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by Mr. Viking
10 Aug 2013, 10:35am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: 2nd hand pedicabs/rickshaws what you need to know
Replies: 1
Views: 14934

Re: 2nd hand pedicabs/rickshaws what you need to know

This is pretty interesting. I suppose I should have guessed they were so expensive. Thanks to the innovative and forward thinking way Glasgow City Council works, they banned pedicabs from the city after a period when some had been running quite successfully. I'm not sure what happened to the cabs af...
by Mr. Viking
10 Aug 2013, 10:26am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Speechless
Replies: 30
Views: 3814

Re: Speechless

my uncle was always fascinated by assisted bikes, as he enjoyed cycling but didn't like hills. He bought one off an acquaintance, with a small petrol engine driving the rear wheel somehow. He was very disappointed though, when he found he still had to pedal up the hill to his house. He weighed about...
by Mr. Viking
10 Aug 2013, 10:22am
Forum: On the road
Topic: PEDESTRIANS - GRRR CYCLISTS - GRRR
Replies: 94
Views: 8115

Re: PEDESTRIANS - GRRR CYCLISTS - GRRR

I was quite annoyed by an incident on a bridlepath. I was mountain biking while on holiday, and had fallen off (hit a bump too hard and went end over end, entirely my fault for going too fast). While gathering myself and trying to find bits and bobs that had fallen off a woman, wearing headphones, s...
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 9:06pm
Forum: National Standard Cycle Training
Topic: Do you get 'experts' telling you what to do?
Replies: 54
Views: 156177

Re: Do you get 'experts' telling you what to do?

On the other hand..............I used to pass a middle aged guy on a MTB on my commute, his seat was so low he was nearly kneeing himself in the chops. After a couple of weeks we were side by side at some lights and I said "Excuse me, I hope you don't mind me saying, but............" , he...
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 7:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your and you're
Replies: 95
Views: 11757

Re: Your and you're

I don't use autocorrect. Can't stand it. I like to garble things, and it can make it very difficult to write puns too
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Transporting bikes in a trailer
Replies: 9
Views: 4191

Re: Transporting bikes in a trailer

When I was younger my parents carried our 5 bikes inside a caravan, but that's not really relevant. Again, when I was younger, I had bikes delivered to the location in a horsebox, and we followed on a bus. I can't remember how they came back, but I think it was in a trailer
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 6:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolf Harris
Replies: 30
Views: 8465

Re: Rolf Harris

The better way is that until proven guilty in sex cases like these,all parties names etc should not be disclosed. If however,the accused is proven guilty,then their spherics should be hung on a rusty nail for all to see and their victims reasonably compensated from the guilty party's estate,but no ...
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 5:06pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Lib Dem Policy in the news
Replies: 10
Views: 7810

Re: Lib Dem Policy in the news

DDW wrote:How would you identify a cyclists if they just decide to ride away?

same way you indentify a pedestrian who commits an assault and runs off
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 1:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Private unmade roads legality
Replies: 30
Views: 6483

Re: Private unmade roads legality

yes, if there is no assumed right of passage, and you are simply there on the permission of the landowner I would say it was your own risk. That's how I would like it to be. However, my cricket club had to make a substantial compensation payout after a member, leaving at night and in the dark, put h...
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 12:44pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your and you're
Replies: 95
Views: 11757

Re: Your and you're

Quote: " SOHO IS NOT PEDESTRIANISED!!! PLEASE LOOK BEFORE YOU STEP INTO THE ROAD." Reply "Your right, although in my opinion large parts of it should be, except in the morning for deliveries..." From another cycling forum. well you should look to your right, that's where the clo...
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 12:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Want oneof these?
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Want oneof these?

the proportions seem wrong, would put a bigger wheel at the front so it goes faster. Seems like a great idea as a toy. There are a lot of people out there with money burning holes in their pockets edit to add could be fun for something like bobby car racing http://farm1.staticflickr.com/185/48406694...
by Mr. Viking
9 Aug 2013, 12:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Your and you're
Replies: 95
Views: 11757

Re: Your and you're

I get more annoyed when I make a mistake and don't pick up on it until it's sent. I wonder how many of peoples' mistakes are due to ignorance and how many are due to a typo, or an oversight. I think that grammar fascism is something that the English share very deeply with the French, who have quite ...
by Mr. Viking
8 Aug 2013, 11:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Commuter bike advice, possibly hub gear
Replies: 21
Views: 11293

Re: Commuter bike advice, possibly hub gear

I have an X-RD5 hub from sturmey archer. it has enough gears for me, and drum brakes. Coupled with a fully enclosed chain, it is effectively maintenance free apart from checking nuts and bolts are tight. Very good shifting on the hub, but some roughness in 1st gear, which has got less with time. The...
by Mr. Viking
8 Aug 2013, 11:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Safety gear (inc. helmets) for 3-4 year olds
Replies: 25
Views: 2186

Re: Safety gear (inc. helmets) for 3-4 year olds

thankfully I was the third child so my parents had become a lot less worried about safety as I was growing up. And they were glad I wasn't a daredevil like my brother. Gloves and knee pads can save a lot of crying. Toys R Us do a lot of children's cycling kit, but I haven't a clue of the quality
by Mr. Viking
8 Aug 2013, 9:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chains; cheap as chips?
Replies: 80
Views: 6671

Re: chains; cheap as chips?

I use my brother's mountain bike because he doesn't any more. It's probably done 1500-2000 miles at most. The chain, which I think is a KMC is full of gunk and has worn the sprockets quite significantly. It was run with no maintenance until I started using it, and I have probably done 400-500 miles ...