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    Lord Linley needs a bloody good slap for this...

    Queen's nephew and great niece in Central London.

    Words fail me!
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    My friend, this is old old news. Or to be precise, that is an old photo. The topic was already discussed.

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    Thanks.

    In that case could someone delete this thread please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IWantToGoFaster View Post
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    Words fail me!
    Okay, well, I don't know anything about this Lord Linley cat, other than what you mention; and for all I know he does need "a bloody good slap," but I don't see why it would be "for this."

    What, exactly, is the problem here? I gave my daughter a ride on my Strida once, and she found she preferred to STAND on the little plastic rack back there and hold on to my shoulders; a better view, I guess. Not as safe as what this father is doing.

    Among other things he's doing... championing an English product... demonstrating that there is nothing low-class about utility bicycling or frugal living, and sharing these values with his family... getting his picture in the paper... getting a Strida's picture in the paper....

    Your user name suggests that you're an aggressive rider, and your posts on this forum indicate a desire for the highest-performance machine you can get. I share this with you. But just out of curiosity... did you ever ride a Strida? I'm not convinced you know what Lord Linley is doing, nor why; so if it's simply a matter of something you don't understand... well, then, give him a bloody good slap, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Among other things he's doing... championing an English product... demonstrating that there is nothing low-class about utility bicycling or frugal living, and sharing these values with his family... getting his picture in the paper... getting a Strida's picture in the paper....
    I doubt any of the above was intentional.


    Speaking of standing on rear racks, what he really needs is this:



    Then he needs to figure out how to fold it.

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    Hit a decent-sized pothole, it should fold up quite nicely then.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Okay, well, I don't know anything about this Lord Linley cat, other than what you mention; and for all I know he does need "a bloody good slap," but I don't see why it would be "for this."
    Much fuss over aristocrat on folder

    I think it's pretty obvious that this isn't safe, no matter what bike you're using. Go check in A&S and see what the consensus is there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    Much fuss over aristocrat on folder

    I think it's pretty obvious that this isn't safe, no matter what bike you're using. Go check in A&S and see what the consensus is there.
    Are you kidding, those guys would eat me for lunch and spit out the broken bits of my folding bikes while they slept it off!

    I agree, of course, riding a kid on the back of a Strida is not, strictly speaking, safe. But little girls are irrepressible. I once described mine as a force of nature and someone corrected me, "every little girl is a force of nature." Most likely Linley was trying to walk the kid to school, from where he was planning to ride, and she wanted to ride on the back of his bike, and he prudently decided not to fight that particular battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    Hit a decent-sized pothole, it should fold up quite nicely then.
    Heh, nice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by photoassign View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marrock View Post
    Hit a decent-sized pothole, it should fold up quite nicely then.
    Heh, nice..
    Ya'll are mean.

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    I'm not mean... I'm a great guy, just ask someone that doesn't know me.
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    A four year-old girl, holding on to his pockets, balancing precariously on the rack while crossing one of London's very busy roads? There's nothing to applaud in the risks he took. There are ways to carry children, especially ones so small and without proper road sense and there are laws to guide adults in order to protect children.

    I'm all for backies on the back of Dutch roadsters, but not this.

    Makes you wonder whether it's tantamount to reckless endangerment.

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    Hey Guys - get a life ... its a UK press coup .. he's a celeb and they caught him doing something slightly wrong ... whay hey ... they sell more papers !!!

    We can either buy into this press 'feeding frenzy' (like so many others... yawn), or ask .. have I ever done anything slightly dangerous ? ... let he who can answer 'no' to this speak.

    (Personally.. I'm with Pixel on this ... so much better than using a 4x4 chelsea tractor for a 500yrd ride - they make the roads dangerous in the 1st place ... again, I just love that ad)).

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    Doing something dangerous yourself is one thing. Put a toddler or small child in the line of fire is completely different.

    I think we all agree on the Chelsea Tractors though

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