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by Stevek76
15 Feb 2018, 12:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21218
Views: 515353

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

In law we never had to sign article 50. We could just leave, then notify the EU. We alone would decide what or not to pay................... notify under, not sign. Regardless the UK did sign and ratify the relevant EU treaters so in a strict international law sense, yes it does have to use the for...
by Stevek76
14 Feb 2018, 6:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why do we need space when being overtaken?
Replies: 32
Views: 2700

Re: Why do we need space when being overtaken?

Because even on a straight road we might suddenly end up horizontal. But if the car's right next to you it catches your fall!! (Sorry for the lack of preamble, it happened just as the camera had started recording a new clip and I couldn't be bothered editing in the previous one - in fact I need to ...
by Stevek76
13 Feb 2018, 6:35pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 8427

Re: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes

Evidently YMMV. Regarding the slight rub, yes the rotor is a bit out of true (as said, obviously), but not a huge amount. The cx77s are significantly more tolerant to such matters than the bb7s ime. I'll have to try swapping the calipers around, it might be that the cleansweep G2 rotors on the bb7 f...
by Stevek76
13 Feb 2018, 2:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes
Replies: 34
Views: 8427

Re: TRP Spyre Vs Avid BB7 mechanical disc brakes

On my trike I can never quite get the BB7's to brake straight. I guess the pad spacing is just a tad different left to right plus the cable tension is different. Would the dual piston Spyre work better? It strikes me that to set up both pads at the same distance from the disc is easier than the BB7...
by Stevek76
13 Feb 2018, 11:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21218
Views: 515353

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

........ I don't like referendums, and this one was voted for by an negligent Parliament, undertaken in utter ignorance of the ramifications, without any control of how the campaigns were to be funded, and overseen by inept and corrupt print and broadcast media. Anyone who cast a vote in the refere...
by Stevek76
12 Feb 2018, 9:20pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: TV licensing...
Replies: 828
Views: 52839

Re: TV licensing...

kwackers wrote:Indeed, that's why TV's need registering,


The license isn't for owning a TV though, it's for watching live broadcasts and/or iPlayer.
by Stevek76
12 Feb 2018, 4:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12855

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

As far as I know mobile/handheld ones are calibrated at the start of each day, hence no need for lines. As for proportions caught, I don't think the numbers are out there at that detail but anecdotally, round here my impression is that considerably more speeding course attendances and/or points are ...
by Stevek76
12 Feb 2018, 12:25pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12855

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

Speeding does identify dangerous drivers in that speeding is linked with other risk taking behaviour susceptible as tailgating, dangerous overtaking /unertaking, poor road discipline, failing to stop at junctions and red lights etc A driver with a speeding ticket is more than twice as likely to be ...
by Stevek76
12 Feb 2018, 11:52am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12855

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

Stevek76 Just to put the record straight,I see far more young and middle aged idiots driving than I ever do old idiots.That maybe because there's more young and middle aged people driving but that doesn't change anything. hmm missed this thread for a bit, was this based on my wording of 'any old id...
by Stevek76
10 Feb 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21218
Views: 515353

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

Well yes of course but the Singapore in the Atlantic promotors care about that!
by Stevek76
10 Feb 2018, 2:56pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)
Replies: 88
Views: 6005

Re: Stonehenge Tunnel = £1,600,000,000 (yes, that's right)

Your view of the HE seems a little conspiracy over cock up. Like most of these things it's actually the other way around. They're not some all powerful group, they do what the government via the DfT tells them to do. When the Tories came to power their remit was switched to 'build roads' mode. They ...
by Stevek76
10 Feb 2018, 2:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 21218
Views: 515353

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** news from the asylum

Some in the UK argue that the UK can leave the border open after Brexit, charging no tariffs and making no inspections, and dare the European Union to be the first to put up customs posts. Would this actually work? No. If it did not charge tariffs on imports from the EU, a post-Brexit UK would brea...
by Stevek76
8 Feb 2018, 2:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The future of the Bristol Railway Path
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: The future of the Bristol Railway Path

The north west is tory, but not further to the east, think southmead etc. Decided to map this up, must admit didn't quite expect this though: 2016 first round votes only, shade is proportion of votes in each ward, Rees (labour) is red, Ferguson (for non bristolians this was the fairly 'anti car' ind...
by Stevek76
8 Feb 2018, 11:18am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The future of the Bristol Railway Path
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: The future of the Bristol Railway Path

iirc, yes, I think they may have been running single track for parts with bypasses, not sure, it was some time ago and I wasn't a working adult at that point! Significant parts of the path have considerably more width of 'not path' than path. I think to try and address it from a 'is it feasible in e...
by Stevek76
8 Feb 2018, 10:44am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The future of the Bristol Railway Path
Replies: 19
Views: 1861

Re: The future of the Bristol Railway Path

The current Bristol administration, the mayor and his advisors in particular, are not exactly on board with the idea of sustinable transport unfortunately. Hence the (re)appearances of this stuff in a desperate attempt to somehow provide more transport capacity without taking anything from the almig...