• Council criticised for ‘headphones can prevent you from hearing the traffic’ poster aimed at cyclists17 hours 36 min agoIf distraction is their issue

    If distraction is their issue then presumably they'll be doing a poster asking drivers to turn stereos off. Because they're distracting. Right? I mean, that would be oh never mind.

  • Council criticised for ‘headphones can prevent you from hearing the traffic’ poster aimed at cyclists17 hours 38 min agoI have been cycling for 4

    I have been cycling for 4 years as a start for fitness, then moved to mtb and now a road cyclist. I wear headphones, currently have wireless ones that Bluetooth to my phone.
    I have the sound on low enough to hear traffic coming from all directions, I can hear them easily enough but I have the sound on loud enough to hear the music.
    Personally it's down to that persons balance towards safety and enjoying music whilst cycling. It's about looking before changing direction & having a 360 degree knowledge of what's around you. This is whether you are wearing headphones or not, you NEED to know what's going on around you.
    In the 2 years I've now gone to full road cycling I have never had an accident or near miss with any other traffic on the road whilst wearing headphones. I base that down to be responsible and having A knowledge of the traffic I'm sharing on the road. Only my personal opinion.

  • Stopped by the Police, did I break the law?17 hours 41 min agowhere's the button to quote

    where's the button to quote everything above? You are not a cyclist, Just a pedestrian on a bicycle. If you want to walk there is a perfectly good footpath somewhere for you, leave the cycling to cyclists.

  • Stopped by the Police, did I break the law?17 hours 42 min agoYou failed to stop for a red

    You failed to stop for a red light. Highway Code 109. Law broken Road Traffic Act 1988 Section 35.

    Sorry, but the only dick is you. Mind you if a few minutes of your time is worth more than your life, Darwinism may well kick in and remove you from the gene pool.

  • Stopped by the Police, did I break the law?17 hours 44 min agoJust watched the video. I'm

    Just watched the video.

    I'm afraid it's you that's the dick. You're clearly in the wrong.

    And it's the kind of thing that irritates the hell out of law-abiding cyclists and drivers.

  • Time Xpresso 15 pedals17 hours 45 min agoI am sure the weight

    I am sure the weight difference would have no effect for the majority of us so silly money for pedals. I have Espresso 4 on the winter bike and 8 on my carbon Ridley - cleats do wear quicker than the Campy and Shimano pedals I had before (unclipping issues meant I went to Time) but so easy to get in and out and stable too. Just wish Time would start making the cleats a bit more durable.

  • A tale o' a sore arse17 hours 51 min agoCXR94Di2 wrote:Saddles with a

    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Saddles with a decent centre cut out or no nose saddles are best type, they instantly remove central pressure, place weight upon sit bones, then its just a case of time cycling shorter trips initially till you adapt.

    If the problem is your 'crown jewells' (rather than your buttocks) I doubt if gradually building up distance will solve the problem if a central cutout hasn't done the trick.

    You're more likely in that case to do damage to the artery, with possible long-term problems that I will not spell out.

  • Save London cyclists by banning lorries in rush hour says Harriet Harman17 hours 53 min agoNot going to happen and

    Not going to happen and Harriet wouldn't be saying it if she was actually in power. People just need to be more careful and realise there are others around and that no one is actually invincible....even then there will still be collisions.

  • Wrist pain because of small bike frame?18 hours 1 min agoIt could be for all sorts of

    It could be for all sorts of reasons. And frame size is not necessarily the most likely of them.

    I suggest you see a Physio for treatment and possibly (if you can afford it) have a bike fit by a trained fitter.

  • Recommendations: best glue/epoxy for carbon fibre?18 hours 4 min agoToro Toro wrote:That's really

    Toro Toro wrote:
    That's really helpful, cheers!

    You'd recommend against just epoxying or gluing the edges together, then?

    Correct, as Gmac said, the epoxy is just there to wet and bind the materials together, you could use superglue and some kevlar thread, wind the thread round the break tight binding and then wick superglue in.

    You will still need some sort of splint and the finish will be that of a bound thread. Don't use cotton thread it will react with the superglue!

  • Council criticised for ‘headphones can prevent you from hearing the traffic’ poster aimed at cyclists18 hours 10 min agoJust back from a ride where I

    Just back from a ride where I wore EarPods all the way round listening to the test match. Can not see a problem, can hear cars behind, it focuses my mind and is no problem at all.

    If using those noise reduction ones there could be a problem though if you cycle wearing those monstrosities I have no sympathy for you !

  • Stopped by the Police, did I break the law?18 hours 26 min agoIn my (now thankfully over)

    In my (now thankfully over) London cycle commute days there was nothing that irritated me more than this sort of thing. Just wait for the lights rather than trying to be clever. Or walk to work from Kent and cross whenever you like.

  • Welcome to the team road.cc member's area18 hours 39 min agoHi Dave Atkinson was the

    Hi Dave Atkinson was the email sent as ive not received it?

    Thanks John

  • Save London cyclists by banning lorries in rush hour says Harriet Harman18 hours 40 min agozanf wrote:bikebot wrote:Why

    zanf wrote:
    bikebot wrote:
    Why it's 7am is a mystery, the first planes start arriving at Heathrow from 4:30am, and for those near the flight path (which is a lot) those make much more noise.

    It was brought in by the GLC to control HGVs making loads of noise at night. Now dampening technology has made them much quieter, its a bit anachronistic.

    Exactly. And if the concern is noise, why wasn't the restriction on noise?

    I've had to live and work near main roads in London, and the loudest vehicles are usually motorcycles. Small two stroke engines are loud and annoying, but there's also a subset of bikers who are obsessed with having the loudest pipes possible, and they only ever put the baffle in for the MOT.

    Large vehicles can be made very, very quiet. If there was an incentive to do so, I'm sure the haulage companies would jump at the chance to avoid the morning congestion.

  • Stopped by the Police, did I break the law?18 hours 42 min agountakenname wrote:I honestly

    untakenname wrote:
    I honestly didn't expect these types of replies, if I was to wait at every set of lights then I'd be quicker on a motorbike, it must add at least 10-15 minutes to my commute in rush hour.

    Yeah, as it does to every other road user. I don't understand why you think your 10-15 minutes more valuable than anyone else's? Are you HRH Queen Elizabeth in disguise?

  • Rapha replica Team Wiggins kit launched ahead of Hour record attempt18 hours 45 min agoTo me it looks like the

    To me it looks like the centre of the roundel on that t-shirt is cut out

  • Rapha replica Team Wiggins kit launched ahead of Hour record attempt18 hours 46 min agoThe kits are designed by

    The kits are designed by Rapha... both of them, so unless they can rip off themselves? its not possable. you should check out the Rapha website

    I was a little disapointed to see Sky as a sponsor tho Crying Murdoch certainly won't get any free advertising from me.

  • Video: Ouch! If you're not Chris Froome you shouldn't be 'Frooming'18 hours 53 min agoDid you see how fast that car

    Did you see how fast that car was reversing? The poor cyclist didn't stand a chance.
    Drivers are just shite!
    It's not like they've even got a right to be there, they have to have lessons then apply for a licence and everything.
    The sooner they are off the road, the better.

  • Rapha replica Team Wiggins kit launched ahead of Hour record attempt19 hours 5 min agoI've never seen a more

    I've never seen a more blatant rip off of Team Sky kit than this Rolling On The Floor

  • Council criticised for ‘headphones can prevent you from hearing the traffic’ poster aimed at cyclists19 hours 21 min agoIn my London commuting

    In my London commuting experience, cyclists (and peds) wearing headphones are a danger to other cyclists so for that reason alone I'd be in favour of a ban, but it'll never happen.

    Also, a headphone-wearing cyclist involved in an accident will more likely have a more difficult time dealing with a claim against an insurer who'll use the argument that said cyclist is partially to blame for the accident.

  • Video: Ouch! If you're not Chris Froome you shouldn't be 'Frooming'19 hours 25 min agoNever had a near miss getting

    Never had a near miss getting jelly babies out of back pocket, while flicking through 10 screens of data on my Garmin thing.

  • Council criticised for ‘headphones can prevent you from hearing the traffic’ poster aimed at cyclists19 hours 28 min agoobviously I cant speak for

    obviously I cant speak for anyone else, and maybe my hearing is completely shoot to bits, but when Im cycling on the road and especially on built up city roads as it echoes and amplifies off the buildings, I cant hear anything but the noise of my pedalling, the wind and just a general thrum of engines & road background noise.

    I cant pinpoint accurately where any individual engine noise was coming from on my bike,its why I always shoulder check because I cant tell if the engine noise is directly behind me, coming towards me,from the car on the opposite side of the road trying to pull out. and thats before you drop aload of road works drilling or digging noise, HGVs, air ambulances, emergency vehicles, buses, pedestrians, loud stereos in cars.

    which is why when people do that shouty abuse thing at you from moving cars, its completely pointless, because I havent a clue what any of them are saying.

    but there you go, when we all have electric cars there wont be a problem will there Thinking

  • Stopped by the Police, did I break the law?19 hours 37 min agoSorry mate! I'd love to be

    Sorry mate!
    I'd love to be able to defend your actions but I can't. Your guilty as charged.

    In future if you don't want a repetition of this incident then you must make your transitions between being a cyclist and being a pedestrian clear and unambiguous.
    Stop - Dismount- Move onto footpath - Use crossings clearly - Return cycle to the road - Remount - Continue as a cyclist.

    Or alternatively get up earlier, set off on your journey earlier and stop for red lights. It really isn't rocket science. Big Grin

    And yes I do know that there is no legal difference between a pedestrian in the road and a pedestrian on the footpath.

  • Council criticised for ‘headphones can prevent you from hearing the traffic’ poster aimed at cyclists19 hours 37 min agoI don't wear heardphones but,

    I don't wear heardphones but, perhaps my ears don't work as well as the author of this poster because I don't think Would be able to tell the difference between the sound of an HGV about to pass 3inchs from my elbow (as per f#cking usual) or one that's going to hit me. I trust my eyes not my hears.

  • Help needed with new bike.19 hours 39 min agoHi Leo Please send me an

    Hi Leo

    Please send me an email on fin@rosebikes.co.uk

    I'd be happy to help with any issues you may have