• Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoActually Chunk maybe taking

    Actually Chunk maybe taking the preverbal here http://www.chunkclothing.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11_18 and have you seen the price?

  • Brighton's new bus and cycle lanes deemed a success for sustainable transport1 year 23 weeks agoI'm not a fan of dedicated

    I'm not a fan of dedicated cycles paths when theres a road available, pedestrians/joggers are worse than cyclists constantly getting in the way. Not so long ago coming off the road ontoa cycleway the wheels went clean out from under me in what was a slimey shiney path, then on the same path months later a jogger without looking jogged off straight into the cycle lane from a foorpath. Nah I'll stick to roads where I need to, wearing a helmet of course!

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoI thought the King of England

    I thought the King of England owned Polo?

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoHorse tastes better than bike

    Horse tastes better than bike

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoWill somebody please think of

    Will somebody please think of the children. .....

  • Course announced for 2014 road world championships1 year 23 weeks agoThey could do a crit around

    They could do a crit around my area, so long as they are ok playing dodge the chav throwing bags of dog poo at you, and if they fixed the roads just a little it would be like ridding on 19th century cobbles.

  • Government plans to roll out traffic courts to deal with low-level driver offences across England and Wales1 year 23 weeks agoLarge problem of up holding

    Large problem of up holding the minor offences is that in the past the police have not bothered largely. Take a very simple offence like parking facing oncoming traffic at night. It is so common the authorities trun a bind eye to it whereas they cold make a fortune in fines once a reasonable warning had been given. Same goes for other minor offences.

  • Proposal to modify ASL zone - opinions wanted.1 year 23 weeks agoThe ones I have seen don't

    The ones I have seen don't give much time. You need to be across the junction to not be venerable. ASL's don't half wind up a lot of car drivers and they race to get past.
    I pass one daily. Its has some stupid little lane up the LHS which encourages people to filter rather than wit and then they go straight on, ignoring the left turning cars.
    It struck me that these cycle lanes should take a more gradual corner with a sodding great big post between the bike lane and the car lane. A nice right angle for cars etc would slow their turn whereas a more gentle curve would allow cycles to turn faster and easier.
    Would solve rights I know but one step at a time.

  • Government plans to roll out traffic courts to deal with low-level driver offences across England and Wales1 year 23 weeks agoIt's irrelevant what the

    It's irrelevant what the sentence is for dangerous driving, it's been proved time & time again that the cps are reluctant to use it. Watch any of the traffic cop type shows to see just how poor the sentencing is for traffic offenders, £145 fine & 18 month ban for a trucker 3 times over the limit is pathetic. One guy, already banned from driving, caught driving again = 9 mth jail, suspended for 1 year & another ban! Pointless & gutless.

  • Pregnant woman blames collision with elderly cyclist on kicking from unborn baby1 year 23 weeks agoThere's a nasty odour of

    There's a nasty odour of misogynism mixed in with some of the comments regarding light sentencing. Try and draw some comfort from the fact that there was a conviction.

  • Pregnant woman blames collision with elderly cyclist on kicking from unborn baby1 year 23 weeks agocyclingDMlondon wrote:Hey,

    cyclingDMlondon wrote:
    Hey, what else did we expect? She's female, so the courts are going to give her a free ride (pun intended), anyway. And pregnant, too? She could probably have got out and stabbed the guy fifty times in the neck and chest, stomped on his head and done a Veronica Moser on his face. And she would still have got a suspended sentence.

    I really don't get this worship and genuflecting in front of pregnant women or new mothers, when all they have really achieved is to open their legs, and not use contraception.

    How is this in any way, shape or form 'magical'?

    Thank you _so_ much for taking a running jump right off of the cliff of moral high ground and plunging us into the canyon of sexist drivel.
    I hope you packed a parachute.

  • NIMBG - Not in My Back Graveyard: Plea not to build cycle path alongside cemetery in Denbigh1 year 23 weeks agoOldRidgeback wrote:Guyz2010

    OldRidgeback wrote:
    Guyz2010 wrote:
    Really don't see what can be so bad about a cycle track. People like this are exactly what is wrong with progression with public infrastructure in England. Why do the authorities even listen to daft comments I do not know.

    True, but this is in Wales not England.

    Oops! my error....gaaahh foregign country they can do what they like Wink

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoThey have a point, simpletons

    They have a point, simpletons could easily believe they have bought a budget edition RL top for people who can't afford a horse - ie most of the planet.

  • Course announced for 2014 road world championships1 year 23 weeks agoIts been over 30 years since

    Its been over 30 years since the UK last hosted the world road championships. What gives? Surely as such a dominant force in cycling we should be getting a look in?

    Options
    Circuit around the new forest, the tacks strewn over the road should add an extra element of excitement.

    200 laps of Bracknell's roundabout metropolis, though no guarantee the road works will be complete, its only been 9 months to paint some lines so not holding out hope.

    Any other suggestions?

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoIt's like Specialized / Cafe

    It's like Specialized / Cafe Roubaix all over again.

    Smile

  • Government plans to roll out traffic courts to deal with low-level driver offences across England and Wales1 year 23 weeks agoLove the logic of your

    Love the logic of your colleague Ooza. Obviously 3 points weren't any
    sort of deterrent if he racked up 6 more on top. Just annoying he was allowed to negotiate. No points in rules if you can break them and then twist the consequences. Some drivers remind me of the beginning of Porridge with a couple of word changes. You are an habitual (speeder) who views (points) as an occupational hazard..'

    I agree with you. He should have been banned and had he lost his job as a result then that would have been tough.

  • Clear glasses recommendation...1 year 23 weeks agoI've got some Lazer

    I've got some Lazer Solidstate, good venting and you can get them with transition lenses. Not had a problem with fogging even when stopped.

  • Customers bid farewell to London bike shop WF Holdsworth after 86 years1 year 23 weeks agoMy first cycling club had

    My first cycling club had it's club nights at a hall almost opposite the W.F.Holdsworth shop in lower Richmond road. later on I worked for The Holdsworthy Co. who were the main sponsor of the the Holdsworth team as well as Campagnolo who supplied the groupsets for the team. W.F.Holdsworth originally built the team frames but later these were also built by The Holdsworthy Co.

    W.F.Holdsworth and The Holdsworthy Co. were two different concerns at that time (the two split due to a disagreement many years ago) with the Holdsworthy Co. being wholesale only but also manufacturers of Holdsworth, Claud Butler and Freddie Grubb cycles, so it was very confusing for people wishing to buy a Holdsworth bike, the shops (there were more than one for a while) retained the W.F.Holdsworth name, but the Holdsworthy Co. produced many of the cheaper Holdsworth bikes and even the Holdsworth Professional model which was based on the team bikes.

    Roy Thame was certainly the force behind the Holdsworth professional team and ran it very successfully, but it was the Holdsworthy Co. and Campagnolo who were also backers of the team. The Holsworthy Co. were the official importers of Campagnolo not W.F.Holdsworth.

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agowildoo wrote:allez neg

    wildoo wrote:
    allez neg wrote:
    The bicycle one is somewhat erm, inspired by the posh horsey one from the looks of it. As the horsey one came first then could the bike one not be altered? The angle of attack and the raised mallet etc?

    Why do something deliberately provocative and then express surprise when you get the most likely reaction?

    Anyway, we should not be diverted by this mere trifling, and focus on polo pony welfare. I hear several drowned this year in tournaments.

    Apologies if i'm being thick here but how can exactly does the Polo Horse drown on a polo pitch as there is no water involved?

    I have good reason to believe it is a nod to a classic Bob Hope joke.....so it could be subject to a copyright claim...though Bob Hope himself is pursuing that pesky hubs company that is stealing his brand equity

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoI would say that's pretty

    I would say that's pretty fair from Ralph Lauren..

    Take a look at chunk as a brand and they really are very similar in style and ethos/target demographic etc you could even say they've aped the Ralph Lauren website, yes one is on a horse and one is on a bike...but come on you don't need to be an expert in IP Law they've even copied Ralph Lauren's bloody 2013 t-shirt designs!

    ^^Chunk

    ^^Polo

  • Pregnant woman blames collision with elderly cyclist on kicking from unborn baby1 year 23 weeks agostumps wrote:Well said Sarah

    stumps wrote:
    Well said Sarah i'm with you 100%.

    After some of the comments on the fatalities article i think it shows we need the moderators to be able to delete comments and warn forum users about the content.

    The big problem with that - and I don't doubt that it will happen - is that the 'feminist' movement has managed to suppress any and all criticism of its church, and to put the rhetoric very much in the 'men do all the damage' vein. And whilst that isn't in itself relevant to this thread (and as such, this is the last comment I shall make here and shall unsubscribe as soon as this post is gone), it does hide the fact that the criminal justice system is extremely lenient to women, and extremely harsh on men (in most cases).

    The result of this is that a woman who injures or kills a cyclist or a pedestrian is almost certainly going to get off with a slap on the wrist. A man will almost always get a stiffer penalty (even though I agree that motorised road users in general enjoy virtual impunity, so the latter's sentence will still not be severe enough).

    Bye.

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 23 weeks agodrheaton wrote: Personally I

    drheaton wrote:

    Personally I think a UCI points style system could work where points are awarded to the top finishers on a stage (top 20 teams?) then to the top in the overall at the end of the race (top 100?) in such a way that it means that for the overall points table finishin 101st is exactly the same as not competing. Not sure how it'd work in practice though.

    I like this idea. Only Wig_Billy will kill us

  • Ralph Lauren takes London's Chunk clothing company to European court in bike polo trademark row1 year 23 weeks agoMaybe people are more easily

    Maybe people are more easily confused than some of us would expect - they can't tell the difference between a polo pony and a polo bike! Even worse with the drownings can they not tell the difference between a grassy polo pitch and the swimming pool used for water polo?

    Personally I love my Chunk shirt with the bike polo logo on it but wouldn't be keen to wear a shirt with the other logo (Ralph Lauren) on it.

    What we need is for a really big name is the fashion industry to support the guys at Chunk against Ralph Lauren and argue in their defence. Somebody who is fairly clear about the difference between a polo pony and a bike - so what about it Sir Paul Smith?

  • Suspended sentence for cyclist who seriously injured pedestrian1 year 23 weeks agopaulrbarnard wrote:Contrast

    paulrbarnard wrote:
    Contrast this sentence with the £150 fine and 3 point a woman was awarded for killing a cyclist in Devon because "her baby kicked". The sentence in this case was right, the cyclist deserved it. I just wish the law treated car drivers with the same level of conviction.

    The law never will, because we live in a society which idolizes the internal combustion engine as a vector of 'personal freedom', and which associates the prosperity of the nation with it.

    This might change, given a generation. Maybe two. But by then, I suspect that an alternative fuel source will exist, and so cars will be just as big, just as unwieldy, and driven by the same mouth-breathing chimps that drive them today.

  • Wheelsets - the basics?!1 year 23 weeks ago+1 for tyres - cheapest

    +1 for tyres - cheapest effective upgrade you can make.