• Sensors of Crossrail lorry involved in cyclist's death not working1 year 5 weeks ago“HGVs that do not comply with

    “HGVs that do not comply with our increased requirements will be refused entry to Crossrail worksites and turned away incurring financial cost to individual contractors."

    I am sure that this vehicle will be inspected to determine the last time its sensors were known to be working and that the contractor will be facing a fine from crossrail back dated. /sarcasm

    But what is the point in making such great bold statements if you do not follow through with them. If that vehicle had been checked when it arrived on site and the sensors found defective it would have been sent away. That means that this resultant tragedy could have been potentially avoided. Just by doing what they said that they were going to do.

  • Triban 3 red1 year 5 weeks agotommo259 wrote:hi is the bike

    tommo259 wrote:
    hi is the bike still for sale? im 6 foot 1 would the frame be big enough?
    neil

    Neil, im 6'1 and ride a 57, its a perfect fit for me

    They really are a great bike for the price

  • Sensors of Crossrail lorry involved in cyclist's death not working1 year 5 weeks agooozaveared

    oozaveared wrote:
    Peowpeowpeowlasers wrote:
    One hopes, at least, that the contractor involved in this tragic death will be refused entry to Crossrail sites, and may also have his/her contract reviewed - possibly even terminated. After all, if Crossrail require contractors to have these devices, then they should be proactive in enforcing that requirement. Otherwise, it's just lip service, isn't it?

    I'd like to know more about the accident. For all we know, the young girl who died may have made a mistake that led to her death. But the use of a hands-free phone in such a large vehicle, in a busy and confined area like London, is worrying.

    Perhaps hands-free devices should be banned in HGVs?

    There's is actually an issue with using tech to enhance safety. On planes etc this stuff uses very expensive protocols for testing DO 178B. That's way too expensive for vehicles to live up to. Ipso facto some tech might not be working. Drivers however may become used to relying on it.

    It's good to have but it's not foolproof. No magic bullet.

    DO 178B/C is not a testing technique, it's a methodology for developing of the entire system (requirements-design-test & documents ) with traceability. Is it more expensive that cowboy techniques? Yeah but the motor industry has it's own standards that should dictate safety in the same way that safety critical systems utlise SIL.

    For new products utilisation of DO178B/C wouldnt prove prohibative cost wise but it that is still no silver bullet.

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 5 weeks agoTo be honest i am a little

    To be honest i am a little shocked that Road.cc have run this story in this manner, and with the tabloid style heading, I thought Road.cc was better than that?

    The tabloids have know for a long time that people generally remember the title and not much of the content.

  • Competition Prizes1 year 5 weeks agoi know you haven't been

    i know you haven't been forgotten!

  • Deuter Bike Bag S saddle pack1 year 5 weeks agoNot so far! I expected that

    Not so far! I expected that too; it looks quite wide. I've been using it for a good two months now and no holes have appeared.

  • Pictures of your Bike1 year 5 weeks ago#LoveYourBike

    #LoveYourBike

  • Deuter Bike Bag S saddle pack1 year 5 weeks agoI bet it will wear holes in

    I bet it will wear holes in the legs of your tights & shorts!

  • Competition Prizes1 year 5 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:they

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    they should be on their way, but i'm surprised you don't have that one yet. they're coming direct from wiggle, so i'll check with them

    Did you manage to find anything out, Dave? Thanks.

  • 50 + 100 Mile Advice1 year 5 weeks agoSorry to hear about your

    Sorry to hear about your accident and chapeau to your fortitude in getting back on the bike.

    50 miles is not a huge deal but as one friend of mine says, 100 miles is when you begin to find out about yourself ! That said, 10 weeks is plenty of time and I recommend having a look at the advice here:
    http://www.bhf.org.uk/get-involved/events/training/cycling-training-zone...

    As has been said above, you will need to put fuel in the tank to do a 100 miles, so a bit of experimenting as you train is a good thing.

    Good luck !

  • Updated: Pinarello announce Dogma F8 + video1 year 5 weeks agoJacob wrote:The complete

    Jacob wrote:
    The complete bike, including rider, is claimed to be 6.4 per cent more aerodynamic than the Dogma 65.1. Along with the 120g reduction in frame and fork weight and I'm not sure if current Pinarello riders will feel the need to go out and buy this new bike. Along with a price increase... Not exactly revolutionary.

    You might want to think for a moment. On the drive side the crank turns clockwise, so with an Italian BB the pedalling motion turns in the direction that TIGHTENS the bb. The reason brittish standard bbs are different is so the the pedalling action turns in the direction that LOOSENS the bb, so if the bearings fail the bb doesn't get tightened into the frame to the point where it won't come out again. It's the same reason that pedal threads are different - pedal ceases, pedal unscrews.

  • Sensors of Crossrail lorry involved in cyclist's death not working1 year 5 weeks agoDoesn't matter how many, what

    Doesn't matter how many, what type sensors are fitted or whether working or not, the ultimate responsibility of the vehicles actions lies firmly with the driver. Sensors are an aid and nothing more.

  • Cambridge segregated bike lanes postponed amid concerns over "kamikaze cyclists"1 year 5 weeks ago“I can’t tell you how often I

    “I can’t tell you how often I see cyclists disobeying red lights and not stopping at pedestrians crossings and pelican crossings." At least he's honest; if I didn't know something I couldn't tell you about it either! Another posturing local politician.

  • Go pink for the Giro d’Italia with these 15 products1 year 5 weeks agoPink is the colour of the

    Pink is the colour of the bold. More the better.

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 5 weeks agoSaddly this article is wrong

    Saddly this article is wrong Bradley will be joining ON THE RIVET VELO CLUB next season http://ontherivet.ning.com

  • Cyclists make great dates, says match-making website eHarmony1 year 5 weeks agoAyBee wrote:Riding with your

    AyBee wrote:
    Riding with your date is crap when they can't keep up Wink

    It's even worse when YOU can't keep up Wink

  • Cyclists make great dates, says match-making website eHarmony1 year 5 weeks agoI have found over the years

    I have found over the years that the best way to keep a relationship going is to have no interests in common at all.
    Hell, even when it comes to holidays we go separate ways.

    And never, never, never ever try to convert a loved one to your interests.
    1) They may prove to be better at it than you.
    2) In the same way that you lent them your best jumper 3 years ago because they were cold and now it's buried in the depths of their wardrobe. You "gave it to them!". You "don't wear it anymore!" (Not that you've seen it since they 'borrowed it'). You will find all your best bits of kit migrating, your tools will disappear mysteriously and all the cleaning products will be down to the dregs because 'you' need to get some more.

    The wife has just read this over my shoulder, 'Harrumphed!' and stormed out of the room. Judging from the banging about upstairs I'm either getting my best jumper back or she's off to her mother's. Laughing

  • Video: New Danny MacAskill film Epecuén features amazing riding in Argentinian ghost town1 year 5 weeks agoGreat stunts. Awesome

    Great stunts. Awesome cinematography. Strangely beautiful landscape.
    Applause Applause Applause Applause Applause

  • Cyclists make great dates, says match-making website eHarmony1 year 5 weeks agoWe were married before I got

    We were married before I got seriously into cycling but my wife has firmly stomped on my fond hopes about the allure of cycling.

    The decisive blow was a few years ago when I was in the shower and she was out in the bedroom.

    It was an en suite, the door was open and I could see her looking at me in the shower.

    But it wasn't a passing glance. She was gazing at me intently, and definitely looking below the waist, as I started to imagine what intent she might have.

    Sure enough she started to walk over into the bathroom and by this time I was well on the way to being ready and willing.

    As I waited eagerly for any suggestions she said "Your tan lines look utterly ridiculous."

    Couldn't have been more effective if she'd just turned the cold tap on.

  • Sensors of Crossrail lorry involved in cyclist's death not working1 year 5 weeks ago[[[[[ I don't have much faith

    [[[[[ I don't have much faith in all these bells'n'whistles on lorries....I just assume the following, at all times: "Driver hasn't seen me, doesn't know I'm there, might be texting, checking emails, unwrapping sandwiches, scoffing a bowl of muesli, swigging from a bottle while scratchin' his knackers, or ogling someone's butt on the opposite side of the road just prior to turning left across my front wheel, or simply doesn't give a fying fluck about cyclists"....which might all be outrageous prejudice on my part, seeing as 9 out of 10 drivers are good'uns. But I'm still standing, or rather cycling, and maybe too many cyclists put too much blind trust in human nature, and call me a cynical git if you like but is it simply dumb luck that so many of these tragic collisions involve women riders, at a ratio of 2 to 1, compared with chaps? We're given to understand that it's male cyclists who take more risks, and there are still many more of them around than females. Just wondering, and I'm not referring specifically to the September 2013, about which I know nothing.
    P.R.

  • Do you trust your handlebar stem?1 year 5 weeks agoSideBurn wrote:I have to

    SideBurn wrote:
    I have to admit I did not use a torque wrench, but I am not a ham fisted bugger.

    When I used a torque wrench for the first time I was very surprised at how little pressure the 4 to 6nm most stems (in fact most bicycle bolts) spec is. If you've never used one, there is a good chance you will be surprised at how much you are over-tightening everything on your bike. It's worth having a quick shot of one to get the feel.

  • Bradley Wiggins to join Orica-GreenEDGE for 2015 and beyond?1 year 5 weeks agoKushdy ride for Wiggo.

    Kushdy ride for Wiggo.

  • 50 + 100 Mile Advice1 year 5 weeks agoTrain up to 75 miles, before

    Train up to 75 miles, before you try 100. I use jelly beans, mini pork pie (waitrose) and malt loaf. Have a caffeine gel for when you are flagging near the end. Presumably there will be food available at feed station for your London ride.

  • Garmin Edge 510 v Strava app1 year 5 weeks agoWhy not a Bryton rider series

    Why not a Bryton rider series cheaper and just as good and leaves you with a phone to contact a friend when you get stuck.

  • Do you trust your handlebar stem?1 year 5 weeks agoI have to admit I did not use

    I have to admit I did not use a torque wrench, but I am not a ham fisted bugger. Obviously they could have been over or under tightened. But as I have said they have been fitted for some time. I am wondering if the bolts could have become brittle through use? Work hardened? So maybe I should have changed the bolts?The stem is an ITM Millennium, but now it has broken I think it looks a bit flimsy...
    Thanks for the responses Big Grin