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by merseymouth
26 Jan 2015, 12:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh Tram Tracks Court Case
Replies: 22
Views: 3946

Re: Edinburgh Tram Tracks Court Case

Hi All, If anyone wants to see the risk posed to cyclists by tram-tracks then watch a re-run of the latest "Top Gear" episode? The sight of "The Hamster" going base over apex on a £9'000 Pinarello is worth the pain & suffering of having to put up with Clarkson! I watch it to ...
by merseymouth
25 Jan 2015, 8:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh Tram Tracks Court Case
Replies: 22
Views: 3946

Re: Edinburgh Tram Tracks Court Case

Hello 661 Pete, Glad to have put a name to your long forgotten memory. I learnt about the incident in a copy of Cycling, which was featuring the inquest, might still have the copy in my hidden hoard? Even then the powers that be tried all of the usual ruse in the book to attribute all of the blame o...
by merseymouth
24 Jan 2015, 1:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh Tram Tracks Court Case
Replies: 22
Views: 3946

Re: Edinburgh Tram Tracks Court Case

Hello All, I am mindful of the report in the cycling press of the Inquest into the death of frame-builder Maurice Selbach? It was back in the 1930's, possibly 35 or 37. He sadly was killed by the silly tram tracks, a very competent cyclist who was used to their presence! The Coroner condemned the us...
by merseymouth
21 Jan 2015, 6:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Dangerous cyclists
Replies: 16
Views: 4102

Re: Dangerous cyclists

Hi All, I concur fully with reohn2! The pavement is the reserve of pedestrians, no cars, no pedal cycles and runners exercise caution if the use the pavement! Because so many people are really too stupid to understand the need for Safety Laws shouldn't be used as an excuse to endanger anyone. Also a...
by merseymouth
11 Jan 2015, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cold setting
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: cold setting

Hi there, There is some hope on the freewheel front? One of my machines can only use a threaded block, Diff tricycle, also can't use more than 24 t ! Was stuck with Sh**ano which are low quality. Then I found out about IRD Freewheels, available at a number of place, Spa, SJS et al. Look much better ...
by merseymouth
9 Jan 2015, 1:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton rear mudguard extension
Replies: 8
Views: 2049

Re: Brompton rear mudguard extension

Hi there, Just a thought, would one of the flexible front mudguard flap be suitable? Looks like it might do what you want. TTFN MM
by merseymouth
8 Jan 2015, 4:03pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Proposed 20mph speed limit for Edinburgh
Replies: 39
Views: 5917

Re: Proposed 20mph speed limit for Edinburgh

Hi Again, It seems to me that when the Police cite "Budget Limits" as to being the reason for lack of traffic enforcement they never mention where far too much of the money goes? Maybe they should cut back on late night/early morning cover outside Clubs, Pubs & Bars! That's where Merse...
by merseymouth
5 Jan 2015, 8:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why long prison sentences are not the answer
Replies: 101
Views: 17701

Re: Why long prison sentences are not the answer

Hi Thirdcrank, Yes, the Tunnel Police are a Special Constabulary, with quite a limited area of operational control. Unlike the P-of-L Police which has a far greater area of operation? Roughly speaking the have powers that extend to 10 kilometers from the ports coastal track, which covers up to Morec...
by merseymouth
4 Jan 2015, 11:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Why long prison sentences are not the answer
Replies: 101
Views: 17701

Re: Why long prison sentences are not the answer

Hi There, Please stand corrected over "Members of a Special Constabulary", that is not correct! A "Special Constabulary" is specifically a Non-Home Office Regulated force. One example being the "Port of Liverpool Police", of which I know a fair bit. A very funny bunch o...
by merseymouth
4 Jan 2015, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Interesting analysis of the stresses on a wheel
Replies: 18
Views: 1870

Re: Interesting analysis of the stresses on a wheel

Hi Guys & Girls, Very interesting stuff, way above my head & level of maths! But may I throw into the mix the different loads & needs exerted on spokes when used in Tricycle Wheels? R.S.V.P. TTFN MM
by merseymouth
1 Jan 2015, 6:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterrent sentencing for pavement cycling?
Replies: 90
Views: 10552

Re: Deterrent sentencing for pavement cycling?

Hi There, Judging by comment such as "It's debatable whether it is unlawful to drive on to the pavement to park", it would appear that we need a simple publication which states just what exactly the dangerous motor-vehicle user might be prosecuted for when it comes to pavement abuse? One i...
by merseymouth
1 Jan 2015, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Who's now qualified to moderate the technical board now?
Replies: 49
Views: 3904

Re: Who's now qualified to moderate the technical board now?

Hi There, A great 2015 to all out there. May I ask that the first task of any "Diversity Officer" to be to get more folk "Cycling", not just aiming for bicycle use? As the new boss at CTC chose to use the word in the specific I won't hold my breath! I to question the direction in...
by merseymouth
24 Dec 2014, 4:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Philips Bicycle manufacturing - mid 1950's
Replies: 17
Views: 2362

Re: Philips Bicycle manufacturing - mid 1950's

Hi There, Wow, Great footage, all of it! The X-Crafts, the trade shows, a real time warp. Phillips, Raleigh, Perkins engines all worth viewing. Thanks for letting is view them. TTFN Merry Christmas MM
by merseymouth
21 Dec 2014, 10:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of help for dementia suffering cyclists
Replies: 29
Views: 1945

Re: Of help for dementia suffering cyclists

Hello again, Sadly sometimes there is no answer! Dementia at it's root takes away the person we know so well, when the very things that made them what they were become beyond their safe control? Often the first thing which becomes intolerable for sufferers & carers is the issues arising from dri...
by merseymouth
20 Dec 2014, 2:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Of help for dementia suffering cyclists
Replies: 29
Views: 1945

Re: Of help for dementia suffering cyclists

Hi There, Please try to understand the problems involved with Dementis, not merely say they won't remember to switch things et al! The variation of what issues & even when or how often they occur makes Dementia a very difficult area to make a simple one size fits all suggestion! For myself, I wo...