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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 Mar 21.

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 khalid Mar 29.

 

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Ian replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
Apr 1
khalid replied to Ian's discussion Bike Fit
"I can recommend @physiokinetic based in UoB.  Great and patient service with people who understand bio-mechanics. "
Mar 29
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…"
Mar 23
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."
Mar 22
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."
Mar 22
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…"
Mar 21
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…"
Mar 21
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…"
Mar 21
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,…"
Mar 21
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…"
Mar 21
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…"
Mar 21
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…"
Mar 21
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…"
Mar 20
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…"
Mar 20
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…"
Mar 20
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…"
Mar 19

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Commuting and Weekend Fitness
Where do you live?
Halesowen
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Hybrid and Roadie

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LS replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
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Dave Cox replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
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ian robathan replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"3 times a week from Great Barr to NEC and back over various routes, shortest 40 mins (20KM) longest…"
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Simon replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
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LS replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
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Mortus Diablo replied to Robert's discussion Big Bike Ride on Saturday April 22nd
"OK thanks. However it's not entirely clear whether this is an actual ride through the city…"
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