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by gcogger
11 Sep 2020, 10:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black cyclists targeted
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: Black cyclists targeted

Mike Sales wrote:It's about time this excuse was removed.


I wholeheartedly agree. In fact, didn't the ruling here do exactly that - i.e. remove the excuse? It seems to be what the DM are moaning about (which is usually a good sign that something positive has happened :D )
by gcogger
11 Sep 2020, 4:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Black cyclists targeted
Replies: 18
Views: 1373

Re: Black cyclists targeted

How do we go from one cyclist being stopped one time by a small group of policemen to 'Black cyclists targeted'? How about 'Cyclists in tight leggings targeted'? Or 'Cyclists named Emmanuel targeted'? Or 'Cyclists who refuse (even if justified) to comply with an instruction by policeman targeted'? G...
by gcogger
23 Aug 2020, 8:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: On One Geoff v OG bars?
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: On One Geoff v OG bars?

Probably not much help, but I bought the OG V2 for a similar purpose, to replace the (almost) straight bars on my Trek FX3. They were only £14 in the Planet X sale, so I didn't have much to lose. I think they've helped a little with aching wrists (getting old and arthritic, I think!), and certainly ...
by gcogger
11 Aug 2020, 10:06am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.
Replies: 93
Views: 2330

Re: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.

Given that this is a new concept for most motorists, I'd expect to see very large and obvious signs (on entry and exit) saying "GIVE WAY TO CYCLISTS ON ENTRY AND EXIT" or similar. The impression I get (and I could very well be wrong - I've only seen those news reports) is that they're rely...
by gcogger
30 Jul 2020, 11:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

Re: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?

re elephant bike gearing; FWIW 38/20 gearing is compared with 38/27 gearing here http://ritzelrechner.de/?GR=SAAW&KB=38&RZ=20&UF=2100&TF=90&SL=2.6&UN=MPH&DV=gearInches&GR2=SAAW&KB2=38&RZ2=27&UF2=2100 Note the usual rear hub is Sturmey Archer X-RD3. This w...
by gcogger
30 Jul 2020, 9:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

Re: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?

531colin wrote:And you can gear it down pretty cheaply with a smaller chainwheel. https://spacycles.co.uk/m8b0s109p2188/STRONGLIGHT-ST55-Single-Chainset

Might be worth a look - is that the right one for an Elephant bike, or just an example?
by gcogger
30 Jul 2020, 9:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

Re: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?

Also depends on where the op lives, if Norfolk , then elephant bike will be fine, if in welsh mountains then no . What's wrong with getting off a pushing up hill ? It's all exercise, and someone of 170kg is going to really struggle to ride up a significant hill any way. I'd say go elephant bike, ti...
by gcogger
29 Jul 2020, 7:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?
Replies: 38
Views: 1469

Re: Trying to find a suitable bike at 27st?

I'm not sure I'd recommend an Elephant bike if you're overweight and just starting out. My wife went for one recently, partly because of her weight. While she does like the bike, it has nearly put her off cycling. The combination of (significant!) weight and the very limited range of gears means tha...