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by essexman
20 Jul 2011, 10:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Weeride child seats
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Weeride child seats

Hi, There are many front mounted seats on the market. Have a look at the totcycle blog for some insights, but they tend to either clamp to the top tube, like the wee-ride or the stem like the hamax. I'm assuming you dont have drop bars, else front seats dont work. It might be possible to re-run or p...
by essexman
30 Jun 2011, 1:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Any non-folding bikers regularly commute by train?
Replies: 14
Views: 1065

Re: Any non-folding bikers regularly commute by train?

I did this for a couple of years and found the whole experience rather stressful. My journey was from Birmingham New St to Canley (near Coventry). First there's getting to and from the platform. Getting through a busy station like New St with a bike at rush hour is a challenge. Large groups of movi...
by essexman
25 Jun 2011, 8:55am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Pashley Princess Options
Replies: 45
Views: 17025

Re: Pashley Princess Options

niggle wrote:
Edwards wrote:Is a skirt guard required?

Probably not necessary, her skirts are somewhat short :roll:

:) ...they are called coat guards on mens bikes in Europe. I found them useful when wearing a long coat.....
by essexman
5 Jun 2011, 7:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hot feet
Replies: 19
Views: 1025

Re: Hot feet

..there was an spd sandal thread that ran recently. I thibk shimano did a pair
by essexman
4 Jun 2011, 3:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Lower Back Pain
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

Re: Lower Back Pain

i dont know how to cure it, i have the same problem, but i know how to reduce some of the symptons: -Neurofen, before you get on the bike -Heat patches (sticky gel patches, they work miracles, you can buy at any chemist etc -triathlon bars- it gives your back a chance to be in a different position, ...
by essexman
24 May 2011, 10:03am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: What to say to the medics?
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Re: What to say to the medics?

If you are unlucky enough to have a crash and some medic sees it as a chance to take advantage of your vulnerable position to push some "faith based" advice. I would like some short easy to remember comments to politely refute their suggestions and make them think a bit about what they ar...
by essexman
13 May 2011, 8:38am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: We've hit the headlines!
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: We've hit the headlines!

Geriatrix wrote:
SilverBadge wrote:And don't forget http://newsthump.com too

Thanks for that too...


ditto!
by essexman
12 May 2011, 10:00pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: We've hit the headlines!
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

Re: We've hit the headlines!

Geriatrix wrote:I've had my head in the sand. Always been a fan of "The Onion" but wished there was a British version. Thanks...


thats exactly what i thought when someone showed me the 'Mash' . Happy to return the favour!
by essexman
12 May 2011, 12:16pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: We've hit the headlines!
Replies: 12
Views: 1098

We've hit the headlines!

by essexman
27 Apr 2011, 12:08pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: H*lm*t alternative for accessories
Replies: 23
Views: 1110

Re: H*lm*t alternative for accessories

Get an old helmet with an adjustable plastic 'cradle' as the head contact bit inside it. Bin off all the plastic padding/expanded poly stuff, and just use the adjustable 'cradle' and chin strap as a snug head fitting camera/light mount. yep i agree with Si. Alternatively, you might want to decouple...
by essexman
24 Apr 2011, 9:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on car roofs - good idea?
Replies: 72
Views: 4525

Re: Bikes on car roofs - good idea?

...and thats why i have a Corsa with a pop pout bike rack. Always on but not always on
by essexman
8 Apr 2011, 3:46pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: HELMETS AND THE TELEGRAPH LETTERS
Replies: 15
Views: 1140

Re: HELMETS AND THE TELEGRAPH LETTERS

..can anyone be bothered to send a reply?
by essexman
1 Mar 2011, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: From 0 today to 100 miles in June.
Replies: 42
Views: 3390

Re: From 0 today to 100 miles in June.

re If anyone knows of any undisturbed cycling in Essex or Suffolk please let me know (sic for Kids) This is a great question and one which warrants some co-ordination. I must search some of the cycling route databases , as my boy is nearly 4 and on his first (pedal) bike. -There is the dunmow to hat...
by essexman
28 Feb 2011, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Statistics on cycling risks
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: Statistics on cycling risks

...so i think some of those aggregate analysis have had some breakdowns:
-eg nighttime and seasonal
-eg Junction related incidents

dunno where to find them.
by essexman
28 Feb 2011, 6:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Child's bike for touring?
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Child's bike for touring?

is their a 'best' wheel size for a follow-me? Whats the smallest it does?