• Judge dismisses £1m Halfords crash lawsuit1 year 15 weeks agoDalai Farmer wrote:If it was

    Dalai Farmer wrote:
    If it was defective when purchased isn't it more of Saracen's fault???

    British law holds the retailer responsible for defects at the point of sale. The retailer may then in turn have a case against the manufacturer or wholesaler they purchased it from.

  • Judge dismisses £1m Halfords crash lawsuit1 year 15 weeks agoDalai Farmer wrote:If it was

    Dalai Farmer wrote:
    If it was defective when purchased isn't it more of Saracen's fault???

    As stated the steerer tube was not perfect, even though Halfords put it together (which is never a good thing!) the fault was caused in the Saracen factory.


    Suggest you look up the terms of the Sale of Goods Act.

  • First ride: Malcolm Custom Bicycles1 year 15 weeks agoPre mountain bikes, it was

    Pre mountain bikes, it was impossible to get long seat posts. They were all about 20 cm long.

    The Malcolm looks spot on for about 1985

  • 2014 Boardman CX Team... Does it do what it says on the tin?1 year 15 weeks agoInteresting differences in

    Interesting differences in opinion on the interrupter levers. It's my plan to run with them initially, at least until I get used to the doubletap levers - my other drop bar bikes are Campagnolo equipped.

    I've had test runs with bb5 flat bar brakes, so I suspect they may be the first thing to get swapped out. I'm pretty certain the double whammy of dropping from hydraulics and moving to road levers will make me want more stopping power. I ride from one side of Glasgow to the other, at peak times and straight through the city centre, so powerful braking is essential. BB7 or TRP Spyre being the likely replacements.

    Great suggestion with the bottle cage mounts... Wasn't on my list of solutions for the front fork/ mudguard issue... It's now no.1! Mudguards are a year-round essential in this part of the world.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agoI can't believe that people

    I can't believe that people are justifyi ng the actions of a twat. If he wants to kill him self then fine but what sort of example does this set for younger cyclist 's. It gives cycling a bad name.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agopicko wrote:The biggest crime

    picko wrote:
    The biggest crime here is Roxette

    Hello you fool. I love you!

    Come on, join the joyride! Join the joyride!

    I have this etched in my brain as the most banal lyrics ever.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agoI don't see what's wrong with

    I don't see what's wrong with this, there are so many reasons that drafting something large and fast is preferable to sitting in the gutter doing 23mph, with cars whizzing past your elbow, that I can't be bothered to list them.

    Obviously the main disadvantage is that you can't be holier-than-thou on a cycling forum, which I think for some people is more important than getting some miles in.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agoMore concerned with the

    More concerned with the Public safety matter that someone still thinks its acceptable to listen to Roxette.

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 15 weeks agoSky's Gabriel Rasch ends

    Sky's Gabriel Rasch ends racing career at Roubaix this weekend, becomes a DS
    http://t.co/cST3czkBzP
    #cycling http://t.co/cg0mJrkGLJ

    That's me out Crying

  • Judge dismisses £1m Halfords crash lawsuit1 year 15 weeks agoIf it was defective when

    If it was defective when purchased isn't it more of Saracen's fault???

    As stated the steerer tube was not perfect, even though Halfords put it together (which is never a good thing!) the fault was caused in the Saracen factory.

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 15 weeks agoVeloPeo wrote:SteveAustin

    VeloPeo wrote:
    SteveAustin wrote:
    I come on here to read about bikes, riding bikes etc, i don't come here to read obituaries of people who may have been riding a bike when they died.

    Maybe the solution is to not report these all too frequently occurring sad deaths?

    So don't read them then. They're quite easy to avoid should you wish to do so....

    you must be real bored....

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 15 weeks agoSteveAustin wrote:I come on

    SteveAustin wrote:
    I come on here to read about bikes, riding bikes etc, i don't come here to read obituaries of people who may have been riding a bike when they died.

    Maybe the solution is to not report these all too frequently occurring sad deaths?

    So don't read them then. They're quite easy to avoid should you wish to do so....

  • End of a golden age? Sir Dave Brailsford quits British Cycling role1 year 15 weeks agoSteve Peters likely to as big

    Steve Peters likely to as big (if not bigger) loss.
    In this chimps opinion.

  • Judge dismisses £1m Halfords crash lawsuit1 year 15 weeks agogeargrinderbeard wrote:Apart

    geargrinderbeard wrote:
    Apart from the fact it was a halfords bike in the first place #bikesnob

    Careful now, you'll have that Boardman chap turning up at your door to have a word.

  • Video: Cyclists behaving badly - helmetcam cyclist turns his lens on other cyclists1 year 15 weeks agoOldRidgeback

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    OldRidgeback wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    OldRidgeback wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    OldRidgeback wrote:
    The bit of the guy taking off his jacket is rather droll. Bet he won't do that again in a hurry. Red light running isn't wise on a bicycle in busy traffic either. But I have to say, hopping a kerb and using the pavement when there isn't anyone around harms no one. Several of those clips shows show cyclists avoiding having to wait by using the pavement and in several, there are no pedestrians. So exactly who was at risk there? As it happens I recognised the junction from when I last stayed in York too and it is a busy one at peak times. Hopping a kerb there when there are no pedestrians reduces congestion for motorists as well as cutting journey times and also reduces risk, as long as there are no pedestrians around.

    Yes, and doing 180 mph in your Porsche on an empty motorway should be allowed, too. After all, who is at risk?

    Any law student quickly learns that there are 'conduct offences', and 'result offences'. The former is complete as soon as the action is taken (with the appropriate mens rea if appropriate). Running red lights comes into that category. It doesn't matter who is at risk, or who isn't at risk. It is illegal, end of bloody story.

    As I asked a guy a while back, who had gone through a red light on his bicycle (I still caught up with him): 'mate, have you ever wondered why drivers hate us?'

    'No..? he replied.

    'Because of stupid c***s like you,' I answered.

    (not 100% true, as I've posted before, but not acting like prize twats on bicycles, would go some way to repairing the damage)

    There's just a slight difference between your 180mph Porsche and someone hopping a kerb at say 10mph on a bicycle. It's called kinetic energy. There's rather a lot more of it in a 1.5tonne car travelling at 180mph than a bicycle and rider weighing maybe 90kg travelling at 10mph. It's physics. The bicycle can stop in a short distance. The car can't; more physics.

    And as a previous post says, the latest guidance to the police is not to bother with pavement cycling when there is no visible risk.

    There are degrees.

    Aaaaaaaaaaaand the point goes straight over the top of your head.

    Kinetic energy is not the point. 'risk' is not the point.

    What is the point, is that it's illegal.

    If you really can't get your tiny brain around that fact, then *shrug* .. have a nice life.

    If it's so illegal to ride on a pavement when there's no one around at risk, why are police now told not to bother if it's not doing any harm?

    I believe the police are told to exercise discretion, and not 'not to bother'.

    And I think that that advice is for roads where the traffic speed or direction make cycling dangerous.

    But as most pavement cyclists do so because they're lazy ba*tards who don't want to go around a one-way system as it'll cost them another three minutes, I don't support this 'discretion'.

    On my commute home, there's a really fast roundabout, where I take the third exit. I've had a couple of close shaves on there. So now, I get off and walk. It would be easy to cycle it. It's about a 45 second cycle, but a four minute walk.

    But I was brought up to respect others. And there is also the fact that I whinge when a pedestrian walks across the road in front of me. So what gives me the right to go onto his territory and make him get out of my way?

    I'm not sure why all pedestrians are male on your commute

    Not really sure I get this...

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 15 weeks agoI come on here to read about

    I come on here to read about bikes, riding bikes etc, i don't come here to read obituaries of people who may have been riding a bike when they died.

    Maybe the solution is to not report these all too frequently occurring sad deaths?

  • Coroner concludes Venera Minakhmetova died after riding through red light at Bow Roundabout1 year 15 weeks agovbvb wrote:cyclingDMlondon

    vbvb wrote:
    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    It's useless. There is no hope.

    My boss says that I can keep my job and live abroad, since I don't actually need to be in the office to work (I administer UNIX). To hell with it. I'm looking for a flat in Amsterdam. Anyone help?

    (I'm not joking, by the way)

    That phrase "no brainer" springs to mind. You are unlikely to see significant change in your lifetime in UK cycling I think. If that matters, get out. Isn't it nicer in many of these European cities? I think so.

    The cycling infra design fellow came over from Copenhagen (iirc) to do a talk in Edinburgh last year. "How do you like our cycling city, very progressive for UK, yes?" No, he said, he would not cycle here at all.

    Unix admin, you say..

    We spent a week in Amsterdam last April, hired bikes and cycled around. It was great fun. Yeah, I want to go there and live.

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Cobbled Together1 year 15 weeks agoarchieboy wrote:Interesting,

    archieboy wrote:
    Interesting, no Roelandts at PR, advantage swings to Ghedebrav.

    Not so sure, as we have the same big 5 riders that are likely to score. It would take a top 4 finish from Offredo, Hoogerland or Nuyens (he has Zoidl not riding) to overhaul the 22 point difference, or all of them in the break, or two of them just inside the top 10. Big ask for riders who have not been scoring, apart from Offredo in the placings of 11-20.

    A Stybar podium, and a no score from GVA and its your lead.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agoI love the hyperconcentration

    I love the hyperconcentration bubble you need to be in to do this- you have to zone out everything except your distance from the back of the lorry and the sound of it's engine and brakes.
    The violent buffeting when you get out of the dead spot immediately behind the vehicle is more than a bit scary, though.

    Buses are better than lorries- you can hear the engine better when it slows down and they obligingly stop at bus stops to let you get off. But they really don't like you to be there. Can't say I blame them.

    Sometimes I've found a driver who will have some fun himself by towing me- I've had Harley riders out for a spin who are chilled enough to oblige.

  • Riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive1 year 15 weeks agoI entered the 75k version due

    I entered the 75k version due to a lack of winter mileage in the legs. It was still still more than enough to get a flavour of the route and region - 10k in and straight up the Koppenburg!

    I thought the cobbled climbs would be tough - they are but we were lucky with a bone dry weekend that really helps you keep a grip.

    What you cannot prepare for is hitting these cobble sections at speed on the flat, or even worse down hill. I thought my bottles and cages were a firm fit, but spent the first flat section riding with one hand on the bars and one constantly pushing bottles. For anyone considering the RVV for next year, take extra care to make sure everything stays attached!

    Everyone of us said we will be going back next year, it is a fantastic weekend.

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agoactually doing this is no

    actually doing this is no where near as dangerous as it looks

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Cobbled Together1 year 15 weeks agoInteresting, no Roelandts at

    Interesting, no Roelandts at PR, advantage swings to Ghedebrav.

  • Would people prefer it if we turned off commenting on reports of fatalities?1 year 15 weeks agoLeave them on - it allows

    Leave them on - it allows people to ask questions about the road from people who might know it.

    Step on trolls though. A comment box does not "invite argument" except from silly people.

  • BioLogic FixKit multi tool1 year 15 weeks agothe 5mm is a bit of a worry

    the 5mm is a bit of a worry for me, its probably the most common used but in the worst position

    love the 15mm though

  • Video: tailgating a tipper truck at 40mph1 year 15 weeks agoDumb Ways to Die Number 37.

    Dumb Ways to Die Number 37.