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by DaveReading
21 Aug 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What3words
Replies: 105
Views: 2691

Re: What3words

Mobile phone positioning can be a bit out as it uses triangulation from whatever cell you might be in with your provider. And, as the name suggests, you need to be within range of more than one mast in order to get any kind of accurate fix. When you're stuck up a mountain, that's not necessarily th...
by DaveReading
17 Aug 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: New verb
Replies: 30
Views: 1041

Re: New verb

Bmblbzzz wrote:Certainly the verb and adjective came before the brand name

So more than 50 years ago ? Really ?
by DaveReading
17 Aug 2019, 10:13am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?
Replies: 41
Views: 1816

Re: Tampering with locks: wet rag on it?

I must admit if I see a stand with a lot of locks attached to it, I will lock my bike that to that stand just to make a point to whoever those locks belong to. Stands are for all our use, they don't belong to any one person. That'll teach them, when they have to lock their bike to the same stand. O...
by DaveReading
16 Aug 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 36
Views: 1268

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

So I'd need to whack the back of the it with my toes then flip my toe up just at the right moment to catch the spinning pedal as it moved on the crank, because I'd already be pedalling forwards, probably with a white van up my rear. No, you can choose when the best moment is to flip the pedal over....
by DaveReading
15 Aug 2019, 8:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?
Replies: 36
Views: 1268

Re: A noob asks... what is the point of toe clips for a commute?

I've been using toeclips for 50+ years and I'm not about to go clipless any time soon. :P Current ones on my main bike are Pinnacle clips with straps. That said, if I'm commuting into town I just tighten down the straps so that the clips don't scrape on the ground when I have my feet on the flat sid...
by DaveReading
15 Aug 2019, 5:46pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Naive battery question
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Naive battery question

james01 wrote:I calculate that when fully charged it contains around 400 watts, and weighs around 5kg.

Forgive my naivety, but what happened to the days when battery capacity was measured in watt-hours ?
by DaveReading
12 Aug 2019, 10:35pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 2043

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

pete75 wrote:It's illegal to leave a vehicle unoccupied on a public road with the engine running and has been for many years. Nothing to do with this regulation.

I think what you mean is that if you leave your car unattended with the engine running, you are contravening both Regulation 98 and Regulation 107.
by DaveReading
12 Aug 2019, 5:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Reward for reporting idling cars.
Replies: 82
Views: 2043

Re: Reward for reporting idling cars.

Define "pointless idling" in a legal sense that will lead to a conviction ..... best of luck ... :) There already is a definition. I think it was worked out in, of all places, Westminster Council. Councils interpret the rule in various ways. As far as I can see, many will only ticket you ...
by DaveReading
7 Aug 2019, 8:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: A new style of derailleur hanger alignment tool by Wolf Tooth
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: A new style of derailleur hanger alignment tool by Wolf Tooth

tony_mm wrote:Definitely a good tool.
But I would be cautious concerning its accuracy.

I'd have though accuracy was a prerequisite for describing something as a good tool ?
by DaveReading
6 Aug 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Regularly changing pedals
Replies: 23
Views: 1488

Re: Regularly changing pedals

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Tap the crank arm after using penetrating oil with a hide mallet or a piece of wood.

For avoidance of doubt, with a suitable interval between the two.
by DaveReading
5 Aug 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earworm
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Earworm

However....moving on an hour..... "it's four o'clock in the morning"! It's a line from a 10cc song, probably off either the Sheet Music or Original Soundtrack albums. Those are both mid 70s albums, exactly the same period when Elton was singing "It's four o'clock in the morning Damn ...
by DaveReading
5 Aug 2019, 9:36am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Earworm
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

Re: Earworm

The most annoying 'earworms', to my mind, are those tunes ringing through your head which you can't place . I've had one, on and off, for months now. Unlike verbal phrases or quotations, which you can always google, there are few online facilities for identifying snippets of music - and those I've ...
by DaveReading
4 Aug 2019, 2:50pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Ride London
Replies: 24
Views: 927

Re: Ride London

Why do this minority feel the need to ram home their (often misguided) opinions on others. Look we get it you choose not to wear one, many choose to wear one. Methinks you doth protest too much. There is only one group that seeks to impose its view of how others should behave, and it's not the non-...
by DaveReading
3 Aug 2019, 8:20am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Why dont they say killed
Replies: 11
Views: 1049

Re: Why dont they say killed

To say "killed" at this stage could imply guilt, which has not yet been ascertained or tested. "Killed" simply means that someone died as a result of some action. There doesn't have to be any implication of guilt involved. I might be killed tomorrow by falling off a cliff, or be...