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by 7_lives_left
26 Aug 2013, 12:53am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Soreen
Replies: 29
Views: 7594

Re: Soreen

ferrit worrier wrote:Don't any body dare mention Sinex. :lol:

Malcolm

Why, can you get done for doping with it?

Back on topic, while I like malt loaf, it is a bit messy to eat and it doesn't take well to getting squished at the bottom of a pannier.
by 7_lives_left
18 Jul 2013, 12:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Waitrose Girl
Replies: 52
Views: 6666

Re: The Waitrose Girl

I remember a few months back a rider who was using the pavement when it was full of sheet ice. He was riding a folder. The road clear of course because it had been salted. I felt like telling him that he would find it easier and safer on the road but I feared that if I distracted him he would be off...
by 7_lives_left
18 Jul 2013, 12:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano DH-3N71 (and 3N70 etc...) cone cure?
Replies: 41
Views: 8377

Re: Shimano DH-3N71 (and 3N70 etc...) cone cure?

That's a smashing idea Brucey. I was wondering if it might be an idea to change both the left and right cones at the same time. Do you want the contact angles to be the same on the L and R sides? Also your inability to get the cones out of Madison might be down to me. Several years ago I put an orde...
by 7_lives_left
22 Jun 2013, 1:06am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hub dynamo output
Replies: 8
Views: 794

Re: Hub dynamo output

If a Shimano dynamo, or one of the earlier cylindrical SON dynamos is run backwards, the section in the end of the hub shell that the magenets & windings are put in through may start to unscrew, possibly breaking the wires through to the external connectors and rendering the hub useless. It is ...
by 7_lives_left
16 Jun 2013, 10:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Silly Guardian - have they got it wrong about Roberts?
Replies: 40
Views: 2694

Re: Silly Guardian - have they got it wrong about Roberts?

Martin Love has form . He seems to be a bit of an idiot and/or lazy. But don't tar the rest of the Grauniad journalists with the same brush. YES it is, or rather many of it's writers are lazy and sloppy and do not research topics sufficiently rigorously and as such the papers' opinions on more weigh...
by 7_lives_left
8 Jun 2013, 12:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Too Darn Hot
Replies: 60
Views: 3644

Re: Too Darn Hot

Has anyone with sandals ever suffered from sunburn? :shock:
by 7_lives_left
6 Jun 2013, 10:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1980 Highway Act
Replies: 18
Views: 1437

Re: 1980 Highway Act

I have ridden over a pothole while going through a junction. I was looking at the traffic lights and side road rather than the main road. I can easily see why you could miss a pothole, you have other things that require your attention. Fortunately no damage to me or the bike unless you count the sna...
by 7_lives_left
5 Jun 2013, 11:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New Commute distance
Replies: 25
Views: 2241

Re: New Commute distance

I am about 3 weeks into a new job and I am spending more than three hours a day commuting. Previously I was only doing one hour total. I won't say what the distance is because I am embarasingly slow. Unfortunately the work pattern is compressing a 37 hour week into 4 and half days. I am struggling t...
by 7_lives_left
2 Jun 2013, 12:57am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: But what *do* you think of my bloomers?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: But what *do* you think of my bloomers?

Don’t contest the right of way with cable cars.

"Cable cars" meaning trams?

That's sound advice for 1895 and today.
by 7_lives_left
31 May 2013, 12:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 30kmh – making streets liveable
Replies: 159
Views: 7671

Re: 30kmh – making streets liveable

I have been getting up extra early for a 6am start . There are fewer vehicles about but what ones there are are traveling at silly speeds for a nominal 30 mph road with housing. My guess is they are doing 45 mph.
by 7_lives_left
30 May 2013, 11:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: Your chance to help change the future of cycling?

I live within commuting distance of Wokingham, so I signed up on their website form.
by 7_lives_left
19 May 2013, 12:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamo lighting recommendations
Replies: 47
Views: 6475

Re: Dynamo lighting recommendations

I favour having dynomo powered lights for both the front and rear. When I hop on the bike I just pedal and go. I don't even have to think about lights, they just turn on themselves if they are needed. I know that the batteries for the rear lamps last a long time but there is always an occasion when ...
by 7_lives_left
18 May 2013, 12:32am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Low-life bulbs
Replies: 83
Views: 2798

Re: Low-life bulbs

TonyR wrote:
661-Pete wrote:I have lots of gripes about the CFLs but unfortunately we now have to live with the things.


Actually not. LEDs [snip] don't contain any mercury [snip]


No mercury, but they do have arsenic instead. I'm not sure if they need special disposal or not.
by 7_lives_left
9 May 2013, 1:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The most climb for the least miles!
Replies: 48
Views: 2943

Re: The most climb for the least miles!

If you did a few laps, gaining 2ft at a time, couldn't you just ride in through the first floor window? What if meic went the other way around his route? If he dropped 2ft with every circuit like one of those Escher drawings he could use the change in potential energy to do work. I smell a perpetur...
by 7_lives_left
8 May 2013, 2:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4162

Re: Hit by cabbie - RESOLVED

The result is,no points,no record,and all for £80. I was told (in an earlier letter) that it would cost him £175. I don't know where your incident took place but in London cabbie's have to immediately take their vehicles off the road to get them fixed. That could be for something as minor as a scuf...