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thebrenthamtaffy

Member since Jul 2011 • Last active Aug 2019
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    Great shot! Good to see the Bullitt is still
    Working out with x2 ever growing nippers, handy having the “sunroof!” We have a medium Douze and a 5 1/2 year old and we’re considering getting the long front end to give our boy a bit more leg room, but the limiting factor may be the headroom as your Bullitt has shown! Better do some careful measuring before we invest...

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    Luckily for us there was an organised ride-in from Ealing, but lots of idiots on bikes in amongst that lot and painfully slow at times, but no easy task stopping traffic (who never want to stop!) and negotiate junctions/lights etc. Hats off to the Marshalls/Guides, they're pretty good and everyone is kept safe.

    We were actually happier later-on when it opened up a bit. Our first lap started around Midday and you can imaging how busy it was then. I love the irony of many parents who tell their kids not to do something and actually do it themselves. Our boy almost got squished by many-a-stupid-parent. The Douze was a nice big deflector at times to stop being cutting across us.

    It's a great day out and would recommend it to anyone with a vague interest in bikes... and hopefully we'll bump into some more cargo-esq-bikes next year!

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    @benp1 we were there on our Douze on Saturday! Our 5 1/2 year old managed x2 laps on his Islabike Cnoc which was pretty good going. We rode across from Ealing with his bike mounted on the back of the Douze and he rode on his own once we were in Hyde Park. He did around around 18 miles in the end. Not as many cargo bikes as last year. Saw x2 Bullitt's - pink one with the speaker system (LBC logos on it?) and a dark green one. And then a few 3-wheeled Christiana's... Loadsa' other crazy bikes around though including a steam-punk flying pig tall bike... :)

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    We have fitted a pitlock skewer on front wheel to prevent that being nabbed (dyno hub so expensive) and use x2 locks to lock up our bike depending on scenario... we have a folding Abus Granite lock which fits into the bottle boss mounts (Bullitt sell these on their site) but it’s really limited in length... and then we have a English Chains motorcycle lock for maximum security. Nice and long so can fit around a street lamppost and still goes through frame and back wheel for maximum security. We have put inner tube over chain and store it inside a cut-off wetsuit leg to minimise noise when riding. It fits behind the seat when in use so doesn’t take up room. Always been uber careful as you just don’t want to buy a 4K+ bike going missing due to penny pinching or weight saving...

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    Absolutely insane! I love it. This is what I love about bikes and how adaptable they are... those RSW’s are lovely to ride! :)

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    love that!!! :) :)

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    Put this message in wrong thread... doh!

    Chatted to another cyclist on his morning commute earlier today...

    He was on a mountain bike. A Pace RC200 F8 to be precise. Top bloke! Made my day seeing it being ridden.

    Last Wednesday was in driving from Geneva to Evian les Bains and spotted a guy flying along on a Klein Attitude with Horizon Linear Fade (pink/blue colourway). Cool as :)

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    Chatted to another cyclist on his morning commute earlier today...

    He was on a mountain bike. A Pace RC200 F8 to be precise. Top bloke! Made my day seeing it being ridden.

    Last Wednesday was in driving from Geneva to Evian les Bains and spotted a guy flying along on a Klein Attitude with Horizon Linear Fade (pink/blue colourway). Cool as :)

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    Amazing colours & condition. Looks like a great ride. Not keen on those handlebars aesthetically, but they turn a bike into a proper relaxed cruiser... nice! :)

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    Love bikes of this era... Beautiful!!!

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