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by Tizme
19 Apr 2017, 1:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Self righteous cameramen
Replies: 163
Views: 27228

Re: Self righteous cameramen

Hopefully dragging this back to the opening post... I have stated before that I have a camera and wear it whilst cycling, I bought one after two incidents within days of each other. The first was when I was verbally assaulted (no big deal, as a cyclist commuting on a busy A road I have learnt to liv...
by Tizme
19 Apr 2017, 1:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I like a good moan, but...
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: I like a good moan, but...

How many banned drivers actually don't continue to drive anyway? I am sure a banned driver would rather risk getting caught again than suffer the indignity :roll: of having to ride a bike. And the chances are they would already have pleaded "necessity"/risk of job loss etc. to the judge an...
by Tizme
19 Apr 2017, 1:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike cam help wanted
Replies: 33
Views: 1651

Re: Bike cam help wanted

My Roadhawk is an earlier model and that uses any micro card without problems. Mine is helmet mounted, which is okay, other than unless you attach the cable, attach that to a battery it will not last for my commute (60 minutes each way). That seems a bit restrictive for head movement, so I don't bot...
by Tizme
17 Apr 2017, 4:57pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to React to Bad Drivers...?
Replies: 44
Views: 5545

Re: How to React to Bad Drivers...?

MickF wrote: Sounds as though you were riding too close to kerb. Doing so offers a temptation for motorists to squeeze past. If there was barely width for a car then you should have taken all of that width, by riding in the middle of the space. In a 20mph limit motorists should be driving slowly or...
by Tizme
17 Apr 2017, 11:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to React to Bad Drivers...?
Replies: 44
Views: 5545

Re: How to React to Bad Drivers...?

Yesterday I was out for a very pleasant early-ish ride (already walked the dogs and agreed with my wife to forgo breakfast for an Easter Brunch :D ). Just to spoil the ride an idiot attempted to pass me in a 20mph zone where (due to parked cars) there was barely room for a car, let alone a cyclist a...
by Tizme
13 Feb 2017, 6:28pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Speeding motorists
Replies: 121
Views: 27377

Re: Speeding motorists

I have lost count of the number of times I have been driving at, or just below, the speed limit for a particular location and been either tail-gated or overtaken, especially when it is very early in the morning - obviously speed limits do not apply before 6am! But come to think of it they do not see...
by Tizme
13 Feb 2017, 6:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pleasant Commute this morning
Replies: 14
Views: 696

Re: Pleasant Commute this morning

When I was of secondary school age we lived about 200 metres from the Secondary Modern School, unfortunately my sister and I both went to the Grammar School 3 miles away :( . Dad would drive the mile and a half to work and we were able to get a lift with him, from there it was a walk, through the to...
by Tizme
13 Feb 2017, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hostile reaction to cheery greeting - Is it just me?
Replies: 86
Views: 4186

Re: Hostile reaction to cheery greeting - Is it just me?

After selling our "family" home we rented a flat for 12 months until we found our "retirement" home [quotation marks used as we seem to have more members of the family living/staying with us in our smaller home now, than prior to selling the larger place :)]. Unfortunately said f...
by Tizme
11 Feb 2017, 12:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decline in Forum usage?
Replies: 112
Views: 7073

Re: Decline in Forum usage?

Does the number of posts about the possible decline in Forum usage (34 in 2 days) answer the original posters question? :D
by Tizme
11 Feb 2017, 12:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14263

Re: Disqualified drivers

I have to admit I did not, but, and this is not a dig at A&S Police (I work closely with them on occasions, I know how stretched they are and how low moral appears to be at the moment), the chances of a unit being around when she drove would be almost nil. I can imagine how easy it is for banned...
by Tizme
11 Feb 2017, 11:50am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Decline in Forum usage?
Replies: 112
Views: 7073

Re: Decline in Forum usage?

This is probably one of the few forum(s ?) - I think it should be Fora? that I regularly read and enjoy. As someone posted earlier, it is possibly the "Radio 4" of the forum world, and I say that as a fan of Radio 4 (although perhaps not as much as years gone by, I just don't think the aft...
by Tizme
10 Feb 2017, 8:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Disqualified drivers
Replies: 51
Views: 14263

Re: Disqualified drivers

A few years ago a lady my wife worked for went to court for a series of traffic offences (mainly speeding I believe) and received a 12 month driving ban. When she left the court she promptly got in her car and drove home, and continued to do so for the next 12 months!
by Tizme
17 Jan 2017, 8:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Texting driver kills cyclist ...
Replies: 204
Views: 10723

Re: Texting driver kills cyclist ...

The number of people who rely on a vehicle for work and yet will happily phone or exceed the speed limit never ceases to amaze me. As has been said before, nowadays no one expects to be caught. Talking to a traffic copper (in the course of my work) the way they have all been moved (in Somerset) to o...
by Tizme
17 Jan 2017, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?

Sorry, my mistake and now corrected to mm not inches! However 43.5mm was the reply I was given. I am looking at going down the Spa crankset and BB route. Will let you know :)
by Tizme
17 Jan 2017, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?
Replies: 30
Views: 2742

Re: Do shimano sti shift levers work with DX cranksets?

Thanks reohn2. I agree, you can never go too low (at least with my spindly legs :) ) I also sent a query to SJS Cycles and they say the Tiagra 4703 FD will work fine with 26-36-48 chainset and fit it to some of their bikes (one place I forgot to look for ideas for gearing - I checked out Spa to see ...