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by Lance Dopestrong
6 Oct 2014, 1:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS and bar height
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: KOPS and bar height

I dont think KOPS is scientific simply a good starting point Absolutely. Some very high profile bike designers such as Joe Breeze and Jim Felt have spoken out against it. I use it as a starting point, but you'll move forward and backwards in the saddle so much any way, depending on the power output...
by Lance Dopestrong
5 Oct 2014, 12:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: KOPS and bar height
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: KOPS and bar height

This is well worth a read and a mull..


http://www.bikepro.com.au/diy-bike-fitting
by Lance Dopestrong
4 Oct 2014, 8:21am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Top Gear Protests
Replies: 241
Views: 14959

Re: Top Gear Protests

Top Gear is the most profitable programme the BBC have. They make many times its cost in profit selling it around the World. For this reason Clarkson would have to be caught eating a dead orphan before they'd sack him, and if they did any profit hungry commercial channel would bite his fingers off a...
by Lance Dopestrong
30 Sep 2014, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Only cyclists
Replies: 64
Views: 4525

Re: Only cyclists

In was carless for a while, but missus is disabled so had to buy a motor again.
by Lance Dopestrong
29 Sep 2014, 5:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Frame tube stiffness - old and new
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Frame tube stiffness - old and new

501 is a main-tube set. Because its butted its strength will differ according to the position on the tube you're testing at.


In mechanical terms it has similar characteristics to 4130 and 531, although 531 is a specification for an entire tubeset and not just the material.
by Lance Dopestrong
28 Sep 2014, 6:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bad riding posture?
Replies: 19
Views: 2135

Re: Bad riding posture?

There's no right or wrong with a bike fit. Some interesting info...

http://www.bikepro.com.au/diy-bike-fitting
by Lance Dopestrong
28 Sep 2014, 2:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Do councils have a duty of care over cycle paths?
Replies: 18
Views: 1612

Re: Do councils have a duty of care over cycle paths?

I had a similar thing. Some years ago I was wiped off my VMax by an elderly lady on a Mondeo. My Arai lid was damaged, and the insurers were offering only half the £350 replacement cost. When I questioned this they claimed the lid was used - which it surely was, thanks to their customer - and they w...
by Lance Dopestrong
27 Sep 2014, 9:07pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: accident claims
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: accident claims

You guys have just beautifully illustrated the difference between a cyclist, and an idiot who just happens to ride a bike. It's pedantry, but I feel a worthy one.
by Lance Dopestrong
27 Sep 2014, 8:54pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: High low flashing front LED light
Replies: 47
Views: 3824

Re: High low flashing front LED light

Provided the light is otherwise BS marked it is legal to run it in flashing mode, even if it's the only light. Photosensitive epilepsy is typically triggered by a stroboscopic rate of 3 to 30 Hz (flashes per second). I've a family member who suffers, and they reckon that while some sufferers are as ...
by Lance Dopestrong
27 Sep 2014, 7:56am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Motorists have ruined England
Replies: 42
Views: 4305

Re: Motorists have ruined England

I can remember as a kid in the 60's certain side roads weren't tarmac'd. In the village where I now live the street was built in 1960 and where the road surface is knackered the original concrete road underneath is showing through.
by Lance Dopestrong
27 Sep 2014, 7:51am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: If everyone swapped their car for a bike?
Replies: 89
Views: 5843

Re: If everyone swapped their car for a bike?

Jeez I hope it never happens. Bike parking facilities are bad enough at work as it is.
by Lance Dopestrong
27 Sep 2014, 7:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Cars doing 75mph past a primary school.
Replies: 31
Views: 3708

Re: Cars doing 75mph past a primary school.

Why does anyone need to drive at 75mph anywhere, never mind past a school?
by Lance Dopestrong
25 Sep 2014, 9:19pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off bicycle. Driver won't give insurance details
Replies: 35
Views: 6445

Re: Knocked off bicycle. Driver won't give insurance details

They're lawfully obliged to report an injury RTC, period. Matters arising from insurance have no impact on the requirement to report these.
by Lance Dopestrong
25 Sep 2014, 8:05pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Knocked off bicycle. Driver won't give insurance details
Replies: 35
Views: 6445

Re: Knocked off bicycle. Driver won't give insurance details

He is not obliged to provide insurance details at the road side, as the link above provided by irc shows. He is oblige to provided... 1) name and address. There is case law that the address of a solicitor satisfies the address requirement. 2) should it be different, the name and address of the owner...
by Lance Dopestrong
24 Sep 2014, 8:49am
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Police Video
Replies: 11
Views: 2487

Re: Police Video

Indeed, there is no firm link between deterrence effect and severity of punishment. However, there is an indisputable public safety link with severity. Banned drivers tend not to cut up cyclists from their bus. Imprisoned murderers aren't in a position to kill any innocent members of the public from...