• Doping scandal hits Belgium - but it's pigeons, not cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoI hope this means we're not

    I hope this means we're not in for a flood of self-vindicatory books by retired pigeons assuring us that even though they were up to their necks in doping they were really against it all the time and the reason they waited so long to go public is absolutely not because they were holding out for a book deal

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoMcDuff73 wrote:thing is

    McDuff73 wrote:
    thing is though mrmo even if they switch off if they are only travelling 20 or 15 mph then the end result will be a lot less damage.

    True, but my concern is outside of urban areas, rural rat runs that sort of thing. So while limiters might stop cars going fast in an urban area i am concerned many drivers would basically use it as a limiter and drive to it.

  • Campangolo Inner Pulley Cage.1 year 18 weeks agoTry bolting your pulleys

    Try bolting your pulleys directly to the outer cage, removing the need for an inner cage entirely. Fit washers that clamp the bushes, but don't touch the jockey wheels, and you're sorted. It's lighter, more aerodynamic, and makes cleaning jockey wheels a doddle.

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agothing is though mrmo even if

    thing is though mrmo even if they switch off if they are only travelling 20 or 15 mph then the end result will be a lot less damage.

  • Bianchi Infinito CV1 year 18 weeks agoHaving seen the CV in all

    Having seen the CV in all colour options, I can confirm it is a great looking frameset and given the money I wouldn't hesitate. I even inquired about a frame-only option, but at £2700 I just cannot justify it (and given also that at that price I could buy a complete Canyon CF SLX).

    I wonder though how much of the comfort the bike achieves could be matched by riding wider rims/tyres at lower pressure, or with a more flexible seatpost etc? Even fitting carbon bars would be a cheaper option for vibration damping. It would due an interesting experiment if there were an easy way of measuring the results.

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoMcDuff73 wrote:Mikeprytherch-

    McDuff73 wrote:
    Mikeprytherch- when I was hit at 30 miles an hour I didnt give a damn how fast the car was actually travelling but the speed it hit me caused more damage than had it been travelling at 20 mph or 15 mph, anything that reduces the speed of large 2 tonne metal boxes on the roads is fine by me.

    My real concern, based on years of evidence, is that drivers are stupid and not to be trusted? Tell them that they can drive at a given speed and they will switch off even more than they already do.

  • Cycloc Wrap1 year 18 weeks agoThat sum bought me a classy

    That sum bought me a classy leather & metal Brooks trouser strap; no wonder their grooved plastic waste-paper-basket, sorry, bike rack costs £60.

  • Strike ONE!1 year 18 weeks agoMy initial anger was a

    My initial anger was a consequence of my incredulity (is that a word?) that he couldnt have seen me, i was gobsmacked, hope your ok anyway dude,makes you more jittery the next few times on a roundabout eh!?

  • Scottish Parliament to debate 'strict liability' civil law protections for cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoLets be clear - no one is

    Lets be clear - no one is saying that this alone is the answer. It does not replace the need for well designed infrastructure, training and enforcement of the law.
    It is just one step down a path to help vulnerable road users, but it is still an important step to take.
    I hope that the Scottish parliament recognises this too; I'll be watching for news tomorrow!

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoWhy do they sells cars that

    Why do they sells cars that go much more than 70mph anyway?!

  • Bianchi Infinito CV1 year 18 weeks agoGoingRoundInCycles wrote: But

    GoingRoundInCycles wrote:

    But even if I had that kind of money, I wouldn't spend so much on a frame that isn't at least disk brake capable right now.

    You could buy the disc version of the Infinito CV?

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoMikeprytherch- when I was hit

    Mikeprytherch- when I was hit at 30 miles an hour I didnt give a damn how fast the car was actually travelling but the speed it hit me caused more damage than had it been travelling at 20 mph or 15 mph, anything that reduces the speed of large 2 tonne metal boxes on the roads is fine by me.

    If its decision making thats the problem having more time to make a decision by travelling slower will benefit.

    Until such a time as you can guarantee that all car drivers will drive in a safe and controlled manner around other vulnerable road users any measure to curtail the damage they can cause is ok in my books.

  • HOY bikes competition - we have a winner!1 year 18 weeks agoSurely to be a winning photo

    Surely to be a winning photo the dog should be riding the bike.

  • Video: Thor Hushovd stars in Norwegian cycle safety clip1 year 18 weeks agoQuality

    Cool Applause

    Quality

  • Video: Thor Hushovd stars in Norwegian cycle safety clip1 year 18 weeks agoGreat Vid.

    Great Vid.

  • Scottish Parliament to debate 'strict liability' civil law protections for cyclists1 year 18 weeks agoJack Osbourne snr wrote:700c

    Jack Osbourne snr wrote:
    700c wrote:
    Any improvement in cyclist safety resulting from this would be a secondary and indirect consequence of this legalisation, which is mainly concerned with compensation.

    What they should focus on instead is proper conviction and punishment of drivers who endanger or kill cyclists and pedestrians

    I disagree. The term "strict liability" scares the proverbial out of / enrages any Glasgow taxi driver I have spoken to enough to clearly demonstrate its power. The thought of being "automatically" hit in the pocket sows the seeds in their minds sufficiently to set the ball rolling in the right direction.

    The rest will follow in time.

    You disagree that there should be harsher punishment for car drivers who kill cyclists and escape serious punishment?! Wink

    On a serious note, surely a very real threat of prosecution with a lengthy prison sentence would deter dangerous driving more than the threat of financial penalty?

    If this is about road safety then its not the easiest or most direct way to go about it. Time will tell I suppose, if it is introduced, whether it does result in a change in driver behaviour (and if it does, I'd support it..)

    But I just think they should concentrate on the basics first, dealing with the outrageously lenient sentencing given to the 'careless' drivers who kill.

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoI disagree with this on the

    I disagree with this on the grounds of freedom. A system which limits you to a speed limit is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is more likely to assist people breaking the law than help others.

    As Mr Mo says, it is the driving, not the speed that causes issues. So the decision making is the defective issue. Incidentally I keep making this point to my girlfriend when she descends hills, but she still descends while braking..... Day Dreaming D Oh

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoAnyone who drives a car will

    Anyone who drives a car will realise that a system like this would be unworkable and dangerous. Imagine you have to take sudden avoiding action to get out of the way of an imminent collision, but are prevented from doing so because you were about to break the speed limit!

    Until some point in the future when all cars are controlled using the same intelligent technology, then it might work I suppose.

  • New bike poster1 year 18 weeks agoThey are well rendered Tim. I

    They are well rendered Tim. I liked the motorbikes too.

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoMcDuff73 - thank god you are

    McDuff73 - thank god you are not the decision maker then, mrmo is correct, its not outright speed that's the issue, its inappropriate speed, I would rather somebody came past me at 40mpg giving me 2 metres space than somebody restricted to 30mpg with 2 inches space.

  • Scottish Parliament to debate 'strict liability' civil law protections for cyclists1 year 18 weeks ago700c wrote:Any improvement in

    700c wrote:
    Any improvement in cyclist safety resulting from this would be a secondary and indirect consequence of this legalisation, which is mainly concerned with compensation.

    What they should focus on instead is proper conviction and punishment of drivers who endanger or kill cyclists and pedestrians

    I disagree. The term "strict liability" scares the proverbial out of / enrages any Glasgow taxi driver I have spoken to enough to clearly demonstrate its power. The thought of being "automatically" hit in the pocket sows the seeds in their minds sufficiently to set the ball rolling in the right direction.

    The rest will follow in time.

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 18 weeks agoI don't care much for the

    I don't care much for the performance improvements as after having seen someone wearing one at a race yesterday, it has all the sartorial elegance of a pudding basin! Maybe it was the dark grey colour that accentuated the cheap, plastic mushroom-head look - not what you'd want for 150 quid!

  • Edinburgh Council responds to tramline cycle safety fears1 year 18 weeks agoI still can't see why they

    I still can't see why they are installing a tram system that actually needs tracks. There must be other cheaper alternatives, like magnetic guidance systems and using trams with solid rubber wheels so they could use the existing road surface etc. It sounds like the designers of this infrastructure have not been very imaginative with there approach.

  • Drivers oppose automatic speed control, says IAM1 year 18 weeks agoshocker it wasnt true but its

    shocker it wasnt true but its a damn good idea to get cars driving at the proper speeds dont understand why anyone would object to it unless they are all saying they want to break the law!?
    This sort of thing would make the streets safer for vulnerable users by controlling speed in urban areas more effectively than speed cameras and police patrols have been able to do previously.

  • Edinburgh Council responds to tramline cycle safety fears1 year 18 weeks agoI'm sick of bike/tram related

    I'm sick of bike/tram related stories, but only because I can't stop myself from reading BTL on Edinburgh Evening Snooze "articles" on the subject. The level of anti-cyclist hate on there is quite astonishing.