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content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route
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Apologies for asking a small matter - my saddle bag came undone yesterday - Friday morning - on the way into work. I had to be there early so could not go back to pick up. The cyclist behind me said…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Dec 15, 2016.

Lost black hat and contents on Grand Union canal last week
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Way ahead of me there was a person doing something to their bike earlier this week around Hay Mills, and there was a black hat with things inside on the path when they cycled off.I tried to catch up…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by LS Aug 28, 2016.

Tyre choice
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I have used the original Mr Tuffy-style  tyre liners to prevent punctures. About once a year one of my bikes will get a puncture due to the leading edge of the liner eroding the inner tube despite…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by RobG Aug 13, 2016.

Aldi smartphone holder

It would be great to have the smartphone visible during cycling, mainly for GPS.Has anyone tried one of these? There aren't many cheaper options out there, especially with the current free postage…Continue

Started Apr 23, 2016

 

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JRA replied to Pete Woodcock's discussion cycling to NEC
"Is there a charge for the key fob for the bike shelter, and can you just turn up and get one quickly, during a morning commute? I know it is in the middle of nowhere, but so many fast travel links from around Birmingham International that safe bike…"
Jun 18
JRA replied to doug salmon's discussion Cycling and Cancer
""The team in Glasgow said cycling took no willpower once it became part of the work routine - unlike going to the gym." It takes huge determiantion to cycle every day in Glasgow as it rains 95% of the time and winter lasts 11 months of the…"
Apr 29
JRA replied to Steve Cooper's discussion Injury Questions
"It may be possible to clarify the legal position as to exactly who is at fault in this specific instance.  The law is not always predictable by common sense reasoning. Normally the 2 insurance companies do a deal between them, and I would be…"
Apr 9
LS replied to JRA's discussion content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route
"If anyone finds one of these pannier clips  between South and East Birmingham please let me know. It fell of on Monday. It's 3 separate parts so the chances are very slim but worth a try. Thanks."
Dec 15, 2016
LS replied to JRA's discussion content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route
"Was it caused by the bumpy bridge?  I thought there were plans to smooth them but haven't seen it mentioned recently. I will try and find out at the forum on Wednesday."
Dec 12, 2016
Kim replied to JRA's discussion content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route
"Not a route I use, but if you do find yourself in the market for some new tyre levers, I can vouch for these as cheap and Marathon-Plus-proof: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/tools/sjsc-steel-core-tyre-lever-set-of-3/ (Also…"
Dec 11, 2016
LS replied to JRA's discussion content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route
"I didn't see anything at 9am. Will keep any eye out on Monday."
Dec 10, 2016
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content of saddle bag - multitool etc - lost yesterday on Grand Union canal route

Apologies for asking a small matter - my saddle bag came undone yesterday - Friday morning - on the way into work. I had to be there early so could not go back to pick up. The cyclist behind me said they were lying on one of the bumpy bridges near the Ackers and he had put on the parapet.If anyone came across then I would be grateful if you let me know. they are the only bits of kit strong enough to get the Marathon tyres off my rims when I get a puncture (yes, it happened about 3 weeks ago…See More
Dec 10, 2016
JRA replied to LS's discussion Changes to Birmingham Cycle Revolution Main Routes
"The Grand Union canal route is not well used currently. The useage dropped off hugely when it went dark at evening commute. I am using it most weekday mornings and evenings, for the full length, and I have not seen any questionable individuals or…"
Dec 6, 2016
JRA replied to Highwayman's discussion Cycle security at QE hospital
"Have we clarified yet about CCTV? Car crime, even mugging, is a common event in hospital grunds that do not use such extra security measures. Is there a place where we feel security is best? I am going to be travelling to work at the Women's…"
Oct 30, 2016
JRA replied to khalid's discussion Birmingham Tram
"I have not been through town often, but last week there were temporary signs along Corporation Street"
Oct 28, 2016
JRA replied to khalid's discussion Birmingham Tram
"Wow, have they published a proposed route? The direct route out of town centre is pretty hilly - I wonder how a tram could cope. Does the route wind around ?"
Oct 2, 2016
JRA replied to khalid's discussion Birmingham Tram
"I was cycling along Corporation Street last winter/spring - it was great except for zombie pedestrians wandering across without looking - as traffic was so light. I cannot see how it is anything but the number 1 key commute route coming to/from New…"
Oct 2, 2016
JRA replied to khalid's discussion Birmingham Tram
"Is this just Birmingham, the UK, or does it happen elsewhere? There are cities out there where longstanding tram routes are used by cyclists, cars, pedestrians. Why would it be different on Corporation street?"
Sep 30, 2016
JRA replied to Brian Bell's discussion Cycle on canel
"I might be wrong, but the canals may follow all the towns and cities and often the industrial aprts, as they were for trade inititally. If you are looking for scenery etc it may worth seeing if there is a way fo minimising such sections. It would eb…"
Sep 10, 2016
JRA replied to Anna Radford-Watt's discussion Views on gender, experience and cycle behaviour - 5 min survey
"I completed it prior to posting. I guess anonymous so you cannot identify which entry. I enetered so free text entries - not an email so you likely can guess. There is/was a cycle commute group at Birmingham children's hospital - I don't…"
Sep 10, 2016

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