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by c0d3x42
18 Oct 2015, 10:26pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Crask Inn is it still open?
Replies: 22
Views: 13937

Re: Crask Inn is it still open?

I just got back from a LEJoG, got chatting with some local cyclists just before the Crask Inn. We asked them about the for sale status to which they informed us "its been for sale for years" implying that it wasn't about to happen any time soon.
by c0d3x42
22 Jul 2015, 12:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Courteous Drivers
Replies: 29
Views: 5999

Re: Courteous Drivers

Just assume everyone is out to kill you and try and act accordingly Catchy sound bite, but if I actually thought like that I would never cycle. I might not even drive unless I had a tank. I'm guessing that's why range rovers and other Chelsea tractors are quite popular in London, the perception of ...
by c0d3x42
22 Jul 2015, 12:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrians' view of bells ?
Replies: 89
Views: 11069

Re: Pedestrians' view of bells ?

I've posted this before so apologies if you've read it, but once, coming up behind a dog walker I rang the bell a number of times in a friendly fashion. The dog heard it, he didn't. I passed him slowly at which he demanded why I hadn't got a bell. I told I had and I'd rung it - he probably didn't b...
by c0d3x42
14 Apr 2015, 10:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Drivers on Phones - What Can we do ?
Replies: 44
Views: 9948

Re: Drivers on Phones - What Can we do ?

lukehall wrote:The problem with video is often the reflection off the windows causes you not to be able to see inside, even if they do its near impossible to get the police to actually do anything about it as Bob said.

Polarising filters might help with that.
by c0d3x42
14 Apr 2015, 8:58am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Ice trikes 26 inch with rear suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 5357

Re: Ice trikes 26 inch with rear suspension

I shouldn't really be looking at the Ice website... just sat playing with the options, and ended up with a trike config that costed 5.5k... I'm pretty sure I would get divorced if I hit order! ;) Classic example of the lesser known rule of bike ownership where the correct number to own is: S - 1 ht...
by c0d3x42
14 Apr 2015, 8:51am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New 'bent
Replies: 28
Views: 16700

Re: New 'bent

You've beaten me to the commute. Not sure if I am ready to battle the rush hour in Birmingham. I may ride in as I go before the traffic starts and catch the train out of the city centre. I wonder what it is like using a bent on a train Hi there, I was a bit concerned when I picked up my first bent ...
by c0d3x42
5 Apr 2015, 1:13pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pockets
Replies: 11
Views: 6596

Re: Pockets

Bum bag is another option. +1. Just make sure that the buckle is not in the middle of the strap :wink: I got a leather bun bag off eBay in the end, and yep, the buckles could have been better situated for bent needs. Having the bag center front in the stomach defo didn't work. But rotating another ...
by c0d3x42
27 Mar 2015, 5:22pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pockets
Replies: 11
Views: 6596

Re: Pockets

[XAP]Bob wrote:Yes, I do.


Cheers for that. Now time for some new ebay searches i think...
by c0d3x42
27 Mar 2015, 5:19pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pockets
Replies: 11
Views: 6596

Re: Pockets

[XAP]Bob wrote:Bum bag is another option.

I have some banana bags, and they are very good - but they were a gift ;)


Do you find it stays in place rather than rotating around?
by c0d3x42
27 Mar 2015, 5:18pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pockets
Replies: 11
Views: 6596

Re: Pockets

oops.

i should have started my clothing search by googling "recumbent clothing", then i might have found this sooner:
http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=61724
by c0d3x42
27 Mar 2015, 5:15pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Pockets
Replies: 11
Views: 6596

Pockets

Or Rather, what do you do for pockets about your person while riding laid back? I was out on a ride the other week and trying to eat a half baguette while on the move. Munching was easy enough and i kinda managed to stuff it inside my jacket on my chest for the parts when two hands on the handlebars...
by c0d3x42
5 Dec 2014, 9:46am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Touring and Camping - Campsite POI's
Replies: 8
Views: 2310

Re: Touring and Camping - Campsite POI's

Can't remember where I found it from right now but I also found POIs Lidl's and rotten McRonys for all of Europe. Figured that would be handy for cheap food and free wifi for those on tour.
by c0d3x42
25 Nov 2014, 5:58pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Very cheap recumbent bags.
Replies: 2
Views: 5634

Re: Very cheap recumbent bags.

Interesting find, I was looking into options for some cheap bags for the bent. Closest I've come so far was dry bags that are meant normally for marine use. Only downside is they open at the ends rather than along the length.
by c0d3x42
7 Jul 2014, 10:01am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Anyone here own a HPV Grasshopper fx?
Replies: 8
Views: 6889

Re: Anyone here own a HPV Grasshopper fx?

I'm happy with a mirror mounted on my glasses rather than on the bike. i was wondering about them, they look like a good idea. Do they add any perceptible weight to the frame? My main concern with them would just be one side of my specs tilting down a bit, or more annoyingly causing my glasses to s...