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by Mr. Viking
15 Sep 2013, 11:41pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: Sales claims
Replies: 26
Views: 1273

Re: Sales claims

I would recommend contacting the manufacturers directly, phone or email. They may be cautious about sales claims because they sell a safety product and if somebody gets hurts using it questions will be asked. These are easier to rebuff if no specifics are mentioned.
by Mr. Viking
15 Sep 2013, 11:35pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people who attend church above the law?
Replies: 33
Views: 9182

Re: Are people who attend church above the law?

having had a think, churches have a lot of people arriving and leaving the same place at the same time, so you'll notice the crazy drivers, same as the school run but more concentrated as there isn't a church bus (or is there?)
by Mr. Viking
15 Sep 2013, 12:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Are people who attend church above the law?
Replies: 33
Views: 9182

Re: Are people who attend church above the law?

Northern Ireland has a very strong car culture and very high church attendance. The most terrifying drivers always seem to be out on a sunday. People often seem to follow their visit to church with going for a drive, during which many are apparently so full of peace and bliss that they aren't paying...
by Mr. Viking
15 Sep 2013, 11:56am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hot weather - Black or white clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 1399

Re: Hot weather - Black or white clothing?

whenever you are sitting still, and there is no wind, black will be warmer. However as you are cycling there is airflow and the amount of heat radiated (which is the only heat transfer linked to colour) will be small in comparison with heat that is conducted away. Never minding the fact that the mat...
by Mr. Viking
14 Sep 2013, 11:55pm
Forum: Helmets & helmet discussion
Topic: The self-evident versus the counter-intuitive
Replies: 45
Views: 3801

Re: The self-evident versus the counter-intuitive

The Monty Hall problem. I've used it as an example of why not to trust intuition when debating helmets with people! Like most I got the Monty Hall problem wrong when I was presented with it. I was quite proud to have figured out the solution on my own but its not easy to explain. I failed miserably...
by Mr. Viking
14 Sep 2013, 12:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Boy In The Bubble; Obree's Beastie Fairing
Replies: 69
Views: 7796

Re: Boy In The Bubble; Obree's Beastie Fairing

it says that they are now pretty sure that the aerodynamic shape of the beastie is going to limit the top speed. I think that the design is good from the standpoint of frontal area, but is likely to be poor in terms of form drag, in part because it is comparatively blunt at the back end; a big aero...
by Mr. Viking
13 Sep 2013, 7:35pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Route Across Glasgow?
Replies: 14
Views: 30365

Re: Route Across Glasgow?

All done thanks folks! Eventually found the Route 75/Route 7 on the northern side of the river and took it all the way to Balloch and Alexandria. Great surface once on the resurfaced old railway track although some dodgy areas and folks wandering around on it despite the atrocious weather of drivin...
by Mr. Viking
11 Sep 2013, 2:06pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Three Word Story Game (again)
Replies: 8147
Views: 315239

Re: Three Word Story Game (again)

Overlooked words echoed around the workshop "The Queen's peach!" shouted King George, ignoring elementary elocution app. recently downloaded. "That odious Wallis, what on earth did bouncing bombs inside her dress do to our b-b-besotted b-b-b-brother, Edward?" A muffled titter clo...
by Mr. Viking
11 Sep 2013, 11:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Any idea what this is????
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Re: Any idea what this is????

thirdcrank wrote:How common are track ends with mudguard eyes?

I don't know, but I ride a 2010 Dawes Graduate which has them
by Mr. Viking
9 Sep 2013, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double brakes. How daft?
Replies: 50
Views: 6147

Re: Double brakes. How daft?

would twin discs be an option, as have been used on motorcycles for a number of years? Wouldn't solve the problem of a brake failing, if it was to do with cable/hydraulic problems, but it would it it was an issue with the disk itself, or the pads. Or a disk and a drum on the same wheel. You can have...
by Mr. Viking
8 Sep 2013, 10:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cadence - how do you measure?
Replies: 107
Views: 6721

Re: Cadence - how do you measure?

Cadence RPM = Speed in MPH X 336 divided by gear ratio in inches What constant does the "336" denote please :?: the constant is for converting between inches and miles, and hours and minutes. Because gear inches give the theoretical scaled diameter of the driven wheel, multiply 336 by pi ...
by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 5:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Voodoo badger shootings
Replies: 54
Views: 26234

Re: Voodoo badger shootings

Why don't they vaccinate the cows? Humans get vaccinated, so why not other mammals? According to supporters of the cull, vaccination will take too long/is too expensive/isn't ready yet. There is a badger vaccine but apparently it is better to kill and scatter them rather than catch and vaccinate th...
by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 4:31pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Voodoo badger shootings
Replies: 54
Views: 26234

Re: Voodoo badger shootings

I reckon that keeping cows in close quarters with other cows, while regularly introducing new members to the population, along with the continued prodding by people from all over the country, many of whom spend periods with other populations of cattle could be a factor in the increased rate of tuber...
by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 4:22pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Depressing prosperity
Replies: 39
Views: 7978

Re: Depressing prosperity

There are some disastrous predictions here based solely on a small increase in house prices and an increase in new car registrations, both of which are still below pre-recession levels. There is not going to be another recession until the debt cycle works its way around again. And, as with this time...
by Mr. Viking
6 Sep 2013, 10:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Depressing prosperity
Replies: 39
Views: 7978

Re: Depressing prosperity

Ian and Mr V, I've just coined a new word... Anthrocentrism. OK, it's probably been used many times, but do you not see that we are not all that matters? That is a very pressing issue that I've always thought about, and is an often overlooked problem in economics, which seems continually to be a sl...