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by SJSBrompton
13 Mar 2012, 8:42am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fudges cycles?
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: Fudges cycles?

Fudges in Epsom are great. At my previous company quite a few folks got their Cyclescheme bikes there (particularly Bromptons).
by SJSBrompton
9 Mar 2012, 8:47am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cyclists For Right Of Way Priority Petition
Replies: 41
Views: 9410

Re: Cyclists For Right Of Way Priority Petition

Potentially the same person is getting a fairly hostile reception over at the LFGSS forum - same argument, same lack of grammar.
by SJSBrompton
24 Feb 2012, 8:39am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Folding Bikes in Bags Reasonable Request?
Replies: 29
Views: 7084

Re: Folding Bikes in Bags Reasonable Request?

I travel on Southwest every week day for my regular commute, but I have yet to see this being enforced. Maybe they do on the services that go further out (Exeter, Weymouth?), but on the train to and from Windsor, I've yet to see a covered Brompton (and there are lots!!), plus some of the other brand...
by SJSBrompton
14 Feb 2012, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Ladies Jackets
Replies: 9
Views: 1335

Re: Ladies Jackets

I'm with eileithyia - I find a thicker jacket far too hot. Much better to dress in layers - I use the ladies Altura 'Kinetic' jacket - basically the one with black side panels on it. Its waterproof but that is about it. However, by layering up appropriately underneath, I manage to keep much warmer t...
by SJSBrompton
8 Feb 2012, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hammersmith Contraflow Lane
Replies: 8
Views: 808

Re: Hammersmith Contraflow Lane

Was it this end? As it looks like the lane ends and then 'directs' you to the right over a crossing and down Bridge Street. There don't appear to be any shared use path signs, and given how busy this end of King Street is, that isn't surprising. No idea why the council didn't just run the contraflow...
by SJSBrompton
7 Feb 2012, 4:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: £8m for Sustrans
Replies: 37
Views: 2949

Re: £8m for Sustrans

:lol: :rofl:
by SJSBrompton
6 Feb 2012, 9:07am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton
Replies: 36
Views: 9916

Re: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton

In hindsight (a wonderful thing) I do think that in the excitement and adrenaline rush of the race, I probably did set my saddle too low - I will do BWC again this year but be a little wiser; I'm never going to win anyway, I'm just there for the atmosphere; so I will take more time to get the saddle...
by SJSBrompton
3 Feb 2012, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton
Replies: 36
Views: 9916

Re: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton

The lack of a higher gear might not be! PS - would 2nd (top gear) on an S2 mean I'd be pedalling faster than in 3rd (top) on an M3L? On a nice flat road, I can keep up a decent speed in top gear on my existing Brompton, without pedalling particularly fast. thirdcrank - I'm not too fussed about how ...
by SJSBrompton
3 Feb 2012, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton
Replies: 36
Views: 9916

Re: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton

hexhome I'm actually only considering a 2-speed because of the huge (to me) weight differential when folded and carrying it up stairs/across station concourses/along station platforms. It didn't even occur to me originally to think about gearing, given my flat commute - and having only ever ridden a...
by SJSBrompton
3 Feb 2012, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton
Replies: 36
Views: 9916

Re: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton

I'd rather not fiddle with the gearing, given this is the only occasion on which I ever encounter a hill - Heathrow area is flat, Kingston area (centre anyway) is flat, as is the ride from one to the other - and my Central London commute from Waterloo to just before Hyde Park Corner. I am, however, ...
by SJSBrompton
31 Jan 2012, 4:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton
Replies: 36
Views: 9916

Hill Training - on a 3 speed Brompton

Last year I did the Brompton World Championships at Blenheim. I'm happy to cycle relatively long distances on the Brompton, and certainly in excess of the length of the course - but what I was not prepared for was the hills. I have a very flat commute in Central London, as was the commute at my prev...
by SJSBrompton
31 Jan 2012, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Can taxis go down this road?
Replies: 18
Views: 3045

Re: Can taxis go down this road?

At my local station (albeit not quite the same as on an actual road), use a camera mounted up, unsigned, on a lamp post to enforce the 'local buses only' sign at the front of the local station http://g.co/maps/mwftw This is quite popular for dropping people off, and taxis, apparently quite a few peo...
by SJSBrompton
27 Jan 2012, 5:20pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Royal Mail ditches bicycles for delivery - CEO responds
Replies: 47
Views: 22434

Re: Royal Mail ditches bicycles for delivery - CEO responds

One of my neighbours is a postman, and they aren't happy about having to walk a lot further rather than heading out on their bikes. This is in a London suburb. My thought would be that if some home shopping suppliers minimised packaging more, the perceived 'problem' wouldn't be as bad. A paperback b...
by SJSBrompton
17 Jan 2012, 2:46pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Positive action from tfl
Replies: 6
Views: 599

Re: Positive action from tfl

Al

Do you have an Oyster Card? Just wondering if that is where they get the email addresses from. I do live and work in London anyway, and I got this one this morning too. I was a little bit annoyed that the drivers bit wasn't included, what are the chances that drivers are going to look for it?
by SJSBrompton
16 Dec 2011, 8:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brompton B Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Brompton B Bag

Thanks John, I will have to try on the front I think, I have an S bag, but M type handlebars (I don't carry too much stuff for a girl!).