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by amediasatex
1 Aug 2019, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

I was just pointing out that even though there are bigger problems to tackle, and in some ays, leaving the global environmental imapct out of the equation there are other more localised reasons to want to reduce our reliance on personal car use.
by amediasatex
1 Aug 2019, 8:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

So car use forms a (small ?) part of the least significant of the four items above. On a per-person basis maybe, but in any typical town or city personal car use is the main contributor to congestion and localised pollution. Saving the planet one small step at a time is still a worthwhile goal, but...
by amediasatex
31 Jul 2019, 2:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

To ride an E-bike motorised bicycle is totally at odds with traditional cycling. It's not at odds with getting people to drive less, and reducing the impact of car use. Reducing physical car size Reducing harmful emissions Reducing unnecessary journeys Increasing vehicle occupancy Increasing vehicl...
by amediasatex
31 Jul 2019, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

IF an eBike makes the difference between someone getting in a car and not it's worthwhile in my opinion. They are not zero-impact, but they are vastly reduced compared to a car in both raw material, construction and ongoing impact, congestion, danger to other users, noise pollution, space occupation...
by amediasatex
31 Jul 2019, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

indeed, I don't blame that (solely) on the government, although they have had their part in it, but as reohn says, they're probably the ones who could start fixing it as clearly most people won't make the sensible choice without being pushed. I despair at the people* in my office who drive to work b...
by amediasatex
31 Jul 2019, 10:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

.....One way to look at it is ask yourself this question: "If my license was revoked tomorrow on medical grounds, what would I do?"...... Turning that on it's head how would you go on if you lost both legs tomorrow? It's not the vehicle that's the problem but the unrestricted use of it th...
by amediasatex
31 Jul 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Living without owning an internal combustion engine
Replies: 266
Views: 13360

Re: Living without owning an internal combustion engine

Horizons philosophical points are very valid and I think several posters are missing them. We make many choices in our life, and some of them are made on the assumption that we have a car, as he says the box is already ticked. I'm (and he?) not saying the choices are wrong but it is important to rec...
by amediasatex
30 Jul 2019, 4:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Directional hub dynamos

Ah! .............. So if you fit a disc brake on the left, it has to be behind the fork blade, whereas on the right, it has to be on the front of the fork blade. They only make front ones that way I suppose. Why can't you fit a LH rear calliper on the front of the LH fork? 'cos that's the same, fro...
by amediasatex
30 Jul 2019, 4:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Directional hub dynamos

True, you could do that, but on a small wheeled bike like a Moulton that's probably an even worse idea as to get a sensibly smooth bend in the cable it's going to be getting fairly close to the floor I'd have thought?
by amediasatex
30 Jul 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Directional hub dynamos
Replies: 30
Views: 3328

Re: Directional hub dynamos

Because on that Moulton the axle is on the front part of the linkage so your options are either mount a normal brake caliper on the front of the right leg, or use a custom made mirror-caliper on the front of the left leg, which is obviously not the sensible option. There's no way you could mount a n...
by amediasatex
23 Jul 2019, 11:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Avid BB7 broken disc caliper
Replies: 23
Views: 1996

Re: Avid BB7 broken disc caliper

I did buy a secondhand spare on eBay a while back and I'm pretty sure that's a genuine BB7 but the overall look is quite different, the casting looks more rounded etc, was there an earlier version of the brake than the ones people are posting in this thread? The BB7 has been through at least a coup...
by amediasatex
23 Jul 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 116
Views: 5717

Re: Helmets?

I make no judgement on the mis-remembering, I do it all the time, (which is why it's important to refernce and check these things!) i was just tickled by the magnitude of the difference ;-)
by amediasatex
22 Jul 2019, 4:48pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmets?
Replies: 116
Views: 5717

Re: Helmets?

Cugel wrote:
Brucey wrote:7N ? where does that figure come from?

cheers


My figure was incorrect on two fronts:

1. It should have been 0.7kN.


So only out by a factor of a hundred then? ;-)
by amediasatex
22 Jul 2019, 11:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Audax build photos
Replies: 75
Views: 6607

Re: Spa Audax build photos

Thorn have always been reluctant to give frame weights, https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/frames/495-for-55mm-forks-thorn-audax-mk3-r-frame-fork-set-gunmetal/ "Frame weight is 2.3kg (average)." From above link ^ So yeah, a bit woolly, would be nice to know how big the variation is between the s...
by amediasatex
17 Jul 2019, 10:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177
Replies: 49
Views: 4423

Re: Creaking handlebars – Nitto Noodle Mod. 177

I’m not suggesting this is the cause in your case Samuel but just throwing it out there for anyone else who stumbles upon the thread... but once upon a time I spent an entirely unreasonable amount of time trying to chase down a front end creak which I had assumed was bars/stem related. It eventually...