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Re: Non driving cyclists

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 6:50pm
So what are DRL's?

Re: Rear rack safe on Fixie axle?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 September 2014 - 6:02pm
Yeah I've seen those adapters for qr skewers but a fixed axle is wider and held in place by nuts.
What I need to know is if anyone had adapted on to fit a Fixie or if it would be safe (if it would affect the track nuts)?

Re: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 5:58pm
Psamathe wrote:Personally I would contact the club concerned.
Do it if you like, but I hope it goes better for you than it did me. I let a club know about a guy pavement-cycling in their full club kit and the reply was rude enough that I was tempted to sprinkle roofing tacks down because it was a regular habit. I never did because it would probably end up hurting some walker or a dog instead, knowing my luck.

Some cyclists are nasty, just like some of any group are nasty. But most are nice

Re: Rear rack safe on Fixie axle?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 September 2014 - 5:52pm
Stressing the seat stays? How much weight are you planning to take?

P-clips should be fine, or the Axiom Journey Uni-Fit http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... _Rear_Rack comes with loads of fittings and claims to carry 50kg (also available in much-dearer cro-mo steel).

If you really don't fancy it, some seat post racks like http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... p_DLX_Rack claim to go up to 15kg, rather than the typical 10. Still much less than 50, though.

Re: Rear rack safe on Fixie axle?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 September 2014 - 5:41pm
I've seen them but it doesn't seem as strong. And I'b be worried about stressing my seatstays.

Re: Rear rack safe on Fixie axle?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 September 2014 - 5:31pm
don't even think of trying to adapt to fit on your axle, just buy a pair of P clips, about £3, job done

Re: Non driving cyclists

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 5:28pm
I wouldn't know which cars are equipped with DRLs and which are not - as far as I know it's compulsory to have them switched on in daytime, only in the Scandinavian countries and Poland. Personally I deplore the trend because, obviously, I want motorists to stay in the habit of keeping an eye open for everything on the road, not just lit up objects...

Re: Non driving cyclists

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 5:08pm
Don't really see what this has to do with "non driving cyclists". Plenty of drivers aren't up to speed with vehicle construction regulations. My mother wouldn't have a clue what a DRL was despite driving for years. I wouldn't call it ignorance, it's not something you need to know about unless you are (un)fortunate enough to have them on your vehicle. It's only like those people who insist upon telling you that you have left your bike lights on because they don't know about dynamo standlights. I appreciate the considerate thought even if the action was unnecessary.

As for the cyclist and the red lights, I'm not sure that having a driving license makes you any more likely to obey traffic signals on a bike.

I recounted this tale on a recent thread

Bicycler wrote:BTW, I had a brew sat outside a café the other day with a clear view of one part of a traffic light controlled junction. In twenty or thirty minutes there I saw two cyclists who jumped the red or amber lights...


...and 53 drivers.

We see what we want to see

Re: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 5:07pm
I know that our El Capitano would read the riot act to the club if he got a report like that.

Non driving cyclists

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 5:04pm
I was in Glasgow with two bikes on my roof. A cyclist pulled in front of me at the lights and gestured that I had my headlights on. They are of course DRL's. Now a requirement on new cars and I explained this to him.

He then took off with lights still on red and almost got wiped out by a van.

The ignorance and stupidity of some people is scary.

Rear rack safe on Fixie axle?

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 September 2014 - 5:00pm
I just need some help with a few things, I'll try to keep it short.

I'm riding to France on my own in about a week, for a week or two or three if I like it.
Never done any touring before. I used to work as a courier though which explains my first problem.

My only bike is a Fixie (Condor Pista) with horizontal dropouts, no eyelets, but it is drilled for a rear brake. It's got two part track nuts, not a quick release. Will it be safe to attach a rack to the rear axle? It seems like strongest/best place to take the weight. My concern is the rear wheel getting loose and killing me.
And if it can be done, is installation similar to qr skewers? Just widen the hole to fit bigger axle?
Also recomendations for racks would be good, I think I'm taking panniers, Tubus Fly is pretty sexy.

I'm going to start a new thread for my really stupid questions.

Re: Carpets, camels, goats and rocks - Morocco

CTC Forum - Touring & Expedition - 17 September 2014 - 4:53pm
Very sore, but it healed up quickly despite the dirt.

Re: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 4:13pm
Psamathe wrote:Psamathe wrote:Personally I would contact the club concerned.
I suggested because, even if the individual cannot be identified, it might prompt the club to remind all members about road manners, etc. and point everybody that they have received complaints about "riding style" nd that they may be starting to get a bad reputation.

Ian
Agreed. I normally resist the temptation to lump all cyclists together as a group, but if someone is a member of a club (and more so if they are advertising that) then this is an invitation to be treated as a member of that grouping; they are making that positive choice (and their behaviour will reflect on that group).

Re: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 3:27pm
Psamathe wrote:Personally I would contact the club concerned.
I suggested because, even if the individual cannot be identified, it might prompt the club to remind all members about road manners, etc. and point everybody that they have received complaints about "riding style" nd that they may be starting to get a bad reputation.

Ian

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 3:20pm
It's one of the popular legal myths, along with the ones about bikes with wheels less than 20" being classed as toys so being allowed to be used on pavements, and that other one about how you can be done for speeding on a bike if you have a speedometer.

Re: Latest speeding excuse..

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 2:36pm
Bicycler wrote:I think you are reading it wrong:Maybe, but I would so like it to have been law in bygone years....

Re: Punishment Pass - By a Cyclist

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 2:14pm
Bonefishblues wrote:bovlomov wrote:Psamathe wrote:What is a bit worrying is that the individual is probably doing the same to pedestrians, cars, etc [...]
He's probably doing the same whilst driving a car, and as a pedestrian he's probably elbowing slower/weaker people out of the way.

I'm sure it's the same guy who pushed in front of me at the checkout in Finchley Sainsbury's.
Enough to convict, for sure.
Not enough to convict (I don't think either poster intended it to be), but probably correct in essence: Selfish people tend to behave selfishly no matter what form of transport they choose.

Re: Pulled Over By The Police

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 1:15pm
Flinders wrote:It can be difficult. There's a path here through a park. It's even part of the NCN. But it isn't signed once you're in the park, nor identified as a cycle path in any way, even where other paths cross it (with no indications of who should give way), so some pedestrians get aggressive about cyclists using it at all.

Agreed, and that is why I very rarely decide to challenge others about use of paths. People who don't do a particular activity are usually unaware of the exact rules and restrictions of doing that activity.

In my PC's case though, the lack of one way signs should have ended his assertion of me being on a one way street. Unless of course he knew the street to be wrongly signed, in which case he should have been reporting the signage

Re: Pulled Over By The Police

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 12:57pm
Hi,
Bicycler wrote:Indeed, no problem there. He made a mistake and acknowledged it.

The only time I have been stopped was for "riding the wrong way down a one way street". I was exiting the street at the end when I was told I shouldn't be doing that. It was an easy mistake for him to make because there is a no entry sign at the other end of the street so it is effectively one way for through traffic. I pointed to the lack of one way signs and rather than admit a simple mistake he wished to argue the toss "there is no need for signs here, there is a no entry sign" "you must have ignored the no entry sign". I didn't and he was just making assumptions. In the end he said he'd let it go this time but if he saw me ignoring the no entry sign again he'd have to issue a fine Needless to say I wasn't worried enough to feel the need to change my behaviour but it does illustrate how people can dig their heels in rather than admit an error
If I saw a car going the wrong way down a one way street I would probably flag them down even if I was on my bike.
Its not that a cyclist would ever endager another road user going the wrong way, and today are anyone really bothered about cyclist on pavements / using a shortcut illegally....its only jobs worth and car driver cyclist haters.

You endanger yourself every time you put jour leg over bike anyway.

This over the top have a go at cyclist doing something borderline and not exactely dangerous to other road / pavement users takes me back to my youth nearly forty years ago when you only had to ride a motor bike down the road for a bobby of foot to rush into the street and stop you then let you go, just because M/cycles were then always noisey and I happen just to open the throttle above 5K ........going on 10500 rpm

Re: Pulled Over By The Police

CTC Forum - On the road - 17 September 2014 - 12:44pm
Bicycler wrote:Indeed, no problem there. He made a mistake and acknowledged it.

The only time I have been stopped was for "riding the wrong way down a one way street". I was exiting the street at the end when I was told I shouldn't be doing that. It was an easy mistake for him to make because there is a no entry sign at the other end of the street so it is effectively one way for through traffic. I pointed to the lack of one way signs and rather than admit a simple mistake he wished to argue the toss "there is no need for signs here, there is a no entry sign" "you must have ignored the no entry sign". I didn't and he was just making assumptions. In the end he said he'd let it go this time but if he saw me ignoring the no entry sign again he'd have to issue a fine Needless to say I wasn't worried enough to feel the need to change my behaviour but it does illustrate how people can dig their heels in rather than admit an error

It can be difficult. There's a path here through a park. It's even part of the NCN. But it isn't signed once you're in the park, nor identified as a cycle path in any way, even where other paths cross it (with no indications of who should give way), so some pedestrians get aggressive about cyclists using it at all.
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