• Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoCritchio wrote:Youtube

    Critchio wrote:
    Youtube parasites like the ones spoken of are known for being complete and utter scum, unfortunately it's what goes with the territory and being a helmet-cammer thats going to happen, right or wrong.

    Personally I didn't think that was a close pass, not close enough to remonstrate with a driver at least, I am passed like that all the flippin' time. If the cyclist thinks that was a close pass to cause concern enough for him to catch the driver up and object like that he should perhaps consider leaving the bike at home.

    Its a wide angle lens. If it had touched his bars it still would have looked far away. The point is - if a cyclist feels the need to ask a driver like that then it WAS a close pass.

    Your own desensitisation of close passes could actually be putting you at risk if you're overconfident that they will hold their line or that you wont encounter diesel or a pothole.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoracyrich wrote:Welcome to

    racyrich wrote:
    Welcome to Scouse world. Standard response to any slight is death threats. Anyone slightly dissenting from that judgement is instantly a paedo (misspelt obviously).

    What a sill thing to say (spelt correctly)

    All southerners are orange

    All cyclists run red lights

    All scouters, are thugs,

    Yorkshire police don't lie

    Wake up my friend people are people good and bad all over the world in all walks of life. Nice people horrid people even silly people who think stereo types are real.

  • Local Bike Shops - Are they really doing OK?1 year 6 weeks agoI'm on my third LBS now... in

    I'm on my third LBS now... in two years since I took up cycling as hobby. First two were disappointing, the jury is out on the third one. I'd pay for good service, even adequate will do, but such seem surprisingly scarce.

  • Local Bike Shops - Are they really doing OK?1 year 6 weeks agoI'm on my third LBS now... in

    I'm on my third LBS now... in two years since I took up cycling as hobby. First two were disappointing, the jury is out on the third one. I'd pay for good service, even adequate will do, but such seem surprisingly scarce.

  • Local Bike Shops - Are they really doing OK?1 year 6 weeks agoI'm on my third LBS now... in

    I'm on my third LBS now... in two years since I took up cycling as hobby. First two were disappointing, the jury is out on the third one. I'd pay for good service, even adequate will do, but such seem surprisingly scarce.

  • Local Bike Shops - Are they really doing OK?1 year 6 weeks agoI'm on my third LBS now... in

    I'm on my third LBS now... in two years since I took up cycling as hobby. First two were disappointing, the jury is out on the third one. I'd pay for good service, even adequate will do, but such seem surprisingly scarce.

  • First look: Olympia Leader Disc1 year 6 weeks agododgy wrote:wingsofspeed68

    dodgy wrote:
    wingsofspeed68 wrote:
    Sorry, call me a Luddite but discs are just ugly. I'm with the UCI on that one.

    The UCI haven't disallowed them because they're not pretty.

    They've missed a trick there then. I'll be writing to them Smile

  • Giro launches clothing line in UK1 year 6 weeks agoYuck

    Yuck Sick

  • Cycle satnav app now finds cycling clubs as well as bike shops1 year 6 weeks agoof all the houses they had to

    of all the houses they had to pick on mine! WTF

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoracyrich wrote:Welcome to

    racyrich wrote:
    Welcome to Scouse world. Standard response to any slight is death threats. Anyone slightly dissenting from that judgement is instantly a paedo (misspelt obviously).

    What an idiot, spelt correctly

  • First look: Olympia Leader Disc1 year 6 weeks agoNon-UCI and aero...Never

    Non-UCI and aero...Never heard of a tri bike with discs before, that's what its got to be right? Thinking

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoracyrich wrote:Welcome to

    racyrich wrote:
    Welcome to Scouse world. Standard response to any slight is death threats. Anyone slightly dissenting from that judgement is instantly a paedo (misspelt obviously).

    Ah of course, because the footage is in liverpool, all the respondents onyoutube have to from liverpool - I get how this internet thing works now Laughing

  • Local Bike Shops - Are they really doing OK?1 year 6 weeks agoI can't think of any other

    I can't think of any other retail environment where you are encouraged to 'build a relationship'. Good service and prices should be for everyone who walks through the door, not just those who are in the gang or who have proved their worth.

    I'm lucky in that I have a good LBS but their pricing on some items does drive me online, tyres and Shimano components a perfect example.

    If I have a £100 budget I can either buy one item from the LBS or if I order online it will often leave me with enough money to spend the remaining in the LBS.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoScouser or not that sounded

    Scouser or not that sounded an awful lot like "sorry". Never heard that from a driver before Applause

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoClose ??? I'm from Merseyside

    Close ??? I'm from Merseyside and I'd say that was about average , if I remonstrated with every driver that passed me like that I would get my face caved in daily. Sometimes the head cam can make the wearer feel invincible and that's dangerous

  • SRAM Force CX1 groupset launched1 year 6 weeks agoGuyz2010 wrote:Strange. I was

    Guyz2010 wrote:
    Strange. I was out doing a 57 mile plod today and was having problems with a front shifter flicking the chain off. I madf me think about a single chainring bike a la MTB. I'd want more teeth than 42 though maybe 46 or 48.
    Great idea....gonna go and trial it.

    You might be surprised by the size of ring you need. I had a 1x9 with a 36 up front and 11-28 at the back and it was good well into the mid 20s. 42-11 is a pretty decent top gear. Also rode the coast to coast with a 36 and 12-34 cassette which gave a good spread for climbing with a light load in panniers.

    If you ran a 48 up front you would either suffer at the low end or have to run a wide cassette with big jumps between sprockets which is where the limits of this sort of setup show themselves up for road riding. Depends on your strength and pedalling style as well though.

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 6 weeks agoI can only reply on this as

    I can only reply on this as though it was me nearly getting killed which I did nearly 3x in December. I wouldn't give 2 @@@'s about the blokes job. He was a total bastard and he paid - that's life!

    Precedent's need addressing in this country in cycling & this goes some way but not in a court of law where they need to start!

  • Giro launches clothing line in UK1 year 6 weeks agoYou could play golf in those

    You could play golf in those trousers too

  • Tirreno-Adriatico1 year 6 weeks agoIt's a level playing

    It's a level playing field.

    (Now where have I heard that before?)

  • Boris Bike-style hire bikes coming to the New Forest1 year 6 weeks agoMasters of stereotypical

    Masters of stereotypical humour.
    Playing the part to perfection ............

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoNot so worried about his

    Not so worried about his parrot that he left his mobile phone alone.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoWelcome to Scouse world.

    Welcome to Scouse world. Standard response to any slight is death threats. Anyone slightly dissenting from that judgement is instantly a paedo (misspelt obviously).

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoYoutube parasites like the

    Youtube parasites like the ones spoken of are known for being complete and utter scum, unfortunately it's what goes with the territory and being a helmet-cammer thats going to happen, right or wrong.

    Personally I didn't think that was a close pass, not close enough to remonstrate with a driver at least, I am passed like that all the flippin' time. If the cyclist thinks that was a close pass to cause concern enough for him to catch the driver up and object like that he should perhaps consider leaving the bike at home.

  • Boris Bike-style hire bikes coming to the New Forest1 year 6 weeks agofatty wrote:giff77

    fatty wrote:
    giff77 wrote:
    SirCav wrote:
    No lid and she appears to be wearing earplugs/headphones... #justsaying

    Seriously, I mean seriously. Are you just out to pick a fight? Wind your neck back in.

    You give the impression you are looking for a fight? Calm yourself. I was happy to read SirCav's words as a light hearted comment...

    Not looking a fight. Just cannot figure out why a post in regards to a bike hire scheme in the New Forest requires a comment about the lack of a helmet etc. And anyway my pain relief for a broken ankle isn't due yet so maybe I'm a bit grumpier than normal.

  • Video: Driver gives best excuse ever for close pass1 year 6 weeks agoI just made the mistake of

    I just made the mistake of reading the comments on youtube.

    Even by the standards of that site, they're pretty repulsive. It's just a string of yobs threatening to punch him in the face, run him over and wishing his family had cancer.

    It seems they're Radio 1 listeners, which featured it earlier. Nice.