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by oldstrath
25 Aug 2015, 6:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What light for dynamo hub?
Replies: 30
Views: 2784

Re: What light for dynamo hub?

If the beamshot is accurate BuM may finally have produced a dynamo light worth buying http://www.bumm.de/produkte/dynamo-sche ... -iq-x.html

At a price. Assuming it's properly weatherproofed...
by oldstrath
22 Aug 2015, 11:24am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Amsterdam / infrastructure
Replies: 180
Views: 12225

Re: Amsterdam / infrastructure

Fetishising Dutch or Danish infrastructure would be a substantial improvement on the car fetish that afflicts most of our politicians and local authorities. Fetishing Dutch or Danish infrastructure is what leads to politicians and local authorities building 1.5m wide segregated cycle paths and spin...
by oldstrath
22 Aug 2015, 9:19am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Amsterdam / infrastructure
Replies: 180
Views: 12225

Re: Amsterdam / infrastructure

Fetishising Dutch or Danish infrastructure would be a substantial improvement on the car fetish that afflicts most of our politicians and local authorities.
by oldstrath
13 Aug 2015, 2:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drivers on Phones - What Can we do ?
Replies: 44
Views: 9960

Re: Drivers on Phones - What Can we do ?

Photograph or video them and submit the footage to the Police. Who will then, IME, do precisely nothing. The claim that they take this seriously causes me to fall about laughing, or would if the morons with phones weren't so dangerous. The other thing is, it's not only phones. Make up mirrors, ciga...
by oldstrath
13 Aug 2015, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Front Rechargeable Light, internal battery
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

Re: Front Rechargeable Light, internal battery

http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/axa-green-line-50-lux-front-light/aid:745897?utm_source=criteo&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=criteo2 Good lights, especially at that price, prices at Rose go up and down according to demand so might not stay that price for long. Postage adds an extra £7....
by oldstrath
4 Jul 2015, 2:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 42 points & still driving!
Replies: 27
Views: 8133

Re: 42 points & still driving!

Six of the offences included driving at 32mph in a 20mph zone I have always thought that the 20mph limit was not a part of the ENDORSABLE statutory speed limit law. The starting point being 30mph. So he was probably only 2mph above not getting those points but the normal 10% plus two ACPO discretio...
by oldstrath
1 Jun 2015, 8:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotlan

I've ridden the path from Perth to Inverness. Its stunning. But the high number of deaths on the A9 on the single carriageway sections must stop. Surely the cycle path was incorporated into the design of the dual sections. If not someone's job should be on the line. Stunning, but fairly horrible in...
by oldstrath
31 May 2015, 8:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotlan

landsurfer wrote:Maybe the SNP should pay for it ... After all, they keep telling us Scotland is theirs .... :D

Not much choice about who pays for it. The issue is whether they'll pay for this rather than yet more roads.
by oldstrath
30 May 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 3057

Re: Petition to build new non motorised user path A9 Scotlan

I really don't understand why Sustrans and the CTC aren't campaigning for this. Almost seems they don't care about cyclists.
by oldstrath
25 Apr 2015, 10:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek issues massive quick-release skewer recall
Replies: 76
Views: 6362

Re: QR Recall Affects Entire Bike Industry

What do we think of this? http://grit.cx/video/2015/04/qr-recall-affects-entire-bike-industry Mostly that anyone who can't ensure this doesn't cause a problem on their bike probaly needs help with most activities of daily living. I highly doubt the people who have experienced accidents, some life-t...
by oldstrath
24 Apr 2015, 7:27am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trek issues massive quick-release skewer recall
Replies: 76
Views: 6362

Re: QR Recall Affects Entire Bike Industry

Philip Benstead wrote:What do we think of this?

http://grit.cx/video/2015/04/qr-recall- ... e-industry

Mostly that anyone who can't ensure this doesn't cause a problem on their bike probaly needs help with most activities of daily living.
by oldstrath
9 Mar 2015, 7:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Electric gears
Replies: 61
Views: 4282

Re: Electric gears

Electric lamps offered end user advantages over lanterns. It's less clear that this is true for electronic shifters (but since I ride mostly singlespeed, I may be too much of a Luddite to appreciate the benefits).
by oldstrath
3 Mar 2015, 8:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Guardian and criminal drivers.
Replies: 53
Views: 10131

Re: The Guardian and criminal drivers.

At the moment it is and that is because the chances of getting caught are low enough to be discounted. I contend that by explaining why people are breaking this law you are condoning them doing so. :) How does explaining something condone it? Explain isn't a synonym for excuse. Understanding why pe...
by oldstrath
20 Feb 2015, 10:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front light placement options
Replies: 23
Views: 2443

Re: Front light placement options

One of these on the fork crown bolt. http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/b--m-headlamp-bracket/aid:409690 It is meant for the rather good Ixon IQ but I think some Cateyes fit on the same mounting. http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/b--m-ixon-iq-led-front-light/aid:243308 and at that price the Ixon I...
by oldstrath
6 Feb 2015, 2:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone used See.Sense lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 4066

Re: See.Sense bike lights

Trouble is if an insurance company sees your lack of legal lighting as contributory negligence. I wouldn't want to give them that loophole as a gift. Fine, so stick some dim, legal, but otherwise pointless k marked toy on as well. Personally I'd sooner the cagers saw me in the first place than have...