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Aaahhhh the gravel's back
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Sep 11, 2017.

Bloody students ;-)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by ARKrider Aug 16, 2017.

A34 lights
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Simon replied to Tom H's discussion Cycle Hire Scheme announced for region - Nextbike UK
"I guess that the success (or otherwise) of the brompton docks could give a hint as to whether this scheme will work well or not.  Although I've no idea how successful the docks are...people say they are doing well but i've seen no…"
Mar 23
Simon replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"The Tritiford Rd and Haunch Ln ones are long overdue.  We run a popular weekly learn to ride and confidence building course down there and use this as our main practice routes to get people used to going on rides before they work their way up…"
Nov 30, 2017
Simon replied to BEN H's discussion Big Birmingham Bikes on Ebay
"I think that you'll find that they are very interested and they have already had a number of "friendly chats" with people who have tried to sell orange bikes in the past, resulting in either the bike being given back or the…"
Nov 14, 2017
Simon replied to Phil Weber's discussion Birmingham to Wolverhampton
"Last time I used the canal, back when it was in better condition, it took loads longer than I thought it would, and I got nice and mucky!  If you have time and like a bit of gentle off road / gravel* type riding then it can be fun.  But if…"
Nov 10, 2017
Simon replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"If you use the route i outlined you cross the dual carriageways using toucan crossings. You do have to ride across digbeth high st earleir on but that's dead easy....the traffic lights allow you to go straight into the cut throughs so you dont…"
Oct 30, 2017
Simon replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"Once on New Canal go straight on until the woodman pub on the traffic light controlled right hand bend.  Rather than following the road turn left onto the shared use path in front of millenium point.  Follow over to Park st, turn right…"
Oct 29, 2017
Simon replied to Hanah's discussion Metro construction around Victoria Square
"Yep, now that the city centre changes every 5 mins ive reverted to your route matt.  Although i dont do vaunghton st any more...crap surface, double parked skip lorries, stench of dead meat; so i go along bissell st then come back down to…"
Oct 28, 2017
Simon replied to LS's discussion BCC Consultations with a cycling element
"That planter is stoopid.  With flat bar bikes youd only be able to use every other one at most.  If you turned every other bike around then you will get bar ends ripping saddles. And thats not to mention the issue of being sble to reach…"
Oct 28, 2017
Simon replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"After Saturday I'm saying that the Garden Room in Cannon Hill Park should be off the list of places worth a visit.  Group of hungry cyclists roll up, order simple food such as beans on toast, egg on toast, etc and then have to wait over an…"
Oct 17, 2017
Simon replied to ARKrider's discussion Hurst Street Update
"Not really an inside man ;-) I think all the info is posted up on the website somewhere for anyone to read...it's just a matter of finding it!"
Oct 8, 2017
Simon replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"Have we had the Boston Tea Party in Corporation St?  Handy location, bike racks outside, great coffee and cake. Seems to be becoming the venue for informal Big Birmingham Bikes meetings ;-)"
Oct 6, 2017
Simon replied to ARKrider's discussion Hurst Street Update
"I have a BCC email address because I work in their offices sometimes.  The update gets sent out to everyone with a BCC email every week.  It covers all things related to the Council including traffic and road news and BCR stuff, as well as…"
Oct 6, 2017
Simon replied to ARKrider's discussion Hurst Street Update
"Last weeks update from BCC suggested that the cyclelane would remain open throughout.  Im hoping this is right as we are leading a couple of rides through here this week."
Oct 4, 2017
Simon replied to Shivaji Shiva's discussion Event: City Centre - 26 Sept - Defending Client Earth: Air Quality, Cycling and Strategic Litigation
"Bugger, this was yesterday not next Tuesday wasn't it .  :-( Oh well, hope it was good."
Sep 27, 2017
Simon replied to Laura's discussion Cycle/cyclist friendly venues
"Ok, scrub packington moor....hs2 has just landed on top of it :-("
Sep 23, 2017

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What sort of riding do you do?
bikes
Where do you live?
People's Republic of Erdington
About me
North Brum CTC: www.NorthBirminghamCTC.co.uk

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My bike

My Fred Williams Lightweight Special fixie.


To save further confusion - this bike is "Fixed": that means that when you stop pedalling the back wheel locks up, it has no freewheel.

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 15:30 — 2 Comments

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At 15:02 on October 7, 2016, Brian Bell said…
Like your bike mate I do shop in Fred Williams Wolverhampton good blokes in there dealt with Mike for years must say I miss the shop in Dudley should never closed it simon
At 14:44 on October 7, 2016, Brian Bell said…
Easy matey if it works out would make a other one to sell
At 13:42 on November 8, 2014, Jav said…
Hi Simon Good to see you out this morning, how was your ride with BBCC?
At 9:43 on October 21, 2013, Richard Smith said…

Can you let me know if you still want the bike bits?

At 13:42 on October 20, 2013, Richard Smith said…

Hello I'm on 07932 718 108 if you want to call about  the items. Thanks 

At 10:52 on March 23, 2011, Stuart Kennedy said…
Hi Simon.
 
 
 

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