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by [XAP]Bob
9 Jul 2020, 4:01pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: carrying a water baldder on a recumbent

I used to use a side pod (though a hamster bag would do the same), such that the straw exits at the bottom of the bag. That means the bladder is held the "right" way up, though you do need a reasonably long straw, and if you fill it with ice water you need to drink a fair amount to get the...
by [XAP]Bob
9 Jul 2020, 9:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Facebook cynic -wot to do?
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: Facebook cynic -wot to do?

FaeceBook should not be the only tool a group uses.

Whilst I have an account I haven’t logged in the last eight months, though I do still use the account through messenger.

Even I had an active account I used to have regular “friend” list purges.
by [XAP]Bob
8 Jul 2020, 7:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Alleweder on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Alleweder on ebay

I want a A2... just really like the scoop
by [XAP]Bob
8 Jul 2020, 4:29pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Alleweder on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Alleweder on ebay

Looks great, but will be seriously heavy!
by [XAP]Bob
8 Jul 2020, 9:16am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles
Replies: 45
Views: 824

Re: Helmet manufacturer confirms helmets are not designed for incidents involving motorvehicles

If they're having to redesign helmets for bike riders doesn't that rather imply that they don't do anywhere near the job they should for any rider capable of 15mph... I used to average a little over that on my electrically assisted commute, but significantly more on my non electrified commute. The c...
by [XAP]Bob
8 Jul 2020, 8:56am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Alleweder on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Alleweder on ebay

Painted bright orange though.
by [XAP]Bob
7 Jul 2020, 11:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Panic buying, hoarding
Replies: 867
Views: 21412

Re: Panic buying, hoarding

Any minute now, the No-deal-Brexit hoarding will start. "In no particular order" Meghan / Maxwell / Grand old Duke of Pork / lockdown will fade a bit and the next circulation booster / social media trend will be shortages of medication ... etc We shall as ever stock up but we don't hoard....
by [XAP]Bob
7 Jul 2020, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1022

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

It doesn't abide by the letter of the law but yes, it is a practical and intelligent way of interpreting the word "household" and is not in itself a major risk. By whose measurement? By the measure of what the law was intending to do. They didn't all have a group of three with the sum tot...
by [XAP]Bob
7 Jul 2020, 2:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Numbered Potholes
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: Numbered Potholes

I believe the number 42 is the answer to life the Universe and everything so should you step into it you may reach total enlightenment instantly,which could be very advantageous to the common or garden human. OTOH your head may just explode with the influx so I'd be careful if I were you :shock: :w...
by [XAP]Bob
6 Jul 2020, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's this chrome piece on a folding bike called?
Replies: 8
Views: 522

Re: What's this chrome piece on a folding bike called?

My first impression was a band brake as well...

They're ok, but IIRC parasitic beggars.
by [XAP]Bob
6 Jul 2020, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: calculations centering on 12 volts
Replies: 46
Views: 919

Re: calculations centering on 12 volts

Car batteries are interesting beasts... They can push a huge current, but also don't like to be deep cycled. If you just hooked up a voltage regulator to the battery directly (with a fuse and a switch) then I doubt the car would even notice. If you had to turn on the ignition for a few hours then th...
by [XAP]Bob
4 Jul 2020, 10:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1022

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

My neighbour's daughter and baby have visited every day since the lockdown began - and gone indoors. My neighbour, and two of his friends, decided very early that since they all lived alone it made sense to be a “household with three houses”. I have no issue with that, it is a deliberate grouping, ...
by [XAP]Bob
3 Jul 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?
Replies: 38
Views: 1022

Re: I will be breaching lockdown today: any thoughts?

Government decrees something, people start thinking ‘ ah yes, but what if (insert own self serving agenda), surely that’s okay’. No it isn’t. If the rules are you must not leave your house, or you must not go past a certain lamppost ( or whatever ) you must not do it.. If the govt passed alaw that ...
by [XAP]Bob
3 Jul 2020, 12:17am
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 385
Views: 8954

Re: Why wear black?

I wear a helmet made to a EN std. I have no idea if that is good or bad, nor do i care. I don't wear a helmet to protect me from getting flattened by the #192 bus, i wear a helemt to stop cuts and lascerations to me should i fall off, and to protect my scull from puncture wounds and light impact fr...
by [XAP]Bob
2 Jul 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: E-scooters
Replies: 55
Views: 932

Re: E-scooters

Just pushing off on a normal scooter is plenty fast enough to give people around you cause for alarm... the idea here is that you don't need to. And I'll wager that you can't put much 'scooting' power out when doing ten miles an hour or more - so they need the additional power to deal with inclines ...