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by londonbikerider
28 Jun 2019, 8:07am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Bike locking
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Bike locking

Is this regarding bike security when on the road, or to lock the bike when home? The latter, has the problem that a well-prepared criminal may come with power tools, and with some time they can get through every lock.
by londonbikerider
28 Jun 2019, 8:01am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCR12 / Great North Way
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: NCR12 / Great North Way

North of the subway NCN12 is on tarmac cycle paths or roads to Sherrardspark Wood in Welwyn Garden City. Tarmac again from Shot Green to north end of Stevenage. Rough surface sections south and north of Letchworth then tarmac to Arlesley. All rideable unless on very thin racing tyres. What I'm look...
by londonbikerider
28 Jun 2019, 8:00am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Something really odd happened this morning.
Replies: 19
Views: 1082

Re: Something really odd happened this morning.

Tyre carcass failing?
by londonbikerider
28 Jun 2019, 7:58am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Well I never...the hipsters steed!
Replies: 54
Views: 1924

Re: Well I never...the hipsters steed!

As a rule of thumb, I stay away from what's on the frontpage of a magazine. Does anyone else have the feeling that several of those "single-speed" bikes are actually overpriced? I remember that with the same money you could buy a less fashionable, but well-woreking and frankly honest, Ridg...
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 6:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was hit............... really
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: I was hit............... really

Sorry to hear that, there should be no excuse for such behaviour, intimidating or assaulting another road user. Hopefully you can get help and witnesses, and report this moron to the Police! I should have, I was wrong not to. I completely understand, when those things happen isn't always automatic ...
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 6:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCR12 / Great North Way
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: NCR12 / Great North Way

You can easily avoid that underpass and the approach to it by turning right from Dancers Hill Rd into Baker St. This will take you under the Motorway and towards Potters Bar. It's probably simplest to continue to the traffic lights at the end before turning left on the B556 but you could turn left ...
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 2:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trousers and commuting
Replies: 15
Views: 990

Re: Trousers and commuting

I've a pair of M&S chinos that don't crease that easy. When I travel I simply fold them along a rectangular piece of cardboard, its ends are folded twice to make them bigger, this avoids a sharp crease on the fabric.
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 2:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: Regents Canal not suitable for cycling??

Another thing to consider: yobs!
Several clubmates and people I know have narrowly escaped being mugged, while other people had to surrender thir bike/phone or been beaten up.

Apparently it happens around the Hackney area, or just nort/south of it, and most often at dusk or night.
My advice: avoid.
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 2:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: I was hit............... really
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: I was hit............... really

Sorry to hear that, there should be no excuse for such behaviour, intimidating or assaulting another road user.
Hopefully you can get help and witnesses, and report this moron to the Police!
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 8:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.
Replies: 77
Views: 2881

Re: the art of bicycle folding/packing for transport; modifications for rinko etc.

I would removed the rear derailleur from the hanger, I've seen too many clubmates riding in misery due to a bent mech hanger. Unfortunately, most modern bikes have some rather undersized sections there, no more than a couple of mm at best. It ought to be the reason why my Audax bike is steel and has...
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 8:01am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Premium Valve Cores
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Premium Valve Cores

I don't carry that, but I do carry the other little tool for the PResta valve cores. I'll probably start carrying one for the Schrader valves too, it's incredible how useful can be such a small thing.
by londonbikerider
18 Jun 2019, 7:58am
Forum: On the road
Topic: NCR12 / Great North Way
Replies: 5
Views: 440

NCR12 / Great North Way

Hello. Bit of advice needed here, about the conditions of the route (oralternatives to) NCR12. Last weekend I've followed some mates on a route I had not done before, using the NCR12 to avoid the busiest roads for getting North, out of London. I had not done the route 12 before, and I wasn't impress...
by londonbikerider
3 May 2019, 6:20pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: route suggestions: Ashford to Edenbridge
Replies: 1
Views: 115

route suggestions: Ashford to Edenbridge

Hello. I would appreciate any useful comments about this route, like roads that are too busy or paths that in real life aren't good to be ridden onto. https://cycle.travel/map/journey/99095 There are only short sections where I am supposed to push the bike, which I don't mind, but wondering about an...
by londonbikerider
5 Apr 2019, 8:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3571

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

(snip) << Edit : Graham : your descriptions to date were so vague as to cause a mite of annoyance. And this is the internet, where unguarded emotional responses are often encountered. >> Sorry to go back on this, but so far, I see the "emotional response" has gone far ahead from my OP. An...
by londonbikerider
5 Apr 2019, 8:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?
Replies: 86
Views: 3571

Re: Builders/lorries: are they allowed to park on cycle lanes?

https://image.spreadshirtmedia.com/image-server/v1/compositions/106841357/views/1,width=650,height=650,appearanceId=258,version=1547213188/keep-calm-and-relax-mens-shirt.jpg I had no idea this could have spiralled downwards to this extend. Would be nice if people would read all the messages -yes th...