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by Phil Fouracre
2 May 2020, 1:12pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown
Replies: 52
Views: 1842

Re: Cycling UK campaign - Ask your council for cycle space during lockdown

Interesting! I think that ‘public spaces’, and ‘the greater good’ are always going to be trumped by ‘me, me, me!’ and ‘because I’m worth it’ attitudes! Doesn’t matter what vehicle some are in control of, it just doesn’t compute that they should make adjustments/allowances for anyone else - ever! The...
by Phil Fouracre
29 Apr 2020, 1:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!
Replies: 57
Views: 2058

Re: The tools you never needed until you got then use a lot thread!!

I hate using traditional chain whips for cassette removal and frequently skin my knuckles. Using one of these https://www.decathlon.com/products/chain-whip-cassette-remover was an eye opener. Recommended if it fits your cassette/cassettes. (Note - link is to US site as UK site temporarily down. The...
by Phil Fouracre
29 Apr 2020, 1:17pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Bad news - Labour do not get Active Travel
Replies: 15
Views: 935

Re: Bad news - Labour do not get Active Travel

What a pointless thread! Somebody very bored?
by Phil Fouracre
27 Apr 2020, 10:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11832

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

I’m finding it more and more weird! Actually getting used to the total lack of traffic, and wishing it would continue!
by Phil Fouracre
27 Apr 2020, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!
Replies: 172
Views: 6663

Re: Advice on gears, please! They're not what I remember!

Except for toe clearance...

Ah, that explains why I see people riding with their heels on the pedals and toes and knees pointing outwards! :-) :-)
by Phil Fouracre
12 Apr 2020, 10:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric Mountain bike anyone got one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1474

Re: Electric Mountain bike anyone got one?

I'm sure no malice intended :wink: I was taken with the fixed gearing in his signature line - 49" really?? Love to watch that descending the hills around here :shock: I’m sure you’re right, I just feel that it’s a shame when someone disses the use of ebikes. From personal experience I’ve found...
by Phil Fouracre
12 Apr 2020, 2:22pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric Mountain bike anyone got one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1474

Re: Electric Mountain bike anyone got one?

Downsid€$: much much more expensive than a real, sorry, ordinary cycle Makes me sick to see fit young people using €bikes at 30 kmh when they could do 20 kmh supplying all the power themselves Ah well, it takes all sorts! I thought over the years we’d heard all the facile comments about ebikes, but...
by Phil Fouracre
11 Apr 2020, 7:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Electric Mountain bike anyone got one?
Replies: 32
Views: 1474

Re: Electric Mountain bike anyone got one?

Linda - go for it, ignore the ‘you don’t need one’, ‘it’s cheating’ etc etc all absolute rubbish. I’ve converted two tourers to lecci, then two full suss mtbs, and we’ve now bought two Scott Axis eride full suss mtbs, they are fantastic. Go for the most expensive that you can afford - you really do ...
by Phil Fouracre
9 Apr 2020, 8:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11832

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Interesting differences! We’ve been amazed at the lack of vehicles on every ride locally!
by Phil Fouracre
25 Mar 2020, 7:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?
Replies: 258
Views: 11832

Re: Anyone found the roads less busy and/or motorists driving better?

Interesting times! Out yesterday morning, very few cars - strangely had smiles, waves and thumbs up!

Longer ride in afternoon around and over the local hills, more cyclists and way fewer cars :-)
by Phil Fouracre
6 Mar 2020, 8:58am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Your worst moments with an e-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1386

Re: Your worst moments with an e-bike

Not me but.. Some people hired €bikes to ride up a small mountain in the Alps They tootled up to the hut quite comfortably and enjoyed lunch there Time to go back down, the track was awfully steep, they were too scared to ride, walked back down The mountain rescue recovered the machines later, for ...
by Phil Fouracre
5 Mar 2020, 4:23pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....
Replies: 112
Views: 14145

Re: Gangs of youths on national cycle route.....

Difficult situation! Rode past a group of youfs with my wife, and all we got was ‘cool bikes mate’!! Can’t complain about that
:-)
by Phil Fouracre
1 Mar 2020, 4:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Promoting Safety for Vulnerable Road Users
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Promoting Safety for Vulnerable Road Users

Well, you certainly live up to your name! :-)
by Phil Fouracre
29 Feb 2020, 8:53am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 227
Views: 17006

Re: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian

That’s because the railways aren’t roads! :-)