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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
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May 12
Ian replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"Any news on what Birmingham City Council and Dudley Met Council feel about the event as we have road closures too. Interesting about the Scam aspect. I think it's impossible to police all these road closures without the police or lots of…"
May 12
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

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What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting and Weekend Fitness
Where do you live?
Halesowen
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Hybrid and Roadie

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ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"well it is 50M I thought ? just not the spectator facilities ?"
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ochib replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"What a wasted opportunity by Birmingham University not to build an olympic sized pool   …"
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LS replied to felipe moreira's discussion Fixie shop
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ian robathan replied to felipe moreira's discussion Fixie shop
"Not sure of a shop but I use Al Salter for all things on my bike and he is fantastic…"
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ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"well got to ride there and back but that is a flat ride anyway "
15 hours ago
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Fixie shop

hey. i'm new to the city (and the forum) and have just bought a fixie and a single speed (soon to…See More
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Russ M replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I'm just adding another 9 miles before the start to warm up! lol"
16 hours ago
Richard D replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"I've got free parking organised in the city centre anyway. And if I wanted to have empty…"
16 hours ago
ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"it is a lost opportunity, we will get a new 50M pool we badly need but also imagine a velodrome as…"
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LS replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"When Manchester and Glasgow hosted the games they both built velodromes. If Birmingham isn't…"
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Andy White replied to LS's discussion Cyclist Injured on Sherlock Street
"Agreed Kim. However my post was intended to raise caution against the, all too prevalent, habit of…"
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ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion 2026 Transport plan
"yep frilly words, without the cash totally pointless."
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James Patterson replied to ian robathan's discussion 2026 Transport plan
"Yep, that plan mentions "unfunded" so many times. Basically rubbish."
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ian robathan replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"I read not enough seats though and not possible to expand ?"
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GasPipeWarrior replied to ian robathan's discussion No Velodrome for Brum
"I believe that Derby Velodrome is being considered as the potential venue for Track Cycling."
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ian robathan replied to Andrew W's discussion Birmingham to host closed roads sportive
"well I paid for fastback not for the inconvience of saturday but because I want to be off early…"
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