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by Graham
17 Feb 2020, 3:34pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Posts disappearing
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Re: Posts disappearing

I am now pretty certain that I have to click the SUBMIT button TWICE to get the post onto the topic. Or rather : 1) Compose Post/Reply. Click SUBMIT 2) Check that it has been added to the topic. . . . . . not present. 3) Browser backarrow to get to the posting form ( to recover my text ) 4) Click SU...
by Graham
17 Feb 2020, 9:02am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.
Replies: 37
Views: 864

Re: Future of humans driving motor vehicles.

< . . . .their *right* to drive . . . > Indeed. As well as the all the technical challenges, the need-to-control-a-motor-vehicle has become very deeply ingrained in our culture as a part of personal identity. There are so many varied aspects to this e.g. power & adult identity = society has trus...
by Graham
15 Feb 2020, 8:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ciara
Replies: 61
Views: 1411

Re: Ciara

Wondering how many 1-in-100-year storms we have been getting in the last 10-20 years. . . . . Quite a lot methinks. My house resilience & maintenance projects are getting rather more orientated towards storm protection. . . . I'm somewhat relieved that I didn't put any solar panels on the roof (...
by Graham
15 Feb 2020, 4:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: New supermarket without cycle parking
Replies: 42
Views: 1151

Re: New supermarket without cycle parking

Is it worth a moan to the local council ? and local cycle campaigners ? Did the planning permission show/state anything about cycle parking ? That might end up as a quick win for those who tick boxes ( unless it results in a wheelbreaker . . . which is WORSE than nothing ). Is there REALLY nowhere t...
by Graham
10 Feb 2020, 1:38pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: PM Test - Help Please
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: PM Test - Help Please

A reminder to set your PM system to overwrite OLD messages ( rather than suspending activity ).

See my post in BIG text, a few posts down . . . . .
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=117900
by Graham
4 Feb 2020, 10:06am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cleaning dog pooh off tyres
Replies: 31
Views: 3738

Re: Cleaning dog pooh off tyres

Are your local foxes visiting MacDonalds ??
by Graham
4 Feb 2020, 10:04am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New terror attack
Replies: 41
Views: 954

Re: New terror attack

Practical constraints :-
Mods aren't going to spend their time trawling through stuff to edit out Brexit argument material.

There is no way of defining a line to be crossed. We are just going to have to wing it ( as usual ).

Your cooperation is appreciated.
by Graham
4 Feb 2020, 9:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New terror attack
Replies: 41
Views: 954

Re: New terror attack

Any topic that turns into "Brexit topic by proxy" might well be locked. There is nobody willing to moderate such.

There must be other forums that welcome lively political debate. This one is principally a forum for cycling and related matters.
by Graham
4 Feb 2020, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cleaning dog pooh off tyres
Replies: 31
Views: 3738

Re: Cleaning dog pooh off tyres

What on earth do people feed to cats these days? The stink is vomit-inducing.

I'm wondering whether some sort of cat-B.S.E. will emerge in due course.

PS. I have about £200-worth of cat-discouragement-devices around the garden of my house.
by Graham
1 Feb 2020, 1:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 6 speed upgrade options
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: 6 speed upgrade options

gaz wrote:Alternatively IRD 13-32T 6 speed freewheel, although the current rear mech may not handle a 32T srocket: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-fo ... toIndex=0#

Er, . . . . . . house-hunting or sprocket-hunting.
by Graham
31 Jan 2020, 9:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 142
Views: 4741

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

brynpoeth wrote: morton

I don't think that this sort of emotional label helps anyone, but I do ( think I ) understand why you express it as such.

Anyone who drives a motor vehicle will understand the peculiar & profound psychological change that occurs once they are controlling a motor vehicle.
by Graham
31 Jan 2020, 9:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 142
Views: 4741

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

Non-motorised road users are marginalised, subordinated and endangered by the users of motor vehicles. There is a culture of acceptance of this societal norm. I would judge that the situation continues to deteriorate as much continues to be done to satisfy the privilege and expectations of motorists...
by Graham
31 Jan 2020, 8:51am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 142
Views: 4741

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

I don't much like being obstructed by pedestrian obstacles which appear to give priority and privilege to people driving motor vehicles. I have been known to be very assertive when using zebra crossing / crossing side-roads / using "discretionary" crossings ( i.e no zebra markings ). The a...
by Graham
31 Jan 2020, 8:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?
Replies: 142
Views: 4741

Re: Phantom crossing button pusher - evidence of car centricity?

Oldjohnw wrote:I have frequently seen pedestrians trying to save a couple of minutes by crossing away from the crossing and causing considerable difficulty for others by weaving through lines of slow moving vehicles.

What was the "considerable difficulty" ?
by Graham
31 Jan 2020, 8:15am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Trek Domane 4.3 2013 Frame + Dura Ace Parts
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Trek Domane 4.3 2013 Frame + Dura Ace Parts

Comment noted : Report closed. The seller has posted this ( 1st post ) and has not logged-in since indicating that PMs cannot have been read. Although it is possible to see the replies without logging-in, this is not a normal progression. Perhaps someone with the inclination can check whether this a...