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Old January 17th 18, 04:34 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
MrCheerful
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Default It makes a change from going up the inside.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...cid=spartandhp
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Old January 17th 18, 04:53 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default It makes a change from going up the inside.

On 17/01/2018 16:34, MrCheerful wrote:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...cid=spartandhp


QUOTE:
Mr Corsini was pronounced dead at the scene. The cyclist was riding a
fixed gear bike which is not road legal, according to police
investigator PC David Keen. He said: “The bike has a fixed gear and no
front brake. In order to slow or speed up he has to use resistance in
his legs.

“The nature of this type of cycle could have made it more difficult to
slow down or speed up.”
ENDQUOTE

An Alliston bike?

As bad as the outcome was, it could conceivably have been worse.
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Old January 17th 18, 05:56 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Jester
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Default It makes a change from going up the inside.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:34:06 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...cid=spartandhp


So the brakes, or lack thereof, were not relevant.

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Old January 17th 18, 07:24 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default It makes a change from going up the inside.

On 17/01/2018 17:56, Simon Jester wrote:

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 4:34:06 PM UTC, MrCheerful wrote:


https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...cid=spartandhp


So the brakes, or lack thereof, were not relevant.


Very relevant according to the witnesses.
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Old January 17th 18, 07:25 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Rob Morley
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Default It makes a change from going up the inside.

On Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:56:58 -0800 (PST)
Simon Jester wrote:

So the brakes, or lack thereof, were not relevant.

He sprinted to get past the truck then was suddenly thrown off the
bike. If you forget you're riding fixed-wheel there's a tendency for
the bike to launch you when you try to leave a leg extended, as you
might to prevent pedal strike when swerving. The fact that the bike
had no front brake probably wasn't relevant but it being a fixie may
have been the cause of the crash.

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Old January 17th 18, 07:37 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Mr Pounder Esquire
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Default It makes a change from going up the inside.

Rob Morley wrote:
On Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:56:58 -0800 (PST)
Simon Jester wrote:

So the brakes, or lack thereof, were not relevant.

He sprinted to get past the truck then was suddenly thrown off the
bike. If you forget you're riding fixed-wheel there's a tendency for
the bike to launch you when you try to leave a leg extended, as you
might to prevent pedal strike when swerving. The fact that the bike
had no front brake probably wasn't relevant but it being a fixie may
have been the cause of the crash.


"If you forget you're riding fixed-wheel"
I thought better of you than that.

Next time I use the road, I really must remember what sort of road vehicle
I'm using.
It won't be a bicycle.


 




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