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by Xilter
30 Oct 2018, 9:24pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage
Replies: 30
Views: 6974

Re: Temporary traffic lights - inadequate time for passage

Had this happen to me a few months ago. It was the last time I was considerate and waited my place in the que of vehicles. I now arrogantly shove my way to the front and let the trail of cars flash lights revving their engines and bleeping their horns knowing it is for their presence that the oncomi...
by Xilter
30 Oct 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 1845

Re: Cycle insurance

If you don't want to add them to your home insurance (Some have limitations that might not suite you) the TSB do a stand alone policy that looks good value. It's based on the value of your most expensive bike and the rest are then covered, so it's value will vary depending on your bike collection. ...
by Xilter
30 Oct 2018, 6:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 1845

Re: Cycle insurance

softlips wrote:Stick it on your household policy for a fraction of the cost. Mine covers new for old etc. Only thing not covered is compition use.


Thanks for the suggestion. I will have to enquire.
by Xilter
30 Oct 2018, 5:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Insurance - any good ones?
Replies: 32
Views: 1845

Cycle insurance

So I’ve been looking. I’m not worried about it being stolen. I don’t leave it anywhere that isn’t secured. But what if I crash and ruin it. Why is it SOO expensive. My motorcycle is worth twice as much as the push bike. parked on the street with no anti theft device and I can insure it for £85 a yea...
by Xilter
4 Oct 2018, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bikes look so boring?
Replies: 109
Views: 3538

Re: Why do bikes look so boring?

: cries : I have been watching a focus paralane AL 105 for a few months now. It’s about £500 outside of my budget so I’ve been saving up. The 2019 model is out. Is solid black. It’s dreadful. I now need to find a new bike that I want. Sigh.
by Xilter
4 Oct 2018, 5:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bikes look so boring?
Replies: 109
Views: 3538

Re: Why do bikes look so boring?

I'd argue that what's seen first is the rider and not the bike. I’d argue it doesn’t matter how visible you are if a motorist has no capacity of understanding how wide their vehicle is. I have always smiled at this........ no-one queries car colour asa safety factor I have heard rumours of select i...
by Xilter
1 Oct 2018, 4:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Why do bikes look so boring?
Replies: 109
Views: 3538

Re: Why do bikes look so boring?

I wonder, does the use of black on frames and components increase the risk of not being seen by motorists. I'd have thought the brighter the bike the safer it was from drivers. After all bike clothing is mostly brightly coloured. Am I missing something? I would avoid buying a black or grey bike if ...
by Xilter
24 Sep 2018, 9:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 76
Views: 6043

Re: OS bagging

I think I hate you all. Ignorance is bliss. I do not know what they are. And I did not know they existed. Now I have to find some I am highly fascinated and intrigued when I come across “stuff” that has been made longer ago my country ( Canada ) has been known to man. The area now known as Canada h...
by Xilter
23 Sep 2018, 7:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: OS bagging
Replies: 76
Views: 6043

Re: OS bagging

I think I hate you all. Ignorance is bliss. I do not know what they are. And I did not know they existed. Now I have to find some

I am highly fascinated and intrigued when I come across “stuff” that has been made longer ago my country ( Canada ) has been known to man.
by Xilter
23 Sep 2018, 7:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Should I sell my Mercian?
Replies: 55
Views: 2325

Re: Should I sell my Mercian?

N+1 would suggest not to sell but just add to the collection.

NB. Did not read anything but the title
by Xilter
22 Sep 2018, 7:34pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Atypical morphology ( I'm not like other men )
Replies: 30
Views: 2022

Re: Atypical morphology ( I'm not like other men )

Just in case you missed my question in the last ramble. Was your sit bone discomfort like sitting on a couple of marbles? They just feel pointy. If I lay forward with my chin almost on the bars, they feel much less pointy. What shorts did you get? Mine are Castelli. Can't find the model but they ha...
by Xilter
19 Sep 2018, 8:58pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Atypical morphology ( I'm not like other men )
Replies: 30
Views: 2022

Re: Atypical morphology ( I'm not like other men )

I am a bit concerned that my saddle might not come far enough forward for a correct fit. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/thomson-elite-layback-seatpost/rp-prod8569?gs=1&sku=sku26273&pgrid=55375185827&ptaid=pla-424907091746&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=PLA+All+...
by Xilter
18 Sep 2018, 9:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety
Replies: 58
Views: 2240

Re: GCSE Project - Hi-Vis / Safety

Broad day light. High vis fluorescent yellow long sleeve shirt. High vis fluorescent reflective helmet. Reflectors on wheels and peddals. Flashing rear red light. And a van still came up behind and mowed me down. Visibility is NOT and issue. If anything the more high-vis you have, the more like a bu...
by Xilter
11 Sep 2018, 3:52pm
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Persuading a reluctant 5yo
Replies: 48
Views: 2802

Re: Persuading a reluctant 5yo

Sigh. Can’t help you. My daughter is 14years old and she breaks down and cries if I even suggest she should try sitting on one while it’s still in a rack at the store that implies she will need councelling when she leaves home and chauffeur service is no longer available. Gah. She reckons she is go...
by Xilter
9 Sep 2018, 6:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing
Replies: 252
Views: 8149

Re: Interfering stranger lecturing my son about bike clothing

I did no such thing as to threaten an elderly man at all. Simply that the thought would have crossed my mind. To hav3 a thought and then reject it is not in any way assault. As for the woman. If she will insist on belittling children for trying to be polite I see no wrong in telling her off You cou...