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by squeaker
21 Oct 2018, 6:49pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Decibels
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Decibels

Our council wheelie bin is marked "89 dB" which I assume is part of some official noise rating system. I can see that the information is limited and a test in lab conditions doesn't allow for the way the collection team throw it around, shout to each other or the noise of their lorry at 0...
by squeaker
21 Oct 2018, 9:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 62
Views: 957

Re: Electric cars

661-Pete wrote:Where do we stand with hydrogen fuel cells?
"About 10 years away." (Has been for the last 30 years or so :lol: )
by squeaker
21 Oct 2018, 9:24am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Decibels
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Decibels

AFAIK (or can remember :roll: ) The relevant bit: most people will notice 3dB change in level, 1dB is pushing it (as already implied above). Background: the Bel is a logarithmic ratio, originally used by the Bell Telephone Co. to measure losses in transmission lines. Technically, you should also sta...
by squeaker
19 Oct 2018, 10:22am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbant trikes near Ipswich and Colchester
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Recumbent trikes near Ipswich and Colchester

‘Bents Are awesome fun to ride... +1, and comfortable over longer distances. Velomobiles are another level of speed (esp. downhill) and noise (except wind noise) then add lots of weather protection (with the potential to get 'rather warm' in summer). Weight affects uphill speed, except for 'rolling...
by squeaker
18 Oct 2018, 6:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Recumbant trikes near Ipswich and Colchester
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: Recumbant trikes near Ipswich and Colchester

scoot wrote:They were the ones I saw

Excellent

In which case you might like to reconsider your signature, as the blue and white velomobile has 4 wheels :wink: :lol:
by squeaker
17 Oct 2018, 10:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Downlink at Copsale
Replies: 2
Views: 208

Re: DownsLink at Copsale

Drake wrote:Does anybody know if the Downlink at Copsale is now open. It's been closed for resurfacing work to be carried out.


Dunno, but you could always try asking WSCC on the link here (scroll down to Route Closures)?
by squeaker
15 Oct 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego rack fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Nazca Fuego rack fitting

squeaker wrote:
[XAP]Bob wrote:Got any photos of the bike/fitting and/or scans of the destructions?
Kit of parts shown here, if that helps?

hercule: you could always ask David Gardiner at Laidback.

The attached might help too?
by squeaker
15 Oct 2018, 9:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Nazca Fuego rack fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Nazca Fuego rack fitting

[XAP]Bob wrote:Got any photos of the bike/fitting and/or scans of the destructions?
Kit of parts shown here, if that helps?

hercule: you could always ask David Gardiner at Laidback.

Edit: just found a set of fitting instructions in English - see your PM
by squeaker
6 Oct 2018, 10:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: auto high beam lights
Replies: 90
Views: 2238

Re: auto high beam lights

Reversing: Look where you're going. Turn round and look out of the back window. :D I understand that some cars aren't so good at being able to see backwards. If so, don't buy one. From what I observe, many drivers are incapable of Turn round and look out of the back window. :roll: regardless of how...
by squeaker
5 Oct 2018, 10:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Old Toll Bridge Shoreham-by-Sea
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: Old Toll Bridge Shoreham-by-Sea

Is this bridge under threat from the Monks Farm development ?? I am trying to get a clear idea about what will be lost, for cyclists, by the the recent approval of this "IKEA & homes" development. No, that's not directly affected. What's lost to NMU's is a single stage, traffic light ...
by squeaker
4 Oct 2018, 10:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Recommend me a phone.
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: Recommend me a phone.

Always liked the camera on my old Nokia 620 (6.1 x 1.1 x 11.5 cm) not to mention the separate button to operate it :)
by squeaker
3 Oct 2018, 8:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Private physio for bad back- update
Replies: 26
Views: 1278

Re: Private physio for bad back- update

Jjd wrote:Looks like can also read a book or use a tablet whilst in this position?
I do, but being short-sighted
probably helps :wink:
by squeaker
2 Oct 2018, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Infrastructure Survey
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Cycle Infrastructure Survey

mjr wrote:"Mandatory Cycle Lane" and "Separated Path" pictures show a substandard narrow cycle lane but there is no mention of the narrowness in the text. Should I respond about the sort of crap cycle lane pictured, or about standard ones?
+1 Maybe they are trick questions :roll:
by squeaker
1 Oct 2018, 10:03am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Opinions on this motor drive on tyre itself
Replies: 10
Views: 403

Re: Opinions on this motor drive on tyre itself

That depends on whether you run the turbo-trainer in real wet and dirt road conditions. Or, I suppose as long as you only ride your Revo powered bicycle inside the tyre should wear as with a turbo-trainer. Fair point! I should also add that putting out 250W continuous is way beyond the realms of fa...