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  1. If you go down the Islabikes route and want to...

    If you go down the Islabikes route and want to know the size, go to http://www.islabikes.com/us/bike_pages/pdfs/sizes/Size_Chart-USA_web.pdf - I don't know what their resale value in the US is (only...
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    Ok - user fees following a municipal bond. Qu....

    Ok - user fees following a municipal bond.

    Qu. 1 Who would buy the bond?

    Drivers? - they object to cyclists mostly on principal (so-called). They would only buy them if there was a decent...
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    1. Take training wheels (offence against the...

    1. Take training wheels (offence against the trades descritpion act [UK reference]) - they train nowt'
    2. take pedals off
    3. lower saddle so she can rech ground easily
    4. get her to "walk" the...
  4. Common complaint in the UK - "Cyclists are always...

    Common complaint in the UK - "Cyclists are always riding at night without lights, can't be seen and are stupidly risking their lives!".

    Q. How do you know?
    A. I see them all the time!
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    The UK registration (aka Vehicle Excise Duty...

    The UK registration (aka Vehicle Excise Duty [VED]) is based on vehicle emissions, so very small engined cars and electric vehicles have zero VED.

    On the other hand, if if there is a tax on...
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    As some of you may remember, I'm a fan of...

    As some of you may remember, I'm a fan of Islabikes, since they're beautifully proportioned and equipped - and therefore a tad expensive. However I checked up on her website and looked for her 16"...
  7. Buncha nancy boys if you ask me. I remember when...

    Buncha nancy boys if you ask me. I remember when I were a lad, me dad broke a pedal spindle during a 12-hour time trial. He simply got a bolt out of 'is saddlebag, pushed it between 'is achilles...
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    Congrats Squeeze, to you and your son. One small...

    Congrats Squeeze, to you and your son. One small point. I wonder if there could be an auto-correct on this site which replaces the phrase "training wheels" with "utterly useless device which...
  9. Thread: Tdf 2014

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    Latest news on Cav: Tour de France: Mark...

    Latest news on Cav: Tour de France: Mark Cavendish crashes in stage 1 sprint | Cyclingnews.com
  10. Thread: Tdf 2014

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    It looks as tho' Cav has a dislocated collarbone,...

    It looks as tho' Cav has a dislocated collarbone, not broken as most of us first thought
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    We've taught a couple of 3 year olds in the last...

    We've taught a couple of 3 year olds in the last month or so, so go for it. Depending on your budget and at the risk of sounding like an agent for the Islabike brand, check out their Portland...
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    I take your point, John - I misread it as...

    I take your point, John - I misread it as referring to the comparative collision fault figures.
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    Not quite sure how you arive at the conclusion...

    Not quite sure how you arive at the conclusion that there have been no such measurements in the UK or Oz, John, since the two websites giving the figures listed are recent
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    Good on the two of you - it's been an interesting...

    Good on the two of you - it's been an interesting thread.

    I caught the bit about the temp being 100F - ouch! Living in a country where 80F constitutes a heatwave, I salute both of you. Being a...
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    I find the difference in figures on who is more...

    I find the difference in figures on who is more likely to be at fault in driver/cyclist collisions between US, Australian and UK figures most interesting. In the UK and Oz it is the driver, while in...
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    I read this argument ("cycling is dangerous")...

    I read this argument ("cycling is dangerous") pretty frequently. when I ask why, the answer is, usually, "You might be hit by a car/truck/pickup, etc.

    But being hit by a car, etc., isn't cycling,...
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    From what I've read on this side of the pond, the...

    From what I've read on this side of the pond, the wording seems pretty much standard across most states. And again, from what I've read, most drivers stop reading at "shall ride as far to the right...
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    [QUOTE=JoeyBike;16791327]Well, that would depend...

    Having seen one or two of your videos Joeybike, I understand why you use narrow bars. However, he was riding a perfectly normal mtb/hybrid and I doubt that they were more than 28/30" wide, judging...
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    Were they crossing against the lights? With the...

    Were they crossing against the lights? With the lights?

    Were they crossing through 65mph+ traffic?

    Would the 2 mile detour have led to them going through a road network which was safer for such...
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    Which way? Left or right? If you'd moved to...

    Which way? Left or right?

    If you'd moved to the left he'd have hit you directly from behind and would have claimed (however unjustly) that you had moved in front of him.

    If you'd moved to the...
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    Agreed, but, in this case, his use of the mobile...

    Agreed, but, in this case, his use of the mobile had nothing whatsoever to do with the collision and not even the use of a mirror would have prepared the rider for being hit in such a monumentally...
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    ONE: register all bikes - which means identifying...

    ONE: register all bikes - which means identifying each and everyone, using manufacturer, model, colour and bike serial number (you know, the ones which are particularly vulnerable to rust and...
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    1. Check with trailer makers such as Burley about...

    1. Check with trailer makers such as Burley about minimum age for use. Ditto child seat manufacturers

    2. Bikes with a child trailer on the back are more visible and with a flag and a brightly...
  24. Thread: Help!!

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    1. Cycling uses your quads in ways which are...

    1. Cycling uses your quads in ways which are different to what you experience when running.

    2. In spite of this, your thighs shouldn't be in agony after only 5 minutes

    3. This suggest to me...
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    I suspect that the most beneficial result of the...

    I suspect that the most beneficial result of the 3' law is that it will be easier to prosecute in the case of a collision, since the driver will, assuming that it can be proved it was his fault, be...
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