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by gbnz
18 Jun 2019, 5:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclist 50% to blame for hitting pedestrian
Replies: 26
Views: 541

Re: Cyclist blamed in cyclist-pedestrian collision

And the epidemic of smartphones, and people using them obliviously, is nowadays a constant menace. How many times have I encountered pedestrians utterly blind and deaf to anything happening around them, their entire attention focused on that beastly little rectangle of plastic! Love the bias in the...
by gbnz
18 Jun 2019, 12:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 54
Views: 1305

Re: About bike shops for big people?

consciousness.... our consciousness? I did refer to conscious action rather than consciouness, which is of course a different concept. And referring to conscious action, suppose I've finished eating for the day having had a couple of Pain Au Chocolats. I wouldn't want to be an obese cyclist, having...
by gbnz
18 Jun 2019, 10:39am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 54
Views: 1305

Re: About bike shops for big people?

........ It is not a moral failing that you can change from willpower........ it is a change through willpower. Only willpower will stop over eating,smoking or drug abuse,the right help may be needed but ultimately it's the person's want to stop and taking the next step to actually stopping that do...
by gbnz
17 Jun 2019, 8:15am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 67
Views: 1459

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Hitting 38mph at 10.02 this morning, arriving for a freshly baked pain au chocolate at 10.04 (NB. End of ride) and arriving back home, literally 4-5 seconds before it began to rain. A great ride :wink: Did you weight that pain au chocolat and place it's colours on the Adobe colour space? Hopefully ...
by gbnz
16 Jun 2019, 6:54pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things that make you disproportionately happy.
Replies: 67
Views: 1459

Re: Things that make you disproportionately happy.

Hitting 38mph at 10.02 this morning, arriving for a freshly baked pain au chocolate at 10.04 (NB. End of ride) and arriving back home, literally 4-5 seconds before it began to rain. A great ride :wink:
by gbnz
16 Jun 2019, 6:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 54
Views: 1305

Re: About bike shops for big people?

random37 wrote:There's a distinct lack of empathy in your attitude


Hmm..empathy? Whats your weight?

Something in the title gives it away - "BIG" people
by gbnz
16 Jun 2019, 10:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 54
Views: 1305

Re: About bike shops for big people?

Something needs to be done to help these people - it's obvious from some of the jokes in this thread that they aren't going to get this from their local cycling club. Hmm...I've a morbidly obese younger brother and younger sister. The pair of them are perhaps 2.5 times my weight, my brother not bei...
by gbnz
16 Jun 2019, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 54
Views: 1305

Re: About bike shops for big people?

... True, but surely it'll get bigger and bigger? (NB. Can't help but think of the increasing size of huge 4/4's on the road, with an invariably bigger and bigger driver sitting behind the wheel) Unlike the car trade, the more successful a bike business is selling bikes to those built for comfort r...
by gbnz
16 Jun 2019, 7:32am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: About bike shops for big people?
Replies: 54
Views: 1305

Re: About bike shops for big people?

reohn2 wrote:
I agree,the market isn't large enough to sustain such a business.


True, but surely it'll get bigger and bigger? (NB. Can't help but think of the increasing size of huge 4/4's on the road, with an invariably bigger and bigger driver sitting behind the wheel)
by gbnz
15 Jun 2019, 1:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Trousers and commuting
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Trousers and commuting

Mattievrs wrote:Hey,

I use a shirt shuttle for my daily shirt transporting s.


What's a shirt shuttle. And if you can transport your shirts, why can't you transport you trousers?
by gbnz
15 Jun 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What are the chances of double brake failure?
Replies: 32
Views: 1005

Re: What are the chances?

Is it not beyond the capability of manufacturers to insert some sort of audible warning at the point pads need changing? Shouldn't they be thinking "outside of the box" and have an automatic recall system in place? You know, so every 1000 miles the bike would be recalled to the factory, b...
by gbnz
13 Jun 2019, 1:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing
Replies: 13
Views: 739

Re: Cleaning is SOOOOOOO confusing

Graham wrote:A subject for which many many reams of internet pages have been writ . . . . . .


Don't know why, but the subject always reminds me of a Radio 4 comedy, "But Officer, why do we have to drive on this side of the road?" and similar
by gbnz
13 Jun 2019, 7:09am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Best Bike (very) Overweight
Replies: 46
Views: 1511

Re: Best Bike (very) Overweight

dommyb wrote:..

What bike to buy to lose weight s


Concentrate on the basics. Buying and consuming yet another thing won't make the slightest bit of difference
by gbnz
10 Jun 2019, 8:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Halfords online
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Halfords online

Redvee wrote: Only downside is they have my email address so I'll be getting emails with telling me about items .


There's a post only option (I chose). Though I'd always use junk email addresses when it's required
by gbnz
10 Jun 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice on how to maintain a bike when living in a flat.
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Advice on how to maintain a bike when living in a flat.

I've rented 2-3 flats over the last five years, due to work. The bikes are stored inside 12 months of the year, the current place being a bit small, I've used a huge built in wardrobe to hang the a bike up that I've not been using (Nb. Both previous places had a bicycle room (NB. I believe Letting A...