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by Graham
6 Dec 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 40
Views: 2154

Re: Room temperatures

Polisman : I'm thinking of fitting some solar PV panels on the roof of this bungalow - even though my electricity usage is less than 1000 kWh per annum. It would be good to be a NET generator. I'd quite like to DIY it . . . due to my "Attic restriction" ** I guess that there are times duri...
by Graham
6 Dec 2019, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brompton get a bit of free advertising . . . . smuggled bikes !
Replies: 0
Views: 82

Brompton get a bit of free advertising . . . . smuggled bikes !

Garuda airline boss to lose job over smuggled motorbike [ . . . and a couple of Bromptons ]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50682177

That amused me. It may be better in the Fun & Games section . ..
by Graham
3 Dec 2019, 11:01am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Room temperatures
Replies: 40
Views: 2154

Re: Room temperatures

Within the last few years and decades, us first-worlders have racheted up our standards of living & comfort to levels never seen before in human history. It becomes ever more clear how unsustainable these standards have become. Alas, the rachet holds firm as few seem able adapt to more modest li...
by Graham
1 Dec 2019, 7:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

Point noted. I'll remember this next time it happens.

In the meantime, if anyone needs to contact the seller about this, then please PM me and I will pass it on.
by Graham
30 Nov 2019, 1:26pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: my new beast
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: my new beast

How does the transmission get on with all that power to deal with ?
by Graham
29 Nov 2019, 7:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?
Replies: 14
Views: 1022

Re: What happened to the small Roberts that was for sale?

The seller requested that it be removed from public view. I think he got a bit annoyed by some of the replies. The bike itself had a brazed on CR badge on the headtube ( I think, but it was only partially visible in one of the photos provided. ) I don't know why he didn't just provide a photo of that.
by Graham
26 Nov 2019, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5933

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Reflective tape + warning cones + road-marking spray . . . . . .
by Graham
26 Nov 2019, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Cycles - Canvasman saddlebag
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Spa Cycles - Canvasman saddlebag

Thanks for that ( all ) there are many solutions. My focus upon the JUNIOR sagging is merely a rationalisation for getting a new saddlebag. :oops: Some years ago I had a Bagman on test, ( thanks CJ ), and the result was a pert and well-uplifted saddlebag. However, I'll be sticking with the Carradice...
by Graham
26 Nov 2019, 8:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Spa Cycles - Canvasman saddlebag
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Spa Cycles - Canvasman saddlebag

I've used a Carradice Junior saddlebag for many years. despite the SQR uplift it always seems a bit saggy, such that the mid-point at the bottom is only just clearing the mudguard. A couple of sample roof tiles, carried on one occasion, managed to abrade some holes in the canvas . . . Silly me. I've...
by Graham
25 Nov 2019, 10:26am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: [Historic topic] Electricity With No Standing Charge
Replies: 21
Views: 4907

Re: Electricity With No Standing Charge

Using the lecky kettle is a very inefficient method of heating water for domestic hot water. That depends on lots of things, how much, how frequent and what you compare it too. I have an electric shower and can also use it to fill the Bathroom sink. I use the kettle for everything else. It's consid...
by Graham
25 Nov 2019, 10:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters and Solar Panels
Replies: 52
Views: 1754

Re: Smart meters and Solar Panels

I think it would be highly desirable to charge ONLY for the amount of fuel used. The current Standing Charge would be bundled into the price per kWh. It would / should concentrate everyone's attention on efficient energy usage. High users would pay MORE. Low users would pay LESS. Average users would...
by Graham
20 Nov 2019, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 170
Views: 5933

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

The siting of that pole is ridiculous and negligent. It reminds us all of UK car-culture myopia : - Everything for the convenience of the motorist and everything to protect them from doing the dumb things that they tend to do. . . . However, the difficult- to-position roadsign can just sit in the mi...
by Graham
11 Nov 2019, 10:19am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 3016

Re: Bicycle light for night use

^ Checking the compatibility of the Lidl RIGID (front) light mount versus the flexy RUBBER light mount . . . . . This is not looking compatible. I wonder if anyone has both and can comment ? Hi, the width of the [RIGID] mount at the top section is approx 17.5mm and the length of the rail is approx 3...
by Graham
9 Nov 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 3016

Re: Bicycle light for night use

I used my recently-purchased Lidl front for the first time yesterday. + Rather good light pattern + Sufficient light for anything except v.fast downhills - The rubber-band mount is a bit wobbly - seems secure enough, but light-beam jumping about on rough surfaces This is very much lighter than my LE...
by Graham
6 Nov 2019, 4:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Online shop feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 5363

Online : Kraken & Staykraken => Fraudulent ( 100% )

The revival of this topic today 6th Nov 2019 - looks remarkably similar to the content of the original post.

Both authors providing their first post here. Well, what a coincidence !