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BikeTubes hailed as a success - anyone join them?

AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
edited June 2009 in Commuting chat
Londoners cycle to work as strike hits Underground

Any of you commuters join the Bike Tube?

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  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    No - my bike's broken :(
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    We all know where we're going already! ;)
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    Do they SCR?
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  • simon_ramseysimon_ramsey Posts: 116
    I think the success of it may have bee talked up some what. Article in yesterdays Evening Standard says it was poorly attended.

    http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23705855-details/Cyclists+unite+to+form+%27bike+Tubes%27+at++five+stations/article.do
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Can't we shorten BikeTubes to Bubes?!
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    @ M.Cole - did you get my PM re changing username?
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  • AidyAidy Posts: 2,015
    Not I, I travel from far too far away for any of those to be feasible.

    They did also start at crazy o'clock in the morning!
  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Porgy wrote:
    No - my bike's broken :(

    Have you only one bike? :shock:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,667
    @ M.Cole - did you get my PM re changing username?
    :oops: Yep :wink:
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    Porgy wrote:
    No - my bike's broken :(

    Have you only one bike? :shock:

    yep - i've always lived in a flat so there's no room for more than one, not that i have the money for two really being a poorly paid tubeworker.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    M.Cole wrote:
    @ M.Cole - did you get my PM re changing username?
    :oops: Yep :wink:

    Cheers!
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    What madness is this Jash isn't Jash anymore but has gone all italiano on us!

    I think you should have given us the opportunity to choose your new name!

    Suggestions please
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    I'm still Jash - just (finally) taking work related precautions!
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  • GazzaputtGazzaputt Posts: 3,227
    Porgy wrote:
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    Porgy wrote:
    No - my bike's broken :(

    Have you only one bike? :shock:

    yep - i've always lived in a flat so there's no room for more than one, not that i have the money for two really being a poorly paid tubeworker.

    LOL!

    Always room for one more :wink:
  • PorgyPorgy Posts: 4,525
    Gazzaputt wrote:
    Always room for one more :wink:

    If I could persuade the landlord to clear the garage out - and if bob Crow gets us that pay rise - well you never know....

    edit - forgot winky smilie :wink:
  • greg66_tri_v2.0greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    I'm still Jash - just (finally) taking work related precautions!


    Which include leaving a trail in your sig :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:
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  • HeadhuunterHeadhuunter Posts: 6,494
    Saw a bunch of cyclists gathering outside Evans, London Bridge onthe way home yesterday, some of them were doing checks on their bikes. As I whisked past, I heard a larg bang, I guess as someone put just a little too much air in their tyre. Not sure if that was a Bike Tube?
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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    Greg66 wrote:
    I'm still Jash - just (finally) taking work related precautions!


    Which include leaving a trail in your sig :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    Which will be removed in due course... otherwise folk would be confused, "who is this wonderful, witty and insightful new forumger?" they'd say. The sig adds a touch of bathos. :lol:
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Greg66 wrote:
    I'm still Jash - just (finally) taking work related precautions!


    Which include leaving a trail in your sig :mrgreen::mrgreen::mrgreen:

    Which will be removed in due course... otherwise folk would be confused, "who is this wonderful, witty and insightful new forumger?" they'd say. The sig adds a touch of bathos. :lol:

    I doubt they'd say forumger... :wink:
  • CyclingBantamCyclingBantam Posts: 1,299
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Do they SCR?

    What do you get for passing a whole 'bike tube'? :lol:
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    BenBlyth wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Do they SCR?

    What do you get for passing a whole 'bike tube'? :lol:

    Surgery and LOTS of stitches I would think.

    Oh, and the ability to fill a bog pan in one second flat
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  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    BenBlyth wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Do they SCR?

    What do you get for passing a whole 'bike tube'? :lol:

    Surgery and LOTS of stitches I would think.

    Oh, and the ability to fill a bog pan in one second flat
    You owe me a new keyboard!!!

    Back on topic, I took my bike to London for my first proper commute yesterday, I'd had a look at the Bike Tube website and nothing suited my purpose. It all seemed suited to some very specific purposes.

    I just hope for all you Londoners sake that the roads were unusually grid locked yesterday, twas a somewhat slow and rubbish commute apart from Park Lane which was a joy, I claimed more scalps on Park Lane than I have in a full year of Yokelcommuting!
    "Impressive break"

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  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    Attica wrote:

    Back on topic, I took my bike to London for my first proper commute yesterday, I'd had a look at the Bike Tube website and nothing suited my purpose. It all seemed suited to some very specific purposes.

    I just hope for all you Londoners sake that the roads were unusually grid locked yesterday, twas a somewhat slow and rubbish commute apart from Park Lane which was a joy, I claimed more scalps on Park Lane than I have in a full year of Yokelcommuting!

    Park Lane can be a joy, especially heading south. I took that route yesterday, no Attica sightings though. :D
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  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    I was probably going too fast for you :wink:
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    It was, thank god, unusually busy. I'd still commute by bike, but I'd enjoy it less if it was like that every day.
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    Attica wrote:
    I was probably going too fast for you :wink:

    We'll see on Sunday eh?*

    *no we won't - I'm getting my excuses in early!
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    M.Cole wrote:
    @ M.Cole - did you get my PM re changing username?
    :oops: Yep :wink:

    Can we have a vote on what it should be changed tooooo! :lol:
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  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    Yes, about that - I might end up doing it on a 15 year old bike if I don't get my back brake sorted, it stopped releasing so (on LBS advice) I've got it soaking in a sealed bag with a generous dollop of GT85.

    I'm not exactly on peak form either but have still considered the option of diverting onto the long course if I'm having a really good day - bring it on.
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    Attica wrote:
    BenBlyth wrote:
    DonDaddyD wrote:
    Do they SCR?

    What do you get for passing a whole 'bike tube'? :lol:

    Surgery and LOTS of stitches I would think.

    Oh, and the ability to fill a bog pan in one second flat
    You owe me a new keyboard!!!

    Back on topic, I took my bike to London for my first proper commute yesterday, I'd had a look at the Bike Tube website and nothing suited my purpose. It all seemed suited to some very specific purposes.

    I just hope for all you Londoners sake that the roads were unusually grid locked yesterday, twas a somewhat slow and rubbish commute apart from Park Lane which was a joy, I claimed more scalps on Park Lane than I have in a full year of Yokelcommuting!

    Back off country boy this is my patch this towns not big enough for TWO yokels, get thee back to Brizzle :P
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    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • atticaattica Posts: 2,362
    ITB/Princey You haven't got a spare back brake I can borrow have you? I've got my own blocks. Cheers
    "Impressive break"

    "Thanks...

    ...I can taste blood"
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