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by cyclemad
20 Jun 2019, 5:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can I electrify my bike ?????
Replies: 17
Views: 526

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: 9
Views: 200

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: 103
Views: 15515

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: 103
Views: 15515

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: 2819

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: 2819

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: 2260

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: 1909

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 ...
by cyclemad
3 Feb 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.

... I live in the triangle surrounded by three force areas...They all welcome any type of camera footage. To satisfy my idle curiosity, which police forces are they? To counter my scepticism, have you experience of footage being welcomed and used effectively? As an aside, I see that the Nationa l D...
by cyclemad
2 Feb 2019, 12:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.
Replies: 11
Views: 1909

Re: Police use of bike camera footageGreetings.

Disregarded bike cam footage is mostly a case of poor diving but no actual accident. Appeals for dash cam footage are "does anyone have footage relevant to this accident". Bike cam footage would be welcomed just the same as car dashcam footage. I live in the triangle surrounded by three f...
by cyclemad
30 Jan 2019, 5:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: He wasn't in a Wange Wover
Replies: 113
Views: 12420

Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

'They just did so because they carry a warrant card and I don't. '' what a pathetic comment No doubt one of those who gripe constantly about abuse of powers and process ...fascist state and all that etc yet are the first to call the police then whinge about kids are playing out in the street and cau...
by cyclemad
12 Jan 2019, 7:10pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Parcel Farce
Replies: 14
Views: 5004

Re: Parcel Farce

I ordered some stuff from amazon....was shown out for delivery by their courier, I then got an update saying it was delayed....it finally arrived a week later delivered by Royal Mail.
by cyclemad
10 Jan 2019, 5:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path
Replies: 60
Views: 6183

Re: Shoulder Barged By Pedestrian On A Cycle Path

<SNIP> BUT last ride approached said person on cycle path head on, wet and leafy, small path in middle which I and person were sharing all was well and plenty space BUT at last moment when we came close and I had reduced my speed accordingly, said person shoulder barged me :shock: <SNIP> Get a came...
by cyclemad
24 Dec 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: He wasn't in a Wange Wover
Replies: 113
Views: 12420

Re: He wasn't in a Wange Wover

Definition of Breach of The Peace;- the behaviour of the person involved caused the police officer (or private citizen) to believe that: ... it related to harm which was actually done or likely to be done to a person or, in his/ her presence, their property emphasis on Believe and Likely are the imp...
by cyclemad
17 Dec 2018, 11:08pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7231
Views: 351408

Re: It's about time we had more fun

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