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by Adnepos
30 Oct 2017, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Re: Front disc brake with dropouts

Thanks all

There's plenty to think about. I'm minded to get new forks (thru axle set-up) at the time I get my new wheel.I'll not be in a rush to change but in the meantime I'll keep a close eye on the QR lever.
by Adnepos
29 Oct 2017, 9:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front disc brake with dropouts
Replies: 51
Views: 3671

Front disc brake with dropouts

I have a Dawes Galaxy (standard, not tandem) that came with disc brakes -160mm. I read with alarm that if the quick release (QR) mechanism becomes loose on these kinds of set-up, then front-braking can cause the axle to jump off the forks. My front wheel comes off the forks readily when I loosen the...
by Adnepos
3 Oct 2017, 8:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Next Cycle Tour
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Next Cycle Tour

Just returned from my annual Mull visit... The roads have been getting busier year on year. The largely single-track road between Craignure and Fionnphort is tedious at times; there are lots of tour buses on this route so better to pick a time in the middle of the day or after the ferry has stopped ...
by Adnepos
27 Sep 2017, 8:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 38296

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Advertised on the overhead messaging on the M74:

https://my.trafficscotland.org/

Isn't this an inducement for drivers to pick up the mobile to check on the traffic conditions down the road?
by Adnepos
14 Aug 2017, 12:42pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Misled by (or incompetent) planners

Maybe I'm too much of a cynic but I suspect the developer would argue that they had intended to build the cycleway but for <insert reason here> it was no longer feasible/viable/etc. Spot on there... There would have been two arms to the on-site cycleway. Arriving at the edge of the site via the bea...
by Adnepos
14 Aug 2017, 11:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Misled by (or incompetent) planners

If the intention was to not build the cycleway, should that have been in the public domain? I have searched the online planning documents and can't find anything.
by Adnepos
14 Aug 2017, 11:04am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Re: Misled by (or incompetent) planners

Maybe write to the (Conservative) MP about the money wasted when an expensive cycleway (including an underpass) is paid for, which goes nowhere.
by Adnepos
12 Aug 2017, 7:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Misled by (or incompetent) planners
Replies: 10
Views: 1300

Misled by (or incompetent) planners

Two questions about cycling access to an out-of-town development by a council... Planning permission included a cycleway around the edge of the site connecting a perfectly adequate cycleway to the far side of as an expensive underpass to the cycle parking near the commercial outlets and the Leisure ...
by Adnepos
21 Jul 2017, 12:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police driver demonstrates the motorists' sense of entitlement
Replies: 124
Views: 31720

Re: Police driver demonstrates the motorists' sense of entitlement

I think there are exceptional instances for stopping in a motor vehicle in an ASL. Just an illustration from many years back... driving a car at a safe speed but being followed far too close by another driver in a car, traffic signals ahead changed to amber so I stopped but didn't feel safe braking ...
by Adnepos
8 Jun 2017, 9:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Hertfordshire to Harwich
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Hertfordshire to Harwich

mjr wrote:https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=114476 may help with the last bit but basically Route 51 is not a bad choice for the last bit...

I'll second that, Route 51 for that last stretch is fine for a road bike.
by Adnepos
7 Jun 2017, 11:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good (enjoyable, scenic) routes between Ely and Harwich
Replies: 11
Views: 5812

Re: Good (enjoyable, scenic) routes between Ely and Harwich

Hi all I am just back from my cycle to The Netherlands (Harwich-Hook of Holland ferry) and back. I tried different routes for the outbound and return. Outbound (Sunday) was 'pure dead brilliant' but today's return was spoiled only by a brute of a headwind. I am looking forward to doing this (with va...
by Adnepos
29 May 2017, 8:40pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code inappropriate rules
Replies: 61
Views: 12481

Re: Highway Code inappropriate rules

You'll forgive me but I was thinking about cycling related cases.Ive seen a couple where such claims have been tried and successfully defended but don't have any links. TBH I wondered where this thread was heading. Note the introduction to the 2017 version of the Highway Code: Many of the rules in ...
by Adnepos
29 May 2017, 8:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code inappropriate rules
Replies: 61
Views: 12481

Re: Highway Code inappropriate rules

I forgot to mention above that in relation to para 65 - advice on togs particularly helmets, my recollection of comments from Kevin Mayne is that because the membership was so fundamentally divided over this, the CTC could not campaign either way and so supported personal choice. If anybody wants a...
by Adnepos
28 May 2017, 9:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code inappropriate rules
Replies: 61
Views: 12481

Re: Highway Code inappropriate rules

Yes, the Highway Code indicates that the law requires cyclists to note the information. The Highway Code does not require motor vehicle drivers, to whom this information is often directed to the exclusion of cyclists, to obey the sign by noting its information. :? Yes, the point regarding 'No throu...
by Adnepos
28 May 2017, 9:04pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Highway Code inappropriate rules
Replies: 61
Views: 12481

Re: Highway Code inappropriate rules

You'll forgive me but I was thinking about cycling related cases.Ive seen a couple where such claims have been tried and successfully defended but don't have any links. THE I wondered where this thread was heading. Reynolds v Strutt and Parker [2011] EWHC 2263 (QB) concerned a cyclist who, whilst p...