• New 2014 cervelo R31 year 4 weeks agoHi Hope you don’t mind me

    Hi
    Hope you don’t mind me resurrecting this thread but I am interested in this bike.
    It seems to me the 2014 R3 – 105 that can be purchased for £1995 is not actually the 2014 frame (which has the internal cabling and comes as a R3 – Ultegra which is about £3000)
    Please correct me if I am wrong?
    What kind of discount could I expect to negotiate on this bike?

    Regards
    Andy

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agomrmo wrote:GoingRoundInCycles

    mrmo wrote:
    GoingRoundInCycles wrote:

    Pedestrians are moving naturally at speeds that make it easy to avoid accidents with other pedestrians. Walking is the default mode of transport for human beings. It barely has any impact on the environment and has no need for legislation.

    So why have pedestrians and cyclists sharing the same space?

    Quote:

    You should slow to a walking pace out of respect for the pedestrian not the dog. Someone above mentioned rolling along at 20 mph as reasonable on a shared path. In the presence of pedestrians, with or without dogs? Surprise That is just insane!

    You have misunderstood me, I am saying that on most cyclepaths it is perfectly possible to do 20mph without much effort, which is very different to you should do it.

    Quote:

    As for dogs, a well trained dog will not be running around like a lunatic on a shared path but dogs need exercise and joining their owners for a well behaved long walk away from traffic with some freedom to explore the sights and smells is perfectly appropriate. If you are cycling at under 1o mph because you have spotted pedestrians, a well behaved dog ought to give you no trouble.
    .

    I think you will find the law is quite clear on under control and leads, if It is not on a lead it is not under control. Law is also clear on dogs and public spaces,

    https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public

    your idea of a dog being friendly could seen by some as a dog attack. I don't like dogs, I do not like dogs jumping up at me, I accept it MIGHT be being friendly, but it might be trying to attack me. To be honest I don't really want to find out either way.

    You might say a dog should be left to run off the lead, I think you'll find the law is a little less forgiving.

    On your other point about under 10mph, so shared use cycle paths are parks in your opinion and are not routes for commuters?

    while I do ride on shared paths and meet dogs/kids and yes some times their behavior can be erratic etc,

    I know you think it says a dog must be on a lead, but it says nothing of the case.

    It's this.

    "Out of control

    Your dog is considered dangerously out of control if it:

    injures someone
    makes someone worried that it might injure them

    A court could also decide that your dog is dangerously out of control if:

    it injures someone’s animal
    the owner of the animal thinks they could be injured if they tried to stop your dog attacking their animal"

    A dog being off the lead or even coming up to you is not out of control.

    I don't have a problem with dogs, I like dogs and tend to audibly greet them, surprised dogs can be erratic.

    folks who leave dogs on extending leads all over the path have a special part in my heart though....

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agoThere's a lot of circularity

    There's a lot of circularity here but if you use a route subject to certain publicly available guidelines (sound familiar?) and you ignore them and are involved in an accident, don't think that your opinions are going to count for squat diddly in a court of law. The judge will look at the publicly available guidelines (on the internet) and decide if you are outside of them. If you have ignored the guidelines, I hope you are very well insured with a policy without caveats for your own stupidity, otherwise you will be writing a large cheque.
    We can argue over who the routes are for etc but it is irrelevant in terms of this story.

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agoHave I missed something here?

    Have I missed something here? Exactly how fast was this adult cyclist going? "He looked like he was going fast" seems a bit vague.
    Or is everyone filling in the blanks? As they say "Presumption is the mother of all f..ups"
    I am loving your quotes GoingRoundInCycles Day Dreaming What was it? A weapons grade muppet? Rolling On The Floor

  • Video: How to be a road cyclist1 year 4 weeks ago"I'm gonna KOM..."

    "I'm gonna KOM..."

  • Smartphones and long rides: The Strategy1 year 4 weeks agoGood thread, wish had read

    Good thread, wish had read similar long time ago! I ditched my Garmin Edge 305 with power problems and rather than buy another I put my iPhone 4S on the bars of both my bikes using a Topeak iPhone Ride case for £30. Very stable/secure, ridden a few thousand miles on the road now without problem.

    If weather dodgy I use the silicone cover the ride case comes with, if full-on rain I use an extra Topeak dry bag on same mount.

    I bought an extra Topeak battery that straps with Velcro under the stem, about £50. Reasonably out of sight and not heavy, if not exactly sexy. I'm using Cyclemeter (more power hungry but loads of custom stats, graphs & maps) and linked by Bluetooth to HR & Speed/Cadence sensors. Get around 6 hours from the battery then 4 hours from the phone battery but also bought a 2nd battery for Coast-to-Coast-in-a-day and Derbyshire to Devon over 2 days. Strava definitely better for power usage (I just upload by email from Cyclemeter) and I'm keen to try the navigation app others mentioned as an alternative.

    Only problems have been with Topeak batteries, had to send 2 back with damaged micro-USB connectors and 2 with damaged cables, not damaged whilst riding though. Once sorted have been great and now happy have got a set up that will see me through longest of day-rides with all the live data even a data-head like me could ever want. The dry bag is sealed so can't plug in the external battery but then 4 hours or so is plenty long enough for me if it's that wet. Before the Topeak bike-specific batteries I also used an extra iPhone battery pack sat in a tri-bag on the top tube which did the job too but some iPhone cables were a pain stopping charging & bleeping.

  • Just In: Surly Straggler1 year 4 weeks agoI've got a Surly with

    I've got a Surly with 700x42mm tyres and drops

    http://audaxing.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/two-winter-bikes/#surly

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agomrmo wrote: If you design a

    mrmo wrote:

    If you design a cycle path that swaps cycle/car conflict for cycle/pedestrian conflict has been designed by an idiot.

    All this talk of asking cyclist to slow down is pointless,those that will will, and those that won't won't.

    No! Put the blame squarely where it belongs. The design of a path does not and cannot create conflict. Conflict is created by self-entitled idiots who believe that their needs and wants are somehow more important than anyone else's. That sort of twattery cannot be designed out of any system.

    Quote:
    The path designers would be better served by asking themselves some serious questions from the off.

    First who is this path for

    Non motorised transport.

    Quote:
    second how do we ensure the user group is best served

    Build a path and ban motorised vehicles from it.

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    third how do we ensure no conflict.

    You cannot. There will always be arseholes capable of starting a fight in an empty lift. But if people cannot be trusted to use the path responsibly, put in extensive speed calming measures. That would be a shame as that money would be better used to improve facilities elsewhere in the country.

    Cheers, pastaman. Smile

  • Video: How to be a road cyclist1 year 4 weeks ago"Own the road..." get a car

    "Own the road..."

    get a car Rolling On The Floor

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agoI would consider the right

    I would consider the right set of rules for any form of mechanical transport, on a highway of whatever form, must be the Highway Code. The point is that everywhere and in every circumstance, we must be considerate of every other person, animal, and any other relevant life form that we come across on or near the thoroughfare we are using, no matter how inane or incompetent we consider them to be. If we aren't and an accident happens as a result, we deserve to be sued for every cent we've got by the injured party.

  • Drones - the next big thing in cycle safety, or a case of too much blue sky thinking?1 year 4 weeks agoFly along a pre-programmed

    Fly along a pre-programmed route. Brilliant. So if you change your mind on the way home and go a different way, or a road closure or accident forces you to detour, the drone just continues on its merry way without you?

    And there is actually a way that exists at present to get a large bright light a few meters ahead of you in the road to alert vehicles of your presence. Yeah, it's called a light.

    Great technology. Sh!t deployment. Think bigger guys, c'mon.

  • Kent Police issue witness appeal after National Escort Group motorcyclist killed during road race1 year 4 weeks agoVery sad for the gentleman's

    Very sad for the gentleman's family and friends, such a shame that in taking time out to assist others in road safety he has come to grief.

    My sincere condolences, we all appreciate the work of the NEG guys.

  • Outrage: How to respond?1 year 4 weeks agoMy own daft physics is that

    My own daft physics is that with kids being lighter moving slower and being nearer the ground, the helmets might be of more use than to adults.

    I do believe that until they are teenagers, they should wear them.....just in case.

    My own kids wear the hard shell type.

  • Are drivers and cyclists just as dangerous to pedestrians?1 year 4 weeks agoHas RoadCC approached The

    Has RoadCC approached The Times for a comment having had its science discredited?

  • Cateye Volt 50 rear light1 year 4 weeks agoIt took a lot of cursing and

    It took a lot of cursing and cussing to get the bracket to fit the carbon rails on my saddle.
    Love the light though, plenty of light given out on the unlit country roads that I commute on.

  • Running a 'pick three' competition1 year 4 weeks agoenrique wrote:...I've never

    enrique wrote:
    ...I've never used the OFFSET function, can you explain what [it] does?... Thanks! Smile

    Wow, I'm still stumbling with it, but I think I'm getting the hang of it, pretty cool! Thanks, dr! Smile Did you come up with that function nesting yourself? I wish I'd seen it earlier! Smile

  • CORE Bike first look: Kinesis, Colnago, NeilPryde, POC, Ritte, Marin, Identiti, Rolf Prima, Tifosi and more!1 year 4 weeks agoPete invited people to stop

    Pete invited people to stop in if they were passing. And that made you angry why exactly?

    Thinking

  • Video: How to be a road cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoDon't know what EPO

    Don't know what EPO is?...
    Classic.

  • British Cycling decision to end sportive insurance cover for National Escort Group riders branded "foolish"1 year 4 weeks agoNorthstar, how many sportives

    Northstar, how many sportives have support motorbikes? Sorry ive only done one (well, same one 3 times, the NorthernRock/Virgin Cyclone) and that didnt have any motorbikes that i noticed, some marshalls tho.

    I can understand the need for motorbikes on closed road events, as some riders may ride on the wrong side of the road, risky if a car has sneaked onto the course.

    Dont know how motorbikes can help on open road events tho, as there would be riders spread out everywhere, so you need static marshals (not mobile ones) at risky junctions.

    It might be 'ignorance' that we are overlooking the fact that sportives get people cycling, something that is a BC objective, so maybe thats an issue here? otherwise sorry, I dont get your point, why cant sportives pay for this insurance.

  • British Cycling decision to end sportive insurance cover for National Escort Group riders branded "foolish"1 year 4 weeks agoFirstly, I understand that

    Firstly, I understand that the Sportives have to pay the NEG guys (even if its just expenses) I'm not sure how these guys work, but have appreciated their work over the years if they don't, then they should.

    secondly, as it's advised, lots of Sportive riders are BC members, as it keeps them insured.

    Thirdly, they do a different job on Sportives than races, they don't close junctions etc.,they police and safety check what becomes (unlike a RR) a very long field, and advise unruly riders.

    I believe this is to do with the insurance which up until now has applied to competitive and non competitive events, blanket. Now its competitive only.

    I would imagine that the organiser or NEG rider having to get separate insurance on an event by event basis would be expensive, and difficult.

    Why don't BC charge a fee to Sportives to allow them to make use of the blanket cover?

    I'm not a BC member, so have no real right to moan, but this seems a bit political.

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agoi'd rather use the A4 than

    i'd rather use the A4 than take my chance on the cycling path with the speeding choppers with no manners and no bike skills and no respect for anyone else. selfish, self-righteous assholes on bikes.

  • Project one1 year 4 weeks agothis week

    this week Wink

  • Rapha Sample Sale returns to Manchester at start of February1 year 4 weeks agoI'd fancy this, but not sure

    I'd fancy this, but not sure I fancy queuing up and whatnot before it opens. Also, cheap or not, I don't actually *need* anything. Still, it is dangerously the day after I get paid.

    Good news about the cycle club. New York, San Fran, Sydney, Osaka, London and... Manchester!

    Party

  • Bath-Bristol path "not the place for reckless speed cycling" says Sustrans after 9-year-old breaks collar bone in collision1 year 4 weeks agoarfa wrote: I am not sure I

    arfa wrote:

    I am not sure I follow how you're happy to quote guidelines for control of dogs but ignore those for cyclists. It is more than a little inconsistent.

    Because dogs are law and it gets ignored, guidelines aren't even law so you can't ignore them!

    My point is very simple, everyone agrees that common sense says slow down, i hope everyone also accepts that common sense doesn't work!

    So asking people to do things is wasting your time.

    If you design a cycle path that swaps cycle/car conflict for cycle/pedestrian conflict has been designed by an idiot.

    All this talk of asking cyclist to slow down is pointless,those that will will, and those that won't won't.

    The path designers would be better served by asking themselves some serious questions from the off.

    First who is this path for
    second how do we ensure the user group is best served
    third how do we ensure no conflict.

    I am of the opinion that a bad cycle path is worse than useless.

  • Exposure Flare rear light1 year 4 weeks agoI have had one of these for a

    I have had one of these for a couple of years and 3 weeks ago it just stopped working. Contacted USE Exposure and sent back for a repair. I had no proof of purchase and could not even remember when or where I bought it. The repair was FREE! All I paid for was delivery to them.
    Brilliant service if you ask me. Party