- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoThe worry is that, as people
The worry is that, as people on bicycles are easier to stop than people in armoured mobility scooters, any enforcement will be focused on the people doing the least harm.
The greatest problem with riding as it is, is being overtaking badly. By allowing the vulnerable road user to travel at speeds at which they cannot be overtaken, the vulnerable road user's safety is improved with little more danger added to the surrounding environment. Especially as they are unlikely to be able to overtake a larger vehicle in front if that vehicle is travelling at the given speed limit. Instead of the larger road user using the smaller as a speed bump, you have the converse, which is a far safer situation all round.
Additionally, in my experience, motorists often treat cyclists less as incentives to slow down and more as moving targets that absolutely must be overtaken, regardless of how far it will advance them in their own journey. They're like the sprint-checkpoint on wheels. Which is not a very good thing for a human life to represent.
Sorry, anyway, I think this is balls. Because it's fundamentally less safe. And that's a stupid thing to introduce into legislation.
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoteaboy wrote:davkt wrote:Hangteaboy wrote:davkt wrote:
Hang on a minute, are you really saying it won't hurt a pedestrian if they are hit by a cyclist doing 25mph?
Nobody's saying that. It will hurt significantly less than being hit by a car at the same speed though. F=MA.
Well the article hints at it, "Now, it seems, cyclists are to be included in an initiative intended to reduce the danger to pedestrians from being hit by heavy motor vehicles and not soft, fleshy bike riders." 70kg of bike and rider doing about 9m/s is still going to cause one hell of a mess if brought to a dead stop by a pedestrian, and most cyclists I know are rather more bony than soft and fleshy!
- Video: Coolest support car ever? Team Sky's Jaguar F-type1 year 5 weeks ago...and Sky find yet another
...and Sky find yet another way to look like tw@ts!
- Moral Dilemma - See Through Bottoms1 year 5 weeks agoglynr36 wrote:I do? I thinkglynr36 wrote:
I do? I think you need to look at the way you view women.
You deffo need a chill pill. My comment was quite flippant on purpose - to highlight how ridiculous this thread is.
I'm quite comfortable with my view on women, as are my wife, daughter, and work colleagues.
There's nothing wrong with having a bit of a joke, especially when the conversation is a bit daft - as I said, chill a little.
BTW - I only draft nice female cyclists on climbs - the slower pace allows more time to enjoy the view
- Suggest me a cycle gps nav please1 year 5 weeks agoGarmin Touring, it has full
Garmin Touring, it has full mapping, even OS mapping and can be bought for £180.
- Shipping1 year 5 weeks ago+1 for LBS for blagging a
+1 for LBS for blagging a box, also ask for the frame/fork spacers that come with unassembled bikes.
Bikes come in boxes with the LH crank partially through the front wheel with the pedals off, the crank goes between to the spokes. The forks are usually turned through 180 and the bars through 90 and rotated in the stem to hold the top tube. Wrapping the frame tubes in bubble wrap is a good idea too.
- Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoNice one Wiggo - wish he'd
Nice one Wiggo - wish he'd leave bloody Sky though!
Love this comment:
“But he won’t complain because he’s far too nice. So I’ll complain for him....”
- Tour de France Tech 2014: Yukiya Arashiro’s Colnago C601 year 5 weeks agoI don't know if Campagnolo
I don't know if Campagnolo make an 11-28 cassette, do they?
- Jersey finally passes mandatory helmet law - for under 14 year olds1 year 5 weeks agoMy last couple of offs have
My last couple of offs have resulted in my helmet surviving unscathed, it didn't make contact with the ground at all.
Has anybody noticed who the Chairman of Headway is?
- Southwark plans crackdown on 20+mph cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoIf they pulled you over and
If they pulled you over and they saw that you had a cycle computer on your handlebars then I'm sure they'd do you, had they clocked you with their radar gun. You couldn't exactly argue you weren't aware of your speed if you had a computer telling you now could you.
So if you get pulled over, hide your computer pronto
- How long should a frame last?1 year 5 weeks agoTitanium lasts if it has been
Titanium lasts if it has been welded properly. If not, the welds can crack.
- Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali insists Italian cycling is cleaning up its act1 year 5 weeks agoOf course it's not clean, no
Of course it's not clean, no sport is let alone endurance sports.
Less dirty than 10 years ago for sure. But alas.
- Video: Thomas Voeckler returns Dutch fans' abuse — with interest1 year 5 weeks agoVoeckler is pretty annoying.
Voeckler is pretty annoying. Though I like him in small part because he's upset the main contenders before. I find him wheedling in many ways.
- Video: Coolest support car ever? Team Sky's Jaguar F-type1 year 5 weeks agoHave you asked if you can
Have you asked if you can have it for the Swag bag?
- My brother’s not a doper, says Jonathan Tiernan-Locke’s twin sister1 year 5 weeks agoI think you'll find he is a
I think you'll find he is a doper. Unfortunately some of the other dopers have more money to buy the doctors who know the loopholes.
- Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali insists Italian cycling is cleaning up its act1 year 5 weeks agonotfastenoughnotfastenough wrote:
Genuinely, I don't know. Unlike many comments/threads on here, I'm not trying to argue! I suppose I'm just thinking aloud (I interpret 'just sayin' as when people make snide insinuations without just coming out and accusing - that's not my intention) while sitting on the fence.
I really, genuinely, hope this is a clean race from top to bottom. I want to believe it is.
Fair enough. Whether it is or it isn't, enjoy the spectacle - best sport in the world!
- Canyon Aeroad CF frame1 year 5 weeks agodo you still have the
do you still have the frame????
- Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoSort of makes you wonder if
Sort of makes you wonder if the track riders should train on the road if it makes you stronger.....tongue firmly placed in cheek.
- piaggio mp3 yourban 300 lt (can ride on car license)1 year 5 weeks agoNo you do not. As long as
No you do not. As long as you have a full UK driving license you can ride this bike without L plates or a cbt. Due to the wider track and inclusion of a foot operated brake, a motorcycle license is not required as it is classed as a trike.
- Suggest me a cycle gps nav please1 year 5 weeks agoI'm guessing you mean
I'm guessing you mean something that can guide you on a route, rather than something that tracks your ride?
If so I think the Garmin 800 or 810. Or the Bryton 50.
- Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoThe end of the day, it is
The end of the day, it is only the Sir Chris Hoy velodrome in name. The way Wiggo is making out, Hoy owns the bloody thing and should be all over it.
I think Wiggo is just pissed he'll never get a velodrome named after him
- Aerozine Titanium Axle Road Skewers1 year 5 weeks agoIf the reviewer is referring
If the reviewer is referring to SwissSide skewers, I have a pair and have had no issues with scraping noises and the length of each skewer is fine. I've also recently bought a couple of pairs of Planet X skewers which appear to be almost identical to the SwissSide ones (and half the price). Only done about 60 miles with these, but they seem okay and look great.
- Scott CR1 - does broken front mech mean replacing the whole frame?!1 year 5 weeks agoOn a carbon frame, it almost
On a carbon frame, it almost certainly means the frame is done, because it is not a typical "braze on" where it was brazed to a metal frame.
Before brazing, they were riveted to the frame.
I think on carbon, they are moulded into the frame during manufacture, hence it cannot just be typically repaired.
If it can be taken off cleanly, you could get a carbon braze on adapter and be going again, but I don't know if that would weaken the structure of the tube or not. You really need to get in contact with Scott directly, I wouldn't be going through Evans as they had nothing to do with selling you the bike in the first place. They are just going to charge you to say it is or isn't broken.
I would be going back to the place you originally purchased it and demanding that they are responsible for your bike and any warranty issues, regards whether they deal in Scott or not.
- Wiggins: I'd be pissed off if I were Hoy, plus "f*cking Chris Froome"1 year 5 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:teamGkam84 wrote:
team mate-cum-rival.....that sounds a bit like male bonding
I wish he would just keep his gob shut and talk about things that concern him.
The Sir Chris Hoy velodrome is still it's name, but it is the commonwealth velodrome.....for the commonwealth games, once they leave, things will be returned to normal signage. To accommodate sponsors, alot of the Chris Hoy branding had to be taken away. As normal with big events....F*CKING WIGGO
WRONG! Wiggins is referring to the Emirates sponsorship, which has been there for a long time prior to the Commonwealths and will remain after. There's no sign of Hoy's name on the outside of the velodrome so Wiggins does have a point.
- Video: Thomas Voeckler returns Dutch fans' abuse — with interest1 year 5 weeks agoWhat's wrong with him?
What's wrong with him? Seriously, he's not that bad is he?