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by drossall
19 Mar 2008, 9:14pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: changing to a triple
Replies: 22
Views: 1852

Re: changing to a triple

Also looking to move up from 7 to 9 speed. If I'm changing the rear derailier anyway, can I change this to something with a 30 on it for the bigger hills? Thanks for responses. Don't quite understand the question. The derailleur doesn't have a 30 on it - that's the block (cassette or freewheel). If...
by drossall
18 Mar 2008, 9:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many of you always wear a helmet?
Replies: 291
Views: 23737

It doesn't need to. All that is required is for people to believe that it does, and act accordingly to "protect" themselves.
by drossall
14 Mar 2008, 8:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many of you always wear a helmet?
Replies: 291
Views: 23737

Frankly, I can't see the data presented scientifically enough either way, and there are other complicating factors, such as driver behaviour, which make the specific issue of helmet-wearing diffcicult to get right. I think there are plenty of data presented scientifically, but they are inconclusive...
by drossall
13 Mar 2008, 10:09pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: You don't pay road tax!
Replies: 98
Views: 16633

We've got a Fiesta.
by drossall
13 Mar 2008, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many of you always wear a helmet?
Replies: 291
Views: 23737

sounds like the reasons stated against the compulsory wearing of seatbelts Not exactly. Seat belts when implemented, AIUI, produced a clear benefit in the national accident statistics to car occupants*. Helmets, AFAIK, haven't. * But an equal and opposite disbenefit to those outside cars, resulting...
by drossall
12 Mar 2008, 10:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many of you always wear a helmet?
Replies: 291
Views: 23737

thirdcrank wrote:When the shabby victim blamers scrape you up off the road, a helmet means they have one less thing to crow about.


AFAIK no attempt to reduce compensation for non-helmet-wearing has succeeded, at least where the victim and his/her lawyers knew enough to challenge it?
by drossall
12 Mar 2008, 8:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How many of you always wear a helmet?
Replies: 291
Views: 23737

I started well before (plastic) helmets were invented, and I never wear one.

I'm baffled by the number of cyclists who have been saved by their helmets, because head injuries were almost unknown before they were invented.
by drossall
11 Mar 2008, 11:39pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Out for a cushy ride: Cyclists Special, 1955
Replies: 17
Views: 2622

I suspect that the Cyclists' Special film mentioned by the OP has been ripped off from this DVD. I'm waiting for them to bring out Cyclists Abroad from the same stable, but AFAIK there are no plans.
by drossall
9 Mar 2008, 8:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Lane Signage Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

I understand what you mean about sticking to your guns, but sometimes you have to choose between half what you want and nothing. I share some of your reservations about the level of endorsement, but I also want to recognise that the CTC moved things on from a worse position. Therefore I am cautious ...
by drossall
9 Mar 2008, 6:23pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Lane Signage Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

You're right of course - lobbying is a better word. What I was trying to get at is that even lobbyists must have to show some give and take. If you come over as unreasonable and unwilling to listen to what the other person sees as a sensible point of view, you're less likely to be listened to next t...
by drossall
9 Mar 2008, 4:05pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Lane Signage Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

I'd imagine that the CTC were effectively involved in negotiations, and needed to accept the best form of wording they could get. Nevertheless: ...these facilities ...can make your journey safer would appear to be strictly true, but more accurately stated as: ...these facilities ...can make your jou...
by drossall
9 Mar 2008, 3:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Lane Signage Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

The fine that the original poster mentioned was probably the Daniel Cadden case in Telford a couple of years ago. Daniel was riding fast downhill, and was pulled over for delaying motorists by not riding to the left of the white line marking the edge of the carriageway. Later, in court, the magistra...
by drossall
9 Mar 2008, 3:02pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycle Lane Signage Query
Replies: 19
Views: 1657

No. The order is not to use the pedestrian side (although I believe that pedestrians may still use the cyclists' side - in the same way as they may walk on the road). The only way that using a cycle path may be made compulsory is by making a No Cycling order for the road. It is fundamental to an und...
by drossall
9 Mar 2008, 2:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks saddle adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Read Sheldon Brown on saddles. For what you want to do, a leather saddle is no different from any other. There are some photographs here.
by drossall
3 Mar 2008, 11:16pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Mothers Day
Replies: 4
Views: 528

Would that be Mothers' Day or Mothering Sunday? :)