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by rfryer
25 Jun 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?
Replies: 42
Views: 677

Re: Sneaky mobile speed camera van - do you warn people?

The biggest effect of police car on a fast road or speed camera is that they slow speeding vehicles down where they are. Where there is a need to go slower. They need visibility to do that. This van effectively is about revenue from fines. Reason? Well they only operate in one area for one day and ...
by rfryer
25 Jun 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling in the Lake District
Replies: 21
Views: 391

Re: Cycling in the Lake District

I'd say definitely yes! The area to the north, "Back 'o Skiddaw" is lovely; not too hilly (relatively speaking), and very quiet in terms of traffic. Further north, the Solway coast makes for some nice flat routes, but probably too far away. To the south you've got Patterdale and Kirkstone ...
by rfryer
23 Jun 2019, 5:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gravel Bikes Advice Required
Replies: 32
Views: 668

Re: Gravel Bikes Advice Required

I've been delighted with my Vitus Energie, see https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=129518&p=1347416&hilit=Vitus#p1347084. Rode 130 miles on it yesterday! Why pay more for bikes that don't seem to be offering anything extra?
by rfryer
23 Jun 2019, 10:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: NO quote for service is that a joke
Replies: 24
Views: 704

Re: NO quote for service is that a joke

I agree with skyhawk. A mechanic should know more than absolutely nothing about how long a job will take. There's no harm in sharing that, even if it's to say, "it sounds from your description it'll cost around X; if you bring it in I'll give you a better idea, though I don't have a policy of w...
by rfryer
19 Jun 2019, 9:16pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Brompton S6L 2017 in Red
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Brompton S6L 2017 in Red

I'm selling my Brompton S6L, in red. It dates from May 2017, so has the trigger shifters that were introduced in that model year. I still have receipt, delivery checklist, manual, etc. It's had very little use, and has always been kept indoors, so is in excellent condition. I have another Brompton f...
by rfryer
14 Jun 2019, 6:53am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: ReTyre Modular tyres and riese and muller charger
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: ReTyre Modular tyres and riese and muller charger

Willcee, why do you "draw the line at tubeless"? I'd have thought that you were the ideal use case: ⋅  Using wide tyres ⋅  Getting snake bite punctures ⋅  Heavy bike making wheel removal a bit of a chore I've only been using tubeless for around 1k miles, but h...
by rfryer
13 Jun 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2277

Re: Cyclecraft

Almost forgot.

There is still no mention of hook turns or 2 stage turns.

But in an exciting new development, the book does now point out that:
Studded snow tyres are available.
by rfryer
13 Jun 2019, 1:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2277

Re: Cyclecraft

I have a copy that claims to be the "Third TSO Edition, published 2014". I'm happy to answer any questions about it, but can't compare it to any earlier versions s it's the only one I've read! Do the following examples of dodgy politics still appear? Without accepting that these are examp...
by rfryer
13 Jun 2019, 7:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2277

Re: Cyclecraft

My background is cycling a lot in my youth, then switching to driving until my late 30s before "getting into" cycling again as a reasonably fit bloke with a lot of confidence on the road. Then reading Cyclecraft maybe 5 years after that. I did cycle proficiency as a child, but I've not don...
by rfryer
13 Jun 2019, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclecraft
Replies: 64
Views: 2277

Re: Cyclecraft

I have a copy that claims to be the "Third TSO Edition, published 2014". I'm happy to answer any questions about it, but can't compare it to any earlier versions s it's the only one I've read!
by rfryer
7 Jun 2019, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3226

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

Another likely advantage of such a policy, is that it may encourage/help the police to be more pro-active and assertive in enforcement. On a recent thread it was mentioned how traffic officers reviewing video evidence submitted by a cyclist would not take enforcement action unless the driving was p...
by rfryer
7 Jun 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub brake spectacular failure
Replies: 9
Views: 614

Re: Hub brake spectacular failure

Looks like the sticky-up bit of metal is the reaction arm. It's meant to be clamped around the chain stay to provide something for the hub to brace against when you apply the brakes. It looks like the bracket has rusted through, and snapped when you applied the brakes. While you kept then brakes on ...
by rfryer
5 Jun 2019, 11:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3226

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

We'll just have to agree to differ on this. Quite frankly if one of my children had suffered such injuries the last thing on my mind would be making money out of it. If I was maimed by a careless driver and couldn't work, needed my house converted to cope with a disability, and the prospect of long...
by rfryer
5 Jun 2019, 2:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Intimidating Motorists?
Replies: 78
Views: 3226

Re: Intimidating Motorists?

What about the case where the cyclist is dead or can't remember what happened, and the driver is the only witness? With presumed liability, the driver would be unable to prove that the cyclist was behaving irresponsibly, and therefore would be liable to provide compensation. At the moment, the cycli...