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by MikeF
4 Oct 2019, 7:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What's the legal position?
Replies: 58
Views: 2189

Re: What's the legal position?

They do have segregated cycle lanes in Salford. This one is a cracker. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.5124094,-2.2955545,3a,75y,145.43h,79.56t/data=!3m5!1e1!3m3!1sPdC6OgGJiS2Oeu-CoirLYg!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo0.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DPdC6OgGJiS2Oeu-CoirLYg%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.ta...
by MikeF
1 Oct 2019, 9:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The worst place in the UK for cycling?
Replies: 88
Views: 3164

Re: The worst place in the UK for cycling?

The utility cyclist wrote:London, end of conversation.
Define "London".
by MikeF
1 Oct 2019, 9:00am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2169

Re: congestion, roads discussion

Isn't it obvious that those too poor to afford a car will have to travel by bus? No. Isn't it obvious that those people may have bought a car before they became poor (and maybe they became poor because of the high costs of car operation) or may hire cars, belong to a car club or borrow a car from f...
by MikeF
1 Oct 2019, 8:53am
Forum: On the road
Topic: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany
Replies: 63
Views: 1840

Re: 1.2 million E bikes sold in Germany

UK Government subsidies for electric vehicles. . Mopeds yes "The grant will pay for 20% of the purchase price for these vehicles, up to a maximum of £1,500. These vehicles have no CO2 emissions and can travel at least 50km (31 miles) between charges:..." Cycles no. The government just doe...
by MikeF
30 Sep 2019, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?

I normally don't take notice of drivers beeping. It seems it's just an activity that goes with driving. However this one meant I was being given less then about a foot of overtaking clearance. :shock:
by MikeF
30 Sep 2019, 9:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?
Replies: 17
Views: 851

Re: Giving way to pedestrian and having to break suddenly?

brynpoeth wrote:I break using my peddles :wink:
Are you sure you don't peddle using your breaks. :wink:
by MikeF
30 Sep 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2169

Re: congestion, roads discussion

I recently stayed in Hackney which AFAIK (no facts checked here either!) has the lowest car ownership in the UK. If you want to check the facts here's a link to 2011 Census figures for % of households with access to a car/van by electoral ward. Seems to confirm a statement that those that live in t...
by MikeF
30 Sep 2019, 9:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: congestion, roads discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 2169

Re: congestion, roads discussion

I travel by train and have to pay the full upfront cost of my travel each timec. Actually you don't. The taxpayer spends billions subsiding the trains. Yes, billions. About £4bn a year, which amounts to a whopping £1.41 per journey in England. Coincidentally, about £4bn a year is what is budgeted j...
by MikeF
28 Sep 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK
Replies: 37
Views: 1344

Re: Jaywalking is now a thing in the UK

Mike Sales wrote:.... Pedestrians used the whole of the road as if they had a right to it!

As in shared use. :wink:
by MikeF
7 Jul 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do drivers think this acceptable?
Replies: 60
Views: 9436

Re: Why do drivers think this acceptable?

... I've had four drivers overtake me giving me lots of room but in the face of oncoming traffic causing the oncoming drivers to brake heavily.The latest,today was on a left hand bend where I could see whilst riding in secondary position(about 1m from the kerb) the oncoming traffic easily.Mr Moroni...
by MikeF
7 Jul 2019, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is a Toruing Bike?
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: What is a Toruing Bike?

Cunobelin wrote:A touring bike is any bike that takes panniers or a trailer.......

I have toured on a Brompton, Airnimal, various recumbent bikes and trikes, my Thorn raven and on one short tour, a delivery bike!
Yes, but that wasn't the question. :wink: :wink:
by MikeF
14 Jun 2019, 9:47pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Presumptive liability
Replies: 22
Views: 4070

Re: Presumptive liability

Don't confuse liability and blame.
by MikeF
14 Jun 2019, 9:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing
Replies: 13
Views: 901

Re: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing

Jamesh wrote:Wd40 / gt85 to use as a degreaser and then a spray grease / teflon lubricant / motor oil to replace the lubricant.

Not scientific but seems to work!

Cheers James

I'm not sure we should be using teflon lubricant. Is it falloff micro plastics?
by MikeF
14 Jun 2019, 9:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: My wireless speedo stopped working
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: My wireless speedo stopped working

Radio waves. Nothing unusual in that with such a simple devices as wireless speedo.
by MikeF
24 May 2019, 11:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders
Replies: 43
Views: 1923

Re: Grrr - Lidl replaces Sheffield stands with Wheel Benders

gaz wrote:Reported the removal of cycle parking at the local Tesco Express some eleven months ago, investigation promised.

When it reaches twelve months I may follow it up.
I expect the investigation will find cycle parking takes up car parking space. :wink: