• First ride: Malcolm Custom Bicycles1 year 5 weeks agoNeeds a different

    Needs a different crankset/derailleur, the black 105 is too dull and modern looking...totally at odds with the frame (IMO)

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 5 weeks agofarrell wrote: Yeah, 90kg of

    farrell wrote:

    Yeah, 90kg of cyclist bearing down on 10 tons of tipper truck is EXACTLY the same as 10 tons of tipper truck bearing down on 90kgs of cyclist.

    Christ almighty.

    Yes because the laws of the roads only apply to certain vehicles dependent on their size and the damage they can cause....

    good grief do all us cyclists a favour and stay off the roads if you dont know how to abide by the laws all of them.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoHe isn't seeing anything,

    He isn't seeing anything, he's right.

    To me it looks like he lands more on his upper back / neck area so debate that away helmet worshippers...

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 5 weeks agosfichele wrote:Anyone else

    sfichele wrote:
    Anyone else notice how the jacket guy hits his head really hard, and WASNT wearing a helmet?

    I'm taking this as "proof" and counter argument to the usual anecdote garbage from some cyclists that have hit their head, but the helmet *definitely* saved their life

    You MUST be seeing things.

    However, you can't take it as proof. You can take it as part of evidence to support your case....

  • "Incredibly light" sentence for driver who killed Sheffield cyclist1 year 5 weeks agoWe really need to see some

    We really need to see some lifetime bans, proper long prison sentences and at the very least more re-tests and extended tests being given out. It's beyond my comprehension that manslaughter is dealt with in a magistrates court like this.
    CTC really need to push harder, not one thing they've asked for or recommended has ever actually happened to my knowledge.
    Next dead cyclist please?

  • End of a golden age? Sir Dave Brailsford quits British Cycling role1 year 5 weeks agoIt will be interesting to see

    It will be interesting to see who fills his boots..... Sutton is a great coach but you need more than that....

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 5 weeks agoMcDuff73 wrote:idiotic

    McDuff73 wrote:
    idiotic irresponsible and dangerous, reverse the situation and how many would be whining about being tailgated by the truck?
    And I believe the government made tailgating illegal recently along with middle lane hoggers too so hes probably also breaking the law..

    I have to agree
    Not read every post on here, but a quick look through, seems that most think this is ok, admit to having done it at some point.
    I can't think of anyhting more idiotic TBH!
    If that truck slams it brakes on for any reason, there is no way that rider could react quick enough. Or what if he was to suddenly swerve, or there was an object in the road that the lorry cleared..?

    We get so many cyclist moaning about vehicles being too close to use when we're out, we're the first to moan about poor drivers, hundreds of us now run headcams to try cover ourselves should the worse happen.
    Social media is full of drivers slagging off cyclists, moaning that we don't obey the law, pay some mythical thing called 'road tax'

    If this was a lorry tailgating the cyclist you'd all be up in arms...so why is OK when the positions are reversed?
    Just more fuel for the likes of Keith Peat & his anti-cycling clan to rant about
    So

  • Judge dismisses £1m Halfords crash lawsuit1 year 5 weeks agoThere is some very sniffy

    There is some very sniffy comments about the ability of Halfords mechanics on here. In their defence they supported a London to Paris ride I took part in last year and the mech guys were awesome. Some of the running repairs they made for a party of 300 or so riders were fantastic. It may not be a cool standpoint but I was impressed by their ability... and this from someone who has a background in assembling and maintaining bikes.

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco Stage 51 year 5 weeks ago13 escapees

    13 escapees

  • "Incredibly light" sentence for driver who killed Sheffield cyclist1 year 5 weeks agoNow can I say, 'I told you

    Now can I say, 'I told you so'?

  • First ride: Malcolm Custom Bicycles1 year 5 weeks agoNick T

    Nick T wrote:
    http://road.cc/sites/default/files/DSC_0069.jpg

    My drop, not quite as extreme as yours. I thought I had long arms! Big Grin

    Now that's a nice bike!

  • Vuelta Pais Vasco Stage 51 year 5 weeks agoI just couldn't predict today

    I just couldn't predict today so thought I would save transfers for the TT tomorrow which should be a little easier on the brain! At Wits End

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 5 weeks agoMcDuff73 wrote:idiotic

    McDuff73 wrote:
    idiotic irresponsible and dangerous, reverse the situation and how many would be whining about being tailgated by the truck?
    And I believe the government made tailgating illegal recently along with middle lane hoggers too so hes probably also breaking the law..

    Yeah, 90kg of cyclist bearing down on 10 tons of tipper truck is EXACTLY the same as 10 tons of tipper truck bearing down on 90kgs of cyclist.

    Christ almighty.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 5 weeks agoWhen I was young a man

    When I was young a man committed suicide under a lorry my father was driving, it was a simple size of lorry. I remember vividly how my father described the police hosing the road and putting the victims body parts into a bucket Sick

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 5 weeks agoDapper Giles wrote:northstar

    Dapper Giles wrote:
    northstar wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    No matter which news channel you switch on there is always stories of death, destruction and killings.

    We dont need to discuss it at length on a cycling forum

    Oh, it seems to be the denier of "free speech" again, despite what you may think, the comments here are read and responded too.

    I think that might be the concern: that the families of those who have been killed might read some of the more 'vitriolic' comments.

    I think we should keep them on. The community on Road.cc is pretty good at policing itself.

    It is, I've yet to see the need to delete a comment on any of these sad reports here which says a lot, debate about this events has and will continue to put pressure on those that are trying to ignore it - we all know who they are.

  • First ride: Malcolm Custom Bicycles1 year 5 weeks agoBeautiful.

    Beautiful.

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 5 weeks agoEdgeley wrote:On reflection,

    Edgeley wrote:
    On reflection, On.

    Serious "accidents" often highlight things which are important. the "cycling community" needs to be able to express its side of things when faced with a motorist lobby that doesn't think we should be on the roads, and that magic hats are a sign of responsibility.

    But we do need to self-moderate, and be sensitive, and if we can't, you perhaps need to moderate comments for us.

    I agree, though I think opening a separate forum post for this purpose might be better though, just to keep it in taste out of respect for their friends and relatives. Maybe...

    I've lost a few good mates to RTA's and have found some facebook comments in light of those to be completely distasteful, my thick skin helps but those closer or more delicate might not feel the same. It's a tough old time to lose someone you love, I think we should keep that in mind.

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 5 weeks agonorthstar wrote:stumps

    northstar wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    No matter which news channel you switch on there is always stories of death, destruction and killings.

    We dont need to discuss it at length on a cycling forum

    Oh, it seems to be the denier of "free speech" again, despite what you may think, the comments here are read and responded too.

    I think that might be the concern: that the families of those who have been killed might read some of the more 'vitriolic' comments.

    I think we should keep them on. The community on Road.cc is pretty good at policing itself.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 5 weeks agoAnyone else notice how the

    Anyone else notice how the jacket guy hits his head really hard, and WASNT wearing a helmet?

    I'm taking this as "proof" and counter argument to the usual anecdote garbage from some cyclists that have hit their head, but the helmet *definitely* saved their life

  • Video: Team Sky's Gabriel Rasch ends his racing career at Paris-Roubaix this weekend1 year 5 weeks agoAw, fair play Rasch! Here's a

    Aw, fair play Rasch!

    Here's a tip of the cap to a great domestique!

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 5 weeks agostumps wrote:No matter which

    stumps wrote:
    No matter which news channel you switch on there is always stories of death, destruction and killings.

    We dont need to discuss it at length on a cycling forum

    Oh, it seems to be the denier of "free speech" again, despite what you may think, the comments here are read and responded too.

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 5 weeks agoOn reflection, On. Serious

    On reflection, On.

    Serious "accidents" often highlight things which are important. the "cycling community" needs to be able to express its side of things when faced with a motorist lobby that doesn't think we should be on the roads, and that magic hats are a sign of responsibility.

    But we do need to self-moderate, and be sensitive, and if we can't, you perhaps need to moderate comments for us.

  • Station to station: Signs go up to create Cotswold Line cycle route1 year 5 weeks agoWhen I saw this, my first

    When I saw this, my first thought was of the old Adlestrop railway sign, which is now incorporated into a shelter in the village: http://goo.gl/maps/KNlmU

  • Station to station: Signs go up to create Cotswold Line cycle route1 year 5 weeks agoThere is some Gloucestershire

    There is some Gloucestershire in the middle. And a little bit of Warwickshire if you stray a few km off the line.

    The train of course doesn't go up or down the Cotswoldy hills, so most of us here won't want to follow the marked route all the way. Though having said that, I suspect even the marked route will be quite lumpy.

  • Judge dismisses £1m Halfords crash lawsuit1 year 5 weeks agoPaul_C, that is one of the

    Paul_C, that is one of the most sensible things I've seen for some time. I was pondering the same thought the other day whilst cycling along a cycle path littered with glass and rubbish -ironically whilst seeing a road sweeper go past - and thinking the pain caused by falling on the what is essentially a very large limb severing blade.

    I also love the planning that goes into building a cycle path, then plonking a series of bloody great big sign posts and concrete bases right in the middle of the path. Slow down I hear some cry, but the idea of a bike is you are using it to go quicker than walking.