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Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
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My Kona Dr Dew has just been stolen from outside Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath.A bright almost electric blue colour, with a curved down tube. Bike register sticker. Serial no 1106K0594…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nick Apr 7.

Wanted: bike hod or small narrow trailer

Anyone got a 'bike hod' or other small/narrow trailer they don't need? It's for moving about 10kg of gardening tools on 1-3 mile journeys... my big trailer would mean getting stuck in traffic - I'd…Continue

Started Jun 29, 2016

Found: panniers - on canal

Just found a pair of panniers - the sort that are joined together over the top of the rack - on the canal towpath in Digbeth approx between Adderley Street and the B4128. They were empty - perhaps…Continue

Started Apr 30, 2015

Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
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HiAm contemplating what to do about my spare bike: will either keep my much-loved 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur, or instead find a spare bike that actually fits me. Might anyone be interested in the Big…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Nov 4, 2014.

 

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Nick replied to Karen Leach's discussion Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
"I hope they get caught and you get your bike back or it's covered on your insurance. Keep an eye on ebay and Gumtree. I've heard of people getting their bike back many months after they were stolen when they appeared on ebay."
Apr 7
Karen Leach replied to Karen Leach's discussion Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
"Not quite that old..! I remember that story too. I'd be interested to hear if other people have heard of d-locks being defeated for bikes that aren't titanium or whatever. I must say I've always thought with a d-lock and an…"
Apr 5
Stuart Thompson replied to Karen Leach's discussion Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
"How old was the DLock - I know Kryptonite did have a problem with some of their locks being defeated by a biro pen lid. This is going back to 2005 though."
Apr 5
Karen Leach replied to Karen Leach's discussion Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
"Thanks Hugh and Nick. It had an old but sound Kryptonite D-lock, not top spec but still a d lock. I have actually never known a not-top-of-range bike be stolen when a D lock has been in place, so I can;t help wondering if I did something stupid but…"
Apr 4
Nick replied to Karen Leach's discussion Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
"What type of lock did it have? Is there CCTV?"
Apr 4
Hugh Willliams replied to Karen Leach's discussion Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue
"Bastards indeed. Good luck in getting it back- I'll watch out for it... Hugh"
Apr 4
Karen Leach posted a discussion

Stolen Kona Dr Dew - blue

My Kona Dr Dew has just been stolen from outside Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath.A bright almost electric blue colour, with a curved down tube. Bike register sticker. Serial no 1106K0594…See More
Apr 4
Karen Leach replied to Tomas's discussion Canada Geese
"Am enjoying this thread. I scoffed at people for years for being afraid of Canada geese, and then one day I was knocked off my bike into a hedge by an angry goose parent on the towpath launching itself at me, giving huge amusement to my partner. Now…"
Jul 1, 2016
Karen Leach posted a discussion

Wanted: bike hod or small narrow trailer

Anyone got a 'bike hod' or other small/narrow trailer they don't need? It's for moving about 10kg of gardening tools on 1-3 mile journeys... my big trailer would mean getting stuck in traffic - I'd like something I can still squeeze in between the lanes with.Thanks for any tips. I've tried ebay and preloved,KSee More
Jun 29, 2016
Karen Leach posted a discussion

Found: panniers - on canal

Just found a pair of panniers - the sort that are joined together over the top of the rack - on the canal towpath in Digbeth approx between Adderley Street and the B4128. They were empty - perhaps fell off a moving bike or perhaps were stolen, emptied and discarded. If you think they might be yours, please describe them to me in more detail and I will see if they match.KarenSee More
Apr 30, 2015
David replied to Karen Leach's discussion Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
"Hi Karen, I'd been thinking you'd decided to hang on to it for whatever reason. Thanks for considering it, and for letting me know. Liz was interested, and if the possibility comes up again, please let one of us know."
Nov 4, 2014
Karen Leach replied to Karen Leach's discussion Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
"Sorry for the long delay David - took ages to fix the Kona, by which time I was going away. Finally decided to keep the Big Sur as my spare bike for the time being, so sorry that it's not available any more!"
Nov 3, 2014
Karen Leach replied to Karen Leach's discussion Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
"OK - great stuff. My plan is: first to get my beautiful new Kona Dr Dew fixed after its head-on encounter with a taxi; then to focus on my spare bike. So 2/3 weeks before I'll have decided whether I'm parting with it or…"
Sep 9, 2014
David replied to Karen Leach's discussion Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
"That sounds fine. And if it doesn't fit me, I know someone who it is likely to fit, and who might appreciate replacing a rather heavy Raleigh with a lighter, nimbler GF. Perhaps we have a chat about it in person sometime soon."
Sep 9, 2014
Karen Leach replied to Karen Leach's discussion Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
"No, it doesn't... I think there used to be some sort of badge there but I  just went to have a look and it's not there. Either I imagined it, or it's  come off. Which probably indicates the state of the poor thing. Good to…"
Sep 9, 2014
David replied to Karen Leach's discussion Possible offer - tatty 1998 Gary Fisher Big Sur frame
"Interesting thought - if it fits, I could replace the one I had nicked. Does yours say all work and no play is no fun at all on the handlebar stem camp?"
Sep 8, 2014

Profile Information

What sort of riding do you do?
Commuting & leisure. Main mode of transport
Where do you live?
Moseley
Tell us about your bike(s)
Dearly beloved old scruffy yellow Gary Fisher Big Sur; use of a Brompton; large cycle trailer
About me
I use my bike as my main mode of transport, commuting daily from Moseley to Digbeth, to the shops, bike and train for longer distances, and moving freight on the bike trailer when needed. I also do country lane and occasional off-road cycling for fun.

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