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by Phil Fouracre
15 Oct 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: best conversion kit
Replies: 12
Views: 391

Re: best conversion kit

Can highly recommend Cyclotricity. Have fitted four of their kits, all working perfectly. Concur with comments on front motors, always use torq arms, in fact I used them on the rear kits as well (belt and braces!)
by Phil Fouracre
13 Oct 2019, 4:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1004

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

I know it’s for mtbs, but, I’d swear by the Marathon plus - absolutely bullet proof. We’ve just bought two Scott E mtbs, had a load of punctures on the tyres that came with them. Just changed for plus tyres, oh joy, no more punctures. well if you look at my comment above, from the Schwalbe notes, t...
by Phil Fouracre
13 Oct 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?
Replies: 28
Views: 1004

Re: Marathon Plus or Marathon Tour?

I know it’s for mtbs, but, I’d swear by the Marathon plus - absolutely bullet proof. We’ve just bought two Scott E mtbs, had a load of punctures on the tyres that came with them. Just changed for plus tyres, oh joy, no more punctures.
by Phil Fouracre
9 Oct 2019, 4:00pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?
Replies: 81
Views: 3064

Re: Do E-bike riders get more exercise than regular cyclists ?

Just seen this reply - can I ask a couple of questions that have been interesting me as a keen ebiker! how long is defined as ‘not in use’ re batteries, and is there a practical/accurate way to check charge % level?
by Phil Fouracre
7 Oct 2019, 6:48pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Safety wear for cyclists
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Safety wear for cyclists

merseymouth wrote:Hi there, I think we need to wear clearly visible signs for "High Explosives On Board!", and even then it may need to be in Braille
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Don’t think that’s a good idea, might encourage them to drive even closer ;-)
by Phil Fouracre
1 Oct 2019, 9:08am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 2014

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

Well, he is God! :-)
by Phil Fouracre
30 Sep 2019, 7:43pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 2014

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

I know, let’s start a God thread - any chance of it outliving the helmet thread?
by Phil Fouracre
25 Sep 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pothole crash death - a Total And Utter Disgrace
Replies: 24
Views: 1450

Re: Total And Utter Disgrace

Very sad! But, every pothole repaired? Never going to happen :-( surely a bit of realism needed here - the pothole was how big? I may sound heartless, but, how about looking where you’re going?
by Phil Fouracre
1 Sep 2019, 11:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taken out by flatbed truck
Replies: 33
Views: 3421

Re: Taken out by flatbed truck

Sounds horrific! I don’t want to ‘rub salt into the wound’, but, surely you could have avoided it happening at all. You say that you saw the lorry pulling out, so why not slow down? Always assume that you either haven’t been seen, or are being ignored, maybe he misjudged your speed? If I read it co...
by Phil Fouracre
31 Aug 2019, 9:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Taken out by flatbed truck
Replies: 33
Views: 3421

Re: Taken out by flatbed truck

Sounds horrific! I don’t want to ‘rub salt into the wound’, but, surely you could have avoided it happening at all. You say that you saw the lorry pulling out, so why not slow down? Always assume that you either haven’t been seen, or are being ignored, maybe he misjudged your speed? If I read it cor...
by Phil Fouracre
14 Aug 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: E Bike - speeding?
Replies: 175
Views: 10555

Re: E Bike - speeding?

I do love these ebike threads, I just can’t get my head around how, otherwise, hopefully, intelligent people, can talk so much utter rubbish about ebikes!! but, please carry on :-)
by Phil Fouracre
14 Aug 2019, 4:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it
Replies: 65
Views: 3424

Re: Is electric the end of the bike as we know it

Of course, obviously :-)
by Phil Fouracre
12 Jul 2019, 11:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Repeated close passes by driver on commute
Replies: 44
Views: 7343

Re: Repeated close passes by driver on commute

Got to disagree with you on this. I’ve been doing the ‘strategic wobble/wander’ for a long time now, and, it does seem to have some effect. A bit like anything that you feel might help, it is up to the individual what they decide is suitable for them. So much is a matter of perception and confidence...
by Phil Fouracre
30 Jun 2019, 6:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Good cheap helmet
Replies: 71
Views: 2127

Re: Good cheap helmet

Whoopee! Another helmet debate, I do love them. OP sort of sums it up, I want a ‘helmet to keep me safe’ but don’t want to spend any money!! A bit of a contradiction? sort of points out the complete absurdity of the helmet argument