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by fastpedaller
13 Feb 2019, 8:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: It's green so I'm going!

At our local Town, the zebra crossing was replaced by the pelican, and now because of quite light traffic at times (small market town) pedestrians often press the button to find that there is a large gap in the traffic and they cross safely before the lights have changed - the knock on effect is tha...
by fastpedaller
13 Feb 2019, 5:01pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: Rudge Bi-Frame Montague Folding Bike 21.5"
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Rudge Bi-Frame Montague Folding Bike 21.5"

As title, a very nice condition Rudge Whitworth Bi-Frame folding MTB. 21 gears, all good working order, wheels nice and true with very little marking to the rims, indicating little use. Folds nicely to fit in a car boot. I've given it an overhaul, ready to ride for the Summer. I will also supply a (...
by fastpedaller
13 Feb 2019, 4:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?
Replies: 19
Views: 1095

Re: Frame Resprayer recommendation South East London ?

I know of someone who paid 2.5k for chrome and paint on a Hetchins he was selling to USA. I guess the sale price made it worthwhile? But crazy money.
by fastpedaller
11 Feb 2019, 6:35pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen Brompton...Reward offered
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: Stolen Brompton...Reward offered

Oh - sorry to here of your plight. Can I advise you set up immediate notification (to come via email) for bromptons for sale on Ebay, gumtree and anywhere else. Hope you get it back.
by fastpedaller
11 Feb 2019, 1:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Radial Front Wheel build - spokes inside or outside the hub?

Radial with the bend on the outside will indeed end up a little stiffer due to more bracing angle, also the bend of the spoke will be supported by the flange, which it won't be with the bend on the inside. I've always built front radials like this (bend on outside)(I'd not build radial rear), and no...
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2019, 10:38pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3551

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

An anecdote.... Many years ago I working with a nice guy who sold his old Ford Fiesta and bought a BMW. "Oh dear" said I, "you'll turn into one of those awful BMW drivers" 'Oh, I've not noticed they're bad' he said. Next thing a couple of minutes later another colleague turned up...
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 3551

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

It sounds as though the guilty person has a condition that renders him not responsible for his actions. So I don't feel that incarcerating him is an answer. But the real question for me is whether he will ever be fit to drive. Won't he always be a danger to himself and those around him? My Daughter...
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2019, 11:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please
Replies: 31
Views: 2354

Re: Galaxy Steel Frame repair advice please

Obviously the 'worked area' will require re-painting and I can either get a matching tin of aerosol paint from a place in Portsmouth I use, or if the repair looks good enough to keep the bike going for another few years, maybe even a full powder coat? If all else fails, another Dawes Galaxy then? A...
by fastpedaller
8 Feb 2019, 10:25am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: It's green so I'm going!

That's a very good point you raise. Thankfully no damage was done on this occasion. Thinking back, she said "it was green when you stepped off the kerb" I guess that was my opportunity to say "If you saw me step off the kerb, then why did you go?". But again, probably a waste of ...
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: It's green so I'm going!

Are vehicles no longer fitted with parking brakes? Sorry - I don't understand your comment At crossings many drivers do not apply the handbrake, maybe they do not want to strain the cable One often sees them creeping forward over the stop line I understand now. The clutch went up, car went forward ...
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

Re: It's green so I'm going!

brynpoeth wrote:Are vehicles no longer fitted with parking brakes?

Sorry - I don't understand your comment
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: It's green so I'm going!
Replies: 19
Views: 1452

It's green so I'm going!

I had a worrying moment today whilst using a pelican crossing...... Audible signal not working, so I looked at the traffic lights which were on red. Whilst I was crossing the car on the other side started moving (as I was directly in front of it) and then stopped - a bit unnerving. I proceeded to th...
by fastpedaller
6 Feb 2019, 9:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...
Replies: 44
Views: 2084

Re: Englishman, Irishman and a Scotsman...

Oldjohnw wrote:
Yes, but a 'Wales' is still the most recognised international form of measurement of areas of land, as in 'twice/half the size of Wales'.


Not if you are familiar with TV documentaries - they always refer to xnumber of football pitches! :( I'm not a fan or football - you probably guessed.
by fastpedaller
5 Feb 2019, 9:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rear wheel is stronger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Which rear wheel is stronger?

Brucey wrote:which OLN(s)?

cheers

Oops yes I forgot that detail...... 132.5mm
by fastpedaller
5 Feb 2019, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which rear wheel is stronger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Which rear wheel is stronger?

Something I was mulling over ........ With same spokes and rim, and a shimano rear hub, which would be stronger either:-
a) 36 hole dished for 8 speed or
b) 32 hole dished for 7 speed??