What sort of cyclist adulates cars?

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What sort of cyclist adulates cars?

Postby horizon » 22 Jan 2014, 11:26am

Time to amend this thread methinks.
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Ray » 22 Jan 2014, 11:41am

Bumper sticker on Porsche: "My other car is a Vélo Electrique" :)
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 22 Jan 2014, 11:49am

I would get one, but I don't really need it at the moment.

I'd like to get a couple of Ketts to trail behind the trike, maybe a full sized one for the missus, and two mini versions for the kids, That would be a seriously long vehicle - and would warrant "long vehicle" signs, as well as a "cyclists on tow" sign to make it clear that you can't overtake half of us...
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Postboxer » 22 Jan 2014, 12:44pm

I should have got one a few years ago, would be happy with lower gears rather than the motor, but kids are 2 and 4 now so missed a few years of the benefit.

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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Pompey Monkey » 23 Jan 2014, 11:29am

Mk V Golf 2.0 TDi, chipped to 170BHP* by me.

Goes like a rocket and does 55mpg! :mrgreen:


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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby GrumpyGit » 25 Jan 2014, 8:27pm

My 40 year old Land Rover does the job just fine! :lol:
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Ayesha » 28 Jan 2014, 7:30am

I thought cyclists were obliged to drive Citroen 2CVs.

Cus they don't go fast enough to kill another cyclist.

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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby steady eddy » 28 Jan 2014, 8:45am

Skoda Octavia Estate TDI - runs on fresh air swallows bikes whole no need to remove the wheels. We have had three in it. And of course they provide most of the cars for the continental race teams and race management. What's not to like - as they say!!

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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby horizon » 28 Jan 2014, 9:49am

Ayesha wrote:I thought cyclists were obliged to drive Citroen 2CVs.



It's the closest car I ever had to a bicycle. I had a couple of them and the best cars I ever owned, apart from my Renault 4s :D .
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Richard Fairhurst » 28 Jan 2014, 10:22am

We have a Citroen C3 Pluriel. Which is a modern-day 2CV, pretty much, and you can easily get bikes in the back. The roof rack is an utter PITA though...
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby vorsprung » 28 Jan 2014, 11:35am

Citroen Berlingo will take a touring bike or three with the wheels still on plus people plus more stuff

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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby maff1977 » 28 Jan 2014, 12:39pm

a vintage fiat 500 surely?

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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby horizon » 28 Jan 2014, 12:40pm

vorsprung wrote:Citroen Berlingo will take a touring bike or three with the wheels still on plus people plus more stuff


We have the older Berlingo but I don't find it that easy: you can stack six bikes across but the lack of length means that the wheels must be turned or the bikes laid a bit flat, so reducing capacity. Our bikes go on an external tow bar rack, the best solution IMV (apart from of course leaving the car at home :D ).
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Richard A Thackeray » 28 Jan 2014, 4:23pm

steady eddy wrote:Skoda Octavia Estate TDI - runs on fresh air swallows bikes whole no need to remove the wheels. We have had three in it. And of course they provide most of the cars for the continental race teams and race management. What's not to like - as they say!!



+ 1 for the Octavia estate

We have a 1.6Tdi, it's a '11 plate', SE trim level
55 MPG, just 'pottering about' - let alone constant speed driving
£30 VED
Sub £250 Fully Comprehensive insurance (in my name, business cover for SWMBO, & the in-laws also on the policy)


Only issue with it, in 2 years & almost 50,000 miles is the tyre-wear - it required new front ones at 31,000 miles!!!! (15" tyres aren't that common nowadays either)


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Oh!!, & I'd love a DAB radio in it as well (so I can listen to '6 Music')
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Re: The sort of car a cyclist would buy?

Postby Jughead » 31 Jan 2014, 12:45am

Ooh lovely. Cabriolet as well. Nice big size to take up most of the roadl. :D