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by Tonyf33
19 Aug 2016, 6:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 19
Views: 3902

Re: Ouch

you need to chill out, I pointed out that signalling wasn't required nor would it have changed how things ended up, one hand off the bars signalling to exit which the person driving would have ignored anyway would have seen the rider in LESS control.
by Tonyf33
17 Aug 2016, 12:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are old bikes better?
Replies: 30
Views: 2743

Re: Are old bikes better?

Old bikes are better and worse, it's all in the eye of the beholder and also with respect to how you as an individual put value of 'better' on certain things like efficiency of components, how much care a bike was put together or just rolled off a factory in the hundreds of thounsands can impact how...
by Tonyf33
17 Aug 2016, 11:58am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25+ year old bike - how much would modern cost?
Replies: 27
Views: 1597

Re: 25+ year old bike - how much would modern cost?

Like the colour, I couldn't see an M-trax in the catalogues, I always thought the M stood for Mountain for MTB frames. There were dyna tech badged or just plain Raleigh on the down tube for 853 frames. the forks are superlight too for steel jobs, I had the same straight legged jobs on my Raleigh tit...
by Tonyf33
15 Aug 2016, 2:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Double Chainrings Odd / Even Teeth
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: Double Chainrings Odd / Even Teeth

On my old commuter bike I ran a 49/39/30 and it shifted just as well as the original 52/39/30. I've also had a 53/40, 55/38
I NEVER dropped a chain or had skating.
by Tonyf33
15 Aug 2016, 11:59am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Full Carbon Fork
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Re: Full Carbon Fork

I'm replacing a carbon fork with alloy steerer and considering buying a full carbon fork. Is there anything I need to be wary of? Can I continue to use the same headset and stem? Currently I have a FSA No.10AY internal/integreated threadless headset and 3T alloy stem. Thanks! There's absolutely not...
by Tonyf33
13 Aug 2016, 11:42pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why so few "sidelights" for bikes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1185

Re: Why so few "sidelights" for bikes?

Side lights, same as reflectives, what actual hard evidence is there of them doing anything with respect to motorists not stopping at a junction/pulling out of a driveway in the dark? And for those that don't have a 'side' light, what then, condemnation, which sems apparent especially from the 'Brit...
by Tonyf33
13 Aug 2016, 10:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 25+ year old bike - how much would modern cost?
Replies: 27
Views: 1597

Re: 25+ year old bike - how much would modern cost?

£450 for the M-Trax seems a tad expensive, I paid £250ish for a new Raleigh Record Sprint in 1990 from my local bike shop in Letchworth not long after I moved into the area. R501, 2x6 Suntour accushift gearset, Weinmann (possibly alpha) black brake calipers & Aero levers, Alesa black alloy wheel...
by Tonyf33
13 Aug 2016, 7:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Ouch
Replies: 19
Views: 3902

Re: Ouch

Looking at the shadow, the cyclist didn't seem to have signalled they were turning off the roundabout - did they signal? Or were they going round to the right and not turning at all when they were hit? I couldn't figure it out. What has signalling got to do with anything, the rider is presumably go...
by Tonyf33
12 Aug 2016, 5:02am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist defence fund Michael Mason
Replies: 115
Views: 16795

Re: Cyclist defence fund Michael Mason

That it's careless driving is in itself an insult of disgusting proportions, by definition killing a human being with a weapon that in the hands of certain types kills thousands every year should mean dangerous is the barest minimum. That jury's won't convict should also mean changing the law and ca...
by Tonyf33
10 Aug 2016, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: When do you know you should stop driving ( a car )?
Replies: 45
Views: 2605

Re: When do you know you should stop driving ( a car )?

The carrot for older drivers is called a FREE bus pass Bu unfortunately that isn't much help when the local bus service has just been cut to nothing. What, absolutely nothing? it must be a very small isolated location and small in number that has no bus service at all. For the vast majority of pens...
by Tonyf33
8 Aug 2016, 4:52pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.
Replies: 98
Views: 39523

Re: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.

Simply let the hotel reception know X when you arrive, it should be standard practise/automatic, [...] You as a travelling sports person know how security in hotels work, this is not an unknown factor. So in your opinion, should she have told them to direct absolutely anyone up to her room between ...
by Tonyf33
8 Aug 2016, 4:33pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.
Replies: 98
Views: 39523

Re: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.

What about the fact that she had someone at British Cycling to keep a check on her, but he left his post without anyone telling her, any sympathy for that? What about having some family medical emergency? Any sympathy for that? That has being shown to have nothing to do with her with respect to the...
by Tonyf33
8 Aug 2016, 12:45pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.
Replies: 98
Views: 39523

Re: Armitstead missed three drugs tests.

The onus is on the athlete to be contactable, absolving yourself from ensuring you are easily contactable is not how things work, that's not just for pro sports people with a career on the line. So, you are pro-active, that's part of the responsibility you take on as part of fighting against drug ch...
by Tonyf33
8 Aug 2016, 2:37am
Forum: On the road
Topic: When do you know you should stop driving ( a car )?
Replies: 45
Views: 2605

Re: When do you know you should stop driving ( a car )?

Everybody to have eyesight tests as part of your annual tax/MOT/Insurance, obviously those dodgers which number over a million in the UK won't bother with this in any case. Make driving with a medical condition a criminal offence with automatic jail sentences for those caught driving with X undeclar...
by Tonyf33
8 Aug 2016, 1:07am
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Men's Olympic Road Race
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Re: Men's Olympic Road Race

She got the corner all wrong, really, really wrong. She was too fast and at too sharp an angle on approach so couldn't appreciate the bend despite the white line disappearing off almost at a right angle, she then panic braked locking her back brake then seemed to lock the front up also so over she w...