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by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 7:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do You Like Your Dahon Folding Bike?
Replies: 25
Views: 12518

Re: Do You Like Your Dahon Folding Bike?

I've a friend owns a bike shop and Dahon is all he'll stick.

Mainly because of excellent availability of spares and the sheer bombproof
nature of the bikes themselves.
by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 1:57am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just mad?
Replies: 79
Views: 5850

Re: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just

But this thread IS about Boris and his despicable comments! There are bad drivers as there are bad cyclists. But to make political capital out of such carnage is a filthy response. Not unexpected from the mouth of what Benjamin Zephania described as 'The most dangerous political entity in Britain' B...
by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 1:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking about a fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 2430

Re: Thinking about a fixed

There's a nice fixed/free for sale in the Bikes for Sale thread.
A proper classic British Claud Butler. Worth s look.
by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 1:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking about a fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 2430

Re: Thinking about a fixed

A lot of people buy flip flop wheels. Basically a fixed on one side and free on the other such you can just flip about. It's an easier way to transition into fixed wheel riding which some folk find intimidating. I have four friends who are all bike shop owners and all ride single speed or fixed Octo...
by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 12:47am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking about a fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 2430

Re: Thinking about a fixed

I ride a 66" gear and there's very few hills I cannot easy conquer with it!
by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 12:44am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Thinking about a fixed
Replies: 26
Views: 2430

Re: Thinking about a fixed

You might think about a single speed freewheel bike instead. All the low to no maintenance benefits of a fixed (plus a very lightweight bike) with none of the sore knees associated with back pedal braking. The only servicing my SS gets is a bit of motor oil on the chain once a month and blowing up t...
by dazza500
16 Nov 2013, 12:27am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just mad?
Replies: 79
Views: 5850

Re: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just

I like your style. First he tries to blame cyclists for this carnage, and now you (on his behalf) want to lay the blame for his despicable outbursts at the door of a masked advisor! <moderated> Idiocy doesn't excuse his vile finger pointing and affront on five recently bereaved families, of entirely...
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 10:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just mad?
Replies: 79
Views: 5850

Re: Boris Johnson - Slot-brained, jovial psychopath or just

Johnson riding while using his mobile phone - you could not make it up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-ohThn ... ata_player
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:24pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 72
Views: 124660

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Human beings will walk out in front of you blithely, without a care!
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:23pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Dog walkers or horseriders?
Replies: 72
Views: 124660

Re: Dog walkers or horseriders?

Dogs, I find are generally more predictable than humand on off road tracks.
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:21pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: the Great Glen Way
Replies: 8
Views: 35782

Re: the Great Glen Way

The A82 is generally rubbish though ;)
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:19pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: the Great Glen Way
Replies: 8
Views: 35782

Re: the Great Glen Way

I've done this section on 25mm tyres and had no problem with it
. I suppose it's down to previous experience and knowing what to expect beforehand!
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lucky it wasn't serious - collision
Replies: 27
Views: 3166

Re: Lucky it wasn't serious - collision

NB. I'm not usually aggressive but I was so incensed I had to confront this idiot.
All I got from him was a 'Sorry it won't happen again.

Its good to react though and not passively let outrageous behaviour just pass
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:14pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Lucky it wasn't serious - collision
Replies: 27
Views: 3166

Re: Lucky it wasn't serious - collision

I had a twenty something driver cut right in front of me this morning
to get info a garage forecourt. I reckon he missed me by maybe two inches.
I followed him in and gave him what for!
by dazza500
15 Nov 2013, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Train fares
Replies: 60
Views: 6013

Re: Train fares

Usually if you can leave a few stops up the line from a mainline city station you can also save up to £10-20 on a return journey. Sometimes even one local station further on from the Mainline station is enough to get quite a substantial saving. I went on holiday to Skye during the summer. A return G...