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by flat tyre
7 Oct 2020, 5:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: A Close Shave
Replies: 28
Views: 1950

Re: A Close Shave

I've been cycling for many years now and every now and again experience an "incident". I find it helps, regardless of who may or may not be to blame, to analyse the incident carefully after the event to see if there was anything I learned from it and how it could be avoided in future.
by flat tyre
20 Sep 2020, 10:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 163
Views: 4035

Re: Slow cycling, bad experience

The most obvious demonstrator for me is that there are roads I'll ride when I'm coming back tired from a long run that I rarely consider when I'm hauling 40Kg of shopping in a trailer. Manoeuvring across two lanes of 30+mph motor traffic whilst I'm climbing at 8-10mph to reach the right turn lane i...
by flat tyre
20 Sep 2020, 8:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Slow cycling, bad experience
Replies: 163
Views: 4035

Slow cycling, bad experience

I am a fairly experienced cyclist, usually completing several thousand miles a year, so I’m well used to putting up with the fearsome traffic on some of our roads. However today I had an experience of a different kind. I persuaded my wife to accompany me on a ride to a country park, about 5 miles fr...
by flat tyre
19 Sep 2020, 3:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?
Replies: 44
Views: 1087

Re: Off-lead dogs on shared paths?

It's a shared use path so one would expect users to share the space. Letting your dog off its lead is not sharing the space as it is not only dangerous, it's annoying for non-dog lovers. If people want to let their dogs off the lead then they should find an appropriate large space where they can saf...
by flat tyre
17 Sep 2020, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: The AA for cyclists press release???
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: The AA for cyclists press release???

You may find that there is a local mobile bike mechanic, try searching for local bike repairs.
by flat tyre
10 Sep 2020, 8:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist collides with baby
Replies: 41
Views: 1949

Re: Cyclist collides with baby

Many years ago now I was taking my daughter for a walk in the local park in her pushchair and some youths playing football kicked a ball into the pushchair just above her head, I can't remember, however what the daily fail headline was in that instance.
by flat tyre
8 Sep 2020, 8:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First road bike
Replies: 22
Views: 785

Re: First road bike

Buy a cheap bike, ride it a lot, work out what you like/dislike then build up your own bike using your ideal components.
by flat tyre
8 Sep 2020, 2:34pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Extreme difficulty fitting tyres on Ambrosio P20 rims

If you have another wheel with a rim that the tyres fit more easily, you could fit the tyres on this, pump up hard and leave them for a couple of days then try fitting them to the Ambrosio rims.
by flat tyre
7 Sep 2020, 9:05am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Aren't Electric Scooters illegal?
Replies: 28
Views: 1112

Re: Aren't Electric Scooters illegal?

Onewheel? https://onewheel.com Screenshot 2020-09-06 at 18.01.40.png Jonathan That looks as TM described, but there's also a version with your feet either side. I see someone on the cycle path with one frequently, I assume they're commuting on it. Whatever our opinions on such things is, the techno...
by flat tyre
28 Aug 2020, 2:31pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Surgeries and cycle racks
Replies: 25
Views: 756

Re: Surgeries and cycle racks

What do you intend to do about it? Our local surgery has no useable cycle racks, there are 5 concrete blocks with slots in and a bit of ironmongery which someone has decided is ok for locking bike to by the front wheel only. I always find this ironic as surely the surgery should be encouraging acti...
by flat tyre
24 Aug 2020, 8:52am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?
Replies: 145
Views: 3508

Re: why the 'what three words' TV ad is so annoying?

Someone has had the bright idea of commercialising something that is free I.e. latitude and longitude, so if we all start using w3w instead they will become the next Facebook, Google etc.
by flat tyre
23 Aug 2020, 8:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Who has had a frame made ?
Replies: 58
Views: 1970

Re: Who has had a frame made ?

What did you choose ? Steel frame Audax type bike for long distance day rides did you get what you wanted ? Yes. Did you know what you wanted ? In terms of general functional specification yes, but technical details I discussed with the frame builder. Is it the best bike you've ever ridden ? Yes, fo...
by flat tyre
19 Aug 2020, 1:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling in narrow lanes
Replies: 102
Views: 3065

Re: Cycling in narrow lanes

OK, purely with my cycling instructor's helmet on, I'll answer your question. You should either ride in the primary position, in the centre of your lane, or in the secondary position, which is to the left of your lane, somewhere around where the nearside wheel of a car will go. The secondary positi...
by flat tyre
18 Aug 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?
Replies: 35
Views: 1518

Re: Noisy rear hubs: functionality or fashion?

Hope and DT Swiss hubs are noted for the loud clicking of the pawlsmin the rear hub,they sound awful IMO,I strive for quiet and smooth bike,and I can hear a bike with CF wheels coming well before I see it,not my idea of fun Don't know where you go this information from; I've got 3 wheelsets with so...
by flat tyre
16 Aug 2020, 8:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames
Replies: 278
Views: 10245

Re: Yet another reason to avoid carbon frames

JohnW wrote:
flat tyre wrote:.....................I fancied steel, so I'm getting the frame built for me and building the rest of the bike myself. The costs are looking quite competitive compared with some of those on the link.


Good for you - who is the framebuilder?

Woodrup, Leeds.