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 Post subject: Road Humps and Cushions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2005 13:47 
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Road Humps and Cushions

Ah,….those who support these clearly do not drive nor do they ride bikes! :shock: :? :wink:

Bicycle suspension is non existent compared to a car – so if you feel these things in the car – think how the poor cyclist feels when he goes over them! :shock: :? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Worn surfaces on them – they have to be the worst maintained of all surfaces once erected :furious: – and they wear quickly because of the protrusions as well. In icy conditions – lethal to cyclists! :frurious:

Not only do they wreck a bike’s very delicate suspension system – they also cause the head set to wear,

So – approach in primary position – at gently steady pace and lift your weight off the saddle to minimise bike shock and – um shock to – your um – other pride and joy! :lol: :lol:

Cushions are supposed to "help" buses – not seen much evidence of this – :roll: but for the cyclist - easier than the hump - just :roll: – they can approach in primary position and simply ride between the cushions and move to a more appropriate position after passing them.

Not a great fan of humps - cause more problems than they seek to solve.

Bit like forests of speed cams really then! :roll: :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2005 16:14 
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speed cushions are IMO one of the most dangerous of misguided, ignorant road "safety" policy decisions. most drivers tend to concentrate on them to line up and hit the edges, thus minimising the bounce. As opposed to concentrating on the road, watching the pavements for darting kids etc etc etc...

Also, I'm informed that the "negative camber" effect on the wheels together with the shock created when they do this stresses suspension components in ways they're not designed for.

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speed bumps just make it easier to keep up with the cars.. although it is annoying when you have to brake to avoid going up the inside of them.

cushions and incomplete bumps are indeed a problem..... i came off at the start of the bike in a duathlon going the flat (and evidently slippery) route round one :oops: (got a good oooh off the crowd when i finished tho ) :lol:

the chicanes & give way trafficcalmings are also a problem as drivers dont often feel the need to give way to bikes... or where they have a cycle lane down the side the debris just collect in them and its never swept :roll:


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