One for you lawyers/solicitors out there

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Mac66, 4 Mar 2008.

  1. Mac66

    Mac66 Senior Member

    The landlord of the site where I work provides cycle parking in the form of "wheelbender racks".;)

    If I bring this issue to the attention of the landlord and subsequently my wheel gets bent, does the landlord bear any liability for the damage, on the grounds of contributory negligence?

  2. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Seems like a personal problem to me. You have identified the weakness in your wheels using these racks which have been designed for the purpose. IMO, the landlord cannot be held liable. I have no legal training, just offering an opinion.
  3. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Definitely got a case by the sounds of it. Take the bastard to the European Court of Human Rights.
  4. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    what is a wheelbender rack?
  5. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Aha... you must be a judge! xx(
  6. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    ? xx(

    sorry, i'm slow today...
  7. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    As in judges asking stuff fundamental to the case, like "what is the internet?" etc... (anyone seen my coat?)
  8. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Wheelbender stands are the ones that have a small post with a V shaped type of slot that the front or back wheel goes into. If the bike moves in the stand the wheel takes all the force and bingo, a bent wheel.
  9. trustysteed

    trustysteed Guest

    ah yes, i know which ones you mean now.

    fnaar xx(

  10. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member


    That'll be £500 plus VAT. xx(
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    lucky that patrick's got a half price sale on xx(
  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    I'd have said your to blame. If you're using something that you know could damage the bike.Thats like parking a car in a parking space & blaming the landord for it being damaged.

    Opt out may be if its provided & has to be used, with no other means of keeping it safe available or allowed.
  13. The landlord accepts no responsibility for damage to vehicles or their contents left on these premises. I reckon that applies to bikes too.
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    I think that Patrick's long and comprehensive answer says it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Haitch

    Haitch Flim Flormally

    Is it just my experience but don't bikes* in Britain have kick stands? and, if not, why not?

    * Ordinary run-of-the-mill bikes
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