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salmonchild

Member since Mar 2007 • Last active Aug 2019

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Got a Pashley E-Type ladyback tandem that unfortunately I will have to move on as I have no storage since my grandfather's house is being sold.

    It is in tidy original condition with a bag of spares (including a rear axle to replace the cracked one currently in there), would there be any interest in taking it off my hands for anywhere near the £300 mark? Can get photos later in the week if helpful.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Spotted on Reddit.

    That stem wrench is amazing.

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    There are 'clubs' you can join and buy over the counter. Just keep your wits about you with the reps/promo guys in las ramblas.

  • in General
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    Craziest interaction on the road for a long time- lady on a bike pulled out right in front of me as I was heading north into Broadway market, literally sailed right out without looking either way or modulating speed. After evading I then pass and say something like 'fucking look' and then it got wild:

    Started laying into me saying I'm misogynist pig, a nasty violent male, and then to top it off repeatedly shouts to passers by and people sitting outside the restaurants that I am a rapist and I am raping her.

    She literally went from 0-100 in under second escalating way beyond what the situation called for. She looks like a local and it is ringing bells of a similar but less aggy experience about a year ago but I'm not 100% sure.

    Probably should have just ridden off as soon as she started up but the urge to correct what she was saying about me was really strong given how public the forum.

  • in Frame Builders
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    They said over a year ago. At least twice.

  • in Rider Down
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    Prob biggest thing from this for me is- get a lawyer involved ASAP!

    Because he didn't counter claim, this has left him with the full burden of costs which otherwise would have been capped/reduced.

    Still think 50:50 apportioning of blame is incorrect in this case.

  • in Rider Down
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    Oh and also I always shout 'stand still' or 'don't move' to peds in this type of situation- works pretty well most of the time and then you can pick a side to pass rather than a 50/50 leave it to chance situation.

  • in Rider Down
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    Read your comment in the Crossing thread- interesting point about braking rather than sounding warning (other than that this seems to be the default for bus/lorry drivers as they pile into crossings), I on my bike will always prefer to look for a way through rather than emergency stopping. This used to come from the years I rode brakeless but now is a choice as I'm terrified of any vehicles behind me not pulling up as fast and crushing me.

    Interestingly from what I've read I can't see the judge referring to exactly what the rider could have done to prevent the crash. Yes we have a duty to not hit people even if they have put themselves into a dangerous position but there will be cases where it is unavoidable. What i did read is that he blew a horn, shouted, applied brakes and swerved- what more than moderating his approach speed could reasonably be done?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'd take look at the Moto G7- really good value at around £200 and might tick off all your requirements and you can buy in the UK market without worrying about scams/tax/customs/warranty/returns.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Highlighting refugee issues?

    After watching the MIA documentary I'm hoping her profile gets bigger again now after the post super bowl lul.

    Edit-

    Surprised she accepted really, would have put her down as refusing any Empire related tosh.

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