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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:42 pm

shane wrote:
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For all our cyclists.
Why would anyone think that was a good idea?

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Dave the bass » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:00 pm

Awethumne project.

Those tunnels are ace to cycle through too.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:02 pm

Ray P wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:42 pm
shane wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:00 pm
For all our cyclists.
Why would anyone think that was a good idea?
Why not ? Just because it's easy to see the disadvantages does not make it a bad idea.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 pm

pre65 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Why not ? Just because it's easy to see the disadvantages does not make it a bad idea.
Because it offers no advantages!

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Nick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:15 pm

No worst than a metal can full of petrol between your knees on a motorbike.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Nick » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm

Because it offers no advantages
The folk buying electric cycles may disagree.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 pm

Ray P wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:14 pm
pre65 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:02 pm
Why not ? Just because it's easy to see the disadvantages does not make it a bad idea.
Because it offers no advantages!
That you can think of. :wink:
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:52 pm

Nick wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Because it offers no advantages
The folk buying electric cycles may disagree.
That's precisely my point; if you want a powered bike then an electric one is far more efficient, far safer, gives you instant power and so on...

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:54 pm

pre65 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 pm
That you can think of. :wink:
So the advantage is that it exercises the brain trying to imagine advantages...
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by pre65 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:01 pm

Ray P wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:54 pm
pre65 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:23 pm
That you can think of. :wink:
So the advantage is that it exerises the brain trying to imagine advantages...
Have you never wanted anything simply because it can be done ?

It's emotion based rather than just being rational.

I could be rational and think about ALL the very many disadvantages of riding a motorcycle, but the fact it gives me great pleasure overcomes (at times) rational thought.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Ray P » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:27 pm

pre65 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Have you never wanted anything simply because it can be done ?

It's emotion based rather than just being rational.

I could be rational and think about ALL the very many disadvantages of riding a motorcycle, but the fact it gives me great pleasure overcomes (at times) rational thought.
Of course, absolutely, all the time and I understand it from that perspective and I admire the dedication and engineering the guy has put into his project. But you can never completely remove the rational side of things, especially if you want to live a long and happy life, and this really does seem to be a 'because I can' project that is technologically primitive compared with a modern e-bike.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Max N » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:44 pm

Nick wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:15 pm
No worst than a metal can full of petrol between your knees on a motorbike.
The first F1 car I worked on had an auxiliary fuel tank under the driver’s genitals. To add insult to injury, the access plate that his bits rested on was magnesium. Of course he was wearing a fireproof race suit, but still, if you’ve ever seen magnesium burn......thankfully the FIA banned such foolishness soon afterwards.

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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by ed » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:49 pm

the seat backrest on my first microlight was a 7 gallon plastic fuel tank.......funnily enough I never gave it a thought at the time, I was thinking about other things.
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by andrew Ivimey » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 am

Ha ha ha! I didnt think this thread would be so interesting. :)
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Re: Nothing In Particular

Post by Nick » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:48 am

and this really does seem to be a 'because I can' project that is technologically primitive compared with a modern e-bike.
And hooray for that say I :-)

Meanwhile, How is the cathode follower valve "power amp" doing Ray? Remind me again just what the advantages are?
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