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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Even before Covid almost everything that mattered about rail franchises was at the whim of the government. Season tickets are a requirement with the prices heavily regulated.

    Quite a few franchises have been asked to experiment with carnet/part time season tickets as part of their contract.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    If they don’t need to watch two things at once, there are cheapo wireless HDMI senders that will also pass the remote signals back.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    85cm is the width of the larger X ray machine. That’s the limiting factor. Length is essentially unlimited. Not sure about height.

    You can exploit this to get a full size bike on as hand luggage:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B81WxPTFUey/­

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Is it QR rim brake? Axiom make a few options. Could also be made to work with a disc bike if it has the equivalent of a brake bridge bolt hole or you can fit a rack eyelet seat clamp.

    Thru-Axle no idea beyond A very spendy Tailfin.

  • in Classifieds
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    They will if you the buyer reports the payment itself as fraudulent ("someone stole my card" etc), rather than anything the seller did.

  • in General
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    You can disassemble them fairly easily and clean the gunk out of the pivots properly. No need for a new calliper.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    likely resulting in being accepted as a forgotten about, dangerous problem.

    Ignoring the bodginess of how the joint has been made*, what's dangerous about what is or might be going on here?

    (* which very much shouldn't be ignored)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    From a purely practical point of view, I can't see how you would add a fifth connection to that mess without tidying up what's already there.

    A set of Wago connectors ought to do the job nicely.

    (was the socket covering that junction also somehow connected to that lot?)

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    The original dream of Quietways was there were lots of quiet back streets ready to be linked together quickly and cheaply into new routes with minimal interventions and no fuss.

    It very quickly became clear that (a) no there aren't (b) any vaguely direct route was also a popular rat run requiring lots of filtering and (c) filtering was extremely politically controversial and the boroughs weren't interested. Very few were implemented.

    The fundamental problem was that they weren't thinking about LTNs, only about the linear cycle routes. They've now found that it's much easier to build a political coalition in support of LTNs for their own sake than it is to demand neighbourhoods be re-engineered for the benefit of cyclists.

    (though the interventions in Islington on Quietway 2 have been prioritised partly because they want to improve Q2, and partly because they've been sitting on the drawing board ready to go for years, with political leadership constantly noping them for fear of backlash)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That’s a “quick, burn down your house, it’s clearly haunted” problem.

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