• Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agoUnfortunately, I have now

    Unfortunately, I have now spent my lunch break apeing all sorts of "cyclist danger" stickers


  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agofarrell wrote:It would be

    farrell wrote:
    It would be nice to have the A5 ones being done as window stickers for putting in cars if that is possible.

    "Cyclist on board"?!

  • Britain's safer roads1 year 9 weeks agogazza_d wrote: The third

    gazza_d wrote:

    The third thing is that obviously there is nothing recording "near misses" etc from drivers who are ignorant/impatient/mad and putting cyclists at risk.

    From experience, I have been hit by a car a couple of times, once in reported to Glos Police and not interested, if I was hospitalised or hit and run police respond, second occasion reported to West Mercia exactly the same response.

    It may just be these two cases, but it suggests the police, and I guess policy makers don't actually have a clue how many accidents actually happen.

    As an aside contacted Worcestershire council because the second incident was partly due to a crap cyclepath/road interface and the council couldn't give a shit.

    I also wonder if things are safer, or simply pedestrians and cyclists have been cowed by the car lobby and simply forced out of the way so it seems safer in the stats. I am sure I can cut injuries to cyclists by banning cycling....

  • Sabbath September Disc road bike1 year 9 weeks agowyadvd wrote:sonyjim wrote:I

    wyadvd wrote:
    sonyjim wrote:
    I just can't abide Titanium bikes with carbon forks. Why be so lazy and not do the job properly, It's not difficult to complete with Titanium forks. Also I agree with previous comments that at the price it would have to be super record quality

    Do you think that titanium might not be the ideal material for a fork on a calliper bike? I do t know myself but maybe ?

    Agreed, the carbon forks would have better torsional resistance than Ti. You could get some nasty vibration/chatter if they weren't designed right first time.
    Far easier to spec something proven.

    I dunno if there are even any 700c Ti/disc combo forks out there..?

  • Pedals / Shoes1 year 9 weeks agoCouple of great shouts there

    Couple of great shouts there and I have read a lot of good things about Speedplay pedals. I think I've been a bit put off by the price in the past and I hear they take a lot of maintaining?

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agoIt would be nice to have the

    It would be nice to have the A5 ones being done as window stickers for putting in cars if that is possible.

  • Tour de France Minus 10 news round-up - Plays, WiFi tractors, soap stars and more (+ video)1 year 9 weeks agoWiFi tractors.

    WiFi tractors.

    Big Grin

  • Castelli Velocissimo Sanremo Speedsuit1 year 9 weeks agoChain Reaction are selling

    Chain Reaction are selling off the Sanremo 2.0 for £150 - does that offer a better short/jersey combo than the new Velocissimo version?

  • 13-year old Irish cyclist pushed off bike by passenger in speeding car1 year 9 weeks agoJimmy Ray Will wrote:Its

    Jimmy Ray Will wrote:
    Its amazing that the same people that are seemingly appalled by racist, homophobic and sexist jokes because of the affirmation of unacceptable viewpoints they supposedly promote, can't see how the same might apply here.

    The PCC had an answer for that too when I mentioned it.
    Cyclists are apparently not a "proper" minority group and don't get protection:

    The PCC wrote:
    Under Clause 12, newspapers must avoid prejudicial or pejorative reference to an individual’s race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or to any physical or mental illness or disability. However, the clause does not cover references to groups or categories of people. The Commission also made clear that the terms of Clause 12 do not cover the mode of transport which individuals choose to use. Further, it wished to emphasise the tongue in cheek nature of the piece. It noted that the complainants had been offended by the commentator’s views on cyclists but was unable to establish a breach of Clause 12.

    So if he'd "joked" about attacking black people with a billiard cue then they'd rightly have been all over him, but the same "joke" about cyclists is perfectly fine.

  • 13-year old Irish cyclist pushed off bike by passenger in speeding car1 year 9 weeks agojacknorell wrote: Eh, this

    jacknorell wrote:

    Eh, this was done by a passenger, so it's not a motoring offense. It's a violent, intentional, assault that just happened to take place while on a road surface...

    Doesn't matter if it is a motoring offence or not-they will still find it hard to prosecute as it is a cross border issue. I was only using the example of motoring offences to illustrate my point.

  • Sugoi RSE Neoshell Jacket1 year 9 weeks agoMatt, price is £249.99 so now

    Matt, price is £249.99 so now it's a bargain right?

  • Pedals / Shoes1 year 9 weeks agoSpeedplay X-series or light

    Speedplay X-series or light action maybe better than Zeros.

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks ago(No subject)

    Applause

  • Britain's safer roads1 year 9 weeks agoFirst thing from these stats,

    First thing from these stats, is that in general they don't show the increase or decrease in overall share. If I recall the %age of people cycling declined slightly over the last decade. So it's very hard to put into context.

    The second thing is that although deaths have decreased, the number of cyclists seriously injured has increased quit dramatically. I wonder if this is down to improved emergency care, both at the roadside, and back in the ED. Regardless that is a very worrying trend, and much more important that a few less people being killed.

    The third thing is that obviously there is nothing recording "near misses" etc from drivers who are ignorant/impatient/mad and putting cyclists at risk. Over the last couple of years, just from a personal perspective, I seem to be getting more consideration from most drivers. There is still a hardcore of nutjobs though.

    The country needs to sit up and treat bad driving much more seriously than it does currently. That will benefit all not just cyclists

  • Pedals / Shoes1 year 9 weeks agoSpeedplay are double sided

    Speedplay are double sided ... Smile

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agoI'd love a version of this I

    I'd love a version of this I could put on my commuting rucksack please. I don't have a car to stick one to!

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agoI can't for the life of me

    I can't for the life of me think where a bunch of these may end up...

  • Cyclist deaths and serious injuries fell in 2013 – but DfT says too early to say if it’s a long-term trend1 year 9 weeks agoThe trend of deaths does seem

    The trend of deaths does seem fairly static.

    The trend of serious injuries is very worrying and possibly the increase when deaths are static/decreasing is down to improvements in emergency care keeping more people alive

    These figures need to be taken in context of the percentage of total traffic, and of any increase or decrease in cycling or walking overall.

    hasn't the overall trend for cycling been slightly downhill over the last decade or so? In which case the figures are worse

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agoThey're waterproof vinyl, and

    They're waterproof vinyl, and quite sticky but they shouldn't tear when you remove them

  • Share the love on the road with a stay awesome sticker1 year 9 weeks agoChapeau!

    Chapeau!

  • Pactimo Summit Raptor bib shorts1 year 9 weeks agoThanks very much Stu. Much

    Thanks very much Stu.

    Much appreciated.

  • Are cracks appearing in the Walsh / Sky love affair?1 year 9 weeks agodaddyELVIS wrote:mooleur

    daddyELVIS wrote:
    mooleur wrote:
    I think their statements were actually around having none of their *riders* having had past links to doping - back office staff-wise I think we can all agree that's nigh on impossible.

    Sorry, you're mistaken - they even went so far as to say they wouldn't even employ docs from cycling.

    Sorry, I've never seen statements stating that they would never employ back office staff who had links to doping, note the use of the word *links* - do you have a copy or URL of the article stating this?

  • Cyclist deaths and serious injuries fell in 2013 – but DfT says too early to say if it’s a long-term trend1 year 9 weeks agoRoadCC - You might want to

    RoadCC - You might want to post the other item I put on the forum this morning as well - the report from the US suggesting cyclists make roads safer.

  • Sabbath September Disc road bike1 year 9 weeks agosonyjim wrote:I just can't

    sonyjim wrote:
    I just can't abide Titanium bikes with carbon forks. Why be so lazy and not do the job properly, It's not difficult to complete with Titanium forks. Also I agree with previous comments that at the price it would have to be super record quality

    Do you think that titanium might not be the ideal material for a fork on a calliper bike? I do t know myself but maybe ?

  • Video: patchnride fixes punctures in 60secs1 year 9 weeks agoIt might not be appropriate

    It might not be appropriate for every type of puncture, but as a quick fix on a TT, tri or while late for work it could sure save some time and some tears as rider after rider zoom past. I would like to see road.cc test it before spending my dosh first.
    I would prob only use as a temp fix.
    On a side note, its not to dissimilar to my roadside puncture kit for my motorbike.