• Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss10 hours 50 min agoLorry drivers are so good,

    Lorry drivers are so good, they can safely overtake a cyclist within an inch of their elbow, at speed, on a bend, whilst not crossing the centre line. I also love it when a lorry overtakes and the loose flapping ropes along the side, nicely tickle your neck as it passes by. Lorry drivers are also very litter conscious. They only throw rubbish out of their cab window, when they are alongside you, knowing that it will conveniently bounce off your shoulder and onto the verge. I can't think of anything negative to say.

  • Just in: Rose Xeon CDX-440010 hours 52 min agoJakal79 wrote:Would be nice

    Jakal79 wrote:
    Would be nice if it took 32 mm tires.

    They reckon you 'might' fit 30mm tyres in there

  • Just in: Rose Xeon CDX-440010 hours 53 min agocjwebb wrote:Seatstays meat.

    cjwebb wrote:
    Seatstays meat. Are they made of sausages?

    Thanks for pointing out my typo. Corrected. If they were sausages, they'd be those chipolata sausages...

  • Tour of Romandie10 hours 54 min agoThanks Dave

    Thanks Dave Nerd

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss10 hours 56 min agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    I know, and of course its utter nonsense, as that 'house in order' meme always is when applied to a group who don't share a house.

    Are you seriously going to argue this point on the grounds that you don't understand a figure of speech?

  • Fizik R3B Uomo Men's road shoes10 hours 59 min agoI love these shoes - but how

    I love these shoes - but how did you find the sizings? I just bought a page of 44/10s, and they're too small - Fizik actually give a different sizing on their website. Currently trying to sell the 44s on Ebay!

  • Jury urges action over junction after finding driver guilty of causing cyclist's death10 hours 59 min agoYour honour, we the gentlemen

    Your honour, we the gentlemen of this jury find this junction guilty of being exceptionally dangerous.

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 42 sec agomtm_01

    mtm_01 wrote:
    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    I know, and of course its utter nonsense, as that 'house in order' meme always is when applied to a group who don't share a house.

    Not sure a phrase that originates from the Bible is a meme but like it or not we are a collective group on the road.

    No we aren't.

    Sorry - No 'we' aren't.

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 47 sec agoI think a large part of the

    I think a large part of the problem is the sensationalism of the "us vs them" attitude that the media loves to drum up. And unfortunately this site is part of that problem - recent stories being aptly described in the comments as clickbait.

    But we all love it really, don't we? Any chance to have a rant about the injustices of it all, perceived or real. This is a long thread, and although it contains many good and well made points it's typical of the stories that generate the most reaction.

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 1 min agocyclingDMlondon wrote: If a

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    If a pedestrian presses the 'WAIT' button at a controlled crossing, the lights should immediately switch to red for motorized traffic - even if they were red five seconds before. The car needs to be put in its place and that place should be subservient to the pedestrian - not at the top of the food chain, where it currently is.

    Of course, it doesn't help that every time someone suggests training for cyclists or registration, or some other means to track those who transgress the rules, the Church complains loudly of 'discrimination'.

    How about a complete reversal? Lights are normally green for the pedestrian and the motorist has stop and reach out their window and press a button and then wait a couple of minutes for the lights to change to green for them for 30 seconds?

    Too far?

    Registration for cyclists is an idiotic idea, by the way. Unnecessary and impractical. Why not for pedestrians and skate-boarders while you are at it?

    If everything else was fixed, and motorists knocked off their pedestal, then I suppose something like compulsory insurance might just about be justifiable, for the odd case where a cyclist managed to seriously injure someone.

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 1 min agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    I know, and of course its utter nonsense, as that 'house in order' meme always is when applied to a group who don't share a house.

    Not sure a phrase that originates from the Bible is a meme but like it or not we are a collective group on the road.

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 6 min agoWith the exception of the

    With the exception of the headline grabbing "HGV drivers are the best users of the road – cyclists are the worst", he's actually right.

    I will never understand why people go up the inside of a big vehicle whilst stationary at the lights, especially when it's the first vehicle in the lights queue - because firstly, you should overtake things on the right-hand side and secondly because of the almighty drafting effect you get from riding behind the bus!

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 7 min agomtm_01 wrote:jacknorell

    mtm_01 wrote:
    jacknorell wrote:
    Well, we should probably start dealing effectively with drivers who time and again prove they shouldn't be driving... that'd be good.

    The killing and maiming is one-sided, and you want to deal with the errant parts of the group/s being maimed and killed?

    Seems a bit strange to me.

    He's saying we should get our own house in order before starting war against everyone else.

    I know, and of course its utter nonsense, as that 'house in order' meme always is when applied to a group who don't share a house.

  • Kickstarter funding sought for bike periscope11 hours 10 min agolevermonkey wrote:There is a

    levermonkey wrote:
    There is a large number of unnecessarily vicious posts in this thread.

    Yeah - either people think they'd like this themselves, or they don't. Its not as if its going to be made compulsory. (Thought, come to think of it, that is an ever-present danger with many bike-related inventions...but probably not this one)

    Your point 4 sounds a horribly plausible scenario, but equally well, what would a lawyer do if they knew the cyclist had a neck-problem that makes it tricky to look up and _didn't_ use such a gadget? Probably can't win either way.

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 10 min agojacknorell wrote:Well, we

    jacknorell wrote:
    Well, we should probably start dealing effectively with drivers who time and again prove they shouldn't be driving... that'd be good.

    The killing and maiming is one-sided, and you want to deal with the errant parts of the group/s being maimed and killed?

    Seems a bit strange to me.

    He's saying we should get our own house in order before starting war against everyone else.

  • Covered knees = knee pain?11 hours 18 min agoI tend to err on the side of

    I tend to err on the side of caution weather-wise, I'd rather be hot than cold. I'll try sticking to the shorts for the foreseeable future, to try and see if I've a "weather" issue or a "tights" issue.

    It's also useful to know that this isn't a common thing and I may be seeing a correlation where there isn't one.

  • Covered knees = knee pain?11 hours 27 min agoit would be interesting if

    it would be interesting if the OP has tried riding in "tights" conditions (by his reckoning, which is all that counts) in his shorts? tights shouldn't (unless sold as compression wear) be tight enough to be causing any restriction

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss11 hours 29 min agoI totally agree with you

    I totally agree with you regarding dealing with drivers - my view is that prison is only appropriate for psychopaths i.e. demonstrated lack of empathy / antisocial behaviour. Dangerous driving, mobile phone, alcohol drugs use are examples. However I think the routine use of bans and re-tests is important. It seems reasonable that if you have caused an accident you should have to prove that you are capable of safely driving in the future. It is less contentious than prison but for many would be very serious and I suspect that people would start paying attention.

    The point about dealing with cyclists is things need to be even handed if there is to be an overall improvement. Some of the video of cyclists flying through city traffic (I use to do love this in my 20's) frightens me to death and does not help with relationships with other road users.

  • Just in: Rose Xeon CDX-440011 hours 32 min agoREALLY looking forward to

    REALLY looking forward to this review. Saw one of these at the London bike show and apart from the fattest down tube I've ever seen on a bike (seriously, this bike is not afraid to be seen in the showers), it's a great looking piece of kit.

  • Bib Shorts recommendation.11 hours 32 min agophebeM wrote:What's more,

    phebeM wrote:
    What's more, there are several colors for option.

    Why on earth do you need any option beyond black, black, black? Silly

  • Tour of Romandie11 hours 54 min agoSTEVESPRO 79 wrote:...What is

    STEVESPRO 79 wrote:
    ...What is going on?.... At Wits End
    I feel your frustration, buddy... But don't worry, all is good! Smile Dave to the rescue! Smile We'll get through this together! Smile Can't wait! I'm so excited! Aren't you? Party
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    Dave Atkinson wrote:
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    Thank you, dave! Smile

  • Family of cyclist killed by tipper truck considers civil action after inquest returns finding of 'road traffic collision'11 hours 55 min agoIt looks about the same as a

    It looks about the same as a million others across the country - the issue is the hint of cycle lane before the additional stop line that encourages cyclists to go up the inside of potentially big things like HGV lorries waiting at junctions.

  • Chinese designers come up with exercise bike that washes your clothes as you pedal12 hours 8 min agoGraham Obree made a bicycle

    Graham Obree made a bicycle (partly) out of a washing machine....

  • Lorry drivers the best road users, cyclists the worst, says haulage firm boss12 hours 9 min agocyclingDMlondon wrote: We

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:

    We ride like twats. For God's sake, at least stop denying it every time someone points it out.

    errr.....over generalisation I feel. There are bad road users of every description but you cant pigeon hole everyone into the same category...and what an awful unfounded biased article. Having recently had an HGV overtake our group in a 30mph zone (us doing 28 mph) and then to slam the brakes on, pull in, split the group, and then proceed to turn left 100 yds later, this is pretty much far from the truth. Its all about attitude to each other on the road; we all do daft things from time to time but you're sure more likely to kill someone doing a daft thing in an HGV than you are doing a daft thing on a pedal bike.

  • Just in: Rose Xeon CDX-440012 hours 11 min agoI ordered mine back in March,

    I ordered mine back in March, won't arrive until June still Sad

    After all this wait, it's beholden on you to give this bike a glowing review!