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by Phil Fouracre
6 Feb 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brucey
Replies: 35
Views: 2162

Re: Brucey

A very helpful guy - he hasn’t commented on this thread yet!
by Phil Fouracre
26 Dec 2019, 11:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Getting worse out there?
Replies: 31
Views: 1682

Re: Getting worse out there?

It’s Christmas, they’ll be even fatter now! Is that ‘fattist’?
Seriously though - when I have had ‘interactions’ with motorists, they mostly tend to be ‘big boned’!
Happy Christmas all :-)
by Phil Fouracre
15 Dec 2019, 10:06am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Bosch ebike motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1070

Re: Bosch ebike motor

Nope! Won’t make any difference, all you’re doing is fooling the ‘activation’ side of the control system. As you say you’ll upset the speed cos it’s calibrated on the assumption that the sensor is where it’s supposed to be. A friend uses a dongle to fool his Bosch system.
by Phil Fouracre
1 Dec 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets

mjr wrote:I think they're probably at least as useless as rigid ones.


You don’t understand, it’ll save your life :-)
by Phil Fouracre
1 Dec 2019, 4:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Labour's plan for cycling
Replies: 45
Views: 2258

Re: Labour's plan for cycling

Last Brexit party comment I heard, was that all cyclists should be shot! Perhaps they’ve changed their minds:-)
by Phil Fouracre
20 Nov 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster
Replies: 239
Views: 8149

Re: Friendly Cambridge bike path turns into pole-wielding monster

Mmmm! 110% with Vantage in this one, it was a stationary pole!!! I got abuse recently for a similar response to a post re potholes. I’ve got every sympathy with anyone getting hurt by anything, but..... one response was, that cyclist shouldn’t have to keep looking at the road in front of them!! Why ...
by Phil Fouracre
15 Nov 2019, 12:21pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Orbea Gain tyre problem
Replies: 27
Views: 950

Re: Orbea Gain tyre problem

Perhaps try as car tyre fitters do, ‘squashing’ the tyre! Wide pair of grips with something to spread the load along the tyre, and squeeze the tyre to break the bead. Worked well for me on a number of occasions.
by Phil Fouracre
2 Nov 2019, 1:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: More opinions required.
Replies: 24
Views: 1153

Re: More opinions required.

An interesting one! Like a lot of markings, a bit of a compromise. The arrow shows both ways and the lane markings show diverging to the right - as the arrow is prior to the lane marking I can see why it could be assumed that straight ahead was a valid option. I think if I’d been in your position I ...
by Phil Fouracre
15 Oct 2019, 4:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: best conversion kit
Replies: 41
Views: 1846

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: 1275

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: 1275

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: 83
Views: 4134

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: 716

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
IGIHIGB MM

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: 2382

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: 2382

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

I know, let’s start a God thread - any chance of it outliving the helmet thread?