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Front light recommendations
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What it says really.I am after something that I can use for night time commutes through parks and on towpaths so I need to be able to see as well as be seen.  I would also be carrying it as a backup…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Nov 18, 2017.

Towpath to Worcester
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Anybody ridden the towpath to Worcester ever/recently?  Was thinking it might be amusingContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Jul 30, 2017.

Stand for 5 bikes
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This is surplus to requirements.  Yours if you want it in exchange for a donation to St Marys Hospice.  It won't take 5 bikes if one has disc brakes…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobG Oct 6, 2016.

Velo Birmingham
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Cox Oct 3, 2017.

 

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Andrew W is attending Lucy Watkins's event

Ride the Reservoir 2018 at King Edward VI Five Ways School, Scotland Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham, B32 4BT

March 18, 2018 from 9am to 3pm
Our 75km hilly cycle is a pleasure sportive designed to ease keen cyclists into the new season and for newbie cyclists looking for a first charity challenge. Starting in Bartley Green and extending into the Worcestershire countryside, the route meanders through scenic villages such as Romsley, Belbroughton, Chaddesley Corbett, Dodford and Barnt Green. After just 5km participants are presented with Romsley Hill, a 4km hill climb designed to warm up our cyclists. The route goes out as far as…See More
Dec 13, 2017
Andrew W replied to Robert Jones's discussion Birmingham Crown Court / Magistrates Court Parking
"Sheffield stands outside Snow and Rock.  Not exactly next door though"
Nov 19, 2017
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Flashing front lights are a work of Stan, and while I can see they might make some sense to draw attention in heavy rain or if you're doing a time trial, they're strongly contraindicated in actual darkness, because the strobe-o-vision…"
Nov 18, 2017
Robert replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Whilst I would agree that the canals are a long way short of proper cycling infrastructure, IMHO some of them represent a lesser evil than the main roads.   Leaving aside those that are hopeless for everyday cycling, they have a number of…"
Nov 18, 2017
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Quite.  While I'm a strong advocate of StVZO-compliant lights, if you're going to ride alongside a body of water in winter, I reckon you should use whatever lighting you feel you need to see the surface details safely, and being…"
Nov 18, 2017
Steve replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"This is one of several reasons that canal towpaths are unsuited to utility cycling."
Nov 18, 2017
Andrew W replied to ARKrider's discussion Hurst Street KEEP LEFT Please
"Agree.  The onl safe position there is too the far right"
Nov 18, 2017
Andrew George replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"I agree, Robert. I wish more people would get dipped/dip-able lights. My most recent trip down the towpath around dusk featured about 25 bikes that went the other way, all but four with blindingly bright lights. Each time I had to come to a halt…"
Nov 17, 2017
Joanna Klaces replied to Andrew W's discussion Russell Road Again
"I am very sorry to hear this and so glad she is OK . I hope something will be done to make cycling safer on Russell rd before something else happens .  I quali at the thought of cycling across Poets corner - it's not even a corner. We need…"
Nov 16, 2017
Matt Andrews replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"I'm a big fan of the See.Sense range: https://seesense.cc/ not the cheapest but fit your criteria – it's a "smart" light."
Nov 16, 2017
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Some of B&M's newer dynamo lights have greatly improved the width of the beam.  You can go round corners on a recumbent (where lights are typically fixed to the frame axis, rather than the steering axis) without riding into darkness…"
Nov 16, 2017
Robert replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"60 lux should be sufficient for high speed cycling on unlit roads.   Mine is 35 lux, and I find it sufficient for riding at speed on unlit paths, but if I had a regular need to ride on unlit roads I would want more illumination…"
Nov 16, 2017
Kim replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"It's about time someone came out with something like this.  I'm a big fan of the StVZO-approved light for normal use with a second, conical, light for a 'main beam'."
Nov 16, 2017
Andrew W replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"Thanks for that.  Can't find a UK stockist but I can get one shipped from Holland.  The pictures seem to suggest that it will be fine to go fast with in the dark. I have also been looking at this.  It seems to meet the…"
Nov 16, 2017
Richard D replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"The light that you are looking for is a Spaninga Axendo 60. Good shaped beam (permanently "dipped"); USB rechargeable (I slightly prefer the B+M beam pattern of their high-end lamps, but they don't have a good USB rechargeable…"
Nov 12, 2017
Robert replied to Andrew W's discussion Front light recommendations
"On the tow-path on Friday evening I first found myself facing off against someone with one of those fabulously bright torch-like lights.   Unable to see where I was going, I had to slow to a crawl, and even then I nearly rode over the edge…"
Nov 12, 2017

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting and general getting around
Where do you live?
Kings Heath
Tell us about your bike(s)
Charge Mixer for getting around, Dawes Double Edge for transporting the boy, Peugot single speed thing for mid life crisis purposes.

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At 19:57 on May 16, 2017, Dave Cox said…

Hi Andrew many thanks for your message. Roger get's out when he can in the week and at weekends.  I usually ride with him on Tuesday (we were out today) or Thursday longish mornings but there are pilots who ride with him at weekends as well. I am sure he would be delighted to hear from you.  His mobile number is 07835 303511. My number is 07785 920646 if you'd like to speak with me first. 

At 21:45 on May 28, 2014, Philip Sutton said…
Hi Andrew. Thanks for your interest in the foska stuff. I'm not far away, in Hall Green. Call or text me on 07740 924795 to fix something up.
Philip
At 20:32 on January 17, 2014, Shantavira said…

Hi Andrew

Sunday afternoon is good. Just let me know roughly what time to expect you. I will be at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre, 11 Park Road which is off the main Alcester Road (Tipu Sultan is on the corner). My phone numbers are 449 9997 and mobile 07773 295251. Look forward to seeing you.

At 8:17 on January 17, 2014, Shantavira said…

Hi Andrew

I figured I'd be lucky to get anything for it, and no one else has expressed an interest, so it's up to you. If you'd like to come round and have a look just let me know when. Or I am happy to bring it to Kings Heath anytime in daylight.

At 20:13 on March 20, 2013, Rob Edwards said…

Alright there Andrew. Good to see you here, albeit virtually...

 
 
 

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