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by [XAP]Bob
16 Aug 2018, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 42
Views: 582

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

He's already been excluded from a significant amount of cricket whilst the charges were being brought and he was awaiting trial. I think that the 'not guilty' verdict is probably the right time to draw a line under it and carry on. Although I'd have thought that he might want/need some time off, def...
by [XAP]Bob
16 Aug 2018, 7:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Ben Stokes Discuss
Replies: 42
Views: 582

Re: Ben Stokes Discuss

Fair play, he landed that one punch just perfect. All in all, a shabby affair and I can't understand why the two gay men weren't called as witnesses as there are reports of him verbally abusing and mocking them but also reports of him defending them. I don't know what to believe but I don't think h...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 11:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tree Kills Camper!
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Tree Kills Camper!

And I'm not sure that the lateral forces of a hammock tent at 9ft elevation could be considered 'reasonably foreseeable' in an area which is not a camping area... Especially given that we don't have the wilds access as in Scotland. Bad choice of tree, very unfortunate consequences... Should the thre...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 11:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: eTap Craziness..
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: eTap Craziness..

Yup, don't know how I missed that. Sprocket is clearly a better match for both front and back things. OED says sprocket and cog are synonyms but only roughly so it seems. It's a technical difference, somewhat like the difference between a spade and a shovel, but they are actually different things. ...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 8:23am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: M5 Cyclist
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: M5 Cyclist

The difference is that cycle lanes are signed in blue - a different colour from ‘notmal’ roads, A roads, and M... oh
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack
Replies: 31
Views: 499

Re: Cyclists injured in Westminster attack

A deranged loner can be a terrorist...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Aug 2018, 8:14am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: eTap Craziness..
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: eTap Craziness..

They’re sprockets, not cogs... ;) So are chainrings. :wink: I'm happy to carry on calling a rear sprocket, a cog. It's a nice word and simple and short. Just looked at the OED. Seems both sprocket and cog can both apply to both front and back things with 'projections on the rim.' When Mrs. NM refer...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 1:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain
Replies: 42
Views: 1047

Re: ...if it’s ever possible to enjoy cycling in the rain

I have considered a recumbent but only tried one in dry conditions. It did occur to me that in the rain the water would run back down your legs and you would get a soggy seat. On an upright with a cape I only get wet from about the knees down but on a recumbent? Any comments? Rain tends to come fro...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 1:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 483
Views: 14598

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Mick F wrote:What we need is a braking system that doesn't use friction.
Friction = Heat.

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Still generating heat - albeit in the air...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 1:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 483
Views: 14598

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

Of course bike brakes are not currently designed to to continue working when overheated Bob. That's precisely the point I'm making! They SHOULD be required to do so, on safety grounds. (Long steep descents at speed, with heavy braking .) The technology clearly exists to meet that need, so why isn't...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 11:09am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 485

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

I think we should unwrap stuff at the checkouts and leave the rubbish for them to dispose of. Give it six months - providing most shoppers do it - and the problem would be gone. The problem is getting even a minority of shoppers to do it. in France we always seem to weigh our own veg and and put a ...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 8:36am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: eTap Craziness..
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: eTap Craziness..

Brucey wrote:I'm not sure that there is much to be gained if that is a typical experience with traditional mechanical gears.

There are a number of accessibility gains to be had, but otherwise I agree that the benefits are likely to be slim at best.
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 8:14am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Non-recycleable plastic
Replies: 30
Views: 485

Re: Non-recycleable plastic

We don’t, and can’t be expected to know. This is partly because every area does it differently - there is no ‘standard’ anywhere. Personally I think we should have a ‘clean waste’ bin and a ‘dirty waste’ bin... one headed for landfill/incineration, the other to be sorted professionally and recycled/...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 8:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why have disc brakes become so popular?
Replies: 483
Views: 14598

Re: Why have disc brakes become so popular?

The discs get red hot, but they are a long way away, and significantly insulated, from the fluid in the calipers - which are much larger, and well cooled.

They are designed to run at 1000+ degrees, bike brakes are not...
by [XAP]Bob
14 Aug 2018, 12:13am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: eTap Craziness..
Replies: 16
Views: 577

Re: eTap Craziness..

They’re sprockets, not cogs... ;)

As with all such things - a cable would have done quite well... you gain is some area, and lose in anither (generally the wallet and reliability)