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by paulcuthbert
6 Jun 2010, 3:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Insurance Question

Yes it was an RTA. The driver was at fault, although I'm not sure if he admitted liability as I was taken away in an ambulance while the Police were filing the report on the incident.
by paulcuthbert
6 Jun 2010, 2:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?

Would this be safe to ride on? I know I shouldn't, but does it look like it's close to failure? Or is there no way of knowing and it could give at any moment? http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs541.ash1/31681_395589173694_548863694_3987587_650055_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...
by paulcuthbert
6 Jun 2010, 1:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Insurance Question

LOL! Awesome. I just want a new bike, but I think because I was injured it's going to take longer to get a settlement. I missed the deadline to claim on my bike insurance- only got the claim form the day before the 28 day limit after the accident :( So the CTC insurance hopefully sorts things quickl...
by paulcuthbert
3 Jun 2010, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: Insurance Question

Nobody...!?!?!
by paulcuthbert
2 Jun 2010, 3:11pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What is the best nutrition for a 100 mile ride?
Replies: 71
Views: 4495

Re: What is the best nutrition for a 100 mile ride?

Recent 100 mile ride: Breakfast - 4 rice cakes with Nutella Lunch - Banana sandwich on white bread + 2 pieces of fruit. Pomegranate juice Mid-ride - Regular water in bottles + 2 bananas Post-ride - Homemade recovery drink containing small tin of pineapple, 1 banana, 200ml fat free yoghurt, 200ml ski...
by paulcuthbert
1 Jun 2010, 11:09pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Insurance Question
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Insurance Question

Hi. I had a crash last month and have used my CTC insurance to claim for the replacement of my bike (it's a write-off) and my injuries (15 stitches in my jaw). Can I claim off Cyclecover to replace my bike, because I was told that with injury claims can take longer than if I just want my bike replac...
by paulcuthbert
17 May 2010, 8:11pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New/first road bike - what to get?
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: New/first road bike - what to get?

IainJ wrote:And to top it all off it is probably the nicest looking bike I've seen in a long time!


Link? Pics?
by paulcuthbert
16 May 2010, 4:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cheap but is it cheerful?
Replies: 10
Views: 2006

Re: Cheap but is it cheerful?

I think the Trek 1.1 is around £400 too. Worth a look for sure
by paulcuthbert
15 May 2010, 11:20am
Forum: On the road
Topic: New/first road bike - what to get?
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: New/first road bike - what to get?

The 1.2 has 700x25C tyres, as does the 1.1. The 1.5 is 23C. 2009 models there was a 1.2/1.5/1.7 and 1.9- but this year it's only 1.1/1.2, and 1.5. Although there's now the 2 series, which look great bikes too. I think the 2.1 is the same as last years 1.9, and I'm not sure if it has eyelets, etc. bu...
by paulcuthbert
14 May 2010, 6:52pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Sense
Replies: 50
Views: 2073

Re: Common Sense

Not necessarily. I find the people who have hi-viz and loads of lights are the ones who don't obey the rules of the road and are a danger to themselves and other road users. sorry to digress - danger to what other road users (and which rules of the road)? In Glasgow, most cyclists who wear hi-viz j...
by paulcuthbert
13 May 2010, 11:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cheap but is it cheerful?
Replies: 10
Views: 2006

Re: Cheap but is it cheerful?

I've seen a few of these Viking bikes knockin about my uni. Want me to get a review for you?
by paulcuthbert
13 May 2010, 11:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Common Sense
Replies: 50
Views: 2073

Re: Common Sense

- having lots of lights and day-glo equipment on your bike prevents accidents Edited for spelling Not necessarily. I find the people who have hi-viz and loads of lights are the ones who don't obey the rules of the road and are a danger to themselves and other road users. So it doesn't always comput...
by paulcuthbert
13 May 2010, 11:04pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: New/first road bike - what to get?
Replies: 17
Views: 1575

Re: New/first road bike - what to get?

I'm similar height and build to you, and I had (long story) a Trek 1.2- and really recommend it The 60cm frame felt fine, but that was until it got stolen and I got the same bike but a 58cm frame. Felt much better and more comfortable in retrospect. Very light, quick bike too. The 2010 model in red/...
by paulcuthbert
13 May 2010, 12:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Aluminium frames - Paint
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Aluminium frames - Paint

Hi,

How easy is it to get a respray or change the colour of an aluminium framed road bike? And roughly how much does it cost?
by paulcuthbert
11 May 2010, 3:03pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Who's at fault?

Have you got 3rd party insurance? Sign up with a solicitor so you can sue the driver for damage to your property and injuries. Did the police attend? I'm unsure how this works. I have CTC insurance, and that's third party - but I've also got cycle cover which replaces the bike in an accident. Which...