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by kwackers
22 Oct 2018, 11:08am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

Electric cars will only ever solve the concentrated pollution problem but not the congestion or the clogged up streets with unused vehicles. I've got my fingers crossed for self driving cars. A lot of people I know who have a car daren't use it because they'd lose their on street parking space. Now...
by kwackers
22 Oct 2018, 10:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

Most? There is plenty of churn in the labour market, problem is, travelling long distances every day by car or train is far too attractive and cheap I try to live my dream. Once lived so near work I could not cycle there, took three minutes to walk :wink: Another time, eleven minutes, not worth cyc...
by kwackers
22 Oct 2018, 9:18am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

Don't also forget that most households have two (or more) wage earners.
Highly unlikely they'd all work in the same area.

Despite this being a bicycle forum IMO the first step to car reduction is proper public transport.
by kwackers
21 Oct 2018, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

Because bicycles do solve some of the problems posed by cars, even the major ones. Why I posted the way I did is that one gets the impression that electric cars are seen as a panacea (I'm sorry if I've misinterpreted people's enthusiasm). I do wonder if halving the use of conventional vehicles woul...
by kwackers
21 Oct 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

When cars have been banned from town centres and the space currently given over to parking is released for socially and economically beneficial activities. The idea that an electric car solves any problem is manifestly absurd. And shall I carry on? When cars don't need motorways When lithium doesn'...
by kwackers
21 Oct 2018, 11:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

Prius is incredibly well liked by taxi drivers, reliable at high mileages and cheap to run. They've pretty much replaced all the diesel taxi's you'd see around. Not unusual for them to be kicking around with 200/300k on the clocks - so much for crap batteries... Shame they're such a bland car. Perso...
by kwackers
21 Oct 2018, 10:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208498

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Probably worth pointing out that not everyone in the demonstration yesterday was a remainer, quite a few leavers there too who feel they're being sold a pup and want a say on the final thing. Part of the issue here is too many hard line leavers are deliberately interpreting this vote as a "seco...
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel
Replies: 25
Views: 606

Re: Tinkling sound under drive from rear wheel

Schrader valve?

They have a big hole...
I bet someones whipped it out and dropped a couple of bells out of pet toys in there just to drive you daft. :wink:
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208498

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I can't see what that would achieve for the Leave camp. You probably had to be there. For me it was the implied threat of thousands of lorry drivers descending on the capital and bringing it to a standstill. Apparently "real anger" is simmering and ready to blow in your average leaver. He...
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 9:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 7742
Views: 208498

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Still one side managed to put a good half a million folks law-abidingly onto the street And the other side just 1200. Farage not much of a draw it would seem! Some balloon on the TV this morning representing 'leave' was giving it the solid brexit argument "leave means leave" - which so fa...
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 6:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

Testing is a grey area and I doubt the figure of 300 miles was achieved under really arduous testing. Most manufacturers give the crap figure and an honest figure. I think how they're tested is changing to use more realistic conditions too. Battery longevity is a concern, not just cost but disposal...
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 6:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

You might get a few tens of meters ahead of where you'd otherwise be. Wowza. IME more likely you'll actually get through the lights, so depending on how far back you're prepared to sit that could be one, two or even more cycles of them. And then if you sit behind in a queue you've still got to put ...
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 12:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Moving Up The Left On The Inside
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Moving Up The Left On The Inside

If only it was so black and white. I ride up the left, or the right, or the middle, or wait in line. Depends on the circumstances, types of traffic, type of junction, familiarity, time of day, direction of sun... As a hard and fast rule "don't ride up the left" is fine but in the real worl...
by kwackers
20 Oct 2018, 11:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Electric cars
Replies: 61
Views: 934

Re: Electric cars

If you have solar panels then electric cars are a no brainer particularly if you hook the battery up as storage for your house supply. A neighbour of mine does that and their overall electric bill has dropped by 90%. If you don't need the miles (and for a second car most folk dont) then buy a second...