Little Things You Hate

Binaural

Eats Squid
It was a shared path with pedestrians. Which makes that driver even more of a moron.

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To flesh that answer out a bit more - you're required to ride on dedicated bike paths "if practical", but no such requirement for exists for shared paths. Therefore no illegal acts were occurring.
 

Oddjob

Eats Squid
To flesh that answer out a bit more - you're required to ride on dedicated bike paths "if practical", but no such requirement for exists for shared paths. Therefore no illegal acts were occurring.
I was more referring to the possibility of hitting a pedestrian at speed while yelling at the cyclists.

But yes, what he said too.

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pink poodle

Clinically Inane
Correct me if I'm wrong - and I'm not trying to make excuses for that dickhead driver's aggressive, dangerous behaviour - but isn't there a perfectly good bike lane right there, that these guys were choosing not to ride in?
As a reasonably regular cyclist who mostly uses shared paths with other pedestrians, lives along a very popular shared path, and often takes small kids riding along said path; shared paths are not suitable for people who want to ride fast. If I'm in a hurry I choose to ride the road (or just before going on holiday the not yet in use light rail line...what a great cycleway!). By the look of their kit those guys were likely wanting a bit of a faster ride and have chosen to use the road.
 

Binaural

Eats Squid
LTIH: While accelerating hard off the lights up a short hill on my way into the city, I suddenly stepped on nothing and went arse over apex. Turns out that my Shimano Ultegra cassette has let a single cog go, rotating independent of the rest of the cassette. This has happened to me once before, and I have never heard of it happening to someone else. I am really pissed off, it's as bad as a chain breaking but far less understandable because of how well reinforced that area is. How have Shimano's standards fallen so low? They used to make absoutely bombproof gear.
 

creaky

The obviative
LTIH: While accelerating hard off the lights up a short hill on my way into the city, I suddenly stepped on nothing and went arse over apex. Turns out that my Shimano Ultegra cassette has let a single cog go, rotating independent of the rest of the cassette. This has happened to me once before, and I have never heard of it happening to someone else. I am really pissed off, it's as bad as a chain breaking but far less understandable because of how well reinforced that area is. How have Shimano's standards fallen so low? They used to make absoutely bombproof gear.
Were you part of the East German track cycling team per chance ?
 

dancaseyimages

Likes Dirt
As a reasonably regular cyclist who mostly uses shared paths with other pedestrians, lives along a very popular shared path, and often takes small kids riding along said path; shared paths are not suitable for people who want to ride fast. If I'm in a hurry I choose to ride the road (or just before going on holiday the not yet in use light rail line...what a great cycleway!). By the look of their kit those guys were likely wanting a bit of a faster ride and have chosen to use the road.
I agree some road cyclists should use the road, around the lake in Canberra certain people treat it like a velodrome with verbal abuse directed at Children especially on a Saturday morning. Not putting all the road cyclists in one basket as its only a few bad eggs which do this, and I usually note the bike and riders gear just incase.
 

Dales Cannon

Adminerotic
Staff member
The shared path along Coro Dr can be stupidly dangerous. Bikes going way too fast. Pedestrians all over the place like bovines and kids stopping and jumping around like kids do. In that type of path serious riders should be on the road though I wouldnt want to ride around the guts of Brisbane.
 

creaky

The obviative
The shared path along Coro Dr can be stupidly dangerous. Bikes going way too fast. Pedestrians all over the place like bovines and kids stopping and jumping around like kids do. In that type of path serious riders should be on the road though I wouldnt want to ride around the guts of Brisbane.
Have you ridden along there lately?

It's much improved in the last couple of years with pedestrian and cycle traffic separated. I only ride along there once every couple of weeks after a dirty commute but have not seen any pedestrians/runners etc. wandering from their lanes nor bikes in the pedestrian lanes.
 

fatboyonabike

Likes Bikes and Dirt
so its ok for roadies to abuse me while traveling at mach 5 as I walk along the fernleigh track (shared path) and not have any intention of slowing down or dropping back into single file as they pass..I guess the rules only apply to non road bike users?
I guess I shouldn't tar them all with the same brush, as I met a polite one along the track once.....ONCE!
 

Zaf

Gearbox Frother
"Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split." Robert E Howard

Y'all need to start cracking skulls.
 

Ultra Lord

Beanie Fitment Specialist
so its ok for roadies to abuse me while traveling at mach 5 as I walk along the fernleigh track (shared path) and not have any intention of slowing down or dropping back into single file as they pass..I guess the rules only apply to non road bike users?
I guess I shouldn't tar them all with the same brush, as I met a polite one along the track once.....ONCE!
Nobody said that was ok.

REEEEEE SOME PEOPLE ARE ARSEHOLES SO NOW EVERYONE IS RRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
 

bear the bear

Is a real bear
LTIH: While accelerating hard off the lights up a short hill on my way into the city, I suddenly stepped on nothing and went arse over apex. Turns out that my Shimano Ultegra cassette has let a single cog go, rotating independent of the rest of the cassette. This has happened to me once before, and I have never heard of it happening to someone else. I am really pissed off, it's as bad as a chain breaking but far less understandable because of how well reinforced that area is. How have Shimano's standards fallen so low? They used to make absoutely bombproof gear.
Which sprocket was it? I know both XTR & Dura-ace have had issues in the past with the carriers/ rivets but not Ultegra
 

Oddjob

Eats Squid
LTIH: While accelerating hard off the lights up a short hill on my way into the city, I suddenly stepped on nothing and went arse over apex. Turns out that my Shimano Ultegra cassette has let a single cog go, rotating independent of the rest of the cassette. This has happened to me once before, and I have never heard of it happening to someone else. I am really pissed off, it's as bad as a chain breaking but far less understandable because of how well reinforced that area is. How have Shimano's standards fallen so low? They used to make absoutely bombproof gear.
"Hello. Its your reliable doppelganger. I use a 10 sp 11-36 XT cassette on my silent reliable Lynskey and its great.

Oh and if you rotate your Kmc or Connex chains regularly, you can get the chainrings and cassette to last 8 chains.

Your welcome."

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pink poodle

Clinically Inane
so its ok for roadies to abuse me while traveling at mach 5 as I walk along the fernleigh track (shared path) and not have any intention of slowing down or dropping back into single file as they pass..I guess the rules only apply to non road bike users?
I guess I shouldn't tar them all with the same brush, as I met a polite one along the track once.....ONCE!
So many dickheads use that track.
 

Dales Cannon

Adminerotic
Staff member
Have you ridden along there lately?

It's much improved in the last couple of years with pedestrian and cycle traffic separated. I only ride along there once every couple of weeks after a dirty commute but have not seen any pedestrians/runners etc. wandering from their lanes nor bikes in the pedestrian lanes.
No, not for several years. It was already separated but bikes were passing bikes in the walkies lane. A big splash would have been good.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
Have you ridden along there lately?

It's much improved in the last couple of years with pedestrian and cycle traffic separated. I only ride along there once every couple of weeks after a dirty commute but have not seen any pedestrians/runners etc. wandering from their lanes nor bikes in the pedestrian lanes.
There was a fatality on the Bicentennial Bikeway with a cyclist crashing into railing in 2016.
 

Binaural

Eats Squid
Which sprocket was it? I know both XTR & Dura-ace have had issues in the past with the carriers/ rivets but not Ultegra
That was the problem I had with the one before these - the rivet basically burst out of the plastic surround. I haven't had a chance to check these but I'd bet it's the same thing just off the feel. Have you heard whether those problems were resolved? I don't particularly want to get a SRAM cassette but I don't want to smack my nutsack on the stem again either.
 

bear the bear

Is a real bear
That was the problem I had with the one before these - the rivet basically burst out of the plastic surround. I haven't had a chance to check these but I'd bet it's the same thing just off the feel. Have you heard whether those problems were resolved? I don't particularly want to get a SRAM cassette but I don't want to smack my nutsack on the stem again either.
Shimano never acknowledged the issue but I believe they issued an update to the cassettes themselves. If you google dura-ace creak there is a number of posts on other sites about the issue. However have never heard the same issue with Ultegra.
 
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