• TfL to trial 360-degree cameras on lorries in bid to end blind spots (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agoASL, as in Advanced Stop

    ASL, as in Advanced Stop Line?

    Nice tech though.

    Also - why have they chosen to depict it (the bus) going right to left, in the synthesized video? Surely it'd be more intuitive if the bus was moving from bottom to top (like a sat-nav)?

  • SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall1 year 6 weeks agoyes, fair play to them, its a

    yes, fair play to them, its a pretty comprehensive grovel. I think you can infer from it that they have invested heavily in this and are not about to let it slip back further.

  • SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall1 year 6 weeks agoyou do have to give them

    you do have to give them extra points for taking responsibility, not like some other companies...such as hold the phone at a 45 deg angle in your left hand.

    Personally I like SRAM and this wont put me off them, especially as they will probably get a more experienced R&D director after this Smile

  • More photos of SRAM’s new electronic groupset1 year 6 weeks agoYeah not sure much point in

    Yeah not sure much point in wireless, only be a fad really.
    Assuming a central battery you need cables to both derailliers so you're only talking about saving cables from the shifters, which would then need their own batteries if the central one wasn't there. No I think that running the signal on the same 2 core power leads is the most likely way.

    Plus I'm sure I speak for most cyclists when I say I dont want a computer selecting what ring I'm in. The computer cannot see the upcoming undulations or gradients, nor does it know how much power you've got left!
    Some of us like to select the big ring or little ring depending on how we want to ride a particular section, so no way thats a piss poor idea IMO.

  • SRAM president Stan Day apologises for disc brake recall1 year 6 weeks agoI love a good corporate

    I love a good corporate apology jampacked with buzzwords.
    This is the best line IMHO - in fact I'm going to try and drop it into a meeting next time something goes wrong :

    "We have chosen to be a high performance product development company. This choice carries risk, and we have just found a very painful edge."

    If you can't be bothered to read the full statement:

    One of the bits goes wrong in the cold.
    We're going to give one our suppliers a right bollocking.
    Please don't leave us, we still love you.

  • Insurer outlines to lorry owners the dangers cyclists face1 year 6 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:Don't even

    crazy-legs wrote:
    Don't even need top 10. Just the one.

    STAY AWAY FROM THEM!

    Unfortunately, I don't get to do much cycling with ET on the front of my bike, so perhaps you can explain how I can stay away from such a vehicle when it drives up behind me?

  • Genetic Carbon Micro Fender1 year 6 weeks agoChocolate teapot.

    Rolling On The Floor

    Chocolate teapot.

  • Make cycle awareness part of driving test, says top motoring journalist1 year 6 weeks agospragger wrote:After all the

    spragger wrote:
    After all the hubris & examination of late, one is even more convinced that the only thing that will work in the UK is . .
    - Enacting a law of Strict Liability

    It seems to work in most of Europe. .

    There isn't an "only thing that will work" - there is a long, long list of things that will help to make things better. Strict Liability is certainly one of those things, as is better driver training, cycle training in schools, and infrastructure improvements. None of these things is mutually exclusive, and everything except the massive infrastructure projects could be enacted overnight. The only thing missing is political will.

  • Insurer outlines to lorry owners the dangers cyclists face1 year 6 weeks agoQuote: I agree with James-o a

    Quote:
    I agree with James-o a top 10 things not to do near a lorry type document would be great, although who you could trust to actually put something sensible together would be a short list i fear.

    Don't even need top 10. Just the one.

    STAY AWAY FROM THEM!

    Doesn't matter who's right and who's wrong, you're never going to win an argument with one. Therefore if you're unsure what a lorry is doing (why is it stopping at that angle?, why is in halfway across the lane?) stop and let it do whatever it's doing.

    On the other hand, that document is very good - it's good because it's aimed solely at the drivers and not attempting to apologise for other road users (yes, some cyclists break the law, there's nothing we can do other than look out so go carefully!)
    Great advice.

  • More photos of SRAM’s new electronic groupset1 year 6 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    euanlindsay wrote:
    SRAM are using the doubletap levers, but they are going sequential for shifting. Left hand level goes up, right down. That is how the differentiate themselves from Shimano and Campagnolo.

    The other thing I've heard that might fit in with the pictures, its actually wireless for transmitting the signal and the wire is for battery only.

    there's only 2 paddles with doubletap though, so how to do sequential shifting front and rear?

    incidentally, you can set up Di2 to shift sequentially if you want. you just reprogram the buttons. Chipps from Singletrack uses it like that.

    I think you misunderstood my meaning of sequential. I mean sequentially through your 22/20 gears hitting all the ratios in sequence. You only need up and down in that case as you aren't choosing to shift to the big/small ring or where on the cassette to good.

    Current Di2 lets you program one side does up, the other side does down for both the front and the rear, but it doesn't offer true sequential shifting. So far only the Fairwheel project bike has managed that

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/fairwheel-bikes-creates-stunning-seq...

  • TfL to trial 360-degree cameras on lorries in bid to end blind spots (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:There are

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    There are other systems available too. The UK company Brigade makes one detection system and there's another available here I forget the name of as well.

    The Brigade system uses ASL360 technology (actual term Brigade uses is "powered by ASL360"), not sure if they partner with anyone else.

  • Make cycle awareness part of driving test, says top motoring journalist1 year 6 weeks agoAfter all the hubris &

    After all the hubris & examination of late, one is even more convinced that the only thing that will work in the UK is . .
    - Enacting a law of Strict Liability

    It seems to work in most of Europe. .

  • Roberto Heras suing Spanish authorities for €1m for 2005 Vuelta 'positive'1 year 6 weeks agoYep mikeprytherch, spot

    Yep mikeprytherch, spot on.

    Spain, the dopers friend.

    They probably failed to use black ink instead of blue on the test tube label, thus making the whole test void.

    I expect they will burn a load of epo laced blood bags sitting in storage as a way of celebration.

    I feel really sorry for Menchov because he was as clean as a whistle......honest.

  • More photos of SRAM’s new electronic groupset1 year 6 weeks agoI'm not convinced that

    I'm not convinced that wireless is really a possibility right now, because of battery life. Di2 and EPS are good for 1,000km between charges. Make it wireless and you'd be looking at a battery life of days, at most. Even on low-power bluetooth.

  • More photos of SRAM’s new electronic groupset1 year 6 weeks agoeuanlindsay wrote:SRAM are

    euanlindsay wrote:
    SRAM are using the doubletap levers, but they are going sequential for shifting. Left hand level goes up, right down. That is how the differentiate themselves from Shimano and Campagnolo.

    The other thing I've heard that might fit in with the pictures, its actually wireless for transmitting the signal and the wire is for battery only.

    That could work with 1x11, and would probably be ideal for cyclo-cross. Bit tricky to do that with a double chainset though.

    If it really was wireless, it would be sort of pointless wouldn't it if you then have to trail wires through the frame to the stem mounted battery, you might as well use the wires to transmit the signals like Shimano and Campagnolo do?

  • More photos of SRAM’s new electronic groupset1 year 6 weeks agoWow, they are actually

    Wow, they are actually TESTING a product! Applause

  • Design and win a Trek Project One bike worth up to £3,200!1 year 6 weeks agoHi all, Firstly, thanks to

    Hi all,

    Firstly, thanks to everyone who has entered so far. This is meant to be a fun way for you all to play around with bike stuff.

    The budget was chosen to make this a challenge. The idea is to focus on the paint, not on the components. So no, you can't have both top-of-the-line wheels AND drivetrain. This sacrifices the quality of the paint job.

    The trick is to focus on the frame, which is really how people should be investing their money when they buy bikes in the first place. Components are cheap, and easy to replace.

    We are looking for designs that have the most thought put into the design of the frame, and clever ways that people match bits of kit with it. Not frames that look pretty nice and have high end components.

    Hope that helps!

  • Bristol speed cameras to be reactivated1 year 6 weeks agoa.jumper wrote:stop their

    a.jumper wrote:
    stop their refusal to discuss traffic policing with cycle groups until all cyclists have lights.
    They've said that in print somewhere? That's an outrageous stance, quite illogical and not too easy to defend - it's at odds with every other police service in the world probably! Perhaps asking some politicians if they support this out-on-limb approach would be the way to encourage a rethink.

  • Video: Boris bike vs Mont Ventoux1 year 6 weeks agoMy legs have just turned to

    My legs have just turned to jelly thinking about it...

    Fantastic Achievement. Well Done

  • Roberto Heras suing Spanish authorities for €1m for 2005 Vuelta 'positive'1 year 6 weeks agoTell me... was EPO detected

    Tell me... was EPO detected in the sample... YES, did the method of storage cause some chemical reaction which spontaneously produced EPO in the sample... NO... therefore you took EPO you t**t, you commitment the crime so accept the penalty.

  • TfL to trial 360-degree cameras on lorries in bid to end blind spots (+ video)1 year 6 weeks ago...and not before time

    ...and not before time either. There are other systems available too. The UK company Brigade makes one detection system and there's another available here I forget the name of as well. These aren't especially expensive at £2000-3000 when you consider how much a tipper truck costs new.

  • Parker International closes website1 year 6 weeks agorussyparkin wrote:hmm not

    russyparkin wrote:
    hmm not suprised, i never bought anything from them as their prices seemed to cheap. oxymoron i know but just seemed like a scam

    I have bought from them and their service and delivery was excellent. I would definitely have bought from them again.

  • Pregnant woman blames collision with elderly cyclist on kicking from unborn baby1 year 6 weeks agoSarah Barth wrote:Many, many

    Sarah Barth wrote:
    Many, many more men get away with raping women than the number of women who get away with falsely accusing men of rape, if you want to shine a spotlight on the justice system.

    But my main objection I suppose was your phrase 'all they have really achieved is to open their legs'. This site is meant to be welcoming for all, so take your demeaning language elsewhere, thanks.

    I think he's partial to a bit of goat.

    He said he'd unsubscribe so he'll have abandoned that name and possibly pop up with another in due course.

    In the mean time, let's get back to crossing bridges regardless.

  • Do we challenge red light jumpers/green man means cyclist1 year 6 weeks ago'There are many lights that

    'There are many lights that function on induction loops that a cyclist cannot trigger late at night, unless they have thought it through and glued a small neodynium magnet to their BB shell or shoe sole. '

    FTFY.

  • Renewing our Premium membership1 year 6 weeks agoI know it may be difficult

    I know it may be difficult but here's an idea for this time next year, how about opening up premium membership sign-up ahead of Christmas and adding a 'gifting' option so that people could potentially give a premium membership as a Christmas present?