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by jonbott
16 Feb 2019, 11:06am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage
Replies: 30
Views: 6784

Re: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage

locally we`ve had lights on a steep hill for ages,fine when I go downhill,but have the same situation when I`m riding home from work..either I have an idiot revving his engine to make me go faster,or people driving at me....
by jonbott
2 Dec 2014, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fixed for the first time
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: Fixed for the first time

I used to ride a fixed back in my youth! Raced did audax events too!haven't tried it again til recently.........cycled to work one day and frightened the life out of when the chain came off on along down hill,I'm back on gears now.my issue is its hilly to work....so the gear was too low for the down...
by jonbott
7 May 2014, 6:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tumble and fall battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Those are some pretty crazy prices for what are almost certainly rebranded DealExtreme lights. The charger looks the same as this one, no? http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DTRLWSA/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=479289247&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00GTK68J2&pf_...
by jonbott
6 May 2014, 10:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tumble and fall battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Evans is £36 at the moment: http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/accessories/lights/f/tumble--fall#!utm_content=mkwid__pcrid_17321847296_kword__match__plid_&gclid=CKXkq6ebmL4CFfShtAodVycAEg Two chargers, not sure which suits your lights or if there is actually any difference between them. In t...
by jonbott
6 May 2014, 10:29pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tumble and fall battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: tumble and fall battery charger

Had it for about 18 months or so, I really wouldn't recommend it,parts are silly money
by jonbott
6 May 2014, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: tumble and fall battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 892

tumble and fall battery charger

my battery charger seems to have given up the ghost from my `tumble and fall` lights I know I can get one from Evans or other stockists for about £40 but is there anything that`ll do the job cheaper? :( one upside is my commute is getting lighter now the days are longer :)
by jonbott
17 Dec 2013, 4:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Suggestions for a Better Cycle Network
Replies: 39
Views: 6545

Re: Suggestions for a Better Cycle Network

cyclepaths not the token white line on the side of the road :(
maintained paths,so you can actually ride in them not try and avoid overgrown plants and car passengers rubbish
we can dream....... :(
the lighting bit would cost way too much,I like riding in the dark
by jonbott
17 Dec 2013, 9:15am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Standing 2 feet on one pedal, like a dutch postman
Replies: 25
Views: 6808

Re: Standing 2 feet on one pedal, like a dutch postman

my dad always rode off down the road like that before swinging his leg over
never tried as I know I`d fall over :roll:
by jonbott
2 Dec 2013, 7:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Urgent!
Replies: 26
Views: 2805

Re: Urgent!

I know I took a train to Bodmin with my bike had to book to go out,but not to return,train was rammed full and I had to lean my bike on some suitcases,which impressed the owners...
by jonbott
27 Nov 2013, 9:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC Five live
Replies: 35
Views: 3129

Re: BBC Five live

its always the same on radio cornwall :( bloke that does the afternoon phone in show hates cyclists,dogs and prices of carparks`but I own a bike`and the same bloke from Falmouth always rings in about the cyclists riding the wrong way up the street and not paying `roadtax` :roll:
by jonbott
24 Nov 2013, 7:42pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I don't understand this
Replies: 13
Views: 2207

Re: I don't understand this

very sad incident :(
by jonbott
22 Nov 2013, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Be polite when you are an accident victim...
Replies: 20
Views: 2534

Re: Be polite when you are an accident victim...

I know I had a car drive into the back of me whilst I was sat a junction,he drove off as he was`afraid`
of me!I do know I was very cross!mostly due the fact I`d ridden 20miles into a headwind and was looking forward to a following one home! :lol:
by jonbott
18 Nov 2013, 3:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: TRAILER SIZE - LAW ?
Replies: 38
Views: 9745

Re: TRAILER SIZE - LAW ?

damn,looking at the pics of trailers tells me how unfit i am!I had a hard enough time riding towing the trailer with dog to school and back!She`s about 20kg and the trailer`s heavy too :(
most of the riding with trailer has been on local flat trails
by jonbott
16 Nov 2013, 9:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking about a fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Thinking about a fixed

BeeKeeper wrote:It looks to me, coming back to the original question posed by the OP if the inclination to get a fixed wheel strikes, you should lie down in a darkened room until the feeling has passed.

:lol: suppose it depends where you live
by jonbott
16 Nov 2013, 7:36pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking about a fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 2333

Re: Thinking about a fixed

do remember one club ride charging down the hill around Truro and not being to slow for the roundabout at the bottom where the bike overtook me!
you do have to concentrate on a fixed and make sure the chain is in line and not too slack but you need a bit,so you can do those `trackstands`!