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by mark a.
23 Jan 2017, 11:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65895

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I found out that you can buy a Zoe outright, but instead of a buying a nice car for a reasonable price, you pay nearly 50% more just to own the battery. The only option is to rent. Cheapest you can rent one for is £59 a month, and for the mileage we do, it would be £84 per month. Well done for gett...
by mark a.
23 Jan 2017, 8:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65895

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

The new Renault Zoe has a big range, and you no longer need to rent the battery. Yes you do. Read the Renault website. ZOE pricing ZOE is available from £13,995 for Expression with a mandatory battery hire of £59 per month. Hmmm, you might be right. In the video I linked (at 3 minutes) he states th...
by mark a.
20 Jan 2017, 11:11pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65895

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

I've been considering this for months. I'd love a lecky car. The trouble is, it costs more to run an electric car than a petrol one. The main issue, is the price of the battery. You can rent the battery, but the rental is more than the cost of the petrol. You can buy the battery, but some years dow...
by mark a.
18 Nov 2016, 9:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65895

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

Forget LPG and all that. It'll all be hybrids, plugin hybrids and full electric (and / or hydrogen fuel cell) soon.
by mark a.
13 Nov 2016, 11:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Alternate ways of mounting front lights
Replies: 21
Views: 1886

Re: Alternate ways of mounting front lights

I think fork crown mounting is my favourite location. It's where most dynamo front lights go, and it works with battery lights too. Can be fiddly or impossible to set up, though, depending on your specific arrangement of bolt holes, bolt length, mudguard mounts, brake cables (esp. cantilever or V-br...
by mark a.
11 Nov 2016, 9:58am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling
Replies: 951
Views: 65895

Re: Diesel - seriously thinking of giving up cycling

The death of diesel is coming, but who knows about the time-frame and whether you're happy to wait until then. What with VW diesel-gate, cities like London & Paris hoping to ban diesels from 2020, the improvements in efficient petrol engines and the rise of electric and hybrid cars, diesels won'...
by mark a.
4 Oct 2016, 10:08pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC
Replies: 56
Views: 25605

Re: Are CTC members happy with the direction of the CTC

I'm delighted with the way Cycling UK is going, and I much prefer the new name.

So there.
by mark a.
3 Oct 2016, 7:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Apple Mac spelling
Replies: 26
Views: 927

Re: Apple Mac spelling

On mine: Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 15.44.09.png And system preferences Screen Shot 2016-10-03 at 15.54.15.png I've never bothered to change it so maybe try fixing yours to "British English" (if it isn't already) Ian Mick F, if you try the page in Psamathe's post (System Preferences -> Key...
by mark a.
25 Jul 2016, 9:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Surprise: nicer without indexing
Replies: 42
Views: 2306

Re: Surprise: nicer without indexing

I tried it when my bike still had bar-end shifters. It was a pleasant intellectual exercise, but for me the benefits of indexing won out. In friction mode I could change gears quickly or accurately, but not both at the same time, especially in the pressure of dealing with traffic on my commute. So I...
by mark a.
6 Jul 2016, 10:03pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!
Replies: 64
Views: 45644

Re: ITV4 TDF Commentators Have Changed!

I'm watching the highlights only (and I'm a couple of days behind, too) and the Ned / Millar pairing is miles better for me. At no point has either of them said "years of age", so I'm happy.
by mark a.
19 May 2016, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 736
Views: 109157

Re: New Route Planner

That looks fan-blimmin-tastic. Thanks Richard!
by mark a.
11 Apr 2016, 9:43am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Forum bugs - Cycling UK
Replies: 2
Views: 3293

Forum bugs - Cycling UK

There are a few remaining little things following the move to Cycling UK branding on these forums:

- I use the Prosilver Special Edition board style and the main logo (top left) is showing the phpBB logo (site_logo.gif)
- The favicon is still the cartoon cyclist
by mark a.
7 Apr 2016, 12:01am
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 58718

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Well, I like the rebrand. Can I ask why? I never really liked the CTC name that much - I'm not really a tourer (when I joined I was mostly commuting and mountain biking) and I don't really like clubs. So for me Cycling UK fits better as a name and as a concept. I'm not a huge fan of the new logo (i...
by mark a.
6 Apr 2016, 10:35pm
Forum: The Cycling UK brand refresh
Topic: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future
Replies: 142
Views: 58718

Re: The Rebrand is Essential to our Future

Well, I like the rebrand.