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by wjhall
3 Oct 2020, 5:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 89
Views: 4162

Re: sustrans cuts routes

I responded to an invitation elsewhere to comment on possible Open Street Map (OSM) handling of this issue. Here seems like a less obscure place for my further remarks on OSM and the general issue, now that I have looked at local changes as an example 1. The underlying situation is probably fairly s...
by wjhall
1 Oct 2020, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: REAR LIGHTS
Replies: 21
Views: 869

Re: REAR LIGHTS

It is not clear what failed, whether the light jumped out of its mount, or the whole mount and lamp fell off the rack. If the latter then most seatpost mounts comprise two parts screwed together. Separate them and the screw can be used to fix the part into which the lamp clips through a hole in eith...
by wjhall
21 Aug 2020, 2:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?
Replies: 22
Views: 1059

Re: Brooks saddle - is there any hope?

.... IMHO three rivets at the saddle nose isn't really enough. cheers But two is only one less than three. If I was considering using it myself, I would probably just clean the top and ride it until it failed, but it is hardly a saleable item. Just give it to some one to do what they will with. I s...
by wjhall
21 Aug 2020, 2:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1506

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

Never mind when coasting. I was out in the country yesterday and thought I heard a tractor coming up behind. I was quite startled when it said 'Hi' and a cyclist on a racing bike shot past. The tyre noise from a road race going past is quite impressive too. Although none of them consistently beat th...
by wjhall
21 Aug 2020, 1:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dynamo on Radleigh Touring bulb type?
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Dynamo on Radleigh Touring bulb type?

I intended to draw attention to the increasing crescendo of reminders to use an external regulator as you go down the Reflectalite page, but can no longer find the page. However, the ebay supplier recommended above, does recommend an external regulator, saying that the integral protection in the LED...
by wjhall
11 Aug 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 200810 Saville Road-Stoke Hill junction markings
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: 200810 Saville Road-Stoke Hill junction markings

I must confess to either never having noticed the camera, or having forgotten about it. I do not think I have seen speed camera markings lying across a stop line before. The general effect is of some sort of extension of that branch into the junction. There may be some sort of rule about not superim...
by wjhall
11 Aug 2020, 10:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 200810 Saville Road-Stoke Hill junction markings
Replies: 10
Views: 254

200810 Saville Road-Stoke Hill junction markings

Yesterday I noticed new markings on one arm of the Saville Road-Stoke Hill traffic light junction in Bristol. Presumably done within about the last week as I pass there fairly frequently. Previously there were a cycle box, cycle line and stop line, certainly present in 2018 on the Google Earth satel...
by wjhall
24 Jul 2020, 1:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES

Now we are going round in circles, you mentioned all the features, but do not consider them to be problems, although they obviously increase the number of places where cyclists must give way. You did not check my count, although it is an obvious thing that anyone assessing, or praising the B St. lan...
by wjhall
24 Jul 2020, 12:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES

Baldwin Street has 5 places where you may be required to stop on the cycleway as against 3 if you use the road, the latter all..... .... All of that's in theory. The cycleway "may be required to stop" but rarely is, whereas you must stop at light controls even if the walkers have long gon...
by wjhall
24 Jul 2020, 9:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist/Pedestrian Collision Bow/E3 ( Pedestrian died )
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Appeal after pedestrian dies following collision with bicycle in Tower Hamlets

Yes, Thomas Hanlon, subsequently acquitted of all charges, although being charged with being assaulted is bad enough.
by wjhall
24 Jul 2020, 9:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES

.... .... I[/quote] Find me a 4 m contraflow cycle lane and that might be true, but you still need kerb separation. It is not just wobbling but people taking a nonchalant attitude to overtaking, and other people's safety, and there are far too many cyclists like that. With someone intruding into yo...
by wjhall
24 Jul 2020, 9:12am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: sustrans cuts routes
Replies: 89
Views: 4162

Re: sustrans cuts routes

Perhaps it would be better for all concerned, most of all Sustrans themselves, if they abandoned the concept of the NCN altogether. T....l. I doubt if I would set off on an NCN route without checking very carefully whether it was rideable, but some of the bits near here are both useful and pleasant...
by wjhall
14 Jul 2020, 12:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist/Pedestrian Collision Bow/E3 ( Pedestrian died )
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Appeal after pedestrian dies following collision with bicycle in Tower Hamlets

Yes agree, saw this yesterday on a PC news link pretty appalling. If the bike is legal and not a high powered illegal e bike then any decent person would have stopped at the scene, however like the Dalston guy who had a reason to flee but was nabbed. In that case he was found Not Guilty and was luc...
by wjhall
11 Jun 2020, 6:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: SIGLE<DUAL FLOW CYCLE LANES

A lane like that pictured would probably make me ride on the road unless it was really awful. The lanes are not wide enough a... .... ... I would think that a contra flow type lanes as above would be awful when it stopped, passed a junction etc. Also they have to have the left hand lane closest to ...
by wjhall
17 May 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)
Replies: 445
Views: 12365

Re: Covid 19 outbreak - arguing about Stats (again)

The Guardian report from two days ago (1) suggests that, among other factors, there could be some development of herd immunity in London, but only claims that serology tests show that 10 % of people might have had it, which is vastly below the 70 % figure for herd immunity that has been kicking arou...