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by iRider
10 Jun 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Petition to raise UK cut-off speed
Replies: 13
Views: 951

Re: Petition to raise UK cut-off speed

Be careful what you wish for. With greater entitlements comes greater regulation, licensing and revenue generation.
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 5160

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

No, that's not how it works. You made a specific claim, so it's up to you to support it with evidence - else admit that you just made it up, like you just did! :lol: :lol: :lol: Again, you ignore the flaw in your argument. I stand by my assertion based upon what I see. Prove me wrong, oh that’s rig...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 6:40pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 5160

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

[My generalisation about commuting and pastime is based upon my personal perception, which you claim is based upon the societal perspective, driven by your experts? So if you wish to challenge it, it is for you to fund your own research. No, that's not how it works. You made a specific claim, so it...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 5:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 5160

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

If you'd like me to get it for you, about £1m should make a reasonable start. How would you like to pay? My point exactly. Those claiming to speak about the facts are using incomplete, insufficient data upon which these experts spout their ‘conclusions’. My generalisation about commuting and pastim...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 4:54pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 2801

Re: Helmet discussions in York

From what I could understand, none of the “studies” had any hard evidence to support their theories. Before introducing a law there needs to be hard evidence. Before any medical intervention, and that is what helmet promotion by medics amounts to, there needs to be evidence. Those so called experts...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 5160

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Dear god, have you actually listened to yourself? Cycling for most is a pastime or a commute. Most of those are thinking adults who are quite capable of making a decision without over thinking it like you do. Talk about loss of perspective :shock: OK, if you want: the overview of public health and ...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just venting (advice from a stranger)
Replies: 38
Views: 2190

Re: Just venting (advice from a stranger)

And we all have the freedom to politely ignore, smile sweetly and move on. Exactly. Please post your procedures and mantras for doing this. I have attempted the count-to-ten and various other recommendations but my inner devil says !*$^ that! Cugel the uncontrolled To use a word mentioned in anothe...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 10:49am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just venting (advice from a stranger)
Replies: 38
Views: 2190

Re: Just venting (advice from a stranger)

In what other field of human activity do people feel it's acceptable to give unsolicited advice to perfect strangers??? In dog walking, driving, controlling kids, parking in supermarket car parks, playing music in the garden, washing the car in front of your house, how you dress, etc etc.. in short...
by iRider
6 Jun 2019, 10:44am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 5160

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

Dear god, have you actually listened to yourself? Cycling for most is a pastime or a commute. Most of those are thinking adults who are quite capable of making a decision without over thinking it like you do.

Talk about loss of perspective :shock:
by iRider
5 Jun 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 5160

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

And I thought Brexit was a divisive issue... I get the point that there is and will always be debate on the question does wearing a helmet offer any safety benefits to the wearer. So to that subjective question I believe the answer should be, it’s your choice, wear one if you think you will benefit ...
by iRider
5 Jun 2019, 11:27pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Helmet discussions in York
Replies: 47
Views: 2801

Re: Helmet discussions in York

From what I could understand, none of the “studies” had any hard evidence to support their theories. Talking about total a number of deaths over a given period of helmet usage and increases / decreases of bike usage over the same or similar periods quite frankly means nothing unless you invest a con...
by iRider
5 Jun 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Just venting (advice from a stranger)
Replies: 38
Views: 2190

Re: Just venting (advice from a stranger)

In what other field of human activity do people feel it's acceptable to give unsolicited advice to perfect strangers??? In dog walking, driving, controlling kids, parking in supermarket car parks, playing music in the garden, washing the car in front of your house, how you dress, etc etc.. in short...
by iRider
3 Jun 2019, 1:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?

Well it took Raleigh over a week to get the answer, but for anyone wanting to know, the process s as follows. Screw 36mm nut fully into clamp assembly Align handlebars Apply light downward pressure on centre of handlebars Tighten top clamp bolt ONLY to 6-8Nm Lift collar to expose 36mm nut Unscrew 36...
by iRider
30 May 2019, 8:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?

The get some useful advice from this forum, 2 best options :- 1. Wait until some one familiar with your design/model of headset comes along with the answer about how to adjust it. 2. If you could undo the 2 small camp bolts in the centre/front of your photo, see if you can the wiggle/pull up the ha...
by iRider
29 May 2019, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Raleigh Centros Headset Adjustment ?

I will wait for someone who can answer the simple question.