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by paulcuthbert
10 May 2010, 10:23am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Who's at fault?

I think you've answered your own question by virtue of the consequences. :wink: To be honest, whilst I've no doubt the driver is liable. The facts seem to be that you're cycling past a junction on your left past a vehicle blocking your view on the right in front of which is a gap... I'd say 20-25km...
by paulcuthbert
9 May 2010, 11:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Who's at fault?

Just had a look at the Highway Code "211 - Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you ...
by paulcuthbert
9 May 2010, 10:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Who's at fault?

If we are talking about liability then the driver of the car would appear at fault, the only proviso being the speed of the cyclist. If the speed was excessive, then Paul could be held partly to blame. I was going about 20-25kmh (slower than my normal speed) and slowing down because I could see the...
by paulcuthbert
9 May 2010, 12:59pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Who's at fault?

2 lane A-road. Left hand lane is parked cars, with enough room for a makeshift bike lane, but not enough room for a car to go along - right hand lane is mostly slow moving traffic. I'm filtering up the outside of the moving cars but still in my left hand lane. I hadn't seen a gap emerge in the movin...
by paulcuthbert
9 May 2010, 12:50pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?

Good news about the new bike, but was there any other damage? A new frame and swap the bits over wouldn't cost anywhere near as much as £600. I'm not sure. Haven't inspected the carbon fork yet, and need to check the shifting is still OK. Wheels are both still fine, and brakes appear to be working ...
by paulcuthbert
8 May 2010, 10:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?

At the LBS today, the guy took one look at it and started writing out an invoice for the insurance company to prove it is beyond repair.

£600 he valued it at, so I think I'm gonna get a new bike :D
by paulcuthbert
7 May 2010, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Re: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?

Just got a reply from Drew @TrekBikes on Twitter:

"Ouch! Sounds like a new frame to me, but you might have a crash replacement discount. I'd talk with your shop"
by paulcuthbert
7 May 2010, 6:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?
Replies: 14
Views: 1115

Damaged aluminium frame - repairable?

Is a damaged/buckled alu frame repairable? Or will it need replaced?

Downtube has a kink in it after impact from a crash
by paulcuthbert
7 May 2010, 5:21pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Advice RE: RTA/Insurance claiming

I've got CTC membership insurance and CTC cycle cover. What happens with the cycle cover? Does it pay out in an accident?
by paulcuthbert
7 May 2010, 5:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Advice RE: RTA/Insurance claiming

PS. First ever ride in an ambulance and first ever time needing stitched up. 15 stiches to a nasty gash in my jaw.

And a little bit of road rash...
by paulcuthbert
7 May 2010, 5:00pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Who's at fault?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Advice RE: RTA/Insurance claiming

Hi. Was involved in an RTA today with a car. I was going up the outside of parked cars on a 2-lane road, and the right-hand lane was slow moving because of traffic lights. Didn't see the gap emerging on the right and a car pulled out in front of me and I went right into the side. Road ahead of me wa...
by paulcuthbert
3 May 2010, 2:56am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling Pics
Replies: 211
Views: 46209

Re: Cycling Pics

Some pictures from the last few months riding... http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-sjc1/hs035.snc3/12305_358743248694_548863694_3571589_6742643_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs328.ash1/28567_392611418694_548863694_3923151_4324279_n.jpg Gleniffer Braes http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn...
by paulcuthbert
27 Apr 2010, 4:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: door zone
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: door zone

Yeah, but if it's like that they'll just pull out in front of you instead
by paulcuthbert
27 Apr 2010, 2:39am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Best Sustrans (NCR) routes??
Replies: 28
Views: 1457

Re: Best Sustrans (NCR) routes??

7/75 in Scotland. Disused railway lines and quiet, traffic-free roads and trails that stretches from Carlisle, through Dumfries and Ayrshire, then onto Glasgow along the Forth/Clyde canal and onto Edinburgh. Parts of it are lovely, and it's well maintained.

Kudos to Sustrans!
by paulcuthbert
26 Apr 2010, 11:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: door zone
Replies: 13
Views: 789

Re: door zone

Interesting that this came up today... I was riding primary in the right hand lane, as the left hand lane is all parked cars- and the gap between their doors and the right hand side of the left lane is only about the width of a cycle lane and thus not safe to avoid the door zone. Plus, riding at the...