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by K.S.G.
18 Dec 2013, 5:09pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Does this rear light make sense?
Replies: 25
Views: 1765

Re: Does this rear light make sense?

It would make much more sense if it were on the back and front of cars. I don't think there would be any advantage of putting one on a bike for anything other than novelty value.
by K.S.G.
14 Dec 2013, 1:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Police Thugs
Replies: 125
Views: 30197

Re: Police Thugs

In the real world, I always think it is best to try and keep the Police "on our side" than to alienate them. An informal complaint, yes, but was it really actual bodily harm? Keep them on our side yes, but not let dangerous behaviour like that go unreported. She was far more likely to hav...
by K.S.G.
14 Dec 2013, 1:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Close overtakes research
Replies: 17
Views: 5503

Re: Close overtakes research

1-2% are passing dangerously close but many, many more pass too close for comfort. Based only on a survey of one (me) I'd say that about a third to half of all drivers in towns and urban areas pas too closely, and or cut in too soon. Cutting in too soon is made worse by pinch points. The only way I ...
by K.S.G.
8 Dec 2013, 11:05am
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Do you get 'experts' telling you what to do?
Replies: 54
Views: 156363

Re: Do you get 'experts' telling you what to do?

My instinct would be to get rid of them as quickly as possible so that I could keep my attention where it belongs. I'd thank them for their help and tell them that I would take a look at said "problem". Which I would actually do just in case they had spotted something relevant and importan...
by K.S.G.
7 Dec 2013, 1:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Maintenance Book
Replies: 9
Views: 5437

Re: Cycle Maintenance Book

Haynes do quite a good general bike maintenance book. Can't remember the exact title but a quick web search will tell you.
by K.S.G.
7 Dec 2013, 1:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thin cable cycle locks...........
Replies: 28
Views: 2991

Re: Thin cable cycle locks...........

I have no faith in cable locks except for short stops where my bike is not out of sight for more than a minute or two, if that. The combination locks that are available now do seem more secure than the older ones which could be confounded by a simple wiggle of the barrel but still a stout hammer wil...