• Witness appeal: Police seek cyclist who collided with pedestrian on London's Regent St1 year 10 weeks agobikeboy76 wrote:"According to

    bikeboy76 wrote:
    "According to police, “Initially both parties appeared uninjured and having spoken with each other at the scene they then carried on their journeys.”

    I wonder quite what they want to talk to him about? Blame culture Britain. I am sorry for the gentleman who passed away, but I sincerely hope the cyclist never hears of this.

    Because it's entirely possible the collision was a major contributor to his death. Two days doesn't mean anything. If you shoot someone and they die two days later it's not your fault?

    I am not saying the cyclist was at fault for the collision. There is no information about that. But to say that the collision and his death can't be related is moronic.

  • Police in London step up enforcement of Advanced Stop Lines - fines & points for drivers ignoring them1 year 10 weeks agoAl__S wrote:Colin Peyresourde

    Al__S wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    One other thing, at the Prudential Ride 100 the Met had a road safety demonstration showing a lorries blind spots. You'd be surprised where they are.

    Quite. It's about the size and shape of a typical ASL with entry lane.

    Here is a youtube video demonstrating the view from the cab of a HGV

    ASL are the sign of bad infrastructure design and do not feature as a primary solution in the Netherlands.. Why put cyclists back in front of all the fast moving traffic theyve just had whizz past them?

    Also, I see time and time again, cyclists not using the box, just sitting in single file on the left, in the gutter, waiting for the lights to change. Just more wasted paint like the pollution collecting blue death traps.

  • Police in London step up enforcement of Advanced Stop Lines - fines & points for drivers ignoring them1 year 10 weeks agoI have to say I usually jump

    I have to say I usually jump the line by a couple of metres anyway - the head-start that the ASL gets you just isn't enough otherwise.

  • Genesis unveil Equilibrium Disc 20141 year 10 weeks agoAnd a nice set of wheels for

    And a nice set of wheels for a change too.

  • Well, slow news days are good for some things....1 year 10 weeks agonetclectic wrote:Quote:Most

    netclectic wrote:
    Quote:
    Most thought it was a tax to pay for potholes

    Now it all makes sense... "road tax" is being used to create potholes in a deliberate attempt to discourage cyclists.

    That is exactly what I thought Confused but you beat me to it Crying

  • Essential wet weather cycle clothing and gear1 year 10 weeks ago*Cough* Pro Peloton says

    *Cough* Pro Peloton says Castelli Gabba *Cough*

  • Witness appeal: Police seek cyclist who collided with pedestrian on London's Regent St1 year 10 weeks agoalexb wrote:The comments here

    alexb wrote:
    The comments here make me despair. If this was a cyclist hit by a motorcyclist we'd all be working like mad to try to figure out ways to identify the motorcyclist. Here we're trying to absolve the cyclist.

    Which comments are those?

  • Genesis unveil Equilibrium Disc 20141 year 10 weeks agoGenesis just dont stop making

    Genesis just dont stop making lovely (and realistically affordable) bikes.
    Love Struck

  • Accidental death verdict after rider hit stationary caravan in Good Friday time trial1 year 10 weeks agoI hope any TTers reading this

    I hope any TTers reading this article understand that this isn't a freak accident at all but very avoidable. Ride with your head up enough to see what's going on in front of you. Don't ride with your head down. Simple.

    Condolences to the man's family of course.

  • front mech shift1 year 10 weeks agoWhat kind of problem?

    What kind of problem?

    1.Won't go far enough to get on the big ring?
    2.Goes too far and shifts the chain off of the outside of the big ring?

    1. Tighten the cable a quarter turn at a time until it works.

    2. Adjust the outer limit screw so that the mech can't move far enough to shift the chain off of the ring.

    Or is it something else?

  • Police in London step up enforcement of Advanced Stop Lines - fines & points for drivers ignoring them1 year 10 weeks agoalexb wrote:I wish they would

    alexb wrote:
    I wish they would make them larger and redesign the position of them.

    They are - approval has been given by DfT for ASLs in some instances to be made considerably deeper.

    alexb wrote:
    In a car, it may not be possible to spot the first white line since it sits a long way behind the traffic light.

    I disagree totally, ASLs are generally 4/5m deep, if you cannot see what is that close in front of you, you are either driving too close to the person in front or should get your eyesight checked.

    alexb wrote:
    The ASL should be in front of the light and cyclists exit from the ASL should be controlled by a separate smaller light at the ASL.

    This exists of sorts at some locations in London, a so called 'early start'. An example is installed currently on Bow roundabout.

    alexb wrote:
    Everyone understands the rules with regards to yellow boxes and traffic lights.

    Hmmm really?.....

  • Police in London step up enforcement of Advanced Stop Lines - fines & points for drivers ignoring them1 year 10 weeks agoLet's not forget kids - £60

    Let's not forget kids - £60 is ***nothing*** compared to the price hike you'll see on your insurance premium for years afterward, should you get those 3 points.

  • Amazing vintage Ben Bowden Spacelander bike can be yours for just £27,0001 year 10 weeks agoLooks brilliant! Leads me to

    Looks brilliant! Leads me to wonder what you could do these days in carbon fibre. You could make something which is light, streamlined, and integrates mudguards into the frame and forks in one piece.

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 10 weeks agoJust brought in Richeze, i

    Just brought in Richeze, i know prob a stage too late, but hey ho!
    Was gonna get rid of Kittel, cos he just doesn't seem to be in form at the mo, for Belletti. But decided to save the transfer.

    What time do the additional transfers for the next stage get added? as only showing i have 2 at the moment. But by my calculations I should have for 5 tomorrow.
    Only used 1 transfer each day so far. hmm

  • Accidental death verdict after rider hit stationary caravan in Good Friday time trial1 year 10 weeks agojust - ouch! I kinda feel bad

    just - ouch!

    I kinda feel bad for the motorist here - human nature being what it is, they must have some niggling feeling or responsibility - unreasonably so, of course

  • Fantasy Cycling 2013 - the winners thread1 year 10 weeks agoThanks, Dave. Actually, I

    Thanks, Dave.

    Actually, I think this is my bad. rcorbin just forwarded me the email you sent on July 31 to he and I re the TDF runners up prizes. It must either have gone to my spam box or I accidentally deleted it.

    So, I am all set and will get back to you shortly with colors and sizing.

    I appreciate all the hard work you guys put in. This is a very entertaining and addictive game and extremely well run.

    Thanks again.

    pclark007

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 10 weeks agoGot 4 left for tomorrow, but

    Got 4 left for tomorrow, but again took out Viviani and Hutarovich and brought in Boom and Stybar.

  • Bike purchase - need info!1 year 10 weeks agoNo one so far has said Defy

    No one so far has said Defy Composite. Won lots of awards, certainly comfy. I've the Advanced version, which I got last October, reduced as last year's model. Worth a look.

  • Eneco Tour - Stage 41 year 10 weeks agoI suppose it was to be

    I suppose it was to be expected with 2nd string sprinters in the race and no organized sprinter trains really working like were used to seeing. Suprised at Lotto though and as for Argos Shimano Thinking Surprise

    Still got some sprinters but brought in riders for tomorrow who are already well placed GC wise Nerd

    Got 5 transfers for tomorrow but prob only use 3 to give me 4 for the terrain change saturday/sunday

  • Fulcrum wheels get stiffer and lighter for 20141 year 10 weeks agoAre they still doing the CX

    Are they still doing the CX versions where they charge £10 extra to not remove the inner seal on a 6001 2RS bearing?

  • Witness appeal: Police seek cyclist who collided with pedestrian on London's Regent St1 year 10 weeks agoThe comments here make me

    The comments here make me despair. If this was a cyclist hit by a motorcyclist we'd all be working like mad to try to figure out ways to identify the motorcyclist. Here we're trying to absolve the cyclist.

    Why? We're not saints!

    If I had hit someone, we'd had "a conversation" ascertained that we were both OK and then I'd ridden off only to find later that the person had died, I'd be horrified and definitely hand myself in. However, I'd also be scared witless of the consequences.

    As a matter of fact, many years ago (more than 10) I did hit a pedestrian who ran into the road in front of me. We did have a conversation and then went on our way. I have no idea if a jury would have blamed me for the incident, or her, if it had gone to court.

    So I really feel for both families involved and hope this is resolved as soon as possible.

  • Police in London step up enforcement of Advanced Stop Lines - fines & points for drivers ignoring them1 year 10 weeks agoAl__S wrote:Colin Peyresourde

    Al__S wrote:
    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    One other thing, at the Prudential Ride 100 the Met had a road safety demonstration showing a lorries blind spots. You'd be surprised where they are.

    Quite. It's about the size and shape of a typical ASL with entry lane.

    It also depends on the cabs. The guy in the cab explaining the blind spots had a policeman on a bike move about the lorry on his bike while I was sat in the drivers seat. He had about four or five mirrors on the offside to cover that area. But you could still drop out of sight, the scariest one was that is you moved to the pavement you were invisible, but up close you were in a mirror.

    Also some cabs are situated further back which meant that cyclists just in front of the cab could not be seen. There was a lot for the driver to check. In a busy part of town, where you don't know where you are going it would be a nightmare.

    ALWAYS watch to see if the driver has seen you, make eye contact. The policeman was in full agreement (as crazy legs suggests) that it is better to pull forward beyond the ASL to ensure that a driver can see you.

    People on this site gets their knickers in a twist about driver aggression. These do end in cyclists being harmed, but these assaults are usually calculated to injure and not kill. The real danger is not being seen as the action will not be calculated and a driver will not realise the damage until it is too late.

    You can't really do too much to stop idiots driving (or good citizens having a bad day), but you can make sure drivers are aware of you.

    Btw there were only 7 cyclist deaths in London last year (zero would be a good figure), but this was much lower than pedestrians and motorcyclists. Something to be thankful of in the grand scheme of things (and hopefully a balance to some of the tirades we get on here).

  • Well, slow news days are good for some things....1 year 10 weeks agoQuote:Most thought it was a

    Quote:
    Most thought it was a tax to pay for potholes

    Now it all makes sense... "road tax" is being used to create potholes in a deliberate attempt to discourage cyclists.

  • Police in London step up enforcement of Advanced Stop Lines - fines & points for drivers ignoring them1 year 10 weeks agoI wish they would make them

    I wish they would make them larger and redesign the position of them.

    In a car, it may not be possible to spot the first white line since it sits a long way behind the traffic light. In general you have to remain aware of your mirrors and your spacing to the car in front. Most drivers take the cue for the actual stop line from the position of the traffic light.

    The ASL should be in front of the light and cyclists exit from the ASL should be controlled by a separate smaller light at the ASL.

    Rather than a box, it should just be a yellow box junction and the highway code should be changed to allow cyclists to occupy yellow boxes.

    Everyone understands the rules with regards to yellow boxes and traffic lights.

  • Lib Dems propose introduction of ‘presumed liability’1 year 10 weeks ago'Great idea but it's the

    'Great idea but it's the LibDems. Tuition fees anyone?'

    Exactly - another great idea. Unless you read the Daily Mail.