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by lowrider
30 Mar 2016, 5:10pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cuts coming to train bike spaces
Replies: 22
Views: 1679

Re: Cuts coming to train bike spaces

Surely such commuter trains should have at least flexible space for use in off peak times when cyclists would represent additional customers, possibly paying extra... EDIT Such flexible space could even be bookable,.... The isssue is not with commuter trains but trains serving long distance includi...
by lowrider
30 Mar 2016, 1:59pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cuts coming to train bike spaces
Replies: 22
Views: 1679

Re: Cuts coming to train bike spaces

I think some previous arguments have totally missed the point the concern is not and never was the commuter trains. Currently most well used commuter routes have cycle capacity limited to two spaces. Some local services have spaces but it is acceptable to stand in the vestibule. Also the case for th...
by lowrider
29 Dec 2015, 6:01pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Summer cycle advice
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Summer cycle advice

Hi Thought of the Western Isles, train to Oban ferry to Barra, ferry to Eriskay then South uist, Benbeccula to North Uist ferry to Harris and lewis finishing in Stornoway. Form there you get the ferry to Ullapool with a choice of using the regular bike bus back to inverness or if you want ride to in...
by lowrider
8 Jun 2015, 11:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Scot rail and Virgin East coast
Replies: 7
Views: 540

Re: Scot rail and Virgin East coast

Hi If you have a place booked the for the bike I dont see what the problem is. I do know the Inverness train can be difficult to get on if you have not booked the bike on because of lejogers. There are 2 spaces on each train one at the back, one at the front and if you get on at Inverness there shou...
by lowrider
31 May 2015, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Re: Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking

Thanks for the replies I will try FGW
by lowrider
31 May 2015, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Scotrail Online Cycle Place Booking

Is there any where to do this anymore you cant do this through the website anymore tried East East Coast no joy there either. Scotrail refer to a Telphone number on their website but this takes you to the national rail who cant or wont give you the information. This is a major step backwards not imp...
by lowrider
12 Apr 2015, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Tyre Height - 26 x 1.5
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Tyre Height - 26 x 1.5

I would suggest fitting Pasela tg 1.5 to give a bit more room having made the mistake of purchasing Rando pro they are not as comparable as youwould think. While the Rando pro is clearly a quality tyre and at the planet X price a bargin it does in my experience roll a bit slower about say 1 mph when...
by lowrider
15 Mar 2015, 12:31pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Chainstays too short?
Replies: 30
Views: 4303

Re: Chainstays too short?

Hi Whats the length of a touring bike chainstay 445 mm so your about an inch too short? what about an axle mounted rack that might give you the extra inch I also try to fit the panniers as far back on the rack as I can that works but I only take a 9 shoe size. Ps some disc type racks might also work.
by lowrider
11 Jan 2015, 6:17pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: ELF..another way forward utilising electric assist tricycles
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: ELF..another way forward utilising electric assist tricy

Its not a bicycle you would need tax and insure it in this country the motor is too big and the top speed too high. its very heavy (150lb unleaden or as much as 3.5 electric bikes or an extra adult) making the power to weight ratio poor, I would not like to pedal it with a flat battery. The battery ...
by lowrider
28 Jun 2014, 2:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: what GPS?
Replies: 71
Views: 5950

Re: what GPS?

Hi Garmin Etrex 20 however one with UK topo maps. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-eTrex-Handheld-Ireland-Light/dp/B00IRGHC3C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1403963239&sr=1-1&keywords=etrex+20+uk Garmin GB explorer is expensive at £136 ? the last time I looked the cheaper version...
by lowrider
10 May 2014, 10:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof overtrousers
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: Waterproof overtrousers

Hi just wearing shorts or using rain legs are a warm weather or high effort solution in my opinion, and assumes that whatever you are wearing can get wet which is not always desirable. Unless there are loops for a belt I think you need a new pair that are more secure round the waste with stronger el...
by lowrider
2 May 2014, 6:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Good alround Garmin
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Good alround Garmin

Do a search on the forum for "etrex 20" or google for reviews of it. It does everything you're asking with the exception of cadence, the etrex 30 will cover you there. Mounts for both units and the cadence kit for the 30 are optional extras you need to buy. Both come with pre-installed &q...
by lowrider
18 Mar 2014, 6:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Hike has disappeared!
Replies: 8
Views: 2209

Re: Bike Hike has disappeared!

I had this problem last week It started working again after I messed around with it, I cant remember exactly how I got it working again but try a different browser or try loading gpx route.
by lowrider
2 Feb 2014, 1:36pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Safe cycling TV ad in news
Replies: 174
Views: 48694

Re: Safe cycling TV ad in news

rualexander wrote:New Coke Zero ad that I saw this evening had people cycling with no helmets and drinking from a bottle at the same time, http://www.tvadmusic.co.uk/2014/01/coke ... -add-zero/ See if they ban that one. You missed the car driving off and the guy didn't put his seatbelt on..socially...