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by atlas_shrugged
19 Sep 2019, 10:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: And another off.
Replies: 69
Views: 1872

Re: And another off.

* Not overtaking with a cars width * Overtaking at a junction * Deliberately ramming you off the road * Victim blaming This deserves a lifetime ban from driving. The problem is the GetOutOfMyWay brigade do not see it this way. I had the same experience from a Stagecoach driver in Cranebridge. I was ...
by atlas_shrugged
18 Sep 2019, 8:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Daytime lights
Replies: 34
Views: 1007

Re: Daytime lights

Good thread. IMHO there is a huge problem here caused by blind drivers or drivers who are unable to notice. The issue is made worse by shady/sunny roads and sun shining on dirty windscreens and glasses. Add to this an aging population of drivers and also cyclists wearing dark clothing and riding bik...
by atlas_shrugged
26 Aug 2019, 8:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: GCN tries a recumbent
Replies: 7
Views: 829

Re: GCN tries a recumbent

290,000 views in 2 days!!!!
by atlas_shrugged
23 Aug 2019, 10:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2114

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

A 2 meter diameter polypipe between Downing Street and Westminster might provide the security, and a caddy filled with paper that was blown down the tube afterwards might provide the necessary training incentive. Possibly.
by atlas_shrugged
23 Aug 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2114

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

Nope. Diane Abbot was picked up outside Westminster by a chauffeur driven limousine with darkened windows. She was not a minister and labour were not in power at the time. Remember they are very important and we are nobodies. Last time I crossed London was on a Brompton and it was brilliant. I did 8...
by atlas_shrugged
23 Aug 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars
Replies: 48
Views: 2114

Re: MPs say people will have to get out of their cars

Yes the MP select group did say the public should get out of their cars. Irresponsibly the MPs did not put forward a realistic alternative for the public to use. They mentioned public transport which is one of the most serious polluters of our cities, not to mention the expense, and the unreliable s...
by atlas_shrugged
14 Aug 2019, 8:57am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 3064

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

In a 30 zone travelling at less than 30 I brake to say 10mph for a sleeping policeman and then accelerate increasing my emissions but hopefully preserving brakes and suspension. Delivering spare car parts to garages (e.g. brakes and suspension) also increases emissions. Increasing pain for individua...
by atlas_shrugged
14 Aug 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 3064

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Snitching Britain eh? That being the case of claiming a percentage of the snitch, I would like to claim a percentage of all the sleeping policemen being removed in the UK. These have led to a massive increase in pollution and damage to brakes and suspension. Especially in towns and cities. I am rich...
by atlas_shrugged
11 Aug 2019, 7:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling London to Amsterdam
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Cycling London to Amsterdam

There is only the one route and it is vunderbar. Take the Harwich to Hook of Holland Ferry. From there follow the Lf1 coastal route. This takes you almost all the way to Amsterdam. At some point you head towards Amsterdam. Try and make sure you understand the NL cycle route system for navigation int...
by atlas_shrugged
9 Aug 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe
Replies: 85
Views: 4871

Re: Council limiting modes of transport to a cycling cafe

Dick the butcher. 2 Henry VI, IV, ii

The Bard is always right.
by atlas_shrugged
8 Aug 2019, 8:55am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Can you revive a dead battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Can you revive a dead battery?

If there is one battery segment that has a low voltage (e.g. less than 3.2V) then why does the BMS (Battery Management System) not allow trickle charging into just the segment with the low battery voltage (the BMS has connections to each of the battery segments) until it has reached a voltage above ...
by atlas_shrugged
7 Aug 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: EU fails to properly consider cycling
Replies: 10
Views: 1004

Re: EU fails to properly consider cycling

The link to the ECF (European Cycling Federation) paper was a very honest assessment of the current situation. The ECF have correctly identified that there is a call to move away from ICE transportation in the EU but crucially there has been: 'No Carrot' The ECF report echos the sentiment expressed ...
by atlas_shrugged
6 Aug 2019, 9:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: National cycle route London o Harlow
Replies: 2
Views: 920

Re: National cycle route London o Harlow

I have cycled from Ware to the Queen Elizabeth Park. It may be best to stick to the river tow path. But that route is not ideal for road bikes as some of it is gravel path and you are slowed by walkers, dogs on leads, and having to switch sides. More suitable bikes are hybrids or MTB. On the other h...
by atlas_shrugged
28 Jul 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slotted tool to undo derailleur hanger nut and bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: Slotted tool to undo derailleur hanger nut and bolt

Thanks to that tip it is off now - and was very badly rusted.

Cheers.
by atlas_shrugged
28 Jul 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Slotted tool to undo derailleur hanger nut and bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Slotted tool to undo derailleur hanger nut and bolt

I need to remove a derailleur hanger and there is a hex nut and bolt holding this in place like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/290977018290 The nut has a slot in it to prevent turning and the nearest slotted size is 10mm or possibly 11mm. Can anyone provide a link to the exact tool that is required ...