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by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 6:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????
Replies: 49
Views: 1124

Re: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????

I'm not sure everyone posting has actually looked at the link or understood the OP. What do you feel there is to misunderstand with "So, can anyone name a car that has doors that come out 1.5m when open?" Just to confirm your suspicion about the link, I've not looked at the link because i...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Recommend Fast&Comfortable 28mm-32mm Road Tyre for Hardpack?
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Recommend Fast&Comfortable 28mm-32mm Road Tyre for Hardpack?

The Vittoria fans will be along soon, I'm sure - the Rubino Pro is reportedly a fairly good ride at a low price but doesn't come big enough for me - but Schwalbe's regular Marathons and the more roadie Durano are worth considering, while I prefer the lightly-protected Delta Cruiser in 37mm.
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2778

Re: Woman struck by hit and run cyclist dies

Cunobelin wrote:Joe Public sees a case where a cyclist hits (and now kills) a pedestrian, and leaves the scene. Press reports this as a "suspected" hit and run. clearly showing there is doubt.

And why do they see it that way? Because the press misreport it.
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 5:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2778

Re: Woman struck by hit and run cyclist dies

Cyclists really need to have a realistic view of the public opinion.... and defending inappropriate behaviour does not help at all. It is reported as a "suspected hit and run" for a very simple reason. The cyclist hit the pedestrian and ran away. Arguing that there was no offence committe...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 1311

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

Why are footballers not wearing helmets? I believe they do in the straw man league :roll: American Footballers wear helmets. Brain injuries seem to have increased because "when you put face and head protection on people, they’re not as worried about taking blows to that area. And so the aggres...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman struck by hit-and-run cyclist in Dalston dies - BBC
Replies: 84
Views: 2778

Re: Woman struck by hit and run cyclist dies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45497026 Cue mass hysteria from the likes of the Daily Mail. The BBC too, and by consequence, the headline of this topic. It says the walker was "struck by" the cyclist - something that they normally refuse to do when a motorist hits a cyclist,...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 1:41pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 251
Views: 12566

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

Yes you should so you know what you are talking about, so should I, but I can cycle well enough and far enough without a motor and I do not want to go faster Maybe later? Yeah, that's it, so far I don't feel that I need it, so I've not tried it. I've ridden alongside e-bikes for hundreds of miles a...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 1:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????
Replies: 49
Views: 1124

Re: Does anyone have car doors 1.5m wide?????

About 1.4m on the Alfa Mito (3-door)... and the passing mat measures the 1.5m from the centre of the bike (see below) and hybrid handlebars are typically 0.6m wide, so 0.3m either side, so the fully-open door would overlap 0.2m of handlebar! https://www.cyclinguk.org/sites/default/files/styles/hero_...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 1:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycle to cycle communication
Replies: 21
Views: 571

Re: Cycle to cycle communication

Thanks for the replies. The lanes we cycle along are twisty and narrow and fairly pot-holey so riding two abreast is not feasible. My husband goes faster than I do. I do know where he is, he's ahead :) It's often said that you can't really fix social problems with purely technical solutions. If he ...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?
Replies: 146
Views: 12403

Re: Velo South closed roads sportive - good idea?!?

Mr Barden had better hope no-one gets hurt as a result of pins or fuel spills on that section, else I can guess whose door the police will be knocking on soon after!
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 1:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Winter Cycling Gloves ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1067

Re: Winter Cycling Gloves ?

By the by, I often avoid gloves with "fleece" liners - can be a right pain when the liners pull back as you extract your hand and then struggle to get the liner back in the fingers. Often prefer to layer with a separate liner. Helps gloves to dry after a downpour and also makes washing si...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 1:03pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Freeview TV problem
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Freeview TV problem

Waltham. (Incidentally at one stage when a child I lived not far from the only-just-completed transmitter, which I could see from my bedroom. I was amazed one morning to look out and find it had disappeared :shock: ). And the current transmitter is a smaller version of the ill-fated Emley Moor one ...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 12:54pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Rolling car
Replies: 51
Views: 1457

Re: Rolling car

thirdcrank wrote:
Audi hold assist is part of the ABS-ESP control system.

I think that says it's part of the braking/traction control, rather than the automatic gearbox.
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: E-bikes: depressing or what?
Replies: 251
Views: 12566

Re: E-bikes: depressing or what?

What I'm saying is that cycling involves a lot of the time a sweaty, unpleasant physical challenge, at least at first. Maybe for some people, but it ain't necessarily so. If the going's too hard, non-masochists go slower and/or change down a gear. If we run out of gears, we walk. This insistence by...
by mjr
12 Sep 2018, 10:50am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment
Replies: 168
Views: 4669

Re: UPDATE - went!!! Budget touring : seeking advice on equipment

I tend to take my D lock and cable. It's not light (1.3kg IIRC) but the bike is basically unattended overnight and the loss of the bike would be an annoying way to cut short a tour. Plenty of other weight on the bike too! I wouldn't use the lightweight lock I take on group daytrips.