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by mark a.
4 Aug 2018, 10:42am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Odd experiences while cycling
Replies: 109
Views: 3187

Re: Odd experiences while cycling

brynpoeth wrote:I am sure the Silent Majority agrees with me :D


No we don't.
by mark a.
18 Jun 2018, 9:45am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High end step through frames
Replies: 23
Views: 1400

Re: High end step through frames

I've no experience, but if you're talking high end and step through then the first brand that pops into my head is Moulton.
by mark a.
17 Jun 2018, 8:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone used See.Sense lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 3977

Re: See.Sense bike lights

I see that the data from the scheme that Ivorcadaver's cheap light was part of is being reported in the BBC here . It seems like a nice use of data. There must be a reason for Manchester to pay for subsidised lights as opposed to asking Strava (who also do heat maps). Perhaps the Strava crowd are to...
by mark a.
16 Mar 2018, 9:31am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London? - video
Replies: 11
Views: 2366

Why Isn't Cycling Normal in London? - video

This is brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gohSeOYheXg

It's funny and informative, as Jay's videos usually are. You can stop once you get to the advert at the end. Hopefully there will be a follow-on video or two.
by mark a.
12 Feb 2018, 8:11am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone used See.Sense lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 3977

Re: See.Sense bike lights

Thanks John. That's useful information. I didn't get the See.Sense lights in the end. I bought some dynamo lighting for my bike for the "always on" nature of them, plus some cheap Lezyne and Knog (basically what was on sale on Wiggle at the time) flashing rear lights as extra safety to go ...
by mark a.
9 Feb 2018, 10:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Anyone used See.Sense lights?
Replies: 42
Views: 3977

Re: See.Sense bike lights

New app installed. Several e mails exchanged with see.sense, still not working. Which recycling bin should I use for this useless piece of junk? I'd be very upset if I'd paid £80 list price. Oh that's a shame. As the OP I'm still sort of interested in how they work (and it sounds like yours is even...
by mark a.
24 Jan 2018, 9:59pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.
Replies: 45
Views: 21118

Re: Cycle magazine not in plastic please.

It might be one of those things where sending the magazines in plastic is *more* environmentally friendly than dealing with returns / replacements / re-deliveries of less-protected magazines that get ripped, sodden etc. The latter requires more paper, more carbon from the delivery vans etc.
by mark a.
30 Sep 2017, 4:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 20379

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

reohn2 wrote:IMO this post misses the point of the thread,which is to sort out which is true progress and which is smoke and mirrors.


:lol:
by mark a.
19 Sep 2017, 11:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: CTC's Crash Kit app
Replies: 10
Views: 1076

Re: CTC's Crash Kit app

To resurrect this thread, I've just updated my iPhone to iOS 11 and, to no surprise, the CTC Crash Kit app no longer works. iOS tells me that the developer needs to update the app. I never did get round to bother emailing HQ before, so I've sent an email now. I assume I won't get a useful answer, bu...
by mark a.
18 Sep 2017, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?
Replies: 512
Views: 20379

Re: Cycling as a whole; losing the plot...?

There's always room for another moan, it seems. It wasn't that long ago that people were complaining about hipster fixie riders (we still do, to some extent, especially after the recent court case). So from the super-simple fixie to the over-complicated MAMIL-machine we have all bases covered as tar...
by mark a.
31 Aug 2017, 2:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is the point of Tubeless tyres ?
Replies: 63
Views: 3813

Re: What is the point of Tubeless tyres ?

I know i get told off for this but ... There is an amazing amount of "Emperors New Clothes" in cycle marketing ..... Rafts of gadgets and gizmos that exist only because they can.. not because we need them ...... And a "Cyclist and his money etc"........ :roll: I'll tell you off....
by mark a.
9 Aug 2017, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What is the point of Tubeless tyres ?
Replies: 63
Views: 3813

Re: What is the point of Tubeless tyres ?

Jesus Christ, calm down landsurfer. No need to be so hysterical and vindictive about it all.
by mark a.
3 Aug 2017, 10:18pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Brompton Electric. Game changer?
Replies: 22
Views: 4172

Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

I think the Gocycle is also an interesting bike, but it's not really a folding bike. More like stowable - better for travel than for commuting. The Brompton is such an iconic bike (in the UK at least), so I think that making it electric will be very interesting. Plus I think the way the "batter...
by mark a.
31 Jul 2017, 11:50am
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Brompton Electric. Game changer?
Replies: 22
Views: 4172

Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Link , with specifications here Interesting. Could be a very important bike. People seem to enjoy electric bikes (I haven't tried one) but so far they've been mostly hybrids or chunky cargo bikes & MTB. People love Bromptons. The two together could be amazing. Included lights, USB charging etc ...