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by amaferanga
2 Jan 2021, 1:52pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Planet X London Rd frame/forks/parts
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Planet X London Rd frame/forks/parts

BB7 calipers now sold to KM2.
by amaferanga
2 Jan 2021, 9:13am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Planet X London Rd frame/forks/parts
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Planet X London Rd frame/forks/parts

Alternatively, I'd be willing to sell parts separately and post. Below prices not including postage. SRAM Rival left hand shifter - £20 SRAM Rival right hand shifter (broken return mechanism - spares or repair, but does still shift) - £5 SRAM Rival 11 speed chainset with the Stronglight Zircal/CT2 r...
by amaferanga
2 Jan 2021, 6:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer

I've cycled more this year than I have done for several years (since I moved to Greater Manchester and found out how crap the cycling is around here). Whereabouts? As an exile down south, there's loads of brilliant riding around Manchester. Near Bolton. There's isolated bits of good, but the behavi...
by amaferanga
1 Jan 2021, 10:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer

Those claiming its too boring on a turbo trainer should try Zwift.
by amaferanga
1 Jan 2021, 9:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer
Replies: 53
Views: 1744

Re: The psychology behind using a turbo trainer

I've cycled more this year than I have done for several years (since I moved to Greater Manchester and found out how crap the cycling is around here). Almost all on Zwift after buying a smart turbo at the start of lockdown in March. Many years ago I raced and trained through the winter on a regular ...
by amaferanga
1 Jan 2021, 4:05pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Planet X London Rd frame/forks/parts
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Planet X London Rd frame/forks/parts

I have a well used (and it shows - this isn't a pristine bike!) Planet X London Rd frame and forks with most of the parts needed for a complete bike that needs to go to free up space in the garage. You'll just need wheels, cassette and saddle. Frame size is medium (54cm virtual top tube) and stem is...
by amaferanga
11 Nov 2020, 1:18pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Help me surprise my hubby with a cycle trainer for Christmas please!
Replies: 41
Views: 1498

Re: Help me surprise my hubby with a cycle trainer for Christmas please!

A wheel off trainer will be more accurate when it comes to power and therefore when using software like Zwift will give a better experience. Definitely avoid a cheap non-smart trainer if the intention is to use it with Zwift as these are notoriously inaccurate. I have an Elite Direto OTS 2 which I b...
by amaferanga
15 Oct 2020, 7:50pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Greater Manchester to get huge increase in infrastructure
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Greater Manchester to get huge increase in infrastructure

Yes there's an active travel forum in Bolton. Without it I doubt we'd have any significant Bee Network schemes in the pipeline. There are some great people in Bolton Council, but sadly most councillors are stuck in the past and want more roads and still think that somehow just one more road will sol...
by amaferanga
15 Oct 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Greater Manchester to get huge increase in infrastructure
Replies: 11
Views: 758

Re: Greater Manchester to get huge increase in infrastructure

The weakest link with the Bee Network has always been expecting local authorities to proactively propose, develop and install schemes. As an example of how crap GM local authorities can be, even when they're being funded to do stuff, Bolton Council have been installing wand orca segregated lanes on ...
by amaferanga
12 Oct 2020, 7:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 3061

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Gotta laugh at the stone throwing. In much of South and SE Asia, many cyclists complain about the kids constantly saying "hello", "where you come from" or "where you going". What joy. I can deal with possible and surprise dog attacks, or the risk of robbery (big touch ...
by amaferanga
10 Oct 2020, 9:08pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: UK to Cape Town is it viable?
Replies: 79
Views: 3061

Re: UK to Cape Town is it viable?

Kids and adults in rural Ethiopia throw rocks to control their goats. So they're well practiced. Throwing rocks at tourists on bikes is in many cases a game, but some kids and adults are quite aggressive towards tourists. My worst experience was on a road never travelled by tourists (the back road t...
by amaferanga
31 Aug 2020, 9:45am
Forum: Family Cycling
Topic: Child bike trailer on Northern trains
Replies: 1
Views: 288

Child bike trailer on Northern trains

Does anyone have an recent experience with taking a kids bike trailer (Croozer 1) on Northern trains? There'd be two adults with bikes as well as the trailer. The trailer folds down so we'd probably fold it down on the platform before the train arrives so I guess it'd just look like a largish bit of...
by amaferanga
16 Aug 2020, 10:22am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.
Replies: 113
Views: 3171

Re: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.

I've cycled from Utrecht to Houten. It was a really pleasant ride - if I had a commute like that here in the UK I'd be over the moon about it. 100% safe streets and well surfaced cycle tracks with zero conflict. Houten is also incredible - cycle streets, cycle priority, a beautifully quiet town cent...
by amaferanga
15 Aug 2020, 2:45pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.
Replies: 113
Views: 3171

Re: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.

Even the most recent developments in NL like Houten, a suburb of Utrecht, they built a lovely dual carriageway for the motorists around the suburb that go all the way to Utrecht itself, the saving grace is that it has a direct cycle path, one of the few direct from a suburb, try getting to Central ...
by amaferanga
7 Aug 2020, 9:52pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.
Replies: 113
Views: 3171

Re: Fendon Road Roundabout, Cambridge.

"In the Netherlands the guidelines are clear: in the built-up area cycling must have priority over motor traffic and outside the built-up area it is the other way around" This doesn't fit with your statement: "The Dutch compared the relative safety of giving priority to cyclists or mo...