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by londoncommuter0000
18 Feb 2019, 9:43am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste
Replies: 84
Views: 4477

Re: Rookie Cycle Tour from London to Trieste

1000 miles is a long way! Whilst you may be able to pick it up a bit further into the ride I wouldn't plan on more than @ 75 per day. Is this not a tad unrealistic? Sure, I'm 51 and all that, but in decades of touring, I hardly ever manage over 40-50 miles a day. Am I incredibly unfit, or just a bo...
by londoncommuter0000
17 Feb 2019, 12:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sealant leaking from tubeless
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: Sealant leaking from tubeless

please tell us which rims and tyres you have used; it might avoid someone else making a similar mistake. Where does your combination fall on this chart? https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0202/9884/files/Diagram_Tires_1024x1024.jpg?v=1499979714 I can't answer that, mate. I'm not techie enough. I'll ...
by londoncommuter0000
17 Feb 2019, 12:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sealant leaking from tubeless
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: Sealant leaking from tubeless

£320!!!!! Jesus wept....... That would annoy me but I'm a bit frugal and like the status quo if it ain't too much hassle!! What's a few punctures every now & then. I can't grasp this tubeless malarky. Hope it resolves itself cheaply, all the best, Simon the dinosaur!! We're what I'd call 'reaso...
by londoncommuter0000
17 Feb 2019, 11:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Sealant leaking from tubeless
Replies: 13
Views: 1023

Re: Sealant leaking from tubeless

The bike is still in my local bike shop. The techie has now tried three different sealants. It has (so far) cost me £320 in parts and labour. And I'm pretty sure that it's not over, since tubeless should hold pressure even without sealant, yes? Right now, I'm of a mind to ask him just to rebuild my ...
by londoncommuter0000
17 Feb 2019, 11:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kent Traffic Free Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Kent Traffic Free Routes?

Does anyone know if there are places in Kent where one can do a couple of hours cycling, without any cars? I abhor the motor car. I consider it a blight on our planet. And I have very little patience with the bleating that 'Oh, it has done so much!' Maybe it has. But at the hands of the idiots who ...
by londoncommuter0000
17 Feb 2019, 11:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kent Traffic Free Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Kent Traffic Free Routes?

Catch a train to Gravesend and cycle east along the NCN route following the Thames estuary. This is traffic free for a while, but then takes you onto some wonderfully quiet lanes, where you will meet very few cars, and into the surprisingly lovely countryside of the Hoo peninsula. This one? http://...
by londoncommuter0000
16 Feb 2019, 5:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kent Traffic Free Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Re: Kent Traffic Free Routes?

Zero cars, very limited options. Largely traffic free, a few to choose from. Of course it depends how you're travelling to Kent. If your aversion to cars is so great that you won't travel to Kent in one and need to start and finish at a station both lists get shorter. How far do you expect to cycle...
by londoncommuter0000
16 Feb 2019, 4:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Kent Traffic Free Routes?
Replies: 14
Views: 602

Kent Traffic Free Routes?

Does anyone know if there are places in Kent where one can do a couple of hours cycling, without any cars? I abhor the motor car. I consider it a blight on our planet. And I have very little patience with the bleating that 'Oh, it has done so much!' Maybe it has. But at the hands of the idiots who a...
by londoncommuter0000
16 Feb 2019, 4:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4358

Re: Train reservations

Cycle reservation tickets are not available to book online, I thought that was made clear already, the travel tickets one can do online but the hassle is always the reservations for the bikes. Bike reservations for the east coast can be booked online. I've done it many times. You used to be able to...
by londoncommuter0000
15 Feb 2019, 3:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4358

Re: Train reservations

As we're doing so, the train doors close and the train pulls out. Guard smirking at us from one of the doors. I hope you complained about that formally! If it was recent, Scotrail is operated by Dutch Railways at the moment, so I hope they take a dim view of it. Later this year, it should be pretty...
by londoncommuter0000
13 Feb 2019, 4:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: London - on the spot fine
Replies: 95
Views: 8247

Re: London - on the spot fine

thirdcrank wrote:All this misses the big issue: BMW drivers.


Wot 'e said.
by londoncommuter0000
13 Feb 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4449

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

What is your dream car? (question to anyone who cares to answer :wink:) If I had a dream car (which I don't), it would be of course something that does not pollute and - equally important, IMHO - makes no noise. The internal combustion engine has destroyed the countryside not only with its pollutio...
by londoncommuter0000
13 Feb 2019, 8:26am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist
Replies: 96
Views: 4449

Re: BMW driver walks free from court after deliberately running over cyclist

The problem with this thread was, in my view, the original newspaper report. Describing the case as "BMW driver" was unnecessary, unhelpful and prejudicial. The (excessive, puerile and wholly unnecessary) censorship on this forum makes it impossible for me to tell you what I think BMW dri...
by londoncommuter0000
12 Feb 2019, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4358

Re: Train reservations

As we're doing so, the train doors close and the train pulls out. Guard smirking at us from one of the doors. I know the feeling. Last summer I was struggling on to a train in Edinburgh - narrow door, no proper bike place. The young guard watched this 69 year old with ebike and camping gear. He sai...
by londoncommuter0000
12 Feb 2019, 2:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Train reservations
Replies: 83
Views: 4358

Re: Train reservations

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/ also allows bike booking and can be used for tickets anywhere in the uk Ah, yeah. Scotrail. One day, a friend and I are getting on at a Scotrail station with our bikes. 'You're in the wrong carriage,' said the guard. 'No worries,' we reply. 'Where can we put the bikes?' ...