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  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,962
    looked at my saddlebag this morning and the light bracket looked a little sketchy, so I threaded a tiewrap through the bracket and the loop on the saddlebag.

    Stopped at a junction 20miles into the ride to put the light on and discovered that the loop on the saddlebag had failed and thus the light (and tiewrap) had slid off......

    ..... looks like we're going to be starting a "recommend me a light" a little earlier this year.
  • Wasn't sure where to post this news article, but here might do...

    Lorry firm S&J Transport ordered to close, following death of Dr Suzanns Bull on her bike in 2017, because the driver had a tray on his dashboard blocking the view... And the firm were aware of the driver's practice of doing this!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-54029112
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • lesfirthlesfirth Posts: 1,101

    Wasn't sure where to post this news article, but here might do...

    Lorry firm S&J Transport ordered to close, following death of Dr Suzanns Bull on her bike in 2017, because the driver had a tray on his dashboard blocking the view... And the firm were aware of the driver's practice of doing this!

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-54029112

    It just makes me feel very sad that the plain stupidity of the driver and his employer has cost this woman her life.
    All the censored blocking his view would have to be removed for the vehicle to pass its annual test.
    I suppose S&J Transport will now be trading under another name .
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,992
    edited November 2020
    First day out on a Faux Commute and i'm taken out by some twunt who thought passing someone with less than 5cm distance ( and forgetting that wing mirrors jutted out further) , but blamed me because i didn't move out of his way when he blew his horn just as he reached the 3 quartering position as i kept my road position ( secondary) to avoid hitting a pot hole.
    Ended up leaning up against his van as they passed, before refusing to give me insurance details on the basis that "he had somewhere to be and didn't have time for this censored ".
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 3,370

    First day out on a Faux Commute and i'm taken out by some twunt who thought passing someone with less than 5cm distance ( and forgetting that wing mirrors jutted out further) , but blamed me because i didn't move out of his way when he blew his horn just as he reached the 3 quartering position as i kept my road position ( secondary) to avoid hitting a pot hole.
    Ended up leaning up against his van as they passed, before refusing to give me insurance details on the basis that "he had somewhere to be and didn't have time for this censored ".

    Have you got his licence plate details or video?
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,992
    elbowloh said:



    Have you got his licence plate details or video?

    yes
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,992
    edited November 2020
    Ok, so fattening the Curve has just taken it's toll on the bike and gone and snapped 2 spokes on the rear.

    Sigh

    Well, probably business heading in the direction of @thecycleclinic then...
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,992
    Balls. Wheel is toast - a professional looking over it to replace the spokes has spotted 4 cracks in the rim. The hope that it would last until the a set of handbuilts were delivered isn't happening, so it's back to the MTB for the foreseeable.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 2,992
    edited 5 January
    Taking a weak primary to make it clear I'm not using the 55cm wide murderstrip (sorry, useless painted cycle lane) so sitting about 1.4m away from the kerb on a 3.3m wide lane, approaching a pedestrian island 20metres ahead, heading up hill, and i'm at "haven't ridden this or any other hills for about 3 months" level of fitness, so slowish.

    Realise that someone on an e-bike has just joined the road and travelling in my direction, and heading with some speed, and that a WVM driver is still going to try for the overtake before the island, and the other rider decides to gun it, looking to undertake up the inside at the ped island point, just as WVM driver starts pulling across into me, pushing me left - into the rider who's now undertaking...

    Slap the side of the WV who slams on the brakes, and shout at the e-bike rider, who i realise has headphones in and singing away to his hearts content, and is completely oblivious to the **** he's just pulled and just rides away without a care in the world.

    WV driver wound down the window and decided to have a shouting match at me for not being considerate and using the cycle lane like the other rider.

    Welcome to 2021.
    Intent on Cycling Commuting on a budget, but keep on breaking/crashing/finding nice stuff to buy.
    Bike 1 (Broken) - Bike 2(Borked) - Bike 3(broken spokes) - Bike 4( Needs Work) - Bike 5 (in bits) - Bike 6* ...
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,428
    At least here the cycle lanes have either been removed or are covered in so much mud/rocks/branches that WVM cannot see that they are there and say the same.
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