jonwe

  • jonwe replied to the topic 1000 fps – beautiful video in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    Good find rocketdog. Presumably he’s famous for riding a bike that stupendously fast.

  • jonwe replied to the topic 1000 fps – beautiful video in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    And the chain slap, and the berms moving, and the rear wheel flexing…..

  • Norco have released a 1000 fps video of a trail rider. Apart from the obvious errors of not being filmed on a 26″ hardtail cotic in the chilterns knee deep in mud whilst it’s raining and dodging dog walkers, it is a thing of much beauty. The video

  • jonwe replied to the topic Commuting on the regents canal in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago

    I live near the grand Union at home and it’s a similar muddy slop problem here. Benp says it’s mainly tarmac & flagstones in central London so the main concern looks like pedestrians and other cyclists.

  • Shimano 520 or 540. Do the job. Adjustable spring tension so he can get out easily if he needs to. I’ve been running them or their predecessors for 10-15 years on the fleet and they never break or wear out. They’ve hit numerous stationary objects at speed – logs, rocks, me, tarmac and they just keep going even if I don’t.

  • Our London office is moving and I’m considering a bike commute from Marylebone / Baker Street over to Hoxton. Regents canal looks to head in the right direction so I might be able to fit in ten miles a day of pleasant flat-track plodding. Does anyone here use it and if so what’s it like in terms of surface and density of walkers / cyclists /…[Read more]