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by TimP
3 Nov 2015, 1:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: UK better than France for cycling?
Replies: 52
Views: 2523

Re: UK better than France for cycling?

Why are people surprised that UK is not dead last in any and every survey? Why do people in UK love to say UK is useless? UK is much better than you realise. The grass really is not greener on the other side. I've cycled in countries from UK all the way over to Malaysia and even China (I've lived an...
by TimP
15 Oct 2015, 3:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Mixed feelings...
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Re: Mixed feelings...

Phil Fouracre wrote:Yup, you can't fix stupid, whatever the mode of transport.

Darwin award fixes it eventually.
by TimP
15 Oct 2015, 2:55pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Woman found guilty of attempt to mow down cyclist with SUV
Replies: 98
Views: 4597

Re: Woman found guilty of attempt to mow down cyclist with S

That was assault with a deadly weapon - over 2 tonnes of weapon. She should do serious time and a life time ban on handling "weapons". Since she took the "weapon" with her it could be argued that it was pre-meditated (she bought an Audi Q7 in the belief she would always come off ...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Help settle an argument
Replies: 117
Views: 10077

Re: Help settle an argument

A cyclist hating friend of mine shared this video https://www.facebook.com/SpottedPompey/videos/405452292974120/?fref=nf Using it as an example of why cyclists are stupid / shouldn't be on the road etc because he moved 'out of the lane' My reply was that his road positioning was entirely reasonable...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 6:29pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Not even an 'are' you OK!
Replies: 29
Views: 9345

Re: Not even an 'are' you OK!

In this day and age of databases it is worth reporting. Even if nothing is done, should he be involved in another accident/incident it will be there in the database so the Police know what type of person they are dealing with, not believing the driver's claims of innocence so easily.
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 5:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car in bike lane gets moved by cyclist
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

Re: Car in bike lane gets moved by cyclist

Picking up and moving small cars where the handbrake only held the rear wheels was a favourite sixth-form prank, but it used to take more than one person. I remember way back as a student we picked up a Citroen and put it between 2 large concrete bollards - only about 2mm from front and rear bumper...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 5:49pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Car in bike lane gets moved by cyclist
Replies: 13
Views: 5353

Re: Car in bike lane gets moved by cyclist

kwackers wrote:Cycling near Trafford Park this evening I spotted a lorry parked up on a shared bike/ped path completely blocking it (and by lorry I mean an artic with trailer!).


Hope you moved it like in the video :lol: :D :lol:
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 5:48pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Proper use of an A Gate
Replies: 25
Views: 7031

Re: Proper use of an A Gate

I think the catalogue term for the A-frame things is something like "motorcycle inhibitor", if we are being picky. Sadly they are also wheelchair inhibitors. In the case shown in the photo the wheelchair is the only thing blocked (hard to manage curbs). everything else will clearly go rou...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 5:44pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pride comes before a fall
Replies: 82
Views: 9727

Re: Pride comes before a fall

..... but in my opinion he was looking for trouble by pursuing the motorist and the police may see it that way too. Sorry but there is no excuse for physical assault and there should be no place here for victim blaming either . There is no excuse for assault - that's why I said that he should show ...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 5:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Pride comes before a fall
Replies: 82
Views: 9727

Re: Pride comes before a fall

IMHO, it wasn't a close pass anyway! :lol: Look at the total width available, not how far the car appears to be away from the cyclist. Camera angles are deceiving. The total width at the point of passing is only about 4 feet more than the width of the car. Allowing a bit of space between the car an...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 10:10am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitting bike in a car
Replies: 48
Views: 3945

Re: Fitting bike in a car

Hi. I'm currently driving a 13yr old car ( vectra B ) that may be mechanically in a bad way. This was following the MOT emissions test which I personally feel is not mechanically sympathetic to older engines, but thats another subject. This car comfortably accepts my bike with front wheel off and s...
by TimP
31 Jul 2015, 9:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Putting 26in tires in a 700c bike
Replies: 20
Views: 1930

Re: Putting 26in tires in a 700c bike

the steering will be different (less trail) the gearing will be lower if the wheel is appreciably smaller, and whilst the bike may accelerate more quickly (with similar width tyres) you may be fractionally slower overall. But... the rear wheel may not fit at all. An MTB will most likely be 135mm ol...
by TimP
30 Jul 2015, 4:57pm
Forum: Racing, Olympics, TdF, Competitive cycling
Topic: Has anyone ever won green and yellow in the TDF
Replies: 33
Views: 3438

Re: Has anyone ever won green and yellow in the TDF

I think that both have been held by the same rider at the same time but perhaps not at the race finish*. I think the rider wears the yellow and the second place rider in the points gets to wear green. * correction Merckx did it in '69, '71, '72. He did it in the Giro more than once too. Not 'the ca...
by TimP
30 Jul 2015, 12:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are the p******e fairies having a laugh?
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: Are the p******e fairies having a laugh?

Check whether there is an issue next to the valve stem since when in the tyre the stem is under some pressure where it goes through the rim. Under pressure coupled with position being forced it may leak whereas when out of the tyre and at lower pressure it may be fine.
by TimP
30 Jul 2015, 12:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: cycling hoilday
Replies: 14
Views: 1392

Re: cycling hoilday

I have looked on-line at cycling holidays and training, they do not seem to offer much a bed, decent roads to ride on and better weather. I have looked abroad and in the UK at various times of the year. The one thing they all have in common is a high cost and in would seem low value for money..... ...