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Re: 3rd time unlucky

31 August 2014 - 1:44pm
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 - 1:26pm
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 - 9:22am
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 - 8:24am
reohn2 wrote:And I hate Renault Twizzy's
Gerrof! The Twizy is almost the perfect city car!

Re: 3rd time unlucky

31 August 2014 - 3:50am
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

31 August 2014 - 12:35am
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 - 10:02pm
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!

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

30 August 2014 - 9:56pm
Edwards wrote:I was only trying to inject some humour, just pick any car you do not like.
Your comment made me laugh - so it worked!

I like most cars tbh. Bizarrely I even like big 4x4's in that I appreciate them for what they are, I simply don't think there's a place for them on our roads.
I generally find Audi's a bit boring (I used to have one), I think their interiors (and BMW's) are a bit unimaginative. And BMW exteriors are very unimaginative! However if there were a way to justify it I'd buy an R8 and live with the Audi tag...

My favourite at the moment is the Renault Twizy. One came past me the other day and I thought it looked great, just a shame about the cost of batteries.

Re: 3rd time unlucky

30 August 2014 - 9:47pm
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?

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

30 August 2014 - 9:33pm
I was only trying to inject some humour, just pick any car you do not like.

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

30 August 2014 - 9:07pm
reohn2 wrote:Edwards wrote:What has happened to the Audi drivers?

Have they had a mention yet?
Quite bit actually,I mentioned them in the first post
You've ruined it for him! He thought he was having a dig at me...
kwackers wrote:TBH I can't say I have much issue with 4x4's over (say) Audi's which I do seem to have issues with.

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

30 August 2014 - 8:49pm
Edwards wrote:What has happened to the Audi drivers?

Have they had a mention yet?
Quite bit actually,I mentioned them in the first post

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

30 August 2014 - 8:48pm
MikeF
I too get grief from other vehicles but single out 4x4/SUV's as proportionally worse, which obviously is down to the drivers, one has to ask why that is?

Re: 3rd time unlucky

30 August 2014 - 7:01pm
old inner tubes...free and ALWAYS work, rub down with sandpaper and jobs a good un.
Being doing this for years and they've never failed, it's how you affix/glue that has more bearing.

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.

Re: 3rd time unlucky

30 August 2014 - 6:39pm

Re: 3rd time unlucky

30 August 2014 - 6:26pm
You could also check the route of your commute for debris. Next to where I used to work was a scrap yard, there was a lot of debris along that road, occasionally there'd be pick-ups and vans parked with people stripping things down before going in to the scrap yard, along with lots of small bits that may have just fallen off trucks going into the scrap yard. Perhaps somewhere on your new commute has a similar problem, or even a higher concentration of thorns. Or just a coincidence?

Re: 10 year ban for killing cyclist

30 August 2014 - 6:09pm
It looks like a big part of the big sentence in the Welsh case is the judge took offence to the dress of the solicitor representing the driver. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-28979459

Re: 10 year ban for killing cyclist

30 August 2014 - 6:06pm
I doubt we'll see an increase in drivers on 9 points doing charity work, but it would be one of the only possible positives, pre-emptive community service.

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

30 August 2014 - 5:10pm
What has happened to the Audi drivers?

Have they had a mention yet?

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