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by fastpedaller
20 May 2018, 5:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Record attempt scheduled
Replies: 108
Views: 5214

Re: Record attempt scheduled

I was thinking how different record attempts have different impacts on ones existing life e.g. (apart from training) a 100m sprint attempt and your having coffee 20 mins later compared to Steve Abraham's who has to sort out finances, etc. for 365 days, job "disruption" (i.e. give up worki...
by fastpedaller
15 May 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 28
Views: 989

Re: Event helmet cobblers

I've never needed an organised "event"(sportive or charity ride) to go for a bike ride,and on the few occasions I/we've got caught up in one by inadertently being on the same stretch road at the same time,it's been like riding with more than a fair share of idiots who've no idea how to ri...
by fastpedaller
13 May 2018, 8:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: non standard decals/transfers
Replies: 4
Views: 671

Re: non standard decals/transfers

I think it's been stated before that a vinyl stick-on 'decal' does the job superbly. I guess the thinner the better, and I recall someone here saying the stockers can also be clear-coated over and are (in his opinion) as good as a transfer.
by fastpedaller
4 May 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Pothole causes facial injuries

I think I may well contact my MP to ask whether he can put the question "What plan is in place to rectify the situation regarding road maintenance - the following is a quote from EDP (Eastern Daily Press) from 2008:- East Anglia's roads are in a worse state than they were 10 years ago, accordin...
by fastpedaller
4 May 2018, 4:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Pothole causes facial injuries

Some time ago maybe 10 years I made an unsuccessful claim against Somerset county council for damage caused to wheels from an unseen pothole. The pothole was on a wet road and was all but invisible as it was filled with water up to road level. The local citizens advice took the case on for me but h...
by fastpedaller
4 May 2018, 3:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Pothole causes facial injuries

mjr wrote:
Norfolk claims to, but you might be horrified by the low frequency of it.



I suspect on some of the roads it's once every 5 years - but if you try to claim off them they say they've checked it yesterday!
I don't think they know the concept of truth. :(
by fastpedaller
4 May 2018, 2:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Pothole causes facial injuries

...Surely that didn't appear in 3 days?.. After the snow earlier this year, many potholes of that size appeared around here in just a few days. If you're aware of that, then the Councils should be - and inspect the roads (I don't believe they inspect them in Norfolk). The other thing is that a lot ...
by fastpedaller
4 May 2018, 11:51am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Velo Orange Campeur
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Velo Orange Campeur

Apart from the 1Inch threaded headset, is looks (to me) a very similar spec to a Spa tourer. The decider may be the headset size or (more likely) where the potential customer lives (or indeed the price comparison)
by fastpedaller
4 May 2018, 8:52am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Re: Pothole causes facial injuries

What's the betting that MK Council (having 'satisfied' the readership of the newspapers by saying they'll explain the claims procedure) will then try to dodge a claim?
by fastpedaller
3 May 2018, 9:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole causes facial injuries
Replies: 29
Views: 1364

Pothole incident

This incident has been in most of the daily newspapers today. Not for the squeemish. I hope the gent makes a full recovery. http://metro.co.uk/2018/05/02/cyclist-hit-9-inch-deep-pothole-and-smashed-face-so-bad-friends-had-to-pick-up-his-teeth-7515526/ Which brings me on to...... How best to eradicat...
by fastpedaller
2 May 2018, 8:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?
Replies: 96
Views: 9353

Re: Shimano PD-M324 how to tighten the lock nut?

I haven't read the complete thread, but if a hollow-walled socket is needed couldn't a simple box spanner do the job, as the torque required isn't huge?
Only a couple of quid (or maybe set of 3 for £6 from screwfix or similar.
by fastpedaller
30 Apr 2018, 10:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 8 convictions of driving whilst disqualified...
Replies: 29
Views: 1368

Re: 8 convictions of driving whilst disqualified...

I've concluded for a number of years that banning a driver is intended to be a deterrent - Can the law not be passed such that if the driver breaks those conditions (ie drives during the ban period) that they are imprisoned for the same amount of time of the ban? It would surely be a good deterrent ...
by fastpedaller
28 Apr 2018, 10:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Near miss with a pedestrian
Replies: 33
Views: 2225

Re: Near miss with a pedestrian

fastpedaller wrote:In country lanes there are often signs warning of deer ........


Sorry for being pedantic. :oops:
This one?
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This is the warning sign for wild animals, not just deer.
by fastpedaller
27 Apr 2018, 1:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sealed cartridge bottom brackets for Campagnolo Super and Nouvo Record Cranks
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Sealed cartridge bottom brackets for Campagnolo Super and Nouvo Record Cranks

The Omas 'big sliding' bottom brackets fitted Campag and were very nice - probably not available now though!
by fastpedaller
26 Apr 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Two-bolt seatpost designs
Replies: 24
Views: 1047

Re: Two-bolt seatpost designs

I've one of these on-one twelfy sports - seems a good design.

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