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by francovendee
1 Jul 2019, 7:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5256

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Nothing I've read convinces me we are ready for the private EV. The infrastructure just isn't there (yet). I'm not saying it won't work given time but simply plugging them in when you reach your destination isn't possible. In a few years there will be more charging points, but never enough to satisf...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 7:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5256

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

......Electric cars will be the only ones on the road eventually, but there's a lot of things to put in place before they are. Imagine the step change from horse and cart to the horseless carriage :shock: The change from IC powered vehicles to EV needn't be anywhere near as radical that,but ifwe do...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5256

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Cables everywhere? By this I'm assuming power cables to properties? Nobody yet has answered how everyone gets to plug a car in where and when they need to. Is this coming? If so when? Are we to have festoons of charging points along every street? We still have many water leaks that the water compani...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Fitter now or then

I thinks that's it, Medicine keeping people going longer. Not healthy, not fit, but breathing.
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 4:09pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5256

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

When I worked for a living our MD would take all us managers off site for what he called a 'Blue Sky meeting' where new ideas for the business was encouraged from the attendees . What came from this was in fact very little in benefit to the company. Sometimes (read often) ideas weren't properly cost...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 8:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The only problem with Pinhead locks
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: The only problem with Pinhead locks

Sorry, foolish question but what are they?
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 8:51am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5256

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

Until the cost of EV comes right down, not enough drivers will buy them, no matter about the planet and fossil fuels. Your certainty about the future is touching. Fossil fuels are a finite resource btw. No-one, especially me is disagreeing with you. Folk round here buy cars for a couple of grand. H...
by francovendee
29 Jun 2019, 7:52am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front wheel locked while cycling: disc brake or mudguard?
Replies: 72
Views: 2361

Re: Can disc brakes lock up while cycling?

the mudguard looks as if it was set too close to the tyre at the bottom, too; this may have helped precipitate the accident. This is a secu-clip; https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1403/7343/products/FE83-3_grande.jpg?v=1471030010 this or similar ought to be fitted to a front mudguard, especially if...
by francovendee
28 Jun 2019, 2:56pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Fitter now or then

Can you be fit but unhealthy?
I believe you can be healthy but unfit. I thinks this is the trend amongst the population.
Walk down any High Street and you'll see plenty of evidence of people who may be healthy but would struggle to do anything physically demanding
by francovendee
28 Jun 2019, 7:31am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Re: Fitter now or then

Fit as in, could people today manage to live the way people did in the 60's and 70's without a struggle?
by francovendee
27 Jun 2019, 7:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitter now or then
Replies: 39
Views: 896

Fitter now or then

Reading MickF' posthttps://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=130709 got me thinking. I wonder if we are a fitter nation than we were in the 60’s and 70’s? Smoking wasn’t something that was thought to have big health risks so most people smoked. This obviously caused an early death for man...
by francovendee
27 Jun 2019, 3:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hydrogen Vehicles
Replies: 278
Views: 5256

Re: Hydrogen Vehicles

I like the idea of electric cars charged from renewable electricity generation. Some one up thread questioned what to do if you live somewhere with only street parking and this may prove to have no solution with the number of cars currently on the road. Imagine a street with power points every 2 car...
by francovendee
26 Jun 2019, 8:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 17617
Views: 429875

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

After 3 years of endless press coverage there has been, in my opinion, little shifting of peoples views. In fact I'd say the opposite. When interviewed both sides remain entrenched, public and politicians. The trouble is everything appears to be of secondary importance to both major parties. Whateve...
by francovendee
26 Jun 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain ring bolts
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Chain ring bolts

skyhawk wrote:Hmmm just done mine, I used a 1p ?

Not sure how, as on mine a screwdriver doesn't fit because the centre part is higher than the 2 small slots on the outer edge.
by francovendee
25 Jun 2019, 8:43am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Language pedants
Replies: 56
Views: 1193

Re: Language pedants

Jeremy vine, great show! JV replaced Jimmy Young when he retired. JY's programme was basically the same, and JV carried it on. The main difference is that JV allows people to phone in and rant. JY used to read out the comments. His show may be ok if you like that sort of thing, but it's his voice a...