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by pjclinch
9 Dec 2018, 3:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Your Favourite Saddle
Replies: 55
Views: 1709

Re: Your Favourite Saddle

Any thoughts on the Brooks Cambium? I don't fancy a leather saddle in tropical conditions with trillions of mold spores, 30C and 99% humidity. I have a C17 Short I picked up cheap which I've used for a day. I'm a long-time B17 user. Only a day isn't much to go on, but over that day I came to feel t...
by pjclinch
7 Dec 2018, 8:23am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

So if I show up in a pristine Aston Martin DB1 (no air bags, no seat belts, not even head restraints) I'll get stern lectures from bystanders about what an unsafe vehicle I'm driving? I suspect not... The culture is entirely different. Yep, pretty much: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4531...
by pjclinch
7 Dec 2018, 8:13am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

I am going to ignore the false equivalence of cycle helmets with more effective measures like car seat belts and air bags. Ok, try child seats - Freakonomics covered the questionable efficacy of child seats some time ago, but do you really think that mandatory child seats in cars has put parents of...
by pjclinch
6 Dec 2018, 9:02pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

After all, say it wasn't about cycling but some other activity where helmets are worn - does the availability of helmets really make you feel keener to try it? Or do you feel more like they're a last-ditch mitigation measure? You mean like how the introduction of seat belts and air bags has put peo...
by pjclinch
5 Dec 2018, 3:58pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Turning bike upside down to support a tarp?
Replies: 36
Views: 1132

Re: Turning bike upside down to support a tarp?

Doesn't your sleeping bag get wet with condensation inside a bivvy? A bit like, "doesn't your tent suffer from condensation", this varies according to the atmospheric conditions. But beyond that we need to think about for what values of "wet" and how much that matters. I've had ...
by pjclinch
5 Dec 2018, 11:14am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: The search for "Cucumber man"
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: The search for "Cucumber man"

Actually they seem to think he's driving one. So I wonder what all the fuss is about! :?
by pjclinch
4 Dec 2018, 3:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

Here’s a thought for you all As segregated infrastructure is improved, the proportional benefit of wearing a helmet in a crash is likely to increase, since those serious/fatal accidents that do occur are more likely to involve low speed crashes, road furniture and marginal head injury, where surviv...
by pjclinch
4 Dec 2018, 12:09pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

... Also, what the evidence is genuinely clear about is that... the evidence is not very clear. ... There is an alternative viewpoint that the weight of evidence is clear in that the overall effect on the safety of cyclists (where safety is death or serious injury) is insignificantly small. Propaga...
by pjclinch
4 Dec 2018, 11:27am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

This thread has prompted me to think beyond pics in the mag. To simplify this, CUK is a charity committed to promoting cycling. Its own interpretation of research on the effects of helmet wearing show it to deter cycling. As Labrat points out, legislation is not the same as wearing, but beyond that...
by pjclinch
3 Dec 2018, 3:11pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

It is indeed ironic that in a place where a head on collision with another cyclist is a very real possibility, helmets (that could probably be rather effective in such a situation) are actually little more than a fashion symbol. The design goal of the original polystyrene Magic Hat was a better hai...
by pjclinch
3 Dec 2018, 2:10pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Measuring hardshell seat angles
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Measuring hardshell seat angles

The angle of what on the seat though? The seats on my Streetmachine and Roos' Fiero don't have flat "seat" or "backrest" areas, so first game is pick some arbitrary notional flat you can measure to the vertical or horizontal. http://medphys.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/cycling/cyclingp...
by pjclinch
3 Dec 2018, 1:10pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

My conflict with British Cycling, and my understanding of their ‘rules’ came about during and after my ride leader course. On the course I was told it was mandatory while I was being ‘trained’ to comply with their insurance, unhappy, but complied. On completion and prior to leading a ride, I was to...
by pjclinch
3 Dec 2018, 12:45pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

I think it's fair to say that "product placement" - depicting helmet wearing as normal - is a powerful form of promotion On the one hand that's part of why I refuse to teach Bikeability wearing a helmet, but on the other it is the case in the UK that helmet wearing is normal, and unlike e...
by pjclinch
3 Dec 2018, 8:19am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

RickH wrote:AFAIK Breeze (ladies only) is supposed to be the same as the guided rides.


https://twitter.com/Chris_Boardman/status/1062982531312689152 may be relevant...
by pjclinch
2 Dec 2018, 2:01pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?
Replies: 483
Views: 15228

Re: Cycle mag, CTC finally caved in re helmets & sold us out?

I can see the problems which affect people at a personal level: parents trying to counter compulsory helmets for the ride to school is another, but isn't the purpose of a campaigning organisation to shift opinion? Absolutely, but there's more to shifting opinion than just laying down your evidence ...