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by [XAP]Bob
18 Nov 2018, 1:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

I see self contradiction ;)
by [XAP]Bob
17 Nov 2018, 1:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: First "commute" on Speedmachine
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: First "commute" on Speedmachine

Bonefishblues wrote:I'm not sure that cycles should be called things like "Speedmachine" as it may encourage entirely the wrong type of behaviour.

Better not have performance tyres for cars either, or anything with a turbo...

Speed machine is a reasonable label for a nice machine.
by [XAP]Bob
16 Nov 2018, 2:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Is the best rear light, a front light.
Replies: 45
Views: 1423

Re: Is the best rear light, a front light.

This is one of the reasons why one of my rear lights is always set to flashing. Flashing red light = cyclist or emergency vehicle Does it, how do you know that? What other road users display a flashing red light? Cars - various of them have elected to have flashing brake lights in particular (and I...
by [XAP]Bob
16 Nov 2018, 11:59am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: How do you change a tyre on a cargo trike?
Replies: 10
Views: 284

Re: How do you change a tyre on a cargo trike?

That's a rather elegant solution, even if the implementation is a touch Heath Robinson...

I like it.
by [XAP]Bob
14 Nov 2018, 10:34am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Young boxer death - media obsesses about boxing not another cyclist death
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: Young boxer death - media obsesses about boxing not another cyclist death

A bit hard on boxing, TM. I knew an old bloke who did a lot of work with young people, including coaching in rugby and boxing. He did a lot of work over decades to turn around boys who had gone off the rails and he had a lot of admirers, including me. I have my own reservations about boxing, but it...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Nov 2018, 10:29am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Scrubbing - if you are offline on the rollers then the tyre will be scrubbing sideways across the roller - which is much harder on the tyre than just rolling forwards.
by [XAP]Bob
13 Nov 2018, 2:32pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Would the continuous scrubbing not significantly accelerate the tyre wear - which is normally higher on rollers/turbo than on the road anyway IIRC?
by [XAP]Bob
12 Nov 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Got to get it perfectly in line though I imagine
by [XAP]Bob
10 Nov 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Should do then, might need to block up the front wheels to stop the pedals hitting the ground.
by [XAP]Bob
10 Nov 2018, 6:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike
Replies: 16
Views: 432

Re: Turbo Trainer with KMX Trike

Link/picture?

Wheel size?
by [XAP]Bob
9 Nov 2018, 9:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: Anti palm oil advert banned by regulators

Not a government organisation, and it is political according to the comma act 2013 - this isn’t defined as party political...

It’s actually a Greenpeace advert.


And it hasn’t been banned...
by [XAP]Bob
9 Nov 2018, 10:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A decent white van man
Replies: 19
Views: 954

Re: A decent white van man

Most of us who drive will be a white van man/woman at some point. When your student son or your elderly mother is moving home and you go to hire a van for the day. It's not the vehicle that dictates the driving style, it's the choices made by the driver. Interestingly it's also the choices made by ...
by [XAP]Bob
9 Nov 2018, 10:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..
Replies: 21
Views: 865

Re: Attempt to charge NI pedest for causing night accident rather than mention driver for overdriving headlamps..

If he drove into something he was driving such that he couldn't stop in the distance he could see to be clear.

No question there.

The *only* exception is mechanical failure.
by [XAP]Bob
8 Nov 2018, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lights when on the pavement.
Replies: 41
Views: 1362

Re: Bike lights when on the pavement.

What reasons might one have for driving forward in and reversing out? In my case our drive is on a reasonable slope, so when the kids were smaller (old enough to open the doors etc, but still physically small) we used to drive in forwards so that the doors would fall open, not closed, if they lost ...
by [XAP]Bob
7 Nov 2018, 7:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: When do two wrongs make a right?
Replies: 31
Views: 3532

Re: When do two wrongs make a right?

And then a relative of theirs decides to deal with you and after that one of your relatives decides to deal with him and so it goes on...... When you see the law failing to deal with a gross injustice, you can choose between walking away or seeking justice by alternative means. The latter is not gr...