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by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2020, 11:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted
Replies: 19
Views: 813

Re: Winklebury Cycles, Basingstoke, evicted

It is important to recognise that some asbestos material doesn't require removal by licensed contractors (or certainly didn't when I removed some asbestos board when extending my property 10 years ago). Wetting asbestos board (or similar) also considerably reduces any risk of airborne particles. The...
by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2020, 8:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 260
Views: 39168

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

There's a few different technological approaches to detection and prevention, but I haven't seen any decent studies yet. Of course the retrieved records of use are now commonly used after "accidents", and removing the current loopholes will help in that. Jonathan But of course prevention ...
by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

It would never have occurred to me that I ought to be able to drive along unlit country lanes using only dipped headlights. Depends whether you drive at a sensible speed or fast! With (the lights as the manufacturer set them) cars approaching it was like having no lights at all when they were dippe...
by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2020, 6:23pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 260
Views: 39168

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

But of course that line of effectiveness will depend on detection and further action. I'd like to see technological interventions that increase detection way beyond what we see at the moment. Jonathan Absolutely agree - there was a 'mobile telephone sensor' on a road near us, and it always went off...
by fastpedaller
20 Oct 2020, 6:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: SPA Cycles Harrogate
Replies: 33
Views: 1435

Re: SPA Cycles Harrogate

I don't know if Spa accepts paypal payment........ One of the large cycle suppliers (IIRC) was hacked a few years ago, so if I place an order over the 'net I use Paypal because that introduces another barrier to the hackers. PS I have no connection with Paypal, other similar payment methods are prob...
by fastpedaller
19 Oct 2020, 11:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

My wife bought a new car 4 years ago, and (down our country lanes) was impossible to drive unless we used full beam - the dipped lights were aimed at a point on the road about 5metres away! We asked the main dealer to check them and he said they were ok....Hmm. So making sure the car was level i pu...
by fastpedaller
19 Oct 2020, 5:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bottom bracket problem
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Bottom bracket problem

If you 'assemble' it off the bike, does it result in the correct width?
by fastpedaller
18 Oct 2020, 5:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

A few years ago I owned an imported Mustang. As shipped from the USA it had amber front indictors, not visible from the side, and red rear indicates. In order to pass the SVA test it had to have side repeaters fitted into the front wings and amber indicators on the rear. To achieve the latter amber...
by fastpedaller
18 Oct 2020, 5:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

MoT stations are supposed to adjust headlamp beams correctly, ime they (understandably, perhaps) adjust on the low side which can then be dangerous in itself, even more so when drivers try to re-adjust upwards and over-correct. My wife bought a new car 4 years ago, and (down our country lanes) was ...
by fastpedaller
17 Oct 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Re: Press fitting a cartridge bearing onto a BB spindle

I've cooled bearings in the domestic freezer to enable car propshaft universal joints to be assembled easily - works a treat (but you need to be quick :D
by fastpedaller
17 Oct 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Invisible indicators on new cars.
Replies: 94
Views: 2404

Re: Invisible indicators on new cars.

[quote="NATURAL ANKLING" Side repeaters, both my cars got those, but they're a bit old-fashioned, do they still fit them?[/quote] Yes, all cars have to include them - sometimes incorporated into the door mirrors, but they are there. I have a kit car, and to register a kit car (once you've ...
by fastpedaller
17 Oct 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Weld/braze addition on steel fork - how much respray needed?
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Weld/braze addition on steel fork - how much respray needed?

just paint the forks with black after the job's done - forks don't need to match :lol:
by fastpedaller
16 Oct 2020, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bob Jackson's shutting up
Replies: 66
Views: 2519

Re: Bob Jackson's shutting up

gaz wrote:If I eventually get round to getting the Jackson resprayed it'll have to be somewhere else. Either that or it'll be time to reach for the Hammerite.

Don't use hammerite- it's rubbish. Use Humbrol.
by fastpedaller
15 Oct 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The whole glasses thing
Replies: 94
Views: 3119

Re: The whole glasses thing

Even better than "one size fits all" socks.
Think I'll pass on those (as well as the socks), but at least the socks are less dangerous.