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by gilesjuk
2 Mar 2012, 5:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC article on ludicrous cars
Replies: 114
Views: 6838

Re: BBC article on ludicrous cars

I'm personally calling the cars ludicrous because they are cars being used to commute in and take kids to school. Do you really need a V10 Lamborghini powered car to do a journey that is largely going to be urban driving at 30MPH? Why do you need such a fast car in a country where the speed limit is...
by gilesjuk
2 Mar 2012, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: BBC article on ludicrous cars
Replies: 114
Views: 6838

BBC article on ludicrous cars

Nice to see the BBC promoting green issues, erm except they're promoting posh cars which belong on the racetrack not the road. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16869432 This is my favourite bit: "But out on the open road the £90,000 car's true nature is revealed, as Mr Wotke lets rip to overt...
by gilesjuk
27 Feb 2012, 12:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wiggle let down.
Replies: 70
Views: 10492

Re: Wiggle let down.

I tend to find their prices uncompetitive and they are often poorly stocked.

But I've not had any problems with orders.
by gilesjuk
16 Feb 2012, 5:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: "Breaking" news.
Replies: 55
Views: 2626

Re: "Breaking" news.

17 months is ridiculous. If you inflicted the same injuries with a baseball bat you'd be doing a lot more than that, max of 5 years I think (GBH). Lets hope he never gets behind the wheel of a vehicle again. It would be nice if insurers would actually refuse to insure such people due to the risk, it...
by gilesjuk
25 Jan 2012, 5:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: guttersnipe
Replies: 120
Views: 10264

Re: guttersnipe

Drains are best avoided too, wheels can get stuck throwing you off the bike, the grate can be lose or missing and can even give way. Sewers do collapse and you're better away from the side of the road where they often are.
by gilesjuk
7 Jan 2012, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Overpriced trains
Replies: 9
Views: 477

Re: Overpriced trains

Well I doubt the train service is going to improve much in price or capacity. The government seem determined to press ahead with HS2 which is effectively a 1st class only service for impatient businessmen. They could solve a lot of issues by reducing 1st class capacity on trains and certainly on Vir...
by gilesjuk
2 Jan 2012, 12:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ti Touring frame
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: Ti Touring frame

Comparing two different bikes made of two different materials seems unfair. The main advantages of Ti for me are lack of corrosion and the value of the metal when the frame fails (which some seem to do). The biggest problem is they can be creaky. I had to wrap my bottom bracket threads in pfte tape ...
by gilesjuk
1 Jan 2012, 1:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Issues with international bike battery transport
Replies: 16
Views: 1914

Re: Issues with international bike battery transport

It's one thing to ship something and another to put it on a passenger plane where it could start a fire or create an explosion.
by gilesjuk
29 Dec 2011, 12:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Expensive rubbish
Replies: 40
Views: 3151

Re: Expensive rubbish

Inflation goes up too. It really does make you wonder if some alternatives to such long trips will ever appear?

Supermarkets should let people use the boxes to take their shopping home in. People moving house could collect boxes instead of buying them.
by gilesjuk
21 Dec 2011, 11:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Idiot Drvier
Replies: 35
Views: 2779

Re: Idiot Drvier

Blackbox recorders should sort many bad drivers out. They will become widespread someday hopefully. I would fit one if they would cut my premium.
by gilesjuk
21 Dec 2011, 11:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Oh my poor knees
Replies: 22
Views: 1654

Re: Oh my poor knees

My pal's wife injured her knee very badly whilst horse riding. Cycling for her is excellent therapy, as her joint is held in a jig while she gets non-weight bearing exercise. I am no orthopaedic surgeon, but I fail to see how either the impact of running, or the direction changes of football, could...
by gilesjuk
21 Dec 2011, 11:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A realistic sentence
Replies: 26
Views: 1916

Re: A realistic sentence

Cue my drinking licence idea. If caught drink driving you have to either surrender your driving licence or drinking licence. seriously? :? why shouldn't one drink whilst having no intention of driving, or one drive whilst having no intention of drinking? i can do both in a week - do i need to re-ap...
by gilesjuk
21 Dec 2011, 10:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brighter car lights recommended
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: Brighter car lights recommended

I really think car head lights are far to bright , especially those blue ish ones . I live in a small village , so you have to drive down unlit country roads . When I do drive at night , I never have main beam on I feel dipped lights , light the road adequately . So many times when on the bike I ge...
by gilesjuk
21 Dec 2011, 5:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brighter car lights recommended
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Re: Brighter car lights recommended

And using LED brake lights can help prevent accidents between cars travelling in the same lane, as they come on a split second earlier than ordinary brake lights, according to Mr Plancke. "You will save 10m of braking time at 90km/h (56mph)," he says. I have an alternative method for prev...
by gilesjuk
21 Dec 2011, 7:40am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Brighter car lights recommended
Replies: 14
Views: 709

Brighter car lights recommended

Article on the beeb about cars getting brighter lights to be safer. So is this a new arms race in lighting? will cyclists need twice as powerful lights to get seen now? "though sceptics fear they could result in pedestrians and bikers becoming less visible" Not sceptics, people who think a...