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by Mike Sales
26 Sep 2011, 8:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cattle grids
Replies: 41
Views: 3101

Re: cattle grids

At the top of the old road up the Ogwen Valley there is a sloping cattle grid, requires care especially when wet.
by Mike Sales
26 Sep 2011, 1:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What happened to Arithmetic?
Replies: 71
Views: 4391

Re: What happened to Arithmetic?

Here's a cool mental arithmetic trick. Your challenge is to add up all the numbers from 1 to 100. You have to do this in your head, and you must take no longer than 30 seconds. Answer: Ok, imagine writing down the numbers from 1 to 50 across a page. Then, write the numbers 51 to 100 underneath, but...
by Mike Sales
26 Sep 2011, 1:26pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Compulsory High Vis for motorbikers? Us next?
Replies: 14
Views: 3578

Re: Compulsory High Vis for motorbikers? Us next?

Which is fine, but I'm not sure that whilst letting you risk your life we should also allow parents to put their children's lives at risk. Quite different things. On the subject at hand, we should not let our paranoia get the better of us. Motorcycle helmets have been mandatory for decades now but ...
by Mike Sales
26 Sep 2011, 11:46am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Compulsory High Vis for motorbikers? Us next?
Replies: 14
Views: 3578

Re: Compulsory High Vis for motorbikers? Us next?

Which is fine, but I'm not sure that whilst letting you risk your life we should also allow parents to put their children's lives at risk. Quite different things. On the subject at hand, we should not let our paranoia get the better of us. Motorcycle helmets have been mandatory for decades now but ...
by Mike Sales
26 Sep 2011, 11:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Crank interchangability
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: Crank interchangability

There are two types of standard for the square taper bit on the end of the axle - see http://sheldonbrown.com/bbtaper.html I had been a bit confused by "square" and "diamond" taper on ebay when I was looking, is that some slang term for ISO/JIS distinction? I think a trip to the...
by Mike Sales
25 Sep 2011, 7:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: The Green Thing
Replies: 56
Views: 3357

Re: The Green Thing

I find my frugality (or meaness ) is a very good fit with greeness. Older generations, who were brought up in poorer times, tend to dislike waste. They switch off lights, clean their plates, turn collars and sheets etc. A penny saved is a penny earned and so on.
by Mike Sales
22 Sep 2011, 10:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: side pull front brakes
Replies: 7
Views: 574

Re: side pull front brakes

It is quite easy to drill out the rear side of the fork crown to allow a recessed allen headed nut to be used. I appreciate this may transgress your restoration ethics, but seems to me the easiest solution.
by Mike Sales
22 Sep 2011, 4:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mobile phone clampdown on drivers
Replies: 30
Views: 2041

Re: Mobile phone clampdown on drivers

In the BBC article "handheld" is mentioned I think three times. One of the comments talks about cheap hands free kits. As far as I remember the research that showed that the use of mobiles whilst driving is dangerous also showed that hands free or handheld made no difference. Why has this ...
by Mike Sales
19 Sep 2011, 10:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dynamos are legal?
Replies: 22
Views: 2420

Re: Dynamos are legal?

Waiting at a T junction on the upright to turn left while the police car passes on the horizontal.
Police passenger, "You should have lights."
Me,"Its a dynamo."
Policeman,"Get it fixed then."
by Mike Sales
16 Sep 2011, 9:21pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: saving NHS funds
Replies: 71
Views: 4204

Re: saving NHS funds

For five points, who is this?
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Bugger, I left her name in, and you can probably guess the cause for which she lobbies.
by Mike Sales
16 Sep 2011, 7:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Funding a Judicial Review
Replies: 22
Views: 2234

Re: Funding a Judicial Review

It is perfectly reasonable to expect a reduction in damages where a cyclist contributes to his injuries by not wearing a helmet. We are all free to choose whether we wear a helmet, or high-viz, but we do have to take responsibility for our decisions and accept that many of life's choices come at a ...
by Mike Sales
4 Sep 2011, 9:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: RSP Cycle Computer - wheel size
Replies: 3
Views: 2778

Re: RSP Cycle Computer - wheel size

I have just got a RSP WFI-20 Cycling Computer and having a problem with set up. The wheel size input in the instructions does not have a wheel factor setting for a 700-23c wheel. Can anyone please tell what factor I should use for this wheel? :? Sheldon Brown's website has a good section about how ...
by Mike Sales
4 Sep 2011, 5:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Substance Abuse
Replies: 21
Views: 1571

Re: Substance Abuse

The same goes for maggots wrecking bus shelters, torturing old ladies, and all the other acts of mindless terrorism the bleeding heart brigade call "the result of social deprivation". How do you account for such nasty little tykes? Innate evil? I would say that the maggots were deprived o...
by Mike Sales
2 Sep 2011, 11:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: cycling under power lines
Replies: 57
Views: 7812

Re: cycling under power lines

I've seen a fluorescent lighting tube glow below a High Voltage line. We chose a place where the relief enabled us to get closer than usual. Is this significant? I suppose I should try this with a mobile phone or electric razor.
by Mike Sales
2 Sep 2011, 11:05pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Parent fined for carrying child on bike
Replies: 70
Views: 7991

Re: Parent fined for carrying child on bike

I feel compelled to point out that since 1995, cycling has increased slightly but fatalities have halved. I don't suppose this is entirely due to police issuing FPNs for child seats held on with gaffer tape, but I hope the police feel free to advise on such matters. From what I've seen of the way p...