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by ragudave
14 Aug 2019, 10:16am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos
Replies: 70
Views: 59388

Re: Marks and Spencer cycling chinos

Am selling my used M&S cycling chinos on Ebay just now - Nothing wrong with them. Just hardly used them!

cheers,

Dave

W34 L33
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/383102072373?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649
by ragudave
11 Aug 2017, 1:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: child seat mounting
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: child seat mounting

I found with my Hamax child seat and growing toddler that the frame was fine, but the rear wheel needed to be very strong. Unless you like repairing broken spokes...

We now have a tag a long and we both love it!

Dave
by ragudave
5 Jun 2017, 10:11am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 716
Views: 123605

Re: A positive thread

Planned a 35 mile there and back cycle with my workmate yesterday. We set on off time only to bump into hundreds of charity walkers on our path. We escaped the railway line path and then went on the road for a mile or two. I then got a puncture and remembered no pump or tube etc with me. I then had ...
by ragudave
22 Feb 2017, 10:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 716
Views: 123605

Re: A positive thread

First morning cycle to nursery this year without the lights on. Lots of wind behind us that blew the tag a long and my mtb down the road. A joy and the wee one saw a bin lorry which made her day.
by ragudave
7 Feb 2017, 10:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scotland : Inverness : Loch Ness : Castle Urquhart
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: Scotland : Inverness : Loch Ness : Castle Urquhart

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/maps/map5_6ln.shtml

The Great Glen Way is an option if you hire a mountain bike. Not tried it myself but away from roads.

Dave
by ragudave
11 Jan 2017, 3:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Examples of Bus operators who allow bikes on board.
Replies: 24
Views: 3821

Re: Examples of Bus operators who allow bikes on board.

Stagecoach in North East Scotland do take bikes underneath coach style buses. We used it a few times going out Royal Deeside. A colleage said that her other half and son managed a tandem on a bus without any wheel removal. The driver was determined to get it on. My mate is a bus driver on Royal Dees...
by ragudave
24 Aug 2016, 10:12am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Safe cyclist?
Replies: 31
Views: 1621

Re: Safe cyclist?

I was a safe cyclist last night. On my commute my left hand crank fell off. I pushed the bike home after that. Less than a mile mildly up hill but still strange satisfying. I dont wear hiv viz or use daytime lights though...
by ragudave
11 Aug 2016, 10:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 716
Views: 123605

Re: A positive thread

When cycling down in the rain this morning - two bus drivers let me cross the only right hand turn on my work commute. The wee one on her bike seat never even bothered about the rain, and wipes my seat when tis wet.
by ragudave
28 Jul 2016, 10:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Strong 26 inch rear wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 851

Strong 26 inch rear wheel

Hi, My current rear wheel on my mountain bike is taking a battering from potholes, cobbles and carrying my toddler on the rear of the bike. The wheel is about 6 years ago and gets commuted most days, spokes get loose and break sometimes. Any recommendations for budget strong disc brake friendly whee...
by ragudave
18 Jul 2016, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How slow can your lowest gear go?
Replies: 40
Views: 2319

Re: How slow can your lowest gear go?

On a hillwalk in Glen Feshie we were passed by mountain bikers in their granny gears. We were surprised their were going quicker than us given the lower gear but they were sweating more! I estimate they were going 50% faster than us walking up a steepish landrover track. So they would have been goin...
by ragudave
23 Jun 2016, 10:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Toddler and Transport
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Toddler and Transport

Hi, We have a well build toddler who gets transported to nursery by rear toddler seat on my bike. The weight limit on the seat is supposed to be 22kg but our wee one is getting close to that limit. She is just under 3 so is probably too young for a tag a long but what other options are available apa...
by ragudave
31 May 2016, 9:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike dropped the back of our car
Replies: 18
Views: 5205

Bike dropped the back of our car

We have a bike carrier for the back of the car. A boot as opposed to a towbar one. For one of our bikes we have to use a false crossbar like this one http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-racks/bike-rack-accessories/halfords-false-cross-bar On a drive the other day the bike with the false crossbar ca...
by ragudave
27 Apr 2016, 10:10am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 716
Views: 123605

Re: A positive thread

We had three bikes stolen in November last year from our garage. Two of the three have been replaced after the insurance payout and we like our new ones better than the stolen ones. We are more wary about home security now but someone positive came from something unpleasant!

Dave
by ragudave
7 Mar 2016, 10:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 716
Views: 123605

Re: A positive thread

Our wee toddler now seems warmer and cosier than us when we cycle to the local playpark. Her rosy cheeks and observational skills get highened as well. She also wants to watch cycling vides on youtube and vimeo..

Dave
by ragudave
25 Feb 2016, 11:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 716
Views: 123605

Re: A positive thread

Well we (me and my toddler) cycled home from nursery last night. No slides and snow coming from all directions but she was fine despite the snow in her face for her the journey. Normally I would have expected some crying!

Dave