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New pinch-points on Linden Road
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Who thought that was a good idea?It's a substantial gradient, the last thing cyclists need is more traffic-enraging.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shivaji Shiva Sep 1.

Beware plastic bags!
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A low-flying plastic bag got blown into the rear wheel of my Dawes this afternoon.  It got caught in the chain, and the rear dérailleur cage was pulled up into the wheel, causing it to bend and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by CKS Jul 7, 2015.

Forumite Spotting
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Maybe we should have a dedicated thread for this sort of thing... Spotted on Lifford LaneContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Sep 20, 2015.

 

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Kim replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"While I can rant endlessly about the new New Street station, the lifts are the main thing that's vastly improved.  We now have two lifts direct to each platform, one of which will reasonably take a loaded cycle along with other lift…"
22 hours ago
Kim replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"I'm on the list!"
yesterday
Kim is attending Imran Anwar's event

London Midland CycleHack at Icentrun Labs by London Midland

October 30, 2017 from 9:30am to 5pm
Want to improve the experience of travelling by train with bicycles, for both cyclists and non-cyclists?Book your spaceLondon Midland and CycleHack HQ invite you to a creative day to explore travelling by train with a bicycle. Working together, we want to make travelling with bikes more…See More
yesterday
Kim replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"Yeah, I've lead rides from there in the past that have been delayed by the speed of hot food, though I attributed it to the proliferation of Parkrun types."
Wednesday
Kim replied to LS's discussion Bike Hire scheme
"Hopefully a decent chunk of that will be people transferring between trains at New Street and Snow Hill (the walk from New Street to Moor Street is significant if you're bad at navigation, mobility impaired or carrying significant…"
Wednesday
Kim replied to LS's discussion Bike Hire scheme
"This is a valid point.  Boris Bikes are an excellent way to get around central London.  But central Birmingham is much smaller - you can make most journeys within the inner ring road on foot in a reasonable time period - as well as…"
Monday
Kim replied to Andy White's discussion Fat bike advice
"My general experience is that bigger tyres make for an easier time levers-wise, though there are always exceptions, and I've never dealt with anything wider than 2.25"  Have you tried your normal tyre levers? Big low-pressure tyres…"
Sep 7
Kim replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Event: City Centre - 26 Sept - Defending Client Earth: Air Quality, Cycling and Strategic Litigation
"Do 99% of people really have house insurance?  Seems unlikely."
Sep 3
Robert replied to Kim's discussion New pinch-points on Linden Road
"I saw the Linden Road pinch points yesterday, thankfully whilst going down hill.   In the opposite direction a a bus was having to follow behind a cyclist struggling to climb the hill, as the pinch points prevented an overtake. BCC have…"
Aug 14
Shivaji Shiva replied to Kim's discussion New pinch-points on Linden Road
"Agreed!   I am glad I am not alone on being concerned about this.  In my view it is an accident waiting to happen.  (https://twitter.com/ShivajiShivaLaw/status/896026340624879618) I met Chris Lowe and David Cox on Friday about…"
Aug 13
Kim posted a discussion

New pinch-points on Linden Road

Who thought that was a good idea?It's a substantial gradient, the last thing cyclists need is more traffic-enraging.See More
Aug 10
Kim replied to Simon's discussion Bloody students ;-)
"You know, I've been living round the corner from the southgate for nearly 8 years now.  Last week was the first time I actually saw someone reversing the polarity of the neutron flow signage."
Aug 9
Kim replied to David's discussion Julie's petition for Hagley Road cycle lanes
"Wasn't there a plan to put high-speed bendy buses down the Hagley Road?"
Jul 31
Kim commented on Robert's photo
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Mystery Cycle Accessory

"Looks like a variation on the Hamax-style mount:"
Jul 30
Kim replied to ARKrider's discussion Broken Traffic Light Hurst Street
"I used that to report that the traffic lights at Tessal Lane weren't detecting northbound cyclists a couple of weeks ago, and got a response within a few days that they'd been out and tweaked the induction loop."
Jul 22
Kim replied to Surrinder Kumar's discussion Grand Union Canal Mugging
"They're hardwearing and good at avoiding punctures.  Grip (especially on non-tarmac surfaces) is very much secondary. And for the benefit of those without mountain biking experience:  If you think the surface is slippery, use the…"
Jul 19

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What sort of riding do you do?
leisure/utility
Where do you live?
Selly Oak
Tell us about your bike(s)
trekking hybrid, touring recumbent, tandem-shaped object

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At 8:12 on June 3, 2013, Robert said…

Thank you.

That's a useful page of photos.   One of the points I want to make is that trikes like yours make cycling accessible to a wider range of people, and the poor design of the infrastructure being built is discriminatory.   I also have a nice photo of a Sinner Mango on a Dutch cycle path, courtesy of David Hembrow.   Can you imagine trying to get one of those down NCN5?

At 22:12 on June 2, 2013, Kim said…

Oh, absolutely.

You might find some of these useful, too (I've started a collection):

http://www.ductilebiscuit.net/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=obstructions

While people are often dismissive of recumbent trikes as being fairly niche (and therefore presumably unimportant, even when used by disabled people who don't have the option of an upright bicycle), I like to remind them that anything that's impassable to a trike is likely to be equally problematic for trailers, tag-along children's bikes, tandems, cargo cycles and so on.  Not to mention boring things like pushchairs and mobility scooters.

At 14:31 on June 2, 2013, Robert said…

I'm meeting with BCC Highways Department about cycling infrastructure on Friday.   May I use that photo of your trike falling over on the tow path as an example of what cycles look like and how the current infrastructure is problematic?

 
 
 

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Dave Holladay replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"Use the escalators (when they are running) with the caveat that several platforms have substandard…"
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Robert replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"I wouldn't bank on it.   Crosscountry Trains are owned by Deutsche Bahn, but…"
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Robert Jones replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"The company taking over from London Midland are Dutch so maybe things will improve."
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Kim replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"While I can rant endlessly about the new New Street station, the lifts are the main thing…"
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Robert replied to LS's discussion Bike Hire scheme
"Apparently dockless systems are causing significant problems in the Netherlands."
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Robert replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"I'm on the Push Bikes committee, but I wont be attending this event as it is during work hours…"
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Kim replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"I'm on the list!"
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Profile IconKim and Dave Cox are attending Imran Anwar's event

London Midland CycleHack at Icentrun Labs by London Midland

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Want to improve the experience of travelling by train with bicycles, for both cyclists and…See More
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Imran Anwar commented on Imran Anwar's event 'London Midland CycleHack'
"Hi @Dave, This event will be different for the Demo Days that we run as part of the Innovation…"
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Dave Cox commented on Imran Anwar's event 'London Midland CycleHack'
"I've been to a previous Labs event at Icentrum and it was very interesting but that was about…"
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Maya CycleHack replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"Hi Robert,  Thanks for the message, these are all really great points. And thank you for…"
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Maya CycleHack replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"Hi Kim, These are all fantastic points and not too cynical at all. We would really appreciate these…"
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Maya CycleHack replied to Maya CycleHack's discussion London Midland CycleHack Challenge | Monday 30th October 2017
"Hi there, thanks for sharing this image, this is really useful. We would love to have you there on…"
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Andrew W replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"I think it is just the way they are.  I tend to go there rather than the MAC for snackage as I…"
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Kim replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"Yeah, I've lead rides from there in the past that have been delayed by the speed of hot food,…"
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