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by Cunobelin
18 Feb 2018, 10:13am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

[XAP]Bob wrote:Except that the large large combination is no longer counter indicated by chain crossing..



Setting up is no different

Each screw, tensioner, kinks in cable runs and everything else remains as it is for an upright
by Cunobelin
18 Feb 2018, 9:54am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 13452

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

Once again it is the hypocrisy and dishonesty of the individuals who are imposing their wishes on an easy target group. The biggest problem with any school is parking in surrounding areas, illegal and dangerous driving, obstruction and a plethora of other issues These same head teachers could ban c...
by Cunobelin
18 Feb 2018, 9:49am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: More level crossing madness
Replies: 19
Views: 566

Re: More level crossing madness

However there is a positive side.....

Once again we have normal people helping others and responding to deal with those caught up in the incident
by Cunobelin
17 Feb 2018, 8:16pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Promoting helmet wearing when cycling to work
Replies: 24
Views: 1932

Re: Promoting helmet wearing when cycling to work

I am away from home and on the mobile, so access is limited Look up the Post Office and their attempts at compulsion There is a letter from HSE that clearly states the Pist Office could not enforce helmets as PPE This may be an option in that the H&S staff are acting in direct contradiction of t...
by Cunobelin
17 Feb 2018, 7:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?
Replies: 111
Views: 2406

Re: What's with cycling on the RIGHT of a path?

Give a clear hand signal....makes the whole manoeuvre much clearer
by Cunobelin
17 Feb 2018, 7:38am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Gearing question for recumbents.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Gearing question for recumbents.

Forget the fact that it is a recumbent!!!!!

Derailleur positioning, tensioning and adjustment is exactly the same as for any other bike / trike
by Cunobelin
16 Feb 2018, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sabbath September
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Sabbath September

Black?
by Cunobelin
16 Feb 2018, 6:55am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Free tram + bus travel to cut emissions?
Replies: 42
Views: 778

Re: Free tram + bus travel to cut emissions?

There is an interesting history with London. Leaving aside the political party aspect and looking at the actual events The Council decided that we were subsidising vehicles, then a small increase in the rates would finance a subsidy for public transport The Council decided on a low fares system and ...
by Cunobelin
16 Feb 2018, 6:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Free tram + bus travel to cut emissions?
Replies: 42
Views: 778

Re: Free tram + bus travel to cut emissions?

I catch a bus on occasion from work Wednesday was typical - the service runs every ten minutes According to the "Live" phone app - it is due in 2 minutes, and next service is at 4 minutes, 8 minute and 21 minutes According to the "Live" bus stop display, it is due , and in 10 min...
by Cunobelin
15 Feb 2018, 6:41am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 918
Views: 55482

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

The post does't read like that though does it. It is basically trivialising the OPs concerns.... He is the OP, Mark. And if you have a quick glance through some of his earlier posts on this thread you will see that he is very serious about it. He's just getting a bit miffed about the focus shifting...
by Cunobelin
14 Feb 2018, 6:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Do you "read" enough?
Replies: 17
Views: 496

Re: Do you "read" enough?

I have three types of book that I read 1. The easy reads - If I have projects that require concentration and detail then I tend to read (and enjoy) the "No brain strain" thrillers such as Mark Dawson and David Archer 2. More serious - These are the ones that I read when I am just relaxing,...
by Cunobelin
13 Feb 2018, 7:04pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Roof rack for recumbents
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: Roof rack for recumbents

They work

The only thing that you have to be careful of is the wheelbase..... Some recumbents have a distance that means you cannot secure both front and rear of the bike


I remember the guy in Halfords as I went back three times with three different recumbents to check they fitted!!!!
by Cunobelin
12 Feb 2018, 6:46am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are you a lottery dupe?
Replies: 34
Views: 711

Re: Are you a lottery dupe?

Someone once suggested selecting a set of numbers but never buying a lottery ticket. Every week your numbers don't come up add £1 to your virtual balance. If they win a prize deduct it from your total. It is very unlikely that you will end up with a negative balance. We had a guy at work who calcul...
by Cunobelin
12 Feb 2018, 6:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vaping - Horrible Smell
Replies: 40
Views: 899

Re: Vaping - Horrible Smell

I'm actually an ex-smoker and I'd have preferred the smell of tobacco smoke. None as pure as the purified! Urban legend was that most ex-smokers are "the worst" when it comes to not tolerating cigarette smoke - I actually enjoy it and am quite happy with people smoking. That said, I would...
by Cunobelin
12 Feb 2018, 6:29am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 268
Views: 4877

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

But the lovely thing about speed limits and red lights is that we don't need to take up any police officer time. We could automate enforcement of these and leave the police to do the more dangerous crimes instead of the current situation where there aren't enough cameras on. We could automate RLJin...