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by Swizz69
20 Mar 2010, 6:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Does anyone know how to use Sustrans regional routes?
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Does anyone know how to use Sustrans regional routes?

I was given a new map of the North East showing all of the routes on an OS style map. This made sense to me, unfortunately it showed routes I know to be marginal as open. As Byegad has hinted, all the maps available with Sustrans routes on may not solve Franks problem one bit, if they are incomplet...
by Swizz69
20 Mar 2010, 6:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Camera Mounts on handlebars
Replies: 57
Views: 3806

Re: Camera Mounts on handlebars

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/cid/MSTDNYIX ... t-5942.htm not cheap If your camera is a small, lightweight digicam, could you not mock something up similar to what Yakdiver has found for a lot less? Thinking along the lines of a decent lamp mount... http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/images/products/19655cate...
by Swizz69
19 Mar 2010, 10:12pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: rear wheel steering
Replies: 10
Views: 1661

Re: rear wheel steering

The biggest issue is stability at speed, should you oversteer & then try to correct it. Forklift trucks are usually rw steer and can tip easily, watch this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x79Ys8p4mOY&feature=related Once you start cornering, if you overcook it & the truck begins to ...
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2010, 10:13pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Be very scared direct.gov
Replies: 27
Views: 3559

Re: Be very scared direct.gov

I was going to add this to another 'H-Word' thread, but dug this one up as its more relevant. My eldest daughter came home with a nice big pack of information on road safety yesterday. Not the nice friendly Green Cross Code man, but the 'Tales of the Road' campaign as detailed in the OP. Some of the...
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2010, 9:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any pigeon fanciers?
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Any pigeon fanciers?

Aha, sorry about that. Guess I well & truly missed the obvious there :roll:

Maybe they underestimated just what a 30k pigeon is capable of :)
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2010, 8:57pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any pigeon fanciers?
Replies: 10
Views: 478

Re: Any pigeon fanciers?

What's the obvious question? I'd think that at £30,000 it would be obviously too expensive to make a pie out of :)
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2010, 12:30pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No helmet, no ride
Replies: 199
Views: 10149

Re: No helmet, no ride

But surely the main difference is that motorcycle helmets are of a far stronger construction, and this makes them too heavy to be considered for cycling. You see, they don't have to pedal. Exactly, and probably the same reason why a cycle helmet with anything like decent protection would be impract...
by Swizz69
18 Mar 2010, 2:11am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road bike
Replies: 31
Views: 4475

Re: Road bike

Have you had a look at any of the Surly's? They do a cyclecross bike with rack/mudguard mounts that looks nice. Okay its not a pure road bike but with a change of tyres might do what you want better. Cheapest i've seen it is £875 though :| They also do a steel road bike called the Pacer , dearer sti...
by Swizz69
17 Mar 2010, 7:08pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: ROSPA video - left turning lorries
Replies: 13
Views: 1718

Re: ROSPA video - left turning lorries

If this gets to be a problem again & you keep making them aware, could you not make a complaint against the Police :?:
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2010, 11:31pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 1220

Re: Advice please

Have a look at the Xtracycle Freeradical. If your current bike is suitable, the freeradical is a bolt on kit that converts it into a longbike.

The Big Dummy is a bike with the Xtracycle mounts as part of the frame.
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2010, 10:10pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Train travel with the bike, nice surprise
Replies: 12
Views: 964

Re: Train travel with the bike, nice surprise

2 spaces is the norm for smaller trains. We took a tandem & a solo to York last summer on Firsts Transpennine Express. When booking on the phone we were told the tandem counted as two, so just in case, whipped the wheels off the solo & got a cheap bike bag to class it as luggage! TBH the con...
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2010, 9:58pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No helmet, no ride
Replies: 199
Views: 10149

Re: No helmet, no ride

To which I replied "And how, pray tell, would that have saved my wrist?".

Very politely put given the circumstances :)
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2010, 12:57pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: No helmet, no ride
Replies: 199
Views: 10149

Re: No helmet, no ride

Visit our helmet section for our full range available to buy online.

Says it all :shock:
by Swizz69
16 Mar 2010, 1:13am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Fitness of schoolchildren
Replies: 16
Views: 737

Re: Fitness of schoolchildren

Perhaps they might encourage children to cycle to school. Or maybe they won't . Real shame about the campaigners Son, but is this a positive step forward? It was on BBC news yesterday morning, and when searching the Beeb site for the link, also found this . Quote: Or do you only wear one if you're ...
by Swizz69
15 Mar 2010, 10:22pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling the wrong way
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Cycling the wrong way

A car will stop and carry on a conversation whilst blocking a road and no one beeps or makes a fuss but just sit behind and waits. Maybe it's small island mentality, but it is far more relaxed and less stressful way of life. It is not only in Majorca that I have come across "continental" ...