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A34 lights
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Lowe Mar 20.

Nechells redevelopment plan
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Simon Feb 23.

FS: Zaskar Team Issue frame + Pace fork
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Simon replied to John K's discussion Commuting Distance - anyone over 14 miles ?
"Used to do 25 each way including climbing over clent.  But nearly killed me .....could only manage it three times a week.   Then dropped down to about 11-18 , erdington to halesowen....the short distance was days when i used the train for…"
20 hours ago
Simon replied to ARKrider's discussion Re-Open Digbeth Circus (To make back roads safe again for cyclists)
"Maybe I don't use it at the right times but I've not found that...I tend to use it either between 7:30 and 8:30am or mid day. When there is a bit of a queue I just take my place in it as it never seems to take that long. Coming back I…"
Apr 7
Simon replied to ARKrider's discussion Re-Open Digbeth Circus (To make back roads safe again for cyclists)
"Have to agree with Andrew - if we can get our group of fairly new and inexperienced riders from Meriden St to Rea St of an evening then it should be fine for anyone else!  When you get the green light in Meriden St, it's just straight…"
Apr 6
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
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
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
Chris Lowe replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"The A34 route reaches Heathfield Road because the BCR team needed to get plans out to consultation and approved and built before April 2018.They will be developing plans for the section from Heathfield Road to Perry Barr in the near future and…"
Mar 20
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
Simon replied to Ian's discussion Commuter Route
"This discussion reminds me of something once said to me by an experienced cycle instructor.  Riding round Fiveways is indeed do-able if you are up to what bikeability calls 'level 3' riding ability.  This instructor (who is an…"
Mar 19
Simon replied to Karen Cabot's discussion Canal Riding
"I use the canals from kingstanding sometimes - down the North Birmingham Cycling and Walking route through Witton Lakes and Brookvale Park, past the Magnet building and down onto the Tame Valley Canal. At spaghetti junction the Birmingham and…"
Mar 19
Your Average Joe replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"I agree with most of what Kim has said. Unlike cycling on normal roads, where you're constantly being passed by other motor vehicles, it is possible to cycle in a bus lane and not encounter a bus, either at all, or only occasionally. Having…"
Mar 18
ARKrider replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"As good as the bus lanes are on the A34 compared to cities like said London and even Leicester cycling on that road is suicidal. One of the biggest issues I have with the A34 bus lanes are the bus gates. The traffic light never change green for…"
Mar 18
Kim replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"Bus lanes work well for a certain type of cyclist.  The sort of cyclist who wants to make progress and isn't afraid of cycling in traffic, but appreciates a lane with minimal cars getting in the way.  I'm usually one of those…"
Mar 18
Robert replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"No, bus lanes are not the answer, they are just better than nothing at all.   Firstly a bus needs to pull in and stop at every bus stop (on a busy route).   The corollary of that is that a bus needs to have good acceleration and…"
Mar 18
ian robathan replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"you mention the Bus Lanes Robert and that is exactly why I feel dead safe on the A34 say compared to Hagley Road which I do a lot. The lane is wide enough for a bus to pass and in fact being three lanes in part for cars makes it pretty darn safe.…"
Mar 17
Robert replied to Simon's discussion A34 lights
"I have to negotiate the Triangle at least once a week.   Even in a car it is risky, because it is fundamentally badly designed, and motorists have enough to do avoiding crashing into each other, let alone looking for an unexpected…"
Mar 17

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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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