It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by soft revolution » Thu May 08, 2008 1:28 pm

humblebee wrote:Well, I suppose those ones are that are left on the street for anyone to use. Is that Amsterdam? Or Oxford? I can't remember now
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Jono Volpone » Thu May 08, 2008 3:55 pm

humblebee wrote:This thread is in the wrong place. Bicycles aren't public transport! Well, I suppose those ones are that are left on the street for anyone to use. Is that Amsterdam? Or Oxford? I can't remember now. But most bicycles aren't public transport.
They have bikes like that in Paris now as well. I bet it'd never work here sadly as they'd all be gone or vandalised in a jiffy.
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by miss deepfreeze » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:25 pm

ugh, i've been so lazy with not riding for the last few weeks, due to being on holiday and sick and then recovering and stuff (which meant being unable to get out bed 5 minutes early so i could ride). but i'm so up for a ride now! i'm definitely going to get back into it as of tomorrow. i feel bad for my poor little bike, he's been all lonely outside in his waterproof jacket. :(

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by hotspanners » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:48 pm

Cycling round central london is certainly dangerous by bicycle, I do it every working day and if I think about the chances of serious injury or worse too much I start freaking out. Then I look down at my beautiful yellow Brompton and it's all ok again...

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speaking of cycling, i'm doing the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday (not on the Brompton unfortunately), anyone else doing it?

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by bluespring » Sun Jun 29, 2008 12:13 am

fixies anyone?

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Sootyzilla » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:08 am

bluespring wrote:fixies anyone?
no thanks.
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by hotspanners » Tue Jul 08, 2008 2:59 pm

I came off my Brompton today outside waterloo station and landed with all my weight on my heel. Slicks + rain = FAIL.

As for fixies, NO WAI! They do seem to be terribly trendy at the moment, don't they?

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by My Melody » Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:49 pm

Fixies... no, thank you! http://www.fixies.de/silverbullet/produkte" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Sootyzilla » Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:56 pm

hotspanners wrote: As for fixies, NO WAI! They do seem to be terribly trendy at the moment, don't they?
I thought they had already gone out of fashion again. Not that I care.
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by lapjeskat » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:48 pm

Hmm..what?
With syrup please..

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:48 am

i've got a three-speed
she say it's two more than she'll ever need
fixie girl, fixie girl oh yeah
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Cedric » Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:56 am

We have the same problem here in Australia. For instance a new bike lane opened but not enough people were using it in the early days so they decided it can be a bike lane/car park/car turn off lane. What a joke!
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Concrete » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:15 pm

Jono Volpone wrote:
humblebee wrote:This thread is in the wrong place. Bicycles aren't public transport! Well, I suppose those ones are that are left on the street for anyone to use. Is that Amsterdam? Or Oxford? I can't remember now. But most bicycles aren't public transport.
They have bikes like that in Paris now as well.
And Barcelona. And Cheltenham. Not sure why Cheltenham, but we shouldn't complain. Maybe one day I'll get the train there and ride one.

I've ordered a folding bike, since I worked out I've driven over 19000 miles since my new head gasket was fitted (conveniently I got my car back exactly a year ago today), and that mileage is split roughly 50/50 between work and leisure. I'm not really intending to replace the car until I've cleared my debts, so it needs to last me a couple more years. My other half sourced a dirt cheap folder for me that looked quite cool (as folders go), so I'll be commuting by bike and train once that arrives. Won't save me any money, even with the recent hike in petrol prices, but it'll be fun and it might make the car last a bit longer.

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Swiss Concrete » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:24 pm

humblebee wrote:This thread is in the wrong place. Bicycles aren't public transport! Well, I suppose those ones are that are left on the street for anyone to use. Is that Amsterdam? Or Oxford? I can't remember now. But most bicycles aren't public transport.
There's ones in Oxford too...as long as you don't mind one without a seat or with a buckled front wheel that is. Probably if you looked long enough you could find enough parts to make one good bike...

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by MorningWood » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:25 pm

bicycling in the southern states is basically a death wish.
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by anders » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:45 pm

You have those street bikes thing in Oslo as well.

Anyway. I can't wait for my new bike! It's an old road bike, light blue, Sun, but with new wheels and fixed and made just like new. Common Wheels. I should have it before the weekend. I hope. I can't believe I've been living here without a bike for almost a year. Want. Now.

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:06 pm

Oh, good for you. They are lovely at Common Wheel, aren't they?

Is it the height of laziness to pay someone to clean my bike for me? I cannot be bothered.
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by roobee » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:42 pm

I would maybe pay someone to clean my bike if it was completely mockitt. But I'm a bit lazy about stuff like that.

How do Common Wheel work? Do they source what you're looking for, or do they already have a stock selection ready to go?

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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by Sootyzilla » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:57 pm

trickster wrote: How do Common Wheel work? Do they source what you're looking for, or do they already have a stock selection ready to go?
They have a stock of bikes waiting to be fixed up. You go in and they help you choose one, then you go home and wait for them to do it up for you. Doing it up is a complete rebuild and a good clean, and they will also do their best to replace missing parts with a close match. My bike was ready in under a week, though it can take longer than that. They found a saddle in keeping with the frame and put new tyres and that on.
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Re: It's bloody dangerous by bicycle

Post by anders » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:58 pm

Common Wheels were great, yeah! I went to the one in Bridgeton. This is how it worked: I went down there and told the guy what kind of bike I wanted. Then he said "Hmm. You'd need quite a big bike, I'm not sure what I have right now, let's see". Then he took me into a room filled to the roof with old bicycles, and I'm sure most people would find something they'd be happy with in there unless you have some very very specific wishes, and we found that he had two and he said I could get one of those or wait for something else to come in, but I said that the light blue one was just fine. Then we agreed what he was going to do; new wheels, mudgaurds, etc - then we agreed on a price, I wrote down my name and phone number and he said he'd call me when it was done in two weeks or so. Two weeks and three days later I had my bike.

The day after I got it, I had to leave Glasgow. I miss my bike.

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