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Postby CasinoTom » Thu 9 Sep 2010 13:20 GMT

Hey all,

I have been doing some hunting, but with no luck...do you know of any cycle dealers in the Valletta area?

Thanks,

Tom
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Postby pumabob » Thu 9 Sep 2010 19:48 GMT

Nope, but there are quite a few in Mosta.

Seem to carry a large range of bikes and spares.
Haven't been in though, just walked past them, so can't comment on prices.
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Postby stuartd1 » Fri 10 Sep 2010 05:26 GMT

I would think the body armour required in order to brave cycling on Maltese roads would be more expensive than the bike!
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Postby boogiewoogie » Fri 10 Sep 2010 09:36 GMT

Do they make robocop suits for cyclists?
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Postby JJ » Fri 10 Sep 2010 13:17 GMT

I've taken to carrying a miniature video camera with two hours recording time in case I need to prove what happened in an accident (though I endeavour not to have accidents and so far so good).
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Postby pumabob » Sat 11 Sep 2010 02:26 GMT

How do you know when to switch the camera on before an accident?? :wink:

Seriously, one of my police cyclist friends wore a small digital 'helmet cam' which could be powered by a small battery worn on the belt or a larger one (up to 8 hours power) fitted to the bike.

Mountain bikers use them too and a good way of recording your trips, with or without accidents.
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Postby JJ » Sat 11 Sep 2010 22:49 GMT

Although I run it all the time as I'm sure you realised, it also has a sound-triggered mode when it starts recording when there's a noise, but that's really for home surveillance. This one is about the size of my thumb (really!) and holds two hours recording on a Micro SD card. It's also great for recording those twisty downhill runs.
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