• Astana on start list for Il Lombardia but will they be on the start line?1 hour 51 min agoThis will be interesting. I

    This will be interesting. I know its voluntarily - but if Astana wants to repair its image, then this would be a start

  • Exposure Lights Trace TraceR front and rear light set1 hour 53 min agoI've got the Blaze and Strada

    I've got the Blaze and Strada MK5, bought them a month ago. Early days but I quite like them. The "throbbing" mode is one of the main reasons I went with them. I expect them to work wonders in the dark of the winter...

  • Zwift launch online indoor cycling system1 hour 56 min agoRobD wrote:I think this is a

    RobD wrote:
    I think this is a great idea, I like that it's usable not just with smart turbos, but power meters, or even just an ANT speed/cadence sensor, makes it much more accessible to everyone without having to buy a new turbo (although I am quite tempted if this works as well as it seems)
    Running it on an old PC that can live in the garage would be great, and I'm sure if steering was that important to people it'd be easy enough to add a couple of bluetooth buttons to the handlebars that'd let you move around, it's not like you'd steer the bike on the turbo anyway.

    The app supports steering by use of the accelerometers in a handlebar mounted smartphone/tablet, so all you need to do is 'borrow' one of those rotating thingys from the centre of the table at your local Chinese restaurant and mount your front wheel riser-block on it and you can play at going round corners as well.

  • Video: Danny MacAskill goes back to his roots in The Ridge1 hour 57 min agoYep, that didn't help my

    Yep, that didn't help my vertigo issues at all Worried

  • Fresh row in New Forest as council's safety group calls on mass rides to revise routes2 hours 7 min agombrads72 wrote:... Looks like

    mbrads72 wrote:
    ...
    Looks like the BBC had no trouble finding the Audi...

    Unfortunately several news organisations simply find a representative photo to illustrate the story and meet their story style requirements - so this isn't necessarily the Audi but simply an Audi that had similar trouble.

  • When did I turn into a cycling ponce?2 hours 14 min agoKestevan wrote:zanf

    Kestevan wrote:
    zanf wrote:
    Quote:
    my initial rejection of the hilariously overpriced Ti option turned to mild desperation at the lack of an immediately available alternative

    I picked up a pair of Ti skewers with carbon levers for £15!!!!!!

    Christ!
    If it was £15 just to pick them up, how much to actually buy the damned things?

    It was a Chinese eBay special: 99p buy it now but £15 postage. Wink

  • Indiglo 5 1800 lumen LED light close to Kickstarter funding goal2 hours 16 min agoThat type of mounting system

    That type of mounting system is S***, hit some rough roads and your light is coming out, very similar to the exposure of the same size, which jumps out of its mount aswell.

    I'd just get a cree light from ebay for super cheap and it will be just as bright. The only issue with most cheap lights, they come with an external battery.

  • Competition Prizes2 hours 31 min agoJoelsim wrote:I...my 7 year

    Joelsim wrote:
    I...my 7 year old asked me not to wear them out.
    Did you put them on anyways and go ride around with those beautiful things on just to show him you're proud you're the boss of roadcc Fantasy Cycling?... Thinking

  • Families' shock as drunk and speeding driver who admitted killing two cyclists appeals length of sentence2 hours 35 min agopwake wrote:bobinski wrote:He

    pwake wrote:
    bobinski wrote:
    He is appealing his sentence not conviction. This requires a formal positive advice from his legal team. They don't just give them out for the sake of it because they risk criticism from the court of appeal. It is then scrutinised by a single judge who decides whether the application has merit and should go to the full court for consideration. It has merit if the sentencing process raises an arguable rather than fanciful legal issue eg totality or unlawful sentence OR where the sentence might be considered manifestly excessive.
    It will be interesting to see what points his lawyers have raised that satisfied the single judge that the issues should be aired in court. Of course, passing the single judge stage does not mean the appeal will succeed. Most don't.

    I know its the internet and all that but really, some of you should pause and think first about posting. It doesn't make a mockery. Its due process. Its the envy of much of the world and Its transparent. Having looked at sentencing guidelines for his offenses this morning i would be surprised if his appeal was successful but then i don't know what grounds are being raised. And sometimes single judges put applications through to the ct of appeal on the understanding that where earlier court guidance is in conflict now is an opportunity to bring clarity or certainty and that is rarely for the benefit of the person bringing the appeal.

    What it mocks is people who actually go to work every day, earn a living and would likely not be able to afford this kind of representation, while this low-life is, almost certainly, getting it for free.
    You can spin it any which way you like, but if the sentence is within the guidelines the only people who should be able to appeal are the victims or victims relatives to have it increased if it is not the maximum i.e. favour the victim and not the perpetrator.

    Spin what? I described the process.

  • New old bike - 80s Raleigh equipe2 hours 39 min agoRaleigh Equipe - the jade

    Raleigh Equipe - the jade green and white one? I had one of those!

    As others have said, the steel was nothing special, so quite heavy by today's standards, but it was a good bike. I rode mine into the ground over a number of years, with a few complete rebuilds (and a DIY respray - was okay but would never do it myself again) along the way. In the end, had to junk the frame because of a bent top tube and front fork resulting from someone turning right across the road straight across my path...

    If you've got interest in fixed/singlespeed riding, it would make an excellent conversion. I have converted 3 old Peugeots with similar style frames, and at least as heavy as the Equipe. The results have been uniformly great (and very quick).

    In the first instance, simply overhauling what you have (cleaning, regreasing, replacing broken cables, etc) will turn it into a perfectly good bike. Then if you are interested in going further, consider getting second hand bits and pieces to kit it out - keeps it cheap. Potential sources for these:
    * Bike jumbles
    * For Sale section on road.cc
    * For sale on LFGSS
    * eBay

    Probably not worth kitting it out with a nice new 105 groupset or anything like that though!

  • Just in: New Merlin Cycles PR7 costing just £3002 hours 43 min agoAny chance you could measure

    Any chance you could measure the stand-over on this one?

  • Valleys Velo organiser appeals for help tracking down saboteurs (+ video)2 hours 43 min agoThere is a frightening amount

    There is a frightening amount of vitriol towards cyclists which I have felt a couple of times with vehicles deliberately driving at me, and I'm sure have others. I will never understand such hatred towards people you do not know and have never met.

    The general abuse out of windows etc is a little more common but the vitriol is thankfully only a horrid minority - the person who spread these tacks meant to cause harm and clearly has some sort of either destructive nature or a vendetta against cyclists...they need to be found.

  • Oh brother… Astana’s Maxim Iglinskiy joins sibling Valentin in testing positive for EPO2 hours 48 min agoAny self respecting corporate

    Any self respecting corporate sponsor would have thrown in the towel with this team years ago. But only a beetroot republic with a questionable human rights record like Kazakhstan would persist with the PR disaster on two wheels that is Astana.

    Time for the UCI to chuck em out, they're part of the problem not the solution.

  • Video: Danny MacAskill goes back to his roots in The Ridge2 hours 48 min agoQuote: I thought I'd been

    Quote:
    I thought I'd been pretty cool getting to the top of the Inn Pinn but it turns out that unless you carry a bike up you're not even trying...

    I was thinking it was a rule 55 violation Wink

  • Video: Danny MacAskill goes back to his roots in The Ridge2 hours 53 min agoi'd be more impressed if he

    i'd be more impressed if he did it in the rain...

    awesome stuff

  • Families' shock as drunk and speeding driver who admitted killing two cyclists appeals length of sentence2 hours 59 min agoNoelieboy wrote:dp24

    Noelieboy wrote:
    dp24 wrote:
    Noelieboy wrote:

    Hearing about things like this make a mockery of the judicial system.

    It really doesn't.

    I disagree, of course it does.
    How can someone with 67 previous convictions and 15 year driving disqualification who was driving a stolen car, whilst disqualified, at 40mph over the limit, while heavily intoxicated and then drove onto the pavement & KILLED 2 people be allowed to even appeal his sentence. more to the fact how can the lawyers representing him & advising him have the moral decency to even suggest this appeal.
    we are ultimately paying for this appeal procedure.

    I worry about not bringing my bins in on time in case the council fine me yet this guy... FFS!

    No, the appeal doesn't.

    However, the fact that he was not deprived of his liberty on a permanent basis with the previous record very much does.

  • When did I turn into a cycling ponce?3 hours 3 min agozanf wrote:Quote:my initial

    zanf wrote:
    Quote:
    my initial rejection of the hilariously overpriced Ti option turned to mild desperation at the lack of an immediately available alternative

    I picked up a pair of Ti skewers with carbon levers for £15!!!!!!

    Christ!
    If it was £15 just to pick them up, how much to actually buy the damned things?

  • New old bike - 80s Raleigh equipe3 hours 3 min agoI love my 25 year old Raleigh

    I love my 25 year old Raleigh Record Sprint. I know that I've spent way more money on it than I should but it's still feels nice to ride. I replaced the BB on mine for a sealed unit after it had stood for a couple of years. No real need to but it feels that little bit smoother now.

    I enjoy riding with a couple of local clubs and manage to match their pace ..apart from the hills but that's probably down to me more than the weight of the bike.

    It's good to ride something different to the crowd. Just admit to yourself that you aren't going to be the fastest rider out there and enjoy.

  • Cyclist's family "gutted" at news his killer will serve less than half sentence3 hours 5 min agoVery, very sad.

    Very, very sad.

  • London cyclist rides round world on a recumbent - in less than 6 months3 hours 6 min agoWhat a legend. Big

    What a legend. Big congratulations!

  • Indiglo 5 1800 lumen LED light close to Kickstarter funding goal3 hours 8 min agoAs much as I don't like to

    As much as I don't like to put something down before given it a chance, I think I'd rather spend a bit more on an exposure or similar that's gone through various versions and developments and a lot of customer feedback. It looks like they've thought out the design well, and the mounts look pretty good, but I'm a little unconvinced

  • Video: Danny MacAskill goes back to his roots in The Ridge3 hours 15 min agoI'm not going to be trying

    I'm not going to be trying for that Strava segment.

  • Failure of Campagnolo Centaur Powershift ergo3 hours 15 min agoThanks both. I'm 13 stone and

    Thanks both. I'm 13 stone and have been there or thereabouts for all the time I've been using Campag ergos.
    I wondered vaguely whether it might be something to do with the fairly sharp curve of the Easton Ec90 bar I've been using, maybe not giving enough surface area for the ergo to seat itself on. That said, they must designed for use on pretty much every bar.

  • Valleys Velo organiser appeals for help tracking down saboteurs (+ video)3 hours 20 min agoPlenty of lowlife ignoramus

    Plenty of lowlife ignoramus scum in the valleys,lost count the amount of times ive been screamed at through the windows of these vermin and had punishment passes
    Id have no objection to Isis going up there and dispatching these filth to the grave where they belong,inhuman parasite shite,worse than cockroaches

  • Video: Danny MacAskill goes back to his roots in The Ridge3 hours 29 min agoThat blew me away.

    That blew me away.