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by 7_lives_left
26 Feb 2013, 10:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poynton regeneration scheme
Replies: 49
Views: 6479

Re: Poynton regeneration scheme

OK, I get it, the Hazelmere crossroads example I posted isn't even remotely close to Poynton :) . Maybe it could be turned into a Poynton if they removed all the rubbish? With regards to supermarket car parks, one that I am familiar with has lots of white paint showing one way only flows and giveway...
by 7_lives_left
25 Feb 2013, 6:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Poynton regeneration scheme
Replies: 49
Views: 6479

Re: Poynton regeneration scheme

Thirdcrank, I don't disagree with anything that you said, you are accurate as ever. Just to show that there is nothing new under the sun, here is a junction on google maps not far from where I live that has two abutting roundabouts. I doubt it carries as much traffic as Poynton but at peak times thi...
by 7_lives_left
25 Feb 2013, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: cutting a wheel axle
Replies: 20
Views: 1572

Re: cutting a wheel axle

meic wrote:Remember to leave a nut on the axle which can recut damaged threads as you take it off.

Would it be a good idea to use an old sacraficial nut that you could throw away if necessary rather than one you intended to re-use later?
by 7_lives_left
24 Feb 2013, 11:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: fonetic inglish!
Replies: 60
Views: 1697

Re: fonetic inglish!

There is a book by Ian M Banks called "Feersum Endjinn". One of the characters thoughts are all written phonetically or as abreviations. This put me off reading it for a while but I persisted. It turned out that this character was the most entertaining one it the book.
by 7_lives_left
24 Feb 2013, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7043

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

Why take the pee, clearly people have differing ideas about what certain things mean to them, I voiced MY opinion, I didn't slate anyone I just made it clear I didn't consider certain riding as utility, if you're going to respond with stupid comments that end a sensible discussion...well done :roll...
by 7_lives_left
24 Feb 2013, 10:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7043

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

hexhome wrote:But I am still allowed to enjoy utility cycling aren't I?

NO, we are not allowed to have fun here. Keep in line and no freewheeling allowed. Keep pedaling.
Utility bicycles are to be supplied one of 4 fixed sizes and only three prescribed colours are permitted.
by 7_lives_left
23 Feb 2013, 10:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A place to record long distance utility rides
Replies: 56
Views: 7043

Re: A place to record long distance utility rides

People are cycling full stop, that's why it doesn't matter how you quantify it, so long as people are on bikes. Visiting friends or cycling to the start of an audax is a leisure thing, it's not what I would describe as utility. As I said, makes no odds so long as people are bikes. Utility riding do...
by 7_lives_left
17 Feb 2013, 12:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Qu for the laid-back fraternity
Replies: 11
Views: 1033

Re: Qu for the laid-back fraternity

I bought a recumbent trike a few years ago for the same reasons as the OP. I have used it occasionally in good weather too, but it mostly comes out when there is snow/ice. It's an expensive way to keep on the road when the weather turns bad. They use salt on the roads round here and it make a mess o...
by 7_lives_left
17 Feb 2013, 11:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The British Cycling Economy
Replies: 23
Views: 2061

Re: The British Cycling Economy

The report refers to three arbitary groups 'ocasional', 'regular' and 'frequent'. I haven't been able to work out is meant by regular and frequent. I know what the dictionary definitions are, but I don't understand how they are being used here. There is an explanation of sorts on page 12 but I don't...
by 7_lives_left
13 Feb 2013, 10:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is this a good idea?
Replies: 49
Views: 1548

Re: Is this a good idea?

The comparison with the nederlands isn't fair. They have strict liability, we don't. Their drivers will stop, ours will run the cyclist down. I remember CJ posting about how Dutch motorist got confused when when he didn't exercise his prority over the motorist on cycle paths that crossed roads.
by 7_lives_left
12 Feb 2013, 12:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What exactly is a Tyre Boot?
Replies: 28
Views: 4302

Re: What exactly is a Tyre Boot?

I smell 'jolly jack' humour here! I once served in the RN as an Artificer and the Apprentice Training Establishment crest (below) carried for many the motto "if you can't fit it, hit it!' http://forum.ctc.org.uk/download/file.php?id=19847&mode=view Forgive me, but that badge seem to have a...
by 7_lives_left
12 Feb 2013, 11:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on cycle parking/bike shed
Replies: 43
Views: 3787

Re: Advice on cycle parking/bike shed

Merry_Wanderer, ukdodger, Sorry, I didn't make clear that I was resurrecting an old thread. These incidents happened a number of years ago. Since then the firm has gone bust and the employees made redundant. My post that resurected the thread was just an update on what had happened in the intervenin...
by 7_lives_left
10 Feb 2013, 12:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bring your own tarpaulin
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Bring your own tarpaulin

kwackers wrote:I'd imagine it's obviously been commandeered by a local resident as permanent parking.

For some reason this had me cringing at the thought of "resident only" cycle parking. Lets hope that never happens.
by 7_lives_left
9 Feb 2013, 3:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Pedestrian safety on shared paths
Replies: 121
Views: 5125

Re: Pedestrian safety on shared paths

gaz wrote:
thirdcrank wrote:Anyway, my question is "Is there a word similar to chuggers for people who try to sell you their electricity?"

Electrocutioners?

Chargers?
by 7_lives_left
9 Feb 2013, 2:29pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling Policy for work
Replies: 10
Views: 834

Re: Cycling Policy for work

In another thread, refering to the difficulties of parking a recumbent trike, [XAP]bob wrote : At one place I was tempted to install a ground anchor in one of the parking spaces... There are excentrics like [XAP]bob and I who usually ([XAP]bob) or occassionally (myself) use cycles that don't fit in ...