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by Bicycler
19 May 2016, 3:56pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6371

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic h

Those who are clearly anti-helmet are trotting out all the old facts about NZ and other places with helmet laws as a reason to not wear helmets. This is not the case. I guess this is aimed at me, I "trotted" out the NZ statistics. Do you discount the evidence from NZ because it is old? Do...
by Bicycler
19 May 2016, 2:39pm
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic hats)
Replies: 119
Views: 6371

Re: "Chopper" Cyclist killed in 3-rider collision (Plastic h

It is regrettable that the report of a cyclist's death had to become an opportunity for helmet evangelism (and the inevitable backlash). Aside for being completely disrespectful, both to the deceased and the considered personal choices of the fellow cyclists being addressed, it is also a completely ...
by Bicycler
18 May 2016, 11:22pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester’s “integrated, multi-modal transport network"
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Manchester’s “integrated, multi-modal transport network"

Oh, you cynic! :wink:
It clearly means "we didn't have enough space once we'd prioritised the cars so you plebs will have to share" :twisted:
by Bicycler
18 May 2016, 2:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111286

Re: New Route Planner

I'm not sure about the cycling GPSs, but IIRC the outdoor models (etrex etc.) have a setting for adjusting the amount of pre-warning under the bizarre heading of "off road transitions" in the routing menu.
by Bicycler
17 May 2016, 10:13pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long touring without front panniers
Replies: 46
Views: 4591

Re: Long touring without front panniers

Rather than buying a new bike you could just replace the suspension fork. Surly have a few suspension corrected forks with front carrier braze-ons. Or you could use any suitable rigid fork and a clamp on or axle-mounted carrier.
by Bicycler
17 May 2016, 10:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111286

Re: New Route Planner

The dual carriageway might be a mapping or routing issue. Richard - does cycle.travel recognise turn restriction relations where the 'via' role is a way rather than a node? Last time I checked I don't think that OSRM did.
by Bicycler
17 May 2016, 12:34pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Manchester’s “integrated, multi-modal transport network"
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Manchester’s “integrated, multi-modal transport network"

http://road.cc/content/news/190016-vide ... astructure

Haven't had chance to see this yet but it looks lethal. For once I'm glad that my local authority doesn't have any aspirations beyond easily-avoided, rubbish, shared-use pavements.
by Bicycler
15 May 2016, 2:38pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 41
Views: 4348

Re: Janet Street Porter

IMO pedestrians often get the worse of things- being herded to inconvenient crossings and always having to be aware that the pavement may not always be exclusively used by pedestrians. Nah, I don't buy that. Pedestrians are also victims of the tyranny of the motocracy but cyclists have it worse... ...
by Bicycler
14 May 2016, 1:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid Bike - Beginners Quetsions
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid Bike - Beginners Quetsions

Bicycler - I had assumed that the Norco having more gears would be advantageous? When you say lower gearing that means the Pinnacle has the "easier" gears? Whereas the Norco having more/higher gears would mean I could theoretically go faster? I doubt I will come close to pushing either of...
by Bicycler
13 May 2016, 11:42am
Forum: On the road
Topic: Janet Street Porter
Replies: 41
Views: 4348

Re: Janet Street Porter

IMO pedestrians often get the worse of things- being herded to inconvenient crossings and always having to be aware that the pavement may not always be exclusively used by pedestrians. Nah, I don't buy that. Pedestrians are also victims of the tyranny of the motocracy but cyclists have it worse. Pe...
by Bicycler
12 May 2016, 7:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Hybrid Bike - Beginners Quetsions
Replies: 18
Views: 1367

Re: Hybrid Bike - Beginners Quetsions

Welcome to the forum :D Some people do like suspension on hybrids but they are a minority. The biggest concern for you isn't the weight cost of suspension, it is that a suspension fork prevents the fitting of full mudguards. Out of those three, I'd say the pinnacle looks the most versatile. It has t...
by Bicycler
12 May 2016, 3:30pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Long touring without front panniers
Replies: 46
Views: 4591

Re: Long touring without front panniers

Sweep wrote:
Ridgie wrote:I'm currently in a position to buy a fairly light touring bike, (titanium) that will not accommodate front panniers.

Got to ask (or you never learn) - why won't it accommodate front panniers?

Same query here. You don't need braze ons to fit a front carrier
by Bicycler
12 May 2016, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111286

Re: New Route Planner

Maybe for cycle.travel you could do something similar to the Mapbox approach but, within the UK, recruit volunteers -- after all, it is a free service to use -- who would investigate notified corrections local to them and confirm or deny them. Of course, this still relies on those volunteers agreei...
by Bicycler
11 May 2016, 4:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Cycle Travel question!
Replies: 762
Views: 111286

Re: New Route Planner

The map/routing page doesn't seem functional for me at the moment. My browser has crashed and I've received "long running script" notifications several times. My browser is Microsoft Edge. It seems you're using the Opencyclemap maps and Cyclestreets routing. Has the routing algorithm been ...
by Bicycler
11 May 2016, 1:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bikes on Northern Rail trains
Replies: 13
Views: 2780

Re: Bikes on Northern Rail trains

That's another reason to consider a reservation on the limited stop Transpennine Express services. They go to Preston via Wigan and the WCML instead of the line through Bolton and Chorley. That said, http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ will provide up to date information about whether your journey is cur...