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by squeaker
19 Feb 2020, 9:54am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I'm currently reading .......
Replies: 8
Views: 244

Re: I'm currently reading .......

'And what do you do?' by Norman Baker. I've never been much of a fan of the royals - even less so now :roll:
by squeaker
10 Feb 2020, 7:57pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: 'Bent purchase history

ambodach wrote:Wind I can cope with but combined with heavy rain it is not nice.
Me too! Head & torso tilted forwards is much more bearable in such conditions.
by squeaker
9 Feb 2020, 8:42pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: 'Bent purchase history

[XAP]Bob wrote:Still hanker after a velo, but struggle to justify it (I could have done a couple of years ago).
Justify :?: :roll: :lol:
by squeaker
9 Feb 2020, 12:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Developers- New Housing
Replies: 61
Views: 1458

Re: Developers- New Housing

My main gripe round here, is that they're building more and more housing schemes but not building any more infrastructure. No "more" health centres, no "more" shops, no "more" schools, no "more" jobs. ............. and what about all the extra traffic? Our da...
by squeaker
9 Feb 2020, 12:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 'Bent purchase history
Replies: 15
Views: 540

Re: 'Bent purchase history

Challenge Mistral (new, sold after the Grasshopper arrived) HPV Grasshopper (ex demo, now in it's 14th year) ICE 'S' trike (S/H, sold as I needed the space) Raptobike (S/H, sold after a few years as too fast for owner) ICE Sprint 26 (S/H bargain, might be up for sale if SWIMBO doesn't start using 'h...
by squeaker
25 Jan 2020, 11:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Phantom flat
Replies: 55
Views: 1674

Re: Phantom flat

Mick F wrote:Why do Schwalbe have removable valve cores? What are they for?
Easier to get 'slime' and similar products in? Better engineered cores (albeit with the weakness you discovered)?
by squeaker
22 Jan 2020, 10:50am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New housing not considering cycling and walking
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: New housing not considering cycling and walking

Even then, the price of transport freedom is eternal vigilence, with many developments by big developers unaware of local plan policies or who feel they can ignore it and pay their experts and lawyers to argue the toss long enough that the councils won't enforce it, ... Or just claim it makes the w...
by squeaker
16 Jan 2020, 10:12am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gloves for cycling
Replies: 33
Views: 1430

Re: Gloves for cycling

Altura Night Vision. Don't know if these are still sold with lining gloves. If they do, they are more effective worn without the liners. That (the liners work well on their own on milder days) or lobster style when it's really cold. I have a pair of the Berghaus gloves linked to by the OP, but for ...
by squeaker
15 Jan 2020, 11:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should we celebrate leaving the EU
Replies: 250
Views: 4513

Re: Should we celebrate leaving the EU

kwackers wrote:As we sail international waters I reckon "Eternal Father" pretty much sums it up.

Good choice 8)
by squeaker
7 Jan 2020, 9:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: Quadracycles?

recumbentpanda wrote:Quattrovelo. Just sayin. :twisted:
Indeed :D
by squeaker
6 Jan 2020, 6:25pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Concussion and head injury
Replies: 42
Views: 2460

Re: Concussion (?)

661-Pete wrote:Another update, this time I hope resolved. :)

Well done for actively pursuing this - too many let things slide (aided by long NHS waiting times) leading to a worse outcome. Get well soon!
by squeaker
30 Dec 2019, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights
Replies: 42
Views: 1752

Re: Dazzled by new-style vehicle headlights

Aftermarket LED bulbs are now rife, being fitted in housings/reflectors that are unsuitable. Should be an MOT fail, not sure if it is. Indeed; even Halfords sell them although they do say 'not legal for public road use' in the small print... :( My current bugbear is why oh why people at night, when...
by squeaker
30 Dec 2019, 10:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.
Replies: 30
Views: 874

Re: Johnson shows his concern for the environment.

Mike Sales wrote:His bike, which Boardman gave him, has been stolen.
Now he has been given a motorbike.

https://road.cc/content/news/269861-boris-johnson-wanted-bicycle-christmas-he-got-dirt-bike-instead


On the bright side, he might try and ride it... ;)
by squeaker
22 Dec 2019, 6:57pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in velomobiles
Replies: 13
Views: 2370

Re: Helmets in velomobiles

Looking at that image, the thing that stands out for me is that the most likely accident would be if the machine were rolled. Like this (not me, I hasten to add). jesus wept, what were they thinking! More focused on looking good for the camera, I suspect. The actual dynamics were similar to the inf...
by squeaker
22 Dec 2019, 4:03pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets in velomobiles
Replies: 13
Views: 2370

Re: Helmets in velomobiles

pwa wrote:Looking at that image, the thing that stands out for me is that the most likely accident would be if the machine were rolled.
Like this (not me, I hasten to add).