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by robing
18 Feb 2019, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting a bike into a small car
Replies: 27
Views: 2744

Re: Getting a bike into a small car

I can fit my bikes into the back of my Astra with ease - don't need to remove the front wheel. Pics or it didn't happen! ;-) I can get bikes into the Mito without removing wheels. As long as they're small frames. A vintage bike with mudguards? Forget it. Perhaps I should clarify - I meant only one ...
by robing
18 Feb 2019, 8:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Getting a bike into a small car
Replies: 27
Views: 2744

Re: Getting a bike into a small car

I can fit my bikes into the back of my Astra with ease - don't need to remove the front wheel.
by robing
14 Feb 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A positive thread
Replies: 550
Views: 92527

Re: A positive thread

Had a few days camping and cycling in Shropshire and Welsh borders. It was wonderful! Had the campsite to myself, with a tawny owl for company at night and songbirds were my alarm clock. Some great rides, hilly! There was even a hosepipe to clean the bike afterwards.
by robing
13 Feb 2019, 1:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleaning a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Re: Cleaning a bike

I just used a hosepipe which did a pretty good job and then cleaned by hand.
by robing
12 Feb 2019, 2:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cleaning a bike
Replies: 13
Views: 1075

Cleaning a bike

My bike is filthy. My question is - is it ok to use a power wash or jet wash or is that a bad idea?
by robing
11 Feb 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?
Replies: 26
Views: 1690

Re: When is everyone getting their summer bikes out?

Oldjohnw wrote:My summer bike is when I cycle with the roof down. Oh! hang on - that's always.


:D :D

I used to have an open topped car. Cycling has definitely replaced that niche!

For me it's when I can ditch the mudguards. So a while yet.
by robing
6 Feb 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Gout on a bike
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Gout on a bike

You need to see your GP and get your gout under control! I first had gout 15 years ago at the age of 35 -family history of it. Like you it's always my big toe joint - left foot so any form of cycling is painful when it's bad. I had recurrent bouts over many years but now *touch wood* my gout is very...
by robing
5 Feb 2019, 12:43pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13950

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

kwackers wrote:
londoncommuter0000 wrote:I'm a practicing solicitor.

And you use the word "Diddums" in your responses?

Class.

And can't spell. It's practising.
by robing
5 Feb 2019, 7:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13950

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

If it's safe to do so, what is the problem : :D None whatsoever. No different from a pedestrian crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing on red if there is no traffic. Actually, that is different in law. Neither pedestrian nor cyclist crossing between footways or cycleways at puffin/toucan/etc is...
by robing
4 Feb 2019, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights
Replies: 233
Views: 13950

Re: Cyclists ignoring traffic lights

Denny wrote:If it's safe to do so, what is the problem : :D

None whatsoever. No different from a pedestrian crossing the road at a pedestrian crossing on red if there is no traffic.
by robing
4 Feb 2019, 5:39pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3161

Re: Touring saddle

I find Madison Flux saddles very comfy and now have 3 of them...they're also a very reasonable price £20 odd quid on line, not too heavy and are really well built.... https://road.cc/content/review/253162-madison-flux-saddle That looks pretty similar to the saddle I went for in the end. I definitel...
by robing
3 Feb 2019, 10:57pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG tattoo?
Replies: 42
Views: 4669

Re: LEJOG tattoo?

So I had 2 tattoos done both inspired by my recent Vietnam trip, I have 6 altogther now.
I'm having a LEJOG one doing soon.
by robing
3 Feb 2019, 10:50pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring saddle
Replies: 40
Views: 3161

Re: Touring saddle

Update - I bought the selle Italia flx gel flow from Decathlon as I said - which was a direct replacement for the previous saddle. However, I realised this is a bit wide for my bum as I have quite a narrow bony ass and wasn't very comfortable. So I exchanged it for the Selle Italia Discovery gel flo...
by robing
31 Jan 2019, 3:12pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Flixbus
Replies: 4
Views: 1304

Flixbus

Just seen this recommended for European coach travel in the latest Cycle magazine. Compared with Bike Express it's a fraction of the price and has many more routes. However, I believe you can't take bikes on the bus from the UK. Does anyone have experience of using Flixbus?
by robing
28 Jan 2019, 1:33pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?
Replies: 119
Views: 18390

Re: Who are the best/worst drivers on the road?

Highway maintenance vehicles can be pretty shocking