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by londonbikerider
5 Apr 2019, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

(snip) << Edit : Graham : your descriptions to date were so vague as to cause a mite of annoyance. And this is the internet, where unguarded emotional responses are often encountered. >> Sorry to go back on this, but so far, I see the "emotional response" has gone far ahead from my OP. An...
by londonbikerider
5 Apr 2019, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

https://image.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/compositions/106841357/views/1,width=650,height=650,appearanceId=258,version=1547213188/keep-calm-and-relax-mens-shirt.jpg I had no idea this could have spiralled downwards to this extend. Would be nice if people would read all the messages -yes th...
by londonbikerider
5 Apr 2019, 7:56am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Healthy snack bar
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Re: Healthy snack bar

... Another advantage of the home-made bike-fuel cake is that it comes without it's own weight in litter...... Cugel That's a very good point! And I do agree with the logic of "ain't no time", this does not come as surprise if you consider the booming of those "Deliveroo/Just Eat/etc...
by londonbikerider
3 Apr 2019, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

I don't see the problem. Just go round him, taking the lane. .. The problem is: I was already off the cycle lane and looking around for all the other vechicles, the driver came into sight very quickly from behind the lorry, there was very little time for an evasive manouvre. I did what I could, he ...
by londonbikerider
3 Apr 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Healthy snack bar
Replies: 19
Views: 939

Healthy snack bar

I'm sure that many people here are not happy to eat most of the "bars" that are sold in shops. All those "E numbers" and too many ingredients like palm oil and refined sugars, have always put me off some types of food. So I've been doing my own snack bars for a few weeks now. Tho...
by londonbikerider
3 Apr 2019, 8:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

[quote"Phil Fouracre"]Still sounds a bit strange to me! I’m always concerned when people complain and are then reticent about the actual details. I’m not sure how touching someone’s shoulder constitutes a collision! Call me suspicious, but..... [/quote] Truth is, this guy had a lorry parke...
by londonbikerider
3 Apr 2019, 8:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Direct mount front mechs.
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Direct mount front mechs.

I am a suspicious soul. Without looking at the real thing I cannot work out if the new, so called "direct mount" front mechs as the same as the normal ones that mount to a braze on or are they something different. Common sense suggests the former but since when has that applied to bike pa...
by londonbikerider
3 Apr 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods

I often look at the manufacurer's websites, both Shimano and Campagnolo are fairly easy to navigate and locate the part you need. This is the campagnolo one https://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Support/download?td=3 from which I would assume the "ultrashift" hoods are the same for the mechani...
by londonbikerider
3 Apr 2019, 7:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: The perils of 23 mm tyres …
Replies: 67
Views: 2517

Re: The perils of 23 mm tyres …

I've been riding 23mm tyres on my road bikes and never had that issue.
But then, with my limited mountain-bike skills, I have dented more than one rim while running 2.3" tyres offroad....
by londonbikerider
2 Apr 2019, 8:03am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New axle for old Campy hub
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: New axle for old Campy hub

Am I right thinking that the Campagnolo cones fit only their axles, being 26tpi?
by londonbikerider
2 Apr 2019, 8:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Campagnolo Ergo lever hoods

I often look at the manufacurer's websites, both Shimano and Campagnolo are fairly easy to navigate and locate the part you need. This is the campagnolo one https://www.campagnolo.com/WW/en/Support/download?td=3 from which I would assume the "ultrashift" hoods are the same for the mechanic...
by londonbikerider
1 Apr 2019, 6:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thieves on rampage
Replies: 17
Views: 3252

Re: Thieves on rampage

... Now I know Brommies fold small and can be carried off,they also sell well s/hand but are they that valuable? :? Damn they are in demand. Perhaps the only bicycle that keeps a decent value when used. They are valuable, dead-quick to sell, compact to store (read "to hide"), couldn't get...
by londonbikerider
1 Apr 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

Firstly the traffic signs: * the cycle lane is an advisory cycle lane, as denoted by the broken line. This means that anyone can enter it for a lawful purpose (in this case unloading) * secondly, the yellow line, where the truck is parked. This is marked by this sign https://www.google.com/maps/pla...
by londonbikerider
1 Apr 2019, 2:15pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

You haven't explained what the small collision was. Did you hit him or did he hit you? You're not explaining ourself very well and as a result it's not very clar what the problem is. If a lorry needs to unload at a given address then it needs to park there whilst doing so. Sorry guys, I thought wha...
by londonbikerider
1 Apr 2019, 8:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3207

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

Was it unloading or simply parked there? What was the nature of the collision? I touched the shoulder of the guy unloading stuff, the lorry engine was switched off with no parking lights on, and was certainly parked there by a little while, since I had seen the lorry well ahead. The driver didn't r...