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by dkmwt
10 Aug 2007, 8:50am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Obesity
Replies: 109
Views: 14919

and my right foot got caught up in the pedal straps Down I went. Oh well, it's happened to us all It happened to me years ago with SPD's on my Record Sprint. I got to a roundabout, in the right hand lane as I was turning right. Disconnected the left foot but over balanced to the right. So that's th...
by dkmwt
10 Aug 2007, 8:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many people cycle-commute all year round?
Replies: 83
Views: 16220

Yup, the only difference in the gears is the gear cable. It has outter all the way, rather than just the first and last bit. This is because of the up and down movement of the back end. I also have a special carrier that bolts on just in front of the pivot point. That picture is actually the one on ...
by dkmwt
10 Aug 2007, 12:46am
Forum: On the road
Topic: How many people cycle-commute all year round?
Replies: 83
Views: 16220

All year! All weathers! No choice apart from public transport but I don't trust that going to work. When I first started doing it in 1984 it was 10 miles each way. Then about 7 miles for about 6 years. Then down to just under 5 miles until burnt down in 2005. Now it's only 2.5 each way. 3 days a wee...
by dkmwt
8 Aug 2007, 4:50pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: LEJOG Beginners
Replies: 37
Views: 10784

I'm making plans to do it starting the 26th July 2008 for 2 weeks. I'll be on my trike which is getting an upgrade tomorrow. My mate Graham who at the moment is an unfit taxi driver, is doing it on an upwrong. He says he'll be ready. To get over the return trip problem we are trying to get a camper ...
by dkmwt
8 Aug 2007, 10:15am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: BSM Driving School advert
Replies: 36
Views: 7750

Blimey £1100 for Car Insurance !!!!! :shock: :shock: even before all the other costs are added!!!! :shock: :shock: I could buy a brand new cycle EVERY YEAR This is exactly the thing that makes me feel better about not being allowed to drive. Due to slighty poor eyesight even with glasses or contact...
by dkmwt
7 Aug 2007, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Stratford-upon-Avon to Solihull
Replies: 4
Views: 811

Some things to consider before doing this: How far is this distance? Not got time to look it up. Are you an experienced recumbent rider? Although the same muscles are used they are used in a different way. Is it a trike or bike? anybody can ride a trike (no need to balance) bikes because of the diff...
by dkmwt
6 Aug 2007, 1:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Elevated cycle tubes
Replies: 17
Views: 2987

Ok, so we managed to get the highway code changed, now for more pressing matters -- elevated cycle tubes! Please lend your support by signing the petition: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/elevatedcycling/ I hope David Trethewey who made the petition (who I haven't met) doesn't mind me reposting the peti...
by dkmwt
2 Aug 2007, 11:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike insurance to cover Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 871

That doesn't cover me for accidents and the like whilst out riding though.


I have mine with the Pru and my contents ins has liability cover and accidental damage.
by dkmwt
2 Aug 2007, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike insurance to cover Ireland
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Get it specified on your hoome contents insurance. Then as long as it is securely locked to a permanant object it's fine.
by dkmwt
2 Aug 2007, 1:59pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: How much is left of your bike.
Replies: 35
Views: 5147

I once had a Raleigh Record Sprint that I bought in 1984. Sadly it was in my shed in April 2003 when it was burnt out. All that was left of it was the frame, crank, handle bar stem and a few other bits that didn't melt in the heat. The only original parts on it at the time were the handle bars and t...
by dkmwt
28 Jul 2007, 10:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Basic questions - Underpants or not? How many panels?
Replies: 17
Views: 2516

My solution to saddle soreness, buy a recumbent. Since riding one I've forgotten what it's like to get saddle sore.
by dkmwt
27 Jul 2007, 11:54am
Forum: On the road
Topic: just an idea
Replies: 11
Views: 1789

I find all the Plymouth supermarkets have ample cycle parking. The city centre is also very easy to park, as they put up huge permanant poles for xmas decorations about every 25 yards. Also I can think of 14 places in the town centre where there are hoops/bars specially for cycles. As for someone el...
by dkmwt
22 Jul 2007, 6:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Drivers who don't give way at roundabouts
Replies: 37
Views: 6482

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I been riding a trice S for nearly 2 years now. I've always wondered what damage my chainrings would do to the side of the many cars that ignore my presence. Especially when travelling at 25+ mph. Or a pedestrians leg for that matter.
by dkmwt
21 Jul 2007, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Using Butterfly Bars
Replies: 31
Views: 8079

9494arnold beat me to it, I was going to say buy a recumbent trike, it supports your back entirely. I've found it to be so comfy that I've vowed never to ride an upwrong again. I've also forgotten what it's like to have a sore butt from a bike seat. If you take a look at my pics in the link below yo...
by dkmwt
16 Jul 2007, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cylcover insurance: How much should I insure for?
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

The best thing to do is work out how much it cost to buy including all the extras and get it insured on your house contents ins. If you haven't got contents ins try going to the Pru and getting it insured on it's own. That's what I did when I bought anything that costs to get replaced before I moved...