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by drossall
8 Jan 2020, 11:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: New Royals Going It Alone
Replies: 131
Views: 3817

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

It would be sad if our only reaction was about whether this would advance our own political views. Two people at the centre of this appear to be facing struggles. Even those who feel that the Royal Family does not deserve special consideration presumably feel that they deserve the same as everyone e...
by drossall
8 Jan 2020, 11:24pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cival Partnership
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Cival Partnership

These are all about the public expression of loyalty and commitment. I'm glad that others are confused, because I am too. I understand those who argue that you don't need a public commitment, even though I don't entirely agree (I personally see that others - family, friends, to some extent wider co...
by drossall
8 Jan 2020, 11:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: How many cyclists are killed each year?
Replies: 19
Views: 1023

Re: How many cyclists are killed each year?

Given the physics involved I would imagine it is quite possible for a cyclist to be killed if in collision with a pedestrian. As far as I'm aware (and I haven't checked in the last two years or so): ⋅ Figures have been remarkably consistent over recent years ⋅ About three people...
by drossall
6 Jan 2020, 11:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Quadracycles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: Quadracycles?

Only one experience, and it was this one :D The local Cheshire home was fund-raising at the time for a new building, so teams from the town were invited to ride a route that went to both the old and the new sites. It was tough getting up the rather modest hills round here :oops: Our church team went...
by drossall
31 Dec 2019, 1:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2474

Re: Cambridge or Oxford, which do you prefer?

So's mine. The problem is preventing spell-checkers from "improving" the spelling of my name when I'm not looking :roll:
by drossall
28 Dec 2019, 8:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits
Replies: 34
Views: 2065

Re: What colour for my tourer upgrade & other bits

Need to know which generation - there have been many Tiagras. To name a few, 4600 and 4700 10-speeds, and 4400 and 4500 9-speeds.
by drossall
26 Dec 2019, 8:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?
Replies: 42
Views: 2114

Re: Hanging bike by front wheel on trains?

I've thought about that myself but have come to the conclusion that the stresses and vibrations due to hanging act in a very similar way to the stresses and vibrations due to riding if you account for the significantly greater weight of rider plus bike when riding vs weight of bike (and optional ba...
by drossall
25 Dec 2019, 1:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 814

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

I had that too (with an Edge Touring Plus). Obviously no-one at Garmin stops for lunch. And you don't want to stop it yourself when you're following a route that's set up for the whole day's ride.
by drossall
24 Dec 2019, 10:48pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike

One on sale here. Usual disclaimer, nothing to do with me.
by drossall
24 Dec 2019, 10:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Parking in Cycle Lanes
Replies: 20
Views: 1212

Re: Parking in Cycle Lanes

Steve wrote:Solid or broken white line?
If broken, then likely that no restrictions on parking in the cycle lane.

This. We've got advisory (broken-line) lanes all along the main road in our estate. On one side, they are used almost exclusively as extra parking for the station, but nothing illegal about that :(
by drossall
24 Dec 2019, 9:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1434

Re: What considerations for buying a new Brompton bike

To what extent can you change the seating/riding position once you have one? Depends what you mean. The core frame is basically the same on all models so, if you change enough parts, you can in theory convert any Brompton model into any other. However, changing the riding position is harder than wi...
by drossall
23 Dec 2019, 8:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Folding bicycle choice for London commute
Replies: 23
Views: 1357

Re: Folding bicycle choice for London commute

For alternatives to Brompton, the Dahon family are definitely the obvious ones. Loads of models, mostly 20". They don't fold quite as small as a Brompton - with larger wheels, they couldn't - but not too bad. Just about on the limit of the official maximum size for folded bikes on railways. The...
by drossall
23 Dec 2019, 8:31am
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Stolen - Gepida asgard ,cannondale badboy 3 ,kuota kharma
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Stolen

Stolen from what part of the country? May not matter if not a casual theft, but who knows?
by drossall
23 Dec 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature
Replies: 20
Views: 814

Re: Garmin 1030 bike alarm feature

In theory a tea leaf could very carefully remove your Garmin and take off with the bike but it would be pretty hard to do it only has to move inches to trigger the alarm (see the video) - mine got set off today when the wind dissturbed the bike a bit. Or, remove the Garmin and take off with the Gar...
by drossall
23 Dec 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain skipping - chain link loose?
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Chain skipping - chain link loose?

There is an element of try-it-and-see. Assuming that you replace the chain, in the end the existing sprockets are too worn if the new chain skips on them. So, replace the chain and try it. Then replace the sprockets too if necessary. You may want to consider cleaning the old sprockets, so that dirt ...