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by grufty
22 Jan 2021, 9:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: bike mirrors?
Replies: 86
Views: 17067

Re: Rear View Mirror

Cateye BM-45 gets my thumbs up..
by grufty
16 Jan 2021, 3:18pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.
Replies: 15
Views: 877

Re: Bizarre Covid Lockdown campaigning by Cycling UK.

Many people who find it difficult to run or walk use a bike effectively as an aid for their mobility. Someone who can barely walk 100m may be able to cover tens of miles by bike, and indeed may need to in order to maintain freedom of movement in joints as well as a modicum of fitness. I would mainta...
by grufty
14 Jan 2021, 3:28pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Osteoarthritis
Replies: 21
Views: 783

Re: Osteoarthritis

Yes,two sufferers here! Best advice is to keep moving, especially cycling. Mrs Grufty was particularly bad several years ago but kept cycling and walking(with poles). She got really bad about 3-4 years ago, but kept cycling and kick scooting until her TKR in 2018. She cycled until the day before her...
by grufty
13 Jan 2021, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Short-termism - Ooops
Replies: 22
Views: 773

Re: Short-termism - Ooops

Sadly, I agree with all the previous comments. Trying to put forward the long term view is like banging your head against a brick wall, and the reaction to these views is either incomprehension or outright hostility. I learnt this over four decades ago, so we personally have just quietly gone our ow...
by grufty
10 Jan 2021, 1:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.
Replies: 31
Views: 775

Re: Spokes for rear wheel folding bike.

Mick F, SJS do radial spoking on a rear wheel NDS for Brompton, so presumably it should work for Moultons?
by grufty
7 Jan 2021, 10:36am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law
Replies: 134
Views: 5136

Re: COVID Lockdown - Guidance versus the Law

Just a thought, and I apologise if someone else has made this point. Another angle might be to ascertain how far a person could drive in order to run, walk or cycle? Driving distance + exercise = maximum?
by grufty
3 Jan 2021, 4:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8669

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

In this brave new world, self entitlement is a right, and rules are merely guidelines to be interpreted on a whim. Words fail me!
by grufty
3 Jan 2021, 2:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8669

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

I beg his pardon pwa, perhaps he was testing his eyesight!
I understand what you're saying, but I'm sure we can all find a reason to invoke the Cummings clause!
by grufty
3 Jan 2021, 2:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 200
Views: 8669

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

Met a bloke today, bragging about all the things he'd done this week in the Lake District, told me he's from Brum. When I asked him if that wasn't a bit naughty, he said "I just tell people I'm self isolating in my camper van".

People are dying and NHS staff are under incredible pressure.
by grufty
27 Dec 2020, 4:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2379

Re: Levelling up?

People have mentioned about certain drivers ignoring speed limits. I know it's not a new idea but mandatory fitting (and retrofitting) of speeding "swear boxes" on vehicles might make people think twice before hitting the exhilarator?
by grufty
27 Dec 2020, 3:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2379

Re: Levelling up?

I understand your view reohn2, and I don't think I've ever met a cyclist who hasn't faced some verbal or physical abuse. Having said that I do believe that it is possible for the system to evolve into something more humane. The uptake of electric bikes by ' non-cyclists ' and the increasing use of e...
by grufty
27 Dec 2020, 3:19pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anybody recommend a bell - ding ding
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: Can anybody recommend a bell - ding ding

Thanks Brucey, that's the sort of thing I'm after, my FWE bell is getting a bit rusty and I'm looking for a replacement.
by grufty
27 Dec 2020, 3:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2379

Re: Levelling up?

My point is that many smaller towns in this country don't have a lot of space available  for dedicated cycle routes, so we end up with a fudged (often shared) facility running alongside a road, with many pinch points and dangerous interfaces. I'm suggesting that normalizing roads being used for acti...
by grufty
27 Dec 2020, 1:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can anybody recommend a bell - ding ding
Replies: 20
Views: 956

Re: Can anybody recommend a bell - ding ding

I'm looking for a reasonably priced, compact dring dring bell rather than a pinger, any recommendations?
by grufty
27 Dec 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Levelling up?
Replies: 46
Views: 2379

Re: Levelling up?

The point I was trying to make is that perhaps we need to move away from implied "ownership" of public space and the need to share. This obviously will require tolerance and cooperation, but the benefits for all, particularly those with little say (children, the frail and elderly) are sure...