Reins

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Re: Reins

Postby Si » 15 Mar 2011, 9:28am

I didn't notice a coaster - I think that it's just a pretty standard (apart from the reins) budget MTB.

I assume that he just has to make a grab for the bars when he wants to brake. Will try to remember to take my camera next time I go that way at that time - but I thinkt hat I've only seen him because wifey came home from work early so we were out earlier than normal.

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Re: Reins

Postby Si » 18 Feb 2014, 2:41pm

Saw him again at the weekend - new bike, now has a FS MTB, with, I think, a new pair of Reins. I was impressed that he can ride out the saddle on them!

Anyway someone else spotted him (he's getting to be a bit of a celeb) and snapped a couple of photos:

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Re: Reins

Postby StellaLdn. » 18 Feb 2014, 2:51pm

He must have extremely good core and back muscles to ride like this for longer. I couldn't do it, and I love the safety of my hand on the hoods.
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Re: Reins

Postby Ayesha » 19 Feb 2014, 7:39am

Ladywell Walk, central Birmingham.

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Re: Reins

Postby mercalia » 19 Feb 2014, 5:39pm

I am surprised the cops havent had a chat with him?

He must have a tough backside as it must take his full weight?

clearly misses his horse that he rode and which was killed at Balaclava in the charge of the light brigade?

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Re: Reins

Postby basingstoke123 » 19 Feb 2014, 9:53pm

Si wrote:Saw him again at the weekend - new bike, now has a FS MTB, with, I think, a new pair of Reins. I was impressed that he can ride out the saddle on them!

Anyway someone else spotted him (he's getting to be a bit of a celeb) and snapped a couple of photos:

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But the HSE are onto him - following just behind in an unmarked black car.

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Re: Reins

Postby Postboxer » 19 Feb 2014, 10:26pm

I'm amazed he's been doing it so long, you'd think he would have sought a more permanent/safe solution by now, it can't be that hard to get rigid controls to the same place his reins are.

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Re: Reins

Postby byegad » 26 Apr 2014, 7:54am

snibgo wrote:Yikes. I suppose signalling and braking would be out of the question.


He rides on the pavement. Do you suppose braking or signalling has even crossed his mind?
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