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Carey

Member since Apr 2013 • Last active Apr 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My dog loves our infrequent pedalme taxi rides. Much more than trains and cars. I assume he'll trust me just as much when it's me pedalling.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've just joined the cargo bike club with a decently priced second hand workcycles fr8. Cycled my brompton to pick up the new bike, and it handled nicely on the way home with my brompton tied on the back. Looking forward to riding around with more heavy stuff, passengers and convincing my dog to get in a large box on the front.

    Looking for a service and some replacement parts/accessories. I think Bikefix is a workcycles dealer.

    Any other recommendations for a lbs out there to get parts or accessories?

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    Just finished bullsh*t jobs by david graeber. I really enjoyed it and i think its a solid addition to the books about the working world and shorter working weeks. It kept me well entertained

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    Thanks very much - your experience sounds like what I would expect - I'll report back if I get this plan sorted for the summer.

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    Cheers, yes, that's a good idea.

    I've heard enough stories from some disabled people to fear the experience of trying to board a train with a non standard bike. I assume most cargo bikes like the bullitt will be a non-starter (either in policy itself or in the way train staff choose to implement their policy).

    the omnium mini seems like the obvious choice but I think is too small for my needs; the mini max seems like a sensible choice for selected infrequent train travel - looks a bit like a normal bike, shorter than a tandem and if someone decides its width is a problem, its rack could be grudgingly removed.

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    Does anyone have any experience of taking cargo bikes on (UK) trains?

    I guess this is generally bloody difficult i.e. generally not permitted, but having seen that video of the bloke and his dog on king alfred way, i'm considering a cargo bike for me and my dog and wondering if its possible to take one on a train for weekend getaways etc. I guess they are considered as being like tandems in restrictions: https://www.atob.org.uk/uk-bike-rail-res­trictions/

    I figure its less of a problem the shorter and less bulky the cargo bike is, e.g. omnium mini max better than omniums regular cargo size bike, etc

    Any experience on this? Should i stick to the forum dog thread?!

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    4 photos of the 2 wheels now added - same link as before. Happy for you to come look at these wheels.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Thanks for letting me know. Been wondering if this is the bike for me and my dog. Seen others on the forum like this. Still undecided about size, but I can't get an answer from my freeholder about parking it in our communal bike storage. GLWS

  • in Rider Down
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    Sorry to hear this. Hope the physio goes well.

    I had a crash almost three years ago in Whitechapel, and as a result ended up with a dynamic hip screw, so a slightly different outcome for me. Extremely positive praise for the team at the Royal London. I wasn't weight bearing for 3 months, so there was lots of work to do to get back to health.

    I was cycling before i was properly walking. Your revovery will be different I think. I enjoyed switching my cycling to a more chilled out ride mtb style while recovering.

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