• Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling12 hours 23 min agoSimon E wrote:"he has said

    Simon E wrote:
    "he has said that his life has been ‘destroyed’ since the footage was released."

    Even if he is getting some grief, 'destroyed' is surely over-egging it. If you live for social media then it might feel that way.

    Perhaps if he spent more time in the real world instead then he may feel differently.

    We all make mistakes, it's what you do afterwards that matters most.

    Not at all, the media has the power to make or break lives, businesses, reputations... Look at how much politicians pander to it and use it to spin their agenda. Look at the reach that a photo on Twitter or Facebook can have.

    This story has gone viral, the papers have shouted all their usual anti-cyclist stuff, it's spawned a phone-in on Radio 4. When did you hear of that happening for a much more common death by car?

    One tweet managed to get Emma Way fired from her job and facing a storm of abuse online. This is a much more dramatic video footage, the papers can replay this all month and stoke the fires to get clicks and responses.

    I'm willing to bet that the poor guy will get a substantial sentence and/or fine. Far higher than a driver would get. One of those "make an example" cases. Please the media, allow and justify "crackdowns" and so on.

  • Time Xpresso 15 pedals12 hours 26 min agoThat is a hell of a lot of

    That is a hell of a lot of money for pedals, especially considering how good the ones lower down the range are.
    I own the Expresso 4 and love them, they're the nicest clipless pedals I've ridden in and I've been lucky to not have any wear issues with either cleats or bearing so far after about 18 months.
    It'd have to be a pretty special bike to be fitting £400 pedals to it, and with the titanium 12 ones at not much more than £100 it does seem like a massive increase.

  • 10 and 11 speed compatibility question12 hours 30 min agoonly thing I can offer is

    only thing I can offer is that 7spd worked with 8spd chainsets, 8spd worked with 9spd chainsets, 9spd worked with 10spd chainsets. I can't really see why 10 won't work with 11spd. May not be perfect but I doubt in the real world it would be an issue.

  • Time Xpresso 15 pedals12 hours 33 min agoany feedback on bearing

    any feedback on bearing durability? and the fact that they are non user serviceable.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling12 hours 56 min agoIf you are used to social

    If you are used to social media its not over-egging it as that's a default way to communicate with friends (whether it's yours or not!). What he claims he did after wasn't released on-line, so he's being berated over a far worse set of circumstances than an accident (hit & run)..

    The after-bit was possibly omitted to make the video more sensational, after all its hard to make a video go viral when someone makes an error and apologises for it..

    Alternatively he could be "that guy" giving the rest of us a bad name!

  • Win! Kask Mojito Giro d'Italia Helmet up for grabs!13 hours 6 sec agoThey didn't announce a

    They didn't announce a winner?

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 16: Alberto Contador rides into Mortirolo's history, Mikel Landa wins stage13 hours 30 sec agocyclotripper wrote:Riders

    cyclotripper wrote:
    Riders aren't allowed to improve over time, its not physically possible.

    Regular observers will have some idea of how long it takes and how much of an improvement it is to go from finishing 39th and 28th in the Vuelta to leap-frogging your team leader and challenging for the overall in the Giro.

    http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider/Mikel_Landa

    Cillian's comment is not an uneducated one. Perhaps it's genuine but we've seen such jumps in performance before Sad

    Or do you have a better explanation?

  • Giro D'Italia - Stage 1713 hours 1 min agoBeen as tho im playing for fs

    Been as tho im playing for fs points, ive gone with 3 changes, leaving me 6 transfers

    Contador
    Aru
    Landa
    Amador
    Betancur
    Kruiswijk
    Nizzolo
    Viviani
    Modolo

  • Video: GT Grade gravel bike put through its paces in Provence13 hours 4 min agoSurly does come to mind, and

    Surly does come to mind, and slightly more recently Salsa.

    Not very new, but nice to see it grow in popularity.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling13 hours 7 min agoGood.

    Good.

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him13 hours 9 min agoGuyz2010 wrote:to "I am not

    Guyz2010 wrote:
    to "I am not wiggins"
    Risky business mentioning wearing of helmets on this site. there's many a keyboard warrior hiding behind a screen just waiting.
    Re. the article. Good on you Mr Robinson well deserved and I'm sure it made the motorist think twice irrespective of who you are.
    regards all

    On the occasions I have been knocked down, the first thing I have been asked by the paramedics when the ambulance has arrived is "Have you hit your head? Were you wearing a helmet?" This rather swings it for me to wear a helmet as maybe one day I won't be able to answer if I don't wear one that day I am knocked down.

    Also as important as helmets are mirrors. You can avert many a close pass by looking in your mirrors to see if a fuckwit driver might be on course to close pass or run you down, then turn around to look them in the eye and maybe take evasive action. It didn't help me though when I was deliberately hit and run. The police did f*ck all to try and trace the vehicle and driver.

  • Blackpool cyclist involved in collision with toddler summonsed for dangerous cycling13 hours 9 min ago"he has said that his life

    "he has said that his life has been ‘destroyed’ since the footage was released."

    Even if he is getting some grief, 'destroyed' is surely over-egging it. If you live for social media then it might feel that way.

    Perhaps if he spent more time in the real world instead then he may feel differently.

    We all make mistakes, it's what you do afterwards that matters most.

  • 10 and 11 speed compatibility question13 hours 14 min agoAs far as I am led to

    As far as I am led to believe, it is the difference in chain width between 10/11 speed that would cause an issue. The 11 speed chain is thinner than its 10 speed compatriot, meaning that the other components are designed for use with the specific width of chain.

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him13 hours 16 min agothegibdog wrote:cat1commuter

    thegibdog wrote:
    cat1commuter wrote:
    So what is this benefit? Is it legal cover, or insurance?

    Legal cover is included with British Cycling membership, makes things easier if you're involved in an incident. The lawyers BC appointed got me a large 4 figure settlement when I was left hooked the other year. As mentioned above you could handle it yourself and/or appoint your own lawyers and probably get the same results though.

    IIRC the point about BC membership is that they cover your costs i.e. the other side's costs should you lose so no need for you to purchase a potentially expensive insurance policy to cover this eventuality. Their solicitors will still sign you up on a conditional fee agreement as will any personal injury solicitor. In both my claims I didn't use CTC or BC solicitors and got good results. In many cases liability is not an issue as the driver will be at fault so it is just merely arguing over the value of your injuries and damage to property, maybe some loss of earnings and pecuniary disadvantage to future earnings as a result of your injuries so you are NOT going to lose the claim against the other side unless you don't accept a reasonable offer and a court agrees. You will still win but you maybe liable for additional costs for the other side for not accepting a previous reasonable offer. It is to some extents brinkmanship and who blinks first, but if you have a good solicitor fighting for you then it should be pretty painless.

  • Time Xpresso 15 pedals13 hours 21 min agosame issue here re cleats

    same issue here re cleats meant i ditched Time for Look. This has been often commented for many moons so I'm surprised Time haven't done anything about it yet.

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him13 hours 25 min ago£15k seems a bit low for his

    £15k seems a bit low for his injuries - punctured lung and broken collar bone. Maybe BC solicitors should have worked harder to get him more. How much you recieve is all down to the advocacy skills of your solicitor. If you get some one who is tenacious and dogged you are going to get more as opposed to some one who doesn't really understand your injuries especially the psychological ones and the effect they have had on you. Having said that there is a laid down range of figures for various injuries and their extent so you can't just pick a figure out of the sky but still you can justify a higher figure in the range for that injury if you can establish it was at the more serious end. Stick to your guns and don't back down. It has worked for me on 2 occasions where I felt my claim was being under valued. It's still a long and frustrating process though. I would have preferred not have been knocked down though by fuckwit drivers. These are the ones that stop though so you can get their details.

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him13 hours 28 min agocat1commuter wrote:So what is

    cat1commuter wrote:
    So what is this benefit? Is it legal cover, or insurance?

    Legal cover is included with British Cycling membership, makes things easier if you're involved in an incident. The lawyers BC appointed got me a large 4 figure settlement when I was left hooked the other year. As mentioned above you could handle it yourself and/or appoint your own lawyers and probably get the same results though.

  • Restrap and Woodrup collaborate on a Transcontinental Race bike13 hours 28 min agoAnyone know what the tires

    Anyone know what the tires are? Cheers

  • Brian Robinson receives £15,000 after collision with car that pulled out on him13 hours 35 min agoto "I am not wiggins" Risky

    to "I am not wiggins"
    Risky business mentioning wearing of helmets on this site. there's many a keyboard warrior hiding behind a screen just waiting.
    Re. the article. Good on you Mr Robinson well deserved and I'm sure it made the motorist think twice irrespective of who you are.
    regards all

  • Giro D'Italia - Stage 1713 hours 41 min agoNo changes for me. Only have

    No changes for me. Only have one transfer. So just GC points today I suspect.

  • Livingston jogger dies after being hit by cyclist13 hours 47 min agoAlf0nse wrote:Dont insult the

    Alf0nse wrote:
    Dont insult the poor guy by calling him a "jogger" ffs

    Eh? I think this says more about your perceptions of the word "jogger" than anything else. Was he jogging? If so, he is a jogger.

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 1613 hours 48 min agomy best is 275 for stage 14

    my best is 275 for stage 14 of last years Tour de France.
    Got me the stage win and a nice set of DHB glasses! Wink

  • 5 days remaining if you want a Limits power meter for £16113 hours 48 min agoJam today - Stages, or

    Jam today - Stages, or half-price jam tomorrow - Limits (someday, oneday, maybe never...)
    I was disturbed by the repeated use of the word 'contribution' on Indiegogo for something that doesn't exist.

    Limits also seem to have a number of staff who I guess are making their living from the contributions. And their video has two athletes extolling the virtues of power meters - in general, not Limits specifically. If you've got as far as reading the page you probably already know why power meters are a good thing.

    So I bought jam yesterday. Cool

  • Best cheap cycling shorts13 hours 48 min agoMy best pair of bibs are

    My best pair of bibs are B'Twin Aerofit 900 from Decathlon, which are apparently what FDJ.Fr use. They're very comfy, and I've used them on rides of up to 80 miles without any issue, or at least without any issue attributable to the shorts!

    They don't have them listed on their website at the moment - I'd guess they'll come round when Summer proper hits.

  • Video: 6 arrests as cyclists attack Pedal Pubs - one full of off-duty cops - with water guns13 hours 49 min agoA local news report gives

    A local news report gives more details here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=36&v=1vY_qOKJboA