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08-12-10, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By rbrian

If anything, that looks worse! Of course I...

If anything, that looks worse! Of course I haven't seen it in real life, it might be fine, but I'd rather have something which completely enclosed the phone, and was weather proof - I live in...
08-10-10, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By rbrian

I bought one of these, or one exactly the same...

I bought one of these, or one exactly the same with somebody else's brand on it available from the Apple store. I took it out of the packaging, put the phone in, mounted it on the bike, decided...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-10, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By rbrian

Way too late to book time off unfortunately, and...

Way too late to book time off unfortunately, and I work weekends. I'm going to Earl's Court in October though.
08-06-10, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By rbrian

The trailer they used for the mattress would have...

The trailer they used for the mattress would have been big enough for a fridge or a sofa, and what else do you have that's bigger than that?

I found some other links, here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-10, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By rbrian

I reckon someone was riding along happily, when...

I reckon someone was riding along happily, when the bottom bracket detached, causing an unfortunate face/handlebar interaction. The rider was taken away in an ambulance so they could remove the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-10, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,543
Posted By rbrian

Thanks, Mulleady, I'm definitely going to have to...

Thanks, Mulleady, I'm definitely going to have to order one now. Not that I don't like my racing green S6L, or my red (because it was 25 cheaper) M6R, I do, but neither of them are capable of time...
08-03-10, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By rbrian

I haven't had cause to contact them, but the fact...

I haven't had cause to contact them, but the fact that all the small parts are available puts them ahead of many other companies. I could have bought another light for my second bike, but I just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,765
Posted By rbrian

:DYou lucky git!...

:DYou lucky git! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG63OtsKC7k)
07-28-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,590
Posted By rbrian

When I had a car, I was paying for a loan as well...

When I had a car, I was paying for a loan as well as fuel, tax, insurance, etc - the thousands I save go to charity and onto my mortgage, saving me even more over the long run - I might even pay it...
07-28-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By rbrian

I didn't mention before that I work nights. As I...

I didn't mention before that I work nights. As I understand it power stations keep making energy nobody is using at night, is this correct?

You've all brought up some interesting points, but on...
07-26-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By rbrian

Distributed computing and electricity use

I can leave my computer or PS3 on all day, working on large calculations related to potentially finding a cure for cancer, or life on other planets, or something similarly important. Doing so uses...
07-07-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,225
Posted By rbrian

In Britain we have the Notional Cycling Network,...

In Britain we have the Notional Cycling Network, not just in London, it covers the whole country.

I actually live on a stretch of Notional Cycle Route 1! It is an urban dual carriageway, the main...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-02-10, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By rbrian

Intriguing, but somewhat limited. My Brompton...

Intriguing, but somewhat limited. My Brompton can do the shopping cart thing too (albeit not overly stable) in a partially folding state, and folds down further for easy storage and transportation.
06-22-10, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By rbrian

The Cateye Uno works off a single AA. The likes...

The Cateye Uno works off a single AA. The likes of Knog Frogs are even smaller, running on watch batteries.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-10, 02:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,959
Posted By rbrian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA

Well, somebody had to! :-)
06-16-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,906
Posted By rbrian

I'm pretty sure that the plural of moose is mice....

I'm pretty sure that the plural of moose is mice. At least, that's what I always thunked.

As for plural Prius - I usually call them Piouses.

I love the way you can play with language, brake...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-10, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,344
Posted By rbrian

That's as big as the wheel! The rider must have...

That's as big as the wheel! The rider must have thews of steel to push that gear.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-10, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,484
Posted By rbrian

It didn't take me long to make my S6L my most...

It didn't take me long to make my S6L my most comfortable bike. Stubby bar ends, and turning the pentaclip upside down, and it's perfect. So good that I sold my other bikes (moving from a medium...
06-06-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,921
Posted By rbrian

Of course we should make a noise about it, and I...

Of course we should make a noise about it, and I do whenever I find someone willing to listen (which isn't often). I also make noise about the disasters in Nigeria...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-10, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By rbrian

Mine are known as the red one and the green one. ...

Mine are known as the red one and the green one. If I was to put stickers on them, it wouldn't be their names, since I don't have the imagination to come up with something cool, it would instead be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-10, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By rbrian

But if they weren't there, you'd fall into the...

But if they weren't there, you'd fall into the drain. In a similar vein, I don't mind the gap at all in tube stations. If it wasn't there, the trains would grind along the platform edge, and maybe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-10, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By rbrian

I spent four times as much on bicycles than I did...

I spent four times as much on bicycles than I did on my iPhone, and according to www.ipayroadtax.com, I spent more than that on transport infrastructure. The difference is that I got to choose what...
05-25-10, 05:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,190
Posted By rbrian

I grew up in a tiny village, 5 miles from the...

I grew up in a tiny village, 5 miles from the nearest small town. A bicycle was my first taste of freedom (and I still remember the euphoria when the stabilisers came off when I was 4).

I got a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-10, 04:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By rbrian

What did the Victorians ever do for us? I mean,...

What did the Victorians ever do for us? I mean, apart from steam power, electricity, telegraph, indoor plumbing, accurate timekeeping, accurate mapping, the bicycle...
05-21-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,921
Posted By rbrian

http://www.green-oil.net/ You can oil your...

http://www.green-oil.net/

You can oil your chain and grease your bearings without petrochemicals. Also, I'm pretty sure cotton was harvested for hundreds of years before infernal combustion...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-10, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By rbrian

I've got one, but as it's my first dynohub I...

I've got one, but as it's my first dynohub I don't suppose I can offer much insight, except to say my new Brompton M6R with Marathons rolled more freely than my old S6L with Brompton greens. Once I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-10, 09:00 AM
04-21-10, 11:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,837
Posted By rbrian

It's from the Daily Mail... 'nuff said.

It's from the Daily Mail... 'nuff said.
03-27-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By rbrian

This...

This (http://uk.dahon.com/accessories/2010/biologic-bike-mount-iphone) looks like it should answer your first 3 objections, and this (http://uk.dahon.com/accessories/2010/biologic-reecharge) should...
01-24-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,404
Posted By rbrian

It's already happening - has been since 1953...

It's already happening - has been since 1953 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landfill_mining)! Much like bicycles, wind and water power, and electric vehicles, it's old technology which is only now...
01-24-10, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By rbrian

Jesus was a carpenter, I'd expect him to drive a...

Jesus was a carpenter, I'd expect him to drive a van nowadays, or maybe a pickup. 2000 years ago nobody had a car.

It is a good picture though!
01-24-10, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 19,800
Posted By rbrian

2 years after I changed my job, from one in which...

2 years after I changed my job, from one in which I drove a van every day, I drove the exact same van on the exact same roads for a couple of weeks. I was astonished at how stressed I got, and how...
01-23-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,404
Posted By rbrian

There's an ancient Chinese* curse: "May you live...

There's an ancient Chinese* curse: "May you live in interesting times"

*possibly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_you_live_in_interesting_times)
01-23-10, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 667
Posted By rbrian

I don't know, but I think everyone in my building...

I don't know, but I think everyone in my building is car free - there's no free parking anywhere near. The closest carpark costs 15 a day, and the other marginally cheaper ones are further away...
01-15-10, 08:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,863
Posted By rbrian

Titanium knees and hips are already available. I...

Titanium knees and hips are already available. I intend to live long enough to get the full terminator skeleton when mine wears out!
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-10, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 794
Posted By rbrian

Is it really as complicated as it looks? And as...

Is it really as complicated as it looks? And as heavy?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By rbrian

Ms Incredible indeed!

Ms Incredible indeed!
12-30-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By rbrian

What do the locals wear in South Korea? If it...

What do the locals wear in South Korea? If it works for them, it'll probably work for you.
12-30-09, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 829
Posted By rbrian

What makes it a car isn't the width, or the...

What makes it a car isn't the width, or the number of wheels, but the engine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By rbrian

I cycled up to the bus stop 2 minutes before the...

I cycled up to the bus stop 2 minutes before the bus was due, to find it waiting. The driver refused to let my Brompton on, until he saw it fold. As the bike got smaller, his eyes got bigger, and...
12-23-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By rbrian

Yesterday was a good day to be car free...

...because if I'd had a car, I wouldn't have gone out in that snow without a metal roof and a heater, and then I would have got stuck in the queues as BMWs (always seemed to be BMWs) got stuck on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 576
Posted By rbrian

B-Bag or AVC carry bag?

I don't have a local dealer, so I can't see either of these in the flesh, and the pictures on the internet aren't that great. The B-Bag seems to be pretty heavy, and I don't think I'll need the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,863
Posted By rbrian

I haven't been about for a bit because I moved,...

I haven't been about for a bit because I moved, but despite setting the date for 2 months after the builders promised to finish, I was in temporary accomodation for 2 months with no phone line, so no...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By rbrian

I've not had internet access for weeks! Bought a...

I've not had internet access for weeks! Bought a mobile dongle, which didn't get a 3G signal, only GPRS, which it refused to use. The FAQs say "...only 3G and HSDPA in order to provide the high...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,906
Posted By rbrian

It depends what you compare it to. My S6L with...

It depends what you compare it to. My S6L with mini bar ends fits me perfectly, and stationary is more comfortable than any of my other bikes, which is an important reason why I've decided not to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 10:22 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,875
Posted By rbrian

I moved from a house with a garage to a small...

I moved from a house with a garage to a small flat - so far I've sold my mountain bike and my tourer, my hyrbid is for sale. I have a Brompton S6L, with an M6R on order for when I need to carry more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By rbrian

I've taken my Brompton on the Megabus several...

I've taken my Brompton on the Megabus several times, just in the slip cover. In the UK the drivers load up, and stop you from taking large bags inside. I've even seen them turn people away with too...
10-22-09, 03:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 7,023
Posted By rbrian

I didn't buy anything this week, except for an...

I didn't buy anything this week, except for an organic wholemeal baguette and some cheese. I didn't fly, I didn't fly-tip, I didn't dump toxic waste into a reservoir... I could spend all day saying...
10-22-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By rbrian

There was a study reported in New Scientist...

There was a study reported in New Scientist (http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19726404.600-lazy-option-is-best-when-waiting-for-the-bus.html) magazine which proved that in most cases, it is...
10-22-09, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,999
Posted By rbrian

I grew up in a tiny village, on a very quiet...

I grew up in a tiny village, on a very quiet single track lane, with tarmac, but no road markings, and no traffic, except for residents. It wasn't prohibited, it just didn't go anywhere, so there...
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