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Re: 3rd time unlucky

31 August 2014 - 12:44pm
I've tried the making patches from old inner tubes but in my experience its been a bit unpredictable. Despite careful preparation the repairs have all failed within 12 months.

How do you prep yours Tony ?

Re: Four 4x4's on a forty mile ride

31 August 2014 - 12:26pm
james01 wrote:lisap wrote:I live in a very hilly place, my 4x4 is covered in mud from being on the farm every day AND when it snows I wouldn't get off my property without it.

You could try walking . I'm being slightly facetious but the description of a farm or village being cut off is now used in the press simply when motor vehicles can't get through. It used to mean when people on foot couldn't get through - now that's what I call being really cut off .

Your being horribly horribly judgemental. We have friends that live on a 100ish acre barely viable farm (Organic just about keeps it afloat) that's around 4 miles from the nearest shop 6 to the nearest town. Should they walk an 8 mile round trip every time they need the shop? or maybe have a line of pack mules for the monthly shop in town?

There seems to me to be this increasing view that people judge others based on there own circumstances so its " I don't need a 4x4 so why should anyone else?"

Lisap ........ don't apologise and don't let anyone make you feel bad if you need it then you use it!!

Re: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride

31 August 2014 - 8:22am
kwackers wrote:reohn2 wrote:And I hate Renault Twizzy's
Gerrof! The Twizy is almost the perfect city car!
I agree,they look great,I was only winding you up

Re: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride

31 August 2014 - 7:24am
reohn2 wrote:And I hate Renault Twizzy's
Gerrof! The Twizy is almost the perfect city car!

Re: 3rd time unlucky

31 August 2014 - 2:50am
OnYourRight wrote:Tonyf33 wrote:I've just had two punctures in quick sucession..loads of tread on the tyre but the carcass had split in a couple of places near the cosmetic channels..not impressed.
What tyre model?
they don't make them anymore
32mm Specialized Borough CX Pro folder, and tbh, I think I'm being stupid/unrealistic.
These are amazing tyres, they're supple, comfy, very fast rolling & offer very decent levels of puncture protection. I have done a few thousand fairly heavy duty miles on it (I'm over a 100kg and load up regularly) and with it being on the rear more so, closer inspection shows the area to be a bit thinner/worn more than the rest, probably caused by a back wheel skid as I've had a few here and there (sometimes because I could..lol). The first opuncture looks to have been caused by a large sharp thing right in the centre of the tread away from the affected area, I'll have to check the puncture area on the replacement tube to see if the thinned area is at fault. My immediate thought looking at it was that it was..however now I'm not 100% sure. In any case though it has some meat left it is beginning to wear a bit now so I've swapped it.
it's a fairly lightweight tyre for its type at 365g so I've had my monies worth, guess you just always want to get more, I've got 3 on the shelf anyway and I use a 25mm on the front so I'm good for a while yet..just annoying when you get a a couple of punctures in quick succession.

Re: Four 4x4's/SUV'S on a forty mile ride

30 August 2014 - 11:35pm
Edwards wrote:I was only trying to inject some humour, just pick any car you do not like.

I did

And I hate Renault Twizzy's

Re: 10 year ban for killing cyclist

30 August 2014 - 9:02pm
IMHO the authorities should begin by taking a much harder stance with road ragers.

A motor vehicle is a lethal weapon in the wrong hands. Any person applying for a firearms certificate who displayed an aggressive attitude, anger management issues etc. would rightfully be told to "jog on", so why should someone of a similar personality be allowed on the road with an object weighing over 2 tons?

Drivers seen tailgating, intimidating other road users, driving aggressively etc. should loose their licence.

Clamping down on bad drivers early would reduce the death toll by removing these drivers from the road long before they kill anyone. A driving licence is a privilege, not a right!


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