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by Carlton green
10 Dec 2020, 2:26pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight
Replies: 10
Views: 1488

Re: Extra short cranks - bodger's delight

Hi, Okay, well I see a problem where the cranks are joined. The mechanics there aren't particularly very clever, I.E.the lever holding the pedal is long compared With the distance between the two joining bolts. If you had used some steel cranks, same method you had used, and welded then it would've...
by Carlton green
10 Dec 2020, 8:27am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Going carless?
Replies: 51
Views: 1323

Re: Going carless?

To my perspective both PH and Syd are heading in a good direction if not necessarily taking the same route. My own mindset would be, like Syd, to form a decision based on gathered data from my current lifestyle. Of course there’s nothing that wrong with just making the leap to car-less and seeing ho...
by Carlton green
9 Dec 2020, 9:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Going carless?
Replies: 51
Views: 1323

Re: Going carless?

For me, part of getting it right has been not trying to replicate what I did by car, though it took a while to stop doing that. Circumstances dictate of course, I have the time and journeys are rarely rushed or urgent. There's also been times in my life where it wouldn't have been possible, and the...
by Carlton green
9 Dec 2020, 6:52pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31872

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

Updated priority list: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020 Strangely no mention that only those living in cities...
by Carlton green
9 Dec 2020, 6:30pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31872

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

They had to report adverse effects amongst the volunteers in the test https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-conclude-phase-3-study-covid-19-vaccine I wonder if there were any Anaphylactic reactions (I’m told those are serious) in those trials - we’ve jus...
by Carlton green
9 Dec 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31872

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

And it is perfectly normal that a tiny minority of people have adverse reactions to one or more ingredients in a vaccine. That is one of the reasons that we otherwise need good vaccine coverage in the population. Hopefully, some of the people who react to one vaccine will find that they can have an...
by Carlton green
9 Dec 2020, 8:31am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Artificial sphincter
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Artificial sphincter

I had a prostatectomy in June 2019 which dealt with cancer but left me heavily stress incontinent. I am being referred for an artificial sphincter and am unsure of the implications for sitting on a saddle. Not keen to go recumbent. Does anyone have specific knowledge of whether I can carry on cycli...
by Carlton green
8 Dec 2020, 6:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

If there is any confusion AIUI it's only between thermodynamic efficiency and some other meaning which hasn't been defined. Jonathan MikeF’s post of 3rd December might help you out there. Edit. page 6 “It's also worth noting that nuclear power is about 30% efficient so a lot of thermal energy is us...
by Carlton green
8 Dec 2020, 10:29am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp
Replies: 121
Views: 7745

Re: LED verses incandescent bulbs front lamp

I'm sure folks will disagree but the halogen bulb works and keeps working day in day out. Come the frosty weather my led head torch fastened to my cycle helmet and my led back light fail. My twin halogen dynamo lights have shone for 1800miles this year so far and not needed replacing. I’m of a simi...
by Carlton green
7 Dec 2020, 8:07am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?
Replies: 99
Views: 2775

Re: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?

There may well be a debate to be had about the relationship between China and the rest of the world. However, that's not what this thread is about. This thread is about whether we should be seeking reparations from China for Covid19. It's based on the premise that Covid19 was either a deliberate ac...
by Carlton green
6 Dec 2020, 5:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

I’d quite like to see a few data sources to back up the claimed inefficiency. https://www.nuclear-power.net/nuclear-engineering/thermodynamics/laws-of-thermodynamics/thermal-efficiency/thermal-efficiency-of-nuclear-power-plants/ H’mm it’s many years since I attended Thermodynamics lectures but if I...
by Carlton green
6 Dec 2020, 4:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?
Replies: 99
Views: 2775

Re: Should the UK ( World ) seek compensation from China for the damage it's citizens have done?

When it was decided that Germany make such payments in 1919 the consequences were 1.revelotion in 1920 2.hyperinflation in 1920s 3.dev of facism 4.emergence of dictatator 5WW2 6.growth in 2 power blocs,usa and ussr 7.Cold War 8.nuclear proliferation Quite a price to pay.The question posed is raddle...
by Carlton green
6 Dec 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Would you take a vaccine against CV? Vote now please!
Replies: 1316
Views: 31872

Re: Would you take a vaccine against CV?

Hasn't the passing of Valéry Giscard d'Estaing affected public opinion there? Not noticeably. He was 94 and any time he was mentioned in recent years the reaction was usually "what, is he still alive?" Just now the main preoccupation is with the new bill to protect the police from being f...
by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

Bmblbzzz wrote:
Carlton green wrote:Freedom of movement is, I think, a reasonable human right.

It's more than just 'reasonable'.
https://www.un.org/en/universal-declara ... an-rights/
Article 13.


I wonder if China signed up to this ...?
by Carlton green
4 Dec 2020, 4:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Could the non-drivers not take a train?
Replies: 118
Views: 3757

Re: Could the non-drivers not take a train?

But the National Grid is in an excellent position to talk about current (!) and future demand and capacity of supply as well as of distribution. Here's a recent accessible piece on EVs: "6 myths about electric vehicles busted" https://www.nationalgrid.com/stories/journey-to-net-zero/5-myt...