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by squeaker
15 Jan 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Advice for 26" Day Touring/Semi-slick Tyre ?
Replies: 20
Views: 606

Re: Advice for 26" Day Touring/Semi-slick Tyre ?

If you have the clearance for 40mm tyres then these (no longer in production) would be my choice.
by squeaker
7 Jan 2019, 5:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another car head lamp thread
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Another car head lamp thread

The problem is the standards are based around optical input not light output, so like with modern household light bulbs they could use less electricity for the same light out put, or as they seem to do just make the headlights stupidly bight. The law/ vehicle regs need updating. And include some so...
by squeaker
7 Jan 2019, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why aren't we approaching local travel in the same way?
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Why aren't we approaching local travel in the same way?

The only answer to the OP question I can come up with is: Because our MPs and local leaders are mad. We need to screen our UK leaders for insanity before we let them take office. Chimes with something Dominic Cummins says in this explanation of the successful 'Vote Leave' campaign regarding not let...
by squeaker
6 Jan 2019, 11:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Another car head lamp thread
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Another car head lamp thread

PT1029 wrote:This winter I have found poorly aligned head lights very rare. Anyone else noticed this?
Nope! Bad as ever IME; likewise the number running 'one-eyed'.
by squeaker
6 Jan 2019, 11:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why aren't we approaching local travel in the same way?
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Why aren't we approaching local travel in the same way?

Crawley in West Sussex would be an ideal town to incorporate the ideas from Denmark and Holland, but sadly those in charge have absolutely no idea. Crawley Loves Bikes Being mostly flat, with lots of cycle paths and increasing facilities for bikes, cycling is the way forward for Crawley. . The peop...
by squeaker
3 Jan 2019, 11:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why aren't we approaching local travel in the same way?
Replies: 20
Views: 939

Re: Why aren't we approaching local travel in the same way?

reohn2 wrote:https://youtu.be/ayPDlDi9Ug4

Why? Er, Daily Mail? :roll: Or was that a trick question? :lol:

(NB other sources of anti-cycling rhetoric are available :twisted: )
by squeaker
1 Jan 2019, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Utility Suppliers
Replies: 14
Views: 509

Re: Utility Suppliers

Does anyone have recent eperience of green energy suppliers? I am interested in changing. Currently with Ecotricity after a brief flirtation with Solarplicity following a bust-up with long term supplier GoodEnergy over the latter's constant overestimation of our direct debit payments. Switching was...
by squeaker
1 Jan 2019, 11:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes
Replies: 51
Views: 1751

Re: Sturmey Archer Hub Brakes

RickH wrote:
Brucey wrote:for some reason I can't see your pictures; is this a computer problem at my end or are others in the same boat?

cheers

I can't see them either (& couldn't last night) - it just says "Image" (twice).
+1 :(
by squeaker
31 Dec 2018, 11:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 94
Views: 2928

Re: auto high beam lights

Am I the only one who finds it extremely annoying when 'polite' motorists flash full beam at you as a thank you or whatever? I have always indicated the same intent by momentarily switching off my headlights to avoid dazzling anyone. And while we are on the subject, a punch on the nose for anyone w...
by squeaker
28 Dec 2018, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them
Replies: 97
Views: 2844

Re: Worst dog incidents, and tips for dealing with them

Wife bitten by traveler's unleashed dog (illegally camped on Downslink, claimed 'broken loose' :roll: ). She got off her bike in the face of the aggressive dog which gave an easy target (also a static one in its territory), I got my head down and pedaled hard to get past it - remains my preferred op...
by squeaker
26 Dec 2018, 10:57am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

NUKe wrote:The HPV body link seat is good for backs as it’s adjustable...
+1, but IME it does take time to get it dialed in - worth it, though 8)
by squeaker
24 Dec 2018, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: EVs (electric cars)
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: EVs (electric cars)

Curiously enough, I re-skimmed (!) this report before looking at the forum this morning. This page also explains more . In my limited experience with a friend's second gen Leaf and a test drive of a Zoe, the driveability and NVH benefits (along with reduced maintenance) are the icing on the CO2 / mi...
by squeaker
23 Dec 2018, 8:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 10731
Views: 266457

Re: Countdown Timer: Friday 29th March 2019 23h00 GMT

Canuk wrote:What have they done!! :(
"Taken back control" (allegedly) :roll:
by squeaker
23 Dec 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

Can you lie while propped up in bed watching a TV for a few hours without it making your back worse. Not sure that's a helpful analogy :shock: IME the best 'bent seats will fully support your lower and mid back, including providing appropriate lumbar support, not something you'd replicate in bed wi...
by squeaker
20 Dec 2018, 10:37am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Recumbent riding with prolapsed disc.

IME, yes! But suspect it depends upon your choice of upwrong and choice of recumbent: not all recumbent seats are comfortable (again, IME). There can be the added bonus of a gentle lumbar massage if you get it right - try some!