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by grani
30 Apr 2014, 12:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Conflict between cyclists and lorries
Replies: 142
Views: 12850

Re: Lorry fodder

November or not the title is in very poor taste!
by grani
28 Apr 2014, 9:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Re: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.

True - I made the compromise and I don't think it is much of an issue. In an ideal world I suppose I would have preferred the option of road hubs. Why? That's a good question. I think I had the idea of availability of lighter road wheel setups being available but with the disc brakes there really i...
by grani
27 Apr 2014, 9:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Crankset Safety Recall
Replies: 4
Views: 3351

Re: Shimano Crankset Safety Recall

I returned my FC-M290 that was part of the same recall and got an Alivio replacement last year without any issues. I contacted Madison directly and was after some correspondence about my gear setup I was told to find the nearest Madison dealer and return the chainset. I forwarded the email correspon...
by grani
27 Apr 2014, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Re: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.

True - I made the compromise and I don't think it is much of an issue. In an ideal world I suppose I would have preferred the option of road hubs.
by grani
27 Apr 2014, 7:33pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Re: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.

I agree that it would be a rather agricultural racing machine, but I doubt it can be bettered as a rugged comfortable all weather commuter.
by grani
27 Apr 2014, 7:24pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.
Replies: 28
Views: 3885

Re: Cyclocross bike for general use, purchasing advice.

Although not strictly speaking a CX bike I have a Surly Straggler as a commuter. It replaced a Specialized Tricross and I absolutely love it.
by grani
26 Apr 2014, 9:30am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Evans
Replies: 35
Views: 18351

Re: Evans

I use them occasionally as the shop is very close to work (I know it is a sad thing to do in your breaks). My wife bought a bike from them with hydraulic disc brakes. I went with her to look at the bike and noticed that the brakes were a bit spongy and they offered to service them before she picked ...
by grani
14 Apr 2014, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bent Brookes B17
Replies: 8
Views: 1055

Re: Bent Brookes B17

I might be able to use it. How much would you want for it including postage to Manchester?
by grani
14 Apr 2014, 3:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Giving up family cycling
Replies: 54
Views: 3270

Re: Giving up family cycling

I have a 2 year old daughter and am now looking for a cargo trike for us instead of investing in a car. I can truly understand where this is coming from as last week I was nearly mowed down by a boy racer. After escaping death by an inch or two I did feel that it might be best to stop riding. For th...
by grani
8 Apr 2014, 5:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 29
Views: 3512

Re: Ouch!

One of my friends 5 year old daughter fell over on her bike. The handlebars turned and she got the end of the handlebar in her side and ruptured her liver. It was very serious for a while and she spent a long time in hospital. . (can't find a 'whistling' smiley) How children can be injured is a com...
by grani
8 Apr 2014, 1:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 29
Views: 3512

Re: Ouch!

That is fine - I was just providing a balance to the discussion by saying that you can damage your kidneys on a bike. I don't think I spoke out of turn and at no point did I say that kids shouldn't ride bikes or try to validate any other aspects of the article. How children can be injured is a compl...
by grani
8 Apr 2014, 12:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ouch!
Replies: 29
Views: 3512

Re: Ouch!

One of my friends 5 year old daughter fell over on her bike. The handlebars turned and she got the end of the handlebar in her side and ruptured her liver. It was very serious for a while and she spent a long time in hospital.

I can see how you could get kidney damage in the same way.