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by Carlton green
27 Nov 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: wider tyre on back or front?
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: wider tyre on back or front?

As a generality (so not specifically linked to seasons) if the two tyres are of different width then the narrower one should be at the front. I’m sure that that’s the way it is on motorbikes and that it has something to do with steering stability. The back end of a bike sliding away is potentially d...
by Carlton green
23 Nov 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3382

Re: Bells

Thanks. I was asking about the preceding post discussing a whistle. Jonathan Personally I think that I would find someone on a bike blowing a whistle to be antisocial and potentially aggressive. As a bystander or resident near the route I would feel the sound to be both intrusive noise and inapprop...
by Carlton green
23 Nov 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3382

Re: Bells

It's your call (!) but what would you see as the advantages over the human voice? Jonathan I don’t think that the question was directed towards me and I’m uncertain of the background to it, but it is a valid question all the same and deserves an answer. The human voice is variable in volume, pitch ...
by Carlton green
23 Nov 2020, 9:44am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bells
Replies: 114
Views: 3382

Re: Bells

Bells on bikes should be banned .. I often agree with utility but not here, what do others think? I think that a bell is a tool and as such it can be used both appropriately and inappropriately, don’t blame the tool but rather the user. Personally I use a bell with consideration and in a way that h...
by Carlton green
23 Nov 2020, 9:19am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

IMHO it is entirely logical to consider the use of existing sites that were once coal fuelled Stations. Power Stations should ideally have a rail line to them (for heavy plant and supplies to be delivered on, etc.) and access to large amounts of water (cooling water is needed for the Station’s stea...
by Carlton green
20 Nov 2020, 12:00pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

The other side of the coin is modern society's seemingly insatiable demand for electrical energy. But that's another thread. Don't suppose it's worth pointing out we use less electrical energy now than 10 years ago? By a fair bit too. Fiddlers Ferry near me is in the process of being decommissioned...
by Carlton green
20 Nov 2020, 11:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

^^ your volunteering was noted upthread. :shock: For what it's worth I do understand the likely need for reliable "base load" generation. Though would prefer a non nuclear option. At the present time this appears, in the UK at least, to be considered unfeasible. The question then arises, ...
by Carlton green
20 Nov 2020, 10:44am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

There are people on this thread volunteering to have a 40,000m2 building put up next to where they live. Their motives are interesting. Maybe they're after the fabled "compo" on the grounds of worsenment. Or maybe they are not "nimbys", recognise the need to have a low carbon ge...
by Carlton green
18 Nov 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

As a total layperson(ignoramous if you will)about the viability of green power generation,but it never fails to surprise me why every roof in the land hasn't been granted free solar panels and every river have a series of turbines in it somewhere. Or am I totally missing the mark? https://www.whall...
by Carlton green
18 Nov 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project

As a total layperson(ignoramous if you will)about the viability of green power generation,but it never fails to surprise me why every roof in the land hasn't been granted free solar panels and every river have a series of turbines in it somewhere. Or am I totally missing the mark? https://www.whall...
by Carlton green
18 Nov 2020, 8:41am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changing your point of view
Replies: 67
Views: 1979

Re: Changing your point of view

At one time I’d have struggled with transgender and to a lesser extent homosexual people. Now I am fair more accepting and that acceptance is rooted in civilised on-line conversations. Talking is good, it allows us to learn from each other and we also remind each other that ours (and theirs) is not...
by Carlton green
17 Nov 2020, 7:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Changing your point of view
Replies: 67
Views: 1979

Re: Changing your point of view

From time to time I do change or modify my point of view and forums such as this one are part of that process. The testing of one’s point of view via debate is good too in that it does make you check your reasoning and the facts behind it. I’m not so keen on the Internet Warrior types who see it as ...
by Carlton green
16 Nov 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Best headline I've seen in a while...

That is until you saw how the waste dump would affect your property value. It's easy to make statements like yours when you know there's no real chance of it happening. The above isn’t necessarily in response to my favourable attitude towards Nuclear but it is a fair point. In general industrial bu...
by Carlton green
15 Nov 2020, 10:28pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Rolls Royce Mini-Nuclear Generators Project
Replies: 99
Views: 2685

Re: Best headline I've seen in a while...

I'll have one. +1 You can use the volunteers form upthread. :wink: Though you may have to have one anyway. I've had mine, (so I don't need to apply) and now, although it's defunct since 1991, it still costs us all a fortune. A workforce of hundreds and generates zilch. And a lasting suspicion that ...
by Carlton green
15 Nov 2020, 3:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front Light Height
Replies: 23
Views: 749

Re: Front Light Height

Some photos of my ‘touring bike’ and my ‘utility’ bike with Dynamo type light mounted off of the front fork. They aren’t pretty bikes or top flight but they still do a job of getting me about. I did say the lamp mount was a bit ‘Heath Robinson’ but it seems secure enough ... well at the moment. I’m ...