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by JohnW
10 Dec 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How's your weather?
Replies: 61
Views: 1805

Re: How's your weather?

How's our weather Mick - it only rains between downpours.................... :roll: .
by JohnW
8 Dec 2019, 10:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist with road rage
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: Cyclist with road rage

In perspective - how many motorists have cyclists killed, and how many cyclists have motorists killed? :?: :? Following on from your immediately previous post - there are idiots on bikes and idiots driving vehicles. The idiots on bikes are just idiots, but idiots behind steering wheels can be kille...
by JohnW
8 Dec 2019, 6:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cyclist with road rage
Replies: 22
Views: 939

Re: Cyclist with road rage

In perspective - how many motorists have cyclists killed, and how many cyclists have motorists killed?
by JohnW
2 Dec 2019, 3:41pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 617
Views: 347868

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

Just to add to the accolades - Spa had some brake levers I'd despaired of - I ordered them over the 'phone last Tuesday. The cost was £49. The chap I spoke to said that if I gave an order for £50 it would be post free. I added some bar tape which took it to £52 - it seemed like a generous discount a...
by JohnW
27 Nov 2019, 8:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heights of lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Heights of lights.

https://www.cyclinguk.org/lighting-regulations note that - there is (apparently) no minimum height for a front light. Max =1500mm - the range of permissible rear light heights (350-1500mm) is not the same as the range of permissible rear reflector heights (250-900mm). cheers Thanks Brucey - somehow...
by JohnW
27 Nov 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heights of lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Re: Heights of lights.

mattheus wrote:If you get a bike from Halfords and the lighting setup seems a little odd, now you know why!

:)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by JohnW
26 Nov 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Heights of lights.
Replies: 21
Views: 1253

Heights of lights.

Please educate me. I know that this information is available, but perhaps someone would save me the trouble - as a friendly gesture among friends :D :D :D
Minimum height of rear and front lights on bikes?
by JohnW
19 Nov 2019, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Requiem for An Honest Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Requiem for An Honest Man?

reohn2 wrote:It's all been said before a million times over so I won't bore anyone with the details other than to say,the system is rigged and we all know who in favour of.

I think you're right John.
by JohnW
19 Nov 2019, 11:38am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Requiem for An Honest Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Requiem for An Honest Man?

By way of a P.S. - I quite agree with Polisman, but I struggle with some of his terminology : 'Proles'? 'Suborners'? 'Coteries'? 'Gharks'? Am I making wild guesses to fully understand? 'Hoos'? Oh, not mine! You have the incredible Mr. Cugel to thank for such literary splendididness! I do however in...
by JohnW
18 Nov 2019, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Requiem for An Honest Man?
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: Requiem for An Honest Man?

'The longer I live, the more I feel that the individual is not so much to blame - not even the worst individuals, not even the 'best' citizens - as the system of corruption which has grown up about us, and which rewards an honest man with a mere living and a crook with all the magnificence of our m...
by JohnW
18 Nov 2019, 11:22pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Future of CUK - survey
Replies: 24
Views: 1544

Re: Future of CUK - survey

Not quite. Turns out these are two different questionnaires about two different things, each sent to different subsets of members. The first is broadly about how to market Cycling UK, and the second is asking about a new membership package. (a local member asked Cycling UK and this was the answer t...
by JohnW
22 Oct 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!
Replies: 50
Views: 2291

Re: Dropped seat stays - good bad or ugly?!

I see that frame as just a joke - gimmick for the sake of gimmick - not the rational, structural logic of the classic double triangle frame.
Each to their own though.
by JohnW
22 Oct 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?

As an aside, I originally posted this on the "Does Anyone Know?" section.
Does anyone know why, or by whom, this was moved to the "Tea Shop", which is treated less seriously and has fewer participants.
by JohnW
22 Oct 2019, 2:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?

2). The toxic and dangerous chemical/metal which is integral in rechargeable batteries such as the batteries used in electric cars - and possibly electric bikes - which causes environmental problems when the batteries are life expired and need to be replaced? Cobalt I'm surprised at the presence of...
by JohnW
19 Oct 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?
Replies: 8
Views: 617

Re: ...........about poluting the planet to death...........?

Thank you slowster and axel-knutt - that really helps me.