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by mmcnay
12 Jan 2020, 8:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Last edited by Graham on 11 Jan 2020, 10:20pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Analogy outrageous Why is the analogy outrageous I wonder? I agree - it was a suitable analogy despite the scale of the harms being much lower for the cyclists. The point about such analogies is to show that exactly the ...
by mmcnay
7 Jan 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

It's a shame when a reasoned view amounts to, even if not deliberately, "I'm OK, s*d everyone else". Increased visibility of some can mean increased danger to others. I think I've shared this before but it is relevant - one dark evening I was driving along a poorly lit narrow road in the ...
by mmcnay
7 Jan 2020, 9:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

But hi-viz does make one more visible, (I'm not going to argue about this point, as far as I am concerned it is a fact.) Another hi-viz advocate whose blind faith trumps evidence that it's more about contrast and shapes and that wearing dazzle camo can be a bad idea in some settings. Why do you wan...
by mmcnay
7 Jan 2020, 7:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

What happens with unlit debris in the road, what about a fallen branch/tree, what about an animal, what about a broken down motor vehicle with no electrics, sounds like you and a few others are going to slam straight into these, what with having no hi-vis or lights on them ... :roll: I'm not going ...
by mmcnay
6 Jan 2020, 9:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Lights are necessary to see with in unlit areas. They're not necessary to be seen. Loads of stuff without lights on can be seen. I see them. Trees, animals, kerbs, walls... Why can't you? I was talking about night time, or times of low visibility. I can of course see things during the day. But, not...
by mmcnay
5 Jan 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Lights are necessary, to see and be seen. If you agree lights are necessary, then why not hi-viz? (Unless you are a fashion victim that is.) Hi-Viz improves the be seen aspect. I live in the country and cycle home in the dark. I see other riders more clearly when they have hi-viz - so I assume I am ...
by mmcnay
4 Jan 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Couldn't find anything online so going to make something up -- just to see if it can be done -- the fibre itself won't weigh anything but may need a side entry prism adapter at the rear lamp. Good thing about it is the cable itself will only fail off. Just mount the rear light where you can see it ...
by mmcnay
30 Dec 2019, 9:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Alasdair Gray is Dead
Replies: 37
Views: 832

Re: Alasdair Gray is Dead

Great writer. I've read quite a lot of his work, fiction and non-fiction.
1982, Janine is a masterpiece.
by mmcnay
26 Dec 2019, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

I live in the country. When I go down the shop I don't wear hi-viz. I wear what I have on when I realise I need somethign from the shop. My Raleigh 20 has a dynamo, so don't worry about lights. No gloves, unless it is really cold. When I'm out for a longer ride on my tourer, unless it is lovely and ...
by mmcnay
20 Dec 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

What sort of opinions do you dislike hearing expressed? Do you think the holders of these sort of opinions read as drunk? Did I say 'dislike'? Don't think I did. Looks like I just walked into a pub filled with . . . I just assumed that you might dislike walking into a pub full of opinionated drunks...
by mmcnay
20 Dec 2019, 4:30pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Asking any questions on this forum about hi-viz, helmets or lighting is like walking into a pub filled with opinionated drunks and asking, 'Anybody fancy a debate on political philosophy, religion or Brexit?' What sort of opinions do you dislike hearing expressed? Do you think the holders of these ...
by mmcnay
20 Dec 2019, 4:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Asking any questions on this forum about hi-viz, helmets or lighting is like walking into a pub filled with opinionated drunks and asking, 'Anybody fancy a debate on political philosophy, religion or Brexit?'
by mmcnay
28 Nov 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO
Replies: 18
Views: 1047

Re: My Touring / Expedition Bike Conversion - Dawes Sardar - VIDEO

An off road descent or rough path ride with the hands that narrow due to the levers position is frankly horrible. It looks like the bolts securing the bar ends are buried under the tape. The bar ends are a weak point. The adjustable stem is a terrible weak point and should be binned. The steerer is...
by mmcnay
3 Sep 2019, 3:11pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 2382

Shouty Helmet wearer

Hello, To introduce myself. I don't wear a helmet when riding, but my wife does. And so does my young son. My choice not to, her choice to. And our choice for our son. Yesterday afternoon, I was cycling with my son, on a cycle path next to a busy road. A young man on a passing road bike, wearing tea...
by mmcnay
7 Jun 2019, 12:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on kids bike (Islabikes or Saracen)
Replies: 25
Views: 931

Re: Advice on kids bike (Islabikes or Saracen)

My boy's cycling really took off when we got him an Islabike Cnoc 16. They really are excellent. If you're careful and get a decent second hand one, you can sell it on and not lose much money. We got his from Gumtree and sold it a year later for slightly more on ebay. He's now on a Beinn 20, also fr...