• Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoSorry but this guy is an

    Sorry but this guy is an idiot and has experienced first hand the result of cause and effect.

    He bowled through a red light assuming it was going to change in his favour (suggesting that he wasnt familiar with the light sequence of that particular junction), does so at a speed where he could not stop in time and then has the gall to do a PSA in the style of a crackhead saying "hey kids, dont do drugs".

    The vast majority of RLJ's I see go through junctions do so sheepishly and check traffic in all directions. The only ones I see doing so that would end up with injuries like this guys are the fucking idiots that frankly, have it coming.

    As for the prosecution of cars in the ASZ: it will never happen.

    The Met & CoL police dont want to touch it and Boris Johnson has said that they will be decriminalised and TfL will manage them. BJ has been mayor for 5 years and Ive heard a lot of waffle from the guy but nothing of substance has come about.

  • helmet for a more ovalized head1 year 4 weeks agoI don't know if it will help

    I don't know if it will help someone to suggest but in what plane are you ovalzied? Do you have a pointy head/high crown, or is short and wide. or long and thin? Something with a flexible inner cradle probably.

  • Best Road Shoes for about £1001 year 4 weeks agoFizik R3, half price on

    Fizik R3, half price on wiggle!!

  • Road Nats: Mark Cavendish wins in Glasgow1 year 4 weeks agofair point. Let's ask Paul

    fair point. Let's ask Paul Smith to come up with a new design. Smile

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoMost of the time you should

    Most of the time you should stop at red lights but it's not that simple - sometimes it's safer not to. Often you have to make your own assessment on what is safer rather than blindly obeying the law.

    If all road users followed the law properly, were courteous and showed some awareness of vulnerable road users then I would see no justification for cyclists jumping red lights. Until this day happens (probably the day after hell freezes over) I'm going to use my common sense and judgement as to where it is safest for me to be on the roads.

    I drive myself but I would welcome much stiffer penalties for mobile phone use, entering an ASL, blocking cycle lanes etc. As for killing or injuring a cyclist - a mandatory lifetime driving ban if the driver is found to be at fault and whatever criminal charges are applicable. There is a large minority of drivers who intimidate and bully their way through traffic and if plain old human decency isn't enough to make them reconsider their behaviour then the law has to act.

  • FS: 2012 Genesis Croix De Fer, 58cm1 year 4 weeks agoStandard Spec Below (* where

    Standard Spec Below (* where changed)

    Frame: Reynolds 725 Steel
    Fork: Cr-Mo
    Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
    Number of Gears: 20
    Shifters: Shimano Tiagra 10spd Sti
    Chainset: Shimano Tiagra Compact
    Chainrings: 50-34 tooth
    Bottom Bracket: Hollowtech
    Cassette: Shimano Tiagra 10spd 12-28
    Chain: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
    Pedals: Shimano PDM-520
    Front Brake: Avid BB-7
    Rear Brake: Avid BB-7
    Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra Sti
    Handlebars: Genesis 6061 Alloy Drop
    Stem*: Genesis OS 6061 Alloy 7deg
    Headset: FSA Aheadset
    Grips: Shockproof Brown Tape
    Rims: Alex XD-Lite
    Front Hub: Shimano M475
    Rear Hub: Shimano M475
    Spokes: Stainless Black
    Front Tyre: Continental Cyclocross Race
    Rear Tyre: Continental Cyclocross Race
    Saddle*: Genesis Road CrMo Rail
    Seatpost: Genesis 6061 27.2mm

  • Video: Reynolds Cycling wheels guru Paul Lew talks aerodynamics & sidewinds1 year 4 weeks agoI thought they came with DT

    I thought they came with DT Swiss 240 hubs?

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    alsothings wrote:
    ... as a London resident, while it's cool and all the police are ticketing the light jumpers, do you know what would be super neat? If they would ticket motorists in the ASL...

    Watch this space... (but don't drive your car into it)

    http://road.cc/content/news/84623-tfl-plans-fine-motorists-and-dock-points-licences-ignoring-advanced-stop-lines

    Hoorah! I hope this actually happens.

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoTo ride a motorbike I had to

    To ride a motorbike I had to go through loads of training, I also did advanced training after passing my test, this training has saved me on at least 2 occasions from serious accidents on my bicycle, situations that without the training I know I would of ended up with serious injurys, many of the principals such as observation and positioning are the same.

    My point is this, more should be done to train and teach people on bicycles, sure you need to have the willing to learn and take the courses, but more training will equal less accidents.

    One of the first things I was taught is when out of the bike, treat everybody as if they want to kill you, perhaps extreme but the point is drivers are not looking to keep you alive, you are not high on their priority list, so look after yourself first and don't put yourself in danger.

    Running red lights and not obeying the law is dump, no excuses really and this guy I'm sure won't be running a red light again, but lets not blame lorry/car drivers etc., we are not in control over their actions, so the first thing to do is ensure our actions are correct, so get some training and look after yourself, it may save your life !

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoSo presumably City of London

    So presumably City of London police, and the Met, will be showing this video to all of their own officers on bikes? I frequently see them jumping lights. Surprising how often they cycle on the pavement as well.

  • Louis Garneau Course Gloves1 year 4 weeks agoI'm constantly on the lookout

    I'm constantly on the lookout for gloves with minimal padding.

    I find anything with big gel pads and stuff makes numbness much worse.

  • Bristol's first car-free 'Make Sundays Special' event a "great success" with majority in favour1 year 4 weeks ago"One taxi driver told the

    "One taxi driver told the BBC: “It’s ridiculous. The passengers that want to go to the city centre, just the other side, they can’t go there so you have to go all the way around.”

    Possibly the first ever instance of a taxi driver complaining about having to take a passenger on a longer route Wink

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoalsothings wrote:... as a

    alsothings wrote:
    ... as a London resident, while it's cool and all the police are ticketing the light jumpers, do you know what would be super neat? If they would ticket motorists in the ASL...

    Watch this space... (but don't drive your car into it)

    http://road.cc/content/news/84623-tfl-plans-fine-motorists-and-dock-poin...

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks agoSo I don't jump lights on my

    So I don't jump lights on my bike and I have this habit at yelling at cyclists that I witness doing it, but I have to say, as a London resident, while it's cool and all the police are ticketing the light jumpers, do you know what would be super neat? If they would ticket motorists in the ASL. I'd say at least half the time I'm at an intersection waiting for the light to cycle, I have to smash my way into the pedestrian crossing as there's a motorist sitting in the bike box. A couple days ago, a van did this and there were a couple met officers in a marked vehicle right next to them and they did nothing. They probably could have issued the ticket before the light even turned. So yeah. By all means enforce those ticketable minor infractions, it will make the road safer. But do it to all road users.

  • Spanish police smash doping trafficking rings - 84 arrests made1 year 4 weeks agoAt least they're moving on

    At least they're moving on the trafficking side of things, you never normally hear about this stuff, as if the EPO just 'appears' in riders fridges etc. Not heard of any similar busts anywhere else though.

  • Video: Cyclist seriously injured after ignoring traffic signal warns fellow riders to stop at red1 year 4 weeks ago10 - Addison Lee

    10 - Addison Lee

  • Just In: Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR wheelset1 year 4 weeks agoI couldn't find a follow-up

    I couldn't find a follow-up test review for these - did they not make the cut?

  • Road Nats: Mark Cavendish wins in Glasgow1 year 4 weeks agoMetjas wrote:djb123 wrote: I

    Metjas wrote:
    djb123 wrote:
    I don't think that the British champion should wear the dutch flag.

    dutch flag will be reserved for Johny Hoogerland, the new dutch national road champ of the Vacansoleil team. Cav is with the Belgian OPQS team.

    I know that. The current design for the british champions jersey is red, white and blue horizontal bars, vertically, in a tricolour. The same as the dutch flag, it has always confused and (slightly) annoyed me.

  • Polish inventor rolls out IzzyBike chainless folder +video1 year 4 weeks agoIt's like the cold war never

    It's like the cold war never ended! Glimpsed across the divide being taken out of the boot of a Trabant.

  • Judge: driver's lapse of concentration that killed veteran cyclist 'could have happened to anyone'1 year 4 weeks ago"This "I didn't see them"

    "This "I didn't see them" stuff is such guff."

    It's beyond comprehension that the phrase often gets used as some sort of defence. The fact that you didn't see someone or something that you drove into is the bloody problem.

    "I have a strong suspicion that many of these "I was distracted / blinded by the sun" excuses..."

    I don't have the exact ones to hand, but I noticed one or two fishy-looking defences recently that suggested that "sun in my eyes" is now seen as a relatively safe defence by motoring lawyers.

    "Why you would want to cycle on it, less so organise a TT on it, is beyond me."

    There are TTs regularly held on the A3 (which is also basically a motorway) and I've driven past them a lot. They're held when the road is relatively quiet (ie after evening rush hour) and are heavily signposted. Under those premises, it seems pretty safe overall. I'd certainly never cycle on that road as a single cyclist and/or when busy, though: it's a lethal environment.

  • Yorkshire bid to become European capital of cycling with ambitious 10-year plan1 year 4 weeks agoI was in York on Saturday,

    I was in York on Saturday, lovely town and full to the brim of bikes, great to see but what was even better was that it was perfectly 'normal', simply people going about their business on a bike with no apparent regards for 'the rules', cycling fashion or anything else that they would have to consult a cycling website for.

    When I get in my car, I drive, I park, I shop, I don't have specific fashion for the car, it's just a tool to be used, when the bike reaches that status it will be a success.

  • Road Nats: Mark Cavendish wins in Glasgow1 year 4 weeks agoMetjas wrote:djb123 wrote: I

    Metjas wrote:
    djb123 wrote:
    I don't think that the British champion should wear the dutch flag.

    dutch flag will be reserved for Johny Hoogerland, the new dutch national road champ of the Vacansoleil team. Cav is with the Belgian OPQS team.

    Forgive me if I'm wrong, but I think djb was referring to the fact that the previous iteration of the national champ jersey consisted of three block stripes of colour, rather than any semblance of the Union Jack. In that respect it looks decidedly ambiguous.

  • Tour de France game - Pick three Frenchmen1 year 4 weeks agoThree separate entries sprang

    Three separate entries sprang to mind, all revolving around Dumoulin, but unsure whether to focus on sprint, GC or KM points.

    Eventually plumped for:

    EDIT 24.06.13 at 11:30am (sorry, I had to tinker)

    Chavanel (OPQS) 27.4 [instead of Bouhanni]
    Dumoulin (ALM) 16.0
    Bonnet (FDJ) 5.2 [in for Le Mevel]

  • Judge: driver's lapse of concentration that killed veteran cyclist 'could have happened to anyone'1 year 4 weeks agoA terrible tragedy. The A19

    A terrible tragedy.

    The A19 is essentially a two-lane motorway and no place for anyone to be riding a bike, no matter how experienced. I use the road regularly and the average speed on this stretch is probably over 70mph. Why you would want to cycle on it, less so organise a TT on it, is beyond me.

  • 2012 Tarmac Expert SL3...a little advice please1 year 4 weeks agoPlease don’t think I’m mental

    Please don’t think I’m mental with this one Thinking
    I had a similar problem and I have tracked it down to the headrace bearings being dry/worn out. Its been plaguing me for a couple of weeks and several strip downs and retightens later I was none the wiser until I was caught out in a rain storm the other day and it stopped. Stripped it down cleaned, greased, tightened it up and job done no more clicking. My bike is aluminium but the principle should be the same. Hope it helps.