• Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

    That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoDave Atkinson

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

    Same problem here. Samsung Galaxy S3 with native browser, Chrome and Firefox all just displaying original post.

    That said, new format for full site seems much more mobile friendly.

  • friend just knocked off bike by minicab. Any lawyers to recommend?1 year 10 weeks agoUnfortunately, regardless of

    Unfortunately, regardless of what is said above the Police are not interested in this sort of thing and lawyers are only interested in your ability to pay. My wife went to a lot of trouble to identify and take to court an apparently very nice chap who was driving a lorry for a company called 'Atlas Express' without insurance. She took him to court, it was time consuming but not too difficult. He 'cooked his goose' by counter-suing for £5,500 for things including harassing his brother (who's address he gave on scene) and the cost of 'baby-sitting' his Iguana while attending court. Presumably it was this dilemma that convinced him to not bother to turn up to court.
    After winning the case she accepted an offer by the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB) made on the phone; they later denied making the offer. The offer that they claimed she agreed to made all she had done a waste of time. The moral of this story; any dealings with insurance companies or MIB should be in writing. Report the incident to the Police and get an incident number (very important). The court process was not too difficult, getting the evidence is time consuming but you only need to prove that your version of events is more likely than theirs (balance of probability). Good luck!
    Whilst it was expensive and frustrating at the time being able to say we have been sued for the cost of baby sitting an Iguana is pretty priceless!
    AND it gave the Judge and courtroom a good laugh
    edit: when I say sued I should say threatened with being sued! The Judge thought his 'counter sue' was hilarious. The driver got nothing from us! Hopefully the MIB got their money from him eventually. When I say expensive, it cost us a no claims bonus! The small claims court is typically £25 and claimant friendly, you do not need to be represented, but it would be worth getting your claim professionally assessed to ensure you make the best possible presentation. That said my wife just did it! We were 'stitched up' by our insurance company and the MIB; people we thought we could trust....

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoLooking good. Very

    Looking good. Very crisp.

    Occasionally getting the word 'comment' in the top left hand corner of the page though !

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoQuote:argg.. and if you click

    Quote:
    argg.. and if you click on the recent comments it takes you to the thread not the comment itself.

    fixed

  • Chris Boardman interview: Bikes, Halfords, Pat McQuaid & changing the world1 year 10 weeks agobadback wrote:I think it all

    badback wrote:
    I think it all depends on the branch of Halfords.

    That's exactly what's meant by "patchy"- it's impossible to tell on walking in the door of a branch whether you'll get top rate service or shoddy. No brand wants that reputation.

    I kind of echo Nick H- whilst I love Chris, and anyone who sneers at Boardman bikes is a snobby fool, Halfords becomind uniformly comeptent does threaten local bike shops. However, it would help if LBS had opening hours more like Halfords. If you're only open 9-5 M-F and Saturday morning, then it's hardly surprising that busy working people will go the place that's open till 8pm on weeknights, all day Saturday and as long as England's outdated Sunday trading laws will allow them.

    (or go online and order there, say buying their clothing direct from niche supliers of high end gear, eh Mr Vulpine?)

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agobadkneestom wrote: Forum in

    badkneestom wrote:

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    what phone are you using? works fine for me is why i ask

  • Suspended sentence for motorist who used car "as a weapon" to knock cyclist off bike1 year 10 weeks agoIt genuinely feels like the

    It genuinely feels like the only thing that might bring any change is for a politician's child to be killed when riding. As and when this happens I'll be writing to them to ensure the driver receives 3 points and 120 hour's community service...

  • Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 10 weeks agoThis is just appalling,

    This is just appalling, though not sadly that surprising. As some of the other posts have mentioned, many motorists when faced with a choice of aborting their stupid and dangerous manoeuvre or putting a cyclist at risk invariably go for the latter option, forgetting the fact that cyclists don't have roll cages, airbags, seat belts or any protective features at all.
    IMHO, this woman should be banned. She doesn't deserve to be on the road if she makes callous judgements like this. One wonders if she had been sampling her own pharmecutical products beforehand as surely no rational person would make such a judgement call!

  • Chris Boardman interview: Bikes, Halfords, Pat McQuaid & changing the world1 year 10 weeks agoChris for czar! Since reading

    Chris for czar! Since reading Ned's anecdotes about him, I've really warmed to him.

  • Customers bid farewell to London bike shop WF Holdsworth after 86 years1 year 10 weeks agoIs it anything to do with the

    Is it anything to do with the fact that Planet X have a whole load of Holdsworth stuff now ?

  • Peugeot Frame - Rebuild help1 year 10 weeks agoThere is a good Facebook site

    There is a good Facebook site called 'Cycles Peugeot' who are very friendly and are a mine of information.
    I have details somewhere of an on-line Peugeot site that has specs and pictures of Peugeot bikes going back years that could help you identify what you have and also a site that does replica decals. Can't put my finger on them at the moment but PM me if you're interested and I'll try and sort them out this evening.

  • Pharmaceutical consultant who killed cyclist while driving on wrong side of road cleared of careless driving1 year 10 weeks agoIts difficult to truly tell

    Its difficult to truly tell what I would do if this had been my partner. But I would be tempted to buy car and kill her with it.
    I hope her children realise how vial she is showing no remorse.

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoWow, it doesn't happen too

    Wow, it doesn't happen too often that a new layout doesn't make me say 'what the heck?!', which is great Wink Evolutionary, but not revolutionary (as there was no need for a revolution).

    I very much like the new colours and more spacing between letters in headlines. Personally I'd go for sans-serif fonts exclusively (OK, maybe with an exception for article titles and leads, but content should surely be written in sans-serif IMHO) but it's not a big reason to complain.

    The only thing I kind of dislike is the removal of the news carousel on the main page. It was kinda cool - maybe you could consider bringing it back?

    Overall, job well done!

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoI'd say front page is a

    I'd say front page is a little too vertical, but overall well done. Too much was going on before.

    Forum in mobile just plain doesn't work, only see OPs

    Edit: and you have news, top stories, and today's stories as 3/4 first sections on page. I'd say bring reviews up, maybe eliminate/consolidate a news section. Seems redundant now.

  • Cambridgeshire cyclist ignores warnings... and just manages to brake before train speeds through1 year 10 weeks agostumps wrote:Farrell - do you

    stumps wrote:
    Farrell - do you honestly expect myself and others to believe that because there is only one barrier then the other side is safe ????

    Obviously nobody would ever think that.

    Nobody.

    Ever.

    Except the person that is the reason for this thread and several others that have been cleaned out attempting such things.

    jova54 wrote:
    Or perhaps you do because you really are that stupid. D Oh

    I've no idea who lobbed a peanut your way, but yes, I am that stupid. In fact, I was killed on a level crossing only three weeks ago, I've just come back to haunt you.

  • MPs criticise 2014 Northern Ireland Giro d’Italia route but McQuaid says you can’t please everybody1 year 10 weeks agoThe Rumpo Kid wrote:Al__S

    The Rumpo Kid wrote:
    Al__S wrote:
    Can I pipe up and suggest that they maybe have a point? When dealing with a city as, erm, "emotionally fraught" as Belfast some senstivity for the divided (and otherwise) communities is probably in order, if just to try to make sure it's not you the whining aresholes are whining about

    The SDLP's position is that the Giro should pass through West Belfast, not just the Falls Road. I suspect the people who want to "sell" Belfast to foreign investors are just as anxious that TV cameras do not show the Unionist murals on the Shankill as the Republican ones on the Falls. Instead they choose to concentrate on Belfast's less recent history, i.e making an ocean liner that was structurally defective.

    Both Belfast stages will be cutting through some pretty sensitive areas both loyalist and republican. Odds are pretty high that the tv cameras will not pick up background murals on these occasions. I would probably go as far to say that flags and bunting will be removed for the weekend in those same areas.

  • English Cycles 5.8kg carbon and steel superbike1 year 10 weeks agoWhy is it on the small ring?

    Why is it on the small ring?

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoFirst impressions after the

    First impressions after the what the feck! I like it. The home page does feel a bit claustrophobic / busy though. Probably get used to that. Like the way I can choose the order of comments. Need to have a go with my phone to get a better feel as that is my main platform for looking at the site.

  • US cyclocross rider Amy Dombroski killed by lorry while training in Belgium1 year 10 weeks agoSuch sad news today, she was

    Such sad news today, she was a great character.

    It just proves, wherever, however or whatever you ride. Nobody is 100% safe out there. Always take the most care you can of yourself and others you ride with Sad

    It was with some joy I read in Amy's own words, this story today. Because of things that didn't happen, she got to be home with her family only last month and by the sounds of it, spent some quality time with them. While its sad that anyone dies. She was doing what she loved and had recently spent some time with her family.

    http://www.amydombroski.com/site/my-words/2013-blogs

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoThe one thing that I'm glad

    The one thing that I'm glad has seen no change (hopefully until the off season) is the fantasy game, with only a couple of races left. Its maybe better to keep it as is Wink

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoi'm off to bed though. it

    i'm off to bed though. it looks like it might not fall over, i guess we'll see...

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agooh there'll be all sorts of

    oh there'll be all sorts of things need attention, probably. keep 'em coming Smile

  • Road.cc new look discussion thread1 year 10 weeks agoI haven't had a scan around

    I haven't had a scan around the whole site yet, but the forum needs a little adjusting, its made it very compact, with ad's and stories and everything else over there >>>> on the right, squeezing all this to the left.

    Colour's don't bother me, it could be pink and green for all I care.

    As long as it works, that's what matters and can be improved upon.

    At least the smiley's still work Devil Day Dreaming Applause Laughing Silly Love Struck Thinking Waiting Wave Wink Rolling On The Floor Sick Big Grin

  • Chris Boardman interview: Bikes, Halfords, Pat McQuaid & changing the world1 year 10 weeks agoI think it all depends on the

    I think it all depends on the branch of Halfords. I bought a CX from them and their mechanic PDI'd it in front of me. He took a lot of time setting the bike up and definitely knew what he was doing.

    Ended up in there because the service from one of my LBS was shocking and the Boardman ticked all the boxes.

    I think the problem is there is a lot of 'stigma' of buying a bike from Halfords rather than a 'proper' bike shop.