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  • A prime specimen of Daily Hail -style confused double-unthink? The Diary of an ADI (approved driving instructor) just had two seconds of fame thanks to a post that is noteworthy […] 3

    Diary of an ADI

    A prime specimen of Daily Hail -style confused double-unthink? The Diary of an ADI (approved driving instructor) just had two seconds of fame thanks to a post that is noteworthy […]

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  • It's a regular feature of the cycling calendar in Edinburgh: I'm not talking about Pedal for Scotland, but an article in the Edinburgh Evening News prompted by the "concerns" of "Cramond residents", generally one Alistair McEwan (with or without reinforcements)... 3

    Yet more safety “fears” at Cramond Bridge Toll

    It's a regular feature of the cycling calendar in Edinburgh: I'm not talking about Pedal for Scotland, but an article in the Edinburgh Evening News prompted by the "concerns" of "Cramond residents", generally one Alistair McEwan (with or without reinforcements)...

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  • The Challenge Fujin is the archetypal lowracer, so I was very pleased to get this red SL-spec from Laid-Back-Bikes out on the roads of central Scotland. It's utterly excellent. 3

    Challenge Fujin SL review

    The Challenge Fujin is the archetypal lowracer, so I was very pleased to get this red SL-spec from Laid-Back-Bikes out on the roads of central Scotland. It's utterly excellent.

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  • I grabbed a few photos of this awesome RaptoBike Midracer in hub-geared/open cockpit configuration before it went out to a customer from the Laid-Back-Bikes showroom... 4

    RaptoBike Midracer 26″ Alfine/OC

    I grabbed a few photos of this awesome RaptoBike Midracer in hub-geared/open cockpit configuration before it went out to a customer from the Laid-Back-Bikes showroom...

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  • It’s been a while since I posted an update on the Milan being assembled at the Laid Back Bikes showroom. The velo is waiting for batteries and electrics to be […] 0

    Milan velomobile: first sit

    It’s been a while since I posted an update on the Milan being assembled at the Laid Back Bikes showroom. The velo is waiting for batteries and electrics to be […]

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  • ~55 miles, ~2800ft of ascent, deserted roads on this cycle route around the coast of Arran - an excellent day out for all the family! 8

    Cycling around Arran

    ~55 miles, ~2800ft of ascent, deserted roads on this cycle route around the coast of Arran - an excellent day out for all the family!

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  • When this lightweight build of the classic 26" all-rounder turned up at Laid-Back-Bikes en-route to a customer I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to take some photographs... 5

    Challenge Seiran 26″ SL-II USS

    When this lightweight build of the classic 26" all-rounder turned up at Laid-Back-Bikes en-route to a customer I couldn't miss out on the opportunity to take some photographs...

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  • The handling issues I experienced when I recently reviewed the <a href="http://mccraw.co.uk/bacchetta-corsa-700c-review/"> large Bacchetta Corsa 700C</a> came as a real surprise. I expected it to be big, but if I wanted to stay in riding position through stop-start traffic, I could only just get the tip of my shoe to the ground.

<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="Gaucho seat height" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7431527364_b6a9bf4b13.jpg" border="1"  /><br/><i>Despite full-size 700C wheels, the Gaucho has no handling issues</i></p>

On paper, the Corsa doesn't sound that much higher than the <a href="http://mccraw.co.uk/nazca-gaucho-28/">Nazca Gaucho</a> but the reality is that the latter has no handling issues at all, with flat shoe to the ground at leisure. 4

    Stick bike vs “Euro bend” seats

    The handling issues I experienced when I recently reviewed the large Bacchetta Corsa 700C came as a real surprise. I expected it to be big, but if I wanted to stay in riding position through stop-start traffic, I could only just get the tip of my shoe to the ground.

    Gaucho seat height
    Despite full-size 700C wheels, the Gaucho has no handling issues

    On paper, the Corsa doesn't sound that much higher than the Nazca Gaucho but the reality is that the latter has no handling issues at all, with flat shoe to the ground at leisure.

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  • <b>94% of respondents said that survey data "should not be wilfully misused by any charity", and 93% said that "vulnerable road users need to be protected, not victimised".</b>

If representative of the nation's cyclists as a whole, this would be a brutal slap to the face of certain individuals and their organisation... 3

    IAM survey fatally flawed, study implies

    94% of respondents said that survey data "should not be wilfully misused by any charity", and 93% said that "vulnerable road users need to be protected, not victimised". If representative of the nation's cyclists as a whole, this would be a brutal slap to the face of certain individuals and their organisation...

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  • A full-on go-fast trike, the ICE Vortex is light, aerodynamic, stiff, expensive, and not that practical (albiet only in the same way as any racing bike). 9

    2012 ICE Vortex review

    A full-on go-fast trike, the ICE Vortex is light, aerodynamic, stiff, expensive, and not that practical (albiet only in the same way as any racing bike).

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