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by monkimark
Mon Jul 15, 2019 15:02 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Your rants here.
Replies: 17115
Views: 1041416

Re: Your rants here.

I join London road for about 500m on my commute, the new bike lane looks like it's going to cover around half of that distance and will involve having to turn slightly down a side street to get onto it, riding 50m and giving way to the next side street, having the lane disappear around a bus stop an...
by monkimark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 09:33 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Swains lane hit and run
Replies: 24
Views: 2258

Re: Swains lane hit and run

He got a 34 month ban, reading this I'd say there's more thana fair chance that he was drink driving

https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/crime-co ... -1-6138629
by monkimark
Tue Jul 02, 2019 20:55 pm
Forum: Family & Kids cycling forum
Topic: My son needs cycling jacket advice please
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: My son needs cycling jacket advice please

Do you want a jacket (like a waterproof coat) or a long sleeve jersey (like a tracksuit top)
by monkimark
Tue Jul 02, 2019 09:23 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 73971
Views: 3755253

Re: Silly commuting racing

First road based commute for a while today and I was a bit late in. Traffic was pretty bad in Norbiton where the cycle lane is being built on london Road but then I guess the traffic was always bad there at 8am anyway?
by monkimark
Thu Jun 27, 2019 21:10 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?
Replies: 31
Views: 1003

Re: Showering at workplace: drying wet towel?

Could you hang the towel somewhere in the shower area?
In the summer, you could probably drape it over the handlebars to dry.
by monkimark
Wed Jun 26, 2019 13:06 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Big Shorts
Replies: 17
Views: 1047

Re: Big Shorts

How big were these 'big' shorts.

I wear mtb shorts for my commute, can't say that I've ever been overly concerned about people finding them ridiculous. They look a lot more 'normal' than figure hugging lycra.
by monkimark
Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 73971
Views: 3755253

Re: Silly commuting racing

It wasn't him but the getup was very similar, minus the full face helmet.
by monkimark
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 73971
Views: 3755253

Re: Silly commuting racing

Only followers can see photos. I can see the photo and I'm not following him. I took a new route to work today, up to Hampton court and then along the river to hammersmith. Almost all off road. It was very pleasant but a fair bit longer and more tiring than the road, might have to reroute for the w...
by monkimark
Tue Jun 25, 2019 09:49 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: A New Safety Bicycle Lighting System - Your Opinions Please
Replies: 29
Views: 1002

Re: A New Safety Bicycle Lighting System - Your Opinions Please

Isn't it a bit dazzling having g a bright yellow light shining up at you?
by monkimark
Fri Jun 21, 2019 17:26 pm
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 73971
Views: 3755253

Re: Silly commuting racing

A couple of strange encounters on the commute home today. First I turned into a road around surbiton behind a girl/woman who was cycling wearing knee, hip, elbow and shoulder pads and a full length back protector. Seemed a bit excessive for a reasonably sedate road ride. Then as I puffed my way up t...
by monkimark
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Pedestrian Wins Compensation Despite Not Looking
Replies: 81
Views: 3825

Re: Pedestrian Wins Compensation Despite Not Looking

If it's 50/50 blame, can he sue her as well?
by monkimark
Tue Jun 18, 2019 09:05 am
Forum: MTB Workshop & Tech
Topic: Front Maxle Lever Snapped off, How do I manage to get off the thru axle?
Replies: 28
Views: 1155

Re: Front Maxle Lever Snapped off, How do I manage to get off the thru axle?

If the lever has snapped, presumably there is no tension and it just needs unscrewing? Can you grip the protruding bit with mole grips/stilsons? Or cut a slot across it to allow you to use a bar to lever it. Alternatively, you might be able to use an extractor drill bit if you can get a pilot hole d...
by monkimark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 15:36 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: glasses v contacts
Replies: 33
Views: 1579

Re: glasses v contacts

I use contacts a lot of the time. I also have a couple of pairs of prescription safety glasses that I use for cycling. The first set I got have 3 lenses (smoke, clear and yellow) with Rx (prescrption) inserts that can be switched between them. They're ok but a bit bulky and difficult to keep clean/u...
by monkimark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 07:34 am
Forum: Campaign
Topic: Cycle lanes are pointless
Replies: 10
Views: 977

Re: Cycle lanes are pointless

Given Chris Grayling's record, it's probably best he doesn't get involved in cycling infrastructure - it'd end up costing millions and would spontaneously combust when used.
by monkimark
Sat Jun 15, 2019 17:42 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: Manual lawnmower
Replies: 76
Views: 2410

Re: Manual lawnmower

I wouldn't worry about maintenance, I have a petrol Honda mower that I got from my father in law. He thinks he had it for about 20 years and never did more than filling up the petrol. I've replaced the oil and filter because it seemed about due and the pull cord because it snapped, I also sharpened ...
by monkimark
Sat Jun 08, 2019 19:46 pm
Forum: The Cake Stop
Topic: M.Gove regrets using cocaine
Replies: 91
Views: 2820

Re: M.Gove regrets using cocaine

I don't really care that he took cocaine but i do care that he was justice secretary in a system that puts people in jail for 7 years for possession of cocaine yet thinks it shouldn't affect his chances of running the country.
by monkimark
Tue Jun 04, 2019 09:08 am
Forum: Commuting Chat
Topic: Silly commuting racing
Replies: 73971
Views: 3755253

Re: Silly commuting racing

Isn't stockwell terrace already no entry from the other side? I would say that the straight ahead arrow is to stop people turning down the wrong side of the road straight after the lights and right of way is the same as for any other side street. Other than people who live there, I can't see why any...
by monkimark
Fri May 31, 2019 07:46 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Simplest app for route planning
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Simplest app for route planning

Ride with gps has a website for planning and also has an app, although I've never used the app to follow a route as I download them to my Garmin.

Edit: just had a look at the app and I think you need the subscription to get turn directions. £3.50 for a weeks trial.
by monkimark
Thu May 30, 2019 21:31 pm
Forum: MTB Buying Advice
Topic: Brake Advice for Special Needs
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Brake Advice for Special Needs

I couldn't work out the blurb on the website. Most of it seemed to be about a single line version that had a brake power controller to stop you going over the bars, presumably it limits the maximum pressure to the caliper somehow. I didn't see much detail about the splitter version. I admit that I d...

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