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by dmiller
18 Feb 2008, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wheel rim wear
Replies: 18
Views: 6705

Cool - thanks! I thought that was there to displace water and mud and stuff from below the blocks... :oops:

David.
by dmiller
18 Feb 2008, 1:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: What would you have done?
Replies: 25
Views: 2092

Fed up with incidents like this I decided there was two options I could follow: 1. Get very angry and shout at the driver. The problem with that is the driver just thinks "Idiot Cyclist" and uses that to justify his whole behaviour. The only time I ever really lost the rag with a driver an...
by dmiller
15 Feb 2008, 10:36am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Spring madness
Replies: 36
Views: 3394

Take this away and also consider the prople involved in car sales, repairs, the finance companies etc etc and therell be millions unemployed. Can we really afford to do this? more people are concerned with economic wealth than getting fit walking/biking or trying to save the planet. I know at least...
by dmiller
15 Feb 2008, 10:34am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Good people / Helpful motorist !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1025

yes there are some very good people out there and thankfully a lot more than bad. :) exactly how I experience and see it. However, the bad ones make the news and hike up the perception of most people being evil. Perhaps if the good ones were congratulated more, the others would jump on the bandwago...
by dmiller
14 Feb 2008, 3:33pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: wiggle mail order
Replies: 50
Views: 19571

Ordered some items yesterday at 10am from wiggle, recieved them today at 9.30AM...

Really cant fault wiggle in anyway :D
by dmiller
14 Feb 2008, 3:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: wheel rim wear
Replies: 18
Views: 6705

jawaka wrote:some rims seem to have a wear indicator groove on the braking surface. seems an obvious thing to do. i don't know how widely these are found but might be worth looking out for if you need new rims

How does that actually work?

David.
by dmiller
12 Feb 2008, 1:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cyclist killed
Replies: 186
Views: 21482

Interesting stuff, I was looking for the average punishment for a driver (which would be the cost to the person), but your answer is has pointed me onto something I had never thought about - the cost to the goverment / councils / police etc of keeping me safe as opposed to the cost to driver of not ...
by dmiller
12 Feb 2008, 1:01pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Highway Code
Replies: 21
Views: 3472

I'm in the same place as you - my argument in court will be the very bright flashing red light, reflective rucksack cover, reflective jacket, rear reflector etc. I'm more lit up and reflective than your average motorbike. Also check your shoes, my specialized mountian bike shoes have reflective pane...
by dmiller
12 Feb 2008, 12:51pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: How to get my nerve back?
Replies: 14
Views: 1947

Hi Rose, How are you getting on? For what its worth I was hit from behind by a car two weeks ago and only just feeling upto getting back on the bike. I went out for a bit on sunday and bumbled around the estate I lived in - nearly bopping onto the kerb every time I heard a car behind me... Bit the b...
by dmiller
12 Feb 2008, 12:41pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: cyclist killed
Replies: 186
Views: 21482

Did anyone ever find out what our lives are worth?

I want to research the "going rate" for killing a cyclist, for my own curiosity...

Before I go to the hassle I was hoping someone had already done it?

David.