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by galavanter
24 May 2012, 9:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: electric bike awarness
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Re: electric bike awarness

I rode motorbikes for years and usually found that cars would not pull out until I was almost on them, so I should be more aware of other road users The junction in question the majority of people position themselves and slow down before crossing but this cyclist seemed oblivious to anyone else and ...
by galavanter
23 May 2012, 11:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: electric bike awarness
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

electric bike awarness

With the popularity of electic bikes comes a new awarness for car drivers I had been sitting at a junction for a while waiting to get out and saw an elderly person on a bicycle a good distance away thinking I had time to get out I took my chance I got out safely but the speed at which the cycle appr...
by galavanter
26 Jan 2012, 8:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: sleet
Replies: 5
Views: 570

sleet

I went out for usual week night ride weather changed from drizzle to heavy sleet which I have no recolection of ever having cycled in before it was very painfull it was like being poked in the eye every few minutes and I was wearing glasses. On coming cars seem to keep their full beam on when realis...
by galavanter
23 Jan 2012, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wind
Replies: 22
Views: 1708

Re: Wind

When going out into a strong wind I always think that I am in a big bubble and I have to push hard to break through. eventually getting used to the situation and forgetting the wind. The worst situation being when on return journey 50 miles from home and getting tired the wind decides to change dire...
by galavanter
31 Dec 2011, 8:54pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: osprey recumbent
Replies: 4
Views: 19183

osprey recumbent

have any of the Bents fraternity ever heard of this make Osprey as there is one on Ebay at £420 and looks reasonable I have tried looking but cant find any company with a website it looks like its made for one size only
by galavanter
2 Dec 2011, 4:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear tyre suitable for rear dynamos
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: rear tyre suitable for rear dynamos

Ihad a Basta one which did not work for long so I replaced it with a cheap one from bike shop no make on it ,works now and again but needs a lot of pressure on tyre to turn causing tyre to wear had hoped to fix to front forks but forks are these modern chunky items which fittings are to small for. I...
by galavanter
1 Dec 2011, 6:24pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: rear tyre suitable for rear dynamos
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

rear tyre suitable for rear dynamos

Can anyone recomend a good quality tyre suitable for use with a rear dynamo have tried Shwalbe Marathons not that impressed with dynamo. okay otherwise
by galavanter
30 Nov 2011, 7:05pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Questions for Motorcyclists
Replies: 50
Views: 3619

Re: Questions for Motorcyclists

I had motorbikes from 16 years upwards Bsa bantams Matchless 250 kawasakis suzuki1100 american custom stunning bike open the throttle and watch your money disappear it was fun but expensive add the price of new tyres running costs big bikes are easier to ride but it is an expensive pastime My favori...
by galavanter
30 Nov 2011, 6:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Trail Gator
Replies: 10
Views: 1860

Re: Trail Gator

I bought a trailgator which did not fit the front of kids bike as it was an oversized frame so bought a Tag along which was great fun it did take a bit of getting used to though I made a mistake one day when my grandson was in a hypermode and wanted to get going, doing things in a hurry the bit that...
by galavanter
7 Sep 2011, 8:34pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: velo orange saddlebag
Replies: 1
Views: 394

velo orange saddlebag

Has anyone tried this make of bag and are they as good as they look from Practical cycles.com
by galavanter
5 Sep 2011, 7:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: small memorial
Replies: 12
Views: 1080

small memorial

Was out cycling between Dalry and Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway and came across a head stone at side of road to a cyclist who died in 1996 and his ashes were scattered there and many years later his wifes ashes also Ithink his name was Stirling . Quite moving
by galavanter
19 May 2011, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Wossit called?
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: Wossit called?

This may seem daft but it could be the ideal thing for Bushcraft ie signalling with mirror and starting fires on a sunny day which you could do at least four times a year
by galavanter
19 May 2011, 8:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can you recommend any good cycling blogs?
Replies: 18
Views: 1740

Re: Can you recommend any good cycling blogs?

Try Fully laden tourers and Bicycle Quarterly
by galavanter
14 Apr 2011, 9:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: valve
Replies: 1
Views: 170

valve

when I was a biker many moons ago someone had a what looked like a bicycle valve where if you were running low on air one end could be attached to a car tyre and the other to your bike tyre which would inflate can you buy these might come in handy in an emergency if a magpie was to steal your pump o...
by galavanter
14 Apr 2011, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: 25 mile aspirations
Replies: 65
Views: 4955

Re: 25 mile aspirations

so do you have your cafe stop at 12 miles then