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by philg
15 Oct 2019, 8:48am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6269

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Mine (Swytch 250W 50mile 700c) arrived via DPD on Tuesday (ordered in May) and immediate impressions were extremely positive. Thanks for the review, interesting as I'm thinking about funding their latest campaign. Do you have any longer-term thoughts now you've lived with it for a while? I am still...
by philg
3 Sep 2019, 1:30pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range
Replies: 13
Views: 488

Re: Conversion V Complete e bike in terms of range

What others said about range - the original 'how long is a piece of string' question IMHO. I had quite a few bikes of varying quality lying idle in the garage following my mis-firing heart affliction so the decision to convert was a no-brainer for me. I first converted my Spa Touring (700c) with a S...
by philg
22 Jul 2019, 7:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash
Replies: 30
Views: 5002

Re: Padded Cycling Shorts - What Do You Wear Under - How Often Do You Wash

a) nothing b) each time they are worn, ASAP after a ride..... +1 again Or as alternative, I've just received 2 pairs of these to wear under trad unpadded shorts Altura Tempo Undershorts 2017 £14.99 from CRC, haven't ridden them yet but they seem good quality and I've had no problem with Altura stuf...
by philg
9 May 2019, 1:43pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!
Replies: 124
Views: 4130

Re: Big Bike revival ... yet more helmet normalising!

To put this ride in to perspective, the roads were closed and it was at jogging pace, so the requirement for helmets and hi-viz was not what you'd call great

Perhaps they were the ones that didn't teleport directly to the event, but had to ride through 'normal' roads to get there?
Just a thought
by philg
20 Feb 2019, 12:58pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 604
Views: 343900

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

On Sunday afternoon I ordered online one of their excellent value triple chainsets and BB which, with a pair of self extracting crank bolts, came to exactly £50 and qualified for free delivery.
Postie brought it this morning.
Top service (as usual IME)
by philg
8 Feb 2019, 12:49pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6269

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Mine (Swytch 250W 50mile 700c) arrived via DPD on Tuesday (ordered in May) and immediate impressions were extremely positive. There has obviously been a lot of thought given to the design, i.e. the controller integrated with the battery pack on a QR handlebar bag resulting in a very minimalist layou...
by philg
7 Jan 2019, 11:59am
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Posting an Audax event on the MAIN CUK website ( & here )
Replies: 5
Views: 7331

Re: Posting an Audax event on the MAIN CUK website ( & here )

Best place is on the Audax UK's site! - I notice it isn't on there so I suppose it isn't an 'authorized' Audax? That might raise a few eyebrows somewhere (not mine) - I have no idea if there are many such events, I think most organisers prefer to call them Sportives and get faster entrants :wink: Th...
by philg
20 Dec 2018, 2:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons
Replies: 395
Views: 31115

Re: Cycle friendly Wetherspoons

Anyone else just received the Wetherspoons propaganda magazine (the whole cover is a big enti eu rant)? I wish to identify their nearest hostellerie so I can go and burn it (safely) on the counter.

Ah book burning, they really knew how to party in days gone by.
by philg
12 Dec 2018, 4:28pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?
Replies: 57
Views: 6269

Re: Add-on e-bike conversion kit - Swytch or eBay kit?

Ordered my 50mile 700c kit from Swytch for £375 in May with the delivery quoted for September.
Latest update is early February but I'm not holding my breath!
Despite the delay I'm optimistic about it being pretty good, though not convinced that the RRP is realistic.
Watch this space!
by philg
12 Sep 2018, 1:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?
Replies: 53
Views: 2192

Re: Are head injuries something you worry about when cycling?

Cunobelin wrote:
Why are footballers not wearing helmets?

I believe they do in the straw man league :roll:
by philg
12 Sep 2018, 7:27am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Lack of capacity
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Lack of capacity

More likely they are worried about an internal bleed which will be less obvious. At least warfarin is quickly reversible in an emergency, the newer NOACs like Rivaroxaban not so.
by philg
30 Aug 2018, 10:30am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 6661

Re: Geraint Thomas....

But I can list several likely factors. One is my history, prior to that time, of falling off bikes. I spent my childhood falling off things. I'd been lucky and not sustained serious injury, but the flying through the air awaiting impact sensation was familiar to me. Secondly, of all my activities c...
by philg
27 Aug 2018, 9:07am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Geraint Thomas....
Replies: 216
Views: 6661

Re: Geraint Thomas....

One of the biggest problems with modern life is that people think they have a valid opinion on almost any topic. If people acted more like scientists and simply said I don't know more often public discourse would be much improved. The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are alwa...
by philg
13 Aug 2018, 3:32pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Take 2 The Westcountry Way...........
Replies: 14
Views: 7733

Re: Take 2 The Westcountry Way...........

Hi, Have you done "The Westcountry Way" over exemoor? How did you ride the off road hills.............................. On the sites and reviews there is little talk of walking................the author says 100% riding.................. I prefer road to offroad but I have ridden or hiked...
by philg
12 Aug 2018, 9:56pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Take 2 The Westcountry Way...........
Replies: 14
Views: 7733

Re: Take 2 The Westcountry Way...........

Exmoor
Offroad
on a road bike
with panniers
is difficult
who'd have thought
:roll: