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by alanesq
7 Jul 2012, 9:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Canal Towpaths
Replies: 12
Views: 12365

Re: Canal Towpaths

by alanesq
5 Jul 2012, 6:10am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Where is the boundary between person on bike and cyclist?
Replies: 165
Views: 14616

Re: Where is the boundary between person on bike and cyclist

If the only form of transport you use is a cycle then you are a cyclist ;-)
by alanesq
4 Jul 2012, 11:02pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The biggest/oddest load you've carried by cycle?
Replies: 25
Views: 86257

Re: The biggest/oddest load you've carried by cycle?

I built myself a heavy duty trailer for carrying "big stuff" and on it I have carried a sofa and a washing machine amongst other things.... http://alanesq.com/trailer/sofa.jpg I wouldn't like to do any great distance with this sort of load but for moving stuff a couple of miles it is no pr...
by alanesq
1 Jul 2012, 10:14pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Advice please re music files/music in the home
Replies: 25
Views: 5617

Re: Advice please re music files/music in the home

A laptop computer may be worth considering it could access the MP3 files on your main PC via wifi, you can get a decent small laptop on eBay for around £100 and it would be handy for lots of other stuff (e.g. internet access) You can then also listen to the radio or use http://listen.grooveshark.com...
by alanesq
28 Jun 2012, 5:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £50,000 prize for anti bike theft device
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

Re: £50,000 prize for anti bike theft device

I like this idea (leave it up a lamp post ;-) )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbQu_IVUURA
by alanesq
28 Jun 2012, 2:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: £50,000 prize for anti bike theft device
Replies: 65
Views: 7301

Re: £50,000 prize for anti bike theft device

How about some kind of insurance policy cycle owners can buy which rather than paying to replace the bike if stolen it pays for private investigators to try and find who took the bike and to take all possible legal action against the thief if they are found? or, some way of marking all cycle compone...
by alanesq
27 Jun 2012, 6:31pm
Forum: Stolen, Lost, Found, etc.
Topic: Very few locked bikes stolen?
Replies: 10
Views: 2236

Re: Very few locked bikes stolen?

Mine had a lock cut off it in a local supermarket car park - turns out it is happening a lot but they didn't bother recording on the cctv camera pointing at the bike parking area (I parked there because of the CCTV camera !) - This is in a Nottingham suburb BTW - It was a £10 cable lock though which...
by alanesq
26 Jun 2012, 9:11am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: The Times Campaign for safer cycling
Replies: 261
Views: 25335

Re: The Times Campaign for safer cycling

I had 3 motorbikes and a car but I got rid of them all a few years ago and now just use a cycle, so it is possible to exist without owning a car. and I have to say that I have never looked back - life is so much less stressful without a car The grip the car gets on you is that it allows you to easil...
by alanesq
25 Jun 2012, 8:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Today (Road Rage Story)
Replies: 22
Views: 4401

Re: Today (Road Rage Story)

I would highly recommend getting a camera - if anything happens like this it is just your word against the other persons (and likely a passenger) if you don't have any video. It is very unlikely anyone else will volunteer as a witness. I never go anywhere without my camera running, it is also handy ...
by alanesq
24 Jun 2012, 6:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What single/fixie do you ride?
Replies: 29
Views: 9376

Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

I watched the Mash SF movie. I understand I got a rather distorted view of riding a fixie :shock: , but I know I want one. Would a horizontal dropout or a track fork be more suitable? If I'm a 56/57cm frame on a road bike am I the same on a fixie? Thank you very much. Enjoying looking at the beauti...
by alanesq
23 Jun 2012, 7:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: No confidence riding in traffic
Replies: 17
Views: 6878

Re: No confidence riding in traffic

I agree, if you ride close to the gutter it is startling the difference it makes to how close the cars pass you !
I think it is because if you are close to the side they think they can just squeeze through, if you are further out they have to slow down and overtake rather than just force through?
by alanesq
23 Jun 2012, 5:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What single/fixie do you ride?
Replies: 29
Views: 9376

Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Si wrote:80 inches? with all that iron work on the front...you'll soon have thighs like tree trunks :P Very nice looking bike.

lol - yes, I know it is far to high by all normal wisdom, but it is what works for me (I think I have slow speed legs ;-) )
by alanesq
23 Jun 2012, 10:40am
Forum: On the road
Topic: What single/fixie do you ride?
Replies: 29
Views: 9376

Re: What single/fixie do you ride?

Just finished rebuilding this one - I have converted it to fixed (80")
Not sure what make it is, could be a Phillips c1950 (still looking into this)

Image
by alanesq
16 Jun 2012, 1:36pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Trailer or Panniers
Replies: 29
Views: 10155

Re: Trailer or Panniers

I know it is probably not the sort of quality you are looking for when touring, but I have had several of these panniers:

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sjsc-black-hook-on-rear-pannier-bags-prod11550/

they are very good for the money
by alanesq
16 Jun 2012, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Most inventive insult when cycling
Replies: 47
Views: 13428

Re: Most inventive insult when cycling

In any exchange I always got the standard "you fat ******" type insults but I have recently lost a lot of weight and so am looking forward to finding out what I get now instead - so far nothing of interest to report ;-)