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by Adnepos
8 Jun 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Level Crossing Closure - Network Rail
Replies: 11
Views: 651

Level Crossing Closure - Network Rail

I've tried to keep this short... There is a rolling programme of road repairs in Cambridgeshire ('drought damage repair') and to date the contractors minimise disruption to cycling -can pass most of the time that the road is 'closed'. I provided Network Rail with the names and contact details of the...
by Adnepos
6 May 2018, 12:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: 12 year olds
Replies: 21
Views: 1489

Re: 12 year olds

As a twelve year old in the 1960's...Try doing that now!"[/i] Those who measure road safety by the number of deaths will tell you that the roads have been getting steadily safer since the sixties, and indeed for much longer than that. Ask those who measure road safety what has happened to cycl...
by Adnepos
17 Mar 2018, 12:55pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Major Roads Network Consultation
Replies: 18
Views: 2874

Re: Major Roads Network Consultation

This consultation closes Monday night. The main points I plan to make are: 1) An objective that recognises the need for cycling infrastructure on long-distance routes. For instance, Guidance on Walking and Cycling to be included, comparable to the Strategic Network, but there be some workable proces...
by Adnepos
4 Mar 2018, 11:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?
Replies: 140
Views: 8690

Re: "Death by Dangerous Cycling" new offence?

"Death by dangerous driving" doesn't put me (or apparently others) off driving, why should "death by dangerous cycling" put me or them off cycling?... Conviction for 'Death by dangerous driving' is very difficult to achieve because juries empathise with the accused. It would be ...
by Adnepos
2 Mar 2018, 11:36am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poll of cycle accidents
Replies: 41
Views: 16099

Re: Poll of cycle accidents

It might of been interesting to see how many on the forum had had no significant accidents. Nothing significant in 60 years of cycling although I have fallen off many times -gravel rash occasionally, a stitch to my chin once. Never another cyclist nor a motor vehicle involved. Dogs have run in fron...
by Adnepos
5 Feb 2018, 10:27pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: A tougher line on speeding?
Replies: 305
Views: 12796

Re: A tougher line on speeding?

I was driving to supermarket today and was wondering, if in a 30 limit you had a choice between 10 cars driving 32mph through your village/past your kids primary school/etc. or 9 cars doing 30 and one doing 40 what would you chose. Debate about the numbers in real life, just wondering what people s...
by Adnepos
24 Jan 2018, 2:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: water fountains how not to get something "bad"
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: water fountains how not to get something "bad"

I worry about the muck that comes off the road and settles on my water bottle.

A 'bit of grit' in the mouth is unpleasant but what germs or poisons might there be?
by Adnepos
12 Dec 2017, 11:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: School trying to make helmets compulsory
Replies: 303
Views: 16197

Re: School trying to make helmets compulsory

The helmet-wearing requirement for school seems to be gathering momentum. See https/www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/on-yer-dodgy-bike-to-see-the-head-5tpl52sm6 Also on Cycling UK without the paywall http://road.cc/content/news/233703-school-brings-detentions-children-who-dont-wear-cycle-helmet From ...
by Adnepos
2 Dec 2017, 1:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview
Replies: 206
Views: 14537

Re: Mandatory Helmets and hi-vis to be considered in government eview

I think we have ventilated our differences on this issue now! How about seeing if we can agree our common ground. Then we can find out whether we can disagree and how to achieve what we want! For starters: 1. Dissuade insurers that cycle helmets (and fluoro) are essential for their cover 2. Remove m...
by Adnepos
23 Nov 2017, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

Here's a photo of the Trans Skewer with the left-side tab sitting underneath the head of the skewer.
by Adnepos
22 Nov 2017, 10:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

...Get some of these. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Trans-X-3-Piece-Alloy-Secure-Lock-Skewer-Set-in-Black-Silver-Anti-Wheel-Theft-QR/141788816617?hash=item210345a4e9:m:mGI334TO5th8MAGfVaG2UHg Now been supplied with and put on the 'tabs' but have also replaced the quick release system (front and back ax...
by Adnepos
6 Nov 2017, 6:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

So I have kind of got to the bottom of this story of no secondary retention of my Dawes Galaxy front wheel. The forks should be fitted with tabs. It isn't. The retailer has been both responsive and helpful but no longer has an arrangement with Dawes. Dawes, despite a reputation for ignoring end-user...
by Adnepos
31 Oct 2017, 11:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

..."Lawyers lips" is a colloquial term, so I'm not surprised that a search did not reveal the fact that some such feature has been a legal requirement (at the point of sale only - you can file 'em off later if you wish) on any new bicycle sold in EU for at least the last ten years. Here's...
by Adnepos
31 Oct 2017, 2:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

I'm sure a bike made for discs would have lawyers lips on the drop outs, unless it was from the early days (1990's) of disc brakes, before the wheel ejecting habit was discovered. In those days Galaxys didn't come in a disc version. I assume your QRs are original, at one point someone made front QR...
by Adnepos
30 Oct 2017, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

I thought the retention tabs - "lawyers lips" - had been a legal requirement on the front forks for quite some time? Done a search and not found anything about these tabs being a legal requirement -I don't have a problem with them by the way, I wish my forks had them. How could they be a ...