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Richard
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Postby Richard » 08 Oct 2012, 07:58

Next time you are at a set of traffic lights on the bike look down and it is highly likely you will see a strip of blackened tensile steel, app 150 - 180mm long, app 3mm wide.

What are they?


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Postby marc2131 » 08 Oct 2012, 08:34

I use to think they were weight sensors but have since been told they detect metal, therefore prompting the traffic lights to change in ones favour.
Of course in practice, we know this never works.

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Postby Lizanne » 08 Oct 2012, 08:39

I think you'r thinking of the wrong bits of metal. Richard is talking about the loose bits that are usually found on the road, more off to the side and in the gutter. they look like bladed spokes, but shorter and thinner. you can find them all over the place

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Postby Richard » 08 Oct 2012, 09:30

Lizanne is right

The ones I am talking about look like loose pieces of broken black aero spokes and can be found all over the road but tend to congregate around intersections. No idea what they are off.

If you were handy you could probably make one of those cool little African thumb organs using them


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Postby timothy_clifford » 08 Oct 2012, 12:24

How thick are they? They are most likely broken bristles off a street sweeper truck.


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Postby marc2131 » 08 Oct 2012, 12:37

Those brittles are dangerous. Hazard for us cyclist.
Who knows what can happen ....



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Postby Richard » 08 Oct 2012, 13:33

I think Tim might be right

Either that or there are a heap of little cyclists riding bikes with 16" wheels with broken spokes

Street sweeper seems more plausible

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Postby Richard » 08 Oct 2012, 13:39

I was trying to work out what was wrong with the picture of Mike before I realised

It's the long denim shorts

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Oct 2012, 15:00

Must of dug hard to find the picture from 2009

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Postby Richard » 08 Oct 2012, 15:21

It looks like you were on the old Survivor TV series and the the tribe voted........

I gather this pic was after a bike spill

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Postby mikesbytes » 08 Oct 2012, 20:11

I was fat in 2009

Looks like there was something wrong with my knee, but that was just some missing bark. Where the real injuries were, there's no skin damage.

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