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by [XAP]Bob
1 May 2019, 4:24pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Is this the place to discuss Tandems as well?
Replies: 17
Views: 4129

Re: Is this the place to discuss Tandems as well?

Anyway you're very welcome to come and try our Circe out for size if you like, Such a shame there aren't many nice kind people on here.... </sarcasm> I'm a bit further away with a kiddiback, but I think that already has a next owner. My younger one LOVED it, my eldest wasn't so sure (she didn't lik...
by [XAP]Bob
29 Apr 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Event helmet cobblers
Replies: 106
Views: 5291

Re: Event helmet cobblers

Lack of policing? Lack of (recent) cycling experience by motorists? Roads design Roads maintenance Plenty of places to absorb the blame before resorting to blaming polystyrene. I do think that they make things worse overall, and then improve the (probably not massively serious) consequences of a few...
by [XAP]Bob
29 Apr 2019, 8:41am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pictures of your recumbent
Replies: 518
Views: 225422

Re: Pictures of your recumbent

Since you clearly don’t like it I’ll take it off your hands... :mrgreen:
by [XAP]Bob
26 Apr 2019, 7:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TAX Deductions from Business Mileage when cycling to work
Replies: 15
Views: 742

Re: TAX Deductions from Business Mileage when cycling to work

Normal mileage claims have always been distance from the office.
Although ‘actual distance’ is also valid.

I’ve been paid both ways in the past. But if all the sites are ‘your’ side of the office then claim the mileage from the office... that explicitly excludes any commuting distance already.
by [XAP]Bob
18 Apr 2019, 4:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

alexnharvey wrote:Galvanic corrosion concerns.

Effectively lithium acting as a catalyst to one bout of corrosion or the other... cheers
by [XAP]Bob
18 Apr 2019, 3:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Single Use Plastics
Replies: 28
Views: 785

Re: Single Use Plastics

One reason veg are 'over wrapped' in plastic is that it extends shelf life - and therefore reduces waste.
by [XAP]Bob
18 Apr 2019, 3:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...
Replies: 25
Views: 1265

Re: Rusty bolts and aluminium fittings...

Engage dense mode..

Why not a lithium base grease (which is what my general purpose grease says it is)?
by [XAP]Bob
16 Apr 2019, 12:45pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Old mesh seat
Replies: 8
Views: 3255

Re: Old mesh seat

Received today - many thanks (didn’t think there had been a delay!)
by [XAP]Bob
16 Apr 2019, 9:15am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 9939

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

climo wrote:If you fit oversized balloon tyres and adjust the mudguards to fit then they can hit the handlebar bag when you steer. Solved by tilting the arm but it's not a good solution. With regular tyres there's no prob. Guess how I know?


You did the dynamic CAD work didn't you ;)
by [XAP]Bob
16 Apr 2019, 8:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Petition for PR reform
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: Petition for PR reform

That was the Alternative Vote system. Very complicated perhaps, or that's the way it seemed. PR is a different kettle of fish. How was AVS complicated? You nominated your order of preference of the candidates. If there was a majority vote then that was it. Else the candidate with fewest votes was e...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Apr 2019, 2:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491874

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

I don't know about anyone else on this forum, but I am an independent chap. I'm my own boss and I expect others to be like me too. I have asked for advice on here. Whether I act on it or not is my decision, but I do listen/read it. Threads long enough will give contradictory advice anyway. As for t...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Apr 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"
Replies: 92
Views: 3862

Re: Nick Freeman Attacks "exceptional hardship"

You said poor drivers, apropos offences related to the practice of driving, hence my comment. I note the different definition you now introduce. Surely poor driving is creating a danger to others or yourself and encompasses all the things they include, be they 'using mobile 'phone, poor vehicle mai...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Apr 2019, 2:06pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Balloon tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 2981

Re: Balloon tyres

I'm going to defend the trykers - with a massive caveat. They are reasonably fairy resistant, unless you live somewhere with flints or similar sharps - the sidewalls in particular are quite vulnerable, but the meat of the tread does a reasonable job, but can hold onto shards. resulting in eventual ...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Apr 2019, 10:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'
Replies: 19972
Views: 491874

Re: ** The Brexit Thread ** - 'Brexit Means Brexit'

All this sovereignty talk...

There are about 34k laws on our statute books (commons library)
About 4.5k of those are influenced by EU legislation.
72 of those we voted against.


Can the leavers name one?


Its not a question of sovereignty...
by [XAP]Bob
15 Apr 2019, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I do love safety cameras!
Replies: 48
Views: 1380

Re: I do love safety cameras!

The most woeful argument ever is the "revenue claim". It is not revenue, that implies the system is designed to have an income, and the claim is deeply flawed. Aye well, Edouard Philippe tipped his hand when he let slip that he had expected the 10 kph reduction in speed limit to bring in ...