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Commuter Route
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Hi allWhich is the best route from Harborne High Street to Steelhouse Lane.Need the fastest route for commuting, It'll be a bit after Rush hour (After 9am)ThanksContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon on Tuesday.

Bike Fit
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Does anyone know anywhere that does this ?I know the Uni of bham do one for £150.I think it may be a bit overkill for me though as I am not a racer but do get some pain and had problems when I did an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon the mechanic yesterday.

 

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Jon the mechanic replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"For anyone who wants more info on our bike fitting service: We currently offer a Standard Bike Fit at £79. This is based on Trek’s Precision Fit bike fitting system.   The fit takes around an hour and a half. Slots are typically…"
yesterday
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"On your Bike on Bradford street. Highly recommended. Moved my cleats back, lowered saddle slightly and replaced the stem with a shorter one."
Wednesday
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"Who was this with? I've just ordered a new bike myself and I'm thinking of getting a bike fitting when it turns up."
Wednesday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I would suggest that that title is somewhat misleading - the routes were meant to be calmed and controlled enough for people to be able to use without first doing a L3.  They failed in creating routes like this.  This is not the fault of…"
Tuesday
LS replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Very strange. It was blank until I signed in then it appeared. This is what you said... But, in my book, VC isn't meant to create loads of new cyclists.  It's the best way to stay safe when there are no alternative credible…"
Tuesday
Robert replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Yes, you could call riding down a cul-de-sac with one motor vehicle every twenty minutes vehicular cycling, and indeed there is lots of that in the Netherlands, but that's not really what is normally meant by the term.   The BBB…"
Tuesday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Forum seems to have gone strange......the text from my previous post has dispersed, yet it's visible in the bit at the side...scratches head. Anyway, what I think I said was: It's not my contention that VC gets more people onto bikes,…"
Tuesday
Kim replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"TBH, I think the problem is with the infrastructure rather than the choice of vehicles.  I've had as many nasty big roundabout incidents when driving as I have when cycling (which is probably skewed by avoiding big roundabouts less when in…"
Tuesday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"But, in my book, VC isn't meant to create loads of new cyclists.  It's the best way to stay safe when there are no alternative credible facilities, or a method of riding if you want to get somewhere fast and enjoy a bit of…"
Tuesday
Robert replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Well I will continue to condemn it. I've not had a single life-threatening incident riding on a segregated cycleway, but I have had plenty practising VC, such as the motorist who tail-gated me as I was approaching a right turn, and who only…"
Tuesday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I dont think that we should condemn a type of cycling based on one or two bad experiences otherwise im sure we could find a few horrendous incidents that have happened on segregated cycleways and condemn them.  Rather its a case that vehicular…"
Monday
Robert replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Two of my bad right turn experiences have been on the roundabouts of the Selly Oak new road.   In one case I was heading downhill from the hospital at very close to the speed limit, and had switched to Lane 2 for the right…"
Monday
Kim replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Fascinating.  You'd have to be a very fit cyclist indeed to be able to do 20mph under all circumstances. I agree that speed differential is what makes vehicular cycling difficult (and Rachel Aldred's near miss research seems to…"
Monday
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Just to show, I'm not completely foolhardy, I have chickened out on cycling on the roads in the past myself. Even though it's a fairly new town, cycling on the roads in Milton Keynes is horrendous. It's the only place I've felt…"
Sunday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"This discussion reminds me of something once said to me by an experienced cycle instructor.  Riding round Fiveways is indeed do-able if you are up to what bikeability calls 'level 3' riding ability.  This instructor (who is an…"
Sunday
Robert replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"It's actually good that there is a ring road, but the junctions are appalling.   They have monster urban roads in the Netherlands too, but the junctions are completely different.   On a single speed station hire bike I made…"
Sunday

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Commuting and Weekend Fitness
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Halesowen
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Kim replied to Robert's discussion Cyclist Hit by Lorry on the A38 Bristol Road Near the Ring Road
"I think it's a combination of a vehicle design with poor visibility that's particularly…"
yesterday
LS replied to LS's discussion BCR at Council Meetings
"Perry Barr District Committee - 23 March…"
yesterday
Jon the mechanic replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"For anyone who wants more info on our bike fitting service: We currently offer a Standard Bike…"
yesterday
Ian replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"On your Bike on Bradford street. Highly recommended. Moved my cleats back, lowered saddle slightly…"
Wednesday
Your Average Joe replied to Robert's discussion Cyclist Hit by Lorry on the A38 Bristol Road Near the Ring Road
"I don't know what is with tipper truck drivers, but they do seem to be involved in a cyclist…"
Wednesday
Your Average Joe replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"Who was this with? I've just ordered a new bike myself and I'm thinking of getting a bike…"
Wednesday
John K replied to LS's discussion BCR at Council Meetings
"Yes,that was heartfelt and powerful. Love it when people remember the joy and freedom of cycling in…"
Wednesday
LS replied to Robert's discussion Cyclist Hit by Lorry on the A38 Bristol Road Near the Ring Road
Wednesday
LS replied to LS's discussion BCR at Council Meetings
"I haven't watched this yet but it features Deirdre Alden (trigger warning). Edgbaston…"
Wednesday
LS replied to LS's discussion BCR at Council Meetings
"Agreed. I skipped the presentation as I've seen it a few times already at other meetings but…"
Wednesday
John K replied to LS's discussion BCR at Council Meetings
"Seems like cycling infrastructure is becoming a normal topic of conversation at these meetings. At…"
Wednesday
LS replied to LS's discussion BCR at Council Meetings
"Ladywood District Committee - 21 March…"
Tuesday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"I would suggest that that title is somewhat misleading - the routes were meant to be calmed and…"
Tuesday
LS replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Very strange. It was blank until I signed in then it appeared. This is what you said... But, in my…"
Tuesday
Robert replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Yes, you could call riding down a cul-de-sac with one motor vehicle every twenty minutes vehicular…"
Tuesday
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"Forum seems to have gone strange......the text from my previous post has dispersed, yet it's…"
Tuesday

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