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by kuba
1 Sep 2015, 9:02am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing
Replies: 37
Views: 3428

Re: Frame back from framebuilders with wrong rear spacing

You're very calm about it. I'd be livid. Seriously, you're just going to accept being forced to change wheels, on a frame that's potentially asymmetric? Unless the frame was asymmetric before it went in (i.e. the first repair was done badly) and it may have given an appearance os 130 mm spacing. Do...
by kuba
31 Aug 2015, 4:08pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Frame bag
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Frame bag

I considered frame bags when changing my touring set up earlier this year, but in the end settled for a Gorilla cage which allows me to attach the tent on top of the down tube. I used it alongside two small Ortlieb panniers up front, a Super C saddle bag, and a small Alpkit top tube bag this summer ...
by kuba
30 Aug 2015, 7:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

I've had people attempt something similar with no provocation. Interesting, nothing similar ever happened to me and I cycle thousands of miles each year. So I guess it must have something to do with the way you behave on the road. :wink: As every time was on quiet roads around midnight at a weekend...
by kuba
29 Aug 2015, 3:37pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

irc wrote:I've had people attempt something similar with no provocation.


Interesting, nothing similar ever happened to me and I cycle thousands of miles each year. So I guess it must have something to do with the way you behave on the road. :wink:
by kuba
28 Aug 2015, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

SA_SA_SA wrote:if safe to do so, they can legally cross when it is showing.


Sure, but that's hardly the case in the discussed video.
by kuba
28 Aug 2015, 12:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

Yes it it true the HC states cyclists should wear helmets, and she seems to wear one. Not sure what your point is here.

As for rule 147 well, if you're on a highway then all HC rules are of relevance and apply to everyone equally so again fail to see your point.
by kuba
28 Aug 2015, 10:19am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

Firstly the 'red man' is a 'red herring'. Pedestrians are under no obligation to wait for the red man, might be advisable and in this case he most certainly should have waited - but he didn't. Presume you mean "wait for the green man" otherwise it makes no sense? If so, rule 21 states &qu...
by kuba
27 Aug 2015, 11:55am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

TBH I find the entire cyclists whining about being badly done to on the roads and then going out and doing exactly the same themselves just a little grating. Me too, but not sure why you even say it in this thread other than to blame, or at best discredit, the victim of a violent crime. I won't eve...
by kuba
27 Aug 2015, 10:35am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

Which proves nothing other than she was confident the video showed she did nothing wrong otherwise she wouldn't have handed it in - so why does that prove my point wrong? Nobody hands over video footage that is self incriminating. Neither did she. She reported an assault and handed over the footage...
by kuba
26 Aug 2015, 12:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

The point still stands. She was confident enough to hand it in to the police, therefore she was confident she did no wrong. Yes I can see that your points stand whatever the facts, which you got wrong on both counts (no, she did not publish the footage but instead made a criminal complaint so specu...
by kuba
26 Aug 2015, 10:45am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

It's based on the fact they chose to publish the video. Except she didn't choose to publish it. The Met did, and only to identify the perpetrator. Get your facts straight, otherwise this discussion makes little sense. Close overtakes aren't actually forbidden by the highway code Rule 163: "Ove...
by kuba
26 Aug 2015, 8:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

kwackers wrote:Sounds exactly like the response you get from motorists


Yep, just like victim-blaiming. Now can you answer my questions? :roll:

P.S. Unlike crossing a junction on a green light, close overtakes are not allowed by the Highway Code. The parallel you're trying to make is bizarre.
by kuba
25 Aug 2015, 9:31pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

The very first thing the highway code says is you have to avoid accidents, not that you should insist on your 'right of way'. Avoiding accidents in this instance means allowing someone on the carriageway to vacate it even if it means slowing slightly. Did she fail to avoid an accident? The only 'ac...
by kuba
25 Aug 2015, 6:13pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

I don't think there's much of a paradox here. Discussions about preventing road rage are all fine, just like discussions about best methods of preventing bike theft: locking up bikes? thieves? reducing inequalities that breed crime? all above? etc. They only become problematic when held in the conte...
by kuba
25 Aug 2015, 4:47pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic
Replies: 179
Views: 10549

Re: Pedestrian pushes cyclist off bike and into traffic

No it isn't it's a separate discussion. I went to some length to point out that the blame remained his and only his. That is not to say that there aren't ways in which we can reduce opportunities for unnecessary conflict. Far too often we see incidents like this which would not have happened if peo...