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Cycling and Motorbiking

Where to buy bikes, safety, cycling and biking tips, electric bikes, mopeds, locks and chains, country treks, where to go and how to get there.

All are welcome to add their favorite bike, journey, media, discussion, share information on fixing punctures and maintenance, motorbikes, cycles, all types of anything and everything.

Location: Ireland
Members: 14
Latest Activity: Dec 10, 2016

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Safety for Cycling

Started by Spirality. Last reply by Spirality Feb 1, 2016. 3 Replies

Number 1 - GlovesGloves (especially padded ones) relieve pressure on the hands from leaning on the handlebars all the time, and in the event of a crash you'll be glad you are wearing them, trust me. …Continue

Tags: night, dark, rain, bike, riding

Cargo Trailers for Bicycles

Started by Spirality. Last reply by Spirality Nov 28, 2015. 2 Replies

For most people who cycle to work or the shops, their cargo needs can be met either with a front basket, a set of panier bags, or a milk crate attached to the carrier with cable-ties, which can…Continue

Tags: goods, farm, shopping, camping, bugout

Mountain Bike Skills

Started by Spirality. Last reply by Spirality Aug 16, 2015. 1 Reply

MTB tips and tutorials on increasing your biking skills off-road, and by translation your every-day cycling skills and confidence improves.Everyone should learn track-stands, wheelies, and a…Continue

Tags: mtb, to, how, stand, balance

Bicycle Maintenance and Repair

Started by Spirality. Last reply by Spirality Jul 3, 2015. 3 Replies

Fixing a puncture.When your out on journeys, bring tyre levers, a pump, a spare tube and something to get the wheel off. If you get a puncture miles from home you can change the tube in a few…Continue

Tags: gear, brake, grease, dirt, rag

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Comment by Spirality on June 21, 2016 at 23:31

You can carry a fold-up bicycle on the local bus, once it is covered, increasing your range. 

You can bring your mountain bike on a Commuter train and DART but not during busy times (before 10am and from 15.30 to 19.00).

Bikes can also be brought on inter-city trains and buses for a small fee.

  • Obviously you should stay with the bike and make sure its not in anyone's way, and if it has a battery you should remove it during transport.

More information http://irishcycle.com/how-to/how-to-bring-bicycles-on-public-transp...

Comment by Spirality on May 18, 2016 at 18:24

9 maintenance things that People often get wrong, by the Global Cycling Network

Visit the you tube page for some helpful GCN links from the video  www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M_obzrBlnM  

More info on Bicycle maintenance, including a full bike take-apart and re-assembly  www.tirnasaor.com/group/cycling-and-motorbiking/forum/topics/bicycl...

Comment by Spirality on May 10, 2016 at 5:03

For those planning to go camping or touring by bicycle, day trips or holidays, this video will show you everything from which bike to go with, how and what to pack, camping tips, cycling with panniers, bike repairs and where to stay.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NJNI-gOLVg 

Comment by Spirality on April 25, 2016 at 15:21

Scrapheap Challenge - Two teams build and race Superbikes from junk in only 10 hours, but they can't use any parts from motorbikes, it has to be 100% redneck.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwuQmvdVIfU

Comment by Spirality on March 29, 2016 at 19:04

Cycling with a helmet versus cycling without one

www.youtube.com/watch?v=07o-TASvIxY

Comment by Spirality on March 17, 2016 at 14:16
Comment by Spirality on March 16, 2016 at 1:50

Rafik Kaissi shows off his hand-built motorcycles

Comment by Spirality on March 4, 2016 at 23:56

5 futuristic motorbikes

Comment by Spirality on March 3, 2016 at 2:12

Interbike - the biggest bicycle trade show in America 

Comment by Spirality on December 4, 2015 at 23:50

Bicycle rules of the road (for San Francisco, but is common sense everywhere).

 

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