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by Claireysmurf
13 Jan 2014, 11:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bromptons - Not Impressed
Replies: 120
Views: 23080

Re: Bromptons - Not Impressed

I haven't taken my Brompton on a train in ages. I love its portability though as it stops me needing to lock it up. I must admit I have been feeling low on energy and did find the bike heavy taking it around John Lewis (and up to the 3rd floor café) today
by Claireysmurf
13 Jan 2014, 11:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

If men are allowed in what is the point in calling it a women's section? Apart from saddles how many other female specific cycling issues can you think of? Perceived safety when riding alone Frame fit and relative lack of female fit bikes Cycle clothing. Padding in shorts always seems to be male sp...
by Claireysmurf
13 Jan 2014, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What makes bikes handle?
Replies: 41
Views: 9485

Re: What makes bikes handle?

Colin's asked this and I agreed with him. What does the OP wish to achieve? I would seem that whatever it is the Croix de Fer hasn't realised it,that's not be a fault of the bike but of the expectations of it IMO. I have almost created 'every bike you ever need' but something that feels far less li...
by Claireysmurf
13 Jan 2014, 10:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

If men are allowed in what is the point in calling it a women's section? Apart from saddles how many other female specific cycling issues can you think of? Perceived safety when riding alone Frame fit and relative lack of female fit bikes Cycle clothing. Padding in shorts always seems to be male sp...
by Claireysmurf
13 Jan 2014, 12:03am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gents Bikes with Front Racks Only
Replies: 11
Views: 8013

Re: Gents Bikes with Front Racks Only

Stop worrying what people think. My last post was just a weak attempt at a joke. I thought Andrew Mitchell's bike/basket combo was brilliantly practical.
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 11:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

Isn't this an issue of cycling promotion and inclusion for women rather than six ism?
Claire
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 11:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gents Bikes with Front Racks Only
Replies: 11
Views: 8013

Re: Gents Bikes with Front Racks Only

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25705250
I think Andrew Mitchell has damaged the credibility of men riding with wicker baskets on their bikes :D
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 11:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

ukdodger wrote:Supportive manner?? I've yet to meet the female cyclist afraid of cycling with men. Even for the first time. It seems to me the younger female cyclists want to be in the company of male cyclists.

How can you say that for sure? I know plenty of younger women who prefer cycling with other women.
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 10:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blind Tandeming
Replies: 10
Views: 12284

Re: Blind Tandeming

Pedal Power in Cardiff have a monthly blind tandem group. I keep meaning to volunteer as a sighted captain. Some bits I found from a quick search. Hope they are of some use http://www.visionaware.org/section.aspx?FolderID=8&SectionID=119&TopicID=493&DocumentID=5867 http://www.lifecycleuk...
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 10:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

Segregated rides? Breeze by British cycling? http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze/Index Beats me why anyone would want to ride segregated. I can only speak for myself but I much prefer rides both a mixture of gender and age. They make for a far more interesting ride. Introduces new female riders to cycl...
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 10:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Not enough women on the forum
Replies: 344
Views: 22424

Re: Not enough women on the forum

Segregated rides? Breeze by British cycling? http://www.goskyride.com/Breeze/Index
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Gents Bikes with Front Racks Only
Replies: 11
Views: 8013

Re: Gents Bikes with Front Racks Only

Because bikes behave better with the load (mainly) on the bike?
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 7:39pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Freewheeling speed
Replies: 32
Views: 7524

Re: Freewheeling speed

I think I have managed 40mph downhill. Someone earlier mentioned terminal speed. I think that term makes me think that I don't want to exceed 40!
by Claireysmurf
12 Jan 2014, 6:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What constitutes a "hilly" route
Replies: 32
Views: 17141

Re: What constitutes a "hilly" route

fluffybunnyuk wrote:I have 3 sets of speed humps in my road, it being only 40metres long Id say that was hilly... :mrgreen:

Chapeau