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by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2018, 6:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful

It's debatable whether the authorities have taken/allowed the car companies down a good route anyway! Let me explain.....Many years ago I worked in R&D for a major car manufacturer - we were working on 'ultra lean burn' technologies ....If the uS gov (and subsequently others) hand't stepped in,...
by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2018, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Steve abraham attempt
Replies: 501
Views: 49122

Re: Steve abraham attempt

I don't know about easier and Tommy Godwin's achievement was outstanding - he must have had an iron will. A (now sadly departed) club member told us that Tommy had stayed overnight during his record ride - He was only able to get down the stairs by going backwards! Fair play to Steve - What he's ac...
by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2018, 1:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful

It's debatable whether the authorities have taken/allowed the car companies down a good route anyway! Let me explain.....Many years ago I worked in R&D for a major car manufacturer - we were working on 'ultra lean burn' technologies - In effect we were well on the way to getting the same perform...
by fastpedaller
23 Feb 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25mm tyres
Replies: 22
Views: 547

Re: 25mm tyres

ISTR vredestein used to sell 17mm clincher tyres.
by fastpedaller
22 Feb 2018, 5:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful

Anyway, the main gripe is that the DOT haven't taken action against VW for their intentional emission dodging - one poster says (quite reasonably) that VW should be fined the difference between highest and the existing VED on every car they have sold for the life of that car (say 13 years). As it i...
by fastpedaller
22 Feb 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful
Replies: 10
Views: 346

Re: High Court Rules UK Air pollution plans unlawful

Interesting, as there are draft proposals (which have only been given 1 month to respond) response ending 2nd March. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/678209/road-vehicles-improving-air-quality-and-safety.pdf These are receiving some attention on kit car forum...
by fastpedaller
21 Feb 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ti Audax frame recommendations...
Replies: 117
Views: 4663

Re: Ti Audax frame recommendations...

I'm not 100% happy with the setup at the front end yet, but I was kind of expecting that, I'm not getting on with the compact drops at all and have a Nitto Noodle waiting to be fitted instead, with a marginally shorter stem to offset the increased reach of the Noodles, but even with it not being pe...
by fastpedaller
12 Feb 2018, 5:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spoke tension underbraking..
Replies: 14
Views: 470

Re: Spoke tension underbraking..

They probably don't give problems (due to spoke tension) because we don't use the brakes much - Well I don't use them any more than I absolutely have to :lol: which I replicate in the car as well - 50 mpg in mixed driving during the summer (petrol) and I have to stamp on them sometimes to make sure ...
by fastpedaller
11 Feb 2018, 7:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: First Time Wheel Build . . Spoke End Position.
Replies: 30
Views: 1071

Re: First Time Wheel Build . . Spoke End Position.

Great! You haven't said if you're using a dishing stick - it's simple to make one out of 3 bits of planed wood!, and useful (and a lot easier than using forks as a guide once the wheel is finished!)
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2018, 4:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carrera subway 1
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Carrera subway 1

Also try to establishes it's not nicked before you buy it!
by fastpedaller
9 Feb 2018, 10:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: South Holland DC destroys £10k worth of vintage bikes on basis that they are 'rubbish' and garages are for 'vehicles'
Replies: 28
Views: 1352

Re: South Holland DC destroys £10k worth of vintage bikes on basis that they are 'rubbish' and garages are for 'vehicles

The continuatin of the DD could have been a simple error, I’m not sure it has any other significance. If the tenants hadn't paid, would the Council have just said 'simple error'? No they'd have been demanding payment the next day. They should be brought to account. Their 'rule' that the garage is o...
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2018, 10:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing
Replies: 129
Views: 4407

Re: The timeless appeal of 7-speed gearing

brynpoeth wrote:This Great Club of Ours used to organise freewheeling competitions,
.. and events riding a circuit in different directions, the aim was to do the circuit in the same time in each direction


Those sound like fun competitions!
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2018, 10:56pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kingpin progress
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Kingpin progress

That looks good. 150mm cranks do seem odd at first. I used to ride a fixed wheel bike for time trials with 150mm cranks - all my 12hr rides were done this way, and I found it worked for me. When I used to get on my regular bike with 170mm cranks it seemed as if I was turning my feet around a huge g...
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2018, 6:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Kingpin progress
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Kingpin progress

That looks good. 150mm cranks do seem odd at first. I used to ride a fixed wheel bike for time trials with 150mm cranks - all my 12hr rides were done this way, and I found it worked for me. When I used to get on my regular bike with 170mm cranks it seemed as if I was turning my feet around a huge gr...
by fastpedaller
7 Feb 2018, 5:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is this a Mercian?
Replies: 20
Views: 1037

Re: Is this a Mercian?

Maybe number 86 of 1928 :lol: With 120 dropout (unless it's a single speed) I'd be surprised it was built in 1988