daveg wrote:Is it third day without a car today?....... and snowing like crazy where I am. Can't be good in Cumbria.
Hope the resolve holds.
Edwards wrote:I am wondering how you have got on with the recent snow at such an early time in the venture and what extra kit you have found you have needed to purchase of time? I would also like to know what type of bike you are using and if this is likley to change as things progress?
mrjemm wrote:Hey Songs, keep up the car free pedalling!
Resolve holding though haven't needed to do much cycling recently. Didn't need to bike more than 3 miles on the day it snowed so that was ok. An hour before my longest commute this week, a friend rang up, told me he was going that way and that he'd give me a lift.
I found I had to buy waterproofs. I already owned a bag and dynamo lights (both of which I love, B&M lights and a Agu Yamaska bag). Also, I bought a spoke key. I suspect I'll be spending a bit on replacement parts and stuff. I really want a repair stand. Replaced my back brake pads today....
Couldn't believe how dirty everything was. Looks like one ride in the rain and your bike turns into a complete mess!
I'm riding a 2005 Kona Smoke. Heavy but AWESOME! Wouldn't mess with it, it's like the toughest kid at school. Here it is 2 years ago:viewtopic.php?f=5&t=40968
I am considering buying a road bike. I've never owned a lightweight bike in my life. If I did buy a bike, lights, rack, mudguards would all be crucial. I'm also considering going down a different route though...
The Mechanic wrote:I read in the papers at the weekend that a new report by the AA suggests that the cost of running a new Nissan electric car for 5 years at 10k miles a years is over £15,000 more than a Ford Focus 1.6.
I think electric bikes will become popular long before electric cars. Beats me why Sinclair never invested in those rather than the silly C5.
I'm seriously considering buying this. In fact, the ONLY thing stopping me is I think I'm maybe being a wimp. I'm 31, maybe this is something I should purchase later in life.http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... tedKingdom