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Forum: UK March 7th 07, 09:21 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 632
Posted By Mike Causer
Badger count

On Wed, 07 Mar 2007 20:39:29 +0000, Nigel Cliffe wrote:

My mum's father was a gamekeeper, and she usually just kept quite as she
wasn't keen on plucking them.

Kitchen full of tiny...
Forum: Techniques March 7th 07, 12:51 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 73
Views: 1,816
Posted By Mike Causer
DT's ratcheting quick release

On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 16:27:39 -0800, frkrygow wrote:

On Mar 6, 9:47 am, Peter Cole wrote:

Plastics don't creep?

Apparently, jim beam doesn't think so. These guys...
Forum: UK March 5th 07, 09:32 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 18
Views: 509
Posted By Mike Causer
guardian - puncture repair

On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 18:25:40 +0000, Tom Crispin wrote:

However, if I was going to be truly realistic, then I'd turn a high
pressure hose on them and simulate cars splashing through puddles at
...
Forum: UK March 5th 07, 05:38 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By Mike Causer
Get active in Norfolk

On Mon, 05 Mar 2007 05:51:58 -0800, bookieb wrote:

Page is gone 404 - presumably to be updated?

Now moved to:
...
Forum: General March 4th 07, 01:11 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 15
Views: 621
Posted By Mike Causer
Quantifying cars per road?

On Thu, 01 Mar 2007 22:32:39 +0100, Andrew Price wrote:

Maps produced for cyclists in Germany often classify roads by the
number of motor vehicles per hour which use them. The set I have uses
...
Forum: UK February 26th 07, 09:51 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 521
Views: 5,832
Posted By Mike Causer
Is there bike snobbery?

On Mon, 26 Feb 2007 16:46:06 +0000, Pinky wrote:

Why is it inevitable that whenever and wherever you fall of your bike
(through your own stupidity/fault) there is always an appreciative
...
Forum: UK February 22nd 07, 10:21 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Mike Causer
Opinions on new bike for 12-yr-old boy

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:58:42 +0000, Colette A. O'Brien wrote:

I would love to do a course in basic bike mechanics as we are building
up quite a collection of nice bikes and I want to look after...
Forum: UK February 22nd 07, 10:00 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 28
Views: 645
Posted By Mike Causer
Opinions on new bike for 12-yr-old boy

On Tue, 20 Feb 2007 18:58:42 +0000, Colette A. O'Brien wrote:

I would love to do a course in basic bike mechanics as we are building
up quite a collection of nice bikes and I want to look after...
Forum: UK February 21st 07, 11:48 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 30
Views: 1,046
Posted By Mike Causer
Mudguard Mounting Bolts

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:08:44 +0000, Tony B wrote:
The washers are available at local bike shops, maybe alloy rather
than SS though.

Every metallic object you can buy today is an alloy. Steel...
Forum: UK February 21st 07, 11:16 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Mike Causer
Ireland

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 02:29:06 +1100, permajeo wrote:

If you can get there the Ring of Kerry, South West coast, is great.

Endorsed. The hills are on the steep side of steep though. Just north
of...
Forum: UK February 21st 07, 11:16 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 22
Views: 915
Posted By Mike Causer
Ireland

On Thu, 22 Feb 2007 02:29:06 +1100, permajeo wrote:

If you can get there the Ring of Kerry, South West coast, is great.

Endorsed. The hills are on the steep side of steep though. Just north
of...
Forum: UK February 19th 07, 07:16 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 140
Views: 1,599
Posted By Mike Causer
what date is it today?

On Mon, 19 Feb 2007 13:29:58 +0000, Peter Clinch wrote:

p.k. wrote:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6375259.stm

This has been around for a while now, I first saw it in Velovision many...
Forum: Techniques February 16th 07, 04:07 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
[OT] negative scrub steering was ejectionism flame war

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 03:49:43 -0600, Ben C wrote:

I used to drive a Mini which I believe had a zero scrub radius.

If you mean the Issigonis/Moulton Mini, no it definitely did not have zero
scrub...
Forum: Techniques February 15th 07, 05:21 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
x-post: Bike Biz: Wheel ejection theory goes legal

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:22:38 -0600, Tim McNamara wrote:

Front *disk* calipers on bicycles are nonexistant.

I wouldn't be so sure. If you look at "Richards' 21st Century Bicycle
Book", published...
Forum: Techniques February 15th 07, 05:07 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By Mike Causer
Could Reynolds 531 frame be lugless?

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 16:58:33 +0000, Tomek Li wrote:

So far, all 531 frames I've ever seen were brazed with lugs. Recently, e-bay
shopping for a new frame I came across frame and fork advertised...
Forum: Techniques February 15th 07, 03:46 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
x-post: Bike Biz: Wheel ejection theory goes legal

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 09:20:48 -0600, Ben C wrote:

On 2007-02-15, Mike Causer wrote:
On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 06:13:44 -0800, jim beam wrote:
[...]
brake...
Forum: Techniques February 15th 07, 02:51 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
x-post: Bike Biz: Wheel ejection theory goes legal

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 06:13:44 -0800, jim beam wrote:

Mike Causer wrote:
On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 19:26:56 -0800, jim beam wrote:

no, /all/ caliper bolts are in shear.

Except for the...
Forum: Recumbent Biking February 15th 07, 02:23 PM Posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By Mike Causer
How do we stay upright on a 'bent?

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 18:26:00 -0800, eco_milage_buster_2005 wrote:


How in the world do we stay upright on a bicycle? Many have supposed
that gyroscopic forces from spinning wheels are...
Forum: UK February 15th 07, 02:03 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 40
Views: 1,196
Posted By Mike Causer
Pros and cons of mechanical vs hydraulic disc brakes?

On Thu, 15 Feb 2007 05:50:25 -0800, Duncan Smith wrote:

Feeling somewhat unsatisfied with the V-brake setup on my cyclocross
forks I'm contemplating disc brakes as a solution and am wondering
...
Forum: UK February 15th 07, 12:58 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mike Causer
Sustrans Connect2 projects, vote early vote often!

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 21:01:43 +0000, Tony Raven wrote:

Is there a button to vote for them to stop producing lots of rubbish
routes for cyclists?

So far I have only talked to the local Sustrans...
Forum: Techniques February 15th 07, 12:00 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
x-post: Bike Biz: Wheel ejection theory goes legal

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 19:26:56 -0800, jim beam wrote:

no, /all/ caliper bolts are in shear.

Except for the maybe 50% that aren't. Data obtained by examining the
attachment of every disc brake on...
Forum: UK February 14th 07, 08:50 PM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mike Causer
Sustrans Connect2 projects, vote early vote often!

The Sustrans Connect2 project is a bid for National Lottery money to
implement various schemes around the country, using the theme of connecting
people & communities together. There are 140...
Forum: UK February 14th 07, 01:49 AM Posted to uk.rec.cycling
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Mike Causer
Yet another petition (everyone's got to sign this one)

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 01:22:04 +0000, Pinky wrote:

Sorry to be an old fart --- but these things are totally irrelevant and,
therefore, similarly without meaning.

The website is just a...
Forum: Techniques February 13th 07, 08:59 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
x-post: Bike Biz: Wheel ejection theory goes legal

On Tue, 13 Feb 2007 14:35:54 -0600, Ben C wrote:

Also I am concerned about grit, brake dust etc. coming out of the back
of the caliper being thrown upwards towards the rider's face. With the
...
Forum: Techniques February 13th 07, 04:40 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Replies: 442
Views: 5,442
Posted By Mike Causer
x-post: Bike Biz: Wheel ejection theory goes legal

On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 16:23:21 -0600, Ben C wrote:

Here is my working in the form of a GNU Octave script if anyone has the
energy to check it.

I haven't gone through it thoroughly (downloading...
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