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bio website plus.wilka.co.uk
location Newcastle, United Kingdom
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Mar 29 at 11:33

Jun
11
comment Child seat (or rack) at the seat post
That doesn't look like the woman in that pic could reach the handle bars. Have you tried using one of those?
Nov
14
comment What is the easiest and quickest way to pump up a tyre?
I just leave my Cycleaire attached to the bike in its bag (which also holds some tire irons and a patch kit), it's been handy a few times when I'm out and about. I find it much better than any other portable pump I've used. I tend to use a track pump for regular use (which stays in the house)
Oct
14
comment What is the recommended type of tire for riding on wet pavement?
Good idea. For those that want to follow that question, it's at skeptics.stackexchange.com/questions/6572
Aug
25
comment Which puncture-resistant tires?
I've been using Specialized Armadillos for a couple of years now, after a run of getting a couple of punctures a month. My commute to work passes several construction sites by the river, and there's often small shards of metal on the road. So it may depend on what causes your flats, I plan on getting Armadillos again when I need to replace these ones. They're cheaper than Marathon Plus, and have been good enough for me so far.
May
25
comment Whatever happened to solid bike tubes?
You could try getting puncture resistant tyres, e.g. bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/27
Dec
16
comment Recommended inexpensive heart-rate monitors?
I've never seen any wrist-only ones. Can somebody provide a link to one of them?
Nov
26
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?
@Mark Ingram I'm not sure yet :) Only used them for about an hour in total so far, but I'm a lot less wobbly now than I was on my first try. I'd be surprised if it takes much longer to be fine on them though.
Nov
26
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?
Also, I have a set of rollers that does have resistance settings - only 3, but it does make a difference. turbotrainerreviews.com/bike-trainers/elite/…
Nov
26
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?
I think you made a typo in your first paragraph 'rollers' instead of 'rollers' (I don't have the rep to fix it myself)
Nov
7
comment Should I buy a PVC or aluminum roller?
Thanks, I have a set of these on the way now.
Oct
14
comment I wish to get fit, therefore should I have a heavy bike?
Agreed. What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.
Oct
4
comment What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
True, that's why gyroscopes work. The difference here is that these wheels self-balance even when not rolling (because they have an internal gyroscope). So as the child slow slows down, they don't fall over.
Sep
16
comment V-Brake pads for wet conditions
I've picked up set of Kool Stop pads, so I can see how well they work next time it's raining. Which will probably be quite soon :)
Sep
16
comment How can I carry a tripod on my bike?
Mostly urban, with the occasional trip to the countryside.
Sep
2
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
I'd never thought about having coffee for my morning commute into work. I'll have to get myself one of these...
Aug
31
comment What is the best method to teach a young child to ride?
One of the main differences I see here is that you can adjust the stability that these wheels provide (3 settings for the ones I linked to), but training wheels are an all-or-nothing - and if you're 'using' a training wheel you'll be tipped to one side, that doesn't happen with the gyroscope wheels.
Aug
31
comment What is a good way to keep my tires from going flat easily?
Agreed. "when riding too close to the pavement/sidewalk" is less ambiguous.
Aug
31
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
Wow, now that's an expensive light you have there. $230 is a bit steep for me, but it must be pretty impressive for that price.
Aug
30
comment Where is the best place to carry water (back or bike)?
If you're worried about getting dirt on the mouth piece of your bottle, you could get a bottle with a cap. Mine has a flip-open cap that covers the mouth piece, and it's easy to open one handed.