- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoandybwhite wrote:I'd like toandybwhite wrote:
I'd like to know how many motorists were given fines for having defective lights (or unlit lights) during any similar period?
As well as driving through red lights, this is classic victimisation and everyone laps it up as per usual.
- Does the way you ride say what sort of employee you'd be? Lucy Kellaway thinks it might.1 year 7 weeks agoMaybe we need an article on
Maybe we need an article on how to track stand - it isn't difficult and once people realise how easy it is then it wouldn't be showing off would it?
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoWouldn't be a bad idea to do
Wouldn't be a bad idea to do this near any major university at this time of year. There would be a fair number of takers round here.
- London police seek armed robber who fired shots as he made his escape by bike1 year 7 weeks agoFelon is cearly a muppet
Felon is cearly a muppet anyway - I worked in a betting shop as a student and the amount of cash around on a Saturday afternoon was amazing. By Monday morning of course its all in the bank.
Mind you, given the price of a decent road bike these days I do have some sympathy with seeking alternative sources of funding...
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agothey should have a
they should have a "crackdown" in oxford on bus drivers driving like dicks!
- Does the way you ride say what sort of employee you'd be? Lucy Kellaway thinks it might.1 year 7 weeks agoThe article did go some way
The article did go some way to separate "all cyclists" myth. The study could be very revealing both for cyclists and drivers.
Trouser leg/cycle clips is open to interpretation. I ride a bike with chain guards but if I have to ride one without, I'll roll mine up too.
Until I moved to London from NL, I'd barely set foot in a bike shop - in Holland, I bought my bikes from an old bloke who reconditioned them, rode them into the ground for a year and bought a "new" one. It was only when I moved to London, I started using bike shops, I even went and worked in one!
It comes down to walk a mile in my shoes. You have to know much more about a person to properly analyse how and why the ride the way they do.
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoI see wiggle getting bumper
I see wiggle getting bumper sales in lights this week... and bumper returns next week.
- Does the way you ride say what sort of employee you'd be? Lucy Kellaway thinks it might.1 year 7 weeks agoFlip it the other way...
Flip it the other way...
I'd like to be driven round by a potential boss and see how they behave at the wheel of a car before deciding if I want to work for them.
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agothink they have 'crackdown's'
think they have 'crackdown's' and campaigns don't they - sometimes car drivers on phones, or speeding, drink driving, sometimes cyclists 'RLJ-ing'/ without lights etc. If you accept that you can't police every infringement all of the time, then this seems an effective way to do it.
Nothing unfair about it, IMO, especially how the police are enforcing this with the 'rectification within x days' rule to avoid the fine
- Tour of Flanders1 year 7 weeks agosmudge wrote:Leffe!
- Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 7 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:
Carry onOldRidgeback wrote:
Carry on if you want. But it won't get you any further ahead. And in a few weeks, we'll have another news item kicking off another helmet debate and then pretty much the same string of comments. And then a few weeks after that...
I can tell you from experience that some people are open minded enough to change their minds when acquainted with evidence and arguments from a different viewpoint. They are usually scientists trained to look at statistics. I well remember discussing helmets on a newsgroup with a helmet believer who is now prominent on cyclehelmets.org.
Given the helmet propaganda and misinformation so widespread in the media there is a place for the other point of view. That this side of the argument needs putting is apparent from the number of ill informed cyclists who say, "I crashed and a helmet saved me."
Not everyone who reads these threads has read previous helmet threads. For some cyclists it may be news that there are people who don't believe in helmets, and that there is strong evidence they do not work.
There are indeed topics and forum discussions here which do not interest me. I do not read them. I don't bother to add my comment to say that the people who do find them interesting should shut up.
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoThere's no excuse not to have
There's no excuse not to have lights. There's also no excuse for driving a car with bald tyres or defective lights. I hope the police are enforcing all construction and use regs fairly: would be a shame if they were targeting one (relatively slow moving...) group, wouldn't it.
- Randonneur1 year 7 weeks agoNot at all, simply that a
Not at all, simply that a true representative of a 50's French Randonneur can be reproduced successfully. You can always take a peep at jeffdownes6666.blogspot,com
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoThey did this in Newcastle
They did this in Newcastle early in the year also, really need to prod them to do it again as going through the student areas (Jesmond especially) there are loads of riders on bikes with no lights.
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoGood job by plod
Good job by plod
- Annual Oxford bike lights crackdown sees 171 cyclists fined1 year 7 weeks agoElcustardo wrote:ShouldntElcustardo wrote:
Shouldnt need an initiative
Should be all year
lights are dirt cheap theses days for a basic set
I agree. It's been a mystery to me for years why the police seem to mainly ignore breaches of such a fundamental law.
- Wheelset for heavier cyclist.1 year 7 weeks agoAs everyone else says, that's
As everyone else says, that's clearly an issue with the wheels. Probably once the first spoke went, they weren't tensioned evenly when it was replaced and that put additional stress on other spokes. Most people seem to have no issues with Fulcrums at a wide range of rider weights.
That said, they are a low spoke count wheelset. If you want something more durable that still comes in around the same weight, try a handbuilt set with a higher spoke count - something like 28 front, 32 rear. Using, say, an H Plus Son Archetype rim, Ultegra hubs and some light spokes, you can get a very solid wheelset at a similar weight and price to the Fulcrums (plus you can replace rims, rather than the whole wheel, when they eventually wear out). Worth a thought, anyway..
- How a carbon wheel is made + video1 year 7 weeks agoDon't know about the cost
Don't know about the cost 10-50x more. A top end bike is pretty much the same as a bottom end car
- Randonneur1 year 7 weeks agoIs there a spam report button
Is there a spam report button on road?
- New Bike Day1 year 7 weeks agoDon't worry - it will get a
Don't worry - it will get a thorough going-over and it's coming home in the back of the car rather than being ridden. I was tempted to build it myself, but for reasons involving nesting of various discounts I had to pick it up in-store...
- Chris King R45 hubs (unbuilt)1 year 7 weeks agoCampag or shimano freehub?
Campag or shimano freehub?
- rapha.. why do people on ebay insist on paying more than it can be bought new from rapha1 year 7 weeks agoI believe one of the Paul
I believe one of the Paul Smith Giro jerseys went on eBay for £300. They were still in stock too. Overseas buyers in countries unable to buy from the site?
- Soggy bottoms*1 year 7 weeks agoajmarshal1 wrote:Al__Sajmarshal1 wrote:Al__S wrote:
I'd rather people were paid a living wage to keep roads clear than use borderline slave labour...
I wouldn't, capitalism keeps me in nice bikes.
I have sympathy for the less-able and the unemployed, don't get me wrong.
But as someone once said, in order to have a functioning democracy it is necessary for someone to sweep the streets.
- Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 7 weeks agoGoingRoundInCycles wrote:IGoingRoundInCycles wrote:
I believe that a substantial impact to the NHS of accidents involving cyclists not wearing helmets needs to be conclusively demonstrated before compulsion can be contemplated.
You believe wrong, then.
In spite of any potential risks from head injury, cycling has a net health benefit for the individual concerned, in terms of longer life and general well-being, and also for the wider community. So the costs of treating head injuries resulting from cycling are more than compensated for by the overall health benefits that cycling brings.
As an aside, consider the injuries incurred by victims of motor collisions, or those who play contact sports - are you happy to underwrite those costs? They are just as unnecessary and just as avoidable. Head injuries from cycling are a drop in the ocean by comparison.
Also, in any debate on protecting people on bikes from head injury, it needs to be remembered that bike helmets are the least effective safety measure and should not be held up as the answer to all the questions about cycling safety.
- SRAM recalls RED 22 and S-700 hydraulic road brakes1 year 7 weeks agoandybnk wrote:Never buyandybnk wrote:
Never buy version 1 of anything!
hydraulic disk brakes on bikes are not exactly new, its more likely to be a product specific issue, not a technology failure.