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25-04-2018, 20:06   #61
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was similar for me; i'm of a vintage where GCN was relatively well known in dublin.
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26-04-2018, 09:09   #62
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I present a thesis: **** bike stands encourage **** bike locking

Exhibit A from Ballsbridge last Friday:

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26-04-2018, 09:19   #63
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26-04-2018, 09:38   #64
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I present a thesis: **** bike stands encourage **** bike locking

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There's one of those stands at my local Aldi. I've never seen a bike locked to it, people choosing to leave their bikes at the trolley bay instead. It's only about 1m long and I think freestanding, completely useless.
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26-04-2018, 13:18   #65
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The wheelbender racks are just about usable for a quick stop if you have a security skewer on the front wheel. Very few bikes do, and quick stops aren't necessarily what you want a bike rack for.
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26-04-2018, 13:32   #66
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The wheelbender racks are just about usable for a quick stop...
Sometimes they are positioned so badly you can lock the frame nicely by going alongside the tall rack. Granted, this is annoying to other hypothetical users.

The racks where I work are elevated so the wherlbenderdness is even greater. That said, my chain can go through the rack frame and both wheels ensuring a secure bike but probably buckled wheel.
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26-04-2018, 13:33   #67
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Yeah, they're really awful. And, as you say, they usually end up with one bike hogging at least two spots, in order to make the bike reasonably hard to steal.
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26-04-2018, 18:41   #68
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Footpad is running in Punchestown right now.
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And Footpad wins by a mile!
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26-04-2018, 20:57   #70
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This thread is getting way too continental with all this fancy French terminology. I'm going to be a bit rebellious here...

foot, inch, mile, lbs
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This thread is getting way too continental with all this fancy French terminology. I'm going to be a bit rebellious here...

foot, inch, mile, lbs
Feck off with your backward ways
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26-04-2018, 21:02   #72
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Feck off with your backward ways
You guys are wearing blinkers - look across the Irish Sea and you can visualise Britain rising again. You'll all be begging to come back into the EmpireCommonwealth post Brexit
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26-04-2018, 21:03   #73
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You guys are wearing blinkers - look across the Irish Sea and you can visualise Britain rising again. You'll all be begging to come back into the EmpireCommonwealth post Brexit
Sure if you love it so much, you know where you can cycle to....Norn Iron
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Sure if you love it so much, you know where you can cycle to....Norn Iron
Did I ever tell you about my last cycle up North? Think there's a thread about it around here somewhere. Had an accident, don't you know....
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Did I ever tell you about my last cycle up North? Think there's a thread about it around here somewhere. Had an accident, don't you know....
Sure you might as well tell everyone for the 751st time. Some people may have forgotten.
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