• Ultegra rear mech help1 year 8 weeks agoWhy would you need a 32 if

    Why would you need a 32 if you're running a compact? Not quite sure why you'd need a 28 with a compact, but there we go Rolling On The Floor

  • Longer sentences for banned drivers who kill or injure other road users1 year 8 weeks agoct wrote:OldRidgeback

    ct wrote:
    OldRidgeback wrote:

    Prison is an expensive option and bear in mind that while in there, people don't earn anything to pay for their families or pay taxes, becoming instead a burden on the state. Some of those in prison may not have been paying taxes anyway, but by no means all.


    S'all about the money....for shame

    And quite often dont learn anything either. It isnt always the most sensible option but must be there and usable when the case requires it.

  • Video: Google’s self-driving car meets cyclists and out-performs far too many human drivers1 year 8 weeks agomrmo wrote:why should the car

    mrmo wrote:
    why should the car be able to differentiate between a horse or a cyclist? To be fair why should it differentiate between any object? It is in the way so avoid it.

    Or are you one of those people who will slow to 2mpg go as far to the other side of the road as possible when you meet a car, but do nothing when you meet a cyclist?

    Horses, cyclists, pedestrians and (heavens, no) caravans behave rather differently. I'd rather have my robocar be able to distinguish, and know the more common "faulty" actions to better avoid them.

    For example, passing a cyclist at 30 mph probably means simply giving enough room, with a horse it's giving the same amount of space (more if possible) and also slowing to 10 mph. Also, the cyclist will usually only veer off on a tangent, or go straight down. The horse may bolt at 90 degrees, or even turn around.

    Maybe that helps explain why a car needs to be able to figure out what an obstruction actually is?

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 8 weeks agoWhat are these "cars" you

    What are these "cars" you speak of?

    You mean "drivers" vs "cyclists".

  • Video: Google’s self-driving car meets cyclists and out-performs far too many human drivers1 year 8 weeks agokie7077 wrote:The technology

    kie7077 wrote:
    The technology has a long way to go.
    The google cars have had backup humans who have had to take control of the cars a few times, this means the tech isn't yet ready.

    This doesn't mean I wouldn't like driverless cars, I just think the tech needs to be better.

    Well, yeah- it's years away from being ready, nobody's saying otherwise. But I wouldn't bet against it progressing pretty quickly.
    Just look at the progress in the DARPA grand challenge since the first year.

  • Video: Google’s self-driving car meets cyclists and out-performs far too many human drivers1 year 8 weeks agowhy should the car be able to

    why should the car be able to differentiate between a horse or a cyclist? To be fair why should it differentiate between any object? It is in the way so avoid it.

    Or are you one of those people who will slow to 2mpg go as far to the other side of the road as possible when you meet a car, but do nothing when you meet a cyclist?

  • Non-stop charity ride from Manchester to Gibraltar abandoned after van hits two riders in Kent1 year 8 weeks agoThese events aren't the norm,

    These events aren't the norm, but they are very disturbing. You'd hope when a prat runs into you that they'd at least stop, even if just to try to tell you it's your fault. Some drivers sense of entitlement is too great, they need to be cut down to size.

  • De Ver cycles BikeBuilder - Has anybody used it?1 year 8 weeks agoThe only problem I have with

    The only problem I have with it is that I need a taller head tube than the Deda offers. A big stack of spacers would just look wrong on that bike, and I don't see a suitable alternative (unless spending the big bucks) on the bike builder app.

    An alternative config I came up with was:
    Super Scuro RS
    Campag Athena 11sp
    3T finishing kit including the Integra stem to make your Garmin look sleek
    Campag Zonda wheelset
    Also £2k.

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks agoBump

    Bump

  • Budget allowance1 year 8 weeks agoI'm bumping this just to

    I'm bumping this just to annoy ppl being as nobody gives a monkeys that me and north are censored lol

  • Longer sentences for banned drivers who kill or injure other road users1 year 8 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote: Prison is

    OldRidgeback wrote:

    Prison is an expensive option and bear in mind that while in there, people don't earn anything to pay for their families or pay taxes, becoming instead a burden on the state. Some of those in prison may not have been paying taxes anyway, but by no means all.


    S'all about the money....for shame

  • Zeosoft Heavy Duty Hand Soap1 year 8 weeks agoI bought 5kg of pure liquid

    I bought 5kg of pure liquid Castile soap off Ebay, organic too, added a few drops of lemon essential oil, mixed in an old pump pack. Best hand cleaner ever, so good the wife uses it up all the time.

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 8 weeks agoColbrelli 19.6 Pozzovivo

    Colbrelli 19.6
    Pozzovivo 23.7
    Malacarne 4.9

    For me please

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 8 weeks ago700c wrote: ... put off the

    700c wrote:
    ... put off the people it's trying to engage with (you know, the affluent ones who are likely to buy the products advertised on here, the revenue from which keeps the site going..)

    That's an interesting prejudice you have there.

  • Ultegra rear mech help1 year 8 weeks agoOr get a medium cage if you

    Or get a medium cage if you may be thinking of using a 32t eg on alpine climbs. Negligible weight difference.....

    I have Dura Ace but have an Ultegra long cage for a 32 Ultegra block I will use for the E'tape.

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks agostumps wrote:enrique, how

    stumps wrote:
    enrique, how come you can see them ?

    I can't. I was just curious about what Simon F wrote:

    simon F wrote:
    Can't see your comments but the one in the TDR stage 5 thread I started did appear in my email FWIW.

    I realized that Simon F was subscribed to the thread he created because the system automatically 'subscribes' you to any thread you create, but you can subscribe to any (!) thread if you just click on the 'subscribe' button (see above the opening post). Simon F could see their posts when he was notified by email that someone had posted to a thread he was subscribed to. I'm just looking at my email and seeing what they posted after the fact because I 'subscribed' to this particular thread.

    Right now chiv wrote

    chiv30 wrote:
    Stumps is right though , no matter the issue north has with him even he would admit stumps is correct in this respect

    If we have been "muted" then it truly is a very immature way of doing things
    and will just lead to me creating multiple accounts to use the forum

    I just hope none of this is deliberate and that it's something that has gone wrong with their systems, northie may have pissed off a lot of people, but I don't think chiv has... I certainly have pissed a great number of people off (sorry! Smile ) but I'd hate to think they were singled out and dealt with so harshly without so much as an explanation or a notification... It would be a common courtesy to 'warn them' or notify them...

  • Giro D'Italia 2014 - Pick Three Italians1 year 8 weeks agoM. Quinziato 9.3 M. Moser

    M. Quinziato 9.3
    M. Moser 17.0
    D. Pozzovivo 23.7

  • Brooks release Cambium C17 Slate saddle and Slender grips1 year 8 weeks agoAttractive? No way.

    Attractive? No way.

  • Longer sentences for banned drivers who kill or injure other road users1 year 8 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:The answer

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    The answer would be to send more people to jail, and for longer periods. In addition make prison a less welcoming place to be. Of course it is cheaper to watch people being killed on the roads everyday than it is to lock up a criminal in HMP The Ritz. Yes, I have seen the inside of one of the newest prisons and its luxurious.

    I have sympathy with your first two points but not the third. I don't demand people in prison be made to suffer, I just want them kept away from me for a reasonable length of time. As driving bans are apparently almost unenforcable*, the only time I can be sure a dangerous driver isn't out there menacing people is when they are banged up. But I don't feel any urge to brutalise them while they are there (which may just make them worse).

    *though surely some way can be found to improve this situation?

  • Smartphones and long rides: The Strategy1 year 8 weeks agoI use my finn on the stem and

    I use my finn on the stem and mount the phone landscape. you have to mount the phone in the same orientation to the mount wherever you put it. so landscape on the stem, portrait on the bars

  • Video: Google’s self-driving car meets cyclists and out-performs far too many human drivers1 year 8 weeks agoollieclark wrote:It's already

    ollieclark wrote:
    It's already legal to road test self-drive cars in various jurisdictions. Presumably they have to have a human driver and dual controls. I'd be surprised if they aren't legal somewhere within ten years and compulsory within thirty.

    Personally I can't wait. Computers are much better at things like driving than humans . If people still want to drive around themselves then there should be a massively extended test and instant bans for all minor infractions.

    That's highly debatable.

    They haven't done enough miles yet to know if they're safer to all on average.
    They get driven in the easiest roads for computers to understand.
    Google naturally shows us clips of when they did well, even then, they couldn't tell the difference between 1 cyclist and 2 cyclists.
    Knowing what mistakes humans make is easy to account for as a cyclist, but god only knows when a google-car would mistake a shadow or a plastic bag as something to avoid and make some crazy move to avoid it.
    Watch the video again, the car doesn't see clearly, it's seeing some amorphous blobs, it can't tell a cyclist from a horse, it can't tell which way a car is facing. The technology has a long way to go.
    The google cars have had backup humans who have had to take control of the cars a few times, this means the tech isn't yet ready.

    This doesn't mean I wouldn't like driverless cars, I just think the tech needs to be better.

    Worst case scenario for cycling: less deaths overall due to massively less passenger deaths, more pedestrian, cyclist and horse rider deaths. /devils advocate

  • can anyone see my posts, me and northstar muted?1 year 8 weeks agoLOL it is never correct, it's

    LOL it is never correct, it's full of constant idiocy.

    I haven't "pissed" anyone off...if they can't handle the truth / reality more fool them, i guess there's more fascists here than I already thought before...

    Waits for the usual / predictable responses from the usual suspects...

  • Smartphones and long rides: The Strategy1 year 8 weeks agoThanks for the input. Sounds

    Thanks for the input.

    Sounds like the Finn might be worth more of a look than I'd first given it credit for then, and even if it doesn't turn out to be a long-term solution then it's only a tenner ventured. If it is a bit fiddly to get out of the mount then there's perhaps an issue with quickly being able to take a call, but I guess there's speakerphone for that!

    Quick question to those that do have one, can it be used to mount a phone in portrait orientation on the stem, or only on the bars?

    Your point KiwiMike about having more to worry about than just a phone if you've hit something so hard as to make it pop out of the case is probably fair, I share the same broken Hampshire roads with you anyway, so good to hear relevant testimony.

    Once I get a solution sorted out, I'll update with my experiences of using a waterproof phone in the rain.

  • Longer sentences for banned drivers who kill or injure other road users1 year 8 weeks agodreamlx10 wrote:The answer

    dreamlx10 wrote:
    The answer would be to send more people to jail, and for longer periods. In addition make prison a less welcoming place to be. Of course it is cheaper to watch people being killed on the roads everyday than it is to lock up a criminal in HMP The Ritz. Yes, I have seen the inside of one of the newest prisons and its luxurious.

    Prison is an expensive option and bear in mind that while in there, people don't earn anything to pay for their families or pay taxes, becoming instead a burden on the state. Some of those in prison may not have been paying taxes anyway, but by no means all.

  • Chris Hoy hits out at “stupid” cyclists1 year 8 weeks agoDepressing the number of

    Depressing the number of commentators here (including the author of this article?) always need to frame these debates in terms of cars vs cyclists, as though the two groups are diametrically opposed. as though it's a war, and if you stick up for one group you 'hate', or are 'anti' the other.

    Most people on here are probably both driver and cyclist so unless road cc wants to alienate most of it's readership I suggest it takes a look at how some of it's stories are phrased.

    If it turns into a militant, biased site which can only ever see issues with blinkers on, it will put off the people it's trying to engage with (you know, the affluent ones who are likely to buy the products advertised on here, the revenue from which keeps the site going..)