Driving in France

Topic has 29 replies.
Print Search Sort Posts:

Re: hand brake question



This should be rather like a good old fashioned pub, rather than the school yard.

I don't expect to get on with everybody or agree with them, I have my own ideas, everyone does. And that's fine is, whether they be friends, family or people even I  am not terribly keen on.


 



If I could find a word to describe  this, maybe it would be,   perhaps ....... 'trumpeurosis'.  As in, wasn't me who started it, you are all to blame, I am just sticking up for myself and you are all wrong any way and you are all breaking the rules.... and I didn't start it, you all did, so there.
 

It's endless and I too dread seeing certain posts either hot under the collar or worse where apparently softer words are used.


No I am not having a go, at all........ if  this is just a silly silly game being played by a bored BOF.......well I think it has worn thin if that is the case.......  it should stop.

And if it is not a game, just how are any of us to know? Has your family has noticed this behaviour, could they help you get some help. This isn't me being nasty at all......as either scenario needs something doing about it.

And I don't mind you having a point of view, but I have never appreciated being preached at. Or berated so fully  for my point of being contrary to yours.

   Report   Reply Quote

Re: hand brake question

nomoss, I really did find it difficult on steep hills to get that balance between the clutch biting and handbrake on and then off at the 'right' moment........when the hand brake was only at 30 degrees.

I know everyone says it, but I am  usually a decent driver and I can parkBig Smile [:D].......and this really was a problem for me.

And you have made me think, could it be morphology??? my unadjustable seat position, it would only go forwards or back, and my 'shorter' arms, well certainly shorter than my husbandsWhistles [Www]. Just wondering.

   Report   Reply Quote

Re: hand brake question

 idun wrote:
nomoss, I really did find it difficult on steep hills to get that balance between the clutch biting and handbrake on and then off at the 'right' moment........when the hand brake was only at 30 degrees.

I know everyone says it, but I am  usually a decent driver and I can parkBig Smile [:D].......and this really was a problem for me.

And you have made me think, could it be morphology??? my unadjustable seat position, it would only go forwards or back, and my 'shorter' arms, well certainly shorter than my husbandsWhistles [Www]. Just wondering.

Not sure about that point.

Wherever you start with the handbrake on, you still finish with it in the same position - parallel to the floor when it's off, so the length of your arms makes little difference.

It can't be too difficult to lean a little to compensate for short armsBig Smile [:D]

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: hand brake question

OK fair point, but leaning into the car when I am looking at my outside mirror, as I do, and also checking for that blind spot by actually turning my head. These are  things we do, but it is gestures like these that makes the difference between me feeling happier with a hand brake that seems to bite/unbite a bit further up.

And I cannot explain any differently to that. Big Smile [:D]




   Report   Reply Quote

Re: hand brake question

Good morning, everyone!

I have read and learned.  So, word with garagiste next week (having 2 new front tyres), then wait for CT in December.

I have had 30° and 45° , can't say I have a preference.  BUT, I do like a nice, tight sort of a feel and I do pull it up nice and firm.

For about 20 years now, I have only driven automatics.  This started because OH bought me an automatic as a present.  I was wary because I liked gears and thought I'd feel more in control with gears.  However, I got used to the boite vitesse automatique and all the cars I have driven since have had this handy little feature.

In a way, the hand brake question is less important in automatics, especially when parking on the flat.  I do tend to use the foot brake more, especially if it's only a short stop.  After all, it will only go forward if it's on the flat!  


Apprendre une langue, c'est faire un voyage différent chaque jour.
from Fle pour les curieux
   Report   Reply Quote

Re: hand brake question

Not long after I joined he forum I became concerned about barbed comments between two members. I mentioned my concern in either a post or it may have been a PM to another member. I was informed that the two members kept an eye out for one another and it was just friendly banter.

Since, I have enjoyed reading the banter not just between the two but between other members. It takes this forum from being a 'dry' forum to one that answers serious problems with a mix of humour making it a very pleasant experience.

However, like most forums one has to just put up with the trolls and normally the best thing to do with a troll is to ignore them. Do not rise to their bait. Hopefully, they will get bored at getting no reaction and migrate to another forum.
BREXIT - wonder what the future holds
   Report   Reply Quote

Most Read

Enter our competitions

Win books, DVDs, travel and even holidays in France in our great competitions! Take a look at our latest competitions…

Enter now

Join us on social media

France magazine
Living France magazine
French Property News magazine