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by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 4:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and the Cotton Wool Society
Replies: 36
Views: 1412

Re: BBC and the Cotton Wool Society

Only a little under 13,000 posts to read - not that many surely!
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: 26" or 700c wheels ?
Replies: 57
Views: 4513

Re: 26" or 700c wheels ?

Because the £2 is larger, it rolls more smoothly over imperfections. Then again, it is floppier and heavier than the £1 coin... :wink:
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 3:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC and the Cotton Wool Society
Replies: 36
Views: 1412

Re: BBC and the Cotton Wool Society

People do things like jumping off high cliffs and bridges into water becauser of the thrill which comes from the danger. Exactly. What I don't understand about this sort of reporting is that there is an automatic assumption that danger is bad. Not everybody wants a bland life which ends in a drawn-...
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 12:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "A good day for motorists". BBC idiots.
Replies: 85
Views: 4196

Re: "A good day for motorists". BBC idiots.

Isn't there a daanger that bemoaning the scrapping of speed cameras just confirms the suspicions of the more vocal elements of the motoring fraternity that all cyclists are militantly anti-motorist? Does cutting down on underage drinking make you militantly anti-child? I prefer to think of support ...
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 12:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "A good day for motorists". BBC idiots.
Replies: 85
Views: 4196

Re: "A good day for motorists". BBC idiots.

Swindon (possibly Wiltshire) ditched theirs last year, the roads are just as safe, indeed, the threat and presence of officers with speed guns at various places is possibly better than having drivers slow down past the fixed camera then speed back up. Also (while I agree that fixed camera sites tha...
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 12:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: James Cracknell severely injured
Replies: 36
Views: 2227

Re: James Cracknell severely injured

Presumably because he is a celeb, the journos know they wouldn't get away with blaming him for crashing into the truck, where the same protection doesn't apply to joe public (especially if they have been killed).
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 10:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"
Replies: 147
Views: 9376

Re: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"

You're seeing the negative, not the positive. I was thinking about this topic in the car, and reflecting that there are times where I am also guilty of being "pedantically legal" in just this sort of way. As I do a lot of driving, I think anything which reminds you to think along these lin...
by EdinburghFixed
22 Jul 2010, 9:01am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"
Replies: 147
Views: 9376

Re: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"

I'm not interested in arguing with you, Ulysses - the topic stands as it is. If it's any consolation I think what everybody has been interested in is not really what you describe as the "pedantic" aspects of the crash, so much as your own, deeply revealing, reaction to the event, or to cri...
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 11:14pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"
Replies: 147
Views: 9376

Re: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"

It is now time for everybody to reflect on what they post. Will what you write serve any useful purpose and do any good what so ever. For what it's worth, I think this has been one of the most important topics I've read here in as long as I can remember - I saved it all to the PC for future referen...
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 10:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad, sad day
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: Sad, sad day

Although I quite understand your reasoning, I think it's profoundly sad that so many people are the subject of these assaults but can't get anything done about it, that when it happens to someone who *can* do something about it, they don't either. You are quite right of course, and that adds to my ...
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 8:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mark Beaumont: slacker spokes good?
Replies: 29
Views: 2500

Re: Mark Beaumont: slacker spokes good?

The only two wheels I have made (replacements for the fixed wheel), I just made them as tight as I thought they should feel like, then de-tensioned them by jumping off a high kerb!

Probably this is sacrilege...
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 7:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad, sad day
Replies: 30
Views: 1878

Re: Sad, sad day

Although I quite understand your reasoning, I think it's profoundly sad that so many people are the subject of these assaults but can't get anything done about it, that when it happens to someone who *can* do something about it, they don't either.
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 4:37pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus stop and zig zags
Replies: 7
Views: 1635

Re: Bus stop and zig zags

The bus stops are not on the approach to the crossing, but after it - the zig-zag lines only apply if you are heading *towards* the crossing.
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 4:32pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"
Replies: 147
Views: 9376

Re: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"

You shouldn't be so circumspect, Phil - speak your mind! :shock:
by EdinburghFixed
21 Jul 2010, 1:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"
Replies: 147
Views: 9376

Re: "Cyclist, 76, fighting for life after sliproad crash"

I'm not sure I follow the second point. Perhaps the cyclist simply expected that a driver approaching a crossing, blind, on the boundary of a 40mph zone with preceeding warning signs would have slowed to 40mph, in which case no collision would have occurred. Remember that he managed to pass all the...