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by Phil Fouracre
1 Dec 2019, 9:26pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Views on (Fend) / folding bicycle helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 377

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: 42
Views: 1899

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: 170
Views: 6241

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: 803

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: 1099

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: 1666

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: 1207

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: 1207

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: 3942

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: 677

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: 2284

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: 2284

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: 1656

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: 3460

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: 3460

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...