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by Grandad
14 Oct 2020, 11:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good luck to you
Replies: 11
Views: 815

Re: Good luck to you

The good news is that when you call the supermarket to talk to them about a fine you have received, they do listen to what you are saying and they do get the fine withdrawn, there and then. When my wife had her fine the lady on the other end of the call was very apologetic about it, told my wife to...
by Grandad
12 Oct 2020, 11:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: My first 50
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: My first 50

Don't expect a "road bike" to make much difference. I did my first 100 in 2018 (aged 62) on a steel framed touring bike. The gearing on racing bikes is somewhat heavier than your hybrid or touring bike. These forums are packed with posts asking how to change the gearing on racers to make ...
by Grandad
8 Oct 2020, 12:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Something other than Lycra
Replies: 35
Views: 1347

Re: Something other than Lycra

Spa Cycles stock Tudor Sport leggings,

Not listing any clothing on the website.
by Grandad
4 Oct 2020, 11:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Thoughts on buddy rider?
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Thoughts on buddy rider?

On the London to Brighton ride many years ago I saw a rider in an old fashioned butchers delivery bike with a terrier in the basket. Reminded me of my Saturday job when still at school - delivering meat, not dogs :D
by Grandad
4 Oct 2020, 11:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flashing rear light for daylight use
Replies: 35
Views: 1157

Re: Flashing rear light for daylight use

I use one when on solo rides. Entering a heavily wooded section of road on a bright sunny day means the eyes have to adjust, even more so if wearing sunglasses. A flashing red light helps to counter this problem.
by Grandad
29 Sep 2020, 10:07pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Touring eBike
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Touring eBike

There's enormous variation... the Orbea Gain D20 is about 14 kg.

Unlike many of my fellow e-bike users I can lift the Orbea into the car without having to remove the battery.
Just as well as it's inside the down tube :D
by Grandad
29 Sep 2020, 7:37pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Touring eBike
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Touring eBike

+1
My Orbea still needs my input on hills - quite a bit on the steeper ones. Comes into its own on the long draggy ones. For long demanding rides or touring a supplementary battery is available.
by Grandad
25 Sep 2020, 11:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?
Replies: 50
Views: 1549

Re: Cyclists on the road with two bikes, up to no good?

Just before we got married I had one bike and no car .Our flat would be 16 miles from where I worked so I needed a second bike as a back up. Found a second hand one in south London 8 miles away. Cycled over to collect it, rode back as described above. Fixed wheel made controlling them much easier. I...
by Grandad
23 Sep 2020, 9:19pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Operation Close Pass
Replies: 38
Views: 1431

Re: Operation Close Pass

Any chance of getting it developed commercialy? I'm sure there would be a market for it.
by Grandad
19 Sep 2020, 9:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hercules, Any Info?
Replies: 5
Views: 339

Re: Hercules, Any Info?

In 1947 the journey to my secondary school involved a 20 minute walk to the railway station, off at the next station for another 20 minute walk to school.
My Christmas present that year was a Hercules traditional upright roadster. The 10 mile round trip was the start of a lifetime of cycling
by Grandad
30 Aug 2020, 11:08am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2613

Re: Effort or Speed?

 Interesting suggestion but sorry, I shall be cycling more soon as the weather gets better

Just like the politicians - "do as I say and not as I do"
by Grandad
29 Aug 2020, 10:54pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2613

Re: Effort or Speed?

Can I suggest that the last 2 posters take the lead by giving up their cycling :D
by Grandad
29 Aug 2020, 4:35pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2613

Re: Effort or Speed?

More cycling is bad enough

????
by Grandad
27 Aug 2020, 10:55pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Effort or Speed?
Replies: 99
Views: 2613

Re: Effort or Speed?

The main reason I have not gone down the e-bike road yet , is the sense that I'm 'giving up' and may lose my sense of achievement (limited as it may be). My feelings as well when getting an Orbea Gain for help on some hills. I've countered this by keeping split records of every ride - miles with an...