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by nickp
16 Feb 2015, 6:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why is the muck on my wet rims black?
Replies: 9
Views: 1181

Re: Why is the muck on my wet rims black?

Isn't it small particles of car tyres which have a (un)healthy amount of carbon black in them?
by nickp
2 Feb 2013, 8:02am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Photographic Question
Replies: 19
Views: 1090

Re: Photographic Question

by nickp
22 Jan 2013, 2:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Songs with girls names A to Z
Replies: 42
Views: 1496

Re: Songs with girls names A to Z

Henrietta - The Fratellis
by nickp
1 Dec 2012, 10:23pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Pennine Bridleway on a Hybrid .... possible ?
Replies: 14
Views: 37811

Re: Pennine Bridleway on a Hybrid .... possible ?

Well in my exerience you could usefuly avoid the whole of the PBW from Uppermill through to Hebden Bridge on a hybrid. I've cycled bits of it on a hybrid with 32mm tyres, bits on a hardtail with 1.75in tyres and all of it on a full sus MTB with 2.1in tyres. After recovering from the double vision on...
by nickp
24 Sep 2012, 5:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Wordpress blog and PDF
Replies: 14
Views: 8988

Re: Wordpress blog and PDF

Well, I've just uploaded a PDF file to a test WP.com site and inserted it into a Post using the upload Media icon. You get a link in the resulting Post which if you click will download the PDf file to your browser. If you've got the Acrobat plugin in your browser you can read the file. If not, I gue...
by nickp
8 Aug 2012, 9:00am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling Survey - My dissertation - Please complete
Replies: 29
Views: 10993

Re: Cycling Survey - My dissertation - Please complete

Q13: 13. Existing provision for cyclists in terms of dedicated, segregated cycle paths, shared cycle paths, designated cycle lanes on roads is perfectly adequate. Perfectly adequate: does this mean "I am satisfied with the current arrangements" or "The current arrangements stink and w...
by nickp
26 Feb 2012, 9:58am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The furthest you have seen on a clear day
Replies: 33
Views: 7190

Re: The furthest you have seen on a clear day

http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/panoramas/WAL/FAMAU.GIF is a great site. This link shows you the view from Moel Famau in the Clywd hills with the Lakes and Bowland clearly visible. There's a whole bunch of other panoramas too on the site.
by nickp
25 Feb 2012, 9:29am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The furthest you have seen on a clear day
Replies: 33
Views: 7190

Re: The furthest you have seen on a clear day

I took this picture last February on Dog Hill up above Oldham looking West-ish. Fine view of Fiddlers Ferry power station. Larger version at http://www.flickr.com/photos/65978326@N07/6009665042/sizes/l/in/photostream/ IMG_1322-600.jpg Then I started looking more closely at the hills at the right han...
by nickp
8 Jan 2012, 9:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electrical derailleurs
Replies: 59
Views: 2601

Re: Electrical derailleurs

Cables,good and simple. Cables? What, mechanical cables? I was envisaging an entirely wireless connection between the Gear Changing Unit (GCU) and the OnRoad Bike Management System controller (ORBMS). In fact, you'd probably implement wifi and offer the option to offload the ORBMS to an iPad mounte...
by nickp
7 Jan 2012, 7:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electrical derailleurs
Replies: 59
Views: 2601

Re: Electrical derailleurs

smart algorithms on cameras? Did you see? http://jmblogger-latestgadgets.blogspot.com/2010/01/racist-camera.html I'd hate to have that kind of system deciding when I wanted to change gear for me, ta... :roll: cheers Ah well, you see the equivalent would be the "Town Riding plugin" which d...
by nickp
7 Jan 2012, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Electrical derailleurs
Replies: 59
Views: 2601

Re: Electrical derailleurs

reohn2 wrote: Its a matter of instruction ie; you push lever A for harder pedelling and lever B for easier,similarly so with the righthand .... But why would you need to push ANY buttons with an electronic shift? Everyone in this thread bar one is focussing on the shifting and assuming it has to be...
by nickp
5 Jan 2012, 3:37pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cycling to the South Pole
Replies: 25
Views: 1129

Re: Cycling to the South Pole

belgiangoth wrote:I agree with Mick, I'd have picked a fixed gear.
But it would be such a pain not being able to freewheel back home down the 10,000 foot high Beardmore Glacier ....
by nickp
10 Dec 2011, 8:48am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: IT security - AVG
Replies: 38
Views: 1729

Re: IT security - AVG

I've been using the completely free version of AVG (ie not the 30 month trial) for the last few years. Its performed just fine picking up on the few nasties I've encountered on the web. In addition to the virus scanner on the computer, all my emails are scanned by my email provider as well.
by nickp
5 Dec 2011, 8:10am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Millington Proposal for Cycle Training for Motorists
Replies: 74
Views: 3877

Re: Millington Proposal for Cycle Training for Motorists

I think one way of getting this idea accepted would be to offer a discount to the driving test fee if the candidate presented their Bikeability 3 certificate. You'd have to price the test fee such that the cost of passing Bikeability plus the cost of passing the driving test came to say 20% less tha...
by nickp
1 Oct 2011, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How to pay when buying used bike.
Replies: 14
Views: 906

Re: How to pay when buying used bike.

If you are a seller who doesn't use Paypal too often, you may find Paypal hangs on to your money for a month or two after "payment" just in case of dispute. This may make some sellers less amenable to offers to pay in that way. So for example, I've sold a handful of things over the years o...