem to be quite as good as it should be. Proposed connections to it from Tonbridge Station, ...
by MikeF
15 May 2018, 7:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Its Ok to park across cycle lanes and footpaths!
Replies: 25
Views: 1947

Re: Its Ok to park across cycle lanes and footpaths!

One problem here is that there are several different bits of legislation involved. Driving or parking a mechanically propelled vehicle(formerly a motor vehicle) on a cycle track is an offence, subject to the usual exceptions. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/21 http://www.legisla...
by MikeF
15 May 2018, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Anyone know cheap courier for bags for London - Brighton?
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: Anyone know cheap courier for bags for London - Brighton?

Failing that, trains back to your London hotel continue well into the night. In the past special trains were run to enable cyclists to return, but since privatisation Southern and Thameslink have become paranoid about letting a bike anywhere near one of their trains on the day of that event. I'm no...
by MikeF
14 May 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bikes on Trans Pennine Express (or not!)
Replies: 17
Views: 1238

Re: Bikes on Trans Pennine Express (or not!)

What's annoying is the lack of consistency for cycle carriage between different companies and different units. All train companies have their own "cycle policy" which varies between companies. My main experience of travelling with a cycle is on Southern Electrostar 377 and Turbostar 171 an...