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by Rabbit
25 Feb 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...Sven Cycles in Portland?
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: ...Sven Cycles in Portland?

I just mentioned Weymouth so people didn't think it was Portland, Oregon!
by Rabbit
25 Feb 2018, 10:21am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...Sven Cycles in Portland?
Replies: 10
Views: 964

...Sven Cycles in Portland?

Anyone have any experience of bikes from Sven Cycles in Portland (Weymouth)? Some friends have just ordered a couple of bikes and my wife is thinking of getting one. Be interested to know what people think...
by Rabbit
28 Sep 2016, 12:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear light for night riding
Replies: 51
Views: 1852

Re: Rear light for night riding

Is that true about not using flashing rear lights? I have a Moon unit rear light which is pretty bright but often have it in flashing mode - even on busy roads during the day time - and with it I find cars almost always pass at a respectful distance. Also at night when you are driving on fast, strai...
by Rabbit
16 Sep 2016, 7:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D locks on tour - advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

Re: D locks on tour - advice please

Thanks all, that's really helpful - think I'll ditch the Kryptonite Evolution for the tour and find a decent cable lock instead, something that might at least go around a post or a tree. irc thanks for the trans am advice - and the links. Richard - bit off topic but I think you run cycle-travel don'...
by Rabbit
16 Sep 2016, 1:35pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: D locks on tour - advice please
Replies: 12
Views: 1135

D locks on tour - advice please

Hello all, I'm planning a Trans America tour next year and I've been doing a few practice runs fully loaded. I usually carry a Kryptonite Evolution mini D lock with me but I've found with the panniers on it's difficult to lock the bike to fences etc because the panniers get in the way. I end up putt...
by Rabbit
5 Jun 2016, 9:26pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: New to cycling - Front knee pain just in one knee!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: New to cycling - Front knee pain just in one knee!?

I had exactly the same problem in the same knee. Realised my saddle was about an inch too low. Also when I saw a physio he said hip muscles needed strengthening to keep the kneecap moving smoothly and straight. The knee heavily influenced by muscles from your hip to your calf. Also cycling naturally...
by Rabbit
5 Jun 2016, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short tour from Ludlow... ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Re: Short tour from Ludlow... ideas?

Thanks Whoof that looks great I will give it a try!
by Rabbit
4 Jun 2016, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Touring on a Moulton
Replies: 24
Views: 1788

Re: Touring on a Moulton

Sorry to go off on a tangent - but are these the hypers that everyone keeps raving about? http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIRNDHYP/vittoria-randonneur-hyper-folding-tyre or was it these.. http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVIVOHY/vittoria-voyager-hyper-folding-tyre If so I might get some. By the way, I u...
by Rabbit
30 May 2016, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Short tour from Ludlow... ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Short tour from Ludlow... ideas?

Hi all, I'm going to be spending three or four days in the Ludlow area (Ashford Carbonel actually) and wanted to do a circular tour taking in Ross on Wye if possible. Any suggestions as to routes? I'm just recovering from a minor knee injury so trying to avoid too much climbing. Recommendations for ...
by Rabbit
27 May 2016, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Makes you proud to be British
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Re: Makes you proud to be British

I think it's exiting station and heading to village...
by Rabbit
27 May 2016, 7:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Makes you proud to be British
Replies: 23
Views: 1783

Re: Makes you proud to be British

I work for BBC South Today and regularly cycle through Brockenhurst - in fact I was there today and took this. The cycle lane - all six metres of it - is right next to a level crossing and a road to the station coming from the left of picture. Presumably this is meant to protect cyclists from buses ...
by Rabbit
11 May 2016, 7:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike light that predicts potholes!
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Bike light that predicts potholes!

Could it be true - a light that predicts potholes and messages for help if you fall off? Looks interesting...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-3625 ... ow_twitter
by Rabbit
10 May 2016, 5:46pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Those costly Marathon Supremes - now reduced
Replies: 9
Views: 1474

Re: Those costly Marathon Supremes - now reduced

Thanks for the heads up on these Supreme deals - just bought a couple and the price seems pretty good. For anyone needing 26 inch tyres Planet X are doing a liquidation sale with 55% off at the checkout which seems to bring the price for two tyres down to about £27 - or at least it did on my checkou...
by Rabbit
13 Apr 2016, 6:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Planet X inner tubes on offer - views?
Replies: 10
Views: 589

Re: Planet X inner tubes on offer - views?

I've had half a dozen of these and they seem ok - can't really tell the difference between these and the expensive Contis or Schwalbes.
by Rabbit
9 Apr 2016, 8:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: randonneur bars
Replies: 2
Views: 541

Re: randonneur bars

I have some velo orange rando bars - they're on the for sale forum at the moment if you want to have a look. Nice bars but quite a deep drop and pronounced flare I think. I prefer the nitto randonneurs. Both have that comfortable curve on the tops.