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by quiksilver
25 Oct 2011, 5:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Getting chainline straight on a fixed wheel bike
Replies: 23
Views: 2493

Re: Getting chainline straight on a fixed wheel bike

My chainline is a couple of mill out, about three i would say, been riding mine like that for three years with no problems.
by quiksilver
23 Oct 2011, 11:03am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Re: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

I had a little ride round our estate on it yesterday afternoon and I have to say it felt odd, but then i usually ride a racer with 700c wheels and a different riding position. The quality seems pretty good for the price and you get a substantial carry bag with it and a rather poor front light, but f...
by quiksilver
23 Oct 2011, 10:47am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder
Replies: 17
Views: 14936

Decathlon Sports - £99.99 Btwin Folder

As the title says Decathlon Sorts are selling their entry level folder, the B fold, on special offer at the moment of £99.99 if you collect in store. Thought I would pick one up and give riding a folder a go.
by quiksilver
6 Oct 2011, 7:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Baggy-ish longs?
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: Baggy-ish longs?

As it turns chillier I usually don my Humvees with a pair of Nike jogging tights underneath, when the Humvees are in the wash I usually wear my favourite stretch jeans. Been using these for the last three years, they are just about broken in now.
by quiksilver
5 Oct 2011, 9:04am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad start to Monday morning.
Replies: 46
Views: 4684

Re: Sad start to Monday morning.

Someone at the scene was saying that the victim was initially struck by a car and this dismounted her, the lorry then drove over her but hadn't previously seen her. The lorry driver was very shaken up and the ambulance services had him hooked up to some sort of monitor for quite a lengthy period of ...
by quiksilver
5 Oct 2011, 8:59am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars for bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2488

Re: Cars for bikes

My local tip, St Day, now no longer allows me to take waste from home there in my van. I have been told that I have to apply for a contractors waste transfer licence if I want to. I personally wouldnt dump rubbish in the streets but when councils do things like this is it a wonder fly tipping is so ...
by quiksilver
5 Oct 2011, 8:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars for bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2488

Re: Cars for bikes

The only drawback is that everytime I use the Dartford Crossing I get hit for £2 to use it as thats the commercial vehicle charge. It frustrates me as my van is used for private use and I only use the crossing once a week. And my vehicle is quite small and light in weight. I can't quite see why I am...
by quiksilver
5 Oct 2011, 7:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars for bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2488

Re: Cars for bikes

I picked up my Combo secondhand from the Post Office after they had their three year clearout. I paid 2.5k for it with no VAT, 60k on the clock, full service history and security locks. It is only a 1300 diesel so I dont thrash it but rather encourage it along, I think it is designed more for city d...
by quiksilver
5 Oct 2011, 7:43am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Locks
Replies: 17
Views: 2863

Re: Locks

I have an Abus gold lock but its far too heavy to carry for everyday commuting, so I gave it to my son instead. I personally carry a Kryptonite Evo Mini, but then I am only commuting with little likelyhood of having to stop much and lock up for long periods. If I did I would probably get a second Ev...
by quiksilver
3 Oct 2011, 2:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad start to Monday morning.
Replies: 46
Views: 4684

Re: Sad start to Monday morning.

Cyclist, one would assume there will be plenty of CCTV.
by quiksilver
3 Oct 2011, 1:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad start to Monday morning.
Replies: 46
Views: 4684

Re: Sad start to Monday morning.

Kings Cross station in central London. Very sadly it is a fatality, I dont know who or how, she is covered currently with a police tent while photos and road measurements are being taken. It is eeriely silent outside.
by quiksilver
3 Oct 2011, 1:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cars for bikes
Replies: 26
Views: 2488

Re: Cars for bikes

I am fortunetely passed the point of needing a car with rear seats so have been using car derived vans for the past ten years. My racer fits very nicely in the back of my Vauxhall Combo. Took it away with me on holiday recently to the New Forest along with everyone elses luggage, one weeks food and ...
by quiksilver
3 Oct 2011, 12:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Sad start to Monday morning.
Replies: 46
Views: 4684

Sad start to Monday morning.

A woman has just been hit by a car that has driven off just outside my workplace, sadly I think she didnt make it.
by quiksilver
30 Sep 2011, 9:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: S1
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re: S1

I saw a limosene once around Mayfair with no registration plates, I assume it was something belonging to the royal household? It did look odd though with no plates.
by quiksilver
30 Sep 2011, 9:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Out today
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: Out today

I lived in Cornwall for 8 years but sadly now have to be in London for work, but I always used to think I would much rather be in Cornwall in the rain than London.