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by gilesjuk
19 Dec 2011, 10:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gesture controlled devices
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Gesture controlled devices

Right. I've taken out my speedometer, tachometer and disconnected all those irritating blinky lights on the dashboard for that very reason. :roll: :wink: I know what you're getting at. But those things are gauges, you look at them and see the value. A Sat Nav device is a navigation computer with me...
by gilesjuk
19 Dec 2011, 10:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: new LASER printer required
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: new LASER printer required

Kyocera, cheapest to run for a slightly more expensive initial outlay.
by gilesjuk
19 Dec 2011, 1:50pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Tax breaks for marriage....
Replies: 31
Views: 1501

Re: Tax breaks for marriage....

Such "perks" just victimise the poor old single people (like me) who would love to have a nice stable relationship. The state needs to concentrate on ensuring that people are law abiding and happy. What use is trying to keep a married couple together when one of the couple might be violent...
by gilesjuk
19 Dec 2011, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gesture controlled devices
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Gesture controlled devices

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15970019

This just makes me mad!

"Using a GPS device without touching it while driving could be safer"

How is it ever safe? you have to look down at the device and take your eyes off the road.
by gilesjuk
17 Dec 2011, 12:44am
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.

Without a drinking licence you can't buy booze. All pubs would need to see it before selling booze to someone. It might kill off the round though.
by gilesjuk
16 Dec 2011, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bus driver - Grrr....
Replies: 15
Views: 1453

Re: Bus driver - Grrr....

They should make LED bulb retrofits legal. You can fit them and they will pass the MOT as they're perfectly bright enough, but they don't carry the E mark so they can't be sold as being road legal. It's odd, since bicycle lights have been using LEDs for years. But only if your motor vehicle came fit...
by gilesjuk
14 Dec 2011, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Connecting a B&M Cyo to an old Sturmey Dynohub
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Re: Connecting a B&M Cyo to an old Sturmey Dynohub

It's 6V AC output so there's no polarity.
by gilesjuk
10 Dec 2011, 11:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Doesn't the fitness drop off quickly?
Replies: 8
Views: 3937

Re: Doesn't the fitness drop off quickly?

Dog walking keeps my core fitness fairly constant. In fact I have a bit of a jog with them sometimes. I haven't been on the bike so much due to flu etc but find my legs have recharged now I've got on the bike again.
by gilesjuk
9 Dec 2011, 3:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists' ID
Replies: 40
Views: 2642

Re: Cyclists' ID

Where is all this coming from? has the "war on the motorist" now shifted to cyclists? I thought we were under pressure to reduce CO2, cycling needs to be more attractive than motoring and dumping piles of regulation and rules on cyclists isn't the way to go about it. Lord Sugar should butt...
by gilesjuk
7 Dec 2011, 11:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Hassle On the cycle path
Replies: 52
Views: 3499

Re: Hassle On the cycle path

Some people just dislike cyclists off road. It doesn't matter if you're legally allowed to be there, they will always claim you're going too fast and it's an accident waiting to happen. Question is do you sink to their level? perhaps if someone was shining a torch in my face I would be inclined to c...
by gilesjuk
6 Dec 2011, 11:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Foldable tyres or Wire Bead Tyres????
Replies: 12
Views: 3464

Re: Foldable tyres or Wire Bead Tyres????

The tyre size is the height (distance from rim) not width. So they do vary depending on construction.

Folding fold, wire bead can be folded but not as tightly, plus there's a knack to it.

Wire are heavier and seem to stay on the rim if the tyre deflates.
by gilesjuk
6 Dec 2011, 11:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was shot at in Hull this evening
Replies: 25
Views: 1800

Re: I was shot at in Hull this evening

Why do they even sell air rifles? They mostly get used for mischief and shooting cats.

Some do use them to shoot rats for pest control, but there are other ways to kill them.
by gilesjuk
5 Dec 2011, 3:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI
Replies: 53
Views: 4211

Re: Cyclists 'urged to get insurance' by ABI

The sad thing about this is that some cycling clubs have fallen for this ABI pitch, even though they're probably already covered.
by gilesjuk
3 Dec 2011, 12:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off duty copper gets knocked off his bike. Hit n run.
Replies: 65
Views: 4315

Re: Off duty copper gets knocked off his bike. Hit n run.

Despite what you read in the papers the police still take appropriate risks. I've seen cops rescuing people from canals, entering houses on fire before the fire service had got there tackling violent armed criminals etc. There was a recent story where the fire service management stopped the fire se...
by gilesjuk
1 Dec 2011, 11:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike lights in the rain
Replies: 33
Views: 2272

Re: Bike lights in the rain

I find the same is true in the car sometimes. You are forced to rely on the reflection of the white lines rather than see them.

Some shades of LED are better than others for bike lights. Supernova lights are great.