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by rfryer
19 Oct 2019, 12:17am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: It's very wet! - submerging the electric motor in floodwater
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: It's very wet!

rbrian wrote:
rotavator wrote:Stuff newspapers into your shoes to help them dry out, that is the good old fashioned way

I haven't had an actual newspaper for years. I did try stuffing my iPad in, but it didn't fit, so they're sat on top of the radiator!

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by rfryer
16 Oct 2019, 12:34pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6178

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Mine (Swytch 250W 50mile 700c) arrived via DPD on Tuesday (ordered in May) and immediate impressions were extremely positive. Do you have any longer-term thoughts now you've lived with it for a while? I am still very impressed by this kit and it continues to work faultlessly, albeit on very steep c...
by rfryer
12 Oct 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6178

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

philg wrote:Mine (Swytch 250W 50mile 700c) arrived via DPD on Tuesday (ordered in May) and immediate impressions were extremely positive.

Thanks for the review, interesting as I'm thinking about funding their latest campaign.

Do you have any longer-term thoughts now you've lived with it for a while?
by rfryer
10 Oct 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26650

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

I think that you're correct in terms of cars, and have experienced much the same myself. I also can accept the argument that many cyclists will take more risks with disk brakes, and potentially be less safe as a result. But, I can't accept that this makes the disk brakes "less good", which...
by rfryer
8 Oct 2019, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26650

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

Unless you're a fixie rider with no brakes, in which case it's all the fault of the careless pedestrian ... :roll:
by rfryer
8 Oct 2019, 1:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Found - Twenty Quid
Replies: 62
Views: 1760

Re: Found - Twenty Quid

Found an envelope in Ikea car-park, containing around £200 in cash. Didn't want to hand it in (thought it might get "lost"), so just let Ikea know where the owner could claim it from. Sadly, the owner got in touch and we returned it, but got a nice card and a bottle of bubbly for our troub...
by rfryer
29 Sep 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iOS13 & iPadOS13
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: iOS13 & iPadOS13

That sounds like things have improved. I clearly remember my iPhone 3G and iPad 2 reaching the point where keyboard response was awful, apparently ignoring multiple taps, them all arriving at once.
by rfryer
29 Sep 2019, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iOS13 & iPadOS13
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: iOS13 & iPadOS13

Maybe my perception is a little out of date; since escaping Apple's clutches I've not been following the compatibility story in any detail. Are they making any efforts to maintain (or improve) performance on old devices as the OSs roll on? I was always cynical about how the responsiveness of a devic...
by rfryer
29 Sep 2019, 10:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: iOS13 & iPadOS13
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: iOS13 & iPadOS13

BBC Radio iPlayer app/service has been closed by the BBC (or will be closed within a few days). Nothing to do with Apple. All apps on all platforms tend to only support a limited number of older operating systems - mainly because new Operating system introduce new features and apps need to use thos...
by rfryer
22 Sep 2019, 9:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread
Replies: 538
Views: 26650

Re: The Disc Brake Naughty Corner Thread

reohn2 wrote:There's none so blind as them that cannot not see because they haven't ridden disc brakes for a few tens of thousands of miles.
Some of us have ridden both discs and rim brake and know the difference.

You could also say something similar about cable vs hydraulic discs!

Just sayin' :D
by rfryer
19 Sep 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?
Replies: 30
Views: 1372

Re: Is this issue peculiar to women, or is it me?

I’m riding on 25 Schwalbe Luganos, carrying rear panniers. I cycled 69 miles day one, 66 day two and then 54 today(worst road surface today). I’m using the same saddle and bike set up I did LEJOG, the Rhine cycle and St Malo to Nice, plus several shorter trips in Europe on their lovely cycle tracks...
by rfryer
18 Sep 2019, 1:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: hydro disc brake shifters - some gripes....
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: hydro disc brake shifters - some gripes....

What model of lever/shifter are you using? It sounds very odd that you need to cut away the hood in order to bleed the brakes. It sounds as though you should have sufficient parts now to create a working lever, by adding your current shifting components to one of the old bodies? If that's not an opt...
by rfryer
12 Sep 2019, 8:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind
Replies: 83
Views: 2587

Re: People shouting 'left' 'right' etc on a cylce path whilst approaching from behind

Normally, roadies will shout "on your right" to indicate where they are passing, or perhaps "keep left". I agree that a direction on its own is meaningless. Also, this is completely inappropriate behaviour on a shared path. It generally implies that the cyclist is committed to ba...
by rfryer
7 Sep 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 1969

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

Wanlock Dod wrote:
Mike Sales wrote:Since I don't wear a lid I could not suffer such an accidental conversion.

Indeed there is evidently an element of susceptibility required. Could a god communicate directly to somebody who doesn’t believe in them at all?

How else is a God going to get her belief system started :lol: :lol:
by rfryer
5 Sep 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike security
Replies: 30
Views: 1596

Re: Bike security

According to the OP, the bloke "wanted" to take the bike inside, which is quite understandable and very different from insisting. The establishment can always say "no", which is equally understandable!