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by [XAP]Bob
9 Dec 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Has there been an “upgrade”
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Has there been an “upgrade”

I seem to be getting a ridiculous amount of email about every thread - it used to email me when a thread was posted, and then the first reply (until I visited that thread).

Now I’m getting gobs if emails about threads I am not visiting
by [XAP]Bob
9 Dec 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Mail on Sunday made false claims about Labour's tax plans

In other news water is wet, bears defecate in the woods...
by [XAP]Bob
9 Dec 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC have stopped iplayer
Replies: 40
Views: 1121

Re: BBC have stopped iplayer

It’s a Samsung problem - caused by a BBC change which has nothing to do with politics. Smart TVs are, like phones, abandoned by manufacturers after “not long enough” and that is the problem. I am looking at upgrading our TV, and have *no* interest in smart features (because I have external devices -...
by [XAP]Bob
9 Dec 2019, 1:22pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: How long can I use an indoor bike
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: How long can I use an indoor bike

I wouldn't go further than a mile ;)
by [XAP]Bob
9 Dec 2019, 1:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dynamos charging USB - quick query
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: Dynamos charging USB - quick query

I have a biologic setup which I simply don't use any more if you want it...
by [XAP]Bob
8 Dec 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

I’m not sure they are...
I also suspect it very much depends on your particular travels.

A couple of years ago I’d easily have switched the trike for a velo - but kept the raptobike for “fast, fun, lightweight” days (couldbt even carry my laptop).
The velo would have been great for my commute.
by [XAP]Bob
8 Dec 2019, 11:08am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: In for a penny - trike vs velomobile

To me the only issue was cost.

I’d still love a velo, although without using it as a commuting vehicle it’s hard to justify.
by [XAP]Bob
6 Dec 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: ICE trike front boom for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: ICE trike front boom

Ooh... That's nice to know.
by [XAP]Bob
6 Dec 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 40
Views: 1197

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

I had a similar concern with a 18650 battery charger purchased on flebay from China. Despite having CE markings I had read reports of poor construction and safety concerns. I opened mine up and soldered a short length of mains cable and fitted a 13 amp plug with a 3 amp fuse. The other issue with t...
by [XAP]Bob
4 Dec 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it
Replies: 24
Views: 1311

Re: Ride to work scheme - Just Scrap it

Don’t need to do anything complicated - just drop VAT on bikes...
by [XAP]Bob
3 Dec 2019, 10:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trike v low step through battery cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 499

Re: Trike v low step through battery cycle

Where are you based?
by [XAP]Bob
3 Dec 2019, 12:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 46860

Re: It's not rocket science

Sorry - quoted you, was talking to Manc33.

Mea culpa
by [XAP]Bob
3 Dec 2019, 12:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 46860

Re: It's not rocket science

That word “what” allowed you to correct what is usually bandied about by people who claim the earth is flat, since it allows for the appropriate difference in angle to the sun from different locations. If the sun is always above the horizon, by an inch or a million miles, then it cannot be cut off ...
by [XAP]Bob
3 Dec 2019, 10:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: It's not rocket science
Replies: 1278
Views: 46860

Re: It's not rocket science

Magnification works, but not quite how you are saying. Ignoring that - a sun at constant altitude over a flat surface cannot have the bottom cut off by that flat surface. Any magnification effect would still show the whole disc of the sun. At some point in the future we’ll chat about the phases of t...