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by NUKe
17 May 2019, 9:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Radio panel discussion about road behaviour
Replies: 39
Views: 1855

Re: Radio panel discussion about road behaviour

landsurfer wrote:As i have said many times before ...
no hands free, no contactless dialling, no phone use while driving, ...
is the only way.

100% agree.
by NUKe
15 May 2019, 11:41pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought
Replies: 36
Views: 1879

Re: Cycling for weight loss - Advice sought

Hi Hoping for some genuine advice, I'm a large guy 16stone and 5,11 I used to be incredible fit through sport but mainly team games. Now at the ripe old age of 50 the team games have well pasted and the "blubber has arrived " I also have been told I have high cholesterol and need to excer...
by NUKe
13 May 2019, 11:39am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank Length - formula?
Replies: 22
Views: 744

Re: Crank Length - formula?

Isn’t this another case, where the theories are all based around racing,, that said I did notice a positive difference when I dropped the Road bike to 170mm after years of riding 175, The grasshopper is currently running the 155mm it came with and these are very comfortable.
by NUKe
5 May 2019, 9:22pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New chain skipping
Replies: 17
Views: 643

Re: New chain skipping

It Will be one of three things in the following order 1 sprockets are worn 2 stiff link 3 chain rings My money is on the first, if the old chain was worn too Far, I.e. past an 1/8th of inch over 12 inch, then the new chain will slip on the sprockets. Even a worn set of sprockets don’t look that worn.
by NUKe
4 May 2019, 5:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Rules or best practice where bus lanes become left filter lanes
Replies: 19
Views: 792

Re: Rules or best practice where bus lanes become left filter lanes

I would stay in lane move to the centre of the lane so the drivers don’t think you are turning left and then head back into the bus lane.

Be confident so the drivers know what you are doing
by NUKe
4 May 2019, 2:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Greatest Post War PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1004

Re: Greatest Post War PM

Ben@Forest wrote:
brynpoeth wrote:300 000 houses? Dwellings?


I think you're probably right. 300,000 individual residences is likely, the first residential tower block was built in 1951. However 'houses' would have been catchier.

I think the word homes would have been used.
by NUKe
3 May 2019, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 470
Views: 8955

Re: Extinction Rebellion

From Facebook: It all makes sense...Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. < SNIP > ..... yep I thought I had seen this before (The we below is not aimed at the ...
by NUKe
3 May 2019, 3:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** Local Election Results **
Replies: 91
Views: 1964

Re: ** Local Election Results **

IT is funny what short memories people have the Lib dems have done no more than recover from their annihilation, at the last time these seats were contested, when the country punished them for broken promises. UKIP has become the party of the racists, which put many of the pro Brexit off. Farage’s n...
by NUKe
2 May 2019, 11:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Hi-tech voting?
Replies: 37
Views: 796

Re: Hi-tech voting?

PH wrote:Had my ID checked when I voted, but no tech. I hear some polling stations have been using touch screens.

Can I ask what was acceptable as I’d, many people do not have photographic id. This is not acceptable if it stops people legitimately voting.
by NUKe
2 May 2019, 4:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: using SD card with Garmin Etrex
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: using SD card with Garmin Etrex

Are you putting it in the gpx folder on the SD card?
by NUKe
1 May 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: GPS Navigation
Replies: 16
Views: 704

Re: GPS Navigation

All my rides - or the ones on new routes I have not ridden before - are Audaxes and therefore long distances. If I am riding for - say 12 - 24 hours at a stretch then using my android phone will not be practical - but I do have RWGPS on it. I am leaning towards the Etrex but I have been told the sc...
by NUKe
28 Apr 2019, 11:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2558

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

Tragically many cyclists who do not need help downgrade to e-bikes to go even faster I wish they would stay at home instead How do you know they don’t need bikes or that they are doing it to faster? And why do you wish they would stay at home? They are not harming anybody and could potentially be a...
by NUKe
27 Apr 2019, 8:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tax breaks for electric bikes?
Replies: 70
Views: 2558

Re: Tax breaks for electric bikes?

In a word no, with the exception you can buy them through the cycle to work scheme provided your employer is signed up.
by NUKe
27 Apr 2019, 1:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A reminder of why I ride a recumbent
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: A reminder of why I ride a recumbent

Flag I had one for awhile.The only thing they are good for is frightening horses. I gave up on the flag when a horse sat down on the road with the rider on. On till I hurriedly alighted and stopped the flag from fluttering, after that I haven’t bothered . I ride mine most of the time now, The only u...
by NUKe
26 Apr 2019, 4:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A reminder of why I ride a recumbent
Replies: 34
Views: 1248

Re: A reminder of why I ride a recumbent

Will this change if recumbents become more common? its there unusualness that makes them stand out, some say its a hunter gatherer response. Humans are good at sensing movement, but we are also good at filtering out familiar things that don't pose a threat, SO an Upwrong is no threat, but a recumbe...