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by tim-b
22 Dec 2019, 9:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20742

Re: Why wear black?

Hi I have asked this before... Is having a dark cloured car with a proven increase in accident rate "Darwinism in action"? Is walking across a Supermarket car park, where risk assessments for staff require HiViz "Darwinism in action"? No, surrounded by a tonne of metal and all-ma...
by tim-b
22 Dec 2019, 8:05am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20742

Re: Why wear black?

Hi Loughborough University Motor Vehicle and Pedal Cycle Conspicuity: part 3 - Retro-reflective and Fluorescent Materials, final report ( https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/2736982.pdf ) is worth a read, "Combined performance fluorescent-retro-reflective materials should be permitted under ECE104 ...
by tim-b
22 Dec 2019, 7:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying front lights ( for bike & helmet ) @ <= £100 each
Replies: 22
Views: 1047

Re: front light

Hi NO. It is Illegal & you would face being fined, having the light confiscated and points on your driving licence . As a cyclist? Fine, yes. Confiscation for testing/evidence, yes. Points on your licence, please show me the source for this. You can be disqualified under s 146 Powers of Criminal...
by tim-b
22 Dec 2019, 7:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Phd application form - subject 'Reducing the ice hazard for cyclists'
Replies: 28
Views: 1533

Re: Phd application form - subject 'Reducing the ice hazard for cyclists'

Hi I'd imagine treating cycle paths by gritting to be fairly inefficient. 6mm-10mm lumps of rock strewn beneath your tyres anyone? For gritting to be most effective traffic needs to pass to mix the salt into solution with the water already present, and there won't be too much traffic. The system mig...
by tim-b
19 Dec 2019, 5:34am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: New chain

Hi There have been various issues with chain components over the years and most that I remember have been around the hardening process making side plates brittle I ran a Shimano chain with just the manufacturers grease once but it was a noisy experience. I still use Shimano chains, but always lubed ...
by tim-b
18 Dec 2019, 9:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CAAD 12 Durability for commuting.
Replies: 24
Views: 2959

Re: CAAD 12 Durability for commuting.

Hi are related to crevices; Keep an aluminium seat post greased, regularly check it (before and after the salty season will do) and it won't corrode, whether in a steel frame, an aluminium frame or CF. Grease fasteners such as steel bolts into aluminium dropout mudguard eyes and maintain in the same...
by tim-b
18 Dec 2019, 7:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lorry driver jailed for doctor's death.
Replies: 49
Views: 1506

Re: Lorry driver jailed for doctor's death.

Hi What I'm trying to say is what does a court have to do to prove that a driver is dangerous as opposed to only careless? The courts examine the evidence along with the charge put before them. If the CPS decide that the appropriate charge is either careless or dangerous then that's what the courts ...
by tim-b
18 Dec 2019, 6:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: CAAD 12 Durability for commuting.
Replies: 24
Views: 2959

Re: CAAD 12 Durability for commuting.

Hi whereas once exposed to road salt, aluminium... ...is a somewhat disingenuous comment; any common frame material exposed to road salt will corrode. Keep the paint touched up and an aluminium frame will last many years, as will a CF frame. You can buy a new disc braked aluminium frameset (with CF ...
by tim-b
15 Dec 2019, 4:33pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 64
Views: 2771

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

Hi How do you fill up with cash then? Traditionally people use either petrol or diesel, although burning notes could be cheaper :D The pump (or kiosk) take an amount of cash and later you get change. I know that 3/4 tank is about £40 in mine, so I pay that up front and either spend it all at which p...
by tim-b
15 Dec 2019, 4:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: sweating
Replies: 43
Views: 2290

Re: sweating

Hi For me the trick with a windproof is to have the windproof panels forward facing and roubaix fleece panels facing rearward. Windproof all-over and I'm boiled-in-a-bag. Here are a couple of examples: https://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/Windshear-Windproof-Road-Cycling-Jacket-p/pol01-6146-p.htm http...
by tim-b
15 Dec 2019, 6:13am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles
Replies: 64
Views: 2771

Re: Using ANPR to deny fuel to uninsured/untaxed vehicles

Hi Pop up barriers at exit and entrance would be my solution Which is fine until they break/are popped up when a fire breaks out on the forecourt and/or the electricity master switch is pulled/someone abandons their steering-locked uninsured/untaxed/un-MoTd shed at the barrier when they can't exit, ...
by tim-b
10 Dec 2019, 5:20am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1351

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Hi Where are we meant to get good quality 8.4v waterproof battery packs from Two sources that spring to mind... MTB batteries in the W Mids (link) I have personal experience of products from Mark, excellent. Torchy (link) No personal experience but a good reputation. Nobody is immune from Li-Ion bat...
by tim-b
7 Dec 2019, 5:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The quest for Specialised mudguard eyebolts . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: ... what this is called?

Hi
Buy some small P-clips and use normal M5(?) screws
I think that Trek did a similar widget so you could try your local dealer
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
5 Dec 2019, 9:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1351

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Hi
T1A is a slow blow (time delay) 1 amp fuse

Yep, the component on the other side is the bridge rectifier, plainly marked BD1 which I saw at the time. Don't ask, I don't know why either :)
Regards
tim-b
by tim-b
5 Dec 2019, 6:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?
Replies: 41
Views: 1351

Re: No fuse in battery charger for 8.4v bike light battery?

Hi
...is actually a fuse (1A 250V AC)

I think that it's marked T1A (T1 is the transformer), and that it's a bridge rectifier
Regards
tim-b