Author Topic: A random thread for cycling things that don't really warrant their own thread  (Read 44786 times)

And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

I came across Hollie McNish (cf POBI thread) and found this poem, which very much belongs here.

https://holliepoetry.com/2015/10/05/cocoon/

Moulton, doing their own thing as usual, choose to put the rear gear cable guides on top of the TSR chainstay.

This means I can't slip a stepped ferrule into the last one and have a neat way to cable up a SA hub.  I have to use a clamp-on fulcrum clip instead, because the cable adjuster/connector fouls the chainstay due to its downward angle towards the rear wheel.  Why couldn't they run the cable underneath, like everyone else does?
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Moulton aren't the only ones to put gear cables on top of the chainstay. Still seems like a bad place though.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Paul

  • L'enfer, c'est les autos.
I came across Hollie McNish (cf POBI thread) and found this poem, which very much belongs here.

https://holliepoetry.com/2015/10/05/cocoon/
Lovely, thanks.
What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?

This is a very sad news story https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/05/tributes-as-two-week-old-baby-dies-after-car-hits-pram-in-midlands, I don't want to comment on the substance but I was very much struck by the reporting language

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who was killed when his pram was hit by a motorist

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he was struck by a person driving a BMW

We've waited for that for a long time, a great shame the first time I've seen it is in these circumstances.

ETA since reading that I've been shouting in my head (to some unspecified person(s) ) "See? it wasn't that difficult was it?"

ian

  • feat. Undead Jess & Finestre, Queen of Hell
This is a very sad news story https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/05/tributes-as-two-week-old-baby-dies-after-car-hits-pram-in-midlands, I don't want to comment on the substance but I was very much struck by the reporting language

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who was killed when his pram was hit by a motorist

Quote
he was struck by a person driving a BMW

We've waited for that for a long time, a great shame the first time I've seen it is in these circumstances.

ETA since reading that I've been shouting in my head (to some unspecified person(s) ) "See? it wasn't that difficult was it?"

I often grink when I read the-car-did-it language. I've got a few mealy we-can't-prejudice replies which are nonsensical since vehicle are (still) by definition driven by someone and a few yeah-that-was-tortuous-language-we're-not-sure-why.
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ravenbait

  • Someone's imaginary friend
  • Pudge controls the weather.
    • Someone's imaginary friend
I read a news report yesterday about a fatal collision that elided the existence of a car at all for about three paragraphs, referring solely to the driver. It's about time.

Sam
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"Created something? Hah! But that would be irresponsible! And unethical! I would never, ever make... more than one."

This is a very sad news story https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/apr/05/tributes-as-two-week-old-baby-dies-after-car-hits-pram-in-midlands, I don't want to comment on the substance but I was very much struck by the reporting language

Quote
who was killed when his pram was hit by a motorist

Quote
he was struck by a person driving a BMW

We've waited for that for a long time, a great shame the first time I've seen it is in these circumstances.

ETA since reading that I've been shouting in my head (to some unspecified person(s) ) "See? it wasn't that difficult was it?"

I often grink when I read the-car-did-it language. I've got a few mealy we-can't-prejudice replies which are nonsensical since vehicle are (still) by definition driven by someone and a few yeah-that-was-tortuous-language-we're-not-sure-why.

Oh my fucking god.

The sub has re-written it now. No mention of the driver, it's the car wot did it.


Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

£100 kit from China. No engineering by the "cyclist" required.

Kim

  • Timelord
Am I the only one here wanting to know more about the engineering of this hybrid?
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/cyclist-who-added-petrol-engine-to-push-bike-is-fined-240-at-court/ar-BB1g3V53?ocid=msedgntp

I came across one of those on Critical Mass, back in the days when Birmingham had Critical Mass, and thought much the same thing.  I was rather disappointed to learn that it was a...

£100 kit from China. No engineering by the "cyclist" required.


Regardless, if you're going to do crimes, it's best not to do really noisy ones.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
Regardless, if you're going to do crimes, it's best not to do really noisy ones.
Unless you make them so noisy that everyone's stunned, deafened or even dead.

But these DIY wannabe Mobylette/Velosolex things seem like a big danger to other road users and indeed non-road users, and an even bigger danger to the rider. I should think they make a good fire though.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Steph

  • Fast. Fast and bulbous. But fluffy.
I do have to admit that the owner does rather resemble a KNOB
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Beardy

  • What’s this do?
  • I’ve always wondered where this was
Ms Beardy the younger has just bought a bicycle. She says she can’t cope with a top tube, but didn’t really want a town bike so she compromised and got a mixi framed hybrid. Nothing fancy, but not a BSO and she bought it from a LBS rather than online or from a chain store. She wants some panniers now.

Discussions on the use of a helmet are currently ongoing.
Sorting my life out, one shed at a time.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Eating all the pies and drinking all the tea.
A mixte is what I would have, or will have, when I am old and arthritic and can't cope with a cross bar. So that's a good choice by Ms Beardy the younger.
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.