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by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 10:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5130

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

do you want 50mm tyres with or without mudguards? There is quite a big difference. Also the frame size makes a difference too; unless the frame is above a certain size a design that accepts fat tyres on 700C wheels is going to be heavily compromised. cheers Ideally ability to take mudguards but eve...
by pedals2slowly
26 Feb 2019, 10:07am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5130

Re: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

Easier to get what you want in 26inch wheel frame. My touring bike is a Thorn Raven Tour. It has the all steel construction and great tyre clearance but it has V-brakes which work with special pads on tungsten impregnated rims. I've four bikes with hydraulic discs and they're better. Never used mec...
by pedals2slowly
25 Feb 2019, 9:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?
Replies: 75
Views: 5130

Can you recommend all steel 700c disc brake big clearance frame?

I have multiple bikes, I've been touring for 45 years, I've been off-road in over 40 countries, I know what I want. My 'rough stuff' bike has rigid/harsh carbon (disc) front forks, whereas my Roberts tandem and Gary Fisher MTB have comfy steel (disc) forks. I'm looking at a Shand Stoater to replace ...
by pedals2slowly
26 Oct 2018, 1:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike by air
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Sending an eBike by air

That's Royal Mail. There are other carriers. In any case they're allowed when part of a device and the device is an ebike power pack. See my post above CAA prohibition of Lithium batteries. Read my full post quoting what Royal Mail/Parcelforce say. Batteries are allowed as long as they're not on th...
by pedals2slowly
26 Oct 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike by air
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Sending an eBike by air

Why not post the battery to the first place you're staying at or if that's not practical poste restante to the closest post office to your destination airport. Because you're not allowed to post batteries on their own. https://www.royalmail.com/business/system/files/Royal-Mail-prohibitions-and-rest...
by pedals2slowly
26 Oct 2018, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Sending an eBike by air
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Sending an eBike by air

Why not post the battery to the first place you're staying at or if that's not practical poste restante to the closest post office to your destination airport. Because you're not allowed to post batteries on their own. https://www.royalmail.com/business/system/files/Royal-Mail-prohibitions-and-rest...
by pedals2slowly
26 Oct 2018, 12:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

:lol: Disqualifying all opinions that a road is unpleasant to ride if the rider doesn't ride it often seems a great way to declare all roads as great to cycle on! The point is how can you make a sensible judgement if you don't know the road and the local conditions? Why shouldn't cyclists use Worce...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 8:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

How about a 5 year old, someone with limited mobility/physical ability, how about a 105 year old? If it isn't accessible for all then it's not safe enough and is unridable except for the confident and have good riding skills, even people with the skills will not want to ride on such roads simply th...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 8:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

You are entitled to your opinion that City Walls Road and Deansway are "safe and rideable", but it's not one I share, nor is it that of a couple of people I know who spend their time actively campaigning for better cycling conditions in Worcester. You don't mention how often you have cycl...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 2:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

Exactly! You lack reality and logic, saying it's safe, but that the motorists on it need educating. Both cannot be true. Far from being disconnected, my reply connects the parts of your earlier claims up. It seemed pretty clear you feel that RF has not "learned basic safe riding skills". ...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 2:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

Describing something like this (City Walls Road) - a multi-lane road where motorists hare between a series of roundabouts and traffic lights - as safe for cyclists and rideable, while describing segregated infrastructure like this (the Embankment, London) as "counter productive" is, I gue...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 2:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

mjr wrote:Previously debunked


So because a forum seems to think one way that is proof nowadays is it?
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 2:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

There are two small flaws in that logic: 1. In general, it's not a great idea to assume posters on here lack training or experience. I've been riding about 40 years and many of them know far more than me. 2. In this case, you might like to click Richard Fairhurst's username, then "Search user'...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 2:02pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Cargo Bike Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1666

Re: Cargo Bike Conversion

Hi Pedals2slowly, Thanks for your thoughts on this matter. The more I read about conversion kits the more I come to realise that not all 250W motors are the same! The Bafang 48v SWX02 Woosh supply would appear to ideal for low speed grunt and with the 17A controller should produce in theory 816W ma...
by pedals2slowly
25 Oct 2018, 3:30am
Forum: On the road
Topic: City centre cycling ban
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: City centre cycling ban

Such a ban is very disappointing. Worcester's street layout is such that the pedestrianised streets are enclosed by two basically unrideable A roads - Deansway to the west, City Walls Road to the east. Incorrect, Deansway and City Walls are safe and rideable if you have learned basic safe riding sk...