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by stewartpratt
24 Jul 2015, 12:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: My rubbish website idea
Replies: 39
Views: 7738

Re: My rubbish website idea

Why not just post photos on an existing site like Flickr, create a group, and maybe use quasi-namespaced tags, like "rubbishbrands:mcdonalds" or somesuch?
by stewartpratt
24 Jul 2015, 10:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Tyre Levers
Replies: 34
Views: 3427

Re: Best Tyre Levers

Crank Brothers Speedlever. I discovered the Speedlever years ago, when it succeeded on the most difficult tyre/rim combinations where conventional levers failed. I've not used a standard lever since: they're at best tedious by comparison. I can get most tyres off by hand but the Speedlever makes sho...
by stewartpratt
8 Jul 2015, 2:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Hypothecated VED?
Replies: 64
Views: 11979

Re: George Osbornes budget 2015 - Nooooooooo

It's worth pointing out that VED revenue was almost exactly the same as the cost of what it's now hypothecated for. And that the remainder of all motoring tax revenues is almost exactly the same as the public sector cost of clearing up road collisions. So drivers pay for the roads where cycling has ...
by stewartpratt
23 Jun 2015, 8:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Tracking Feature
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Garmin Tracking Feature

Cunobelin wrote:Because the OP stated that the life of the Smartphone was the problem?


Yeah, but you can triple that life for ten quid.

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by stewartpratt
23 Jun 2015, 4:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Tracking Feature
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Garmin Tracking Feature

using a separate device so as to leave the phone without power hungry location/GPS functions on might be better. There's negligible impact on battery life if the phone's used to provide a location on demand rather than track continuously and post at intervals. All it's got to do is read an SMS, obt...
by stewartpratt
22 Jun 2015, 9:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Tracking Feature
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Garmin Tracking Feature

Yeah, and families and friendships "used to be"—and still are—about wanting to know that someone's alright.

Having known someone who had to be found after a search of the highways, a phone app would have been a big help and a hand written letter not so much use.

Each to their own, eh.
by stewartpratt
22 Jun 2015, 3:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin Tracking Feature
Replies: 18
Views: 1138

Re: Garmin Tracking Feature

I've used "Tasker" to do that on an Android phone. I set it to respond to text messages containing something specific; it then grabs a GPS location, uses the Google Maps API to convert this to a human-readable text location (it actually does this bit via a call to a simple script on my ser...
by stewartpratt
9 Jun 2015, 11:16am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worrying findings from Direct Line
Replies: 26
Views: 4664

Re: Worrying findings from Direct Line

The best way to reduce the carnage on our roads caused by drivers being careless, inattentive or unobservant is severe criminal punishments and lifelong driving bans. Evidence? I would suggest that the problem is not that people have consciously considered the legal consequences of errors of inatte...
by stewartpratt
9 Jun 2015, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worrying findings from Direct Line
Replies: 26
Views: 4664

Re: Worrying findings from Direct Line

AlaninWales wrote:It is worrying that the finding that so much is not seen prompts not research into how to correct this but calls for (proven ineffective in the real world) action by other road users.


https://beyondthekerb.wordpress.com/201 ... sy-option/
by stewartpratt
9 Jun 2015, 11:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Worrying findings from Direct Line
Replies: 26
Views: 4664

Re: Worrying findings from Direct Line

The survey shows how important it is not to be in a motorists peripheral vision, but towards the centre of it. It's always best to dominate a road or a lane than cower in the gutter. Better to be tooted by an irate motorist who has noticed you than killed by one who hasn't. Whilst I don't necessari...
by stewartpratt
6 Jun 2015, 2:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Baterry powered dynamo lights?
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: Baterry powered dynamo lights?

Having quickly googled PP3 capacities, that current would suggest a couple of hours on an alkaline cell or an hour on a NiMH rechargeable. Sound about right?
by stewartpratt
4 Jun 2015, 4:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brake lever - cross-type, Q...
Replies: 35
Views: 1199

Re: brake lever - cross-type, Q...

No it isn't 'moving' the outer, it is compressing it lengthwise. Yes it will move but only in as much as the lever is moving the inner and outer, it isn't that which is making it work. I know it can take some getting your head around it - you need to look at a bike which is set up properly with the...
by stewartpratt
3 Jun 2015, 12:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: brake lever - cross-type, Q...
Replies: 35
Views: 1199

Re: brake lever - cross-type, Q...

Stand alongside your bike and look at the run of outer between the (main) brake lever and the cable stop where that meets the frame.

Now imagine that that bit of outer can be lengthened by a centimetre or so.

There ;)
by stewartpratt
2 Jun 2015, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Square-taper Shimano compact-double chainsets – which one?
Replies: 31
Views: 2570

Re: Square-taper Shimano compact-double chainsets – which on

Yeah, some of the old Suginos (and their numerous close relations) were like that. Both types were made from the same casting, then the inner mounts were drilled and threaded on the triple, with additional spacers under the third ring. The triple naturally used a 5mm longer spindle.
by stewartpratt
2 Jun 2015, 8:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Angry Driver 18+
Replies: 42
Views: 2860

Re: Any other cyclists had to deal with this type of road ra

Of all the links you could have chosen, you picked the Daily Mail?

Here, have a less malevolent source :)
http://road.cc/show/tags/jason-wells/31130