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653-7410

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active May 2015
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    There's a lot of over-reaction on here. As someone who has no plans to live anywhere, use the roads, get ill or have an accident, send my kid to school, or give a shit about anyone but myself I am confident that everything'll be really good over the next 5 years.

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    Bump... could be tempted by some kona project 2's, or onzasomethings.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've got two related questions.

    Will my C96 in red with Time carbon forks look OK with a Mutant stem that I couldn't resist buying at Ripley Bike Jumble a couple of weeks back?

    Anyone wish to offer me a nice stem suitable for said job. 1" threadless (ideally, could do 1 1/8 with shim), 100mm long, that one that WimVDD posted looks acceptable!

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    For a 1997 Specialized Rockhopper in red. Could be interested in -

    orginal specialized rigid forks - red ideally, perhaps black or white
    or
    cheap as chips alternative
    or
    reasonable price and condition suspension forks - good quality, ideally fox cos i like fox forks. 9mm QR, must be v bake compatible.

    Also any tips on correct geometry welcome... I reckon circa 80mm travel.

    Post or can collect in london. If cheap option collection preferred to keep costs down.

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    Nice. TSX is desgned for professional use and is marginally lighter than SLX from what I have read.

  • in General
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    I am not for one second saying don't check. And I totally agree that looking can negate the need to indicate. But I do think indicating clearly is a damn good idea, and I also know that on a normal road with one lane in each direction indicating right does give an driver behind you an obligation not to overtake. If you can see the oncoming road is clear, and you indicate clearly then wait a few seconds, then if everyone on the road is doing what they should you are safe to turn right without looking because it is a breach of the highway code to overtake a road user indicating right. Bad idea because being right is not much use if you're dead.

    Changing lanes is different as I don't believe that you have any right to change lanes ever unless you have checked it is safe to do so - but we were talking about a right turn I thought.

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    sniffy... you said "not peaceful". A definition of peaceful is "not involving violence" - the moment you said "not peaceful" you suggested it was violent.

    My final words on the matter. I pretty much agree with most of what is on this thread, but I dislike the idea that the victim's family should have some sort of rights over how others respond to a death on the roads (which I believe was inferred or implied by some, intentionally or not), because that death affects us all, not just the family... but obviously others should respond more sensitively than this guy does.

    You're all 90-99.99% right, argument over.

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    Fair enough. I do get where you are coming from in terms of you having a right to dislike and slag off someone who is a bit of an arsehole, and a right to dislike what he does. What I disagre with is the suggstion that he does not have a right to peacefully protest unless he has the victims family's support. He should be a lot more sensitive and considerate, but every single one of us has the right to take another cyclist's death personally and protest as we see fit in response The victims family do not have a right to tell this guy he can't protest, which is what some on here seem to be inferring or implying. (Leaving it a week or two, perhaps after the date of a small family-run vigil, and protesting the site of the collision without mentioning the victim's name would seem to me to be the right thing to do if there is no support from the family, but the guy still has a right to block the roads where the collision happened if he wants, ,imo.)

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