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  • #74293

    COOLBREEZE
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    Is there anyone out there who after going “Boris” is selling their Brompton Bike?

    I am looking to buy one at fair price. Must be in full working condition.

    Please PM me.

    CB

    #80553

    Jisabella
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    and let me know if you are selling two of them!

    #80554

    jamsandwich
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    http://www.keynoir.com/london

    Bike going on KEYNOIR site..

    #80555

    Trikeman
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    You find them on ebay from time to time, but they hold their value very well so you are unlikely to see a massive reduction from the new price.

    Beware of gumtree: a huge proportion of the bikes advertised on there are stolen, and gumtree simply doesn’t care.

    #80556

    urban
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    That white fixie on Keynoir is BEAUTIFUL. I want! But I’ve always been a bit scared of fixies, are they difficult/dangerous to ride?

    #80557

    Trikeman
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    Only ridden one once. Not difficult, once the message that you can’t freewheel actually sunk through my skull as a reality rather than a theory, but they put a lot of strain on your knee-joints when accelerating away from traffic lights, etc.

    I can see the appeal on a track or on the open road, but I suspect long-term knee damage will be the likely result of riding them in London.

    #80558

    lost_in_thought
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    They put no more strain on your knees than a normal single speed – the only difference is that you have to keep pedalling!

    I’ve ridden one for 5 years, and have had no problems.

    #80559

    Trikeman
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    Yes, I agree the issue applies to single-speeds too. Basically if you gear a single-gear bike for a reasonable cruising speed, it will require a lot of stress through the knees when setting off from stationary – and London cycling is all stop-start.

    #80560

    wingnut
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    London cycling is all stop-start.

    Is it?

    #80561

    Trikeman
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    London cycling is all stop-start.

    Is it?

    Unless you jump red lights, yes.

    #80562

    wingnut
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    Replying to @Trikeman‘s post:

    Without wanting to get into a red light debate it’s usually safer to cruise through smaller junctions if it’s safe to do so, keeps you in traffic free gaps.

    #80563

    Trikeman
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    Would you RLJ in a car if it was ‘safe’?

    #80564

    mit
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    I would, if there was no risk of losing my licence, but there is, so I don’t. There are many junctions where it would be perfectly safe to jump a red light in any vehicle. It depends on traffic flow mainly.

    It’s not very safe RLJ-ing on my boris bike commute so I don’t do it, and now I’m used to not doing it I find myself sitting there on the bike at empty junctions on a Saturday morning waiting for the traffic light to go green… Some people do jump them on my route and I’ve seen people being stopped by the police from time to time, but it seems to be the slower riders and I find I usually catch up with them after waiting for the light to go green anyway.

    #80565

    radii8
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    There’s only one way to RLJ and that’s to jump off the bike and walk it over the junction then carry on

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