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by TheBrick
9 Mar 2011, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc brake on tandems
Replies: 49
Views: 4898

Re: Disc brake on tandems

I know that the drag brake dose, I think you miss understand my post. I am claiming (though second hand knowledge fro ma motor engineer) that disk brake can provide better head dissipation than hub brakes, and that is one of the reason they are used on HP vehicles. It is mealy the fact that bicycle ...
by TheBrick
6 Mar 2011, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Disc brake on tandems
Replies: 49
Views: 4898

Re: Disc brake on tandems

Thread dredge I know but this came up in a google search. I friend was telling me recently that one of the reason disk brakes are common on the rear of sports cars is because they actually offer better heat dissipation than hub brakes. So there dose seem to be to possibility of using a rear disk as ...
by TheBrick
8 Feb 2011, 1:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Dedicated to touring ??
Replies: 13
Views: 1092

Re: Dedicated to touring ??

Sounds like you would like a biking equivalent of http://www.backpackinglight.co.uk/ most equipment is interchangeable between the two. MTB bikepacking with frame bags for short bivi trips is taking off and I believe there is a gap in this affluent market. If you could get some bikepacking style bag...
by TheBrick
27 Jan 2011, 10:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Subsidising motorists
Replies: 221
Views: 12395

Re: Subsidising motorists

In that case we should just make one big city and move everyone into it. The above is a self fulfilling "London is everything -> expensive -> everything..." If companies were more spread out then the workforce could follow suit, this would mean that land prices would become more standard ...
by TheBrick
26 Jan 2011, 3:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Subsidising motorists
Replies: 221
Views: 12395

Re: Subsidising motorists

Many (?most) jobs in London don't need to be there. True many don't need to be there in terms of resources like like water and coal but they do for personal resources and similarly people live there for job resources. The advantage that London in particular but any big city to some extent offers to...
by TheBrick
5 Dec 2010, 5:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: biketent
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: biketent

read bad reviews about that topeak tent. It's not particularity light considering it used the bike as poles plus you can't use the tent for backpacking or go off for a ride without packing the tent up. No advantages over a backpacking tent and some disadvantages over a backpacking tent.
by TheBrick
24 Nov 2010, 10:40am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Australian safety report
Replies: 22
Views: 2111

Re: Australian safety report

AS one of the comments says let©h 1 city - 12 cyclists - 2 collisions. Statistical significance fail. Not to say that I don't believe the general result to be true however, it should not be a study that is quoted to much a proof of motorist being more likely in the wrong but as a case for a bigger b...
by TheBrick
29 Oct 2010, 6:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: solar power
Replies: 35
Views: 2418

Re: solar power

Candle power forums have some circuits for charging usb and aa batteries off of a hub dynamo. worth a look. Cuts down a chunk on the cost of the setup as it's only the front wheel + a few electrical components.
by TheBrick
29 Oct 2010, 6:42pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: solar power
Replies: 35
Views: 2418

Re: solar power

Candle power forums have some circuits for charging usb and aa batteries off of a hub dynamo. worth a look. Cuts down a chink on the cost of the setup as it's only the front wheel + a few electrical components.
by TheBrick
24 Oct 2010, 5:49pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Commuting Statistics?
Replies: 6
Views: 1293

Re: Commuting Statistics?

If you consider London bike commuters I don't thinking it's fair to assume they would be going be car as an alternative. It would be better to spread tem about proportional ,i.e IF the split is currently 70% public transport 30 % car then the cyclists need to be put 70% onto public and 30% onto cars...
by TheBrick
22 Oct 2010, 8:21pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: new gas stove, I think.
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: new gas stove, I think.

Those long thin canisters are butane where as the translational canisters tend to be propane butane mix.
by TheBrick
5 Oct 2010, 11:54am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speed Limit Review
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Speed Limit Review

What's the model in Norway? I've only been there once but there seemed to be far fewer 4x4s and other large cars also people did seem to obey the road law in town more, although this could have just been because I was looking through tourist eyes.
by TheBrick
4 Oct 2010, 12:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Portsmouth 20mph limit review by Atkins
Replies: 33
Views: 3343

Re: Portsmouth 20mph limit review by Atkins

A 30 mph limit of course doesn't mean of course than one has to drive at 30 mph all the time in urban areas. Sometimes it is appropriate to drive more slowly. It means that the maximum speed allowed is 30 mph. so way not 40 mph standard speed limt as there might be odd opportunities to go at 40 mph...
by TheBrick
4 Oct 2010, 12:07pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Portsmouth 20mph limit review by Atkins
Replies: 33
Views: 3343

Re: Portsmouth 20mph limit review by Atkins

The problem with blanket limits is that they are in force all of the time. There is an area of dual carriageway through Bournemouth, which has recently been reduced to 40 MPH "to reduce accidents" enforced by speed cameras of course. There are no pedestrians allowed anyway and you rarely ...