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by Carlton green
13 Jan 2021, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2408

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

This is perhaps a bit of thread drift but it is amazing what can be shifted by a cargo bike and by a bike plus trailer. For examples see: http://www.theurbancountry.com/2013/06/ ... cycle.html
by Carlton green
13 Jan 2021, 12:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2408

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

I might have difficulty moving a grand piano. Tried moving a grand in a car? I was specifically referring to someone saying they moved house using only their bike. I believe that this is the text referred to: “I have a friend that has never had a car. He has a Surly Big Dummy and has move the entir...
by Carlton green
12 Jan 2021, 8:05pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32471

Re: feedback about moderation

In the absence of a response from Carlton green or the moderators which addresses the substance of the issues I have raised, I have emailed CUK and asked them to consider the matter. As I recall I made a post on January 1st which collectively responded to those members who were opposed to my appoin...
by Carlton green
8 Jan 2021, 12:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2408

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

From a wider environmental perspective I think that going carless has a greater benefit than one less car and its pollution. It helps send the message that you can manage without a car. when thread like this appear across various forums there will be more responses along the lines of "I've man...
by Carlton green
8 Jan 2021, 12:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Want to sell my car in order to cycle
Replies: 73
Views: 2408

Re: Want to sell my car in order to cycle

Welcome. There's a relevant recent thread... I'll try and find it. Jonathan I think it might be this one: https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=142769 Most things have been said to the OP already but maybe these points either haven’t or have escaped my casual scan through of the thre...
by Carlton green
1 Jan 2021, 12:24pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32471

Re: feedback about moderation

I wish all a Happy New Year including those who for what ever reason are unhappy about my appointment as a Moderator. I will point out, however, that there's a difference between things like clearing out spam - which is purely administrative - and dealing with bitter political exchanges. While the f...
by Carlton green
23 Dec 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring Applecross on SA AW?
Replies: 29
Views: 1132

Re: Touring Applecross on SA AW?

I’ve been wondering about the wisdom or not of this journey for a while and asking myself to what degree it might overlap with Alpine touring experiences. IIRC Brucey did have an Alpine set-up for a SA 3 speed and I assume that that worked for him. I believe that this used to be a droving pathway in...
by Carlton green
22 Dec 2020, 9:55am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 384
Views: 32471

Re: feedback about moderation

I see we have a new Moderator, Carlton green of this parish, congratulations! Yes, Carlton green has offered some assistance. A bit of a learning curve first. This is in anticipation of a squeeze on Vorpal's time in the short / medium term. Thank you for the welcome Cyril. It is indeed a ‘bit of a ...
by Carlton green
21 Dec 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sturmey Archer internals puzzle
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Sturmey Archer internals puzzle

It wasn’t always the case but I’m a three speed hub fan. I used to run a Sach 5 speed, which I very much liked, but they are no longer made. Decades ago I had a SA five speed, it wasn’t a positive experience so before discovering the Sach I reverted to derailleur gears for some time. As has been sai...
by Carlton green
21 Dec 2020, 1:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's good about winter cycling
Replies: 60
Views: 2058

Re: What's good about winter cycling

Musing about this as I enjoyed a long ride yesterday I have come up with this list: Unobstructed views - hedges trimmed and leafless, trees leafless, leaving wide open vistas to enjoy Low winter sun - long shadows enhancing the contours of the landscapes producing wonderfully dramatic views Slipper...
by Carlton green
20 Dec 2020, 12:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tier 4 exercise limits
Replies: 199
Views: 8546

Re: Tier 4 exercise limits

Just had a look at: gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home It says you can exercise outside but must stay local. Wondering what would constitute as 'local' to make my exercise legitimate? I'm not trying to push the bondaries to breaking point but wonder if being more than X miles from home will be con...
by Carlton green
17 Dec 2020, 8:45am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2292

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

Grammar is obviously essential if you need to read, and certainly write, a language. But I've met people who can converse very well in Geman without understanding the intricacies of grammar - all German 9-year olds for a start. I’ve been reflecting among those lines overnight and was considering ed...
by Carlton green
16 Dec 2020, 11:38pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2292

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

However, if you never bothered with English grammar at school eg if expressions like "first person plural" seem like double Dutch, then formal study of a foreign language won't be any easier, and probably harder. English probably has more exceptions to rules than most other languages but ...
by Carlton green
16 Dec 2020, 7:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2292

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

My thanks for all the answers so far, each has provided something. Just for reference the original post was : “In today’s World I can now see me using the tools called foreign languages; it is (now) actually practical and possible for me to talk to people in other parts of the World, I can now visit...
by Carlton green
16 Dec 2020, 12:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?
Replies: 99
Views: 2292

Re: What’s The Most useful Foreign Language?

If you are thinking about the world of industry my choice would be German. However IME most educated Germans speak pretty good English. With the future in mind Chinese might be a good choice. Al Yes, I think that they would both be reasonable choices for a younger person. I’m now a pensioner and un...