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by Labrat
29 Jan 2019, 11:30am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Car dependency" - a depressing report
Replies: 52
Views: 5049

Re: "Car dependency" - a depressing report

I thought the planning game was pretty well settled now. 1) Apply for planning permission, including lots of proposals for cycle friendly infrastructure, landscaping, children’s play areas, community facilities etc. 2) Get awarded planning permission 3) Apply for a variation removing requirement for...
by Labrat
16 Jan 2019, 1:14am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.
Replies: 12
Views: 1629

Re: New look Cycling UK clothing ... coming soon.

Ooh, we get to design the new one?

Here we are, job jobbed:

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should upset a few :)
by Labrat
24 Dec 2018, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: HEDGE TRIMMING
Replies: 74
Views: 2991

Re: HEDGE TRIMMING

Another downside to hedge cutting in Autumn is the effect on birds. Hedgerows contain lots of berries (including the cyclists' bete noire hawthorn) which are essential food for many species during the winter months. Having said that, I'm not sure what would be the best time of year for hedge cuttin...
by Labrat
8 Dec 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Have Campag discovered perpetual motion?
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: Have Campag discovered perpetual motion?

Perpetual motion is nothing new for Campag - remember how inefficient their (Oh so impeccably beautiful) Delta brakes were :D
by Labrat
6 Dec 2018, 11:35pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

After all, say it wasn't about cycling but some other activity where helmets are worn - does the availability of helmets really make you feel keener to try it? Or do you feel more like they're a last-ditch mitigation measure? Are rugby players not going to be wearing some form of headgear in the fu...
by Labrat
6 Dec 2018, 11:14pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

So if I show up in a pristine Aston Martin DB1 (no air bags, no seat belts, not even head restraints) I'll get stern lectures from bystanders about what an unsafe vehicle I'm driving? I suspect not... The culture is entirely different. Yep, pretty much: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4531...
by Labrat
6 Dec 2018, 11:07pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

I am going to ignore the false equivalence of cycle helmets with more effective measures like car seat belts and air bags. Ok, try child seats - Freakonomics covered the questionable efficacy of child seats some time ago, but do you really think that mandatory child seats in cars has put parents of...
by Labrat
6 Dec 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

After all, say it wasn't about cycling but some other activity where helmets are worn - does the availability of helmets really make you feel keener to try it? Or do you feel more like they're a last-ditch mitigation measure? You mean like how the introduction of seat belts and air bags has put peo...
by Labrat
6 Dec 2018, 5:55pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

People that don't cycle tend to perceive cycling as dangerous, and tend to view the wearing of helmets as confirmation of that view. Thus the wearing of helmets by cyclists makes recruitment/conversion/radicalisation of non-cyclists into cyclists extremely difficult. Eh, surely if the uninitiated a...
by Labrat
4 Dec 2018, 2:49pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Here’s a thought for you all As segregated infrastructure is improved, the proportional benefit of wearing a helmet in a crash is likely to increase, since those serious/fatal accidents that do occur are more likely to involve low speed crashes, road furniture and marginal head injury, where surviva...
by Labrat
4 Dec 2018, 1:29am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Its own interpretation of research on the effects of helmet wearing show it to deter cycling. Point of order, the briefing note clearly discusses the deterrent effect of enforced cycle helmet legislation, no suggestion of a deterrent effect from either wearing, promotion, nudge policies, normalisat...
by Labrat
3 Dec 2018, 3:43pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 510
Views: 16574

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Looking at the last 12 months they've had 3 editions without helmets appearing & 3 with. DSC_1005.JPG DSC_1006.JPG The most notable thing about those six covers, for me, is how unrepresentative they are of cycling. The cyclists might be modern, but the settings could be from a 1930s cycling han...
by Labrat
20 Nov 2018, 1:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 8877

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

Depends on the freehub The older Mavic road and MTB freehub bodies (M0591/M0592) with the hard white nylon Bush on the inboard absolutley benefitted from a strip and lube once or twice a year with a light-ish mineral oil in order to prevent the squeal of death (good old 3in1 was surprisingly good fo...
by Labrat
19 Nov 2018, 4:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Grease is the word; a complicated word...
Replies: 52
Views: 8877

Re: Grease is the word; a complicated word...

I can only speak from experience, and that is that I’ve used Silkolene Pro RG2 grease for all bicycle applications inc. off-road (except as anti-seize) for over 20 years now without any adverse effects or problem, and without ever finding items seized, grease washed away or gone manky. The one thing...
by Labrat
14 Nov 2018, 10:47pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: What full susser for offroad-trail parks ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1630

Re: What full susser for offroad-trail parks ?

Kesty’s video reviews is a good place to start

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCDBWPUVX ... k9w/videos

Reviews of full stache and latest Levo on there too.