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by [XAP]Bob
21 Oct 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: This will revolutionise shifting... or not...
Replies: 12
Views: 450

This will revolutionise shifting... or not...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114474737182

Rollers are great in various places, but I can't say I've ever really wanted the last turn of a derailleur cable to have a not insubstantial mass attached, ready to bounce in at the spokes...
by [XAP]Bob
20 Oct 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Breaking International Law
Replies: 184
Views: 3384

Re: Breaking International Law

This sort of takes us back 18 months to the impasse; Dublin ... "UK, promise you won't put up a hard border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland." Uk ..." We promise we won't." Dublin ... "Now UK, promise WE won't put up a hard border as well." And now ...
by [XAP]Bob
20 Oct 2020, 11:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Central Point
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Most Central Point

That would the border with Devon.

Though with the current clowns in Westminster you might be right in but a few years.
by [XAP]Bob
20 Oct 2020, 8:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Most Central Point
Replies: 18
Views: 605

Re: Most Central Point

Cornwall is a complicated shape of course let alone the border with England. The coasts are very ................. can't remember the word .................. fractals? What about tides? The county gets narrower the further you go west, but there are wider dog-legs to the west and to the south. I th...
by [XAP]Bob
17 Oct 2020, 5:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Earth to neutral faults are interesting to diagnose...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Oct 2020, 9:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog
Replies: 36
Views: 1464

Re: Cyclist sues after falling off bike due to dog

If there is a bye law banning cycling in the park how can anyone legally in the park have a reasonable duty of care to someone acting illegally?


Same as if you put glass on top of your fence and a burglar injured themselves.

The law is an ass
by [XAP]Bob
14 Oct 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Smart meters (again?)
Replies: 83
Views: 1835

Re: Smart meters (again?)

Typical mileage is 8-10k. At 4m/kWh that’s 2.5MWh/year, not actually that much when basically all vehicles have the capacity to time their charging.

Sensible ev owners also don’t leave their vehicles charging at all times - only topping it up to 80% on a regular basis, and to 100% for long journeys.
by [XAP]Bob
14 Oct 2020, 11:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When it rains
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: When it rains

No chance. There's a possibility if you try getting past a jam of cars in the UK a driver might just jump out and assault you for touching his precious car :? Imagine the looks I get palming off cars parked on the pavement whilst I wheel up the road to get my daughter from school. They really shoul...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Oct 2020, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Be Seen lights
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: Be Seen lights

Pretty sure they aren't sufficient to comply with the RVLR, but that they aren't inherently affected by the RVLR (except in the don't dazzle other road users sense) since they are not lights on a vehicle, but on a person. Helmets with integrated lights are a reasonable measure, but I wouldn't want t...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Oct 2020, 4:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tomorrows lecky prices ( for Octopus customers )
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Tomorrows lecky prices ( for Octopus customers )

If your bills are higher then it's easy to check, just look at your own meter. If the numbers are right then you're using more energy - simples. . Sorry, not the case. I'm a PEDANTIC INDIVIDUAL, who keeps a spreadsheet based database of my energy use :wink: (NB. How fun it is, to evaliute how much ...
by [XAP]Bob
13 Oct 2020, 11:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light power supply.
Replies: 7
Views: 321

Re: Rear light power supply.

Dynamo lights done tend to power down. No faff involved.

Even when I did my own battery lights a decade ago I wired them together, just the one battery pack, so I knew that the rear was on...
by [XAP]Bob
13 Oct 2020, 11:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: USB/5Vdc Front&Rear Lights
Replies: 16
Views: 441

Re: USB/5Vdc Front&Rear Lights

Depends on the lamp - some are certified for DC use, and some will relish up to 9v...
by [XAP]Bob
13 Oct 2020, 11:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good luck to you
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Good luck to you

My daughters car has a black box on her car, she is 20 and been driving for nearly three years. It is a GPS enabled tracker device that records where the car goes, the types of roads and the way it is driven (records erratic acceleration, braking and cornering) as well as the speed and whether or n...
by [XAP]Bob
13 Oct 2020, 2:10pm
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Pendle tow-bar rack for 3 bike
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Pendle tow-bar rack for 3 bike

If there is no-one local, then give me a ping. I might ask a friend to collect it when they are next in the area visiting family.
by [XAP]Bob
13 Oct 2020, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tomorrows lecky prices ( for Octopus customers )
Replies: 19
Views: 807

Re: Tomorrows lecky prices ( for Octopus customers )

Yes - that’s the point of agile tariffs. If you can use the power it’s cheaper for the grid to that power used than to see the generators shut down. I expect this will become less common as grid scale storage is implanted (assuming it is ever implemented as grid scale rather than just tapping into t...