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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: 195

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 313

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: 900

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: 824

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: 1328

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: 3518

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...
by [XAP]Bob
7 Nov 2018, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike lights when on the pavement.
Replies: 41
Views: 1328

Re: Bike lights when on the pavement.

Quite important when vehicles are reversing out of driveways, for example- I do so veeery slowly, looking both ways, stopping frequently. Next door's hedge blocks my view in one direction so part of the vehicle is across the footway before I can even see who or what is coming. Someone belting down ...
by [XAP]Bob
6 Nov 2018, 11:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brake Splitter
Replies: 16
Views: 504

Re: Brake Splitter

Indeed with the modern fascination with 1* drive trains it becomes quite easy - put a freewheeling sprocket as a chain guide at the top of the chainring, when you back pedal the sprocket is rotated backwards, directly pulling a brake cable... Could probably rig something similar on the non drive sid...
by [XAP]Bob
6 Nov 2018, 7:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

Pop a camera on the bars... then carry on riding responsibly - take the lane, move early, give warning (the voice is a valid audible warning device)
by [XAP]Bob
5 Nov 2018, 6:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 51
Views: 1471

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

I was once told a story by a colleague of a Nurse at the Trust they had worked for previously She had reached her 12 points for speeding, and boasted how she had got away with it She had told the Court that she was the lead in a Neurological team, and that the reason she had been speeding was becau...