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by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Saddle moving
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Saddle moving

Have you tried wrapping something around the rails? I might try duct tape or emery cloth.

But I agree with the folks who think a new seat pin is in order.
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 3:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 41
Views: 1322

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

With regards to bus / tram priority at signals, I've found the following general information with some links to other information. Here it is in Norwegian https://www.tiltak.no/b-endre-transportmiddelfordeling/b-2-tilrettelegging-kollektivtransport/b-2-1/ and google translated, in case that works &a...
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 3:31pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bus controlled traffic lights
Replies: 41
Views: 1322

Re: Bus controlled traffic lights

On busier roads, where there are bus lanes, however much some people may enjoy dodging buses I prefer it if none come past when I am in the bus lane, not too improbable the way buses are fading away in Bristol, but still disconcerting if they do. Use signalling to redesign the traffic flows to move...
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Dandelions, thistles and moss
Replies: 11
Views: 172

Re: Dandelions, thistles and moss

I pull up thistles where they will bother us, and all of them from out of my vegetables. But otherwise, I leave them alone, except for feeding some to our rabbits. We have trees on two sides of our garden, raspberries and red currants growing, so I plan to make the garden into a semi-wild minitature...
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days
Replies: 13
Views: 308

Re: Cambridge - 2 left hooks in 2 days

How do we know these were left hooks?
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 10:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How do you look behind with falling off your bike
Replies: 44
Views: 1934

Re: How do you look behind with falling off your bike

When I was teaching Bikeability, I had a few folks who couldn't manage this. What I got them to try was a couple of different things. One of the two usually worked... Keep in mind that this is for UK roads, so in countries where your ride on the right, you have to do it on the other side. Method 1 K...
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 10:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Local accents - what be yourn?
Replies: 24
Views: 530

Re: Local accents - what be yourn?

I hardly have a local accent, from anywhere. If I take one of those thing for the US, they can usually place me, at least where I lived the longest in the US. If I take those things for the UK, I get different answers, but all in the southern part of England. That makes sense, in a way. The longest ...
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 9:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13223
Views: 324493

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

It was running at about 600 per minute overnight (when people sleep) so it could be 2000 per minute now. I don't what the limit is. Petitions is down for maintenance We know about it and we're working on it. Please try again later Offically crashed but it was running I think at about 2 - 3000 per m...
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 9:50am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 6209

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Sorry if I wasn't clear. I separated the posts that were purely about Brexit & politics, and left the ones that are about Brexit impact on cycle touring.
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 9:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?
Replies: 89
Views: 6209

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

The Brexit discussion has been moved to the appropriate thread. Please reserve this thread specifically for discussion of the impacts on cycle touring.

Thank you.
by Vorpal
21 Mar 2019, 8:17am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13223
Views: 324493

Re: Anyone else putting off touring decisions due to Br***t?

Apart from our historical ties, just contemplate the current impact on your economy: the financial and manufacturing sectors are abandoning the UK ship. The same applies to academics (I know). We need each other ( I know - I am an economic historian: on your own you are doomed). Willem, with the gr...
by Vorpal
20 Mar 2019, 8:22am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13223
Views: 324493

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I think he is talking about https://www.euractiv.com/section/uk-europe/news/eu-swiss-talks-hit-impasse-causing-brexit-confusion/ Here's a little more information from the FT from last year https://www.ft.com/content/d596a2a8-f865-11e8-8b7c-6fa24bd5409c For those who can't be bothered to read it all,...
by Vorpal
19 Mar 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: feedback about moderation
Replies: 71
Views: 8343

Re: feedback about moderation

... I wonder why I didn't find that. An educated guess is that you searched "forum.ctc.org.uk", the earliest url configuration of the current forum. The original forum was "ctcforum.org.uk". I can't recall how or when I discovered that, it certainly wasn't from memory. yes, I'm ...
by Vorpal
19 Mar 2019, 3:02pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Am I mad, newbie tourer
Replies: 108
Views: 4989

Re: Am I mad, newbie tourer

No need to delete things at random; there should be a Battery app that will tell you what's eating your battery. A lot of modern Skinners' box-type games have push notifications, as does things like Facebook, which obviously uses some battery but I'm not sure how much. That's true for newer verison...
by Vorpal
19 Mar 2019, 2:41pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 13223
Views: 324493

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I wonder about that. The Norway deal has Norway as a vassal state following the EU dictates? The Labour party want a customs union as far as I understand it ie a union of equals ( not likely?)? Since May has dominated the arena there hasnt been much debate what these other alternatives really mean ...