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by BikeKid
15 May 2018, 4:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Any routes in Newham?
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Any routes in Newham?

Does anyone here know any good routes in Newham?
by BikeKid
10 May 2018, 6:02pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: Fave quotes...
Replies: 221
Views: 15608

Re: Fave quotes...

"I went insane, with long periods of horrible sanity."

-Edgar Allen Poe
by BikeKid
9 May 2018, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling routes in Newham?
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Cycling routes in Newham?

Not sure if I'm supposed to post it here but does anyone know any relitavely safe routes, in newham, to cycle two miles (I'm brand spanking new so it might be alot for me) Can I just go to a park and do a few laps?
by BikeKid
9 May 2018, 10:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If I’m doing okay
Replies: 23
Views: 1707

Re: If I’m doing okay

Grandad wrote:
. I have a particularly annoying friend who stalks you on Strava and critiques your ride.


No Strava = no stress

Did you hear about that guy that got fired because he took a break as he had "lower back" pain but he was found out to have gone on a starva bike riding holiday?
by BikeKid
9 May 2018, 10:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: If I’m doing okay
Replies: 23
Views: 1707

Re: If I’m doing okay

Yeah, I personally don't know how well you're doing as I am basically a new born baby to the cycling world, but judging by the statistics you posted and what everyone is saying, I think you're doing amazing
by BikeKid
9 May 2018, 8:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

Yes, thank you all, like I've said, I've gone with Vorpal's suggestion and I will most likely pair it with a small chain lock for my other wheel.
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 11:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

The cheapest Sold Secure Gold lock I know of is the OnGuard Brute, which is £25.99 from Tredz (on-line, so you might need some help from mum) It doesn't come with an extender, but an extender is really just a cable with loops to go onto the D lock. It's more secure to use a separate lock, though th...
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

I just watched the first part and honestly it is shocking how noone cares that someone is about to lose a coupla hundred quid
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 10:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

I dont want to upset you but living in London if you dont have a good lock you wont be having your bike long. sorry. since you cant afford one you cant afford to leave it ANYWHERE for very long, if at all. No, I can afford it, just wanted to ask if there were any cheaper alternatives that worked ju...
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 10:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

Thanks Vorpal, however I'm not saying that I will only use an exetender, I intend on using it in combination with a D lock
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

iandriver wrote:If you've got a local branch of Decathlon, have a look in there at the best you can afford.


Closest branch is a 35 minute bus ride away.
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 10:03pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

To be honest, for coffee / croissant stops I use a simple pull out lock. My big U-lock stays at work, the one place where I regularly lock a bike up un-sighted for several hours at a time. Hate to disillusion you but, on Friday we had a jammed on wheel lock on our caravan... after the faff of going...
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 9:35pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Re: Good budget bike locks?

Don't forget the critical point; ensure your bike is never in a situation from which it can be pinched/vandalised. Have to admit I used my decent road bike for several years without any form of a lock; it's easy enough with a road bike, the bikes either in motion or locked up indoors (Nb. I comprom...
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 9:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Good budget bike locks?
Replies: 20
Views: 1794

Good budget bike locks?

You may know me from the "How does one convince their mum to buy them a road bike" And everythings come out great. Now that I have the bike I need to buy a U lock and an extender. I know kryptonite is one of the best companies but I don't have the cash to buy the U lock and can only afford...
by BikeKid
8 May 2018, 5:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1789

Re: How does one convince their mum to buy them a bicycle?

Thank you all for helping me, she said yes! (finally) if anyone wants pictures I can post them! Also, like I said on here (I think, I posted this on reddit too so I don't remember if I said it here too) He willingly gave me the frame ID and I checked it on checkthatbike.com and it was all clear. Edi...