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by recumbentpanda
11 Oct 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: One solution to tailgating?
Replies: 119
Views: 41782

Re: One solution to tailgating?

A good solution to tailgating was one I saw one chilly morning on Chiswick High Street. A Foden steam wagon with the safety valve just lifting. Any car driver getting too close found themselves enveloped in their own small private world of thick fog! Perhaps turbo-charged vape machines could be deve...
by recumbentpanda
26 Aug 2019, 8:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bells on bikes
Replies: 126
Views: 5225

Re: Bells on bikes

[I understand there is a sect which sees single panniers as heresy.


It’s worse than that. There’s a sect that sees double panniers as heresy!
by recumbentpanda
10 Aug 2019, 5:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Green Lanes Blog
Replies: 30
Views: 1718

Re: The Green Lanes Blog

I hike barefoot. That’s right, barefoot as in skin on the ground, not as in stupid rubber gloves for feet. My biggest bugbear in places like the Lake District, the Highlands and many other beauty spots is the sheer amount of sharp ballast, grit gravel and other unwanted stonework dropped on the path...
by recumbentpanda
27 Jul 2019, 1:54pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we learn from LSBTIQ* campaigns?
Replies: 46
Views: 7537

Re: What can we learn from LSBTIQ* campaigns?

To return boringly to the original question, I would point out that the key elements of the kind of political approach to campaigning for change that the LGBTQ movement has used, are not unique to that group. The Disability Rights Movement, and Feminism have both used similar strategies. The origin ...
by recumbentpanda
25 Jul 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 109
Views: 11783

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

“I would that there were no age at all from sixteen to two and twenty, for the in between is nothing but fighting, wenching, whoring and outraging the ancientry.”

-some bloke in a play a few hundred years ago :lol:
by recumbentpanda
18 Jul 2019, 10:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dooring Cyclists
Replies: 22
Views: 5407

Re: Dooring Cyclists

Don’t forget that headrests on car seats can make it very hard to see if they are occupied or not, in the few seconds you have to judge.

Also, with the amount of parked cars round my way, if I checked every car for occupants I’d never have time to look at anything else on the road!
by recumbentpanda
28 Jun 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What's this called?
Replies: 5
Views: 503

Re: What's this called?

Round pin, low voltage, plug and socket.

Consult RadioShack catalog and the like for many many variants on this theme. Some may well have weatherproof seals.

Hope this helps
by recumbentpanda
21 Jun 2019, 4:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’
Replies: 189
Views: 21935

Re: The Tragic Proliferation of ‘Drive-Cycling’

I have added to this post on a number of occasions but still find it strange that the OP, a cyclist i assume, wishes to campaign for the ending of all competitive cycling, touring and long distance cycling events. :roll: Sorry but I cannot let this stand. I wish to campaign for nothing of the sort,...
by recumbentpanda
24 May 2019, 9:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

@Ellieb & mjr: “over two metres wide” (Probably quite a lot over, now I think about it!)

@Mike Sales: Alas, the ‘hierarchy’ thing had occurred to me too. It’s deeply sad, if true.
by recumbentpanda
24 May 2019, 9:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Re: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

@Ellieb Un fortunately for that theory, it happens when I ride my uprights too. It must be the hat . . . Or my face . . . :)
by recumbentpanda
20 May 2019, 10:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?
Replies: 11
Views: 866

Cowering pedestrians -is it just me?

Cyclists often complain of pedestrians being obstructive, but I seem to have the opposite problem. I must present a terrifying spectacle because I often notice pedestrians I pass on my local shared use paths shrinking away from me. For example, me travelling southbound at a moderate pace, two older ...
by recumbentpanda
18 May 2019, 4:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Linear Limo
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Re: Linear Limo

I too have the old ‘Iowa-built’ Linear. It is no speed machine, despite relatively light weight, but is certainly a very pleasant tourer. As with all long wheelbase bents the rear wheel, as mentioned, is the one for heavy braking, and the front, being lightly loaded should generally be left strictly...
by recumbentpanda
17 May 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Radio panel discussion about road behaviour
Replies: 39
Views: 1940

Re: Radio panel discussion about road behaviour

Methinks the ‘and?’ Is in your court! :D
by recumbentpanda
17 May 2019, 8:43am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?
Replies: 42
Views: 3352

Re: Reverse-wearing a cassette...?

It interests me that some velomobile riders report much longer drivetrain life than average[*] With modern materials and manufacturing methods, surely it’s possible to design a derailleur compatible chaincase for some types of bike? [*]velomobile designs differ in the amount of protection they give ...
by recumbentpanda
15 May 2019, 8:46am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat
Replies: 6
Views: 2635

Re: Attaching/drilling to a hard seat

Drilling into any kind of fibre reinforced laminate is a bit of a mission. Unless precautions are taken, the drill bit can easily skate about and wander on the gel coat. Glass fibre is horrible crunchy stuff, like trying to accurately drill shreddies. Carbon fibre even worse, plus the dust and debri...