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by pjclinch
18 Feb 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

The riders of the grand tours survived (pretty much) for a very long time without helmets - just saying :? They did, but not in the time frame that G was being indoctrinated in to helmet culture. As I recall the pro peloton considered striking against compulsory helmets " back in the day"...
by pjclinch
18 Feb 2020, 3:53pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Nature hike Ali express tents
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Nature hike Ali express tents

New to the forum and bikepacking, I have been recommended a nature hike tent as a starter tent, and seen some in good ol Ali express does any one have experience buying from them and know if they are genuine or not? If I were buying something as variable as "a tent" for the first time I d...
by pjclinch
18 Feb 2020, 3:41pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

There are also many clubs, workplaces and event organisers who enforce helmet-wearing. This is not a "freedom of choice" situation. It's like saying " I've got nothing against LGBT people, but they're not coming in my pub/club/hotel/etc . And every year a couple of celebs and/or poli...
by pjclinch
18 Feb 2020, 3:14pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

... taking us to a boil-down of "not proven". We tend not to get much peer reviewed research that concludes with a shrug and admitting we really don't know... Yes, well said. That contrasts somewhat with the opinions set out so often in this forum, don't you think? That we definitely DO k...
by pjclinch
18 Feb 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: helmets from Why wear black?

It's weird, it's almost as if you can find any study that supports your point of view, if you look hard enough and ignore the others. You could always look to the conclusions of experts in risk or epidemiology. Who were you thinking of? Oh, let me guess, is it (drum roll).... GOLDACRE AND SPEIGELHA...
by pjclinch
7 Feb 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes
Replies: 78
Views: 2480

Re: hydraulic disc brakes v cable disc brakes

While most of my hydraulic brake experience is with Maggie HS33 rim brakes, a datum for "how much fuss are they?" from the hydraulic aspect is that I was assured about 15 odd years ago it'd be as close to "fit and forget" as I was likely to find, and that's what I've found. They'...
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 1:49pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: Why wear black?

BlueRider wrote:
Congrats on getting the correlation that helmets stop serious head injuries (and thus removes that incident from the injury statistics).


So why don't the serious injury or fatality rates go down with increasing helmet use?
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 1:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Eh? For road position to be any benefit for visability in crash avoidence, you have to be seen in the first place no? Good luck riding in the middle of the road on a dark night in the rain wearing all black.... The art of being seen is mainly being somewhere people look. Road users, by and large, l...
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 12:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

Your arguments seems to be a binary logic and i believe this is because you are entranched in your position rather than being open and objective about the subject and the facts or not. Myself, i prefer shades of gray instead of black/white. Since my position on just about everything is a shade of g...
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 11:55am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: Why wear black?

One final introductory remark: this author, like most of those involved in the discussion, is no mere bystander. He is a reasonably active commuter and recreational cyclist, a longstanding though passive member of the Cyclists’ Touring Club, who wears a cycle helmet and insists that his seven-year-...
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: Why wear black?

My own feelings are that helmets are only a good thing, especially so with young children and i feel the rewards of wearing them outway any percieved risk (especially so for children). And yet childhood risk specialist Tim Gill didn't reach the same conclusion despite a much more thorough analysis ...
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 9:11am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: Why wear black?

In your 1st paraghraph, you have argued that PPE doesn't have a significant effect. I will happily take the insignificant effects on my daily commute then. Any reduction of risk or injury is welcome. So, next question is what sort of helmet do you use, particularly what standard is at rated to (Sne...
by pjclinch
6 Feb 2020, 8:54am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: helmets from Why wear black?
Replies: 255
Views: 4264

Re: Why wear black?

My own feelings are that helmets are only a good thing, especially so with young children and i feel the rewards of wearing them outway any percieved risk (especially so for children). And yet childhood risk specialist Tim Gill didn't reach the same conclusion despite a much more thorough analysis ...
by pjclinch
5 Feb 2020, 5:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

In your 1st paraghraph, you have argued that PPE doesn't have a significant effect. I will happily take the insignificant effects on my daily commute then. Any reduction of risk or injury is welcome. So, next question is what sort of helmet do you use, particularly what standard is at rated to (Sne...
by pjclinch
4 Feb 2020, 4:27pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Why wear black?
Replies: 776
Views: 20780

Re: Why wear black?

I notice the police haven't painted their patrol car black. Nobody is saying that hi-viz guarantees safety or that black = instant death. The question is whether it increases the probability of being seen & therefore reduces the chances of getting hit by a car. The "therefore" doesn't...