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by JohnW
22 Apr 2019, 11:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

................I did suggest you googled it................. Yes, you did............but you winked :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: However, if sloping top tube makes the frame "compact" by name then I've learned something. Thanks. I can see advantages of sloping top tube, as one gets olde...
by JohnW
22 Apr 2019, 11:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

...............Just glancing at the pic, the seat tube angle doesn't look steep. The frame angles aren't particularly agressive or steep for such a bike 74.5deg seat 71.5deg head and 73deg parallel in the larger sizes. Ah - right - I suppose that it depends upon what we're used to, but I personally...
by JohnW
22 Apr 2019, 11:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

landsurfer wrote:...............i wore their bib shorts on my LEJOG last summer ... still wearing them...............

They'll be ready for the wash by now! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by JohnW
22 Apr 2019, 11:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

The twist? - the steep (referred to as "compact") frame angles mean that it's often difficult to get the saddle far enough back and the 'twist' is the effects of that on some joints and other parts of your anatomy from not being able to get the saddle far enough back. No, that's simple a ...
by JohnW
22 Apr 2019, 11:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

there are really only 2 types of bike: arse-in-the-air bikes and those not? The first type is for those people who eat a lot of beans and suffer flatulence & want to get an extra push from the gases emitted. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I think there's more to it than that, but it was funny an...
by JohnW
22 Apr 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?
Replies: 28
Views: 641

Re: Have We Reached a cul-de-sac? What Sort Of Bike Is This ?

The twist? - the steep (referred to as "compact") frame angles mean that it's often difficult to get the saddle far enough back and the 'twist' is the effects of that on some joints and other parts of your anatomy from not being able to get the saddle far enough back. It's not an out-and-o...
by JohnW
21 Apr 2019, 11:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Cycle Paths

I’m a cyclist and a driver When people who enrol in a cycling website in order to complain about cyclists claim to be a cyclist themselves I always have a feeling that, as far as this claim goes it means that they have a bike in the shed which they rode once in the last couple of years. I want to a...
by JohnW
21 Apr 2019, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Cycle Paths

................I think it should be mandatory that all car drivers use the bus, thus allowing me to avoid being imprisoned for doing something unpleasant to the next self-entitled car driving chump that sits on my rear wheel revving their little planet killing manhood substitute. + 1 to that Lance...
by JohnW
20 Apr 2019, 11:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Paths
Replies: 46
Views: 1463

Re: Cycle Paths

This is an enormous question, and if we all relate our experiences this will run and run and run. I could go on for ever. However, I'll limit this post to one aspect, and concerning the main (A-class) road through my area - the road is now horrendously busy. There is a cycle lane along both side of ...
by JohnW
19 Apr 2019, 8:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
Replies: 338
Views: 5174

Re: Extinction Rebellion

I suspect the BBC is not being balanced they don't seem to post all the messages of support for the protest that is going on . The police are being there usual mob handed over reaction four officers to arrest one pacifist granny really Actually, only one officer conducted the arrest, and the others...
by JohnW
19 Apr 2019, 8:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1352

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

.................I doubt the shallow underground like the Circle would be too difficult with a bike.................. I may be saying this in ignorance, but I'd always been under the impression that un-folded bikes weren't permitted on the tube. I hadn't intended to give the impression that it may ...
by JohnW
19 Apr 2019, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1352

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

.................No, the law ( Highways Act 1835 section 78 ) says basically all vehicles have to keep left on all roads, which includes bridleways, cycleways and so on, but that's neither widely known nor widely done. It seems that unless you cause a collision as a result, it doesn't much matter. ...
by JohnW
19 Apr 2019, 6:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1352

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

.................I doubt the shallow underground like the Circle would be too difficult with a bike.................. I may be saying this in ignorance, but I'd always been under the impression that un-folded bikes weren't permitted on the tube. I hadn't intended to give the impression that it may ...
by JohnW
19 Apr 2019, 12:27am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1352

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

It's 4.4 miles. Pushing a bike and with all the London traffic lights, that's good going IMO. I couldn't do it........................ In that case, assuming that 4.4 miles is correct and the shortest route, my memory may be failing me. Having read the whole of your post, I conclude that you are ve...
by JohnW
18 Apr 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: German wants to reserve bikespace
Replies: 53
Views: 1352

Re: German wants to reserve bikespace

.....................Travelling within Scotland, apart from some routes at some times, is reasonably easy and generally welcomed. Scotrail even offer a bike breakdown facility if you use trains. Getting there is something else. Good news for the Scots then. If Scotland do get independence, would it...