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  • Not yet but I can foresee it coming in the next year or so.
    My dad is 84 and still drives regularly, only does around 5k miles a year, doesn’t drive in the dark if it is at all avoidable and will get a lift from me/someone else if it is an option for any trips.
    Mum pretty much doesn’t drive now, still has a license but finds it too…[Read more]

  • I saw a similar exchange along the lines of…
    Buyer – How much is the bike?
    Seller – £100
    B – OK, what’s the lowest you’ll go?
    S – About 3mph, any less than that and I fall off.

  • wombat replied to the topic Dahon Curl or Brompton? in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    @malvernrider 3 to 4 miles each end of a train journey on fairly flat paved roads/cycle paths. Will be attaching some sort of laptop bag to the rack (appreciate it will need to be removed before folding).

  • wombat replied to the topic Dahon Curl or Brompton? in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    Thanks folks.
    My default position was a Brompton on C to W but the curl looked like a good alternative for about half the price. Don’t want to save cash and then find it’s annoying or tricky to use.
    I’ll see if i can find a local Dahon stock is and go have a play in store.

  • wombat replied to the topic Dahon Curl or Brompton? in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    Thanks for the replies.

    @eddiebaby 😀

    @munrobiker Thanks for that, I agree with the value point, the Dahon is about half the price of an equivalent Brompton. The fold looks very similar and I really like that it uses standard components. Good point about the flat fixing, I hadn’t thought of that.

  • wombat started the topic Dahon Curl or Brompton? in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    Was just about to commit to Brompton ownership when I came across the Dahon Curl i4 on sale at Rutland Cycles.

    It looks to be a very good alternative with several similarities, have any of you good people ridden both and formed a view or preference for either one?

  • wombat replied to the topic Tramps. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Was he called Migg?

    No idea but I think I know his sister, she works for the local steel fabricators.

    Her name’s Miguelda

  • For sizing, if I go for the same as my 5-10 impacts would that be right?

  • Thanks folks, will check out my local army surplus emporium.

    Unfortunately changing out of the suit trousers isn’t really practical as I’m doing a number of short (1 to 2 mile) journeys between sites/offices during the day so just want something I can quickly pull on over my regular clothes if its raining so I don’t have to spend much of the day…[Read more]

  • Are there any waterproof overtrousers available which will fit someone who is tallish and slimmish?

    I need the overtrouser equivalent of a 32″/33″ waist & 34″ leg which will fit over a pair of suit trousers.

    All the ones I’ve tried so far only come in s/m/l/xl sizing so for me to get a long enough leg (34″ inseam) I end up with a waistband which…[Read more]