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by chris_suffolk
10 Jul 2018, 8:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Deterring mobile phone use
Replies: 253
Views: 36999

Re: Deterring mobile phone use

Nowhere near as much as a big yellow speed camera does. :mrgreen: For a few meters before until slightly further after, which CAN be even more dangerous with sudden changes of speed if there's somebody not concentrating fully. Much better would be average speed cameras everywhere possible - they do...
by chris_suffolk
10 Jul 2018, 11:57am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Trying to get rid of Tour de France Accommodation!
Replies: 9
Views: 1134

Re: Trying to get rid of Tour de France Accommodation!

Shame you can't make it, but most insurers will cover family emergencies so you shouldn't be out of pocket. You did get insurance didn't you....?
by chris_suffolk
7 Jul 2018, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof cover for bike on hatchback rack
Replies: 17
Views: 452

Re: Waterproof cover for bike on hatchback rack

Fortitude wrote:We have been told that we need to get a cover for my wife’s bike when we transport it on a bike rack. :D


Been told because....?? You want to keep the bike dry or for legal / insurance reasons?
by chris_suffolk
6 Jul 2018, 10:55am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: two days at 80 Km/h
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: two days at 80 Km/h

brynpoeth wrote:10 kmh not mph?


If my figures are right, it's 80kph = 50 mph in France and 60mph in the UK, so 10mph difference.

Used to be 90kph, so still a little lower, but closer.
by chris_suffolk
3 Jul 2018, 3:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road bike suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Road bike suggestions

Thanks everyone for the advice. What are the pro's and con's of a carbon fibre frame? As with anything, depends upon the quality. Good carbon frames (which generally means they cost more) are great, and can be built to be stiff in the right places whilst flexing in others, and very light. Run of th...
by chris_suffolk
3 Jul 2018, 10:17am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Road bike suggestions
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Road bike suggestions

Few other areas that would help folk narrow a bike down for you: Price - max and maybe min budget New or secondhand - do you have a preference? Material - steel, Aluminum, Carbon, Titanium Mudguards or happy to get wet? Tyre size? is 25/28 ok, or do you want wider? Guess there will be others, but th...
by chris_suffolk
30 Jun 2018, 5:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: chainset noise
Replies: 23
Views: 735

Re: chainset noise

brynpoeth wrote:What are ramps please?


'Bits' on the sides of the cogs and more especially the chain rings to help the chain climb from a smaller to larger sprocket / ring. Sometimes single, sometimes in pairs opposite each other.
by chris_suffolk
30 Jun 2018, 3:57pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Abuse and agriculture
Replies: 26
Views: 1231

Re: Abuse and agriculture

Swearing like that, and being aggressive, can be seen as abuse. Report to the police. Unlikely anything will happen, but if they receive more than one complaint for the same vehicle they may well follow up - they do round here (or at least that's what they tell me) - no harm and will only take a few...
by chris_suffolk
29 Jun 2018, 1:16pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: An intro: I'm New to Cycling
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: An intro: I'm New to Cycling

+1 for cycle.travel
by chris_suffolk
29 Jun 2018, 9:40am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1361

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

I still do not have the insurance company details although he has sent a message stating they will be in touch. Feels a bit odd that the accident happened nearly 2 weeks ago and in that time I have managed to get the bike quote sent to the drivers father and have not heard anything from their insur...
by chris_suffolk
27 Jun 2018, 6:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1361

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

Hi I have the bike covered on my house insurance as an additional item up to 3k and this also cover accessories helmet etc. The drivers father said its only fair he deals with it through his insurance as she admitted liability to start with but now has gone into radio silence so its very frustratin...
by chris_suffolk
27 Jun 2018, 12:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1361

Re: Knocked off bike - Insurance questions

Hi, I had something similar about 4 years ago. I asked the police for the 3rd party insurance details, which they gave me - not sure if they are obliged to or not. When I contacted his insurer they had not been contacted by the driver (as they are required to do) but admitted liability anyway. If yo...
by chris_suffolk
26 Jun 2018, 8:41am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph
Replies: 35
Views: 1567

Re: Using a 50x11 I need to be doing at least 40mph

Even switching up from the 34 to the 50 I need to be doing at least 20 mph or so. How do you work that out? I rarely get above 20mph except down hill, but in 75 miles at the weekend never once dropped off the 50 front ring. Mainly used 50 - 21 /18 / 16 occasionally 24 and rarely 28. Plenty of range...
by chris_suffolk
22 Jun 2018, 8:43am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Swapping penalty points
Replies: 74
Views: 1623

Re: Swapping penalty points

And has 10 times the opportunity to inflict serious damage to other road users due to their lack of consideration for others. But a driver with 3 points cannot criticise a driver with 9 points who drives three times as far (possibly in their job) because they are both driving to the same standard. ...
by chris_suffolk
19 Jun 2018, 9:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Chain wear!
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Chain wear!

I probably change my chain before it's really needed, but even so reckon on about 2000 miles for KMC 9 speed