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HousecatHST

Member since Aug 2014 • Last active Jun 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You would need to have the policy at the time of incident for it to give you cover. So if he’d had a contents policy when he was in the uk.

    Whilst some people don’t have a contents policy a lot of people do and it’s a little known cover so I still think it’s worth reminding people.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It’s also worth remembering that if you have a home contents insurance policy it’ll have at least £2million personal liability insurance. This covers you for your legal liability as a cyclist(not racing)

    So in this case your insurer would have defended/ settled the claim on your behalf and it would cover the cost of defending the claim (appointing solicitors etc) and any damages.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Oh yeah, he loves to jump on any story about a cyclist and a pedestrian, especially before any of the facts are know and regularly makes himself look stupid.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Don’t Enigma have there very own very loooong running thread a bit like this on singletrack

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cheers that’s the closest I’ve seen to what I’m looking for.

    I was hoping for shimano, as my only experience of sram was a dreadful gripshift from 20plus years ago. But I’m sure they’ve improved since then.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Think about building up my road logic again, but want to have a 1x11 set up after have a good experience with the xt on my cargo bike.

    Why can’t I find a group set I can buy off the shelf ? I need the chainset and get that I’ll have to pick up some caliper brakes separately as most 1x11 set ups are disc brake related. I was also hoping it wasn’t going to cost more than £500 and that the cassette would work with my shimano rear hub, too much to ask?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I’m not sure that motorcycle get it any easy than cyclist, there in an even small minority than pedal cyclists 1% vs 2% of journeys. What they do get is the benefit of doubt of the careful and competent test which seams to hold people to a much lower bar when compared to the current cyclist offence wording and more importantly allows a value judgement by a jury or rule braking fellow motorists.

    I do think motorists suffer from the same casual generalisation that cyclists have to listen to.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My issues is that I really done think you can judge a cyclist and a motorist in the same way.

    A motor vehicle takes up the full lane and swerving isn’t an option in normal circumstances when a ped appears in the lane in front of them. It’s not the same for a cyclist, a ped and the cyclist can pass each other in the same lane safely. Also given cyclists own vulnerability they cant just perform an emergency stop without taking into account the traffic conditions around them at the time, you could very easily end up under a bus like that.

    These are all issues that solicitors acting for cyclists need to get better at arguing, given that there fighting against a jury and judge who in all likelihood won’t have any sphere of reference of what a carful and competent cyclists would do given these circumstances.

    In some respects I hope that the Briggs campaign gets there way with the change to the law as the wanton and furious cycling charge is way too easy to get a conviction, it holds cyclists to level of perfection that you don’t get with the motoring offences. If the cyclist offence come in and are apply in the same way a motoring offences then the conviction rate will fall to zero.

    Not that any of this is a good thing, I’d prefer that motorist were held to the same standard as cyclists currently are.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    You wouldnt think it’s ok for a car driver to honk the horn and drive around a pedestrian who has stepped out without stopping

    I don’t think you’d get much argument to that here. However the courts clearly have a very different view of cyclists involved in serious injuries and motorists. Wanton and furious driving offence has a 100% conviction rate in the last 10 and every one of those cyclists has gone to prison for between 50% - 75% of the full tariff, regardless of a couple of them admitting the offence at the earliest opportunity.

    If only careless driving had that level of success at getting convictions and custodial sentences the road would much safer and we’d need to build about 10 new prisons, a year!

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    I find it bazaar that a cyclist shouting a warning is almost seen as an aggravating factor for a cyclist but if a motorist sounds their horn it would been seen as prudent. I don’t think there is any evidence that this cyclist was prioritising shouting over braking, you can do both. I also think its not a straight forward for a cyclist to just perform a emergency stop in heavy traffic given there own vulnerability they could very easily end up under bus.

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