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by cyclemad
3 Sep 2019, 5:51pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Shouty Helmet wearer
Replies: 41
Views: 2284

Re: Shouty Helmet wearer

but isn't it better/safer to wear a correctly fitted cycle helmet rather than nothing at all?
by cyclemad
11 Aug 2019, 12:51pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an electric bike?
Replies: 60
Views: 2323

Re: Touring on an electric bike?

The only issue is charging. If you get a bike with a detachable battery and off-bike charging, take it into your accommodation and charge. Camping can be more troublesome. we were on a camping / caravan site and there was a couple who ebikes - they were in a tent and it was their first weekend away...
by cyclemad
11 Aug 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring on an electric bike?
Replies: 60
Views: 2323

Re: Touring on an electric bike?

we have a couple of ebikes for use on our hols as a general mode of transport -- car stays put ! the idea is ---- I go out on my roadie in the morning or a particular day for my ''cycle fix'' as the family call it :D then we use the ebikes just to get about and do the tourist / sight seeing bit. we ...
by cyclemad
10 Aug 2019, 10:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How stupid do you have to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: How stupid do you have to be?

what a c*o*c*k !!!!
by cyclemad
11 Jul 2019, 6:01pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??
Replies: 742
Views: 31291

Re: English Language - what "Does your head in" ??

this may have been mentioned so apologies to those concerned.....but what really grinds my gears is the use of the word LIKE.....in every full / part sentence.......WHY ??????????????????
by cyclemad
9 Jul 2019, 12:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 38
Views: 1627

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

I got some Castelli Free Aero Race 4 ( latest design ) which are compression bib shorts.....Should have been £150 a pop but with discounts at Sigma I paid £120....Now they are GOOD ....Very comfortable . New design leg grippers ( no sweaty rash etc )and a re-designed straps - the previous was a webb...
by cyclemad
26 Jun 2019, 10:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bar tape in hot weather
Replies: 29
Views: 1050

Re: Bar tape in hot weather

look for the park tools video on you tube. There is a technique of using a piece of off cut spoke - heated over a flame ( cig lighter ) then touching the Elec tape to seal it onto the bar tape.....Worked for me in Majorca two years ago in 35 degree heat - bar tape stayed put
by cyclemad
20 Jun 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 686

Re: Can I electrify my bike ?????

BAFANG manufacture a retro PEDELEC kit for most types of cycles whherbyteh motor fits onto the bottom bracket ( the big sprocket by the pedals ) . I recently saw a SPECIALIZED road bike with one fitted...Battery on a small rack. As previously posted if you are wanting a ''twist and go'' system - whe...
by cyclemad
20 Jun 2019, 5:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?
Replies: 38
Views: 1627

Re: Cycling shorts - any recommendations?

Hi when I first started cycling - with a vengeance - I started with cheap kit as I couldn't see any reasons for expensive pieces of lycra --- after all they were all made the same?????......I was wrong.....I had numerous pairs of shorts that either caused chaffing or would make my backside sore afte...
by cyclemad
20 Jun 2019, 5:14pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 127
Views: 27028

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

read the post.......I am merely drawing everyone attention - not pointing at any single person - but to make you aware of the sensitive nature of the subject and the potential for someone to become offended by what someone MAY post. Not only can a person be offended and report to the mods etc but as...
by cyclemad
17 Jun 2019, 8:27pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Transgender woman wins cycling championship
Replies: 127
Views: 27028

Re: Transgender woman wins cycling championship

ladies and Gents. I appreciate that we all have varying views on this subject and for most the term 'free speech'' is used. However this is a publicly accessible forum and as such it is open t everyone , be it supporters or those against transgender people and their rights etc. All our comments as s...
by cyclemad
21 Mar 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gravesend cyclist fined
Replies: 20
Views: 2883

Re: Gravesend cyclist fined

am man was recently convicted at local mags court for assaulting a police officer - which resulted in a fractured cheek bone...The offender received an £80 fine...... so kicking the <i>[inappropriate word removed]</i> out of a cop = £80 riding a cycle where not allowed = £440 your answers on the ba...
by cyclemad
19 Mar 2019, 11:37am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Gravesend cyclist fined
Replies: 20
Views: 2883

Re: Gravesend cyclist fined

am man was recently convicted at local mags court for assaulting a police officer - which resulted in a fractured cheek bone...The offender received an £80 fine...... so kicking the [inappropriate word removed] out of a cop = £80 riding a cycle where not allowed = £440 your answers on the back of a ...
by cyclemad
16 Mar 2019, 7:28pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: badly let down by tacx, smart trainer with films
Replies: 6
Views: 5798

Re: badly let down by tacx, smart trainer with films

my first vortex packed up within the first week.....Im on my second unit now...its about a year old and not had any troubles ( touching wood frantically now ) ...I tried the Tacx app and found it boring....I wanted to ride along with others and bit the bullet and joined Zwift...the vortex is doing o...
by cyclemad
3 Feb 2019, 5:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1965

Re: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.

Ever since I was involved in a road rage incident a few years back ( I was the cyclist and a buffoon in a hot hatch thought it was funny to run me into a hedge ) I never leave home , either in car or on cycle / motorcycle without a camera fitted..All our family now have them and its a little bit of ...