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by Farrina
30 Aug 2017, 6:41pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42653

Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

There is actually a link within Martin's latest blog linking to an earlier post he made comparing different incidents and legal results which makes most interesting reading. See here https://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/cycling-against-car-culture.html It is apparent that little has changed...
by Farrina
30 Aug 2017, 5:20pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42653

Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

Further comment by Martin Porter QC about the law relating to manslaughter

http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/a-note-on-law-manslaughter-dangerous.html#links
by Farrina
23 Aug 2017, 4:34pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42653

Cyclist on trial for manslaughter

Martin Porter, the well know cycling QC, has commented on the case here.

He's not happy ... describing it as "the Alliston mis-trial"

http://thecyclingsilk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/the-alliston-mis-trial.html#links
by Farrina
15 Aug 2017, 4:53pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42653

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Further update on trial from BBC here (with picture of bicycle)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-40936964
by Farrina
14 Aug 2017, 8:58pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced
Replies: 1064
Views: 42653

Cyclist on trial for manslaughter- sentenced

It is alleged that a cyclist riding a fixed wheel bicycle, without a front brake fitted, and riding at speed hit a pedestrian causing her untimely death. Just in case the manslaughter charge does not stick, the fall back charge is the old offence of "causing bodily harm by wanton or furious dri...
by Farrina
23 Jul 2017, 5:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech crank failure - cause ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1880

Re: Hollowtech crank failure - cause ?

Thanks for all the contributions and preventative suggestions which I shall carefully consider. Given the further speculation surrounding the failure, just to provide a bit more context. I'm not a Pro or 1st Cat (although naturally I consider myself powerful :D ) My riding style (especially uphill) ...
by Farrina
22 Jul 2017, 4:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech crank failure - cause ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1880

Re: Hollowtech crank failure - cause ?

Thanks for the response and analysis. Looking more closely there is indeed some evidence of non recent rust. Funnily enough out on my bike today (with replacement chainset) the slight creak from my left shoe plate has disappeared, leading me to conclude that it was not the shoe plate after all! That...
by Farrina
20 Jul 2017, 10:47am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hollowtech crank failure - cause ?
Replies: 34
Views: 1880

Hollowtech crank failure - cause ?

Had a bit of a mechanical on my last ride ... Item was a Dura Ace 7950 hollowtech chainset (purchased circa 2012) fitted into a modern bespoke 853 steel frame. No early indication (at least that I noticed) of potential failure. Indeed I have only recently refitted crankset about a month ago. Bottom ...
by Farrina
22 May 2017, 8:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2017 Rim recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 6422

Re: 2017 Rim recommendations?

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I am tending towards better the devil you know and the Open Pro's once again. A friend has recommended Open Pro ceramic, but his rims are quite old (they last forever allegedly). Looking on the Mavic site they have something called Open Pro CD. However reading...
by Farrina
22 May 2017, 4:33pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Yet another creaking sound
Replies: 37
Views: 4509

Re: Yet another creaking sound

- Removed crankset. Noise still there, so it isn't the chainring bolts either then Little bit confused by this (I am easily confused!) Do you mean you removed the crankset and noise was still there or that you removed crankset, tested bolts and noise was still there once reattached Only reason I as...
by Farrina
22 May 2017, 7:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 2017 Rim recommendations?
Replies: 26
Views: 6422

2017 Rim recommendations?

Hello, I am currently using Mavic Open Pro 700c rims (clincher). As with most components these days, despite minimal use in the wet, they do not appear to be as robust nor as long lasting as I fondly recall rims from the "old days" and it's time for me to consider their replacement. I am i...
by Farrina
18 May 2017, 3:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Ultegra 6750 chainring compatable with DA 7950 ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1957

Ultegra 6750 chainring compatable with DA 7950 ?

I have a problem with the large chainring on my Shimano DA 7950 chainset (50 teeth), namely one of the treads appears to have stripped. Whilst the bolt will bite to a degree it is not possible to firmly secure it and the chainset (assuming its not my knees!) ominously creaks when running on the inne...
by Farrina
18 May 2017, 3:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace 7900 rear mech - jockey wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

farrina

Thought I would add an update to advise that my order for the Dura Ace jockey wheels (at an expensive £30 pair) fell through :-( The only other alternative sources have increaed in price to a truly eye watering £40 (you would think they were gold plated at this price!) I took Gattonero's advise and ...
by Farrina
4 May 2017, 10:37am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace 7900 rear mech - jockey wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Re: Dura Ace 7900 rear mech - jockey wheel

Brucey,

Thanks for the super swift response.

Not sure where I got that Shimano part number from, as I was looking at the same tech document as you.

I have managed to locate a set via Amazon for £29.99 (which I presume was their normal price before inflation/devaluation struck).

Cheers

Alan
by Farrina
4 May 2017, 7:21am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dura Ace 7900 rear mech - jockey wheel
Replies: 9
Views: 2519

Dura Ace 7900 rear mech - jockey wheel

Learned Bretheren, Much to my surprise (is it just me or do modern components seems to wear out faster these days ?) the jockey wheels on my 7900 rear mech appear to be shrinking at an alarming rate. Poking around on the Shimano website suggests I need a "tension and guide pulley set" (ref...