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JaredCE

Member since Jan 2012 • Last active Sep 2014
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    Has anyone picked up a 2014 Ridgeback Flight 04, its a good looking bike and at 799 in the sales its a tempting price. I wish it were just a single speed bike with drop bars though rather than an internal hubbed one.

    Any thoughts on it?

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    Sigh. my bike turned up on Gumtree. emailed the police... but doubt they're open on a sunday

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    So my single speeder of 2 years was stolen this week. I'm really quite upset because it was a good looking bike, and i can't seem to find many similarly specced bikes still for sale.

    Luckily it seems my insurance has come through and should be sorting me out with a new one, however I wonder if anyone else has bought a new SS for around the £600 mark that they can suggest. I was mainly looking for something nice and light, hopefully with a carbon fork and with drop bars. I'm not too worried about the breaks, though would prefer front and back.

    it seems that the specialized langster 2015 is the only one that fits my description at the moment, but was wondering if i have overlooked anything.

    Cheers

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    My trek 4th District single-speed bicycle was stolen yesterday between 8.30am and 11.30am from a communal area in a block of flats in Chiswick. I've let the police and local bike shops know. I doubt I'll ever see it again, but would be amazing if I got it back.

    This is my lost beauty:

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    oh yeah, facetious argument from the store employee, was that if they start allowing bikes in the store, people would start takings, ducks and cows in too

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    I've started taking my bike into stores with me when i need to quickly pick something up. Sometimes if i only need one thing from one of the big 4 supermarkets i'll walk my bike around the store pick up whatever i need and head off.

    This has never raised an eyebrow with the public, security or general employees until today when i attempted to quickly pick up an item from pcworld (don't start). admittedly they were quite good about it, asking me to leave my bike to the side at the front of the store while waiting to pickup my item from the collection point rather than taking it outside, but i somewhat doubt they would have asked the same of someone pushing a pram, and by gosh in london do you have some oversized prams.

    Has anyone found that stores are generally accepting of you wheeling your bike around, or do you tend to get told off by the security guard? obviously if the store is tiny it makes a difference but when it's a fricking cavern with more staff than customers....

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    When i'm not cycling to work, I walk in. There are quite a few bike racks that I pass when walking to work, and every few months the council goes around checking the bike racks and marking bikes that may have been abandoned.

    I once spotted a good looking Kona bike that would have been good for a friend of mine that was tagged up, so i went up calling the council (H&F) to see if there was a legal means to getting the bike after the period of notice was up. It turns out that due to H&S concerns, they won't pass the bike on to the public and instead landfill them.

    This, to me, seems to be a wasted opportunity. These bikes would be great for a community project in taking these bikes, doing them up and reselling on cycle to work schemes or similar.

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