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by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:58pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Thorn Nomad mk1 for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Thorn Nomad mk1 for sale

And pictures of course

Leaving the price open is OK, see what people might think its is worth
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 66
Views: 1236

Re: Speed Awareness Course

A lot depends on the individual's memory. You may be describing how yours works other peoples may well work differently. What evidence do you have that most drivers are breaking the law and committing two offences at once? Observation at stop signs, the great majority can not read Following distanc...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 44
Views: 1336

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

if you know that a big lorry has a blind spot then you shouldn't cycle in the blind spots simple really health and safety is EVERYONES responsibility especially in dangerous places like roads. Its a very arrogant view point really Yes it is the driver responsibility to manoeuvre it safely and he is...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 66
Views: 1236

Re: Speed Awareness Course

A lot depends on the individual's memory. You may be describing how yours works other peoples may well work differently. What evidence do you have that most drivers are breaking the law and committing two offences at once? Observation at stop signs, the great majority can not read Following distanc...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:09pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Water-cooled Sturmey Archer drum brakes

Perhaps some ducts/intakes could be used to air cool the brakes (no moving parts, simpler?) Or does water have better cooling properties? Water takes 4200J/degree/kg Air takes 720J/degree/kg Additionally water is significantly more dense, so you get more water around something, and has better therm...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 44
Views: 1336

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

Indeed you can't keep them away from you but you can stay out of blind spots if they pull up a long side you Reverse back maybe I dunno actually XD but get away I would actually get off and stand on the path if there is one or tap on the door and say I AM HERE HELLO !!! just making you aware thank ...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 66
Views: 1236

Re: Speed Awareness Course

It is very hard to be sure what one saw decades ago, one calls up the memory of the memory of the recollection, anyone disagree? Cycled a lot starting 1973, luckily cars were not so fast back then Observing traffic now: the majority break the law, many commit two or more offences at once. Some of t...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 8:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 66
Views: 1236

Re: Speed Awareness Course

Double declutching! Were you driving in the 1950s? :lol: I was doing it in the late 70s in a Triumph Herald with poor synchromesh. Changing up was ok, but changing down was difficult unless you double declutched. Would you care to describe exactly how to DDC? It is one of those things one has heard...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 8:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London
Replies: 44
Views: 1336

Re: Another cyclist killed by lorry in London

@peetee asked when I sat in the cab of a lorry. This was about two years ago and was at a cycle charity event at Silverstone. A few lorries had been brought there by a lorry accident reduction organisation. They were trying to educate cyclists that lorries have blind spots where cyclists can just n...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 8:09pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: What to do if you get injured in a remote location
Replies: 23
Views: 378

Re: What to do if you get injured in a remote location

I would flag down a friendly driver and ask them to follow me through as an escort
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 8:07pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Speed Awareness Course
Replies: 66
Views: 1236

Re: Speed Awareness Course

It is very hard to be sure what one saw decades ago, one calls up the memory of the memory of the recollection, anyone disagree? Cycled a lot starting 1973, luckily cars were not so fast back then Observing traffic now: the majority break the law, many commit two or more offences at once. Some of th...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 7:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!
Replies: 42
Views: 2053

Re: 15 miles a day for 3 months and no one can race me anymore!

I have to say that I don't think that the forum has covered itself in glory on this thread The OP was new to cycling and seeking advice. He may or may not be genuine but safer to assume that they are than risk offence. There has been an undertone of derision which reflects badly on the community. I...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 7:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Introductions - tell us about yourself
Replies: 1064
Views: 255043

Re: Greeting I am new ( dunno where to put this)

What, you love cycling?
So do we!
There is "A Positive Thread" on here that you may care to contribute to :wink:

Welcome on board

BTW, there are a million posts on these fora, if you search you will find answers to most of your questions
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best way to get bike to Germany??
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Best way to get bike to Germany??

Where in Germany? Train connections are quite good, were you thinking of flying? Shop around for other offers/prices Could it be dismantled, packed compactly in a rigid box and sent by courier? Or buy a bike in Germany, cycle shops take plenty in px, they are sold on quietly for good prices, just as...
by brynpoeth
20 Aug 2018, 6:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring without cooking equipment?
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Touring without cooking equipment?

NL vocab
Ontbijt = breakfast