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by Cugel
21 Jul 2018, 6:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

I agree with their leader. The conservatives are truly the nasty party. (A non voter for over 25 years and proud of it). Can I just go off topic about this please? I can see why you don't vote. I sort of agree with you. We don't buy newspapers and we don't have a telly. "Don't vote for them, i...
by Cugel
21 Jul 2018, 11:28am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just Four Events On My Bike Today.
Replies: 1
Views: 242

Re: Just Four Events On My Bike Today.

Hi, Started OK then went down hill all the way round. 1ST - Screaming runners. My first meeting with this person started a year or so a go, a runner who was running on the tarmac down a lane with their back to me, rang my bell lots and then passed slowly.......they jumped to the side when they real...
by Cugel
21 Jul 2018, 11:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Sorry it was a hedgehog actually, he stationed his wife at one end of the furrow, he waited at the other end The hare could not tell them apart and thought the hedgehog beat him every time It cannot be pleasant to be beaten with a hedgehog, not even for the hedgehog, unless it be a deader as found ...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Cyclists go too fast and hold up motons Both are true Plus One I'm slightly ashamed to admit that, when younger, I often raced past pottering motorists going down Lakeland and Dales descents. If I couldn't get past, I might gesticulate when behind them in the hope that they would see me in their mi...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 94
Views: 2800

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

why? Telling people they are a must have, telling porkies about the advantages (a bit like the porkies over remaining n the EU) promoting the heck out of them with those well known web sites/income based on how well we can promote products organisations promoting them, getting professional teams/ri...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 12:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Cyclists go too fast and hold up motons Both are true Plus One I'm slightly ashamed to admit that, when younger, I often raced past pottering motorists going down Lakeland and Dales descents. If I couldn't get past, I might gesticulate when behind them in the hope that they would see me in their mi...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 12:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 94
Views: 2800

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

......... And does anyone replace brake-worn rims via a rebuild? New wheels are a more likely (and perhaps cost-effective) fix, since a worn rim likely indicates worn hubs and perhaps even degraded spokes; not to mention the labour costs or time of a wheel unbuild-rebuild. Cugel Sadly it's getting ...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 9:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

I'd like to just put this idea out there for comment. As a well known cyclist I get a lot of these complaints aimed at me and have to agree that some 'cyclists' do act very inconsiderately deliberately blocking motorists on country lanes or angering city commuters with dangerous or inconsiderate ma...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 9:17am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...
Replies: 21
Views: 850

Re: Article in Telegraph about proposal to ban cyclists because they hog the road- shock horror...

Just ignore the fools. There's no such thing as bad publicity; responding to these Tory car-enclasped dinosaurs merely increases the amplitude and reach of their stupid grunts & roars. Anyway, when I'm dictator they'll all be rounded up and confined to a large private club somewhere in Mayfair. ...
by Cugel
20 Jul 2018, 9:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 94
Views: 2800

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

I take your comments in part. I do all my own work on my machinery, and Shimano are too pessimistic in their insistance of what will not work, or must be renewed. No steel rotors on any of my three current well used and abused (by conditions) and 'getting on a bit' MTB's (old Stumpy with 3x9 gearin...
by Cugel
19 Jul 2018, 6:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe One Problem?
Replies: 18
Views: 483

Re: Schwalbe One Problem?

I have used the previous version of the Schwalbe One for years and the chafer always starts unravelling as in the second photo. This starts happening earlier if you run your tyres at lower pressure. Not a problem as long as enough chafer remains to prevent the casing from directly touching the rim ...
by Cugel
17 Jul 2018, 11:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 94
Views: 2800

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

...... Personally for any given on-road application I think there are other brakes that make as much (or more) sense. But since when did sense have much bearing on the buying habits of the headless chicken that is the average consumer? cheers Being conservative in nature, I used to agree with this ...
by Cugel
17 Jul 2018, 10:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6280
Views: 176242

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Of course, modern politicians have moved well away from this statesman-like model. Consider a Trump or a BoJo, who seem happy to sacrifice the interests of the whole nation and everyone in it as they quest for personal power and riches.... This is a highly selective and rose-tinted view. Many polit...
by Cugel
17 Jul 2018, 10:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6280
Views: 176242

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Next step? Dunno the absolute figures here, but there were twice as many constituencies who voted for Leave, than there are Leave MPs. This means that there are 50% of MPs representing Leave constituencies who aren't representing their electorates' views. Therefore, May should resign and the govern...
by Cugel
16 Jul 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 6280
Views: 176242

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

For as long as I can remember people have been moaning about the way a vote has gone when it is not the one they wanted. That's what happens in a democracy. Your Mr. Farage is on record as saying that if it had been 52 48 the other way it would have been unfinished business. He's not mine, but his ...