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by Farrina
20 Mar 2017, 1:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The Cycling Lawyer comments on recent judgements.
Replies: 2
Views: 614

The Cycling Lawyer comments on recent judgements.

The well known (well I assume he is well known, as I read his blog!) Cycling QC, Martin Porter, has recently commented on two court judgements that have occasioned lively debate amongst readers of this forum. One judgement relates to the thread " Time triallist 20% to blame for collision "...
by Farrina
24 Feb 2017, 3:56pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Small claims court - damage limit changes (bad news)
Replies: 23
Views: 1602

Small claims court - damage limit changes (bad news)

There has been some quite lively debate this week on this forum about a legal judgement concerning a Time Trialling cyclist's damages being reduced by 20% owing to deemed contributory negligence on his part. Well here comes another "corker" that is more likely to affect the average cyclist...
by Farrina
20 Feb 2017, 3:35pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Time triallist 20% to blame for accident
Replies: 236
Views: 8251

Time triallist 20% to blame for accident

Spotted this High Court judgement http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2017/264.html on the Baili site, holding that a time triallist was 20% to blame for his (life changing) injuries caused by a driver negligently turning across in front of him. As a biased cyclist, I must confess that this finan...
by Farrina
3 Aug 2016, 4:26pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: The rights of motorists
Replies: 22
Views: 1857

Re: The rights of motorists

I think it would send out a better message if the police and media used the phrase "driver lost control of their vehicle" rather than "vehicle went out of control" to show exactly who messed up. On a similar theme, I am always infuriated when Press reports of cycle/vehicle incid...
by Farrina
22 Apr 2016, 8:48am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Appropriate words of advice ?
Replies: 35
Views: 2249

Appropriate words of advice ?

Interesting (well at least to me) video of police stopping cyclist to offer "words of advice" as regards the way he exited cycle lane onto highway. http://road.cc/content/news/187001-police-pull-cyclist-over-not-using-cycle-superhighway One things for certain ... I'm glad I don't have to r...
by Farrina
10 Apr 2016, 9:53am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: TRP RG957 Dual Pivot Brake Lever Compatibility
Replies: 20
Views: 2976

Re: TRP RG957 Dual Pivot Brake Lever Compatibility

Brucey, At the risk of being considered a pedant (and I could in any event be wrong) ... but did you mean Shimano Dura Ace 7900 (as opposed to 9700 in your post typo?). I would not normally have mentioned anything, but am aware that the latest Dura Ace is in the 9000 range so there may scope for som...
by Farrina
15 Mar 2016, 7:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

Colin, Thanks for the confirmation. Brucey I had thought of that but I cannot remember from whom I purchased it (will have been one of Wiggle/CRC/Ribble). I have searched on my CRC & Wiggles online accounts, but nothing showing - suspect it's more than 3 years anyhow. My other thought was that (...
by Farrina
15 Mar 2016, 7:27pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

It would appear that it was a bit more than a scratch (sigh) .....wallet out again https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=E0F344CF39CA060!1040&authkey=!AKXv1Ia-m6zmX9I&v=3&ithint=photo%2cjpeg The original crack was on the lower part (as viewed in photo). Have been monitoring it for a whil...
by Farrina
9 Jan 2016, 3:45pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Someone nearly killed me today
Replies: 26
Views: 1758

Re: Someone nearly killed me today

Sounds pretty much like an average ride to me .... we survive by our wits, defensive riding and experience (as you have demonstrated). I am normally placid (seen it all before and been riding a long time) and rarely visually react to drivers but I do particularly object to close passes and when the ...
by Farrina
1 Jan 2016, 9:32am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Re: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

Brucey,

Thank you for your (as ever!) considered response

Cheers

Alan
by Farrina
27 Dec 2015, 9:02pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?
Replies: 11
Views: 903

Shimano 7900 rear hub - flange crack?

Hello, Currently running a Shimano Dura Ace 7900 rear hub on Mavic Open Pro (36 with DT DB stainless).Hub is about 3 years old and for the record I am 180 lbs. On cleaning my bike I noticed what appears to be the start of a fine crack on one hole on the non drive side of the above. I have never had ...
by Farrina
6 Jan 2014, 3:18pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: do flashing lights help drivers see you?
Replies: 43
Views: 28604

Re: do flashing lights help drivers see you?

I know exactly what you mean about never living it down. What I don't see is how mistaking a cycle for a motorcycle would make you do something dangerous? Of course it may just be me ..... It does not happen when cyclists are immediately upon you, but at longer range. At first glance I have assumed...
by Farrina
6 Jan 2014, 3:06pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: do flashing lights help drivers see you?
Replies: 43
Views: 28604

Re: do flashing lights help drivers see you?

I must confess that some bicycle front lights are so bright these days that as a car driver I have mistaken them for a distant motorcyclist. Only having a second look (which is my habit as well as looking long and scanning back) saved me from great embarrassment <blush>. Apart from the potential dam...
by Farrina
6 Dec 2013, 4:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof overshoes
Replies: 12
Views: 3054

Re: Waterproof overshoes

Why not approach the problem from an entirely different angle ? After many years I finally bit the bullet and bought a pair of these http://www.bike-discount.de/shop/a85034/hydro-gtx-race-winter.html?lg=en&cr=GBP&cn=gb&gclid=CPj9z4T_m7sCFZQctAodKmsAKw What a difference they make in the c...