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by niggle
13 Oct 2019, 3:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 636
Views: 12412

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Cugel would a Nissan eNV200 5 or 7 seater MPV not meet your needs? Might be a bit more expensive to change right now though. One advantage of a full EV over the PHEVs is that they have a much less complicated drive train and therefore better reliability and lower service needs/costs, an EV drive tra...
by niggle
12 Oct 2019, 11:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 636
Views: 12412

Re: Extinction Rebellion

The vast majority of EV owners have a charger at home, which is virtually 100% reliable, very cheap compared to public charging points and becomes more and more possible to use exclusively as EV real ranges improve, now up to at least 150 miles for the vast majority of models, some considerably more...
by niggle
10 Oct 2019, 11:59am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 636
Views: 12412

Re: Extinction Rebellion

by niggle
10 Oct 2019, 11:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 636
Views: 12412

Re: Extinction Rebellion

Individual action such as going vegan, getting rid of the car, stopping flying, etc., etc. are of course worth doing but will not make the necessary difference, the threat to humanity and the entire ecosystem is at least as severe as the threat we faced in 1939. The 1940s generation's defeat of the ...
by niggle
19 Sep 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

My OTOH and I have looked around for somewhere to retire to, thinking about downsizing or at least downsizing housing costs, but have not found anywhere in the UK to beat Cornwall, however we are seriously considering Brittany...
by niggle
19 Sep 2019, 12:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

nez wrote:The Suffolk/Essex border but shhh! Secret

Constable Country so not that much of a secret... I lived just outside Sudbury for a bit and yes going east to Flatford and along the Stour valley was rather picturesque.
by niggle
18 Sep 2019, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sach pentasport single cable trigger shifter
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Sach pentasport single cable trigger shifter

the solid wire shifting is a bit like Shimano Positron. Not a fan. Also not a fan of the whole pushrod arrangement in these hubs, or the clickboxes that drive it. These parts go wrong all the time. It is however possible to convert these 'two rods on the right' hubs to use a control rod each side, ...
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Not my experience in the Truro area this year. This rather long link shows you non-trunk roads with 20/30/40mph limits: https://overpass-turbo.eu/map.html?Q=%5Bout%3Ajson%5D%5Btimeout%3A25%5D%3B%0A%2F%2F%20gather%20results%0A%28%0A%20%20%2F%2F%20query%20part%20for%3A%20%E2%80%9Chighway%3D*%20and%20...
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

Problem around South Norfolk is the obsessive surface dressing and they they never bother to sweep yo the loose chipping afterwards. That causes two issues - the loose chippings towards the edge of the road mean you pull in to the edge a bit and braking and steering becomes a challenge plus, they d...
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 4:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sach pentasport single cable trigger shifter
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Sach pentasport single cable trigger shifter

Thanks, both the SRAM and Sachs are drum brake versions with alloy hub shells. I liked the brake, it is not too powerful but it is fuss free and is just fine as long as you have a good front brake. I have worked out that the range of the hub should be fine coupled with a front hub ebike kit I am cur...
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 4:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

mjr wrote:I just fear for this country when so many cyclists seem to think 60mph-limit narrow bendy carriageways are good enough.
40mph limits are common out of town on C class or unclassified roads round here, even some B roads.
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 3:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

... there could be a car coming around any corner. Stay indoors people!!! It's the only way to ensure your safety. LOL, it is the way they are driven that counts the most IMO, locally, despite my previous comment, the vast majority are driven patiently and carefully, unlike in some parts of the UK ...
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...the best UK place to live for cycling
Replies: 95
Views: 3088

Re: ...the best UK place to live for cycling

mjr wrote:Also, Devon and Cornwall are not "rolling" - they're far too often flipping steep!

Agreed, but as suggested an ebike is a simple solution that magically reduces the "flipping steepness" to "rolling countryside" levels of effort, or less.
by niggle
17 Sep 2019, 3:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sach pentasport single cable trigger shifter
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Sach pentasport single cable trigger shifter

I had a SRAM P5 version previously, with twist grip shifter which I used fora littel while before grafting it onto my daughter's uni bike. It has not given her any trouble but I did not like the twist grip, you had to be very careful to avoid tight radius bends in the gear cable as that exacerbated ...