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07-19-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

There is a column for common sense. Let's...

There is a column for common sense.

Let's say there's slow moving traffic passing a crossing.

Now we do have some uncivilised drivers who will block it, not considering people/cyclists...
07-19-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

Your insistence that pedestrians should/can cross...

Your insistence that pedestrians should/can cross a road in front of traffic, regardless of road type, in any 'civilised' country is wearing thin.


We do things here in a way that is safe,...
07-19-19, 02:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

It's perfectly normal and there are hundreds like...

It's perfectly normal and there are hundreds like this all over town. Most of our residential roads are blank. This is tarmac but many are brick. The only place you find white lines is at junctions...
07-19-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

That sounds like a pedestrian crossing i...

That sounds like a pedestrian crossing i mentioned earlier. Where a crossing is actually printed on the road with lights.

We also have a lot of islands in between lanes. So you've only got to...
07-18-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By MikeyMK

I love my Claud Butler cork-effect lock-on ergo...

I love my Claud Butler cork-effect lock-on ergo grips, but they're not the lightest as there's so much solid rubber. Fine for my e-bikes but carbon junkies might wanna consider weight with big rubber...
07-18-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

Here, we stick to the law, not trends. If...

Here, we stick to the law, not trends.

If traffic had to stop just because a pedestrian was stood by a road, the country would come to a standstill.
07-18-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

Police will sometimes deliberately push you or...

Police will sometimes deliberately push you or invite you to do something wrong. Don't fall for it.

As will other motorists, and it causes deaths regularly.

There's a well-known situation here...
07-18-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

Absolutely not in the least bit possible, no. ...

Absolutely not in the least bit possible, no.

Not when i'm on a pavement with posts and lines stopping me, and they're on a clear road. If they have to stop, there'd be a major pedestrian crossing...
07-17-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By MikeyMK

Grip shifters have to pull the cable at a tough...

Grip shifters have to pull the cable at a tough ratio, due to the thickness of the handlebar. They're not for kids.

Thumb shifters are a better ratio, but the problem's in the name - a child's...
07-17-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By MikeyMK

If the paths were smooth enough for a full rigid...

If the paths were smooth enough for a full rigid bike without tyres I probably wouldn't need assist.
07-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

People on this site rarely have good things to...

People on this site rarely have good things to say about motorists (despite many being one), but here they're often very polite - too polite!

Yes I'll be sat there waiting for the cars to pass,...
07-17-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By MikeyMK

It doesn't matter how much room the cyclist left...

It doesn't matter how much room the cyclist left for the motorist, the motorist overtook a vehicle when it wasn't safe to do so. That's how it'd stand here. The motorist should've either stayed back...
07-17-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By MikeyMK

I don't mean to go against the grain here, but...

I don't mean to go against the grain here, but i'm more inclined to look at the bike than the track - there are few items on a bike that'd be capable of that, and they should be addressed. The report...
07-15-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 727
Posted By MikeyMK

It's not your problem. It's not for you to...

It's not your problem.

It's not for you to tell someone how to wipe their arse.

Incidentally... Here, if you bring four beers and drink them over the course of six hours, you're probably under...
07-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,247
Posted By MikeyMK

Already here in my town, already a problem. I...

Already here in my town, already a problem. I haven't hit one yet but they're fidgety and unpredictable. They don't always keep to their side, they break down... They sit at crossings forever and...
07-14-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By MikeyMK

The topic starter in their opening post...

The topic starter in their opening post...
07-13-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,692
Posted By MikeyMK

I made my own, an aggressive copy of the '80s...

I made my own, an aggressive copy of the '80s style layback BMX seatpost.


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07-13-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,598
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, that's me. I never get my legs out. The...

Yeah, that's me. I never get my legs out. The only shorts i own are swimming trunks.
Forum: Recumbent
07-11-19, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,215
Posted By MikeyMK

I think it's less of an issue with the following...

I think it's less of an issue with the following wheel being large, but the idea of a large wheel as the steerer... I mean my 18s understeer if pushed, can you imagine a pair of 700C understeering?!...
07-11-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By MikeyMK

Friction drive on wet/muddy tyres and you're...

Friction drive on wet/muddy tyres and you're doing maths?! Lol

And the reason we use 54v on a 48v system is because of voltage drop. A half-full 54v battery is around 48v, and it's 42v by the time...
07-11-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,311
Posted By MikeyMK

It's mostly a social issue, here. From families,...

It's mostly a social issue, here. From families, friends, even employers - people want you to drive, and you're in some ways going against the grain by not doing so.

That said, i'd always loved...
07-10-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 935
Posted By MikeyMK

BMX is the easy off-the-shelf route, with 5x...

BMX is the easy off-the-shelf route, with 5x 130/110 at least, but they don't do grannies.
Forum: Recumbent
07-10-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 979
Views: 351,404
Posted By MikeyMK

Ha! That's the first time i've seen someone using...

Ha! That's the first time i've seen someone using a remote crank to turn an armless master one - other than myself, when i built this:
...
07-10-19, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,147
Posted By MikeyMK

That's not how we ride MUP's here. I'm not going...

That's not how we ride MUP's here. I'm not going past a dog at that kinda speed. No wonder you guys have problems.

It's a good example though, of why i don't like dedicated cycle lanes. If you...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,632
Posted By MikeyMK

One way, i think i fit into the 0-5 mile...

One way, i think i fit into the 0-5 mile category. But i ride about 15-25 miles a day. Not sure what the poll is trying to reflect, but it certainly doesn't reflect my mileage.
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,640
Posted By MikeyMK

The poll is way out of range. It'd be more useful...

The poll is way out of range. It'd be more useful in months, i expect.

I probably just qualify for the poll with once a year. That's on the bikes with puncture proof tyres, though.

Perhaps...
Forum: Commuting
07-09-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,238
Posted By MikeyMK

I've never had problems with fenders, in use or...

I've never had problems with fenders, in use or fitting. Four of my bikes have them. I've done thousands of miles. Currently using 3.5ins wide stainless cruiser fenders on a full suspension bike, i...
07-09-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By MikeyMK

How it's mounted isn't relevant. It could be...

How it's mounted isn't relevant. It could be clamped to the steerer tube - it's the position of the weight that matters and as long as the child is sat over the rear wheel then that's where the...
07-07-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By MikeyMK

Even still, they'll soon run out, building them...

Even still, they'll soon run out, building them like that. We're just a 10-mile wide town and we have over 100 such two-tier junctions with road at one level and MUP on the other.

Cyclists can be...
Forum: Recumbent
07-07-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,215
Posted By MikeyMK

I have Schwalbe Big Apples all round on mine; ...

I have Schwalbe Big Apples all round on mine;
2in x 18s front
2.35 X 24 rear
It understeers on the limit but not as much as it did on the far skinnier Schwalbe Marathons I ran before. And it's...
07-07-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By MikeyMK

Best pads I've had in my Deore/Zee calipers are...

Best pads I've had in my Deore/Zee calipers are no-name pads. Dunno who they're made by, obviously, but they're painted gold.
07-07-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By MikeyMK

There's a matter of opinion...

There's a matter of opinion...
07-07-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By MikeyMK

With both on the same bike, I find myself...

With both on the same bike, I find myself shifting the hub most of the time, and only shifting a derailleur to change the final drive. The hub's shifts are so much quicker and smoother it has a...
07-07-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,071
Posted By MikeyMK

Yes, I think it's a question of how much it...

Yes, I think it's a question of how much it matters.

If you're 200 lbs with 1.5in tyres on flat lands I really don't think swapping your cro-mo frame for a carbon one is gonna have much effect,...
07-07-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,748
Posted By MikeyMK

Serious lack of waterproof phones in the thread....

Serious lack of waterproof phones in the thread. I've been using waterproof phones for years.


My current HTC is in a thin gel case. It's protected if I drop it. Don't use it whilst riding but...
07-06-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By MikeyMK

It's pretty, and a nice piece of engineering with...

It's pretty, and a nice piece of engineering with the whole maypole thing, but a very expensive way to achieve the same thing we have all over my town.

The easiest way to achieve a MUP roundabout...
07-06-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By MikeyMK

If you take a broom handle and hold it out in...

If you take a broom handle and hold it out in front of you, in both hands, your wrists are at a horrible angle. Nobody ever thought straight bars were a good idea. I guess you can fit a lot on a...
07-06-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By MikeyMK

As long as it's long enough you can have it how...

As long as it's long enough you can have it how you like. As it's longer than the old one, no worries there. Use spacers for the extra length, you can mount spacers on top of the stem as well as...
07-05-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By MikeyMK

Yellow is notorious for fading. Red turns pink....

Yellow is notorious for fading. Red turns pink. Orange gets more.. orange.

I don't care, myself. I'm strongly colourblind so they all look off-colour and faded anyway.

But I'd suggest that if...
07-05-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,830
Posted By MikeyMK

They have the right to the road, like anyone....

They have the right to the road, like anyone. They don't have to use the sidewalk any more than you have to use the cycle lane.

Yes they're a pain in the asre for you, I guess, but it is what it...
07-05-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By MikeyMK

What indeed.

What indeed.
07-05-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,205
Posted By MikeyMK

Did they get sued? Did the weight change? Did the...

Did they get sued? Did the weight change? Did the guy ever get a flat tyre? Will we ever know?
07-05-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By MikeyMK

I travel this one regularly, it's one of my...

I travel this one regularly, it's one of my favourites...

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Here's a pic of...
07-05-19, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By MikeyMK

Often the cycle lane is exempt from the...

Often the cycle lane is exempt from the bottle-neck, as with this one - but the conflicting signs make it confusing...
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07-04-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By MikeyMK

Cyclists need to be removed from the road and...

Cyclists need to be removed from the road and then ''actively cross a side road'' as a pedestrian would, this being a crude example the sort;
...
07-04-19, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By MikeyMK

Dunno how much use this'd be on a bicycle,...

Dunno how much use this'd be on a bicycle, depends really, would work on mine for a few minutes.

...
07-04-19, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,256
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, but the wrenches need to be the correct...

Yeah, but the wrenches need to be the correct size for the padlock, and i don't think this is gonna be an issue for a 2-min shop stop.

I really think there's a market for ultralight locks. Leave...
07-04-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By MikeyMK

Hong Kong aren't quite feeling it just yet....

Hong Kong aren't quite feeling it just yet. Teething issues, maybe.
07-03-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By MikeyMK

Unfortunately many cyclists do ride in a way...

Unfortunately many cyclists do ride in a way motorists deem as aggressively entitled, but then cyclists need to carry their speed to make up for weaknesses in other areas.

It's the same with...
07-03-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,689
Posted By MikeyMK

Cyclists need to stop at junctions, and the stop...

Cyclists need to stop at junctions, and the stop lines need to be further back than the ones for motor vehicles so that the cyclist can see before proceeding. Ideally the cyclist needs to vacate the...
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