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Forum: Commuting
06-15-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,162
Posted By FrontFive

I'm trying to reduce the number of bikes I own: ...

I'm trying to reduce the number of bikes I own:


Surly Ice Cream Truck
Cube step through bike
Calibre dirt jump bike
Gazelle Tour Populaire
Merckx EM525
Brompton (in bits at present -...
06-15-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By FrontFive

I started this thread almost a year ago and I am...

I started this thread almost a year ago and I am happy to report that I have just completed the build of a step through of my own. I built up a commuter bike at the beginning of the year because I...
07-26-18, 02:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By FrontFive

That is a nice looking bike.

That is a nice looking bike.
07-23-18, 04:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By FrontFive

Stadjer, that's a good point. I'm also tall...

Stadjer, that's a good point. I'm also tall (6'3") but I less interested in going quickly. My commute is only 7km and I'm quite happy to just pootle along. I have other bikes for when I want to go...
07-23-18, 01:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By FrontFive

I think there's something to this. I wouldn't...

I think there's something to this. I wouldn't have discovered the benefits of a step-through if it hadn't been for cycle hire schemes in Helsinki, London and Glasgow. Before trying them I had a...
07-17-18, 03:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By FrontFive

Thanks for the reply. I have to admit that I...

Thanks for the reply. I have to admit that I preferred the upright position and lazy geometry more than I preferred the step through itself. I wasn't worried about going fast so the weight of the...
07-16-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,734
Posted By FrontFive

Step throughs

I've just got back from Helsinki where I had a great time riding around on the ubiquitous city bikes. These bikes were like nothing else I've ridden being heavy, step through and with an upright...
07-16-18, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

Thanks for the comments. This year felt less like...

Thanks for the comments. This year felt less like a festival than last year as there were no big name bands. However the music was of a good quality although the stage was smaller. One of the...
07-13-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

That's it for pictures. They don't and can't do...

That's it for pictures. They don't and can't do justice to the joy of this event. The organizers put a lot of effort into making sure that the food, drink music and other entertainment is all of a...
07-13-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

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Check out the radio on the front of the bike....
07-13-18, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

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I'm gutted I didn't get a better picture of this father and son combo as...
07-13-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

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07-13-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

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07-13-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

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I know it's not old but it's lovely....
07-13-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

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Not just bikes...
07-13-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By FrontFive

More Eroica Britannia 2018

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It was colder than it looks!...
06-26-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,898
Posted By FrontFive

In short, no. I find it hard to have a...

In short, no. I find it hard to have a well-thought, reasoned conversation when I'm cycling at the best of times, and I definitely cannot do that in the aftermath of a near miss. I will generally...
06-25-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,822
Posted By FrontFive

Cycling on the roads generally feels more...

Cycling on the roads generally feels more dangerous now but I think that is due to my increased awareness of injuries and deaths of cyclists due to coverage in traditional and social media. I have...
06-25-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,367
Views: 88,155
Posted By FrontFive

Just a little, flat 30 miles today

Just a little, flat 30 miles today
06-25-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,565
Posted By FrontFive

I'm not able to post links just yet, due to not...

I'm not able to post links just yet, due to not having enough posts, but for an alternative take on off road cycling (very much upright) you could try googling Geoff Apps, an English off-road pioneer...
06-25-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,669
Posted By FrontFive

I can see the attraction of having a stealth,...

I can see the attraction of having a stealth, black bike but it speaks of a lack of imagination and is a safe choice, both in terms of expression of style and in sourcing complementary components as...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-25-18, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,571
Posted By FrontFive

I think in some ways fat bikes are more...

I think in some ways fat bikes are more maneuverable than standard mtbs as the tyres have a lot more grip. I find riding my fatty to be much more confidence inspiring going round corners than my not...
06-21-18, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By FrontFive

Is there a specific type of bike that you are...

Is there a specific type of bike that you are interested in as there are lots of different manufacturers?
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-18, 05:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By FrontFive

The other thing with plus wheelsets for fat bikes...

The other thing with plus wheelsets for fat bikes is that they are expensive. I was lucky enough to buy the parts for mine from an insurance payoff.
Forum: Fatbikes
06-21-18, 05:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,664
Posted By FrontFive

I'd been riding a Karate Monkey with slick tyres...

I'd been riding a Karate Monkey with slick tyres to and from work and found that the fatter the tyres, the more I enjoyed riding it. Also, I couldn't help but be attracted to the cartoonish, monster...
Forum: Fatbikes
06-08-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,001
Posted By FrontFive

Hi. I have only done one ride on 29 plus tyres on...

Hi. I have only done one ride on 29 plus tyres on my Ice Cream Truck since building them up so I can only provide my initial observations. I found the plus wheels to be a lot faster rolling. I think...
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