Sunshine1; presumably you have to ride down a road adjacent or in very close proximity to the tram lines – which are also going in the same direction as the road?
You’re suggesting you want to change your bike to avoid your wheels falling into the tram ‘ruts’?
If you like the Cannondale that much, you don’t want to change it, so you need other options; as I see it these are either learn to avoid the rails by positioning yourself on the road further away from them. Alternatively, take a different route.
Either way, don’t change a bike you love just to accommodate for you what is a tricky section at present.
Good luck!Posted 5 years ago
Hi, hi, hiPosted 5 years ago
After having avoided falling off my bike consecutively for 2 weeks, on Tuesday this week the bike wheel got stuck on the tram rail/trail in Edinburgh landing flat on my side leaving me with pretty nasty cuts and bruises. As I cannot avoid riding thru the same spot I’ll probably have to replace my bike? Read somewhere that this called ‘Fat Bike’ might be better to use on this kind of ‘terrain’? I have an old Cannondale (light weight) that was given to me 12 years ago. I have grown very fond of it but I guess safety comes first. Can anyone advise me on what are the bestoptions? As I’m a girl I dont know anything about bikes (apart from the basics of course) Thank you guys! 😉coastkidMember
Buy a fat bike… cruise to work during the week, do not worry about tramline ruts, potholes, taxies, people, roadies etc.. just roll right over them all with a big grin
Then head east on the train with bike at the weekend and cruise the coastline in East Lothian… 🙂
Not many fat lovers on here, plenty septics – i mean sceptics and haterz and doubters
and also loads that dont ride much but pass judgement – let them be the mould on the bread… do what YOU want and ride what you want. 😉
If i lived up town in Edinburgh i would deft ride my pugsley every day as some of the roads are not smooth at all in at the side, never mind the tramlines…
Oh here are some links; 🙂
USA (world wide imput) MTBR Fatbike Forum
proof they are fun… http://coastkid.blogspot.co.uk/Posted 5 years agopolyMember
I’m guessing this is a troll, but Druidh’s video is a start. I think TIE were running some special initiatives to train cyclists on crossing the lines. I’m note sure why you can’t change your riding style to cross the lines at 60 deg. Perhaps you can post a Google Streetview of the particular site?
“Like I said I CANT change the route and I cannot give you the exact route I take. But its the ‘safest route'” but is it the safest overall accounting for this – especially if trams eventually start zipping up and down there.
Rather than changing the bike – perhaps some skills training would give the confidence and skills to clear the hazard?Posted 5 years ago
The video was pretty good. Thanks. I see your point Poly kinda makes sense 🙂 Trimix has gone a bit over the top 😕 Like I said I am a very careful biker even a driver (no points on licence or accidents since 1998) 😀 the accident was just a one off, just the thought of having to cycle on that road again gives me the creeps. I thought that getting a bigger bike/tyres would do the trick?? Anyway still got 2 weeks off the road untill I recover properly. I’ll go along to a bike shop next week to see what my best options are..safety, safety, safety..Posted 5 years ago
***NO PLANNING TO DIE (YET) .. LIFES FULL OF FUN*** 😉keyses2Subscriber
I’ve put these on my old Cannondale commuter
They are quite chunky but are slicks so roll quick and are more comfortable than narrow slicks.
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